Day 7 Schedule
Good Evening. All matches for Sunday are scheduled for 12 noon. We will attempt to get as many grass courts available for play as possible. Thetwo main draw finals will have priority. Have a good night and thank you!
***Day 6 Schedule and Rain Provisions *** Possible Grass Court Play ***
Good Evening Players. Thank you for a wonderful tournament. It was a pleasure working with you again this year. All the best on a successful day tomorrow and the rest of the year. Peter Ross will assume directorship for tomorrow and Sunday. Due to the significant rain forecast, arrangements have been made for indoor play. The hard courts were not available until 400pm therefore we will play the matches on indoor clay. Peter Ross's direct number is (248) 885-7375 should you have any questions or the weather has changed for the better. The first set of three matches will begin at 10am.
We will use the followed by system: On Court 1 Crabel v Robinson to be followed by Bennett/Smith v Budde/Crowell to be followed by (not before 230pm) Persons/Robinson v Reynard/Winkler.to be followed by (not before 430pm) P. Moss v Winkler. On Court 2 (10am) Buyckx v Persons to be followed by Vines v B. Moss to be followed by Winner of Webb v Chase v Ljungman to be followed by (not before 300pm) Cash/Vines v Hessler/Tyrell
On Court 3 Webb v Chase to be followed by Lucci v Markes to be followed by (not before 230pm) Stanley v Smith
Obviously, the involvement of players in both singles and doubles, and the limitations of the indoor court availability, forced our hand on this schedule.
Please stay in touch with Peter in case the grass courts are not too wet, and potentially playable in the afternoon. I hope you have a good evening.
DAY 5 MATCH SCHEDULE & WARM UP INFORMATION
Good Evening. Terrific day of tennis! Short and sweet: Singles matches are scheduled and will begin at 11am. Warm up on grass at 1030am. We are hoping for dry courts, if not we may push back 30 minutes, warm up at 11am and matches at 1130am.
Be prepared for the former. Hard courts are available. Main draw doubles times TBD after consolation and main draw singles are completed.
Difficult to establish a not before time for doubles with so many players still involved in singles...not before 230pm. Hopeful! Have a good night.
DAY 4 - MAIN DRAW DOUBLES, CONSOLATION SINGLES, CONSOLATION DOUBLES.
Good evening. Main draw singles will start the day at 11am There will also be 3, 60's backdraw matches to reach the next round. That will be the only consolation singles tomorrow. We will be feeding in the round of 16 losers into the consolation and they will play 2 rounds on Friday. The consolation singles will ONLY feed in through the round of 16. No quarter finald losers will be fed in. Quarter-final main draw doubles will begin @230pm, giving sufficient rest time. Consolation doubles will begin @at scheduled times posted on the draw. We will play to the finals tomorrow in the consolation doubles in both 55 & 60. IF YOU ARE DROPPING OUT OF ANY MATCHES MAIN DRAW OR CONSOLATION, YOU MUST CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY SO I CAN ADJUST STARTING TIMES. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF YOUR FELLOW COMPETITORS AND LET ME KNOW. YOUR COOPERATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
DAY 4 ROUND OF 16 MAIN DRAW SINGLES
Good Late Afternoon. Sweet Sixteen times are posted for both 55 and 60 play. Please check draws and notes for additional playing information.
Player Party at the Wessen Clubhouse from 5:00-9:00pm. Thank you!
Men's 55 Main Draw Doubles Schedule for Day 3
The 5 2nd round matches will be played today on the outdoor hard courts at Wessen Lawn. Hessler-Tyrell v Donalson-McFarland will play at 2pm. Cruzat-Johnson TBD. Chase-Godfrey v Autrey-Steinmetz at 2pm. Friedman-Moss v Balthrop-Cychosz TBD. LaRue-Lakin v Cash-Vines TBD.
The TBD are due to player involvement in consolation singles. Thank you!
***PLAYER/MEMBER/GUEST PLAYER PARTY TONIGHT SEPTEMBER 14 AT 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Food and drink! Everyone is Welcome!!!
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Match Play and Inclement Weather Information
All main draw matches will be the best of three sets. There will be a feed-in-championship as well as additional opportunities for other play (quarter-final for playoffs). If matches are relocated to indoor facilities, pro sets or third set super tie-breaks may be used at the tournament directors discretion. The schedule of all matches will be posted on line and players must report at the time set. Match schedule is subject to change due to weather. Those not present when matches are called will be subject to default. In case of rain, or cessation of play for any reason, players shall not leave the grounds until a decision has been made by the referee as to the resumption of play. There will be a 3/4 playoff in all main draws. At the discretion of the tournament director, the feed-in championship will begin on hard courts, and then switch to grass at which time the schedule permits. The tournament will make every effort to play as many feed-in rounds on grass as possible. Play will move indoors as last resort to insure tournament completion.Please call the tournament director at 248.660.3810 or check the USTA website for weather updates.
Dress Code & Pro Shop
All-White attire is mandatory. Minor trim or piping is acceptable. Small logos are also acceptable. Swatches of colorer large logos are not acceptable. Tennis shoes should be predominantly white. Grass court shoes are strictly prohibited.
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
SINGLES WINNER: $1500 FINALIST: $1000 3RD PLACE: $500 4TH PLACE $400
QUARTER FINALISTS: $200
DOUBLES WINNERS: $1500 PER TEAM FINALISTS: $1000 PER TEAM 3RD PLACE: $600 PER TEAM 4TH PLACE: $400 PER TEAM
FEED IN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: $500 FINALIST: $400 3RD PLACE: $200 4TH PLACE: $100
CONSOLATION DOUBLES WINNER:$300 PER TEAM FINALISTS: $200 PER TEAM
4TH PLACE PRIZE MONEY WILL NOT BE AWARDED IF THE 3/4 PLAYOFF IS NOT PLAYED.
ANY PLAYER WINNING $600 OR MORE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND TO CRABEL CAPITAL FOR SPONSORING THE MEN'S 60'S NATIONAL GRASS COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS.
The USTA National Men's 55 and 60 Grass Court Championships will
be held at the Wessen Lawn Tennis Club in Pontiac, Michigan. WLTC
is the first major grass court tennis club to be built in the US in
more than 100 years with 24 perennial rye grass courts,
olympic-size pool, and clubhouse.
NO grass tennis shoes allowed. All white attire please.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Friday, August 26, 2016 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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