Draws now posted
Good afternoon Players!
Welcome to the second annual RMTC Adult Spring Open!
We are delighted to have such a great showing for this tournament! At present, there are 102 players registered for the event in singles, doubles, or both! Our goal at Rocky Mountain Tennis Center is to provide a great competitive experience for all players. Some years ago, we came to the realization that the sport of tennis could do a better job in providing more competitive opportunity for players by looking at different formats that simply “single elimination” tournament draws. It seemed that the same strong players played the most matches, and that there were opportunities being missed for the whole field. We decided to try a new format that followed the strongest competitive events in the world, the ATP World Tour Finals and the WTA Finals. The concept is to take the top 8 players in the world on the men’s and women’s tours, divide each field into round robin groups of 4 players each where everyone plays everyone in pool play. The top 2 finishers from each group then advance to a “gold” semi-final, and then the winners advance to an ultimate tournament finals.
Following this example, but expanding on it, all RMTC weekend series tournaments for both adults and juniors use this format regardless of the number of entrants. Our goal is to provide equal number of competitive experiences for each player in their respective events, so we start by taking the total number of players and, after seeding the group, dividing them into groups of 3, 4, or 5 for round robin pool play. If there are five players or fewer, this creates one round robin where each player will play every other player to determine the champion of that event. We divide the players into groups or pools when we have six players or more. Regardless of the number of groups, we always start with round robins where the top finishers advance to a “platinum” or “gold” tournament semi-final or finals, and the players who place lower in their round robins advance to silver or bronze semi-finals or finals. With events of six or greater, each player will compete in pool play as well as a semi-final and/or final. These are physically demanding and challenging events to be sure, and all players should be ready to play a lot of tennis! (Especially those who are playing singles AND doubles!!)
This weekend, we will be starting with singles round robin pool play Saturday morning through the mid afternoon. We will start some doubles events around noon as singles pool play is concluding. For players in smaller fields, this may be a one-day event. Players of larger events should be prepared to play Sunday morning for your playoffs. The schedules for Saturday and Sunday have been posted, but we will be populating Sunday playoffs at the conclusion of play Saturday evening once we have all results. We will try to get the Sunday draws filled by 9pm Saturday evening, but please be patient as we tally results, which we must do by hand.
We would like to wish you all the very best of luck as you compete this weekend! Welcome to RMTC! (PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AT THIS POINT ALL MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED AT CU SOUTH!)
We're excited to have you join us for our first adult tournament of the season. Get ready for a lot of tennis over two days! All players must checkin at CU South Tennis Complex.
All draws will utilize Round Robin pool formats that lead to non-elimination playoff advancement for all players regardless of results where there are 6 players or more. We plan to complete all round robin play on Saturday throughout the day and then, for larger draws, playoffs will be played Sunday morning at CU South Campus (South Campus Tennis Complex in Google maps). All players should plan to be available for matches throughout the day on Saturday, as well as playoff matches for larger draws on Sunday morning as scheduled.
The purpose of this format is to provide players with an equal amount of competitive experiences to help promote their player development.
This tournament is hosted at CU South Tennis Complex
CU South will open no later than 7:00 a.m. A reminder that there are only portable toilets at CU South!
CU South Tennis Complex
(Please drive slowly on dirt/gravel road and entrance to facilities -- Thank you)
When using GPS you can type in the address of South Loop Drive, Boulder, CO. Then follow the dirt road South to the courts.
From Boulder - head toward Denver on Route 36 and exit Table Mesa Drive. Go straight through the exit ramp light. Travel down that road and turn right at the fork in the road, turning right again soon after at the green gate. The courts will be on your left and parking to the south.
From Denver - North on I-25 and west on Hwy 36, exit Table Mesa Drive/South Boulder Road. Take a left at the light. Go under Foothills Parkway and over Hwy 36. After passing over Hwy 36 take a left at the first light. Travel down that road and turn right at the fork in the road, turning right again soon after at the green gate. The courts will be on your left and parking to the south.
From Golden - Take CO-93 North to Boulder. Take a right onto Table Mesa Drive. Turn right at the light (third light on Table Mesa) onto South Loop Drive. It's the last light before the HWY 36 junction (Table Mesa will split; straight goes over HWY 36 bridge; veering right is HWY 36 to Denver). Travel down that road and turn right at the fork in the road, turning right again soon after at the green gate. The courts will be on your left and parking to the south.
RMTC-Boulder Address: (next to Millennium Hotel-Boulder)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center Boulder
1345 28th Street Boulder, CO 80302
Please keep in mind that matches will be held on the pro shop side of the Boulder Creek. That is most easily reached by the following:
from the south, follow 36 into Boulder and take a left on Colorado Ave. Drive up the hill to Folsom and turn right. Follow Folsom to the bottom of the hill and turn right onto Taft and then look for the RMTC-Boulder sign immediately on the left before the "S" curve on Taft. Follow the long drive back to the RMTC Pro Shop and the courts.
from the north, follow 28th to Arapahoe Ave. and turn right. Follow Arapahoe to Folsom and turn left. Follow Folsom to Taft and Turn left and then look for the RMTC-Boulder sign immediately on the left before the "S" curve on Taft. Follow the long drive back to the RMTC Pro Shop and the courts.
Draws will be posted Thursday, May 4th
Draws will be posted Thursday evening prior to the tournament by 4pm. All Saturday round robin draws will be posted at that time. The schedule for Sunday singles playoffs will be posted at that time as well (for your planning purposes), but those events will not be populated with player names until Saturday evening when the play for the day has been completed.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:59:00 PM Mountain Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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