This tournament is hosted by the Forest View Racquet &
Player Selection Type
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW
_To be considered for endorsement to the Midwest Closed as a Quota
Player or an Alternate, a player must PLAY AND COMPLETE his/her
final match. Play and Complete is defined as playing all points
including the final point of the match. (see details below).
THERE WILL ONLY BE MATCHES ON FRIDAY, June 8th AFTER SCHOOL FOR
THOSE TAKING A Saturday ACT OR SAT subject EXAM AND THEIR OPPONENT.
with all Friday matches in all divisions being played at
Northwestern at the G18 site. If you are taking one of these tests
on Saturday you must email the tournament director, Nancy Alfonso,
email@example.com before May 28th indicating this so that your
Saturday morning match will be scheduled on Friday. You will still
have to play your second match on Saturday after the morning
matches. See "CONFLICTS" paragraph below. We will not be able to
accommodate you if you email after May 28th. All finals and 3rd/4th
place playoff matches will be at Northwestern on Tuesday, June
The additional site used for this tournament will be Pioneer Park,
500 S. Fernandez, Arlington Heights, Il 60005.
NUVC - Northwestern University - 2310 Sheridan Road, Evanston,
FVRC - Forest View Racquet Club - 800 E. Falcon Drive, Arlington
Heights, IL 60005
PIO - Pioneer Park - 500 S. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Heights, IL
PLAYER SELECTION CRITERIA
The following selection criteria will be used for the BG14, 16, 18
divisions: 1. Eight (8) players from the top 100 of the most
current USTA/Midwest Section Standing List in the next lower age
division. 2. 56 players from the most current USTA/Midwest Section
Standing List in the current age division of the event. Remaining
vacancies and/or alternates will be selected from the USTA/Midwest
Standing List in the division of the event.
Late entries will ONLY be accepted by
email to the Tournament Director of the division. If an alternate
list exists, the late entries will be placed at the bottom of the
alternate list in the order in which their email was received by
the Tournament Director. Otherwise, the late entries will be placed
directly onto the competitor's list in the order that their email
was received by the Tournament Director. Note: Once the seeds and
draws are created, any late entry players on the alternate list
that would be seeded will be removed because they would invalidate
the draw and seeding (USTA Regulation I.H.3).
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (subject to change/players still in
Saturday-Beginning at 9am- Main Draw Rd of 64/Rd of 32 and
FIC First Round
Sunday- Beginning at 8am- Main Draw Rd of 16 and Quarters
and FIC Second Round & FIC Third Round Qualifier & FIC
Monday- Tentatively beginning at 1pm due to many players
having school or finals, but may be earlier for those not. Main
draw Semi-Finals & FIC Quarterfinal Qual(Qualifying
Tuesday- Tentatively beginnning at 1pm with Finals and 3/4
ELECTRONIC DEVICESPlayers cannot access any electronic
devices during the match except during an off court split set
Draws will be posted with start times by Wednesday, June 6h at
Play is scheduled to start at 8am on Saturday morning. Main draw is
2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring, with a full feed-in consolation.
A Match Tie Break in lieu of a 3rd set will be used in the
consolation rounds up until the last consolation round where 2 out
of 3 sets will be played. The consolation draw will be played only
up to the qualifying spots for endorsement purposes. However,
defaults, withdraws, walkover & retirements are considered
matches played and wins for the advancing player, but do not meet
the "play and complete" requirement for the losing player.
This is a Chicago District and Midwest Section Level 3 event with a
limited draw of 64 in each age group. This tournament will be used
to determine which players the CDTA will endorse to the Midwest
Closed Outdoor Championships on June 23-28, 2018. DO NOT enter this
event if you cannot, or have no intention to play the Midwest
Closed. No refunds after selections are completed
PLAYERS PLEASE NOTE
By Midwest Regulations BG12,14,16 & 18 players may apply and
play in ONE QUALIFIER AGE GROUP. The only exception is the BG10
which can play in both the BG10 & BG12 Qualifier.
Recovery Rule: Extended length of rest between singles matches in
Junior, Adult, Senior, NTRP and Wheelchair Divisions. In all
singles matches in Junior, Adult, Senior, NTRP, and Wheelchair
Divisions in which the match format is two out of three standard
tiebreak sets or more, a rest period of two hours shall be offered
by the Referee before the player's next singles match. This Rule
does not apply to short set matches and matches that play a
tiebreak in lieu of a final third set, nor to any match played
indoors where the duration of the match is less than 120
This tournament is open to Chicago District players who have shown
proof of US Citizenship (US Birth Certificate, US Passport, valid
Alien Registration Card, I-485 Letter). If you are applying to play
this tournament for the first time, you must mail, fax, or e-mail a
copy of your US Birth Certificate, US Passport, valid Alien
Registration Card or I-485 Letter to the CDTA office no later than
Monday, May 28, 2018. Send to CDTA, 2200 E. Devon Ave., Suite 319,
Des Plaines, IL 60018, fax 847-803-2383, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If
you did not submit citizenship documentation in 2003-2017, it must
be received in the CDTA office by May 28, 2018. Receiving the
documentation does not guarantee your acceptance into the event.
Please e-mail us at email@example.com to make sure we received your
documentation before the entry deadline.
Tournament entry is by TennisLink only. The entry deadline is
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:59pm. When entering this event on-line,
you must list your current phone numbers and e-mail information in
the space provided. Be sure to print out your confirmation number
after completing the entry. You can check your entry status in the
applicant area of the tournament site.
Alternates will be posted in order and will be notified if a space
Players must be available to play at all times during the
tournament. The only conflicts we will try to accommodate are
school sessions (weekday matches are scheduled after noon), school
testing (ACT, SAT) and a player's graduation ceremony. Conflicts
must be submitted in writing and received by the Tournament
Director by May 28, 2018.
Players should report to their proper site at the designated match
time unless (1) you receive instructions from the Site
Director/Tournament Director, or (2) a rain update on this site has
specific instructions. A short period of rain may delay matches,
but will not automatically move matches indoors. Please be patient
with the tournament staff as they work through any rain or other
Proper tennis attire is required. No matter how professional
players are attired, we will be enforcing the following
regulations. Clothing NOT considered proper tennis attire can
include, but not be limited to: - Sports bras worn alone (without a
shirt) - Shirts with reference to sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or
violence. - Compression shorts worn alone (not covered by shorts or
a skirt). - Girls tops must cover midriff when arms are at rest. -
Boys: no tank tops or cutoff t-shirts.
ENDORSEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2018
The Chicago District has been allocated 13 "Quota" spots for
automatic selection to the 2018 Midwest Outdoor Closed tournament
this year. The Endorsement process has been updated to select
players from the Chicago District Championships - District
Qualifier event in the BG 12-18 age divisions.
1) 8 Quarterfinalists from the Main Draw will be automatically
2) 4 players are selected from those that advance to the
Consolation Quarterfinal Round from the Consolation Quarterfinal
3) From the 4 players that did not advance to the Consolation
Quarterfinal Round from the Quarterfinal Qualifier Round, 1 will be
selected in ranking order from the Midwest Ranking list published
the week prior to the tournament.
4) Alternates will be selected from the tournament Competitors in
the ranking order from the Midwest Ranking list published the week
prior to the tournament.
5) If a player does not reach an automatic qualifying position in
the draw and wants to be considered for an alternate status for the
Midwest Closed, the player must have played and completed their
Play and Complete is defined as playing all points including the
final point of the match.
No Appeals of the Play and Complete Requirement are
ENDORSEMENT TO THE MIDWEST CLOSED
There is no paperwork to fill out. To be accepted into the Midwest
Closed draw players must (1) ENTER THE CLOSED ON-LINE, (2) APPEAR
ON THE DISTRICT LIST AS ONE OF THE 13 ENDORSED PLAYERS. Alternates
must also ENTER THE MIDWEST CLOSED ON-LINE and appear on the
District alternate list. Midwest will then determine which
alternates will get in based on records of all players in the
Midwest Closed BG16-18: 850016118 - Entry deadline is Thursday,
June 14 at 10:59pm CST.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 27, 2019 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 850107619 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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