PLEASE READ THIS HOMEPAGE
Player Selection Type
Please note when checking your match times please always check the
time on the day that
you play. Also make sure all of USTA membership contact numbers are
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR TIP
Please do not "Wait" for other players to sign up. If you are free
on this weekend and
this tournament sounds good to you, please sign up. Other players
will see that you signed
up and they will sign up and then the tournament gets going.
BOY'S 14 - 12 SINGLES LEVEL 5 CHALLENGER
GIRLS 16-14 SINGLES LEVEL 5 CHALLENGER
Adult NTRP Men's singles 4.0 Women's doubles 3.5
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
* This is a Level 5 Challenger Event that is open to both Unranked
and Ranked players.
* Midwest and Chicago District points earned for each round won in
a Level 5 tournament.
* Trophies given to Main Draw Champion, Finalist and Consolation
* Most tournaments, our match format will be two out of three full
sets for the Main Draw
and two out of three sets with a Supertiebreak in lieu of the third
set for Consolation
all Matches are regular scoring.
* First Match Losers Consolation (FMLC), where each player is
guaranteed at least two matches.
* Our consolation will finish all the way through to a Consolation
Champion and each player is
expected to play.
* AC Nielsen will always hire USTA Officials for all our
* In the case where a USTA Official is not available, we will
AC Nielsen Staff to be on court for any problems that may
* Please plan on arriving for your match at least 30 minutes before
your scheduled match time.
There is lots of traffic especially on Friday evening.
If you will be late, please call and ask for the tournament
* The USTA point penalty system will be in effect.
* Lateness up to five minutes- Lose one game and loss of toss
* Lateness up to ten minutes- Lose two games and loss of toss
* Lateness up to fifteen minutes- Lose three games and loss of
* Lateness after fifteen minutes- Loss of match.
* All matches will be held on 8 indoor hard courts with
unobstructed viewing on each court.
* Please email Charles Murray after you have read this homepage
with any questions.
FIRST MATCH TIMES
Please Check your match Times again the day of your Match
As recommended by the USTA draws will be posted 48 hours before the
first round matches go on.
The Wednesday before the event begins at 6pm. Please be careful
when reading your start time.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
"Tentative" schedule is as follows: Friday at 6pm and 4pm
Saturday/Sunday as early as 3pm.
We may need to adjust these times based on the number of
If you have a conflict please do not sign up for our
We may be able to accommodate some special scheduling.
We will have no idea how many players will actually sign up or what
time what age divisions
are playing until after the deadline and selections, seeds and
draws have been made,
BYES placed, etc. Please do not email and ask what time a specific
age group plays.
If you are not available during most of the weekend, please do not
Most players sign up the very last day hours before the deadline,
so we cannot make any
scheduling decisions, till after the deadline.
We will post the schedule of play online as soon as we post start
We use Tournament Director Selection Process Draws are limited to
16 players per age division.
Players are selected based when they register for our events.
Draws are limited to 16 per age division.
We encourage all ranked and unranked players to sign up.
Many times the majority of players are unranked.
MATCH TIE-BREAK INFORMATION
When using the shortened match format and playing a Match-Tiebreak
in lieu of the third set, all players are allowed coaching between
the 2nd set and
Super-Tiebreaker with a break of 3 minutes.
WITHDRAWS/MIDWEST SUSPENSION POINT SYSTEM
If you need to withdraw while registration is still open, please go
to our homepage and
in the left margin click on "Edit Registration" and proceed to
withdraw. No reason
is necessary .If registration has closed and tournament has not
begun yet, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org and list the reason for
If the tournament has begun, please call the club and ask for
"REMEMBER" when withdrawing from a USTA event once the selections
have been made,
the only reasons that are accepted by the USTA Referee without
incurring FIVE (5)
suspension points are injury, illness or family emergency. Having a
a family dinner, or not feeling like playing the consolation are
not accepted reasons.
SIGNING UP FOR TWO EVENTS/MIDWEST SUSPENSION POINT SYSTEM
The USTA/Midwest Section Suspension Point System is in
You are expected to play the entire event as scheduled.
All players will be given FIVE (5) suspension points for entering
or more tournaments that take place at the same time, in whole or
unless each Tournament Director involved agrees with the multiple
writing via email.
This applies to all players who signed up for the tournament
USTA CONTACT INFORMATION
Procedure for tournament registration: because of Privacy Laws,
information from USTA membership doesn't show up in the Tournament
software anymore. Only what you indicate during the registration
process shows up.
We have no way of contacting you if you leave these areas blank.
For instance, if your
opponent is sick and you didn't enter a cell# or email address, we
will not be able
to contact you. Please must include all phone numbers, home, cell
(a must!), work and
your email address.
The number of players seeded shall equal a power of two (for
The maximum ratio of players seeded shall be one in three, except
that any draw may
have two seeds.
* No refunds are given once selections are made which is
immediately after the deadline.
* After you have read this homepage and still have questions,
please contact Charles Murray
Charles@noexcusetennis.net Email preferred for the fastest
* Player Selection Type
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the
close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must
be submitted by
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Saturday, February 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM 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: 850038514 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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