Friday Schedule Posted
Good Evening Everyone!
I apologize for the delay in getting the Friday schedule posted. I wanted to be sure the rounds were correct, and it took me a bit of time to sort through it. In general, the order of play for both 12U & 14U on Friday follows this schedule: Boys & Girls (B/G) West Quarters, B/G North Quarters, B/G South Quarters, B/G East Quarters, B/G West Semis, B/G SouthWest Semis, B/G North Semis, B/G NorthWest Semis, B/G South Semis, B/G SouthEast Semis, B/G NorthEast Semis, followed by B/G Main Draw doubles and B/G Consolation Doubles.
If you have questions about how players move in a 32-player Compass Draw, please refer to page 77 of USTA Friend at Court #8F.
In general, this is the schedule Friday-Sunday:
Main Draw (East) One singles match for player that wins; Player that loses in Quarters will play NorthEast singles Semi as well; One main draw doubles match
Consolation Draws (North, West, South) All players should be prepared to play two singles matches Quarters and Semis; One consolation draw doubles match
Main Draw (East) Singles Semifinals; Up to two rounds of main draw doubles (Quarters and Semis)
Consolation Draws (North, NorthEast, NorthWest, West, South, SouthEast, SouthWest) Singles Finals; Up to two rounds of consolation doubles
Main Draw (East) Singles Finals & 3rd/4th Playoff; Doubles Finals
Consolation Doubles Finals: Boys 14&Under & Girls 12&Under
Please be aware that the above schedule for doubles may change.
Thank you all so much for your support of this new format for this event. It was designed to provide the maximum number of matches for each player that we could possible provide!
Good luck to all players throughout the weekend!
All the best,
Welcome to the 2018 Intermountain Level 4 Summer Masters Tournament. We are looking forward to a wonderful event in Boulder, Colorado. Thank you for joining us!
Important Notes and Playing Format
This is a Level 4 Intermountain Tournament AND a USTA National Level 4 Tournament. To create a better competitive experience for all players competing, Boys & Girls 12 & Under and 14 & Under singles draws have been limited to the 32 highest ranked players to enter each event. All singles will use 32-player compass draw formats, which guarantee each player in the draw an opportunity to compete in a minimum of 4 matches. All doubles draws will be first match consolation, guaranteeing each doubles team two matches.
ALL USTA INTERMOUNTAIN LEVEL 4 SUMMER MASTERS MAIN DRAW SINGLES MATCHES WILL BE BEST OF 3 TIE-BREAK SETS, REGULAR SCORING. ALL SINGLES CONSOLATION MATCHES WILL BE BEST OF 3 TIE-BREAK SETS WITH A 10 POINT TIEBREAK IN LIEU OF THE 3RD SET. ALL DOUBLES MATCHES (INCLUDING THE FINALS!) WILL BE PLAYED USING AN 8 GAME PRO SET FORMAT WITH REGULAR SCORING AND A 7 POINT TIE BREAKER AT 8 GAMES ALL. You are not required to play both singles and doubles. However, if you want to play doubles, YOU MUST REGISTER IN THE SAME AGE GROUP AS THE SINGLES DIVISION YOU ARE COMPETING IN. DUE TO THE SIZE OF THIS EVENT AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING FROM OUT OF STATE, TIME AVOIDANCE REQUESTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. With respect to return flights, people making travel arrangements should schedule their return to ensure that they will complete all rounds of play. All tournament play will be completed by late afternoon on Sunday , AUGUST 12.
We best correspond by email and check it frequently. The tournament email for 12's and 14's is SumMasters@rmtenniscenter.com. This email address goes to Duke Paluch and Kendall Chitambar. The Tournament Director's phone number is 303-304-6322. The tennis shop's phone number at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center is 303-449-5033.
Kendall Chitambar will be directing both the Boys' and Girls' 12-under and the Boys' and Girls' 14-under. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tournament Sites and Directions
Boys and Girls 12's are at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Boulder. Boys and Girls 14's are at CU South Tennis Complex All Finals Day matches (Sunday, August 12) will be held at CU South Tennis Complex. Both facilities are about 5-10 minutes apart.
RMTC-Boulder Address: (on the grounds of the Millennium Hotel-Boulder)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center Boulder
1345 28th Street Boulder, CO 80302
Check in at the RMTC-Boulder pro shop (south side of Boulder Creek) for matches.
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 Campus Tennis Complex South Loop Drive, Boulder, CO."
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, bearing right going through the green gate then follow the dirt road South to the courts. 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, bearing right going through the green gate then follow the dirt road South to the courts. 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, bearing right going through the green gate then follow the dirt road South to the courts. The courts will be on your left and parking to the south.
Schedule of Play
All players should be available for the following match schedule:
Thursday, August 9th: Singles Round of 32 & round of 16; Doubles First round
Friday, August 10th: Singles Quarterfinals; Doubles up to two rounds
Saturday, August 11th: Singles Semi-finals (for all draws in the compass format); Doubles Semi-finals
Sunday, August 12th: Singles Finals (for all draws); Doubles finals
INTERMOUNTAIN SEEDING PROTOCOL - Seeding for all of the Intermountain tournaments will be taken straight off of the current ITA Standing's Lists except if there is an exceptional player aging or playing up. An exceptional player is defined as a player listed in the top 100 of the most current National Standings List in the lower age division. This exceptional player will be CONSIDERED for seeding. DOUBLES SEEDS will be taken directly from the most recent ITA Individual Doubles Standings Lists. Partners ranks will be averaged and seeded accordingly. Consideration for seeding will be given for exceptional doubles teams, which are teams comprised of players who are ranked in the top 100 of the Combined National Standings in the lower age group. AS SHOWN ON PAGE 74 IN FRIEND AT COURT - Number of seeds. The number of players seeded shall equal a power of two (for example, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32). The maximum ratio of players seeded shall be one in three, except that any draw may have two seeds.
The Rocky Mountain Tennis Center is on the grounds of the Millennium Hotel. For tournament room rates, click the link here.
Tournament Pizza Party
Please join us at RMTC Boulder on Friday, August 10 from 5-7 p.m. for pizza. There is no charge for the participants and $5/person for family members.
Thank you to this year's tournament sponsors: Babolat, Millennium Hotel, 5430 Kids' Tennis Foundation, Bobo's Oat Bars, Mountain Ocean, Ltd., Jimmy John's.
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 Sunday, July 29, 2018 11:59:00 PM Mountain Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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