Player Selection Type
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I. Excellence Tournaments.
Excellence Tournaments offer advanced competition in the 12, 14, 16
and 18 divisions and each is designated as a Level 4 National
Ranking Tournament. All events use a yellow ball on a 78' court and
a player's racquet may not exceed 29" in length.
i. Pathway Eligibility - Players Aged 12 Years and
To enter and play in an Excellence Tournament, players must players
must be at least 8 years of age and first fulfill the pathway
requirements as set forth in Rule 10.
ii. Singles Draw Size and Format.
The singles draw size is limited to 32 total players. The draw
format will be a Feed-In Championship that feeds players in through
the Round of 16, with a playoff for 3rd and 4th place, and a
playoff for 5th and 6th place.
iii. Match and Scoring Formats.
Regular scoring will be used.
a. 12 Divisions
• Singles: best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak
in lieu of the 3rd set
• Doubles: 8-game pro set
b. 18, 16, and 14 Divisions
• Main Draw Singles (including 3rd place playoff): best of 3
• Consolation Singles (including playoff matches for 5th, 6th
place): best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in
lieu of the 3rd set
• Doubles: 8-game pro set
iv. Singles Selection Process.
Excellence Tournaments will select players into the singles draw as
* Ranking Lists: Up to 20 players will be selected from the
most recently published Combined Sectional Final Ranking Lists of
the division, in the order in which their names appear on the
Up to 12 players will be selected based on each player's most
recent rating as follows: the players with the 12 highest ratings
will be selected, provided a player's rating is higher than the
lowest rated player selected under step #1 above. In the event two
players have the same rating, a tie will be broken based on the
players' rankings on the Combined Sectional Final Ranking Lists
used under step #1.
c. Vacancies and Alternates:
If vacancies remain, players will be selected from the Combined
Sectional Final Ranking Lists used to select players under step #1
in the order in which their names appear on the list. Alternates
will also be ordered in the same manner. Any late entry will be
placed on the bottom of the alternate list regardless or ranking or
c. Selection Process.
Teams will be selected as set forth in Rule 14. All teams not
selected will be placed on Alternate Lists that are ordered using
the same methods of selecting players or teams into the tournament
described in above. The Alternate Lists will be used to replace
withdrawing players and teams, except that a Late Entry may not be
accepted into the draw if it invalidates the seeding.
d. Player Selection Publication Requirement.
Unless delayed due to the availability of USTA NorCal staff to make
singles selections, the singles selection lists will be published
no later than the Friday following the Monday entry deadline. In
the event of a delay, the publication date will be published to the
Courts will be available at the tournament sites before the start
of play each day. Sites will open 1hr before the first matches of
Penn Championship Balls will be used for all matches. Three balls
will be given and players will be given a new can for third
Proper tennis clothing and non-marking shoes are required for this
All matches will be played on outdoor hard courts.
NorCal SAT/ACT Avoidance Policy:
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, December 25, 2017 11:59:00 PM Pacific 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: 500051317 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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