No matches will be played at Royal Oaks Country Club. All matches will be played at the 8 Katy ISD high schools.
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New Withdrawal Penalty for Super Champ Level Tournaments
There will be no penalty for withdrawing prior to Wednesday, October 10th at 12 Noon for this Super Champ Excellence. After that time, if a player withdraws, they will be penalized 2 suspension points for the withdrawal. This includes any withdrawals, walkovers, and retirements after Wednesday, October 16th at Noon until the end of the tournament. The maximum penalty is 2 points per tournament. You will not be penalized twice. If a player does reach the suspension threshold, they will be able to appeal any points at that time.
2018 Excellence Notes
The goal of this compass draw tournament is to give players the opportunity to play 3 to 4 matches in a non-elimination format. Because of the varied number of entries in each age division and withdrawals after the entry deadline, we have put the following guidelines in place. Draws for this tournament will not be published until the prior Thursday by 9:00pm. After Thursday at 9:00pm, if a withdrawn player does not affect seeding, then players may be moved to the open line (as per Friend at Court alternate list). If a withdrawn player is seeded, then players may be moved and seeding may be corrected (as per Friend at Court regulations).
Every age division will start with a D draw to manage withdrawals after the entry deadline. Players may be moved from the D draw to the C draw depending on the number of entries on the prior Thursday at noon.
Every effort will be made to have full A, B and C draws to ensure 4 matches for every player. Changes may be made after draws are published! No draw adjustments will be made after play begins. All Super Champ players are eligible for this tournament. This tournament is for Texas Section residents only. In each age group there will be an A draw, B draw, multiple C draws (as needed) and a D draw. The A draw will be the top 16 players, and the B draw will be the next 16 players. There will be 2 B draws if there are 80 or more entrants in a division. The C draw will consist of all other players, equally split into draws of 16 (maximum). The D draw will consist of overflow players from the C draws and will have a minimum of 4 players. A and B draws will be compass draws. C draws may be compass or round robin draws depending on the number of players. The D (or last) draw will be a round robin or a compass draw depending on the number of players (see note below for exact breakdown of draw based on number of players).
Draw Format Based on Number of Players
4 players – round robin
5 players – round robin
6 players – 2 round robins of 3 players and a playoff for 1st, 3rd and 5th
7 players – 2 round robins with one of 3 players and one of 4 players. A playoff for 1st, 3rd and 5th. 4th place in the larger round robin does not get a playoff.
8 players – 2 round robins of 4 players and a playoff for 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th
9 players - 2 round robins of 4 and 5 players with no playoff
10 players – 2 round robins of 5 players with no playoff
11 players – compass draw with round robin of 3 players instead of the west draw
12 players – compass draw
13 players – compass draw with west draw becoming a FMLC
14 players – compass draw
15 players – compass draw
16 players – compass draw
USTA MEDICAL WAIVER AND MEDIA RELEASE FORM
USTA TX medical waiver and media release form is a USTA TX requirement to play in any Challenger, Championship Major Zone (CMZ), or Super Championship Major Zone (SCMZ).
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, October 07, 2019 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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