B12 Alternates updated Tuesday @ 5:04pm
UNFORTUNATELY THE STATE GUIDELINES HAVEN'T CHANGED. ONLY PLAYERS FROM REGION 9 HAVE BEEN SELECTED
Those not in Region 9 (Lake or McHenry County) have not been selected for our tournament. You have received an email from the USTA indicating you were not selected, you were not charged and that you are an alternate. You will then be removed from the alternate list by us. Hopefully things will change soon!
G10 CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
ALLOWING OTHER REGIONS AND COUNTIES TO SIGN UP IN CASE STATE RULING CHANGES
As you can see, our tournament is only for Region 9 (Lake and McHenry Counties) residents, however because we are hopeful (fingers crossed), that the State may change this, we are allowing other Regions and counties to sign up for our tournament. The State of Illinois usually updates their guidelines every Tuesday. If we find that on Tuesday, September 22nd the guidelines have changed, we will consider those from other Regions in our selection process. Please sign up , but know that if things do not change, your child will not be selected.
THIS TOURNAMENT IS ONLY FOR PLAYERS THAT RESIDE IN EMS REGION 9- LAKE AND McHENRY COUNTIES
Following State of Illinois Guidelines, College Park is only allowed to host players from Region 9,
Lake or McHenry Counties. If you do not live in one of these counties, please do not sign up for this event
as you will not be selected to play. See link with Regional Map.
USTA TOURNAMENTS IN ILLINOIS/STATE OF ILLINOIS DIRECTIVES
On July 29, Governor Pritzker of Illinois issued a directive
on youth sports that aims to minimize the risk of the spread of Covid-19 by
limiting gatherings at youth sport events and interactions of players from
different Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regions. Even though tennis is identified as a low-risk activity, the
State feels that certain types of events include a heightened risk of exposure
due to the involvement of many more participants, family members and
spectators. As such, in order for USTA to host junior tournaments in Illinois,
USTA will be following strict Covid-19 safety protocols and making selections
of players based on EMS region.
COVID 19 GUIDELINES
We will be following the State of Illinois guidelines along with these additional specifications:
* Participants will be
limited to 16 per age division in order to keep players and staff as safe as possible
* Players will be given 2
balls to be hand-marked or sorted by tournament staff
* Players/spectators will
not arrive more than 10 minutes before scheduled match times and will be
required to leave immediately after scores are reported
* Size of groups will be
limited, by allowing ONLY Player and 1 Spectator (coach or parent) on
site; additional spectators can wait in parked vehicles but will not be
allowed courtside, at the tournament desk, or in any indoor or outdoor
areas at the tournament sites
* Hand sanitizer will be
provided at the tournament desk and use sanitizing wipes on high touch
areas like door handles
* Players and spectators
will be required to bring their own cooler or lawn chairs to sit on as
benches/bleachers may not be available
* Players will be required
to bring their own water bottles/containers
* 6-foot social distancing
will be enforced for all spectators and each spectator will be required to
stay at least 6-feet from the fence at all times
* Players will be required
to wear masks when approaching the tournament desk until they reach their
* Spectators will be
required to wear masks at all times on tournament site, except for when
watching their player, 6-feet from any other spectator; at all times if
event moves indoors
* No player who has been in a state that is on the Cook County Travel Quarantine list within 14 days of the event will be accepted
* No players who have tested positive for Covid within 14 days
of the event or been in close contact with another person who has tested
positive will be accepted
Selection of players for this event will be based on
Illinois State EMS region which will be the first threshold of acceptance. All
competitors must reside in the same EMS region as the host facility. After
determining player eligibility based on residency, Tournament Directors will
select the following ways:
Level 4 Tournaments- Top ranked players using Midwest standing in most cases, although some will use UTR selection that will be indicated
Level 5 Tournaments- Reverse selection process- Unranked players selected first and ranked players last.
For this event , players should
reside in Lake or Mchenry counties. No players who
has been in a state that is on the Cook County Quarantine list within 14 days
of the event will be accepted. Additionally, no player who has tested positive for Covid within 14 days of the event or been in close contact with another person who has tested positive will be accepted. See link for "red states."
The first threshold of acceptance will be only those players residing in Lake or McHenry County and after this, the most current Midwest Standings will be used
PLEASE READ THE ABOVE COVID GUIDELINES AND THIS HOMEPAGE
before signing up for this tournament since every question you may
have is answered here. Some changes below due to Covid (see above
Player Selection Type
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
too and the tournament gets going. If you are all "waiting" nothing
is going to change.
Please do not use the USTA App if you do not know how to navigate
it. You will not see important information about the tournament,
like using two sites. Use a browser on your phone, tablet, etc, and
go to USTA.com. To navigate the app and see the tournament
information page, you need to go to "Info", "All Items", "Messages"
and then to "Tournament Notes". You click 5X to see the same thing
in one click from a browser.
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
* This is a Level 4 Challenger tournament that is open to both
Unranked and Ranked players with points earned for each round
* Trophies given to Main Draw Champion, Finalist and Consolation
Champion. (If draws are 8 or less, just 2 trophies)
* All Main Draw and Consolation matches will play two 2/3 sets with
a Matchtiebreak for the third set.
* 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.
* College Park will always schedule USTA Officials for all our
events. In the case where a USTA Official is not available (rare ),
we will schedule additional experienced College Park Staff to be on
court for any issues that may arise.
* All participating players will receive a coupon for 15% off
shoes, bags and accessories to be used in our Pro Shop. College
Park East has a very extensive shoe pro shop , one of the best in
the Chicago area with over 800 pairs of shoes in stock- Nike,
Asics, Adidas and more.
* Draws are mostly unlimited from late May to mid August. During
the indoor season- 16 draw limit per age division, and 8 per draw
* Please plan on arriving for your match at least 30 minutes before
your scheduled match time. There is lots of traffic in our area,
especially on Friday evening. If you will be late, please call and
ask for the tournament desk. 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 toss
and lateness after fifteen minutes- Loss of match.
* All matches will be held on 9 indoor "heated/air conditioned"
hard courts with unobstructed viewing on each court.
* Please email Patty Lambropoulos after you have read this homepage
with any questions, PattyL58@comcast.net
FIRST MATCH TIMES
Draws will be posted by Wednesday at 6pm. Please check your start
time as well as weekend schedule by viewing the draws.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Tentative schedule is as follows: Friday 5pm & Saturday/Sunday
as early as 1030am but usually 3pm. We may need to adjust these
times (earlier/later) based on the number of entries. If you have a
conflict please do not sign up for our tournament. We will not be
able to accommodate any special scheduling. We also 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 within the tentative time frame above (give & take a
few hours), please do not sign up. 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 this
online as soon as we post start times.
Draws are limited to 16 per age division except in BG10's where we
are limited to 8 per draw. The TOP RANKED PLAYERS will be
selected from the most current Midwest Standings List in the age
division of the event. We encourage all ranked and unranked players
to sign up. Most times many players accepted are unranked.
When using the shortened match format and playing a MatchTiebreak
(Supertiebreak) in lieu of the third set, a player is allowed a 3
minute rest after the second set and before the MatchTiebreak where
coaching is allowed.
WITHDRAWS/MIDWEST SUSPENSION POINT SYSTEM
If you need to withdraw while registration is still open, please go
to our homepage and in the right 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 PattyL58@comcast.net and list the reason for withdraw. If the
tournament has begun, please call the club and ask for tournament
desk. 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 soccer game, a family
dinner, or not feeling like playing the consolation are not
SIGNING UP FOR TWO EVENTS/MIDWEST SUSPENSION POINT
The USTA/Midwest Section Suspension Point System is in effect. You
are expected to play the entire event as scheduled. All players
will be given FIVE (5) suspension points for entering two or more
tournaments that take place at the same time, in whole or in part,
unless each Tournament Director involved agrees with the multiple
entries in writing via email. This applies to all players who
signed up for the tournament including alternates.
USTA CONTACT INFORMATION
Procedure for tournament registration: because of Privacy Laws,
your contact information from USTA membership doesn't show up in
the Tournament Directors' 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. You must indicate all
phone numbers, home, cell (a must!), work and your email address on
each registration, EACH and EVERY time, for each and every
tournament you register for.
The number of players seeded shall equal a power of two (for
example 2,4,8,16,32). The maximum ratio of players seeded shall be
one in three, except that any draw may have two seeds. No more
seeded players at #'s 5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15, etc. For reference
Friends of Court 2020, Page 73, FAC Comment II.A-1
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 Patty Lambropoulos at PattyL58@comcast.net or call
(847)282-3209. Email preferred with the quickest reply. Happy to
answer any of your questions.
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 Monday, October 5, 2020 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: 855410020 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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