First Match Time_revised_9.9.16_9 am
DEPENDENT DRAWS POSTED
Dependent Draws have been posted. Please check your time and site location. If there is no time on your draw you do not have a match. Final rounds are not played.
Draws Posted - 9.9.16 (9:00 am)
The draws have now been posted. There were a few changes in match times due to late withdrawals. All players should check the Draw for the time and site location of your match. A revised First Match Time report has been posted, as well. Reminder to check-in at your Site at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled match.
Dependent Draws will be posted Saturday at the end of the day (by 9:00 pm). We will attempt to have the draws posted earlier so that travel plans can be made. Some of the Dependent Draws may not happen due to smaller entries in some of the divisions.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION (PLEASE READ)
Check this website throughout the day for
important information & updates.
will be posted Thursday (September 8th) @ 9:00 am
Draws: will be posted Friday (September 9th) @ 9:00 am
Saturday Sites (There will be some site changes for
Sunday, which will be posted on the Draw):
Tennis Center – B10, BG14, G16
Tennis Center – BG12
Lakes Tennis Center – B16
Park – G18
High School – B18
Registration: Friday from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Newman Tennis Center. If you have not checked in on Friday, you
must register at your playing site 30
minutes prior to your scheduled match time (NO EXCEPTION)!
must email the Tournament Referee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
that you are planning on being an on-site alternate. Check it at the Tournament Desk at the site
of your Age Division 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled match. You must have a check or Money Order (no
credit cards accepted).
Withdrawals During the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at Newman Tennis
Center. Do not tell just anyone at the desk and think you have properly
defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person, it will count as a
"No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS OVER THE PHONE! If the
player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide
written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no
later than the last scheduled day of the tournament OR a visit with the onsite
trainer will suffice.
Weather: Check this site for all communications regarding possible scheduling changes due to inclement weather conditions.
TENNIS PARENT ALERT AND JUNIOR MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
requires a medical release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for every player.
This form is two pages and must be presented at the time of tournament
registration. Please download and bring this completed form with you to speed
up the registration process. Players are not allowed on court without this
is a Level 3 STA Event the following Selection Process is being used: Top 32
players applying from the USTA/Southern latest standings list. 28 players from
this age group will be selected and up to 4 players from the younger age group
who are eligible from the younger age group, who have a standing in the top 40
of the younger age group, and are not in the selected 28, will be
selected. The names of the player who
have been selected will appear as Competitors. Alternates are listed in the
report section. do not refer to the
alternates on the far left side of the web page (that list is not updated).
allowed to enter two divisions with these guidelines: #1. players selected to
both age divisions they apply for will automatically be selected to the older
age division. they would be removed from the other age division. #2. players not
selected to either divisions would remain on the alternates lists for both
divisions but would be obligated to play the division they first get in, from
the alt. list. they would be removed from the alternate list in the other
division. #3. players selected to one age division would be removed from the
alternates list of the division they were not selected. #4. once a player is
selected for any one division no changes can be made.
Playing Format and Scoring
will be selected for each event (see selection process headline) and then be
split into two Draws of 16 players using the Waterfall System for selection
(see Waterfall Headline), with a Full Feed in Consolation through the Quarters
and 3/4 playoff. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CURRENT SOUTHERN REGULATIONS: All
Singles draws (12-18) will play the best two out of three tie-break sets with a
Match tie break in lieu of the third set. The Finals of the Consolation will
not be scheduled and will not be played.
Girls 10's will play on the 60 foot court using Orange Low Compression Balls
and 25" racquet.
scoring format, for 10's singles matches, shall be the best of two short sets
(first to four (4) and win by two), with a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and
win by two) at 4-4 in each set, and a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win
by two) in lieu of the third set. If the 10's draw is a draw of 16 or more the event will be scheduled over the two days of the tournament. If they are a draw of 8 or less it will be scheduled to play on Saturday.
Waterfall System for Splitting Competitors
will be ordered using current standings and players from the younger age group
that meet the selection requirements will be added to the player list. The 32
players will be split as follows. Seeding will be made prior to the players
being split. Players from the lower age group that were selected and meet the
seeding criteria will be seeded according to the STA directions.
Red Draw: 1,4,5,8,9,12,13,16,17,20,21,24,25,28,29,32
White Draw: 2,3,6,7,10,11,14,15,18,19,22,23,26,27,30,31
Dependent Draws are for players who lose in the first round of the Consolation Draw, and play one round unless there is a bye. We will play the Dependent Draw round on Sunday.
Alternates List: The alternate list will be updated daily. Once posted, It will be listed above - "Alternate by Event" list. If you plan to enter another tournament, you have to first e-mail the Tournament Director to take your name off the alternate list.
On Site" Alternates must register at their age group's tournament site. You must inform the Tournament Referee on Friday night or before that you plan to be an On-Site Alternate. Please make sure we have accurate contact information for you to be reached during the weekend. On-Site Alternates will be selected in the order of the Alternates List. On Site Alternates should be on-site when their age and gender check in for play 30 minutes prior to the first match in the first round (or 2nd round if their are byes).
Seeding for this tournament will be based on the latest southern standing at the time of entry closing. In addition, factors to consider are: Players who have a standing in the next younger age division may be seeded in any group of seeds if they are in the top 10 of the most recently published USTA Southern Combined Standings Lists of any younger age division. Players with current top 50 USTA National standing, top 100 ITF ranking, top 1000 ATP or WTA rankings should be considered for seeding. The Southern Seeding Calculator will be used to assist in seeding any younger players playing up who met the set criteria to be seeded.
Withdrawing from a match or Tournament / Refund Policy (weather)
shall not enter a tournament and then withdraw when the player discovers that
tough opponents have also entered. A
player may withdraw from a match or tournament only because of injury, illness,
or personal emergency. A player who
cannot play a match shall notify the Referee at once so that the opponent may
be saved a trip. A player who withdraws
from a tournament is not entitled to the return of the entry fee unless the
player withdrew prior to the published refund deadline date.
In the event
of inclement weather and you do not play any matches in this tournament you are
entitled to a partial refund based on the fixed tournament expenses. Please
understand that tournaments have fixed costs which include: Trophies, T-shirts,
Balls, USTA Officials, and many other costs that we must cover. The tennislink
portion of your entry fee is non-refundable in accordance with USTA policy. If
you do complete a match there is no refund/credit. Thank you for your
Deadline for refund: player must withdraw by Noon on Friday, September 2nd to receive a refund.
Withdrawing and Refunds from the Tournament
If you have entered and wish to withdraw prior to the entry deadline please go to the tournament web page and click on Edit Registration. You will need your confirmation number that you received in your confirmation e-mail to complete the withdrawal process.
receive a full refund for the tournament you must withdraw prior to Noon on Friday, September 2nd. The draw will be made at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, September 7th and published on Friday, September 9th @ 9:00 am.
Match play may be played at the following sites (go to the NTC web page for addresses)
Newman Tennis Center (NTC)
Fleming Tennis Center (FTC)
Diamond Lakes Tennis Center (DLTC)
Grovetown HS (GTHS)
Patriots Park (PP)
Riverview Park - N. Augusta, SC (RV)
committee has set a dress code in this Tournament The Rules to which all
participants are expected to adhere.
These Rules are based on our community standards and all participants
must observe, all rules, at all of the sites used during the tournament. Good manners on and off the court will be
required of all participants, coaches and family at all times.
tennis attire should be worn. For
females, proper attire does not include, roll down waist bands on skirts or
shorts, or exposure of skin between tops and skirts or shorts. For males proper attire does not include tank
tops or sleeveless shirts, or shorts worn below the waist. Shirts must be worn at all times. Please respect our standards and adhere to
our rules. Failure to do so will result
in the player being required to change prior to the match. This delay may result in penalties (PPS)
THIS IS A GEORGIA LEVEL 3 SUPER CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR BG 10-18. THIS
IS ALSO A SOUTHERN LEVEL 3 TOURNAMENT. The tournament is sanctioned
Saturday-Sunday. Since this tournament has a Southern Level 3
designation, the tournament is required to follow Southern
requirements. The draws are limited to 32 using the Waterfall
system to split the entrants into two draws of 16, with a full FIC
and 3/4 playoff in the main draw. Consolation Singles Scoring will
be the best of 2 sets with a Match Tie-Break in lieu of the third
set. Boys/Girls 10 & Under divisions must play all matches on a
60' court with a 25" racket and use low compression balls Using
short sets. In the event of inclement weather and alternate scoring
system may be used. Players are encouraged to use hotels listed on
the entry form. Early Check in and the tournament dinner will be
from 5-8 PM Sept. 9 at Newman Tennis Center. Please see directions
in the Notes. For information about Newman Tennis Center, go to our
web site. To enter you must use the USTA's On-line registration.
SUPER CHAMPIONSHIP - Open to all players regardless of ranking. No
refunds are made when players withdraw after the draw has been
PLEASE COPY & PASTE ALL LINKS BELOW:
Download your Medical Release Form and bring it with you to the Registration desk.
Submit your Tournament Evaluation Form:https://s.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB228WMWVFDPA?p=WEB228WMWVFDPA
LATE ENTRANTS - USTA Georgia will allow late entrants to be accepted into all USTA GA tournaments, Levels 1-5, in the event that the draw is not full, provided that such late entrants do not affect the seeding and further provided that late entrants do not prevent timely entrants to be accepted into the draw under any circumstances. Accepting late entrants is at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. Seeds must be posted by 12 noon following close of registration. Once draws are posted, the tournament is closed and can no longer accept late entries.
The Participating Hotels are offering players a discounted rate and are supporting tennis in our community. When you book rooms at one of these hotels let them know you are attending a tournament at Newman Tennis Center. The State of Georgia has added a $5 per night room tax to all Hotel rooms if you stay less then 30 day in a row. This will be assessed by the hotel and applies to all hotels in Georgia. Thank you.
Augusta Marriott 706-722-8900 $114 Receptionist
Candlewood Suites 706-733-3300 $79 Betty Carter
Comfort Inn& Suites (I-20 exit 194) 706-495-3579 $80 Jane Givans
Courtyard by Marriott 706-737-3737 $99/$109 Rachel Lappe
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible, any refund is as the discretion of the Tournament Director. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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