Check this website throughout the day for important information &
updates. DO NOT USE THE iPhone MOBILE APP...IT DOES
NOT PROVIDE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION POSTED DURING THE TOURNAMENT!!!
Seeds & Draws: will be
posted Thursday (November 23rd) @ 12:00 pm.
Dependent Draws: If you lose your 1st Consolation match you may have
another match scheduled for Sunday. Some players who have a bye in the 1st
round of the Main Draw and lose in the 2nd round may also have a match on
Sunday. Check with your Site Referee before leaving the tournament. Draws will
be posted by 8:00 pm on Saturday unless there is a delay in matchplay.
Saturday Sites: sites for each playing
division will be posted on Thursday, November 23rd. (There will be some site changes for Sunday, which will
be posted on the Draw):
Newman Tennis Center: BG10, G14, G16, G18
Fleming Tennis Center: BG12, B14
Diamond Lakes Tennis Center: B18
Grovetown HS: B16
Registration: Friday (November 24th) 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 EXCEPTIONS)!
On-site Alternates: You must email the Tournament Referee
(firstname.lastname@example.org) that you are planning on being an on-site alternate.
Check in 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:
All withdrawals must be made in writing and
communicated to the Tournament Referee as soon as possible. There are no
withdrawals via phone. If a player is withdrawing due to 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 at Newman Tennis Center will
Weather: Check this site for all communications regarding
possible scheduling changes due to inclement weather conditions.
TOURNAMENT BASICS - READ CAREFULLY
Beginning January 1, 2017 USTA Southern will follow suit with USTA
National and adopt Counting Points Up for STA Standings. For L1A, L2 & L3
tournaments, players will no longer be considered for selection based on their
lower age division standings. New information on this process will be updated
on the USTA Southern website.
Seeding shall follow the USTA Southern Section seeding regulations and
will be completed on Wednesday, November 22nd prior to the Waterfall process.
Players selected on their 10's standing shall not be considered for seeding in
the 12's division.
WATERFALL PROCESS 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. Seeding will be made prior to the players
being split. The 32 players will be split as follows.
PLAYING FORMAT AND SCORING
(32) players 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
Quarterfinals 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 Draw
will not be scheduled and will not be played.
Boys and Girls 10's will play on the regular 78' court, using
Green Ball. The required 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.
Draws are for players who lose in the first round of the Consolation Draw, and
play one round unless there is a bye. Also, if a player has a bye in the 1st
round of the Main Draw and then loses in the 2nd round of the Main Draw, you
may have a match scheduled to play in the Dependent Draw. Dependent Draws are
not guaranteed (it is based on entries), but players should check with the Site
Referee before leaving the tournament site. We will play the Dependent Draw
round on Sunday.
Alternates List: The alternate list will be updated daily after selections
are made. 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.
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
there are Byes).
WITHDRAWALS PRIOR TO ENTRY DEADLINE
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.
WITHDRAWALS AFTER SELECTION & DURING TOURNAMENT
A player 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 understanding.
Deadline for refund: player must withdraw by Noon on Friday,
November 17th to receive a refund.
Playing Sites & Addresses
The following sites may be used for tournament play (please check the draw carefully for your site):
Newman Tennis Center (NTC): 3103 Wrightsborw Rd, Augusta, GA 30909
Fleming Tennis Center (FTC): 1850 Chester Ave. Augusta, GA 30906
Diamond Lakes Tennis Center (DLTC): 102 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah, GA 30815
Grovetown HS (GTHS): 2010 Warrior Way, Grovetown, GA 30813
Patriots Park (PP): 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown, GA 30813
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)