Match Schedule Info - Daily Schedule
Schedules and Draws are now posted! Please review them carefully.
March 12, 2019
Thank you for entering the Natomas $2000 Open/NTRP/Senior
tournament – TOY 3.5, 4.0, and 5.0! We all hope that you have a wonderful time,
and that you play well.
Just a reminder to remember to get your T-shirts! On
Saturday, there will be a special lunch for players provided by Slightly Skewed,
featuring grilled Asian street food from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Adult beverages
and snacks will be provided all days.
Open format is best of three tiebreak sets. NTRP and Senior
events will use a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
Please note that this tournament is somewhat difficult to
schedule due to the combination of events a player and partner might pick to
play. However, the program tries to schedule as if everyone is going to proceed
forward. On the last day (Sunday) there may be opportunities for players to
move their scheduled matches up so that they finish earlier in the day. Feel
free then to talk to your opponents and see if playing earlier behooves you. If
it does, please come to the front desk with your opponents and ask to change
your times. If court space is open, we will try to accommodate you.
We will be playing late on Friday and Saturday; so just a
head’s up. Traffic into Sacramento, particularly along I-80 can be challenging;
so please give yourselves enough time to drive safely.
If you have to withdraw, please email Glenn Davis, the
tournament director, with a copy to the tournament referee. We will need a
reason for the withdrawal. Just a head’s up that NorCal does assess two
suspension points for any withdrawal, whether excused or not. Please do not
call the front desk at the club or leave a message there – we may not get it at
all. There are some players who would love to play if there is a withdrawal at
TOY NTRP levels 3.5, 4.0, and 5.0, please remember that
NorCal adds a third and fourth playoff for these events (singles, doubles, and
mixed doubles). If you make it to the semis, remember that you have another
match whether you win or lose. If you do not show up for the Playoff match,
unfortunately you will be defaulted for a No Show – so please do not forget
this third/fourth playoff match if you lose in the semis.
Good luck to everyone.
Please remember to enter the same level if you are entering two NTRP events. We cannot allow any cross-overs in the NTRP divisions for this tournament.
Please note that we do not do any random pairings for doubles. Please make sure your partner has entered doubles and indicate your partner's USTA number when you enter
Welcome to the $2,000 Natomas NTRP/Open/Age tournament. Our event has received Tournament of the Year status for the 3.5, 4.0 and 5.0 divisions. All players playing in these divisions will receive 1.5 times the ranking points. In addition, we have been designated as one of the tournaments to count toward the National Top 500 Ranking List for the Women's Open Events.
Natomas Sports Club prides itself on its hospitality to the players. Amenities to all participants will include T-shirts, adult beverages, snacks and a special lunch provided to the players on Saturday from 10:30am-2:00pm, courtesy of Slightly Skewed, specializing in grilled asian street food.
Format and Entry Info.
The Open draws are limited to 32 for singles and to 16 for doubles. All matches will be the best of three tiebreak sets.
The NTRP draws are limited to 32 for singles and to 16 for doubles. All matches will be the best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak played in lieu of the third set. Players are limited to two events maximum at the SAME NTRP level. Entering two doubles events is allowed.
The Age Division draws are limited to 16 players/teams. All matches will be three tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak played in lieu of the third set. Players are limited to one singles and one doubles event.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EVENTS which exceed a draw of 16 will definitely start on Friday and all players in these events will be expected to be available on Friday for play. Friday play could also occur for all other draws regardless of size. Friday play will not start before 4 PM. Please note that avoidances may not be granted if they affect the fairness of play or the scheduling.
Limited Draw Tournaments.
NTRP TOY events will be selected as
• 25% of the draw shall be selected using the most recently published Grand Prix Points Race List of the
division in the order the players are listed;
• 25% of the draw may be selected at the discretion of the Tournament Committee; and
• the remaining 50%, and if there are any remaining spots not selected by rank or at the discretion of the
Tournament Committee, shall be selected by lot.
Doubles and Mixed Doubles teams will be selected based their combined ranking using the most recently
published Individual Doubles Grand Prix Points Race List for the division of the event.
For non-TOY NTRP events, the Tournament Committee may select up to 25% of the players/teams for each draw at their own discretion. All other players/teams for each draw shall be selected by lot.
Open and Age divisions are selected and seeded by the NorCal seeders.
Tournament Hotel - RESIDENCE INN SACRAMENTO AIRPORT NATOMAS!
2618 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento, California, 95833. 916-649-1300
Our extended-stay accommodations have spacious living, working and dining areas, and we are conveniently located near Sacramento International airport. Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport Natomas offers a courtesy shuttle, from 5AM -11PM, daily or enjoy free parking if arriving by car. Enjoy our complimentary amenities; a daily hot breakfast buffet, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, and in-room coffee. Our fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool will have you feeling energized and refreshed in no time.
All NTRP Players Must Have an NTRP Rating
All players participating in a USTA NorCal sanctioned NTRP tournament must have an NTRP rating. If you do not have an NTRP rating, please click "more info" to obtain a self-rating.
Concurrent Tournament Rule
A player shall not be entered at the time entries close in two or more USTA sanctioned tournaments scheduled to take place at the same time, in whole or in part, unless each Tournament Committee involved understands the situation, concurs in writing, and each agrees to accommodate the player’s schedule. The final decision rests with each tournament committee. If one tournament agrees to accept concurrent entries and accommodate the player's schedule but the concurrent tournament does not, the player may not enter both. If entries for the overlapping tournaments close on different dates, approval must be received from all Tournament Committees no later than the entry closing date that occurs last. Players who enter a tournament and play it to completion, may then enter another tournament with overlapping dates without permission. If a player violates this concurrent tournament rule ranking points earned in any concurrent tournament played will not count toward ranking or the Grand Prix Points Race and the concurrent tournaments will not count toward the minimum tournament requirement to qualify for Grand Prix.
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 Sunday, March 10, 2019 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: 500033919 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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