2019 North South Schedule of Play
Welcome to the 35th Annual North South Senior Challenge Cup
Welcome to the 35th Annual North/ South Senior Men’s Challenge Cup. This is an annual team competition between Northern and Southern California played at the Copper River Country Club in Fresno, California. All players who meet the minimum age requirement are encouraged to apply.
ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION
Please register in the event(s) that you would like to play. With the
exception of the Men’s 90s team, players will either be selected to play
singles or doubles. If your preference is to play singles or doubles make sure
to register in both events. Players must be able to play both days.
When registering online, the entry fee will display a $3.00
charge. This fee will not be charged to
your credit card account. There is no
entry fee for this event.
Player Contact Information
When registering for this event, please be sure to include your contact information. We will be using the contact information to notify players regarding selection and other North/ South Challenge Cup information.
All players will compete in one match per day. The scoring format for this event is two sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
Team Formation – Age Groups
The age groups for this event are the following:
Men’s: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, and 90.
For each age group eight (8) players will be selected. Four (4) players will be selected to play singles and four (4) players will be selected to play doubles. For the 90’s division two (2) players will be selected and will play two singles and one doubles match. Players may only play singles both days or Doubles both days.
Player Selection Committee
The Player Selection Committee will be made up of the Chair of the Adult Tournament Committee, the individual Age Group
Captains, and the Adult Tournament Coordinator.
Player Selection Criteria
Players must play one (1) USTA NorCal Sanctioned Tournament during the 2018-2019 season (season starts October 2018) to be eligible for this event.
Selection Criteria is based on the following:
- Head to head records
- Indirect wins and losses
- UTR ratings
- Any additional information available over a 12 month period.
The NorCal North/South Selection Committee may give one wildcard per
age division to accommodate a player who has not met the player
selection criteria. To receive a wildcard, a player must be a Northern
California resident and a member of the USTA. Wildcards will be awarded at the discretion for the Selection Committee.
Upon the close of entries, the North/South Selection Committee will
make the team selections. Once
selections have been made, players will be notified by email regarding the status of their selection.
All divisions will play on Sunday and Monday. Match times will be announced prior to the start of the tournament.
Player Dinner – Sunday, September 29
There will be a complimentary player party for all competitors on Sunday, September 29 at the Copper River Country Club. There will be a $28 fee for any guests of players that would like to attend. PLAYERS AND GUESTS MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. -->
Hampton Inn and Suites Fresno
(Must reserve by September 9, 2019 to get these rates)
327 E Fir Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
Block Dates: Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
Type and Rates:
A. 2 Queen Bed Traditional - (15 available)
Rate per night: $120.00
B. 1 King Bed Traditional – (15 available)
Rate per night: $120.00 + tax
To reserve a room under this block, call the Hampton Inn and Suites
Fresno at (559) 447-5900 and let them know that you would like to book a room
under the North South Challenge block.
Hampton Inn room rate includes free hot
breakfast buffet, evening reception (Mon-Thurs free beer, wine &
appetizers), Wi-Fi, parking, use of fitness center, coin operated laundry
facility & outdoor pool area.
2) Homewood Suites Fresno
(Must reserve by August 27, 2019 to get these rates)
6820 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710
Block Dates: Saturday, September 28, Sunday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30
Type and Rates:
A. King Bed Studio Suite – (11 available)
Rate per night: $140 + tax
To reserve a room under this block, call the Homewood Suites Fresno at (559) 440- 0801 and let them know that you would like to book a room under the North South Challenge block
Homewood Suites Fresno room rates include free breakfast.
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, August 18, 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: 500052519 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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