Alternates By Event
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to our Sportsmanship Awards Winners. Boys 18's Champioin Joshua Smith and Girls 18's Champion Rachel Daniell.
MONDAY EVENING DOUBLES UPDATE
Because we had so many matches played early, we have consolidated courts. NO MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED AT ETOWAH PARK. If your doubles match was scheduled for ETOWAH it will now be at ALTO or ROME FLOYD. Please check the draws.
THE TOURNAMENT WILL FINISH ON TUESDAY AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE (Weather permitting)
DOUBLES UPDATE--SUNDAY EVENING
Due to the fact not all singles matches got off court until after 8pm tonight, we will have to change some doubles matches until after the singles tomorrow. The affected matches will not play until 5pm tomorrow afternoon. Please be patient as I try to keep everyone updated. I will try to have everything updated ASAP.
The doubles matches from SUNDAY will be the rescheduled at the exact time and place on MONDAY morning.
Some changes were made to site locations. I also had to redo the times. If the original match time was scheduled for 2PM--which means 5pm matches-- at Pepperel HS, Shorter College, Model HS, Darlington School, and Ga Highlands--The match time and location has been changed. Please check the website. All but two Boys 18's con. matches are now originally scheduled for 3:30 (with the 3 hour delay-the new match time is 6:30)
The original match times are on the draws. The two boys 18's C matches are at 5pm originally (which means 8pm tonight)
DOUBLES HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR SUNDAY
SITE LOCATION CHANGES--PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED 2PM MATCHES
Because of lighting issues- matches originally scheduled for 2pm at the following sites will be relocated---Pepperell HS, Model HS, Darlington School, Shorter and Georgia Highland. I am in the process of changing the locations now. As soon as they are done, I will update the website and draws. Please look carefully as to where the matches are rescheduled.
WEATHER UPDATE FOR SUNDAY 10 AM
The rain has stopped here in Rome, and the radar looks promising for now. We are in a 3 hour rain delay for the day. 9:30 matches need to be ready to play at 12:30. We are not adjusting the times on the website. Therefore, add 3 hours to your singles match times for Sunday 12/27. We hope to play doubles this evening, we will not work on doubles at all until we get the singles started at 12:30. If your are looking for something to do you can go to your chiilds site and roll some courts.
WEATHER UPDATE FOR 7 AM
It is still raining in Rome. WE ARE IN A 3 HOUR DELAY FOR ALL SINGLES MATCHES. This means 9:30 singles matches won't start until 12:30. We will update again around 10AM. Doubles are still postponed until further notice. We may schedule doubles matches after the singles matches today, but all singles will be played before the duobles. We will keep you updated as to what our plans are.
It is wet in Rome at 5:45AM. ALL DOUBLES MATCHES ARE POSTPONED until further notice. Singles matches are scheduled to start at 9:30AM. We will make the next update for 7AM. Thanks for your patience today
MODEL HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTIONS
The directions on the handout is incorrect for Model HS. These are the correct directions
From Rome-Floyd TC turn left on W 3rd ST. Turn Right on 5th Ave. Follow 5th Ave to Broad Street, turn left onto Broad Street at traffic light. Continue North on Broad Street over Turner McCall Blvd.SW/ga 20. to next intersection. Go straight over Kingston Hwy 293. Continue on Hwy 293 past Coosa Valley Fairground, go past Etowah Park on left to the next light. At light take a left onto Bypass, continue to next light and take a right on CALHOUN ROAD. (Go 1.1 miles) High School is on the right. Courts are behind the school
Due to the weather forecast on Sunday, we have decided to play the first round of doubles on Saturday after the singles matches. The second round of doubles will then be played on Sunday morning. Times will be posted ASAP. But the first round matches will be either at 5pm or 6pm on Saturday evening.
ADDRESSES FOR SITES
Here are the addresses for the sites being used for the tournament. Directions from Rome-Floyd will be handed out at check-in.
Alto Park Tennis Center-1014 Burnett Ferry Rd SW, Rome, GA 30165
Etowah Park Tennis Center-1325 Kingston Rd NE, Rome GA 30161
Georgia Highland College-3175 Cedartown HWY SE, Rome, GA 30161
Shorter College-315 Shorter Ave SW, Rome, GA 30165
Model High School-3252 Calhoun Hwy NE, Rome GA 30161
Pepperell High School-3 Dragon Dr SE Rome, 30147
Darlington High School-1014 Cave Spring Rd SW, Rome GA 30161
Coosa Country Club-110 Branham Ave SW, Rome, GA 30161
Match Sites 12/23/08
Please check your draw for updated match SITES. NO match times have changed, but a few match sites had to be changed.
ERROR IN B18 DOUBLES SEEDING 12/22/08
There was an error in the original seed list of the B18 Doubles. The tournament committee made the correction using Regulation II. A.6 of The USTA Rules and Regulation.
READ THE DRAWS CAREFULLY
Be sure to read your draw carefully. We are playing at 9 different sites and two adjacent matches on thedraw sheet may not be at the same site or the same time!
Here is a list of sites and the code for each site on the draw:
Rome Floyd Tennis Center - RTFC Alto - ALTO Etowah - ETW Georgia Highland College - GAH Shorter College - SHR Darlington - DAR Model High School - MHS Pepperell High School - PHS, Coosa Country Club- CCC
The ONLY official times and locations of matches will be posted at the Rome Floyd Tennis Center. Players are responsible for knowing the correct sites and times of their matches.
Everyone will need to check in at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center before they play their first match, regardless of your matches location.
Early check in will be available on Friday 12/26 from 6pm to 9pm.
The Check in desk will open again Saturday morning at 7am.
Please be sure to give yourself enough time to check in and still drive to your match location.
Checking in cannot be used as an excuse for being late for your match.
Prior to the entry deadline, players should withdraw online.
After the entry deadline, all withdrawals must be in writing by e-mail or fax. Players should note all rules on withdrawing from a tournament.
NO REFUNDS for players withdrawing after midnight, December 20.
Alternates wishing to enter another tournament should withdraw from the Alternates list before entering another tournament. Alternates are not charged the entry fee until taken into the draw.
NEW Tentative Schedule 12/21/08
Due to the number of byes in some of the divisions, we have revised the tentative schedule as follows:
Day 1: 2 Main draw rounds and 1 Consolation round - NO DOUBLES
Day 2: 2 Doubles rounds, 1 Main Draw round, 2 Consolation rounds
Day 3: 1 Doubles round, 2 Main Draw rounds, 3 Consolation rounds,
Day 4: 2 Doubles rounds, 1 Main Draw, 2 Consolation rounds
Day 5: Only in case of Rain Day!!!!
Please note that Doubles will start at 8 am on Sunday, Day 2.
ON SITE ALTERNATES
• On-site alternates must arrive at Rome Floyd Tennis Center 30 minutes prior to the match time for the event for which you want to be considered. Notify the referee that you are present and are an onsite alternate.
• If a vacancy occurs, the highest alternate will be admitted and sent to the correct site where the match will be played.
• Once the on-site alternate is paged, he will have 4 minutes to report.
• If it takes longer than 4 minutes to report, the alternate will be bypassed until a subsequent vacancy occurs.
If you were not selected for the main draw, your name was automatically placed on the Alternates List. This list will be ordered by the current Southern Standings List.
If you do not want to be considered for entry into the main draw, you should email the referee to withdraw your name.
You MUST WITHDRAW from the alternate list before entering another tournament.
If a position becomes available in the main draw, the alternate must contact the Tournament Director with Credit Card info. Tennis Link did not charge Credit Cards of alternates.
Alternates are responsible for being sure the referee and tournament director have contact information. You will be skipped if we don't have info.
Top 64 players applying from the USTA/Southern latest STANDINGS LIST. 56 players from this age group will be selected and up to 8 players from the younger age group who are eligible from the younger age group, who have a standing in the top 80 of the younger age group, and are not in the selected 56, 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).
America's Best Value Inn (706)235-1717 King $52.99 or Doubles $57.99
Best Western Executive Inn (706)234-3161 King or Queen/Queen $60
Claremont House B & B (706)291-0900 $125
Comfort Inn (706)802-1223 Standard room(1-2pp)$79.99 (3-4pp)$84.99
Country Hearth Inn (706)314-1115 King $69.99 Double $79.99
Country Inn & Suites (706)232-3380 $79-$125
Days Inn (706)295-0400 $62(1-4pp)
Holiday Inn Express (706)232-0021 $89-$139
Hampton Inn (706)232-9551 $82
Howard Johnson Express(706)291-1994 King $52.95 Double $59.95
Jameson Inn (706)291-7797 $82.99
Ramada Skytop (706)295-1100 $76(1-2pp) $86(3pp) $96(4pp)
Please phone the local number to book reservations at these rates for the Georgia Winter Open. Rates do not include tax.
For more information on Rome, please contact the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau.
PROSHOT SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Proshot Sports Photography will be available at the Rome Floyd Tennis Center. Make sure to sign up downstairs to get your PROSHOT. See their website at www.proshotsportsphotography.com to view some sample shots and posters.
COOSA INTERNATIONAL TENNIS ACADEMY AT COOSA COUNTRY CLUB
CITA will have Tournament Prep Drills for all players on Friday 12/26, starting at 5pm until 630pm. Cost will be $20.00 per player.
CITA will also be offering a Pro Warm Up session throughout the tournament for $20.00 for 30-45 minutes.
Please call the Coosa Country Club tennis shop for reservations at 706-291-0038
DOUBLES ENTRY INFO
Doubles entry should be done on-line and via email only. Below are the details.
• Doubles entry deadline will be at NOON, December 20. You should have designated a partner with the referee by this time.
• BEFORE the online entry deadline, all entries, pairings and withdrawals should be done online.
• AFTER the on-line entry deadline and BEFORE the doubles deadline:
o If you did not register on-line, you can register, for doubles only, by email.
o If you registered on-line and want to withdraw after the on-line entry deadline, you must do it by email.
o You may indicate your partner by email. Both players should confirm the pairing by emailing the referee. We will NOT PAIR PLAYERS. You must find your own partner. If you need help in contacting a possible partner contact the referee or tournament director.
If you sign up for doubles, either on-line or via email, and fail to show up for your scheduled doubles match, you will be given suspension points for "default-no show."
The DOUBLES REPORTs show players with and without partners. Please use this list to find someone with whom you would like to partner, if you don't have a partner.
Both players must confirm the new pairing by emailing the referee.
Please check your listed partner and let the referee know if you do not agree with the pairing.
Deadline for pairing up has been extended to Saturday at 3 pm. Thank you in advance for not waiting until the last minute.
There has been an error with the doubles selection. If you received an email saying you did not make the draw for doubles but did make the draw in singles, please ignore it!
BOYS 18 SINGLES/DOUBLES
We had a last minute withdrawal by a seeded player, so the seeds have changed. Match times are not affected but a few sites are. I will try to contact everyone affected by phone.
GEORGIA LEVEL 2 TOURNAMENT AND SOUTHERN LEVEL 3
Online registration ONLY for SINGLES AND DOUBLES.
Doubles play will start the first day of the tournament.
JR. SUSPENSION POINT SYSTEM IN EFFECT.
E(8)s and E(8)d is BG(Co-Ed)8sd.
SCORING and FORMAT
64 DRAW Singles with a Full Feed In through the Quarters and 3/4
Singles: Main draw - Regular scoring Best of 3 sets for BG12- BG18.
Best of 2 sets with a match tiebreaker in lieu of the 3rd Set for
BG10 and Coed8 divisions. Consolation - Best of 2 tiebreak sets
with a match tie-break played in lieu of the 3rd Set
Doubles - Single Elimination 8-game pro sets. (Match tie-break at
In the past we have had a strong field with participants from 4 or
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - This is a State Championship tournament.
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 Thursday, December 18, 2008 11:59:00 PM Eastern 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: 703468008 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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