Thanks to everyone who played in, worked at and supported the 7th Annual Greater Stamford Tennis Championships. We appreciate everyone's patience and flexibility with the schedule as the weather was not our friend this weekend.
A special thanks to Peter Sommerfield, who not only staffed every match of the tournament, but also was on-site at Scalzi Saturday and Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. in order to help get the courts dry and playable as soon as possible. We need more people like him -- any volunteers?
UPDATE AS OF 8:30 a.m. SUNDAY
We are currently drying the courts and should have some playable at 9:30. Please report for your match times as scheduled on this site.
UPDATE AS OF 2:30 SATURDAY
Rain has suspended play.
All quarterfinal matches will be completed tonight at 5:30 at Shippan Racquet Club (45 Harbour Drive) in Stamford.
The mixed doubles quarterfinals between the team of Byrne-Keil and Ferman-Saiers will be played upon completion of Ferman's singles quarterfinal match, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.
All semifinals and finals will be played Sunday at Scalzi Park. We will post Sunday's schedule later this evening.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
UPDATE AS OF 8 AM SATURDAY
We are currently drying the courts at Scalzi and believe there is enough time before the rain to get several matches played. Anyone with a 10 a.m. match is encouraged to arrive early as we will put matches on at 9:30 if all participants are available.
We will check the site in the morning around 8:30 a.m. and post online if there is a delayed start.
By 1 p.m. we will make the decision to go indoors. We will consider if the rain is continuning, if the courts won't be dry and/or if the forecast for the rest of the day is grim.
If we do go inside, all Round of 16 and quarterfinal matches will be played Saturday evening starting at 5:30 (some quarterfinal matches are "to follow" and will also be played Saturday).
The updated schedule will be posted online as soon as possible.
PLEASE E-MAIL TIM CURRY (email@example.com) IF YOU HAVE A CONFLICT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. We will do our best to accomodate schedules as best we can.
Saturday's schedule will be posted Friday at 2 p.m. and be based on the weather forecast.
If the forecast still calls for rain throughout the day on Saturday, we will play all quarterfinal singles and doubles matches indoors in the evening at either Shippan Racquet Club (6 courts) or Sound Shore Indoor Tennis in Port Chester, NY (12 courts) -- both sites starting around 5:30 p.m.
Under that scenario, the semifinals and finals of all draws will be played Sunday outdoors at Scalzi Park.
SITE CODES ON DRAWS
Scalzi Park (SCAL)
100 Bridge Street
Shippan Racquet Club (SHIP)
45 Harbour Drive
Stamford, CT 06902
Stamford Indoor (ST-IN)
23 Radio Pl
Stamford, CT 06906-2219
Sound Shore Indoor Tennis (SSIT)
303 Boston Post Rd
Port Chester, NY 10573
SCHEDULE UPDATE (Friday 11:50 a.m.)
Due to the weather forecast for Friday night and Saturday, we are currently trying to schedule all first round men's singles matches Friday night at Shippan Racquet Club (either 7:15 p.m. or 9 p.m. start times).
Men's sinlges players:
Please call Tim Curry at (914) 696-7077 and let him know your availability.
NOTE: The schedule for the remaining draws will be determined once the men's singles matches have been set. No other events will be played on Friday.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
CHECK IN FOR SHIPPAN MATCHES FRIDAY NIGHT
Players scheduled for matches at Shippan Racquet Club on Friday should check in no less than 15 minutes in advance of their start times.
Courts are available at 7:30 and we want to be able to put matches out as soon as courts are free.
PLAYER CONTACT INFO
Please make sure that your contact info (cell phone, e-mail address, etc.) is updated on the USTA Membership database. If you register online, this is the only place we can access that information if we need to contact you regarding scheduling issues.
PLAYER STATUS: APPLICANTS vs. COMPETITORS
Players who enter on-line will be listed as "APPLICANTS" until after the entry deadline on Monday at noon and then will be moved to the "COMPETITORS" list. The APPLICANT list is located near the bottom of the column on the left of this screen under the TOURNAMENT HOME area of the TENNISLINK TOURNAMENT section. Applicants will not be charged on their credit cards until after the selection process has been completed following the entry deadline.
Those players currently on the listed as COMPETITORS mailed their entries and were manually entered into the system by the tournament director.
The Greater Stamford Tennis Championships are again sanctioned
by USTA New England. All registrants must be USTA members.
All events WILL count towards a USTA New England tournament
ranking. See ranking requirements at www.ustanewengland.com >
adults/seniors > rankings/standings.
NTRP MIXED 4.5 DOUBLES - Suggested for teams with a combined NTRP
rating of 8.0 and below.
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 Monday, September 28, 2009 11:59:00 AM 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: 450729809 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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