Weather Update #3
Matches will be pushed back to 10:30 and will then be on a followed by basis. Scoring will NOW be a Match Tie-break in lieu of the 3rd!
We have 31 courts and 48 matches so will put matches out as each court becomes safe for play!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Sportsmanship & Team Spirit!!
Boys Sportsmanship Award Winner: Life Savers John David McCrory
Girls Sportsmanship Award Winner: Tootsie Pop Ema Seibert
Team Spirit Wiinners!
Sixlets: Coach Kelly Day
Smarties: Istvan Szabo
Award Ceremony DELAYED to 6:40 PM tonight
Match Schedule: Monday, March 2nd
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Team Photos Available NOW
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Saturday Practice Schedule
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9 AM Report Time for Saturday, February 29th
9 AM WITH YOUR TOURNAMENT SWEATSHIRT ON at the PR Site on the grandstand for team announcements followed by team photos and practice.
Girls 10-11:30 & 1-2:30
Boys 11:30-1 & 2:30-4
Players should be able to be on site until 3 PM on the 3rd!! This is with no inclement weather. Thank you!!
Alternate Lists 2/27/20 1:30 PM
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Entry Information: L1 BG 12's: Entries Open
Registration is open and the deadline to sign-up is 2/6/20 at 11:59 AM EST. ID # 750006820. Entry Fee is $150 + Active.com fee
44 players from each gender will be accepted and there are 4 wildcards available.
Wildcard Application: Deadline: No later than 5 days after tournament entry deadline (Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. EST)
COMMITTEE Meets on 2/14.
USE THE LINK TO APPLY NOW!!!: There are 4 possible wildcards for both the boys and girls divisions.
MANDATORY REGISTRATION: Mandatory for ALL players
Friday, 2/28 5:00-7:00pm
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El Conquistador PR & CC
USTA National Coaches
As has been posted below since January the registration is MANDATORY for all players and will be held 5-7 PM at the Hilton El Conquistador. We do understand the time involved to attend this event. We do understand travel challenges. We and the USTA do expect ALL players to be here by 7 PM. Team rosters will be finalized at that point and if you have not registered by 7 PM you may be replaced with an alternate. Thank you.
Selection Process for USTA National Spring Team Championships: BG12
Separate USTA National Spring Team Championships shall be held for boys and girls. The TennisLink selection system shall accept 44 players from each division (BG 12) into the draw as follows:
• The players from most recently published National Standings List from each age division, provided they have submitted timely entries, in the order in which their names appear.
+ 4 Wildcards; Apply here: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/PlayerDevelopmentWildCards/
Membership in the USTA is required to compete in all USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Masters, USTA National Sweet Sixteen, USTA National Selection Tournaments, Open and Closed USTA Regional Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships. All US juniors must be in good standing with the USTA to enter ITF Tournaments and USTA International Tournaments, which includes USTA Membership. Click here to view information on entry into ITF Tournaments and USTA International Tournaments.
The USTA uses a "month of birth" age eligibility rule for junior players competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments. This rule applies to all local, District, Sectional, and National USTA sanctioned tournaments – it does not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments. Junior players may continue to play in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 age divisions until the month they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19, respectively.
USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments use a "year of birth" age eligibility rule. Juniors may play the 18s, 16s, 14s or 12s division until the year in which they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19 respectively.
Professional players who are age eligible may enter and play in all USTA National Championships. USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments are governed by ITF Regulations and allow professional players to play. All other USTA junior tournaments are limited to amateurs.
Citizenship and Residency Requirements
USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Masters, USTA National Sweet Sixteen, USTA National Selection Tournaments, Open and Closed USTA Regional Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships shall be open to US citizens and:
Permanent resident aliens of the United States.
Diplomats. Aliens who have resided in the United States continuously for more than one year and who are members of families of persons in the diplomatic or consular corps.
Aliens with Refugee Status. Aliens who have been granted Refugee Status.
Aliens with Asylee Status. Aliens who have been granted Asylee Status. Aliens with Temporary Protected Status. Aliens who have been granted Temporary Protected Status.
Aliens with Adjustment Status. Aliens whose I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status) has been accepted for filing.
British Columbians. Canadian citizens and landed Canadian immigrants who reside in British Columbia, provided that they were USTA members for at least one month during 2010 and so long as they do not allow their USTA memberships to laps for a period of more than six months.
Documents commonly used to support a particular alien status include a permanent resident alien card (green card), Form I-94, or a receipt confirming filing of the I-485.
The citizenship and residency requirements do not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments.
Player Room Rate: $224: Reserve NOW!! INCLUDES $25 Resort Fee: DEADLINE 2/21...reserve NOW!
The Hilton El Conquistador offers a special Tournament Player Room Rate. For reservations please call 1-888-370-0980 and mention the tournament group code (found on the tournament homepage) and/or go to www.hiltonelconquistador.com
Group code USTB
Deadline: Reservations must
be made by 2/21/20 5 PM AZ Time
Additional Hotel: Holiday Inn Express
Group Code: TNN
Rate: $ 139.00
Inn Oro Valley BG 12
Tournament Committee & Referee Contact Information
Ruth Fuchs & Linda Helixon – Tournament Directors
email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Fuchs; Referee & El Conquistador Director of Tennis – 520-544-1781 or email@example.com
Pusch Ridge Tennis Shop: Stringing, Hitting Lessons, Practice courts – 520-544-1780
Team and Waterfalling Information
Composition of Teams.
Each team shall be comprised of 6 players. Players shall be waterfalled onto teams as described below.
Timing of Waterfall.
No earlier than three days before the start of the tournament, the Tournament Committee shall waterfall players as described below.
Players in each division shall be waterfalled onto 8 teams so as to distribute the players among the teams. Before water-falling, players shall be ordered based on the order in which their names appear on the on the February 20th best available rating system.
Mandatory Medical Release Form
This form MUST be signed by all parents and players and presented by the Mandatory registration date of March 1st.
NATIONAL RANKING POINT TABLES
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IMPORTANT LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS
NOTE: Transportation between tournament sites may be available if you
are staying at the Hilton. Contact the Resort at 520-544-5000
Hilton El Conquistador Hotel &
El Conquistador Tennis at Pusch Ridge
N. Oracle Rd. 85704
Off El Conquistador Way, make first right heading to Tennis and golf
Valley Community & Recreation Center
Conquistador Tennis at OVCRC
N. La Canada Dr. 85737
Turn right on Oracle. At first light turn left on Pusch View Lane which turns into Lambert.
Turn right on La Canada
(Gas station at intersection). Club is ¼ mile on the left.
Ridge High School*
2475 Naranja Dr. 85742
Turn right on Oracle. Proceed to N. First Ave and turn left. Cross Bridge and continue to Naranja Avenue and
turn left. Proceed on Naranja past La
Cholla Boulevard. The school is ¼ mile
on the left. Turn left into the first entrance before the school. The courts
are behind the school.
del Oro High School*
25 W Calle Concordia 85704
Turn left on Oracle. Proceed 1
mile to Calle Concordia and turn right.
High school is on the right.
Proceed to far west entrance and courts are behind school.
*Not available when school is in session
Match Site Information: WILSON US OPEN OFFICIAL BALL!!
Matches will be played at El Conquistador Tennis at Pusch Ridge (PR)
10000 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
and El Conquistador Tennis at the OVCRC (CRC)
10555 N. La Canada Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Practice Courts available 1st come, 1st serve. No reservations, no charge.
El Conquistador Tennis at Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center. NOTE: Will be used for match play
10,555 N. La Canada Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85737
Additional Practice Courts
Practice Courts will be available on a first come, first serve basis at both the Pusch Ridge and Community & Recreation Center sites each day before matches begin and after play ends. For practice courts during the day, while matches are on court, the following facilities may be available:
Ironwood Ridge High School: NOT WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION
2475 West Naranja Dr. (85742)
Canada Del Oro Riverfront Park – one court
551 W. Lambert lane (85737)
Canada Del Oro High School: NOT WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION
25 West Calle Concordia (85704)
Stringing and Hitting Lessons
El Conquistador Tennis will provide 24 hour stringing
service and hitting lessons are available for the players. Please check with
the Pusch Ridge Tennis Shop for all your Tennis needs. 520-544-1780
Tournament Format and Standardized Tournament Schedule of Play
Draw Format and Standardized Tournament Schedule of Play.
February 29th will be a mandatory practice day with match play the 1st-3rd. (Participants and coaches are required to attend the registration and orientation on February 28th!
The draw format shall be a Compass Draw of 8 teams and teams shall play one round per day. The standardized schedule will incorporate time for training and education for the tournament participants.
The draws shall not be seeded.
All singles matches shall be the best of 3 Tiebreak Sets. All doubles match formats shall be a 8-game set with a 7-Point Tiebreak at 8 games all No-ad Scoring.
The team line-up for each Team Match must be submitted to the Tournament Committee prior to the Team Match at a time to be determined by the Tournament Committee. No changes to the team line-up may be made except for illness, injury, or personal circumstances and are subject to the approval of the Tournament Committee. A player, for reason of illness, injury or personal circumstances, who does not play their a match or retires from a match is eligible to play a subsequent match on the same day.
• Singles Line-up: The #1 waterfalled players in each division will play each other; the #2 waterfalled players in each division will play each other.
• Doubles Line-up - BG12 Tournament: Doubles combinations and line-ups will be determined by the coach. Coaches must use good faith in determining the lineup order based on strength,
except that the #1 player must play in the #1 doubles position.
Each Team Match shall consist of three doubles matches followed by six singles matches. Each team will receive one point for each singles win and the team that wins of a majority of the doubles matches receives one point.
Determining the Winner of a Team Match.
Each singles and doubles match counts for one point. The total possible points earned in a Team Match is 7 points. The team that wins the most points wins the Team Match. If the Team Match score is tied because, for example inclement weather does not permit all matches to be played or a match goes un-played because playoff a double walkover, the coach of each tied team shall designate two players from their team to play a doubles 10-Point Match Tiebreak to determine the Team Match Winner.
Match Score Sheet.
After the completion of a team match, the coaches of both teams must sign the score sheet.
During-Tournament Alternate Procedure if Team Unable to Field Full Roster.
If at any time a player at the tournament is unable to compete in one or more matches, the Coach shall notify the Tournament Director. The Tournament Director shall work with the Coach to find an alternate to substitute in for the player.
If an alternate substitutes in for one or more matches, the alternate shall play in the singles and/or doubles lineups in the last position and all other players or teams shall move up a position. The matches played will count toward the team score and will count for junior national ranking.
In singles, if an alternate is not found and a default occurs in the #1 position in an age division, the default Section 13 - 6
shall occur in the #2 singles position in the age division and the #2 players shall move up a position. In doubles, if an alternate is not found and a default occurs in, the default shall occur in the last doubles position and all other teams shall move up a position.
A player, for reason of illness, injury or personal circumstances, or default due to lateness, who does not play a match, is eligible to play another match on the same day and on a subsequent day. A player who is defaulted for reasons other than lateness is not permitted to play in a subsequent match.
WITHDRAWAL/ENTRY REFUND POLICY
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It is a player’s responsibility to immediately take
action to withdraw from the tournament should circumstances arise
which would not enable a player to compete. Good
sportsmanship and the USTA Regulations dictate that a player
• enter a tournament they do not intend to finish
• withdraw from a tournament after entries close unless
it is for injury, illness or personal circumstance
• enter two or more concurrent tournaments without prior
written approval from each Tournament Committee
Withdrawing from a tournament:
• Prior to Entry Deadline: If entries have not yet
closed, a player may withdraw by going to the tournament’s USTA
TennisLink homepage – the same web page where the player
registered for the tournament. Once in the system,
click on the “Register Now” text in red. When taken to
the next page, click on “Withdraw” on the left-hand side
of the screen. You will need your confirmation number
from your original registration to withdraw. Because your
credit card will not be charged prior to the entry
deadline, no refund needs to be made. If you cannot locate your
confirmation number, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent
Tournaments: If a player has previously received written approval
to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament
Committee, the player must immediately notify the
Tournament Director and/or Referee to let them know which
tournament the player has chosen to play.
• After Entry Deadline: Immediately contact the
tournament to withdraw from the tournament – telephone numbers
and email addresses of the Tournament Director and/or
Referee will be posted on the tournament’s USTA TennisLink
homepage. Players must also fulfill the written
verification requirements described below if the withdrawal is for
injury, illness or personal circumstance and the player
wants to avoid being levied USTA Suspension Points.
Entry Fee Refund:
• Player is Not Accepted Into Tournament: If a player has
previously paid an entry fee and is not accepted into the
tournament, the player is entitled to a refund.
Generally, in USTA National Junior Tournaments, no player is charged
an entry fee until tournament selection is done and the
acceptance list is published to the tournament website. The
TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry
fee is not refundable.
• Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent
Tournaments: If a player has previously received written authority
to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament
Committee, the player is entitled to a refund from the
tournament(s) that will not be played. The TennisLink
processing fee paid, in addition to the entry fee, is not
• Other Withdrawals after the Entry Deadline: Players who
withdraw after the entry deadline for any reason other
than a previously authorized entry into concurrent
tournaments are not entitled to a refund.
USTA Suspension Points:
Any withdrawal (other than for previously authorized
entry into concurrent tournaments) that does not meet the written
verification requirements described below by the last
scheduled day of the tournament (and, in the case of personal
circumstances, has also been approved as a personal
circumstance by the Referee) will result in the player being levied
suspension points, and any match that is not played will
be coded as a Default.
Written Verification Requirement for Withdrawals Due to
Injury, Illness or Personal
• Illness or Injury: The required written verification of
an injury or illness must be from a medical professional and
must be received by the tournament no later than the last
scheduled day of the tournament.
• Personal Circumstance: If the player is withdrawing
because of a personal circumstance, the player must deliver
a written description of the situation no later than the
last scheduled day of the tournament, and the Referee will
determine whether the
situation is a personal circumstance..
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis
attire. Cut off shorts, bare midriffs, compression shorts & tights (alone),
or any other attire that is simply recreational and not tennis oriented is
Coaches will be selected by the national Player Development Staff from among National Coaches, RTC coaches, and USTA "faculty" coaches
The designated team coach may coach a player who remains on court during set breaks or changeovers, except during the first changeover of a set and a tiebreak. Coaching must be carried out in a manner that does not distract play on adjoining courts. The coach may only enter the court on a changeover or a set break. Off-court coaching may be done during the permitted breaks and changeovers from a position outside the court at the fence line.
Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center
TENNIS TOURNAMENT/EVENT PARTICIPANT
FACILITY RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Facility restrooms are available to participants and
spectators throughout the duration of the tournament/event.
Loitering in the restrooms is prohibited.
Access to the facility (fitness area, lap pool, racquetball
courts, lobby) requires paying a $5 drop-in fee. Those who
pay the drop-in fee will be given wristbands and permitted
access to the facility for the duration of the day.
Ice chests and other large personal items (chairs, canopies,
etc.) may not be stored inside the facility. Those who pay the
drop-in fee have access to the lockers but must bring a lock
in order to securely store items.
Usage of personal chairs is prohibited inside of the facility.
Spray sunscreen must be applied outside of the facility.
Ice is available in designated on court ice chests outside of
the facility. Ice machine located near the entry is for Oro
Valley Community Center members and not for
All tournament/event related questions should be directed to
the tournament/event director desk, which will be notated as
such and located at the entry of the courts.
USTA Team Sportsmanship Award.
One team shall be recognized for outstanding sportsmanship with the USTA Team Sportsmanship Award.
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Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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