Alternates By Event - 8/01 - 12 PM
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CONGRATULATION TO KIMBERLY YEE !!!
Intermountain Section, Las Vegas, Nevada
PLAYER OF THE DAY (TUESDAY)
PLAYER OF THE DAY (MONDAY)
Player of the Day (Sunday)
Player of the Day (Saturday)
The #11 seed withdrew. The replacement of seeds 9-16 is the next player to be seeded and assumes the seed positon of the withdrawn player. page 99, 2008 FAC, C1 a iii.
General Tournament Information
Please click "more info" for the Tournament Website to get information about Registration, Directions to the facilities, Parties, Hotels, Rental Cars.
It is your responsibility to notify the referee of your most current contact information. The tournament will use the phone numbers or email address provided to TennisLink to notify you of the opportunity to enter. If you did not provide this info in Tennis Link, please email your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORDERED ALTERNATES REPORT
This is the order alternates will replace any withdrawals from the main draw. (This report will be posted after selections.)
POINT OF NO RETURN
If you have reached the "point of no return" for traveling, please be courteous and withdraw from the alternates list. We understand that some of you may not be able to come at a moments notice, even if a spot opens. As long as you are on the Alternates by Event Report, we assume you can still attend.
Replacing of Player Before Draw is Made:
The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section's quota with the next player on the Section's endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted as part of a Section's quota with the next highest remaining alternate.
Replacing of Player After Draw is Made, but Before the Completion of the 1st Round:
The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the next highet remaining alternate.
No Replacement of Players is Made After the Completion of the 1st Round:
No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, is NOT replaced with an alternate.
If you are offered a spot, you will need to provide your credit card information. Your acceptance is not final until the entry fee has been paid AND we have written confirmation by email that you accept the position. The entry fee is $81.13.
On-Site alternates should check in during Mandatory Check-In on Friday from Noon until 5 to place your name on the On-Site list.
On Saturday, on-site alternaes will need to check with the Referee 30 minutes before the first match time so you will be ready should a spot become available.
If there is more than one on-site alternate, open spots will be filled according to the published ordered alternates list.
Doubles Competitors List
Please check the doubles competitors list and the pairings that have been made. If you do not agree with your partner, please email the Referee at email@example.com. You will still have a chance at registration to choose your partner.
Withdrawal before Thursday, 7/10, 12:00 pm NOON Eastern Time
Go to the Tournament website and click "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the left side of your screen then "Withdraw". From there you can withdraw. If you do not know your Confirmation #, click "Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw."
Withdrawal after Thursday, 7/10, 12:01 pm Eastern Time
You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the fax is (770) 740-0823. You will receive a refund, but it may take 3-4 weeks.
Withdrawal after Saturday, 7/26
You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email is email@example.com and the fax is (770) 740-0823. You will not receive a refund regardless of the reason.
Withdrawal after the tournament begins, 8/02
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee. Do not call the desk to withdraw. Unless you speak to the Head Referee IN PERSON, it will be counted as a "No Show."
VIDEOS FROM HIGH-TECH TENNIS
HIGH-TECH TENNIS (from Atlanta, GA) will be onsite for the entire tournament to offer Four Match Recording Packages. Choose the one that's perfect for you! Kids are visual learners ... and video is an EXCELLENT teaching tool (not to mention a wonderful momento). After all, SEEING REALLY IS BELIEVING. Visit http://www.high-techtennis.com/ and click Services for more information, including samples and prices. Contact Danny or Julie Thiets (firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.640.2723) to reserve your match time...We have six high-speed video cameras...FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
GENERAL INFORMATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON EASTERN TIME ON THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2008
This is a National Level 1 Tournament
Draw Size is 128 for singles and 64 for doubles. Both will be a Compass Draw
Email the Tournament Director for general tournament questions - email@example.com or the Referee regarding alternates and withdrawals – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matches will be played at the Windward Lake Club on 16 hard courts. Windward Courts will be available at 7 AM for warm-ups. Courts will be cleared at 7:45 for 8 AM matches. Practice courts will be available also at Webb Bridge Middle School and Alpharetta High School.Courts 1-4 at Windward are reserved for Club members. Please do not ask to use these courts.
Play will start with 1 round of singles and 1 round of doubles on Saturday, August 2.
For singles and doubles there will be a Playoff for 3rd and 4th places and a Gold Feed-In to determine 5th and 6th places.
All matches, singles and doubles, will be the best of three tie-break sets, unless rain or heat requires shortened formats.
The official ball of the tournament is Wilson US OPEN.
No housing is provided.
7/10 THU - Entries close 12 NOON EASTERN TIME. Late entries will be accepted by email or fax only.
7/15 TUE- Ordered Alternate Report will be posted, if not earlier.
7/24 THU - Alternates will be given 4 hours to respond before the next alternate is contacted
7/26 SAT - Last day to withdraw and receive a refund - Only email or fax withdrawals will be accepted, no phone calls.
7/26 SAT - Alternates will only be given 2 hours to respond before the next alternate is contacted
7/29 TUE - First alternate reached by phone will have 30 minutes to decide before the next alternate is contacted
7/30 WED - Singles Draw Posted by Noon
8/01 FRI - Mandatory Check-In at the Windward Lake Club - NOON until 5:00 pm
8/01 FRI - Mandatory Player Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Windward Lake Club.
8/01 FRI – All players & their families are invited for a little "Southern Hospitality" with "A Taste of Windward" welcoming party 6 until 8:30 PM. Hit for Wilson prizes.
8/02 SAT - Doubles draws will be posted by NOON
8/02 SAT - Play begins - 1 round of singles and doubles
Pizza and Swim Party
8/07 THUR - Doubles Finals in all parts of the compass , 3/4 Play-off,and 5/6 Play-off in the East Compass
8/08 FRI - Singles Finals and 3/4 Play-off , Gold Feed-In Semis and Final
Two wild cards have be awarded.
PLAYER ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
Players who meet the U.S. or residency requirements, the USTA age eligibility requirements, and membership requirements (current USTA membership) may enter.
Method of Entry:
Players must enter using TennisLink. Please note that if you are not selected in the initial selection, your credit card is not processed. If you are selected from the alternates list, you will need to provide your credit card information.
Wildcard applications are available through your Section office. Your section office can give you guidance in this area. If you are awarded a wildcard, it is your responsibility to communicate with us
The following players are eligible to enter the doubles event:
1) Singles Players on the Competitors List
2) Singles Alternates who appear on a Sectional Endorsement List
3) USTA National Open Doubles Qualifiers
4) Players with doubles-only endorsements.
No other players are eligible to play doubles.
Please register online for doubles with a partner, if possible. On-Site Doubles sign up will end on Friday, August 1, at 8:00pm. Please note that you are responsible for entering or withdrawing from doubles, as well as, finding a partner. At the mandatory check-in you will be asked to confirm your doubles status & partner.
If you do not have a partner by Friday, 8/01, at 8:00 pm, we will do our best to assign you one. However, if there is an odd number of entries, there are no guarantees.
Any alternates or wildcards that were selected to play singles will have to notify the tournament if you want to play doubles.
FAC Regulation IV.A.2 states: "The referee may penalize a player who is on site for lateness if a court is available and the player has failed to check in at the tournament desk by the scheduled match time."
THIS MEANS: IF THERE IS 1 OPEN COURT AT 10:00 AND THERE ARE 3 MATCHES TO PUT ON, THE REFEREE WILL START THE CLOCK FOR LATENESS FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NOT CHECKED IN FOR 10:00 - EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH COURTS FOR ALL 3 MATCHES.
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow The Code. If you've never read it, please do so.
The Windward Lake Club uses conduct rules above and beyond those enforced by the USTA.
Players are required to abide by these facility rules of behavior on and off of the court.
The list below indicates the Facility Behavior Rules:
• No use of the word "suck" or any form of the word, spoken or spelled.
• No use of expressions of frustrations with references to deities (i.e. "Oh My God", "Jesus", "Jesus Christ", "Christ", "God") either spoken or spelled.
• No use of "freaking", "frigging", or "fricking" or variations of such words either spoken or spelled.
• No Smoking anywhere on the premises. Premises includes parking lots, bathrooms, and anywhere within 30 feet of a tennis court.
• No cell phones are allowed on court and we ask that all spectators please have their phones on vibrate when courtside. Please be considerate of all players and use your phones away from the courts.
• No unsportsmanlike conduct by players, parents, coaches, or other spectators will be tolerated.
Any T-shirts must be plain or tennis related.
The bottom of your Shirt must touch the top of your Skirt or Shorts while standing upright-shoulders back.
Skirts and shorts must be worn appropriately above the pelvic bones.
Extremely short shorts are not allowed.
There will be a trainer on site at the Windward Lake Club during matches. By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute any medicine, even to adults. Please bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Medicine, etc.
Plan on HOT temperatures and start hydrating early in the week before the tournament. Temperatures could be 80-100 degrees, so be prepared for the heat and humidity.
If you have an injury or illness, we strongly suggest that you see the trainer. If you need to withdraw due to injury or illness, the process will be much smoothe,r if we have confirmation from the trainer.
The SINGLES and DOUBLES events are both“Compass Draws”, which means ALL PLAYERS will play at least four singles matches and four doubles matches, regardless of whether they win or lose.
At the end of round 1:
• The winners go east
• The losers go west.
At the end of round 2:
• The east losers go north
• The west losers go south.
At the end of round 3:
• The east losers go northeast
• The north losers go northwest
• The west losers go southwest
• The south losers go southeast.
At the end of round 4 (round of 16):
• The losers are out of the tournament unless playing in the east
• The losers in the east will enter the Gold Feed-In Championship.
At the end of round 5 (quarter finals):
• The losers are out of the tournament unless playing in the east
• The losers in the east will enter the Gold Feed In Championship.
At the end of round 6 (semi-finals):
• The losers are out of the tournament unless playing in the east
• The losers in the east will play for 3rd and 4th
• The winners play the finals on each draw sheet.
MISSED THE DEADLINE?
You can be considered for entry after all "on-time" entries are exhausted.
If you would like to be put at the bottom of the alternates list, email email@example.com. Please include contact information.
Visit our Tournament website for general tournament information
such as tournament check-in, directions, hotels, car
rentals,parties, etc: www.windwardlakeclub.com/Tournaments.htm
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, July 10, 2008 12 Noon Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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