CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS
Congratulations to the 2012 Men's 55 Indoors Singles and Doubles Gold Ball Winner - Mark Vines from Lynchburg, VA. What a great run and he now has the second of five titles for the Golden Slam. Mark won the ITF World Games in February. Good Luck in the remaining three USTA National tournaments - grass, clay and hard courts. Congratulaions to Wesley Cash from Chattanooga, TN for pairing up with Mark to win the doubles gold ball. Singles - silver - Maxime Buyckx, bronze - Geoff Cykman, fourth place - Paul Moss, fifth place (consolation winner) Stuart Chase, sixth place - Eric Bligard. Doubles - silver-Jeff Winkler and Kenny House, bronze - Wayne Pickard and Rob Knox, fourth place - Fred Budde and Randy Crowell, fifth place Gary Grandolph and John Virgin, sixth place - Dan Clingo and Russ Edman. Thanks you players for coming and I hope you enjoyed what Idaho has to give. Thank you Governor Butch Otter for your proclamation and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter for your welcoming letter and Mrs Idaho - Beverly Hartle for her presence. A big thanks to all the volunteers, Jake Putnam - Public relations, Brittiny Moore - Player services, Pam Massey - Party host, Jackie Zarr - Desk help, Jim Elliott - Desk help, members of BRSC and staff. Thank you Rod Hyatt at the Residence Inn for having a nice place that's close for the players to stay and Dave Wagers at the Idaho Candy Company for providing "Idaho Spuds".
Thank you for having played the 2012 USTA National Men's 55 Indoor Championship at the Boise Racquet & Swim Club
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If you would like to comment about the tournament please email me at email@example.com or Bill McGrath, GM at BRSC firstname.lastname@example.org. Again thanks for playing and I'll see you this August if you can play in the 60's if not then in 2013.
SINGLES DRAW IS POSTED
The first round of singles starts Monday, May 7th at 10:00 am. Seeded players start Tuesday, May 8th. Please check your times. Tuesday play starts at 8:00 am. Losers of Tuesday morning matches will play the first round of consolation in the afternoon after doubles. You may be playing three matches on Tuesday.
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Special Tournament Rates have been negotiated with these Hotels.
Residence Inn by Marriott 208-385-9000.
Within Walking Distance, Free Airport Shuttle Service,Complimentary Breakfast & Happy Hour, Jacuzzi. $69 per night. Mention Tournament to receive Special Rate.
Bond Street Motel Apartments 800-454-5345.
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Candlewood Suites 208-322-4300.
Within walking distance, extended stay suites.
LOOKING FOR A DOUBLES PARTNER?
DOUBLES DEADLINE MONDAY, MAY 7TH (Draw made at player party that night)
I'll help you find a doubles partner. Just call or email me and I'll put you on the list. 208-602-1493 email@example.com
No phone numbers exchanged until I get the OK.
Make sure to attend the player party at BRSC Monday, May 7th at 6:00 pm. Free food and entertainment. Also I'm leaving the doubles draw open until then so that guys can get in. I'll make the draw that night and doubles matches start the next day. I may have to conference with the seeded doubles teams if there is a potential doubles seeded team that forms that night. Your help and flexibility are appreciated.Tuesday night you have an opprotunity to go downtown for dinner, drinks, socializing. Wednesday night - Private party for all tournament players. Ask Robert for details.
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I saw you at the Babolat tournament
It was nice seeing you at the Babolat tournament in Palm Springs. If you haven't already committed to coming I hope you will. I'm getting to be known as a "players' tournament director". I strive to provide the best service possible. I invite you to come to the best. Give it a try. Gold Ball Fever!
DOUBLES DRAW STARTS TUESDAY ENDS SATURDAY
As it's turning out there are more than 16 teams in the doubles event so the main draw, third/fourth place and consolation finals are scheduled for Saturday afternoon after singles play. I mentioned earlier to players that the doubles draw would end Friday so plan travel and lodging accordingly.
SINGLE SEEDS POSTED
Thanks for the input. I changed a couple seeds and now feel I have done the best I can do. Now it's time to focus on playing. If you're unseeded and felt that you should have been seeded then sorry about that but you'll have to prove yourself. If you felt like you should have been seeded higher than I have good reasons why you're not. The factors included - USTA Ranking, ITF Ranking and head to head records of players in this tournament. We looked closely to see if you've beaten anyone ahead of you. Lack of results and recent activity were considered. Surface, players you've beaten that are not here, site history were not considered.
Players - if you're coming in earlier than Sunday then you'll
need to contact me directly on practice courts. Practice courts are
available starting Sunday at 1:00 pm. Call BRSC at 208-376-1052 at
that point to reserve practice courts. I'm also pairing up doubles
partners so call me. If you want to wait to find a doubles partner
you can do that as well. I'm making the doubles draw Monday night
May 7th. At that point you'll be paired with whoever is left.
Modified Feed-In Consolation Format. The first two rounds in
singles and doubles feeds into the consolation draw. Please let me
know if you need lodging assistance. I may be able to work
something out if you really need it. Robert Sterk 208-602-1493
ITF Sanction - Grade A National Championship. We will continue to use all factors seeding. Foreign players can obtain a free USTA account for entry by going to https://www.usta.com/en/home/account/create-account.html, or register directly with the tournament director. This tournament is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) as a national championship. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. This tournament is a USTA CAT 1 National Championship and fulfills the eligibility requirement for USTA CUP selection.
The Coman tiebreak will be used.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, April 23, 2012 11:59:00 PM Mountain Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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