General Tournament Information
Player Selection Type
USTA officials will be used on
Friday and Saturday night.
Matches will use the 10-point tiebreak in
place of the third set, normal scoring (with ad) for the first two
sets. A 10-minute warm-up will be used.
Schedule of Play
Tournament play will begin at or
after 6PM on Friday, at or after 5PM on Saturday, with Sunday
play/timing to be determined based on draw sizes.
Four participants must be registered for the
event to run. Draws are capped at 16.
In the event draw sizes limit our
registration, players will be chosen based on Chicago District and
Midwest Section results. Please contact the tournament director
with any specific quesions regarding eligibility or the selection
First Match Times
First round start times will be
posted by the Wednesday evening before play begins. Full draws will
be posted at the event and uploaded to the tournament site after
the first night of play.
Withdraws/Midwest Suspension Point System
If you need
to withdraw while registration is still open, please go to our
homepage and in the left margin click on "Edit Registration" and
proceed to withdraw. No reason is necessary while the registration
is still open. If registration has closed and tournament has not
begun yet, please email the tournament director and list the reason
for withdraw. If tournament has begun, please call the tournament
director. REMEMBER when withdrawing from a USTA event once
the selections have been made, the only reasons that are accepted
by the USTA Referee without incurring FIVE (5) suspension points
are injury, illness or family emergency. Having a soccer game, a
family dinner, or not feeling like playing the consolation are not
Signing Up for Two Events/Midwest Suspension Point
USTA/Midwest Section Suspension Point System The
USTA Code of Conduct and Suspension Point System is in effect. You
are expected to play the entire event as scheduled. The
USTA/Midwest Section Junior Competition Committee has adopted a new
Suspension Point System. All players will be given FIVE (5)
suspension points for entering two or more tournaments that take
place at the same time, in whole or in part, unless each Tournament
Committee involved agrees with the multiple entries in writing.
This applies to all players who signed up for the tournament
USTA Contact Information
Procedure for tournament
registration: because of Privacy Laws, your contact information
from USTA membership doesn't show up in the Tournament Directors'
software anymore. Only what you indicate during the registration
process shows up. We have no way of contacting you if you leave
these areas blank. For instance, your opponent is sick. You may
make an extra trip here and not need to. You must indicate all
phone numbers, home, cell (a must!), work and your email address on
each registration, EACH and EVERY time, for each and every
tournament you register for.
The number of players seeded shall
equal a power of two (for example 2,4,8,16,32). The maximum ratio
of players seeded shall be one in three, except that any draw may
have two seeds. No more seeded players at #'s
5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15, etc. For reference Friends of Court
2010, Page 73, FAC Comment II.A-1
Awards will be presented to the Champion and
Finalist in each draw.
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 Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 850087516 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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