** PRIZE MONEY ** 2 DAY TOURNAMENT **
THIS IS A DOUBLES ONLY, PRIZE MONEY TOURNAMENT. The tournament will take place all day Saturday and Sunday, July 8 & 9, at the Elysium Tennis Club in Dublin, Ohio. Elysium is 200 yards over the county line so it has a Plain City mailing address. Prize money will be awarded by Dr. Bernie Master at the completion of the final in each age division on Sunday. There will be a third place match of the semifinal losers for third place prize money-
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN IS LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE UNDER "NOTES".
The tournament will be held at Elysium Tennis Club, which is located just outside Dublin, Ohio. Seen on the map, just outside of Columbus. We are 200 yards over the county line, so we have a Plain City mailing address. We are only 1.5 miles from the Jack Nicklaus Muirfield Village Golf Club where the mega million Memorial Golf Tournament is held each spring, so there are over 5,000 hotel rooms in a relatively close 6 mile vicinity.
*** TOURNEY FORMAT *** MATCH TIE BREAK *** RAIN CONTINGENCY ***
Matches will be best of three sets, with advantage scoring. We will be playing a FMLC (First Match Losers Consolation) format, so every team will have at least 2 matches for their entry fee.. We will use a THIRD SET MATCH TIE BREAK in place of a full third set to facilitate completing the tournament in two days. If teams split the first two sets, we will use the match tie break (first team to 10 by a 2 point margin) in place of a full third set. If there is rain - no problem, we will play inside. Same match schedule with minimal delay, just indoors, so please be on time
USTA REQUIREMENTS and TOURNAMENT FORMAT
All players must be current USTA members in good standing to participate, and receive prize money. USTA memberships may be renewed or purchased online at www.usta.com. The tournament will be held over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, at Elysium Tennis Club. The format will be FMLC (First Match Losers Consolation) so everyone will play at least 2 matches. Be prepared to play up to three matches a day if needed. We will use a third set match tie break in place of a full 3rd set to keep play moving.
We require 4 teams in each age group to hold that age group and pay prize money in that division. Groups with less than 4 teams may be combined with another division to ensure enough teams for competition.
All participants will receive a tournament gift - shirt, hat or other item for being a part of the tournament. We will also have a food event on Saturday afternoon for all tournament participants. Spectators and fans may also partake n the food event, but must pay for their own food and drink cost.
NO RAIN POSTPONEMENTS
We will have no rain delays to speak of. If there is inclement weather, we will play inside. There may be a slight delay, but not much. Please be on time for your match, the only slight delays will usually be walking inside and reassigning the courts.
Please submit any information that may be influential to determining your seeding by emailing the tournament directors at the email address above. ATP, ITA, WTA, USTA, High School , NASCAR, NRA, whatever you think may be pertinent. USTA seeding is a "feel" art form, encompassing the totality of a teams accomplishments, and potential for victory, not like the ATP or WTA which is strictly by rankings.
AMATEUR REIMBURSEMENT FORMS
If you are an amateur playing on a college team and wish to recover some of your playing costs you must fill out the reimbursement forms listed in the link. Fill out the one that pertains to you, depending on what level of college you are playing. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY REIMBURSEMENTS.
HOTELS - 5 MILE RADIUS
Due to being less than 2 mile away from the Jack Nickluas Muirfield Golf Club, whre teh Memorial is held every year, ther are over 5,000 hotel rooms in relatively cose proximity. Click on the link to get the list of what people use the most, per our experience.
This is a PRIZE MONEY tournament. The potential Men's total
prize money is $4,500 and Women's potential is $1,500. The
divisions are of the following: Men's Open, 35, 45, 55, 60, 65 and
70 Doubles, plus Women's Open Doubles. *** WE NEED A MINIMUM OF 4
TEAMS IN A DIVISION OR IT WILL BE CANCELLED OR PERHAPS COMBINED
WITH ANOTHER AGE GROUP ***. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THIS HAPPENS.
WE NEED A MINIMUM OF 8 TEAMS FOR THE MEN'S OPEN DIVISION TO RECEIVE
PRIZE $ IN THE SEMIFINAL ROUND. The tournament will start on
Saturday morning and end on Sunday, late afternoon.
PRIZE MONEY PAYOUT IS AS FOLLOWS BELOW. ALL AMOUNTS ARE PER TEAM,
half going to each partner, with the players doing their own
allocations How they wish to split proceeds). ONE CHECK PER TEAM,
so please bring a means to pay your partner if you were to win
PER TEAM PRIZE MONEY - Mens Open Division - Champions - $ 1,500,
Mens Finalists - $800, Mens Third Place Team - $400, Back Draw
Champs - $200. Mens 35, 45, 55, 60. 65, 70 divisions - Champions -
25% of Division Revenue. Finalists - 15%. Third Placers - 10%.
Consolation Champ - 10%. Womens Open Division (minimum 6 teams) -
Champions - $300. Finalists - $150, Third Place - $100. With over 8
entries, Women's Doubles prize money will be increased accordingly.
With a huge number of registrations, over 16 teams, it will
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 Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:59:00 PM 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: 856352917 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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