THE TOURNAMENT WAS COMPLETED EVEN WITH A LITTLE RAIN DELAY SUNDAY.
THANK YOU PLAYERS, GUESTS, MEMBERS, SPONSORS & STAFF.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR!
COURTS ARE STARTING TO DRY - MENS 80 & 75 SINGLES FINALS AT 11AM; MENS 70 & 65 FINALS AT NOON. STAY TUNED FOR MORE.
MENS FINALS 60,50,45 &40 AT NOON!
SUNDAY 7AM UPDATE
WE ARE IN A RAIN DELAY. MORNING MATCHES WILL BE DELAYED.
ACCORDING TO RADAR RAIN WILL CLEAR OUT MID DAY BUT WE WILL SEE. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY TIMES
SUNDAY TIMES WILL BE MADE SATURDAY - IF ANY FINALS OR 3/4 PLAYOFFS WANT TO PLAY SATURDAY INSTEAD OF SUNDAY PLEASE LET THE TOURNAMENT DESK KNOW ASAP ON SATURDAY. RAIN IS FORECAST FOR SUNDAY BUT WE DON'T KNOW TO WHAT EXTENT. THANKS!
DRAWS & WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY TIMES POSTED
OK GUYS - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY TIMES ARE UP.
ROUNDS OF 64 & 32 PLAY WEDNESDAY; ROUND OF 16 THURSDAY; 1/4'S FRIDAY; SEMIS SATURDAY; FINALS & 3/4 PLAY OFF SUNDAY. FRIDAY TIMES WILL BE POSTED LATER THIS WEEK.
MANY GREAT PLAYERS THIS YEAR - THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK ON SEEDING - SOME REVISIONS WERE MADE.
SEEDS ARE PUBLISHED
SINGLES SEEDS ARE UP. I HAVE RELIED ON INPUT FROM SEEDING CHAIRS FOR MANY OF THE EVENTS WHO USED THE "ALL FACTORS" METHOD INCLUDING NATIONAL RANKINGS, HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS, EVEN UTR RATINGS.
AFTER FEEDBACK & REVIEW SOME SEEDS MAY OR MAY NOT BE REVISED.
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOURNAMENT!
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HOSTING ALL THE PLAYERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, AND SPONSORS FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS TOURNAMENT! THIS WILL TRULY BE SPECIAL! MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE POSTED AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT. IF ANYONE NEEDS ANY INFORMATION PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO EMAIL ME EDGASKELL@BOCAGERCORG OR CALL MY CELL 504-874-5999. ED GASKELL - TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.
With the 50th anniversary of the tournament this year we pay special tribute to all things Louisiana!
Live Music Friday Night with Grammy Nominated Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band!
Check him out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0ROfzicEA
OUR FAMOUS BOCAGE SENIOR INVITATIONAL PARTY SCHEDULE!
6 PM THURSDAY - PLAYER WELCOME PARTY DINNER WITH DOOR PRIZES!
6 PM - FRIDAY - CRAWFISH BOIL & SEAFOOD BUFFET FRIDAY NIGHT WITH LIVE MUSIC!
12 PM - SATURDAY - BURGERS ON THE BALCONY!
THE PARTIES ARE FREE FOR ALL PLAYERS. GUESTS AND SPOUSES MAY ATTEND ALL THREE FOR $25!
WE WILL MAKE AN EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE FIRST ROUND SCHEDULING REQUESTS.
REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL BEFORE THE DRAWS ARE MADE BUT ARE NOT GUARANTEED.
NUMBER OF EVENTS
PLAYERS MAY PLAY 3 EVENTS MAX - 2 SINGLES AND 1 DOUBLES OR 1 SINGLES AND 2 DOUBLES.
SEEDING WILL BE BASED ON THE MOST CURRENT NATIONAL RANKING, AND HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS. SEEDING WILL BE MADE WITH INPUT FROM OUR SEEDING COMMITTEE AND THE CIRCUIT CHAIRS FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGE DIVISIONS. WE INVITE FEEDBACK ONCE THE SEEDS ARE PUBLISHED BEFORE THE DRAWS ARE MADE.
Seeding for Category I USTA National Championships, Super Category II USTA National Tournaments, Category II USTA National Tournaments,
and Category III USTA Tournaments.
a. All Factors Method. The All Factors Method of seeding described in USTA Regulation II.A.4.a. shall be the method of seeding.
b. Number of seeds. The number of players seeded shall be as set forth in Table 18. FAC Comment X.A-2: The Tournament Committee should seed the maximum number of players when adequate seeding information is available, but should not do so when information is not available.
3. Tournament regulations for Category I USTA National Championships. All Category I USTA National Championships that are
Number of Seeds for Category I USTA National Championships,
Super Category II USTA National Tournaments,
Category II USTA National Tournaments, and
Category III USTA Tournaments
The number of players seeded shall be 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32; and the maximum number of seeds shall be as follows:
• Draw of 128 with 97-128 players 32 seeds
• Draw of 128 with 65-96 players 16 seeds
• Draw of 64 with 33-64 players 16 seeds
• Draw of 32 with 17-32 players 8 seeds
• Draw of 16 with 9-16 players 4 seeds
• Draw of 8 with 5-8 players 2 seeds
• Draw of 4 with 3-4 players 2 seeds
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Schedule of play
Round of 64 & 32 Wednesday 4/18
Round of 16 Thursday 4/19
Quarter final Round Friday 4/20
Semi finals Saturday 4/21
Finals & 3 / 4 play-offs Sunday 4/22.
Singles have modified feed in consolation – first 2 rounds of main draw and playoff for 3rd & 4th!
Doubles is single elimination.
Men’s Singles & Doubles Divisions: 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80.
Prize money awarded in all draws and based on size and strength of draws.
THE TENNIS COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND ALL PLAYERS THAT ALL WHITE TENNIS ATTIRE MUST BE WORN AT ANY TIME ON THE COURTS! 10% COLOR TRIM IS PERMITTED. THIS APPLIES TO ALL ARTICLES OF CLOTHING - HATS VISORS, SOCKS, WRISTBANDS ETC. SLEEVELESS SHIRTS ARE NOT PERMITTED. SHOES AND WARM UPS MAY BE ANY COLOR.
PLAYERS LOOKING FOR DOUBLES PARTNER
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DOUBLES PARTNER EMAIL ME YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND I WILL POST IT HERE!
65 Doubles - William Rogers partner is injured - they were seeded 4 - if anyone would like to play that can uphold the seeding please call William 813-541-4324 or Ed Gaskell 504-874-5999.
SCORING & DRAW FORMAT
*SINGLES DRAWS THAT HAVE 4 OR FEWER PLAYERS WILL USE A ROUND ROBIN FORMAT.
*LARGER SINGLES DRAWS WILL USE A MODIFIED FEED CONSOLATION WITH THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF THE MAIN DRAW FEEDING IN TO THE CONSOLATION.
*MAIN DRAW MATCHES WILL BE 2 OUT OF 3 SETS REGULAR SCORING. THERE IS A PLAYOFF FOR 3RD & 4TH PLACE IN SINGLES.
*ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES WILL USE A 10 POINT TIE BREAK IN LIEU OF A 3RD SET.
*DOUBLES IS 2 OUT OF 3 SETS. THERE IS NO DOUBLES CONSOLATION.
*WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE SCORING AS NEEDED IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER.
PLAYER HOTEL RICHMOND INN & SUITES
RICHMOND INN & SUITES - 2683 ENERGY DR. - BATON ROUGE, LA 70808 - 225-924-6500
DOUBLE & KING ROOMS $65 PER NIGHT
KING SUITE $85 PER NIGHT
DISCOUNT WHEN USING NAME OF TOURNAMENT HARRY V. BARTON BOCAGE USTA CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
CALL-IN RESERVATIONS: 225-924-6500 - Mention the “Bocage Racquet Club” or group code “041718BOC” in order to receive the specialized group rates and room types.
PLAYER HOTEL CLOVERLEAF SUITES
The Cloverleaf Suites Hotel have great rates for the tournament - One bedroom suites 99.00 Two bedroom suites 149.00. Click More Info to link to the hotel web site or call the number above. Cloverleaf Suites Hotel is also a Tournament Sponsor! You can also make reservations by calling directly to the hotel at 225-927-5630 and asking for the Bocage Racquet Club group block. One bedroom suites can hold up to 4 people per room. Two bedroom suites can hold up to 6 people per room. All suites have a sleeper sofa.
TOURNAMENT HOTEL - MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN BATON ROUGE TOWNE CENTER AT CEDAR LODGE
Tournament Hotel - Marriott Residence Inn Towne Center at Cedar Lodge.
7061 Commerce Circle, Baton Rouge, La 70809
Tel - 225-925-9100 Fax 225-925-9104
Group Name: Harry Barton Bocage - Group code is “HAR”.
Studio King with sofa sleeper , One bedroom king with sofa sleeper.
Rooms start at $119.
Click More info for Link to Hotel
BodyHelix distributor and massage therapist
Joann Nicodemus the BodyHelix distributor and massage therapist will be at Bocage.
Joann Nicodemus - Team BodyHelix - 843-709-5507 - Joann.Nicodemus@BodyHelix.com - www.bodyhelix.com
2018 TOURNAMENT SPONSORS
Exclusive Shirt Sponsor - Lamar Advertising - Kevin & Sean Reilly
AJ Gallagher Insurance - Bud Parnell
BR Mattress - Mitch & Mike Kimble
Baton Rouge Coca Cola - Melanie Clark
Bocage Pro Shop
Chocollage - Toni Hayes
Dr. Mike Teague Plastic Surgeon
Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers - Chad Dudley
Dutch Physical Therapy - Philippe Veeters & Mirjam Maassen
Head / Penn
Industrial Cooling Towers - Scott Knecht
McConnell Brick & Block - Gary McConnell
Yonex – Hal Gorman
Wilson – Danielle Petrisko
Work Box - Martin Padial
Backpacker – Michael Matthews
Cloverleaf Suites Baton Rouge
Roto Rooter - Chuck Musgrove
No Fault Sports - Alfredo Trullenque
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Welcome to the Harry V. Barton Bocage Clay Court Championships!
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. Minimum $15,000 Prize Money. Feed in
consolation for singles! Draws with 4 players or less will have a
round robin draw. This is a National Level Super Category II
Tournament for men.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
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