Due to rain, play for 4 main draw matches was suspended over night. Play will resume for those matches on Monday, at 8:00 AM at Palisades.
For the rest of the matches, play will go on as scheduled, nothing will be pushed back, so be prepared to play at your listed times.
For upcoming matches, players are responsible for checking the tournament webpage for updates on match schedules. Failure to be present at the assigned/reassigned time and place may result in default.
The Tournament is not responsible for locating players who fail to comply with the above instructions.
DRAWS POSTED TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
We recommend that you continually check the draws prior to play to see if any changes of time or site have occurred.
MAIN DRAW FINALS TIMES
Finals times have not been posted on the draws yet, but will take place on Monday at Palisades. If more information is needed at this time, please contact the tournament director.
For NTRP players entered in 1 event ONLY, first match losers will automatically be entered into a consolation draw. Matches will start on Sunday, and will be played at The Tennis Club of Newport Beach Country Club, except the finals, which will be played at Palisades Tennis Club on Monday.
If you do not wish to play, please contact the tournament director immediately.
Scoring format is 2 out of 3 sets, with a 10-point match tie-break in lieu of the 3rd set.
Consolation match times will be posted by 7:45 PM. If you do not see a time for your match, you are playing Monday (times to be posted Sunday morning).
SITES - PALISADES, THE TENNIS CLUB, MESA VERDE, AND RCI
The host site for the Adoption Guild tournament will be:
Palisades Tennis Club (PTC), 1171 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Additional sites holding matches will be:
The Tennis Club at Newport Beach (TTC), 11 Clubhouse Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Mesa Verde Country Club (MVCC) 3000 Clubhouse Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI), 5 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine, CA 92612
MVCC IS MESA VERDE COUNTRY CLUB, TTC IS THE TENNIS CLUB
PLEASE NOTE THAT MVCC, AS LISTED ON THE DRAWS, IS NOT MISSION VIEJO!!! MVCC IS MESA VERDE COUNTRY CLUB.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TTC IS NOT NEWPORT BEACH TENNIS CLUB!!! THE TENNIS CLUB IS THE OLD BALBOA BAY CLUB.
Our participating hosting clubs require all players to wear proper tennis attire. This includes no black-soled shoes or T-shirts. Failure to comply with this policy can result in a default. Palisades Tennis Club requires male players to wear COLLARED shirts.
PARKING - PLEASE READ!
All players should arrive 30 minutes prior to their match start time due to possible parking issues.
For non-members, parking will not be available at Palisades before 3pm. Please park at The Tennis Club of Newport Beach Country Club at 11 Clubhouse Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660. A free shuttle will run between The Tennis Club and Palisades from 7:00am to 4:00pm.
Devine Limo (shuttle service)
TOURNAMENT PARTY HOSTED AT THE TENNIS CLUB AT NBCC
The OFFICIAL ADOPTION GUILD TOURNAMENT PARTY will be held at The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 6 p.m.
HOLD HARMLESS FOR & DISCLAIMER
All players are required to sign a waiver of
release prior to the start of their first round match. Upon registering for the tournament, the rules and
regulations above are subject to change at the tournament committee’s
discretion for the betterment of the event.
PRIZE MONEY OPEN DIVISIONS
A total of $15,000 of prize money will be awarded to the Men's Open Singles and Doubles, Women's Open Singles and Doubles, Mixed Open Doubles, Men's 35 & Over Doubles, Men's 50 & Over Singles and Doubles, and Women's 50 & Over Singles and Doubles. Singles winners will receive $1,000, singles finalist will receive $500. Doubles winners will receive $1,000 per team, doubles finalists will receive $500 per team. Each event must have a minimum of 16 players for singles or 16 teams for doubles, except for the Women's Open Doubles and Women's 50 & Over Doubles which must have a minimum of 8 teams for each. Please note the acceptance of prize money affects amateur status and NCAA rules.
SCTA CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS, COACHES AND SPECTATORS
By entering this tournament, you agree to
follow the SCTA Code of Conduct for Parents, Coaches, and Spectators.
MATCH (SCORING) FORMAT
All matches played will be 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets with NO 10 minute break between 2nd and 3rd sets. The tournament committee reserves the right to modify scoring, such as no-ad scoring, or event format at their discretion.
ENTRY LIMITS - PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
Due to the Adoption Guild Classic being a one weekend tournament, all NTRP participants are limited to playing TWO TOTAL EVENTS (IN THE SAME DIVISION). OPEN MEN can intermix with the 35s/50s division. OPEN WOMEN can intermix with the 50s division. Early registrants are given the opportunity to play in two doubles events if they enter before 9:59 p.m. on or before Monday, May 13, and they pay for the entire doubles fee (both partners at the time of registration). Following the closing time (Monday, May 13 at 9:59 p.m.), if and only if player registration is extended, players will be limited to playing TWO TOTAL EVENTS, ONE SINGLES AND ONE DOUBLES (IN THE SAME DIVISION).
NO SPLIT DIVISIONS AND 2018 WINNERS INFORMATION
Entry - PLAYERS MUST PLAY IN THE SAME LEVEL IF THEY ARE ENTERING IN TWO EVENTS - NO SPLITTING DIVISIONS ALLOWED: In addition, players are limited to two events. Open players can play in the 35 division. DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS FOR 2018 - EXCLUDING the Open Divisions & NTRP 5.5 - 5.0, PAST WINNERS of Adoption Guild (4.5 & BELOW) in doubles are not eligible to play the same event and the same division the following year with the same partner. Winners from 2018 (4.5 & below) may defend their title only if they play with a different partner (They cannot play down). Otherwise, the winning team must move up to the next level of play. Each event must have a minimum of 8 teams or the event may be cancelled. Entry fees will be refunded for cancelled events.
WITHDRAWING OR MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR ENTRY PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE
If entries have not yet closed, a player may withdraw or make changes to their entry by going to the tournament's USTA TennisLink Home Page - the page above. Once in the system, go to the "Edit Registration" on the right hand side of the screen. Select the option that you wish to perfom (withdraw, change partner, etc.) You will need your confirmation number from your original registration to withdraw. (NOTE - online fees are not refunded by tennislink, only your registration fee). Now you can re-register if you wish to change your event(s) or partner(s). If you cannot locate your confirmation number, you will need to contact email@example.com or the tournament director. Once entries close, entry fees are non-refundable. We recommend that an alternate be substituted in place of the player(s) who cannot attend. Please note that any substitution(s) must be cleared by the tournament director if the seeding has been completed.
PARTNER CHANGES AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE:
No requests will be taken after entries close to move players into different divisions. If you should have a partner that needs to withdraw (due to injury or personal circumstances) you can request a partner change by contacting the tournament chair or
tournament director prior to match play. Please give yourself a minimum of 30 minutes lead time before your first round match to have the change approved. Any player that would potentially change the seeds, has already playing or is playing in another AG event, does not have a valid USTA rating, etc. may be denied. If possible, contact us as early as possible at the phone number listed above.
THIS IS A 3 & 1/2 DAY TOURNAMENT. WE DO NOT OFFER PLAYERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT SCHEDULING REQUESTS.
Players entering need to leave Friday afternoon/night, Saturday - Monday free so that they can play according to our
schedule. If you have to withdraw, please let us know ASAP. No refunds are given
once the entries close. Please review the following USTA rules: A player may
compete in tournaments with conflicting dates only if tournament directors of
both events give written approval. Therefore, if the player enters two or more
conflicting date tournaments without written approval and is accepted into both
events, the player is subject to suspension points.
RATINGS FOR PLAYERS
Players cannot play below their USTA NTRP rating. If a player does not have a USTA rating, then they must play at or above their club rating. All ratings are subject to verification! Non-disclosure or false information regarding a player’s rating will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee at any time during the tournament. The rating Committee reserves the right to reclassify or disqualify any player or team, regardless of their club rating, or SELF USTA NTRP rating if determined to be overqualified for the division they enter (even during the tournament). Classification of the stronger player will determine the classification of a doubles team. PLEASE REVIEW THE NTRP REFERENCE TABLE (click on more info link) WHICH USES AGE AND HISTORY ACCORDING TO PLAYER EXPERIENCE. COLLEGIATE PLAYERS COMPETING IN THE NTRP CATEGORIES NEED TO REVIEW PRIOR TO ENTRY IF THEY DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT NTRP RATING.
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT TENNIS BALL
Adoption Guild will be using the Pro Penn Marathon Extra-Duty Felt Tennis Ball for the 2019 tournament.
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, May 13, 2019 10:35:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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