***** PRIZE MONEY TOURNAMENT *****
This is the 42nd edition of the Bernard Master Doubles Classic, a Prize Money Tournament.
The tournament will be held over 2 days - July 13 and 14 at Elysium Tennis Club in Dublin, Ohio, address and map listed above.
There are no trophies awarded for play. All players will receive a specialty gift or custom shirt from Bernie Master as a means of saying thank you for participating in the tournament.
***** PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN *****
PER TEAM PRIZE MONEY -
MENS OPEN DIVISION -
Champions - $ 1,500 ($750 each)
Finalists - $800 ($400 each)
Third Place Team - $400 ($200 each)
Back Draw Champ Team - $200 ($100 each)
ONE CHECK PER TEAM. DIVISION OF TEAM PROCEEDS TO BE FINALIZED BY THE PLAYERS.
PLEASE BRING A MEANS OF PAYING YOUR PARTNER, OR SPLITTING THE AWARD, IF NEED BE.
WOMEN'S OPEN DIVISION -
The amounts listed are the minimums to be awarded.
With larger numbers, more than 8 teams, money will be increased proportionately.
If registration matches Mens Open entrees, the prize money awarded will be equal.
Champions - $400 ($200 each).
Finalists - $200 ($100 each).
Third Place $150 ($75 each).
Consolation Champions - $100 ($50 each).
With over 8 teams, Women's Doubles prize money will be increased proportionately. With over 16 teams, the prize money awarded for women will be equal to the mens payouts.
We frequently have 25+ mens teams playing and only 4 to 6 Womens teams. The tournament just cant afford to offer equal prize money, for a small number of teams. When the number of womens teams registering equals the mens registrations - it will happen.
Mens 35, 45, 55, 60. 65, 70, Womens 35 divisions -
The more people sign up - the bigger the pot. Encourage more people.
Champion Team - 25% of the Age Division Entrants Revenue.
Finalist Team - 15% of the revenue.
Third Place Team - 10% of the revenue.
Consolation Champ Team - 10% of the revenue.
***** LOCATION *****
Elysium Tennis Club is located on the northwest corner of Columbus, in Dublin, Ohio. Elysium is 1 mile from the Jack Nicklaus' Muirfiield Golf Club, where The Memorial is played. We are just 12 miles northwest of the Ohio State University. Due to the proximity of Muirfield and OSU there are over 10,000 hotel rooms within a 15 minute drive.
A large list of local hotels is available on the Elysium Tennis Club web site, should you need information on hotels.
The web page link is listed above on the tournament home page.
***** COLLEGIATE PLAYERS ***** HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS *****
Collegiate players make up a huge portion of our teams entering our tournament. We have had many Division I, II and III players compete over the past 40 years. With the new NCAA / ITA rules you will be able to accept some prize money should you play well enough. Make sure you clear your participation with your coaches and your schools compliance office. We don't want any players getting in a position of worrying about eligibility from this tournament. Make sure you get permission from all the appropriate administrators at your institution before competing.
High school players, that are feeling like they may conquer the world, may compete in the tournament. High School players may not accept any prize money. Just enjoy the experience.
***** TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS, RULES & GUIDELINES *****
The tournament is FMLC - First Match Losers Consolation. So every team will have a minimum of 2 matches.
If needed, should the registration in a given age group be small, it may be combined with another age group, so as to ensure there are enough teams for lively competition.
We will have a food event on Saturday afternoon for all the registered players in the tournament .
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.
Player Selection Type
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 - $400. Finalists - $200, 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 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:00:00 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: 856352919 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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