Draws & Player Check-In
The draws are posted. We are continuing to finish scheduling the tournament matches and will have that completed later today.
ALL PLAYERS MUST CHECK-IN AT YONAHLOSSEE RACQUET CLUB PRIOR TO THEIR FIRST MATCH. Players may check-in at Yonahlossee on Wednesday afternoon between the hours of 4-6pm or as early as 7:30am on Thursday morning.
Lateness penalties will be enforced. IT IS THE PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE TOURNAMENT WEBSITE CONTINUALLY TO KNOW WHAT TIME AND LOCATION THEY ARE PLAYING.
DOUBLES DRAWS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For all doubles draws (NOT Mixed Doubles):
Each team has been placed in a group (Group A, Group B, etc.) for your age division. You will play a match in a round robin format against each team in your group. The team that wins the group will advance to the semifinals of the playoff bracket.
For the Men's 65s division, ONLY the winner of each group will advance to the semifinals because there are four groups.
For all other age divisions in which there is a playoff bracket, the winner of each group will advance to the playoff bracket. Two other teams from the two groups will also advance to the playoff bracket as a WILDCARD.
We will use the process outlined in the USTA Friend at Court to determine the Group Winners as well as the WILDCARD entries into the semifinals.
ALL teams in divisions using this format should expect to play TWO DOUBLES matches on Saturday, the last of your group's round robin (currently scheduled for 11:30am) AND the Semifinals of the Playoff Bracket (which is scheduled at 2:30pm)
Below are the abbreviations for each playing site:
YRC - Yonahlossee Racquet Club (Main Site) - 250 Cockley Beck, Bone, NC 28607
DVAC - Deer Valley Athletic Club - 507 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607
HEC - Hound Ears Club - 328 Shulls Mill Road, Boone, NC 28607
LRC - Linville Ridge Club - 2245 NC Highway 105, Linville, NC 28646
LLH - Linville Land Harbor - 120
Overlook Road, Newland, NC 28657
BRCC - Blowing Rock Country Club - 200 Country Club Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
SM - Sugar Mountain Resort - 1121 Sugar Mountain Drive, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Food Truck at Linville Land Harbor
There will be a food truck on site at Linville Land Harbor each day Thursday through Sunday from 12pm until. The will offer Chicken Salad Wrap, Tuna Salad Wrap, Salads with or without chicken or tuna salad. Each of these meals comes with a bag of chips and a drink, Beer and Wine will also be available for purchase.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
This annual premier clay court event is held at 5 sites in the Blue
Ridge Mountains, with the main site at the beautifully renovated Yonahlossee
Racquet Club (YRC). Come and surround yourself with gorgeous scenery, friendly
people, and generous hospitality including food and drink as part of the entry
fee. YONAHLOSSEE RACQUET CLUB
RECEIVED “BEST TOURNAMENT” HONORS IN 2013 AND NC TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR IN
2004. For the past few years, the tournament has raised money for W.A.M.Y. (wamycommunityaction.org),
a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and
tools for disadvantaged families to become self-sufficient. YRC is pleased to
designate this organization as our charitable beneficiary again this year.
REGISTRATION, LIMTED DRAWS & SELECTION PROCESS
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th at MIDNIGHT.
PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR TWO (2) TYPES OF EVENTS (Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles). A PLAYER MAY NOT REGISTER FOR TWO AGE DIVISION EVENTS WITHIN THE SAME TYPE OF EVENT. For example, a player may enter a singles & doubles OR a singles & mixed doubles OR a doubles & mixed doubles. A players CANNOT enter two singles OR two doubles OR two mixed doubles categories.
DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SITES AND NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL DRAWS WE ARE UNABLE TO
ACCOMMODATE SPECIAL SCHEDULING REQUESTS.
Draws: Draws will be limited to 16 entrants (singles players or doubles teams).
Process: The top players applying from the USTA/NC most current standings list
will be selected into the draw. The names of players who have been selected
will appear as "Competitors."
Please notify the Tournament Referee (email@example.com) if you are travelling with a group of players or you have several players from a particular club so that we can avoid having the players play each other in the first round.
DRAW FORMATS & SCORING
WE ARE DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR! THE GOAL IS TO GIVE EVERYONE AS MANY MATCHES AS POSSIBLE!
ALL SINGLES DRAWS will be the same as previous years with a First Match Losers Consolation. Players will need to voluntarily sign-up for the consolation draw at the completion of your first match by emailing the Tournament Referee within one(1) hour of the completion of your first match in the tournament. If we do not receive an email from the player to enter the consolation draw within that timeframe, we will not enter the player in the consolation draw.
MIXED DOUBLES DRAWS will also have a First Match Losers Consolation. Teams will need to voluntarily sign-up for the consolation draw at the completion of your first match by emailing the Tournament Referee within one(1) hour of the completion of your first match in the tournament. If we do not receive an email from the team to enter the consolation draw within that timeframe, we will not enter the team in the consolation draw.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S DOUBLES will follow a CAT III FORMAT that provides for round robin play with the winners of each round robin group advancing to the semi-finals or finals of the division. Each doubles draw with six or more teams will be placed into round robin groups of 3 or 4 players, depending on the number of entries for that division. The champion of each group following the procedures outlined in the USTA Friend-at-Court for round robins will advance to the play-offs. The second-place finisher in a round robin group MAY advance to the play-offs depending on the number of entries in the event. This format will provide for more matchplay for players as requested in player feedback on previous year's events. Any draws with five or fewer teams will be a regular round robin draw as provided in the Friend-at-Court.
ALL MATCHES (SINGLES, DOUBLES and MIXED DOUBLES) will be the best 2-of-3 tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a full third set for all rounds prior to the finals. The FINALS of all draws will the best 2-of-3 tiebreak sets with a FULL THIRD SET. The Coman Tiebreak will be used for all tiebreakers.
All draws (Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles) will be limited to a maximum of 16 entrants (singles players or doubles teams).
PLAYER SELECTION, SEEDING & DRAWS
This tournament will follow the TOURNAMENT
DIRECTOR SELECTION PROCESS. Selections for the tournament will be made on Thursday after the close of entries. Only those players selected for the tournament will be charged on their credit card. Events with at least three entrants will be held. Any players in events with fewer than three entries will be contacted by email on Thursday and asked if they wish to play in a different age division. Those players will have 12 hours to respond to be placed in a different age division.
Draws will be posted on-line by Saturday, July 20th at midnight.
The Tournament Committee (Tournament Director, Tournament Referee and Tournament Chair) will make all player selections and decisions for event seeding based on in order of priority: 1) head-to-head results from 2019, 2) latest published list of the USTA/Southern Standings for the age division, 3) latest published list of the USTA/Southern Standings for an age group other than the division in question. We may use the latest published list of USTA National 12-month rolling standings list for divisions where players not from the USTA/Southern section may be considered for seeding.
The Tournament Committee may elect to add additional members to the committee at their discretion.
PLAYER CHECK-IN (VERY IMPORTANT):
PLAYERS MUST CHECK IN AT YONAHLOSSEE RACQUET CLUB (HOST SITE) PRIOR TO THEIR
FIRST SCHEDULED MATCH.
WEDNESDAY CHECK-IN IS ENCOURAGED FOR ALL PLAYERS WITH MATCHES SCHEDULED FOR
THURSDAY. PLEASE COME TO THE HOST SITE (YRC) BETWEEN 4:00PM AND 6:00PM TO
RECEIVE YOUR PLAYER PACKAGE AND WRITTEN DIRECTIONS TO YOUR FIRST MATCH SITE.
YOU WILL REPORT DIRECTLY TO YOUR MATCH SITE ON THURSDAY MORNING. THURSDAY CHECK-IN WILL BEGIN AT THE HOST SITE AT 7:00AM.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR SITE 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED MATCH TIME. THIS
WILL ALLOW YOU TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE SITE, CHECK-IN 15 MINUTES
BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED MATCH TIME AND, IF ALL GOES AS PLANNED, BE ON THE COURT WARMING UP WITH YOUR OPPONENT AT YOUR SCHEDULED MATCH TIME.
TOURNAMENT SOCIAL EVENTS
THURSDAY “PLAYERS’ WELCOME
PARTY”- 5 pm to 8 pm at Yonahlossee Racquet Club
Hors D’Oeurvres will be provided.
Beer and wine are available for purchase.
SATURDAY Evening Social: 6 pm at Yonahlossee Racquet Club
DINNER *No charge for players; GUESTS $20
(includes 1 alcoholic drink). Please register for Saturday evening dinner in
advance at registration to provide accurate catering numbers.
dinner will be catered by Carolina BBQ which includes:
beverage ticket (beer or wine) per guest.
beverages available for purchase.
provided by the members of Yonahlossee
Auction - Saturday, 5 PM to 8 PM, in the bar area at
Yonahlossee Racquet Club. All proceeds
benefit W.A.M.Y. As described above,
W.A.M.Y. benefits the people of
Watauga and surrounding counties by providing:
warm, safe homes
A - access to education and jobs
M - (more) healthy food and garden vouchers
Y - youth enrichment
*ALL AMENITIES AT YONAHLOSSEE RACQUET CLUB WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PLAYERS, INCLUDING THE POOL, FITNESS CENTER AND LOCKER ROOMS/SHOWERS (PLEASE BRING A TOWEL).
*SHOP MERCHANDISE DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS AND THEIR GUESTS.
*NO TRAINER WILL BE ON SITE. CALL 911 IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
*FOOD IS NOT AVAILABLE AT MOST SITES. SOME SITES HAVE SNACK AND DRINK MACHINES.
PLEASE PACK YOUR OWN COOLER ACCORDING TO YOUR PERSONAL NEEDS.
A light continental breakfast including yogurt, bagels, fruit, granola, juice and coffee will be provided at Yonahlossee daily from 7:15am-9:30am.
For lunch, grilled hamburgers and kielbasas will be available for purchase Thursday thru Saturday
DIRECTIONS TO YONAHLOSSEE RACQUET CLUB (MAIN SITE)
**Many GPS devices will not direct you to Yonahlossee
Racquet Club (YRC). Please use the "Gamekeeper Restaurant" address
below, which will take you just short of the gatehouse entrance to YRC (further
on the right coming from the Blowing Rock direction).
The Gamekeeper Restaurant
3005 Shulls Mill Rd.
Boone, NC 28607
Once you drive through the Yonahlossee gate, bear LEFT.
Then take the left fork and follow signs to the Tennis Club.
CELL SERVICE IS VERY SPOTTY IN THE MOUNTAINS AROUND MANY OF THE SITES. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
is the PLAYER'S responsibility to know their next match time and show up in a
timely manner. Check the website often for updated match times. PLAYERS MUST
CHECK IN FOR EACH MATCH 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ITS SCHEDULED START TIME. ALL USTA
RULES WILL BE ENFORCED FOR LATENESS.
you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so online. Click on
"Edit Registration," then "Withdraw." You will need your
original confirmation number. All withdrawals after "Entries Close"
must be sent BOTH via email (to the Tournament Director's address
above) AND by phone to the tournament site. Players withdrawing after the
tournament deadline will not be refunded the entry fee.
Blue Ridge Vacation Cabins -
(828) 963-2393; www.blueridgevacationcabins.com
Inn at Crestwood – (828) 963-6646; www.crestwoodnc.com
(Less than a 5 minute drive)
The Holiday Inn Express (Boone)
(828)264-2451; 1943 Blowing Rock Road Boone, NC 28607
Courtyard by Marriott (828)-265-7676 1050 Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607
Super 8 - (828) 355-6590 2419 NC Hwy 105 South, Boone, NC 28607
MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON HAR-TRU CLAY COURTS. IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT
WEATHER, THE REFEREE AND TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE COURT SURFACES AND SCORING FORMAT.
Entries & Draws Update
We are finalizing the entries for each division and beginning the seeding process. We will be researching all available information for each division during the seeding process. We will use National Standings Lists, Southern Standing Lists, N. Carolina Standings List and Head-to-Head results from 2019. If you have any specific seeding information we may not know about. Please email this to Tournament Referee Scott Handback at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm today. We will not have any seeds for singles or mixed doubles draws that are a Round Robin format.
We anticipate to have draws published at some point this evening or early tomorrow morning.
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 17, 2019 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: 700107919 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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