San Diego Doubles Tournament: Information

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Confirmations

Confirmation email notification will be your entry receipt. You will be notified at the time if you are wait-listed. Final confirmation emails will be sent out after the deadline with more detailed information about the weekend's events.

Defaults

A 15-minute default time will be strictly enforced for all matches. It is the responsibility of the player to stay in contact with the tournament desk during delays. The USTA point penalty system will also be enforced. A player is defaulted from a match when the player is not available for his or her scheduled match time, as stated in the draw, or when match has been called by the tournament desk after scheduled match time has passed.

Definitions of GLTA Classifications

Division Rules and Regulations

The San Diego Doubles Tournament is a GLTA sanctioned event and will abide by all GLTA / USTA Rules and Regulations.

Divisions

The divisions are doubles Open, A, B, B (ages 40+), C, C (ages 40+), and D.

All divisions are unisex: players of any gender may enter the divisions allowed by their GLTA rankings.

The tournament draw committee has the right to reclassify a player to a higher division in accordance with GLTA rules and regulations. The player will be notified and given the opportunity to withdraw PRIOR to the draws being made.

Doubles Partners

Please identify your doubles partner. If you do not have a doubles partner, and wish the Tournament Director to assign you a partner, please indicate this information on the entry form. Payment must be received from both you and your doubles partner before your entry can be considered.

Draw Sizes & Minimums

The draw size of all divisions is 16, with a minimum of 5 players needed for each division.

If division does not reach the minimum of 5 entries, it may be canceled or combined with another. Entrants in the canceled division will be contacted with the option of a refund or participation in another division.

Entry Fees

Entry Fee: $79.00

Includes your GLTA dues and a t-shirt.


Format

Draw Format: Compass or Round Robin

Compass or Round Robin will be used for each division based on number of entrants. All matches will be best two out of three sets, regular ad-scoring, 12-point tiebreakers. In the event weather forces scheduling changes, the Tournament Director reserves the right to invoke no-ad scoring or pro-sets in order to complete the tournament.

Inclement Weather

In the event weather forces scheduling changes, the Tournament Director reserves the right to invoke no-ad scoring or pro-sets in order to complete the tournament. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

NSF Checks

Any returned checks will be considered non-payment and the resulting charges incurred will be the responsibility of the player. No entry will be accepted without appropriate entry fees. A position in the draw will not be held for any entry without fees, but a player can re-enter at the time full fees are received, if space is available.

Refunds

Refunds will not be issued after October 8, 2018.
No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. Entrants in a canceled division will be given the option of a refund or participation in another division. Player withdrawals will be refunded paid entry fees minus a $3 PayPal charge.

Schedule of Play

Play begins early morning Saturday, October 21, 2018 and concludes Sunday, October 22, 2018.

Seedings

Seeding will be determined by using current GLTA rankings. Consideration may be given to recent and verifiable results in USTA sanctioned tournaments, head to head records, or other pertinent information. Tournament Director reserves the right to make the final decision based on GLTA/USTA rules.

Tournament Email

Please direct all inquiries to sddoubles@sdtf.org

Trophies

Trophies will be presented to the champions and finalists in each division. Trophies will also go to all teams who have a 3-1 record in compass or round robin play.

Waiting List

A waitlist will be maintained if more entries are received than can be accommodated in the draw. As players withdraw from the tournament, wait-listed players will become eligible to participate. Once the draw has been made, no players who would be seeded in a division will be allowed to substitute.

Waiver of Responsibility

You must sign the Waiver of Responsibility located on the bottom of the entry form. No one will be allowed to participate in the tournament until the waiver is signed.

Water

Dispensable spring water and an ice machine will be available for free on-site. Please bring your own refillable water bottle for use during the tournament.

Welcome Party

The welcome party will take place Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Balboa Tennis Club. Light snacks will be provided.

During the party you may pick up your welcome packet. Packets will include a t-shirt and other miscellaneous items donated by sponsors and/or other organizations.