San Diego Open: 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.

Consolations

Consolation is available for singles. All players who do not win their first match played are automatically entered into the consolation draw. Byes or defaults do not count as a round played.

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 Open 34 is a GLTA sanctioned event and will abide by all GLTA / USTA Rules and Regulations.

Divisions

Singles & Doubles Open, A, B, C, and D. Over 40 Singles, Open, A, B and C.

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. The San Diego Open 34 allows players to enter different divisions between singles and doubles per your GLTA ranking.

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

*** Minimum of 8 players needed for each event ***

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

Draws

The draws will be released online approximately one week prior to the start of the tournament.

Draws and starting times will be posted on the GLTA website and will also be viewable at the welcome party.

Entry Fees

Entry fees include your GLTA dues, lunches (details TBD), and your t-shirt.

Early Bird Entry Fee (thru March 31, 2019):
One event: $109.00
Two events: $119.00
Regular Entry Fee (thru June 21, 2019):
One event: $125.00
Two events: $135.00

Format

Main Draw Format (Singles & Doubles Matches)

Single Elimination. 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.

Consolation Draw Format (Singles Only)

Single Elimination. All consolation matches will be pro-sets (no-ad scoring), with the exception of the finals. The consolation finals will be best two out of three sets, regular ad-scoring, 12-point tiebreakers. In the event weather forces scheduling changes, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to invoke a change in format in order to complete the tournament.

Host Hotel

See the Host Hotels page.

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.

Match Times

The Tournament Committee will make every effort to notify players of scheduled match times. However, it is the player's responsibility to verify match times on the posted draws. Verbal notification by the Tournament Committee may be done as a courtesy only, but official times will be on the draw sheets. Players will receive a draw sheet in their welcome packets.

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 June 22, 2019.
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 service charge.

Schedule of Play

Play begins early morning Friday, July 5, 2019 and concludes Sunday, July 7, 2019.

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 sdo@sdtf.org.

Trophies

Tournament Trophies will be presented to the champions and finalists in singles and doubles in each division of the main draw and to the singles consolation champions.

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

The San Diego Open is a green tournament. We will provide each player with a water bottle in their welcome bag, and offer free dispensable water at all tournament sites.