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2019 Stonewall Sports National Tournament - Raleigh NC

Registration opens:
Wed, 2019-03-27
Tournament Start Date:
Fri, 2019-06-21
Tournament End Date:
Sun, 2019-06-23
City:
Raleigh
Participants:
M
Court Surface:
Hard
Hosted Housing:
Y
Contact details:

John Monti

carolinajam@nc.rr.com

Tournament Info:

Registration

Online registration is now available through the Stonewall Sports National Site: https://www.stonewallproud.org/tennis
If you have never participated in a Stonewall sport, you will need to create a registration there (similar to your GLTA registration). Then, sign up for the Tennis event. Once complete, we will transfer your information over to the GLTA site. Please allow up to 1 week to see it here.

Dates & Locations

The 2019 Stonewall National Tournament will be held on June 21-23, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. Millbrook Exchange Park (MEP) will be the primary site for all main draw matches. Millbrook Exchange Park has 23 lighted hard courts.

Millbrook Exchange Park:

GLTA Division Guidelines

 

Open Player: NTRP 5.0 and above
A Player: NTRP 4.5
B Player: NTRP 3.5-4.0
C Player: NTRP 3.0
D Player: NTRP 2.0-2.5

Divisions chosen must be at or above a player's current rank in each respective event. The tournament committee will review each player's GLTA ranking prior to the start of the tournament to ensure they are playing in the appropriate division(s).  If a player does not have an established GLTA ranking, a player's NTRP self-rating should be used to establish the proper GLTA division(s).  The committee has the right to reclassify a player to a higher division in accordance with the GLTA Rules and Regulations.  Additionally, an unranked player found to be participating in a division lower than their ability may be disqualified at the discretion of the tournament Director.

Split Divisions

Both Singles and Doubles Events will be offered.  Players may choose to split their Singles and Doubles division based on their current GLTA rankings.  Divisions chosen must be at or above a player's current rank in each respective event. If a doubles team consists 2 players with different rankings, they must participate in the division of the higher-ranked player.

Draw Sizes

A minimum of 4 entries will be required for a draw to be held in any given division. Draw sizes of 4 or 5 will be in a round-robin format, with the champion and runner-up determined by total matches won. A draw size of 6 will result in 2 round-robin groups, with a championship final between the winner of each group. Draw sizes of 7 or more will be based on standard single-elimination brackets.   To ensure an on-time tournament completion, the maximum size for any draw will be capped at 32 persons for Singles and 16 teams for doubles.

Costs

$45 Per Player (plus processing fees) Includes tournament t-shirt/uniform, water, awards, local food and drink specials, and an all-access pass to weekend social events!
Enter by April 3rd, and you will save $5 off the entry fee!

Schedule

Match play will begin at 8am on Friday June 21st, 2019. All finals will be played on Sunday June 23rd, 2019 at Millbrook Exchange Park. Some semifinal matches may also be held on Sunday. Please make travel plans accordingly, as final matches may not complete until late Sunday afternoon.

Match Format

Main Draw Matches: All main draw singles matches will be best two of three sets with a 10 point super tie break in place of the third set.

Consolation Play: We are pleased to be able offer consolation play in both singles and doubles to those players who lose their first round match. Consolation matches will be an 8-game pro set, with no ad scoring and a standard 7-point tie breaker at 8 games all. Consolation finals matches will be best of 3 sets, wth a 10 point super tie break in place of the third set.  Consolation play will not be offered in any events which use the round-robin draw format.

Due to the large number of matches that Consolation Play adds to the court usage, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to modify or cancel Consolation Play in the event of inclement weather. If such a situation would occur, Consolation Doubles would be canceled first, then Consolation Singles if deemed necessary. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Seeding

Seeding will be based primarily on the GLTA ranking points system. Special seeding considerations may be given as a result of recent tournament results. The tournament committee will make the final decision regarding such matters.

Rules

The tournament will be played according to USTA rules, unless superseded by GLTA rules. This includes USTA's 15 minute default time. Warm-up time will be limited to 5 minutes.

Questions?

Still have more questions?   Check out this handy Q&A Flyer.

GLTA Board Representative:

Charlie- gltatreasurer@gmail.com

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