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Agenda

Required Release Form - Women's Tennis Challenge Cup

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Women's Tennis Challenge Cup Release Form

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Each Club team consists of two doubles teams (four players) from any two of the combined NTRP levels of 5.0* and below, 6.0 and below, 7.0 and below, 8.0 and below or 8.5 and below. A Club may have more than one four-player team representing them.  Team rosters are submitted before the tournament begins.

*If the 5.0 division is too small to provide competitive plan, the 5.0 division players will move up to the 6.0 division or they may cancel with a full entry fee refund. 

WATERFALL FEED-IN

First round winners move to the right on the draw and first round losers move to the left (consolation). Teams are then paired by pulling winners up and dropping the losers down on each side of the draw for a minimum of three more rounds, or until one team remains undefeated. The format allows for protections of same Club and same city pairings. If a same Club or same city pairing occurs in the bracketing on subsequent rounds, a flip is made with the next bracket to ensure protections until final rounds require a same Club/same city match.

SCORING

Two points are earned for each match won until a team loses. After a loss, one point is earned for each win. If a division requires more than four rounds to determine the individual winner, team points for final team standings will be computed from the last round and back, for four rounds. This ensures equal point contributions of all flights for the final team standings. Ties in the final Club standings will be broken by:  1) head-to-head results, 2) fewest matches lost, 3) fewest sets lost, 4) fewest games lost. 

Winner | Eight Points

Finalist(s) | Six Points

Semi-Finalist | Five Points

Quarter-Finalist | Four Points

Consolation Winner | Four Points

Consolation Runner-up | Three Points

PLAY

All matches will be the best two of three sets with regular scoring, and 12-point tiebreakers at six-all. USTA rules govern play.   

SUBSTITUTES

If a player must withdraw during a match, that match is defaulted. Substitutes are permitted for injury or illness in next round matches, however, the match will be defaulted for team point values. Substitutes must meet NTRP requirements.

COURT SURFACE

Har-Tru (grey clay) for all divisions.

AWARDS

1) First, second and third place Club
2) Team members of first, second and third place Club
3) Division winners and runners-up of each division
4) Division winners of first round consolation (left side of draw)