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Men’s Open Singles  |  Women’s Open Singles  |  Men’s Open Doubles  |  Women’s Open Doubles  |  Mixed Open Doubles

SINGLES – TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT DATES

Open Singles Event Schedule  – Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
Qualifying Event: Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Sunday, July, 14, 2019
Wildcard Application deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019
Entry list finalized: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Draw posted: Friday, July 5, 2019
Schedule posted: Monday, July 8, 2019

DOUBLES – TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT DATES

Open Doubles Event Scheduled  – Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
Wildcard Application deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019
Entry list finalized: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Draw posted: Friday, July 5, 2019
Schedule posted: Monday, July 8, 2019

WILDCARD REQUESTS

Please email wildcard requests to Sarah Kadi skadi@tennisbc.org 

TOURNAMENT TIMES

Weekdays from 1 pm to dusk; Weekends from 8 am to dusk.

PRIZE MONEY

(Subject to change prior to start of event. Tennis BC also reserves the right to reduce the Prize money if total Open entries are less than 150)

  • Men’s Open Singles – Winner $2500; Finalist $1750; Semi-finalist $750 
  • Women’s Open Singles – Winner $1500; Finalist $1000; Semi-finalist $500
  • Men’s Open Doubles (per team) – Winner $1200; Finalist $600; Semi-finalist $300
  • Women’s Open Doubles (per team) – Winner $800; Finalist $400; Semi-finalist $200
  • Mixed Doubles (per team) – Winner $850; Finalist $400; Semi-finalist $250 

Registration

Early bird registration deadline  – May 15 – 31, 2019 @ 11:59PM
Singles: $70.00 | Doubles: $50.00 per player

Regular registration – June 1 – 24,  2019 @11:59PM
Singles: $80.00 | Doubles: $60.00 per player

Entry Deadline

Entries for the Open events closes June 24, 2019. Late entries will not be accepted.

REFUND POLICY

  • Player must withdraw prior to the withdrawal deadline in order to be eligible for a refund.  
  • All refund requests received after the withdraw deadline will be eligible for a refund minus a $10 admin fee if the request is made prior to the draw being made.   
  • Refunds will not be issued once the draw has been made. 
  • All refund will be processed 7 days after the tournament is over. 
  • All entrants must hold a valid Tennis BC membership. Players can sign up or renew the membership online at Renewals or memberships are available online at tc.tournamentsoftware.com or by visiting the tennisbc.org – Select Type of Membership.  
  • Any individual whose rights to compete have been suspended by Tennis BC or Tennis Canada are ineligible to participate in any sanctioned tournament during the period of such suspension. 
  • NTRP players who win 2 tournaments within the past 24 months are ineligible to compete in the same category. For eligibility requirements, see “Self-Rating Guide” and Tennis BC Ineligibility list available on www.tennisbc.org  
  • All juniors are ineligible to compete in all NTRP events.  Juniors ages 14+ are eligible to register for OPEN events. 
  • Tournament Committee reserves the right to place players into their proper category 

ENTRY AND ACCEPTANCE

  • Players can play up to 3 events.
  • All entries are subject to approval by the Tournament Committee. 
  • OPEN EVENTS:
    • Draw size is limited to 32 entries per event  
    • Main Draw: 32 Draw (20 Direct Entry, 8 qualifiers, 4 WC), Q 24 Draw (64 players for Men’s Singles) 
    • Acceptance and seeding are determined by the Tournament Committee  
    • Draw size may be expanded if there are insufficient entries to warrant a qualifying draw. 
    • National Junior Open Qualifying event participants are restricted to play one event in Open category.

DRAWS AND SCHEDULE 

  • Draws will be single elimination. Other draw format may be adopted depending on the entries of the event. 
  • The event will consider reasonable scheduling requests, including travel time for out of town participants. Entries with unreasonable scheduling requests will not be accepted. 
  • No avoidance will be accepted if entering 3 events. 
  • Players are responsible for checking their own match time before and during the tournament.

Please note schedule is subject to change.  It’s the players’ responsibility to confirm their match times 2 days prior to their initially scheduled match.  Tennis BC will communicate any last-minute changes directly with the players.   

RULES OF PLAY  

Guidelines for Unofficiated Matches

  • Matches will be the best of three tie-break sets. Modified match format may be adopted in the event of inclement weather and unforeseeable circumstances. 
  • All matches will be governed by Tennis Canada Rules of the Court. Players are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct as set out by Tennis Canada.  
  • Players are expected to play when their match is called (All match times are approximate.  Match times may be early or late) Be prepared to play up to 15 min earlier than your posted match time.  
  • Lateness penalties including default may be enforced. 
  • Players without acceptable attire will not be permitted to play. Non-marking shoes must be worn while on court. 
  • As this is an outdoor tournament, match times may be postponed or delayed.  Matches may be played on different court surfaces, under lights, indoors or at alternate sites, or events may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. 
  • All decisions made the Tournament Referee are final. 

CODE OF ETHICS FOR PLAYERS, PARENTS & COACHES  

  • Players are expected to know and understand the Tennis Canada Rules of the Court and the Code of Conduct. 
  • Players or any persons associated with a player (i.e. parents, coaches, friends or family) are expected to give due respect to the host clubs, their members, officials, other players and any other person associated with the tournament. 
  • Misconduct, whether on or off the court, will result in penalties against the player and any Player Support Team Member (coach, trainer, manager, agent, medical or para-medical personnel and/or family member, tournament guest, or other similar associate) of a player. Tennis BC has a no-tolerance policy towards abusive or inappropriate behavior. 

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