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Club Tournament

This year we will once again hold our club tournament.

When       Saturday, July 28 starting at 9:00 AM
Where      PCC Rock Creek Campus
                 17705 NW Springville Rd
                 Portland OR 97229
Fee           $25
Deadline  Space is limited to 32 players. Please sign up by Sunday, July 22.

Additional information follows beneath the sign up form.

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9:00 AM - Set up/warm-up: 9-9:30
9:30 AM - Tournament (Round Robin) begins at 9:30
9:30 AM - 10:40 AM - Round 1
10:45 AM - 11:55 AM - Round 2
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM - Round 3
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM - Second warm-up
2:30 PM - 3:40 PM - Semifinals
3:45 PM - 4:55 PM - Finals & Consolation
5:00 PM - Award Announcements

Each team will include 8 players to fill each position in the tournament. There are two (2) singles and three (3) doubles matches that will be played. Open/A (NTRP 4.0 & above) level players can only occupy in the first singles and/or first/second doubles positions. B (NTRP 3.5) level players can play at any position. C (NTRP 3.0) players can only occupy the second singles and/or second/third doubles positions.

Each team will play in five (5) rounds of matches during the entire tournament. Rounds 1 to 3 will be single round robins. The result from the round robins will be used to determine the positions at seeding, which will then determine the draws at the second half of the tournament -- a mini playoff that determines a champion. Round 4 will be the semis, and Round 5 will be the Finals and the Consolation. Teams will play in every round in the tournament, which is estimated to last a little bit over an hour each round.

Goal of the Tournament Structure:
We believe this structure will minimize the time a player/team sits out. In addition, this structure will ensure all players will be playing in a match constantly throughout the day.

Games in the tournament will be 8-game pro-set, No-ad scoring. On game point, the receiver chooses side to play the deciding point. Switch sides every four games. Team scoring will be based on how many games each team wins during each match. The maximum score would be 40 points for a team that wins eight games in all five sets. The team with the most games (points) wins the match!  

Set tiebreaker:
When the set score is tied at 7 games all, a 9-point tiebreaker will be played. The first player or team to receive 5 points wins the set (8-7). The server rotation points will follow in order in this pattern: 2,2,2,3 (The last server will serve 3 times if the score is 4-all to decide the final point and the receiver chooses the side to return from.) –  Teams do not have to win by 2 points to win each game -- It’s the first team to win 5 points!

In case of a tie:
If two teams face off and have the same total game score, it will be considered a “tie.” We will break the tie by using the following criteria.

During the seeding process: We will include the all cumulative game scores in the calculation to determine seeding. If two teams have the same score, we will then determine the default win by using the match-to-match records. If that happens to be a tie, then we will refer to the overall total set wins.  If there is still a tie, then we will determine the winning team by the number of wins in doubles#2 sets. If that is still a tie, we will determine the win by a coin-flip.

During the playoffs: If there’s a match tie with team’s total score, then the last set to finish will play a Super tiebreak.  A super tiebreaker is a 13-point match tiebreak and it’s the first team to win 7 points. Similar rotation as the set tie-breaker, switch after every 4 points. When the score is 6-6, the last server will serve for the deciding point and the receiver chooses the side to return from.  The rotation of server points are: 2,2,2,2,2,3 (the 2nd server in the rotation will serve for the deciding point if it’s 6 all.) Receiver will decide which side to return from on deciding point. This will decide the match win for the entire team.

Check in/Warm-up:
Before each round, team captains must meet (five) 5 minutes before the time of a match starts to exchange line-ups at the scorekeepers’ desk.  Once lineups have been exchanged, players who are playing the first half must go and start their matches. No warming up with your opponents between each round! Everyone gets a 30-minute warm-up with his or her team before the first round. After that, no warm-ups between rounds unless you choose to still hit during the lunch break.

To enhance efficiency during the tournament, each team is allowed 20 seconds between points, 45 seconds between games, and NO MORE THAN 1 minute and 30 seconds during changing sides. Please keep up a fast pace during your matches and while you are waiting for a court please jump on the first one as soon as it’s available. Try to get the singles out as quickly as possible.  Each round has been divided up for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation! :)