Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tournament Registration Reminders

Registrations are still open for all skill levels events, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles & Mixed Doubles  In particular, we are looking for players for Men's Doubles 2.5, Women's Doubles 2.5 and Mixed Doubles 2.5. With enough teams registered in each event we can guarantee you a bracket of 2.5 players only, no different than playing in your Round Robins.

In addition we are still accepting registrations for all Age/Skill levels, and in particular the following:

Men's 50-59, 70+      and     Women's Doubles 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Teams play at the higher skill level and youngest age of either partner.

Reminder on Tournament Play and Skill levels:

We are looking for FAIR, FUN play in any tournament, especially in our Resident tournament.  In any tournament you must play at the level of the higher skill level player. Hopefully you can see why it would not be fair for a 4.0/3.5 team (either men, women or  mixed) to play down into the lower bracket.  However, players may always play up.  Since most players at the lower skill levels are self-rated (no official tournament or club rating), for the purpose of our resident tournament, skill levels are determined by the higher Round Robin skill level they have been playing in. Sometimes it is difficult to tell when you should be moving up to the next skill level.  The resident tournament is a good test of your skill, so if you think you may be able to compete at a higher skill level, give it a try.  Please let me or anyone on the Tournament Committee know if you have any questions.

Bob VanderLinden

Tournament Committee Chair

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