2019 Newport Steamer Summer Gold Junior Gold


Tournament Dates: 08/10/2019 - 08/12/2019

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
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St. George's School (Directions)
372 Purgatory Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Facility Phone:
Contact (click name to email): Christopher Smith: chris.joel.smith@gmail.com
Contact Phone: N/A
Web Site: www.newportsteamer.com

Divisions: Check Starting Times




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LATEST INFORMATION

Steamer Division Start Times

Bu11- 9:30am -Portsmouth Abbey

Bu13- 9:30am- Portsmouth Abbey

Bu15- 10:30am- Portsmouth Abbey 

Bu17- 11:30am- St Georges 

Bu19- 1:00pm- St Georges 

Gu11- 9am- Portsmouth Abbey 

Gu13- 9am- Portsmouth Abbey

Gu15- 12:30pm- Portsmouth Abbey

Gu17- 9:00am- St. Georges 

Gu19- 10:00am- St. Georges 

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7/31/19- Practice courts will be available at St. George's on Friday from 4-6pm.  Please be respectful of your time on court and share/hit with others.  We don't want to put people on the clock but will if there are people waiting to hit. 

Please do not try to come to the courts before this time. Also, please do not try and contact St. George's or Portsmouth Abbey to try and arrange court time outside of the 4-6pm on Friday at St. George's.  Both schools have asked us to make this clear to all.  Thank you!


7/31/19 - Division size locked numbers  

Points will be awarded based on the locked division size even if the division plays out at a smaller size.

Division Lock Number
BU11 22
BU13 32
BU15 32
BU17 32
BU19 32
GU11 12
GU13 22
GU15 32
GU17 32
GU19 32

 

July 15- update on Division Venue desingation- a reminder that each venue has 8 courts and is beautiful so there isn’t one main venue. The venues are 15 mins away from each other and what we suggest is you find a hotel or housing that works for you and your price point and proximity to area attractions you want to be near.  There is a good chance players will play at both venues over the weekend (never on the same day) so be prepared to get to both places.

***we release this information now to help planning but make big note to say that things can change based on withdrawls and other situations out of our control***

Saturday and Sunday 
St. Georges- BU15, BU17, BU19, GU17, GU19
Portsmouth Abbey- GU11, BU11, BU13, GU13, GU15

Monday- there will be venue changes for the final day of matches for some people so be sure to check your draw closely for SG or PA locations.  
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The Steamer will be played Saturday thru Monday as the dates indicate.  We have heard a lot of feedback over the 7 years of running the Steamer that Friday play is difficult in the summer due to travel constraints and traffic--so we are listening to the feedback.  We will run this like most JCT's are run with a Saturday AM start and Monday PM finish. We know this is a change for the Steamer but we feel like this is a way to make getting to the event easier in the busy summer months.  

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LATEST INFORMATION

Steamer Division Start Times

Bu11- 9:30am -Portsmouth Abbey

Bu13- 9:30am- Portsmouth Abbey

Bu15- 10:30am- Portsmouth Abbey 

Bu17- 11:30am- St Georges 

Bu19- 1:00pm- St Georges 

Gu11- 9am- Portsmouth Abbey 

Gu13- 9am- Portsmouth Abbey

Gu15- 12:30pm- Portsmouth Abbey

Gu17- 9:00am- St. Georges 

Gu19- 10:00am- St. Georges 



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Saturday, August 10, 2019, all players need to be available starting at 8:30am EST
Monday, August 12, 2019, all players need to be available until 2:00pm EST

     
Tournament Timeline  
Registration Deadline and cut list created Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:00pm
Registration Taken Down & Draw Sizes Lock Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:00pm
Division Start Times pubished Friday, August 2, 2019 5:00pm
Late Withdrawal penalties apply from Monday, August 5, 2019 12:00pm
Online Draws available Wednesday, August 7, 2019 5:00pm
Waitlist Management and reseeding until Friday, August 9, 2019 12:00pm
     
Due to the size and logistical constraints of running this tournament, US Squash cannot accommodate any scheduling requests.

Entry Deadline and Fees 
 
Regular Tournament Entry is until 7/24/19 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $125* 
Late Tournament Entry is after 7/24/19 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $175* 
 
*Includes a non-refundable $10 processing charge per entrant. 
 
Policies 

  • NO REFUNDS will be issued to players who withdraw from the main draw after the regular entry deadline. 
  • Players who remain on the waitlist and do not gain entry into their division will automatically receive a refund for their entry fee less the $10 processing fee within 1-2 weeks after the completion of the tournament. 
  • All players MUST be current US Squash members. 
  • Players may only enter one division. 
  • Please read through the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines for all policies governing Junior Accredited Tournaments. 
  • All players who withdraw after 12:00pm, NOON EST on the Monday prior to the start of the tournament will receive a ranking penalty as described in the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines

 

Timeline and Qualification 

  • The cut list will be created within 48 hours of the regular entry deadline. 
  • Division sizes will lock on the Wednesday 1.5 weeks before the start of the tournament. Once division sizes lock, division sizes will not increase in size even if the division is not at capacity. 
  • All players who sign up after the regular entry deadline are considered late entries. These players should assume that they are on the waitlist unless they have been told otherwise by the Tournament Director.

Summer Gold Tournaments Policy

  • Players may use the points from a maximum of two gold tournaments in any given age division held from June 1, 2019 through Labor Day weekend.
  • If a player participates in more than two gold tournaments in any given age group, his or her top two point-earning events will automatically be used.
  • Summer gold tournaments not counting towards a player’s ranking average will not affect that player’s overall tournament count.
  • NOTE: If a player incurs a 0-point ranking penalty due to a second late withdrawal or mid-tournament default, that tournament will count on the player’s record even if they have played in more than 2 summer gold tournaments.

 

Accreditation 

  • This tournament is accredited by US Squash. 
  • All US Squash Accredited Tournaments must abide by the policies outlined here

 

Code of Conduct 

  • All Players, Parents, Coaches, and Spectators must abide by the US Squash Code of Conduct
  • All Players, Parents, Coaches, and Spectators should review the Rules of the Road for tips and tricks on how to manage common scenarios that may occur at tournaments. 

 

Protective Eyewear 

  • All players and attendees must comply with the US Squash Eyewear Policy, which requires that eyewear meet ASTM-F803 standards at all times during accredited play. 

 

Cut List 

  • All age divisions are open to the highest ranked 32 eligible players who enter per division. If less than 32 players enter per division, any eligible player will be accepted. If there are more than 32 players in any division, players will be placed on a waitlist based on their ranking and will only be granted entry if a playing position becomes available. 
  • NOTE: In divisions with waitlisted players, the 30 highest ranked eligible players will gain entry into the tournament. The remaining two players to be admitted into the event will be notified within 48 hours of the release of the Cut List. This is to allow a grace period for any potential registration errors. 

 

Seeding 

  • Tournament seeding is based off of the rankings calculation that occurs on the Wednesday 1.5 weeks before the start of the tournament. Players will be seeded in accordance with the Seeding Guidelines

 

Division and Player Start Times 

  • Division Start Times indicate the earliest possible match time a player can expect to play within their division.  
  • Player Start Times indicate the first match time for each player. 
  • Both Division and Player Start Times will be released in accordance with the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines

 

How to Withdraw or Change Divisions in a Junior Bronze, Silver, Gold, JCT, or National Championship Tournament  

  

If a player wants to either withdraw from a tournament or request to change divisions, follow the directions outlined below:  

  1. Log in to your account.  
  2. Go to the “tournaments” tab on your player profile.  
  3. Click on “Withdraw/Change Division” next to the tournament you would like either withdraw from or request a division change.  
  4. Select “Request Change Division” or “Request Withdraw/Refund”  
  5. If selecting “Request Change Division,” select the division you would like to change to and click “Submit.”  
  6. If selecting “Request Withdraw/Refund” read all US Squash policies and check the “Yes, I wish to withdraw” box and click “Submit.”  
  7. Once you submit your request, you will receive an email that states that your request has been sent to the Tournament Director.  If you have not received an email indicating that your request has been processed within 48 hours, please follow up with the tournament director.  

  

All of the Withdraw and Change Division Policies can be found by clicking here.

St. George's School
372 Purgatory Road
Middletown, RI 02842

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Portsmouth Abbey School
285 Corey's Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871

Newport Beach Hotel & Suites www.newportbeachhotelandsuites.com 800-786-0310 and ask for the Newport Steamer Registry. This hotel is steps from St. Georges.