Washington DC Gold Junior Gold

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Tournament Dates: 05/27/17 - 05/29/17


Ranking Season: 2015-2016

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
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Squash on Fire
Facility Phone: 202-974-6635
Contact (click name to email): David Keating: davidlkeating@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 3017177410

Divisions:
  • BU11 Singles (7 Entrants)
  • BU13 Singles (18 Entrants)
  • BU15 Singles (35 Entrants)
  • BU17 Singles (19 Entrants)
  • BU19 Singles (15 Entrants)
  • GU11 Singles (5 Entrants)
  • GU13 Singles (12 Entrants)
  • GU15 Singles (15 Entrants)
  • GU17 Singles (15 Entrants)
  • GU19 Singles (7 Entrants)




Notes:
Please refer to the above tabs for all information about this tournament

April 25: The hotel block sold out yesterday, but more rooms were added today. If it sells out again, please contact the tournament director (email on main page) and we will add a second tournament hotel.

March 21: The two tournament venues are now confirmed -- 12 courts total, across the street from each other.

March 13: The tournament hotel booking info is now available under the hotels tab.

Play will commence no earlier than Saturday at 8 AM and finish no later than Monday at 3 PM.  We plan to start no earlier than 9 AM each day and finish by 7 PM each day (except Monday, where we will aim to finish by 2 PM or earlier).  However, we may need to start earlier or end later, depending on entries.  

However, we will not start earlier than Saturday at 8 AM or finish later than Monday at 3 PM.

 

Tournament Timelines

Registration Deadline Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:00pm
Late Entry Fee begins Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:01pm
Cutlist created Friday, May 12, 2017 5:00pm
Final Deadline for entry and possible placement in draw Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00pm
Late Withdrawal penalties Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00pm
Registration Taken Down & Draw Sizes Lock Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00pm
Draw Creation Friday, May 19, 2017 5:00pm
Division Start Times Friday, May 19, 2017 5:00pm
Seeding Monday, May 22, 2017 5:00pm
Online Draws available Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:00pm
Waitlist Management - until Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00pm
Reseeding Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00pm

This tournament is on Memorial Day weekend. No need to miss any school!

More matches and opportunities for more points. We will seek to play this tournament from 1st to 18th place. That means more matches, giving more players an opportunity to build their match skills. Plus, it gives players more points for playing well.  For example a 7th place finish has 50 more points than 7-8, 13th place 37 points more than 13-16, and 17th has 87 more points than 17-24! We can't guarantee playing it out to these many places, as it depends on entries. We are fairly confident we can do it.

The tournament is organized by National Capital Squash, which is well known for running well organized Gold tournaments. 

Entry Deadline and Fees 
Early Tournament Entry is until 12/31/16 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $119.99*
Regular Tournament Entry is until 5/10/16 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $125* 
Late Tournament Entry is after 5/10/16 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $139.99* 
 
*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 Wednesday 1.5 weeks before 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.

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.

The main venue will be the brand new Squash on Fire facility located at 2225 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037.  This incredible facility is scheduled to open in April and has 8 courts. The other venue is at Equinox Sports Club, with 4 additional courts, located one block away at 1170 22nd St NW.

We plan to run the tournament at just these two facilities, however if entries exceed roughly 215 players, we may need to add another venue.

April 25: The hotel block sold out yesterday, but more rooms were added today. If it sells out again, please contact the tournament director (email on main page) and we will add a second tournament hotel.

The tournament hotel is the Washington Marriott Georgetown, one block from the Squash on Fire and Equinox courts.  The rate is $149 per night. The hotel is located at 1221 22nd Street NW Washington DC 20037.

Book online here by May 10 to obtain this special rate.

If rooms are sold out at our special rate, please contact the tournament director (information tab) and we will ask the hotel to add more rooms to our room block.

There is no need to have a car.  There are many restaurant options within a few blocks of the hotel.

If you do drive a car, on street parking is free after 10 PM Saturday evening through the end of the tournament. Please obey all parking signs.  

There is a Park America parking garage at 2145 M St NW (same block as the hotel) with a much lower rate than available at the hotel.  The garage has the best rate in the area -- $7 a day on Saturday from 10 AM to Midnight and Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM. If you leave the car there overnight, the rate is $30 per 24 hours.