UVA Summer Gold Junior Gold

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Tournament Dates: 07/21/17 - 07/23/17


Ranking Season: 2015-2016

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McArthur Squash Center At Boar's Head Sports Club (Directions)
200 Wellington Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Facility Phone: 434-972-6009
Contact (click name to email): Mark Allen: markallensquash@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 434-972-7424

Divisions:
  • BU11 Singles (3 Entrants)
  • BU13 Singles (10 Entrants)
  • BU15 Singles (17 Entrants)
  • BU17 Singles (29 Entrants)
  • BU19 Singles (22 Entrants)
  • GU11 Singles (1 Entrants)
  • GU13 Singles (8 Entrants)
  • GU15 Singles (6 Entrants)
  • GU17 Singles (12 Entrants)
  • GU19 Singles (6 Entrants)




Notes:
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Our Junior Gold tournament is neatly sandwiched between two weeks of residential squash camp.

Camp Week 3, Friday July 14 to Wednesday July 19*

*and we have a two day extended stay option for those that need supervision through to the start of the tournament.

Camp Week 4, Sunday July 23 to Friday July 28

Camp Week 4 starts once the Gold tournament has come to a close

 

For more information or to regsiter for any of our camps then please click here.

 

2017 Provisional Tournament Schedule

Play will start 3.00pm on Friday July 21st - all entrants should be available from this time onwards. That being said, for our 2015 & 2016 tournament, the Boy's U11 & U13, and the Girl's U11, U13, & U15 did not need to start until 8.00am Saturday morning - this might also be the case for our 2017 tournament. And lastly, based on previous years enry size, it is likely that BU17 and BU19 will play two rounds on Friday - the first round between 3.00pm and 6.00pm, and the second round between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. 


Finals and consolation finals will be played on Sunday morning. In some cases (particularly in round robin draws) two round might still be necessary on Sunday. Based on the past two years, the very last matches came off court on Sunday at around 2.30pm. On Sunday we only use one venue, and have almost no capacity to alter scheduled times; so for this reason it's very important all entrant's do not make travel plans that involve leaving Charlotteville earlier than 3.00pm.

 

 Tournament Timelines

Registration Deadline Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:00pm
Cutlist created Friday, July 7, 2017 5:00pm
Late Withdrawal penalties Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:00pm
Registration Taken Down & Draw Sizes Lock Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:00pm
Draw Creation Friday, July 14, 2017 5:00pm
Division Start Times Friday, July 14, 2017 5:00pm
Seeding Monday, July 17, 2017 5:00pm
Online Draws available Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:00pm
Waitlist Management - until Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00pm
Reseeding Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00pm

Entry Deadline and Fees 
 
Regular Tournament Entry is until 7/5/17 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $115* 
Late Tournament Entry is after 7/5/17 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $150* 
 
*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 majority of the matches will be played at:


McArthur Squash Center
at Boar's Head Sports Center
200 Wellington Drive
Charlottesville
Virginia. 22903


For travel details please click here. McArthur Squash Center has 9 singles courts, including one all glass white ball doubles. The all glass court will be used for tournament matches. The Squash Desk at McArthur Squash Center can be reached at 434-972-6009. The direct line for Tournament Director Mark Allen is 434-972-7424.


The secondary venue is St Anne's Belfield School, which has 5 ASB squash courts. These are located on the Greenway Rise Campus (Upper School) at 2132 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The courts are behind the Student Activities Center at the rear of the campus. Directions to the Greenway Rise Campus can be found here. If your match is at St. Anne's then the court # on the draw will be preceeded by the abreviation STB. Please note that the STAB courts will only open 15 minutes before play is scheduled to begin, so those wanting to practice should do so at MSC.

Please make certain you make your way to the right campus - we have used the courts several times for other events and a lot or participants make the mistake of going to the Belfield Campus.

The two venues are 1.9 miles apart.

The Boar's Head Inn is adjacent to McArthur Squash Center and the convenience of walking to and from the courts is hard to beat! The Boar's Head are offering a limited number of rooms at the following rate:

$219 per room per night (plus resort fee & taxes). This rate is based on a minimum three night stay. To book, please call reservations at 855-452-2295. Use the booking reference JUNIOR GOLD SQUASH TOURNAMENT.

 

Homewood Suites are offering a limited number rooms for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at a tournament rate of $159 (plus tax). The cut off date for booking is 06/20/2017. To book you can call the hotel directly on 434-244-6200 and use the group code Jnr Gold Tournament.

 

 
Other quality hotels in the Charlottesville area include the Omni and the Courtyard Marriott (At UVA Medical Center and Charlottesville North).

The Cavalier Inn is a cheap and convenient option - it's just 3 miles from the club, and rooms are around $100 per night.


BOAR'S HEAD INN: 855-452-2295

HOMEWOOD SUITES: 434-244-6200 OR 1-800-CALL-HOME

OMNI: 434-971-5500

COURTYARD MARIOTT: 434-977-1700 (UVA MEDICAL) 434-973-7100 (NORTH)

CAVALIER INN: 434-296-8111

 

Lastly,  http://www.visitcharlottesville.org/ is a good resource for local hotel information.

 

Charlottesville has an Amtrak station with direct connection from union station in D.C. It also has a small and very convenient airport (CHO) that's 15 minutes from the club. Flying into Richmond is also easy - being a 75 minute drive away - but public transport from Richmond to Charlottesville is limited so I would advise hiring a car. Dulles Airport is a 2 hour 15 minute journey - but allow as much as 4 hours for Friday afternoon traffic.