Finger Lakes Gold Junior Gold

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Tournament Dates: 09/02/17 - 09/04/17


Ranking Season: 2015-2016

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Sanction status: Not Sanctioned: 3
Sanction date: 3/7/2017 11:26:57 PM
Cornell University (Directions)
230 Pine Tree Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Facility Phone: (609) 269-0360
Contact (click name to email): David Keating: davidlkeating@gmail.com
Contact Phone: N/A

Divisions:
  • BU11 Singles (No Entrants)
  • BU13 Singles (No Entrants)
  • BU15 Singles (No Entrants)
  • BU17 Singles (No Entrants)
  • BU19 Singles (No Entrants)
  • GU11 Singles (No Entrants)
  • GU13 Singles (No Entrants)
  • GU15 Singles (No Entrants)
  • GU17 Singles (No Entrants)
  • GU19 Singles (No Entrants)




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

U17 and U19 divisions will play at Cornell University. Hamilton College will host the U11 to U15 divisions. 

Matches will start Saturday for all age groups.  The last matches will end by 3 PM Monday. For divisions U11-U15 with less than 20 players, we will aim to play on Saturday and Sunday only.

Entry Deadline and Fees 
Early Tournament Entry is until 5/31/17 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $119.99*
Regular Tournament Entry is until 8/16/17 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $125* 
Late Tournament Entry is after 8/16/17 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.

Due to the large draw sizes, this tournament will be conducted like as a "split gold” and played at two venues located over an hour apart (according to Google maps, the travel time between the two is 1 hr. 43 mins).  They are:

Cornell University Venue:

U17

U19

Hamilton College Venue

U11

U13

U15.  

For the Hamilton College venue, Click here for a map showing the tournament venue, tournament hotel and the Clinton, NY area.

Note that the tournament will play at Cornell University at the Belkin Squash Courts next to the Reis Tennis Center, NOT the Grumman courts.  Click here for a map showing the tournament venue, tournament hotels and the Ithaca area.

Click here for a map of Cornell.  Use the locations button and you can find directions to the Belkin Squash Courts.

If a hotel's tournament rate is sold out, let me know and I'll see if I can get them to give us more rooms.

CORNELL VENUE

The Best Western University Inn is located across the street from the courts.  To get the tournament rate, call the hotel at 607-272-6100 and ask for the Finger Lakes Gold Squash Tournament rate of $159 per night for two queen or double beds.  Book by August 24.  The hotel has a full breakfast, included in your rate, and an outdoor pool.  

Ithaca's finest hotel is the Statler Hotel, located in the heart of Cornell's campus. For the first time we've secured a block of rooms with a tournament rate. The rate is $205 per night and there is a choice of Double Double rooms (rooms with 2 double beds) and King rooms with Sofa beds. Book by August 19 by clicking here. If you prefer to book by calling, dial 607-254-2500 and ask for the "Finger Lakes Gold Squash Tournament” group block.

Other hotels will be announced soon.