2017 Great Lakes Open Championships Doubles State

Tournament Dates: 09/30/2017 - 10/01/2017

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
Live Scoreboard
University Club of Chicago
Facility Phone: 312-726-2840
Contact (click name to email): Yoni Ellous: Ellous@hotmail.com
Contact Phone: 312 324 5765

Divisions: Check Starting Times

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

We are very much looking forward to another fantastic Great Lakes Open hosted at the University Club of Chicago. Proven very successful in previous years we will only play on Saturday & Sunday and give all players a chance to enjoy being in the heart of downtown Chicago. On both days a light breakfast with coffee will be provided, lunch on Saturday, keg beer and a tournament gift. Every player is guaranteed two or more matches.

Tournament matches will start early on Saturday September 30th - Sunday October 1st. Organizors will strive to finish all matches early Sunday afternoon so please plan accordingly. The Tournament Director will hold the right to schedule accordingly.

For any questions or concerns please contact

Tournament Director - Yoni Ellous 312 324 5765


Athletics Desk 312 696 2265

Entry Deadline and Fees 

Regular Tournament Entry is until 9/20/17 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $80 ($60 for Full Time students). The $20 discount for Full Time students will be processed and returned after tournament is completed. (At sign up the regular tournament entry amount of $80 will have to be paid!)

Non-USsquash members are charged an additional $15 fee. 
*Includes a non-refundable $10 processing charge per entrant. 

  • NO REFUNDS will be issued to players who withdraw from the main draw after the regular entry deadline.


  • 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. 


  • 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. 

How to Withdraw or Change Divisions 

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

  • Log in to your account.  
  • Go to the “tournaments” tab on your player profile.  
  • Click on “Withdraw/Change Division” next to the tournament you would like either withdraw from or request a division change.  
  • Select “Request Change Division” or “Request Withdraw/Refund”  
  • If selecting “Request Change Division,” select the division you would like to change to and click “Submit.”  
  • If selecting “Request Withdraw/Refund” read all US Squash policies and check the “Yes, I wish to withdraw” box and click “Submit.”  
  • 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.  

All matches will be played at 

University Club of Chicago 
76 East Monroe Street
60603 Chicago, IL

Tournament Director - Yoni Ellous 312 324 5765

Athletics Desk 312 696 2265