2018 Newport Steamer Summer Gold Junior Gold


Tournament Dates: 08/10/2018 - 08/12/2018

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
Live Scoreboard
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




Notes:
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AUG 8, 2018
DIVISION START TIMES RELEASED--These have been updated as we are no longer using Newport Squash

BU11-FRIDAY -St. George's 3:00

BU13- FRIDAY 5:00PM- ST. GEORGES

BU15- FRIDAY 11AM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

BU17- FRIDAY 12PM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

BU19- FRIDAY 1:30PM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

 

GU11-FRIDAY 4:00- St. Georges

GU13- FRIDAY 3:00- St. Georges

GU15- FRIDAY 4:00PM- ST. GEORGES

GU17- FRIDAY 9:00AM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

GU19- FRIDAY 10:00AM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

 

We will no longer be using Newport Squash

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, 2018 through Labor Day.
  • 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.

 

AUG 8, 2018
DIVISION START TIMES RELEASED--These have been updated as we are no longer using Newport Squash

BU11-FRIDAY -St. George's 3:00

BU13- FRIDAY 5:00PM- ST. GEORGES

BU15- FRIDAY 11AM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

BU17- FRIDAY 12PM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

BU19- FRIDAY 1:30PM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

 

GU11-FRIDAY 4:00- St. Georges

GU13- FRIDAY 3:00- St. Georges

GU15- FRIDAY 4:00PM- ST. GEORGES

GU17- FRIDAY 9:00AM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

GU19- FRIDAY 10:00AM- PORTSMOUTH ABBEY

 

We will no longer be using Newport Squash 

 

053118 Schedule Update

Please note that we start early Friday and people to be ready to play at 9am. Most everyone will play two matches Friday if they are in a draw of 32. We start the event early on Friday due to summertime Friday traffic nightmares.  Draws with less than 32 may only have one match Friday and therefore a later start time on Friday(PM). We suggest people find their way to Newport early Friday to avoid summer traffic.   This is not the exact schedule for every participant, but we wanted everyone to have a sense of the timing. 

 

Start Date: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:00am
Pre-Tournament
Friday, August 10 2018, all players need to be available starting at 9:00am EST. 
Sunday, August 12 2018, all players need to be available until 4:00pm EST. 
   
Tournament Timeline  
Registration Deadline Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00pm
Cutlist created Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:00pm
Registration Taken Down & Draw Sizes Lock Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00pm
Division Start Times Friday, August 3, 2018 5:00pm
Late Withdrawal penalties apply from: Monday, August 6, 2018 12:00pm
Online Draws available Wednesday, August 8, 2018 5:00pm
Waitlist Management and/or Reseeding until Thursday, August 9, 2018 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 7/25/18 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $125* 
Late Tournament Entry is after 7/25/18 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

  • Players may use the points from a maximum of two gold tournaments in any given age division held from June 1, 2018 through Labor Day.
  • 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.

Practice Courts- we do not have practice courts available at St. George's or at Portsmouth Abbey.  You can however secure practice courts at Newport Community Squash, 8 Freebody Street, Newport, RI which is 5 mins away from St. Georges  by contacting John Wilson at 401.533.7181  wilsonjwilson100@gmail.com   There may be a fee for this. 

Venues:
The venues are about 15 mins away from each other. We do not know what divisions are going to be playing at which venue at this stage.  They both have 8 beautiful courts with AC! As far as planning on hotels and where to stay based on venue location-- St. George's is 5 miles from downtown Newport and Portsmouth Abbey is about 12 miles.  Traffic around Newport can be tricky in the summer so we suggest everyone budget plenty of extra travel time to the venues and plan on getting yourself to the courts at least an hour before your start time so there are no issues.  There is a chance you may play at multiple venues over the weekend so please plan on being able to get to both locations  

 

Custom Google Map for the weekend with lots of points of interest, hotels, restaurants, and more to help you along the way. 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YT8-CLmvHmXiGcmWgFxvQ3n1FUo&usp=sharing

 

St. George's School
372 Purgatory Road
Middletown, RI 22901


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

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Newport Squash
8 Freebody St
Newport, RI 02840

Newport Squash has two courts we may use for overflow or if the event gets bigger

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Hotels in the Newport area sell out quickly and are always booked in the summer so they do not offer up many group rates or incentives as they know they will sell their rooms. We suggest getting a hotel booked early. We have a list of hotels on our website at newportsteamer.com and have found Kayak and other search engines very helpful in finding a great deal.