Houston Squash Texas Junior Gold (16 Player Draws) Junior Gold


Tournament Dates: 10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
Live Scoreboard
Downtown Club at the Met (Directions)
340 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77002
Facility Phone: (713) 652-0700
Contact (click name to email): Azam Zaidi: azam.zaidi@gmail.com
Contact Phone: N/A

Divisions: Check Starting Times




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10.5.2018 Division Start Times

Division start times are given below. Please note these represent the earliest a match will be played in a division. Matches in a round may span several start times.

 

Division Start Time Venue
GU11 8:00am Lifetime Fitness (LT)
GU13 10:00am Lifetime Fitness (LT)
GU15 8:00am Hogg Middle School (HM)
GU17 8:00am Downtown Club at the Met (MET)
GU19 10:00am Downtown Club at the Met (MET)
     
BU11 9:00am Lifetime Fitness (LT)
BU13 11:10am Lifetime Fitness (LT)
BU15 9:20am Hogg Middle School (HM)
BU17 8:40am Downtown Club at the Met (MET)
BU19 10:00am Downtown Club at the Met (MET)

 

 
 8.20.18 Venue Assignments
  • All matches in the U11 and U13 divisions will be played at Life Time for the entirety of the tournament.
  • All matches in the U17 and U19 divisions will be played at The MET for the entirety of the tournament.
  • The U15 division will be played at Hogg on Saturday only and will move to The MET for matches on Sunday.

 

 

 

Saturday, October 13 2018, all players need to be available starting at 8:00am central.
Sunday, October 14 2018, all players need to be available until 4:00pm central.
   
Tournament Timeline  
Registration Deadline and cut list created Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00pm
Registration Taken Down &
Draw Sizes Lock
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00pm
Division Start Times Friday, October 5, 2018 5:00pm
Late Withdrawal penalties Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00pm
Online Draws available Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:00pm
Waitlist Management and reseeding until Friday, October 12, 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 9/26/18 at 12:00pm, NOON CDT at $125*
Late Tournament Entry is after 9/26/18 at 12:00pm, NOON CDT at $160*
 NO entries are accepted after 10/3/18 at 12:00pm, NOON CDT
*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 CDT 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.

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 16 eligible players who enter per division. If less than 16 players enter per division, any eligible player will be accepted. If there are more than 16 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 14 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.

This Gold Tournament will be a split draw event and will be played at following venues. 

 

The MET Club at Downtown Houston (MET)

340 West Dallas, Houston, TX 77002

 

LifeTime City Center (LTF)

815 Town And Country Ln, Houston, TX 77024

 

Hogg Middle School (HMS)

1100 Merrill St, Houston, TX 77009

Practice Courts

Courts reservations may be available at Lifetime Fitness - City Center and MET Downtown Club for Friday Oct 12, 2018, Courts are not accessible/available at Hogg Middle School venue.

 

You may contact Jahanzeb Khan for Lifetime Fitness venue or Hamza Ahmed for MET Downtown Club Venue.

 

Lifetime Fitness

Jahanzeb Khan

Head Squash Pro

JKhan@lt.life

832-499-5958

 

MET Downtown Club

Hamza Ahmed

Squash Coach

hamzasquash212@gmail.com

713-739-8324

 

08/09/2018: 

The group rate information is now provided, please use the individual hotel links to make reservations at tournament discounted rate. 

  1. DoubleTree Hotel - Houston Downtown- 5 min walk to MET Dowtown Club

    There is $89(plus taxes & fees) per night rate at this hotel. Please use this link to book the special tournament rate.

  2. Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria Area - Ideal hotel for Hogg Middle School venue.  

    ~7 to 8 Miles/15 Min Drive on weekends to MET, Lifetime City Center or Hogg Middle School. This hotel is centrally located from all 3 tournament venues and is on access road of Interstate-10 . It is 15 min by Uber or by car to any of the tournament venues. 

    We have secured $84(plus taxes & fees) per night rate at this hotel. Please use this link to book the special tournament rate. 

    Note: The Crown Plaza hotel has an complementary shuttle service for staying guests for travel within 5 miles. Although the Hogg Middle school is bit over 5 miles from this hotel, the hotel management are going to honor complementary rides to Hogg Middle School for the tournament participants.     

     

Other hotel options: 

 

Houston Airports Information: 

Hobby Airport (HOU). Hobby is a hub of SouthWest Airlines, other airlines which fly into Hobby are Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. Hobby is about 20 min drive to Downtown Houston, 30 min drive to Houston City Center area. 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport of Houston (IAH). Houston international airport: All major US based airline carriers have services to IAH(SouthWest does not have servcies to IAH). IAH is a Hub of United Airlines. IAH is about 30 min drive to Downtown about 40 min drive to Houston City Center area.