2018 Squash On Fire Junior Gold Junior Gold


Tournament Dates: 10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
Live Scoreboard
Squash on Fire (Directions)
2233 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
Facility Phone: 202-241-2233
Contact (click name to email): Conor O'Malley: comalley@squashonfire.com
Contact Phone: N/A
Web Site: www.squashonfire.com

Divisions: Check Starting Times




Notes:

If you are a teaching professional attending this event please agree to the US Squash code of conduct and confirm your presence by selecting the sign up buttons below 

 

 

10.17.18 - Draws now available & link to streaming! 
Below are hightlights from our most recent Email communications click on link to see full email.    

For next match, Win or Lose a match, when/where do i play?  
    > Click your desired draw under "Division"
    > Make sure "Detailed" option is selected
    > Click on your desired player/match and find where & when the "winner/loser" play next 
   
Option 1 CLICK HERE to try out the draw flow. 

Option 2 CLICK HERE


Live streaming:  
We are pleased to share that all matches at the Squash On Fire venue will be live streamed free to all entrants, courtesy of Squash On Fire (see tournament information page for details). Matches will be available for replay until one week after the tournament and then will no longer be available online.  Link to share & watch https://live.squashonfire.com/

George Washington campus tour:  NEW TIME On Saturday, October 20 from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm there will be an organized Squash tour for anyone wishing to join please RSVP by contacting wendyl@gwu.edu


10.16.18 - BU13 Division Start Time Change

Please note that due to withdrawals, the BU13 division will now start at 10:20am on Saturday


10.12.18 - Division Start Times Available

 

Division Start Time Day Venue
BU11 8:00am Saturday Squash on Fire
BU13 10:20am Saturday Squash on Fire
BU15 5:10pm Friday Squash on Fire
BU17 4:00pm Friday GW
BU19 6:00pm Friday Squash on Fire
       
GU11 8:00am Saturday Squash on Fire
GU13 4:00pm Friday Squash on Fire
GU15 4:00pm Friday Squash on Fire
GU17 4:00pm Friday GW
GU19 4:00pm Friday Squash on Fire

 

Week of October 1 - Hotel rooms
The Marriott Hotel room block has officially closed as of Oct. 3 and they are running at full capacity but we've have added another hotel partner with The Wink Hotel located within a 3 minute walk!   See "Hotels" tab for additional information.  


Week of September 10 - LIVE STREAMING WILL BE AVAILABLE!

We are pleased to announce that all matches at the Squash On Fire venue will be live streamed* and will be free to all entrants, courtesy of Squash On Fire. Matches will be available for replay only until one week after the tournament and then will no longer be available online.

Here are some ideas of how you can use this service:

  • After you finish your match, watch it using the replay feature. See what you can improve in the next match.
  • When you get back home, go over one of your matches with your coach to see what you need to improve.

And of course, share this with your family and friends back home who want to cheer you on!

Some professional players on the PSA use live streaming and get coaching between games. After the leave the court, they call a coach or friend back home.  We hope you enjoy it!

*Players may choice to 'opt out' by contacting the Tournament Director during the weekend.  If for any reason you do not want your match to be streamed, please tell the Tournament Desk before your match with at least 2 hours notice. Please indicate the time of your match and the court number, and we can turn off the video for your match. 

Week of August 20 - 
Main tournament hotel listed on "Hotel" tabs

Week of August 13 -
Information tabs have been updated.  Under 'Hotel' tabs the tournament link will be posted but there is additional helpful travel information on getting to DC.  Please email comalley@squashonfire.com if you have any questions.  

Friday, October 19 2018, all players need to be available starting at 4:00pm EST. 
Sunday, October 21 2018, all players need to be available until 4:00pm EST. 
   
Tournament Timeline  
Registration Deadline and cut list created Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00pm
Registration Taken Down & Draw Sizes Lock Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00pm
Division Start Times Friday, October 12, 2018 5:00pm
Late Withdrawal penalties apply from: Monday, October 15, 2018 12:00pm
Online Draws available Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:00pm
Waitlist Management and/or Reseeding until Thursday, October 18, 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 
Early Tournament Entry is until 8/31/18 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $110* 
Regular Tournament Entry is until 10/3/18 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $125* 
Late Tournament Entry is after 10/3/18 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $150* 
 NO entries are accepted after 10/10/18 at 12:00PM, NOON EDT
*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.

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.

Squash on Fire
2233 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037

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George Washington University
Lerner Health & Wellness Center
2301 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Practice Court Info

There are practice courts available at Squash on Fire up until the start of the Tournament.  Squash On Fire is a facility that is open to the public -- no membership is required. You can easily book your court online, pay and then show up and play!

Squash On Fire is a facility that is open to the public -- no membership is required. Unlike many squash facilities, players book a court, pay and then play.

To reserve courts for practice at Squash on Fire on Friday (or any day that week), courts are available on a first booked, first served basis. Go to Advantage Booking to create an account, schedule and confirm your reservation. 

The glass exhibition courts are Courts #1 and #8, and will likely book quickly. Many finals and semi finals matches will be played on the exhibition courts.

Court reservations are priced at $20 per court (off peak.) Each court reservation is for 45 minutes. 

If you have any questions about booking a court, please call (202)-241-2233 or email contact@squashonfire.com.

MORE DETAILS

The two venues are five blocks from each other.  

From Squash on Fire, walk out the front door and TURN LEFT on 23rd Street.  Continue on 23rd Street until you reach the traffic circle. Take the crosswalk into the traffic circle and walk to the other side of the circle.  Then take another crosswalk to exit the circle and rejoin 23rd Street.  Stay on the RIGHT side (west side) of 23rd Street.  Turn RIGHT on G Street and the entrance to the George Washington University Venue (Lerner Health and Wellness Center) is to your immediate right.

From the George Washington University Venue, walk out the front door and TURN LEFT on G Street.  TURN LEFT on 23rd Street until you reach the traffic circle. Take the crosswalk into the traffic circle and walk to the other side of the circle.  Then take another crosswalk to exit the circle and rejoin 23rd Street.  Stay on the RIGHT side (east side) of 23rd Street.  After your cross M Street the entrance to Squash on Fire is to your immediate right.

The main venue will be the Squash on Fire facility located at 2233 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037.  This incredible facility has 8 courts.

The other venue will be George Washington University, with 6 additional courts, all excellent, located an easy half mile walk away at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center at 2301 G St NW, Washington, DC.

Area Info

Here is a map of the venues, hotels and some dining options.

Campus Tours:  For players interested in an info session on or campus tour of George Washington University, you can find more information on visiting GWU's campus here.  

Washington DC Sightseeing.  There is a good information page on Washington DC's tourist attractions at this page.
 
Dining:
 
The most convenient place to eat and enjoy the matches will be courtside at the Upper West Side Cafe. The menu is designed to be fresh and healthy while offering a combination of small plates, as well as delicious main dishes like our Roasted Chicken, Grilled Sirloin Steak, and Seared Atlantic Salmon. Or enjoy Smoothies and Fresh Juices to give you a boost!    
 
 
 
 
Washingtonian's Top Restaurants Finder Webpage. (Select the criteria by food, cheap eats, location, etc).
 
Rasika, located within one block of the tournament hotels, is widely considered to be one of the top Indian restaurants in the United States. 

 

Tournament Hotel:

The Marriott Hotel room block has officially closed as of Oct. 3 and they are running at full capacity but we've have added another hotel partner with The Wink Hotel located within a 3 minute walk!  The tournament rate is $149 per night and the hotel is located at 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW Washington, DC 20037.  

Book online CLICK HERE  by Friday, October 12, 2018  to obtain this special rate

If you want to make a reservation via phone please use the following phone numbers

Please call 1.833.LUV.WINK (1.833.588.9465)

Please reference "SQUASH ON FIRE ROOM BLOCK"

There is no need to have a car.  There are many restaurant options within a few blocks of the hotel.

PARKING OPTIONS: If you do drive a car, there is on street meter parking with a two hour limit on Saturday.  You can park on the street all day on Sunday (no time limit).  PMI Parking Garage is open after 5 pm and all day on the weekend (2300 M St NW, beneath Westin - you access garage by going down 24th St NW). Squash On Fire validates for three hours at a cost of $10.  

AIRPORT AND AMTRAK OPTIONS:

You can fly into the DC area via the three regional airports -- Washington Reagan, Washington Dulles and Baltimore Washington (BWI) Airports. Amtrak provides two trains per hour from New York and Boston into Union Station, which is 20 minutes via public transportation to the Squash on Fire venue.

United has many nonstops into Dulles, while American provides many nonstops into Reagan and Southwest provides many nonstops into Baltimore Washington Airport.  There are Amtrak and low cost MARC commuter trains (see the info for the "Penn" line) from BWI to Washington DC.  Reagan Airport is most convenient to the venues.  Reagan is the easiest to use if you plan on using public transportation to get to and from the airport and would have the cheapest cab fares to all the venues. 

Southwest Airlines now flies in to Reagan and has a major hub at BWI, which normally has the lowest fares of the three airports.

Estimated times using public transportation from each airport (not counting waiting time for departing trains and buses, but counting walking time to Squash on Fire):

Reagan -- 20-25 minutes

Dulles -- 1 hour

BWI -- 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes

Estimated Uber fares and time for Uber X, assuming no surge pricing and travel during off peak hours:

Reagan -- $17-$22, 12-20 minutes.

Dulles -- $40-$50, 30-45 minutes.

BWI -- $50-$60, 45-60 minutes.

Taxis are more expensive, but each airport has plentiful taxi service.

Using public transit to get to the courts:

Reagan: This link explains.

Dulles: This link explains.

BWI: This link explains.  Your cheapest fare will be using the MARC train or WMATA Express Bus options.  The fastest option is the Amtrak train, assuming you don't have to wait for it.

Dining:
 
The most convenient place to eat near the main Squash on Fire venue is the Upper West Side Cafe, located inside the facility. The food is excellent! It's a full-service menu for breakfast, lunch, through to dinner and is designed to be fresh and healthy. 
 
Here are local food writers' top picks for dining in Washington DC:
 
 
 
 
Washingtonian's Top Restaurants Finder Webpage. (Select the criteria by food, cheap eats, location, etc).
 
Rasika, located within one block of the tournament hotels, is widely considered to be one of the top Indian restaurants in the United States.