Single Compass Draw Tournament

Sunday 11 September, 2011

Entries Now Open

Tennis Sydney is holding the inaugural 2011 Singles Tournament on Sunday 11 September for Tennis Sydney members only.

Your memberships must be current and all entry fees must be banked for your entry to be valid.

Time:                     8.30am – 5.00pm

Location:                 Parklands Tennis Centre

Cost:                      $25 per player

To enter the tournament  Click Here..

To pay for the tournament, login to our website and go to Subscribe.  The preferred method of payment is via PayPal.  Alternatively you can deposit money by electronic bank transfer into the Tennis Sydney bank account but your entry will not be confirmed until the funds have appeared in the account.

Unfortunately due to the limited number of courts available the entries to the tournament is limited. We suggest that you enter asap to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions please email me Here..


How it Works

compass draw with arrows

This is a non-elimination format that is so named because players advance in four to eight different directions depending upon when they lose their first match and when they lose their subsequent matches.

How it’s done:

  • Seeding. Seeding will be used to place the strongest players. Players will be ranked 1-64 or 1-32 depending on the entry
  • Making the draw. Each player is placed on a line on the centre draw sheet and 1 and 32 (or 64) etc would play in the first round.
  • Progression in the Draw. At the end of each round, the winners continue in their tournament in the same direction, while the losers move to other points on the compass to form a new satellite tournament.
    • At the end of round 1:
      • The winners go east
      • The losers go west
    • At the end of round 2:
      • The east losers go north
      • The west losers go south
    • At the end of round 3:
      • The east losers go northeast
      • The north losers go northwest
      • The west losers go southwest
      • The south losers go southeast
    • At the end of round 4:
      • The losers are out of the tournament (unless there will be semi-final play-offs);
      • The winners play the finals on each draw sheet.

Glory goes to the east winner (who is undefeated) and to the east runner-up (who has lost only to the east winner). Tournament ranking continues from east (ranks 1-8) anti clockwise through northeast (ranks 9-16) , north (ranks 17-24) , northwest (ranks 25-32) , west (rank 33-40), southwest (ranks 41-48) , south (ranks 49-56) , then finally at Southwest.(ranks 57-64)

Tim Pailthorpe
Tournament Director