27/10/2014

Compass Doubles – Sunday 23 November

Who: Tennis Sydney / Amazon Tennis Members only. 

What: Compass Doubles Tournament 2014

Draw size: Strictly 64 teams, on a first-in and paid basis.

When: 8.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday, 23 November 2014

Where: Cintra Park, Gipps St, Concord

Cost: $40.00 per team/ $20.00 per player ($5.00 from each team entry goes to our charity fundraising)

ENTRY: You must enter as a team. Only one person needs to register and nominate your partner. All entries must be made via the GLTA site only. Payment by Paypal or credit card must be made at the time of registering. 

Balls: Slazenger

Set format: Single set, first to 6 games, (Short deuce, sudden death point upon reaching 2nd deuce) Standard tiebreak at 5-5, first to 7 by 2 (no sudden death point).

For those new to a compass draw, following is a brief description of how it works.

All players start in one single draw, ranked 1-64, “the EAST” draw. In round one, seeded player 1 plays 64, 2 plays 63 etc. After round 1, the draw is split, winners remain in the EAST draw, non-winners move to the next draw (WEST). Then we play again, 1 plays 32, 2 plays 31, etc, in East. In the newly created WEST draw, player 33 plays 64, 34 plays 63 etc. The draw keeps splitting (winners one way, non-winners another) for 3 more rounds, until there is 8 separate draws, E, NE, N, NW, W, SW, S, SE. (hence a Compass)

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If there are no walkovers/withdrawals, every player/team is guaranteed 4 sets. If you make the semi of your [8th of the] draw, you will play 5 sets, and if you make the final, you will play 6 sets.

Ultimate 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 SOUTHEAST.(ranks 57-64).

ENTRY and the regulations is available HERE

Looking forward to a great day,

Damien O’Brien
Tournament Director

tournament@tennissydney.org.au

Waiver of Liability
By participating at the 2014 Compass Doubles Tournament and related activities & events, participants agree to waive any & all rights & claims for bodily or emotional injury, injury to their reputation, or any other damage or harms that they might suffer, or any other claims of any nature they or their legal representatives may have against Tennis Sydney, the GLTA & its officers, all tournament sites, tournament sponsors, or any organisation, facility or individual associated with this tournament & the related activities & events. Participants agree to participate at their own risk & the above organisations, facilities, & individuals will not be responsible for any harm, injury or damage that they might suffer. They also release & waive any & all rights to claim damages or remuneration which may arise as a result of references to, photographs, images or likenesses of them which may appear in any publication or other media coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

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