Who: Tennis Sydney and Amazon Tennis Members only.
What: Compass Doubles Tournament 2016
Draw size: Strictly 64 teams, on a first-in and paid basis.
When: 8.00am – 6.00pm, Sunday, 4 December 2016
Where: Cintra Park, Gipps St, Concord
Cost: $70 per team. Lunch will be provided and $10 from each team’s entry goes to our charity fundraising.
ENTRY: You must enter and pay 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. Your entry cannot be guaranteed until payment has been made.
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)
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).
Looking forward to a great day,