Pre Tournament Manual Bradenton, FL Qualifying Draw

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Qualifying Draw
12, 14 & 16s: November 26–30, 2014
18s: November 28-30, 2014
Main Draw
December 1-7, 2014
2014
IMG Academy: Bradenton, FL
Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship at IMG Academy
12, 14, 16’s: GENERAL INFORMATION & TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
ELIGIBILITY
U.S. & foreign born players: ITF age rules apply.
 16 & under – Born in 1998 or 1999
 14 & under – Born in 2000 or 2001
 12 & under – Born in 2002 or later
For 18’s ITF, you must have an IPIN number in order to register for the event. Entry to 18s is on the ITF Juniors
website.
VERY IMPORTANT: EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL IS A SELECTION-BASED TOURNAMENT. JUST BECAUSE YOU
REGISTER DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY INTO THE EVENT. THERE ARE ONLY 96 QUALIFYING DRAW INVITES AND
64 MAIN DRAW INVITES PER AGE GROUP.
QUALIFYING DRAW
12, 14, & 16s: November 26–30, 2014
96-person draw
MAIN DRAW
12, 14, & 16s: December 1-7, 2014
64-person draw
GENERAL INFORMATION
General information will be made available weekdays by calling (941)749-8624 or by emailing
[email protected]
Visit our website: www.eddieherr.com
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12, 14, & 16s ENTRY DEADLINE – OCTOBER 9, 2014 11:59am
Applicants must register online.
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US players must register through the USTA link and have a valid USTA Number.
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=156415
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PLEASE NOTE: It is assumed that if a player is registering through the USTA link that they are
playing under the United States Tennis Federation and their USTA National ranking will be used in
determining entry into the Eddie Herr International.
International players must register through the Eventbrite link –
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eddie-herr-international-championships-registration-12356816571
REFUNDS
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No refunds will be made after October 24 , for either main draw or qualifying draw. Before October 24 , $85 will
be refunded. Both entry application and fees must be received by October 9. No late entries will be accepted. All
withdrawals must be made in writing.
PLAYER STATUS
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For information regarding your status (main, qualifying or alternate) check our website after October 28 and keep
continuing to check as you may move up as participants withdraw.
2013 Eddie Herr International Player Information Packet (page: 2)
Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship at IMG Academy
12, 14, 16’s: GENERAL INFORMATION & TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
QUALIFYING DRAW
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Boys’ and Girls’ 12s, 14s and 16s Mandatory Check-in: November 25 , 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Location: IMG Academy (continue to check www.eddieherr.com for updates).
 All players must bring USTA cards or a passport to check in.
Check-in must be in-person between the designated times above. No late check-ins will be accepted and your
spot will be given to an on-site alternate who signed in.
DRAWS
Limited to 96 players per age division. Registering for the tournament does not guarantee entry into the qualifying
draw. Invitations are based on national/international ranking and order of merit. All foreign players must notify
and be endorsed by their respective federations who will then state the Order of Merit.
MATCH PLAY
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All qualifying draw matches will be played at IMG Academy: 5500 34 St. West, Bradenton, FL 34210. Matches
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will begin Thursday, November 28 . Match times will be determined once the draws are released.
ON-SITE ALTERNATES
Alternates may register in person at QUALIFYING registration to fill openings that may occur in the draw. It is up
to you as an alternate to check the draws posted on www.eddieherr.com to see if you make draws as an alternate.
Priority: We will put the alternates in order of merit and will go down that list of those who signed in during
qualifying sign in. Registered alternates report to the tournament desk 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the
first-round match in their division. Alternates who are not selected after qualifying registration may still show up
on Thursday to fill in “no show” positions. You must be ready to play when called upon and pay the $120 entry fee
(CASH ONLY).
QUALIFYING POSITIONS FOR MAIN DRAW
Eight (8) players qualify from each division (B/G 12s-16s) for Main Draw.
SURFACE
All matches will be played on hard courts. Some matches may be played on indoor courts depending on weather
and other circumstances.
2013 Eddie Herr International Player Information Packet (page: 3)
Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship at IMG Academy
12, 14, 16’s: GENERAL INFORMATION & TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
MAIN DRAW
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Boys’ and Girls’ 12s, 14s and 16s Mandatory Check-in: November 30 , 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Location: IMG Academy (continue to check www.eddieherr.com for updates).
 All players must bring USTA cards or a passport to check in.
Check-in must be in-person between the designated times above. No late check-ins will be accepted and your
spot will be given to ‘lucky losers’ and on-site alternate who signed in.
DRAWS
Limited to 64 players per age division. Preference will be given to nationally and internationally ranked players.
Acceptance will be at the discretion of the Eddie Herr International Selection Committee. All foreign players must
be endorsed by their respective federations who must state their order of merit.
MATCH PLAY
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All main draw matches will be played at IMG Academy: 5500 34 St. West, Bradenton, FL 34210. Matches will
begin Monday, December 1. Match times will be determined once the draws are released.
LUCKY LOSERS
Players who lose in qualifying will fill “no show” positions in the main draw. PRIORITY: Players who lost in the final
round of qualifying; the order of players shall be randomly drawn. If more players are needed, players from the
previous round shall be selected in the same manner. ITF, Regional, and National Rankings are NOT considered. It
is up to you as an alternate to check the draws posted on www.eddieherr.com to see if you make draws as a “lucky
loser”.
SURFACE
All matches will be played on hard courts. Some matches may be played on indoor courts depending on weather
and other circumstances.
DOUBLES:
Play will begin Tuesday or Wednesday after singles of the main draw week. Sign up for doubles will take place
during the main draw week only. Draw size is half the size of singles – 32 teams. Priority of teams is based upon
the following criteria: 1) Two Main Draw Players; 2) Main Draw\Qualifying Combo; 3) Qualifying Draw players.
2013 Eddie Herr International Player Information Packet (page: 4)
Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship at IMG Academy
12, 14, 16’s: GENERAL INFORMATION & TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
Doubles format will be two tie break sets, match tie break in place of third set. Players must dress substantially
similar – per ITF dress code.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
One match per day will be scheduled for singles. If you sign up for doubles during the main draw week – you may
have two matches that day. Night play may become necessary. Play will be two out of three sets. The 12-point
tiebreaker will be used in all sets. Scoring may be changed due to weather conditions.
The USTA Point Penalty System will be enforced during play. Five minute warm-up, including practice serves will be
allowed. A new can of balls will be used for the third set. Default time is 15 minutes.
ACCOMODATIONS
We have worked with local hotels to procure the best possible rates for our players and guests. To book at our
special rates go to http://bookings.imgacademy.com/group-reservation/eddie-herr
2013 EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL WINNERS
Boys 12: Adam Neff (USA)
Boys 14: Miomir Kecmanovic (SCG)
Boys 16: Alfredo Perez (USA)
Boys 18: Kamil Majchrzak (POL)
Girls 12: Anastasia Potopova (RUS)
Girls 14: Sofia Sewing (USA)
Girls 16: Helen Altick (USA)
Girls 18: Jelena Ostapenko (LVA)
EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL SPONSORS
2013 Eddie Herr International Player Information Packet (page: 5)
Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship at IMG Academy
12, 14, 16’s: GENERAL INFORMATION & TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
Prince
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Gatorade
We know you want to take your game to the next level and Gatorade is committed to helping you
get there. Sports performance is driven from the inside out, so we are providing G Series products
on your sidelines throughout the Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship so that you can
win from within.
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At the Eddie Herr you’ll find:
Gatorade Prime: Energy designed for Athletes. Be Ready. Start Strong. Gatorade Prime is formulated with the
right blend of carbs, B vitamins and electrolytes without caffeine. Available in 4 oz. pouches or chews, they will
be available at the Gatorade distribution tent before each game.
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Gatorade Thirst Quencher: Proven hydration with electrolytes to help replace what you sweat out.
Scientifically engineered to help improve performance during the course of a game, Gatorade Thirst Quencher
is available in coolers on the sidelines throughout all games.
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Gatorade Recover: Protein to help rebuild muscles to come back strong. Available in a shake or as a drink,
Gatorade Recover will be available at the Gatorade distribution tent at the end of each game.
Smoothie King
The Smoothie King brand was born in 1973 when Steve Kuhnau wanted to help others
achieve better health in a tasty way. Since the first franchised smoothie bar/health food
store in the U.S. in 1989, Smoothie King’s goal has always been to make it simple and
pleasurable for guests to achieve their individual health goals. By creating each smoothie
with a purpose, Smoothie King is the premier smoothie bar.
For the past year, Smoothie King has been providing premiere smoothies for the world’s most premiere athletes
right here on the IMG Academy campus. Carrying a wide array of fruits & vegetables, with the ability to customize
any smoothie to meet your athletic needs, our smoothies are the perfect fit for the athlete on the go. We also
offer fresh lunch selections, healthy snacks and beverages. Check us out on campus during the Eddie Herr Tennis
tournament.
2013 Eddie Herr International Player Information Packet (page: 6)
Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship at IMG Academy
12, 14, 16’s: GENERAL INFORMATION & TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
CaptainU
CaptainU will be recording pre-ordered matches in high definition at the Eddie Herr
International Junior Championships. Discounted pricing is available on all pre-orders made
before November 26.
Go to https://video.captainu.com/event/eddie-herr-international-junior-championships-1426 to
learn more and to place your order. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or 415-200-1264.
2013 Eddie Herr International Player Information Packet (page: 7)