New Tournament Categories & District Ranking Requirements for 2011!
Due to the large growth
A "Grand Slam" tournament classification will be implemented in 2010 for the Southern Nevada Tournament Calendar. These events will become the new Level 1 tournaments in our district with more points for a state ranking, and should provide for larger events with better amenities for players.
Only four (4) junior and four (4) adult tournaments will be awarded Level 1 or "Grand Slam" status in 2010. Players will be required to compete in at least two of these tournaments to qualify for a USTA-Nevada state/district year-end ranking.
"Challenger" or a Level 2 District Tournament status award less district points for match wins than "Grand Slam" events and generally feature smaller draws (in comparison to "Grand Slam" events) and/or a modified scoring format.
Level 3 tournaments, are a new 2010 junior tournament sanction
category that will replace tournaments designated as novice in 2009.
"Futures" results will count toward a player's ranking, but they
award the least amount of district points. Players with an Intermountain
standing in the top 50 are not eligible to compete in "Futures."
Players that have won two "Futures" or have a standing in the top 10
Quikstart Tournaments are a new tournament category to be introduced in 2010. These events will be sanctioned but standings and rankings based on Quikstart Tournament results will not be published.
District tournament point tables for Level 1, 2, and 3 events are shown below.
Point Tables for District Events**:
Champion = 220 points
Finalist = 180 points
4th Place/SF = 140 points
Quarterfinalist =100 points
Round of 16 = 80 points
Round of 32 = 60 points
Round of 64 = 40 points
Champion: =165 points
Finalist =135 points
4th Place/SF =105 points
Quarterfinalist =75 points
Round of 16 =60 points
Round of 32 =45 points
Round of 64 =30 points
Champion: =88 points
Finalist: =72 points
4th/SF =56 points
Quarterfinalist =40 points
Round of 16 =32 points
Round of 32 =24 points
Round of 64 =16 points
**Points awarded at the SECTIONAL level for Level 1 and 2 District Events correspond to the Level 3 District Points Table. The only exception to this are points awarded for sectional Level 5 District Tourneys (such as the Young Guns in 2009), which correspond to the Level 2 District Points Table. Level 3 or Futures tournament results are not counted toward sectional rankings.