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The Atlantic Cup Competition

A LGBT Team Tennis Event

August 5-7, 2011

Philadelphia, PA



OVERVIEW

The Atlantic Cup is a team tennis competition between LGBT tennis groups from Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Teams compete against each other in both singles and doubles, earning points for each match won. The team with the most points wins the competition and becomes holder of the Atlantic Cup.



TEAM ORGANIZERS

Team Captain

Scott Enos Tel: 617 519-9164

Email: fanov10is@aol.com




TEAM PARTICIPATION

There will be 20-24 participants selected for Boston’s team. Participants are encouraged to choose between playing singles or doubles.



LEVELS

SINGLES POSITIONS

DOUBLES POSITIONS

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS

Open

1-2

1-2

3

A

1-4

1-3

7

B

1-4

1-3

7

C

1-4

1-3

7

D

1-2

1-2

4




DIVISION GUIDELINES


Please see the chart below for description of divisions. It is the sole responsibility of each individual player to enter the division most appropriate for his or her ability. Rule of thumb: when in doubt about which division is most appropriate for you, ask one of the team organizers. Deference will be given to player preferences and GLTA rankings. The team organizers, however, reserve the right to move participants to a different division should player history and additional criteria warrant it.
Open Highly advanced tournament players, NTRP rating of 5.0 and above

A Advanced tournament player, NTRP 4.0 - 4.5

B High intermediate player, NTRP 3.5 - 4.0

C Low intermediate player, NTRP 3.0 - 3.5



SCHEDULE

Match play is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday (8/6) and be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday (8/7). In addition to the draw party during the evening on Friday (857), there will be a banquet held on Saturday night (8/6). Please make you travel plans accordingly.




SITES

The Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center is located 10 minutes from the host hotel.



SURFACE

Hardcourt, both indoor and outdoor.



MATCH FORMAT

All matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring, with 12-point tiebreakers played at 6 games all.



ACCOMMODATIONS

The Loew’s Hotel – Downtown Philadelphia

215 627-1200

Costs: $139.00 per night (single/double)

$149.00 per night (triple/quad)

Please reference PLTA Room Block when making reservations.



BANQUET

Congress Room

Loew’s Hotel

Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 pm



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T-Shirt Size:

 S

 M

 L

 XL

 XXL




DIVISION AND EVENTS

Please enter the same division in both singles and doubles; however, there may be an opportunity to split divisions in the future.




Preferred Division:

 Open

 A

 B

 C

Preferred Event:

 Doubles & Singles

 Doubles only

Singles only

Preferred/regular doubles partner:







Please assign me a doubles partner:

 Yes

 No







I am willing to play in a higher division, if my preferred division is full.

 Yes

 No




I am willing to play doubles only?

 Yes

 No































ENTRY FEES



Price includes all tournament play, balls, Friday night draw party, Saturday night banquet, and tournament t-shirt.




EVENT:

FEES:

YOUR PAYMENT

Please send this entry form along with your deposit check in the amount of $50 made payable to “Tennis4All” to:
Scott Enos

15 Crombie Street #3

Salem MA 01970
This check will be used to hold your spot on the team and will not be deposited until the team is finalized.
Your cost for playing will be determined after the Boston team is finalized and will depend on the number of matches that you will be playing. All players will play at least two matches and no more than four matches. Your final entry fee will be between $100 and $150.


Doubles & Singles

(3 or 4 matches)



TBD

$50.00 initial deposit



One Event – Singles or Doubles

(2 matches)



TBD



COST SHARING REQUEST

Participants are expected to pay all costs associated with competing in the Atlantic Cup. To help defray some of these costs, the team organizers encourage participants to share the costs of travel and accommodation. If you would like assistance in finding someone to share the costs, please provide the following information:




I would like to share driving costs to Philadelphia.

 Yes

 No




I am willing to drive my own car from Boston.

 Yes

 No




I am willing to ride in someone else’s car from Boston.

 Yes

 No




I am willing to drive a rental car from Boston.

 Yes

 No

I would like to share a hotel room in Philadelphia.

 Yes

 No

I would like to share a rental car in Philadelphia.

 Yes

 No




WAIVER

In conjunction with my participation in the Atlantic Cup and the related activities and events, I agree to waive any and all rights and claims for bodily or emotional injury, injury to my reputation, or other damages or harms that I might suffer, or any other claims of any nature I may have against the Atlantic Cup team organizers, Tennis4All and their officers, or any organization, facility or individual associated with this event. I also waive any and all rights to claim from the Atlantic Cup team organizers, Tennis4All, their officers, or any organization or individual, damages or remuneration which may arise as a result of references to or photographs of me which may appear in a publication or other media coverage.


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The 2011 Atlantic Cup Competition August 5-7, 2011


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