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Kauai Tri-Level League

Season Open:  November 1, 2015

Season Ends:  December 30, 2015

*Final Score reported:  11/30/15

Registration Starts:  November 1, 2015

Registration Ends:  December 1, 2015

Minimum Roster deadline 12/01/15

Sectional Dates:  TBD 2016

National Invitational:  March 2016

 

Teams are REQUIRED to travel.  You should only enter this league if you are committed to traveling for competition in the Sectionals and the Invitational Championships in Indian Wells, California.
 

All players must be USTA members age 18 or older by year-end 2012 and are required to have a computer rating at or below the level they wish to compete. Self-rated players cannot participate in this league.

Winners of the Section Championships (January 2016) will advance to the BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Invitational Championships in Indian Wells, California in March 2016. 

 

Tri-Level Section Championship Format & Regulation

Format

A tri-level team consist of 3.5/4.0/4.5 Men’s & Women’s doubles teams. Each level/gender team may consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of 4 players. A complete team would consist of a minimum of 12 players and a maximum of 24 (3.5M/3.5W, 4.0M/4.0W, 4.5M/4.5W). The NTRP rating of each player may be .5 below but must not exceed the level of each Division (i.e a 3.5 could play on a 4.0 team). Each District will be invited to field a complete or partial team at the Section Championships. For example, if a District is only able to field 3.5M/4.0W, those pairings may compete to represent the Section at those levels and genders.

The competition format is the same as the other Section Championships. Each level and gender will complete a round-robin to determine the winner. Matches are best 2 of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point match tie-break (Coman) in lieu of a 3rd set. Add scoring will be used.
 
*Note: self-rated players are ineligible for Section or National Championships.
 
The outright winners for each level and gender will advance to the National invitational Championships at Indian Wells in March 2016. Therefore the team advancing to Nationals could be comprised of pairings from several Districts unless one particular District wins all levels and genders outright at the Sectional Championships.
 
Advancing to Section Championship
Each District will determine the criteria for advancing their teams to the Section Championships. For example, teams can be advanced through local league play, be selected as District Champions in another league, etc.

Regulations

  • Team members must be designated by the Districts prior to the Section Championship
  • Regardless of which team members compete at Section Championships, all designated members of the winning teams will advance
  • Doubles teams must complete matches started. No tag-teams
  • Teams are not required to play matches prior to Section Championships to qualify
  • The NTRP rating of each player may be .5 below but must not exceed the level of each Division
  • One player from each team competing in an individual match must sign the scorecard upon completion of the match

 

Kauai District Qualifying 

If you are interested in playing in this years Tri-level event contact Rosemary Smythe (808) 651-2257, 
  • Teams can be a minimum of 2 players or maximum of 4.  
  • No league fee will be charged
  • Levels of play 3.5 , 4.0, 4.5  seperate mens & womens
  • In the event there is more than one team competing in each division a playoff will determine the advancing team.  Teams schedule their own matches at their convenience at courts of their choice. 
  • A team match is just one doubles match. 
  • Preference will be given to teams residing on Kauai.
 
 
 Keep checking back for updates to 2015 Invitational Championship
 

 
 
 
 
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