2019 WTT NATIONAL QUALIFIER – KANSAS CITY

SCHEDULE 

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2019 National Qualifier – Kansas City

July 26-28
Plaza Tennis Center

4747 JC Nichols Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 656-5540

Tournament Director: Jennifer Smith (800) 832-6836 or jsmith@wtt.com

Entry Deadline: July 12th

ALL MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON HARD COURTS
ADDITIONAL SITES WILL BE USED

THERE IS A VERY LARGE US SOCCER EVENT THE SAME WEEKEND. BOOK HOTEL ROOMS EARLY.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PLAY?

  • Winning teams of any official World TeamTennis (WTT) local league division are eligible to attend one National Qualifier within 12 months from the date their local league ended. Teams may also compete in the qualifier immediately after the 12 months. If the winning team is unable to compete in any National Qualifier within the 12 months, plus the immediate qualifier, the second place team will become eligible to attend within the same timeframe.
  • For every four (4) teams in any official WTT local league division, one (1) team will qualify.
  • All players must provide an NTRP rating. Ratings from the start of the local league will be used. If a player has not played in a USTA league to generate a rating, a self-rating will be accepted. Additional rating information can be found at Rec League Rules
  • All players must be registered WTT members and must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of the National Qualifier. All players participating in the Senior division must be at least 50 years of age within the calendar year. All players in the Super Senior division must be at least 60 years of age within the calendar year.
  • Teams entering the Senior and Super Senior divisions qualify to attend a National Qualifier by either winning their local league or tournament (if one is available) or by assembling a team if a local league or tournament is not available. If a team is assembled, the current NTRP ratings of the players will be used.
  • Only those players registered on the original local league roster are eligble to play in a National Qualifier. All players must have played at least two (2) local matches for their qualifying team. A team must have played at least three (3) matches. A maximum of 10 rostered players per team may participate. This max of 10 players includes the alternate player.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Each team will be allowed to add one (1) alternate player to their National Qualifier roster. This alternate player must be registered for and played in at least two matches for any local WTT league held within the past 14 months. If this player is being added from the league/season the team qualified from, they may use their NTRP rating from the time of that league. If this player is being added from a different league or season, they must use their current NTRP rating.
  • List all team members on your entry, even those not attending. Only those players listed on the National Qualifier entry are eligible to compete at the Nationals.
  • Rosters (including NTRP ratings) and photo I.D.’s will be check, prior to and at the tournament, respectively.
  • A player may compete on two (2) teams at the same National Qualifier as long as the teams are in different divisions. No special scheduling will be accommodated.
  • Teams are guaranteed a minimum of two matches.
  • The first 16 completed entries for each division will be guaranteed a spot in the event.
  • Confirmation letters will be sent to team captains at least one week prior to the event.
  • Final decisions will be made by the tournament director.

DIVISIONS OFFERED:

3.0 & under Senior 3.5 & under Super Senior 3.5 & under
3.5 & under Senior 4.0 & under Super Senior 4.0 & under
4.0 & under Senior 4.5 & under  
4.5 & under    

HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT DIVISION YOUR TEAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR:

  • The average NTRP rating of the top two men and top two women is used to determine a team’s level of competition. For example:

John 4.0

Mike 3.5

Alex 4.0

Joan 4.0

Sally 3.5

Ann 3.5


The best 4 players are: 4.0 + 4.0 + 4.0 + 3.5 = 15.5

15.5 divided by 4 players = 3.8

This team would compete in the 4.0 & under division

FORMAT:

  • With the exception of the Super Senior division, the standard WTT format will be used (two courts; six sets; six games per set; nine-point tiebreaker at five games all; no-ad scoring; play service lets).
  • The Super Senior division will not play singles and will play eight games per set with a nine-point tiebreaker at seven games all. All other rules will remain the same.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the five set (one court) format may be used.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 26

NOON – Captain’s meeting – each team must have one representative at the meeting

1:00pm – First round matches begin

9:00pm – Tournament play completed for the day


Saturday, July 27

8:00am – Tournament play continues

8:00pm – Tournament play completed for the day


Sunday, July 28
8:00am – Tournament play continues
4:00pm – Tournament play completed

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Hampton Inn & Suites Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64112


Rate: $125 per night (taxes & fees not included). Includes complimentary wi-fi, breakfast and parking.


Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=MKCHSHX&corporateCode=3187645&from=lnrlink
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Country Club Plaza
Company Name: Plaza Tennis

Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza

One East 45th Street

Kansas City, MO 64111


Rate: $139 per night (taxes & fees not included). Includes complimentary wi-fi, parking and shuttle service (3 mile radius). Rate valid until June 25th or until the room block is full, whichever happens first.

Call 1-866-280-6326 and mention code WTT to receive the discounted rate. The link only works for reservations 7/26-7/28. If wanting to stay a day prior or post, call the sales office to make the reservation.

World Team Tennis Hotel Reservations

ENTRY DEADLINE & FEE:

  • Entry forms (to be completed online) and fee is due by Friday, July 12th. No late entries will be accepted.
  • Entry fee is $300.00 per team. Online payment or check accepted. Tournament director can also collect credit card information over the phone for those not comfortable with paying online.
  • Entry fee includes balls, court time, awards, and much more! Awards will be presented to the Champion and Finalist team members present in each division.