Looking towards the 2014 Junior Summer Calendar, Tournament Directors should submit their Tournament Accreditation requests the online form by:
Monday, October 28th, 2013
Accreditation requests made after this deadline will be handled on a case-by-case basis by US Squash and Regional Coordinators and the request may not have full consideration to be accredited on to the Tournament Schedule.
If Tournament Directors have any questions regarding tournaments in their region, please contact the Regional Coordinator listed below:
Renato Paiva and Kim Clearkin, West Coast – firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Mike Callaway and Ben Oliner, New York – firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Ron Koenig, Pennsylvania – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joey Ramos and Steve Scharff, Connecticut – email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Dugan, Midwest – email@example.com
David Keating and Peter Heffernan, Mid-Atlantic – firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Tom Poor, New England – Tpoor43@aol.com
US Squash, NJ, Southeast – firstname.lastname@example.org
Through October 28th – Tournament Accreditation Requests compiled both in local regions and on the national calendar
The week of October 28th – Work through conflicting requests with affected tournament directors
Early November – Post accredited tournaments on the calendar for Summer 2014
Please visit the link below to see the proposed calendar for each region. Please select dates that a region has been approved for in line with a surrounding region’s junior tournaments. Please note that if some of the dates do not work for a facility (or region), there is room for flexibility with this schedule. Please email email@example.com to have these issues addressed.
Please use this calendar when proposing dates for a region.
1. Gold Tournaments and Closed Events rotate within each region to interested and eligible hosts.
2. For Bronze and Silver events: For every Silver event a Tournament Director hosts, they must also host a Bronze level event to provide opportunities to all level players within their region. Depending on the region, some exceptions may be given if a facility wants to host, for example, two silvers and only one bronze.
3. All level events generally must be split equally among all eligible host facilities within each region. Some exceptions may be made at the discretion of US Squash. For example, one facility in a region cannot host all of the events for a season – they must be shared.
4. The Proposed Calendar was created to reduce competition between weekends – when possible, US Squash will work with tournament directors to ensure maximum participation and opportunities for all accredited events across the country.
NUMBER OF TOURNAMENTS WITHIN EACH REGION
The number of Bronze, Silver, and Gold level tournaments vary from region to region. The number of approved events is data driven based on participation from the last few years. Some regions have increased the number of available events to host, some have stayed the same. This process is entirely data driven. If there are further questions on how these numbers were determined, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, to host a Gold Tournament, a certified Tournament Director must be involved with the event. A list of certified Tournament Directors is available here: http://www.ussquash.com/tournament-director-certification/
If a Tournament Director would like to host a Gold Tournament and have not passed the Tournament Director Certification Course, Tournament Directors can still apply for a Gold Level tournament with the intent of taking the Tournament Director Certification Course before they host their event.
Keep in mind the following for Gold Level Tournaments:
1. The average number of participants for Gold Level Tournaments is between 200-250 players. Facilities must have enough courts available to host these types of events, and a good rule is 20 players per court for a weekend. This means Tournament Directors interested in hosting a Gold Level tournament should have roughly 12 or more courts available to them in their proposal.
2. To get this number of courts, multiple facilities are encouraged to collaborate. However, keep in mind that Gold Level Tournaments are aiming to provide an ideal tournament experience and this may be difficult to provide if facilities are not near each other. In these cases, a “Split Gold” may be used where one area within a region will host half of the age divisions while another area within the same region may host the other divisions.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS
1. Submit the online form for proposed events throughout the season
2. If a Tournament Director plans on hosting multiple events, please submit this form multiple times
3. Once an event has been approved, the Tournament Director will be contacted to submit an “Online Tournament Accreditation Form” on the US Squash Website. Please wait to be contacted to submit a sanctioning form regarding the event. If there are any other questions regarding US Squash policies or the online software, please let US Squash know by emailing email@example.com or calling the office at 212.268.4090.
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