The Oklahoma Racquetball Association invites you to participate in our Rhema Summer Tournament. The last event we had at Rhema was fantastic, and we anticipate that this one will be even better. We have sanctioned this tournament as a three day event on June 22nd - 24th. Doubles play will begin Friday, and conclude on Saturday, while singles play will begin Saturday and conclude on Sunday. We will have divisions for all skill levels and all ages! For past events, we have kept Friday as an evening only, but based on the number of participants, we may need to make Friday a full day, or at least an earlier start. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but if you are unable to play at all on Friday, you will likely need to play singles only!
We have prize money this time, thanks to a number of helpful sponsors! We are putting prize money on Open Singles and Open Doubles. Prize money is as follows:
Men's Open Singles: 1st Place: $500. 2nd Place: $250 3rd Place: $100.
Men's Open Doubles: 1st Place: $300 / team 2nd Place: $150 / team 3rd Place: $80 / team
Match format will be single elimination with a dropdown consolation bracket, or round robin in smaller divisions. All participants are guaranteed a minimum of two matches per division (barring forfeits from opponents).
Players are allowed to enter up to three total divisions. However, due to scheduling issues, a maximum of two singles or two doubles divisions are allowed.
Game format will be 2 games to 15 points and tie breakers to 11 points. Game format for consolation matches may be modified to shorten matches should time constraints become an issue. Director reserves the right to alter division formats or combine divisions based on number of participants.
We will have referees for each match at this event if at all possible. Winners of a match are required to ref a match or find a suitable replacement to ref.
The official ball for this event is the Pro Penn HD (purple).
The food offered will be top notch as per usual, and all meals are included with your entry fee. We will have dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch (if necessary) on Sunday. More specifics to come later, but we have had Olive Garden, Chick-Fil-A, steak dinners from Golden Corral, pizza, catered BBQ, and pancake breakfasts. There will be snacks and beverages available throughout the tournament as well. You won't find a tournament with better food, bring your Thanksgiving pants!