Cindy Tilbury / John & Marni Winings
reserve(s) the right to combine or cancel any division due to insufficient
entries. Director may refuse participant's entry for any reason.
Ball: Pro Penn Green
USAR-Sanctioned Event - You must be a current USAR member to play
For age division competition, players must meet the proper age requirement as of the first day of the event.
Self Refereed - Contact the tournament desk if you need assistance
No refunds after November 13, 2017, when shirts will be ordered and banquet seats reserved
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NMRA DOUBLES ONLY CHAMPIONSHIPS:
All divisions are Round Robin Format.
Back-to-Back Matches are scheduled in each division.
Maximum of Two Divisions.
You play every day of the event.
Plan your travel-Arrive Thursday pm to attend check-in at the club; Depart Sunday not before 6 pm
San Francisco SFO or Oakland OAK. Take BART to Pleasanton stop--about an hour ride.
Shuttle From Hotel to Club:
There is no hotel shuttle (take the BART train) but the Doubletree Hilton can send an employee to pick you up from the Pleasanton BART station.
Check-In Night With Early and Later Player Meetings:
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5 pm to 8 pm, at ClubSport Pleasanton. Complimentary reception with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Pick up tournament souvenir, play schedules, etc. and socialize. Get your questions answered.
Play Begins / Ends:
Play starts at 8 am every day and ends by 10 pm Friday, 6 pm Saturday (for the banquet) and 6 pm Sunday. Every division plays every day (Friday through Sunday).
Several courts will be available free of charge Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Round-robin/self-refereed. Match is two games to 15 points. Large divisions split into pools, with playoffs Sunday. Every point counts, even though age divisions may be combined. 2 bonus points per game; 4 bonus points per match. Ties split match points.
NMRA membership is required after your first NMRA tournament. First-time NMRA players do not need to join the NMRA, but we hope you do. Membership is $45 for 3 years.
Medals will be awarded for First through Fourth places in each age division. There is no additional medal for combined divisions.
Lunch / Hospitality:
Lunch will be catered each day by at Clubsport Pleasanton. Evening hospitality may be provided Friday, if matches go late. Morning fruit or bagels will be available as well.
Saturday Night Banquet at Doubletree Hilton:
Plan to attend the Saturday night banquet in the Doubletree Ballroom banquet area. Drinks start at 6:00 pm, and food follows at 7:00 pm. A short program with slideshows will follow dinner, with a fundraiser for a local racquetball charity.
Average Temperature in Pleasanton:
Year – 50˚ F December – High 65˚ F – Low 42˚ F
Average December Precipitation 2.58 Inches
351 feet above sealevel. Pleasanton is less than 10 miles from San Francisco Bay, and about 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Special For Ladies:
We are trying something new to the NMRA—two new B/C age divisions for ladies 59 or younger. If you feel you are not an Open/A-level player, you may enter B/C. Choose 40+ B/C or 50+ B/C