Longhorn Open

Racquetball Tournament 1/12/2018 - 1/14/2018
Longhorn Open
University of Texas: Austin Gregory Gym - Austin, TX USA


 
World Racquetball Tour

Contact event director: Soly Kor

EVENT LOCATION(S)

University of Texas: Austin Gregory Gym
2101 Speedway
Austin, 78705

University of Texas: Austin Rec Center
2100 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78712


Event Description:
The Longhorn Open is a single elimination draw racquetball tournament. This tournament is the largest event in Texas and closes at 350 participants. This event serves as a fundraiser to send the UT Racquetball Team to Intercollegiate Nationals.

Registration Deadline(s):
Please enter Online.
Online registration open until Friday  12/29/2017 at 11:50 PM. (Central Time)


Starting Times:
Please check start times online.
Start times for first round match(s) will be available after 6:00 PM  Monday 1/8/2018. Call (512) 777-4312 if you don't have internet access. Play starts at 3:00 PM on Friday 1/12/2018.
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)

Event Director(s):
Soly Kor reserve(s) the right to combine or cancel any division due to insufficient entries. Director may refuse participant's entry for any reason.


Ball: Gearbox black for WRT. Pro Penn HD for all other divisions.

Sanctioning:

  • This is a sanctioned TXRA / USAR event, and all USAR rules will apply.
  • All participants must be USAR members.
  • Membership expired or need to become a member? One year memberships to the USAR will be available when you enter online for $50 for adults and $25 for juniors.

    Consolation Match(s):
    Consolation is offered for all participants who lose in the first round for a single elimination draw. Sign up is voluntary by signing consolation sheets below the draws at Gregory Gym. Consolation is held at the Rec Center at 10 AM on Sunday.


    Age Requirement
    For age division competition, participants must meet the proper age requirement as of the first day of the event.

    Ref:
    Each division entry is charged a $10 referee fee. This fee will be returned to each participant for each match refereed. If you choose not to referee, you forfeit the $10 fee. Anyone interested in refereeing should sign up at the tournament desk.

    Refunds:
    No refunds will be given after the entry deadline.


    R2 Sports app for this event:
    Use the app to follow participants and receive results. With app installed, this link loads event details.

    Time Conflicts:
    All participants must be available to play Friday at 3 PM in divisions with more than 32 participants. This will likely apply to Menís WRT, Open, Elite, A, B, and C Singles. We will not accommodate Saturday start times for anyone in these divisions.


    Matches and Format:
    Single elimination matches Ė two games to 15, with a tie-breaker to 11. All participants must play with approved eye guards.


    Limit of Two Events:
    Entrants playing in two events must be prepared to play in back-to-back matches. The tournament director has sole discretion on a case-by-case basis to allow a participant to play a third division should that entry help make a division.


    Tournament and Division Capacity:
    Entry deadline will be the date listed or 350 registered participants or 480 entries, whichever comes first. Doubles entries are not guaranteed unless both partners are registered. Any division that reaches 64 entries will automatically close.


    WRT Division Capacity and Rules:
    The WRT division will play by all WRT rules. The WRT division is limited to the first 32 entries due to time constraints. Once capacity is reached, you can join the waitlist.


    Sponsored Doubles:
    Team up with WRT players for a fun time playing doubles, all while helping raise money to help the UT Racquetball Team make their trip to Intercollegiate Nationals. Sign Up and Info


    Men's Open Limitations:
    The top 6 WRT players are precluded from entering the Open division.


    Doubles Division Team Registration:
    Both participants of a doubles team must be registered prior to registration closing. In order to guarantee your teamís entry, encourage your partner to register before capacity is reached, or call the tournament director to enter them yourself.


    Drop-Down Divisions:
    Womenís Open Singles and Mixed Open Doubles first round losers will drop-down to an Elite division in the event the original division has 16 participants (singles) or teams (doubles). The Elite division will be single elimination.


    Parking:
    Please park ONLY in the Brazos garage at MLK and Brazos. Specific parking details will be added to our homepage the week of the tournament. VIEW MAP.


    Club Location:
    This tournament is held at both the Gregory Gym and the UT Recreation Center. Gregory Gym and the UT Recreation center are within a 10 minute walk of each other.


    Shuttle Service:
    A golf cart shuttle service will be available between the two gyms for your convenience.


    Check-In Policy:
    Players can register at either gym at the registration table located at the entrance. Once registered, players should check-in at the tournament desk 30 minutes prior to their match.


    Participant Gym Entry:
    Participants are not allowed in the gyms prior to registering. Registration begins Friday January 12th at 2:30 PM. Once registered, you will receive an event credential. The event credential must be visible to the gym attendant for each entry.


    Awards:
    Divisions with five or less will receive an award for 1st, divisions with less than nine will receive an award for 1st and 2nd, all other divisions receive awards for 1st-3rd. All consolation winners receive awards.


    Hospitality:
    All participants will receive a tournament shirt. Breakfast and lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday. Dinner will be provided Friday and Saturday. Refreshments will be served throughout the tournament.


    Gluten-Free Meals:
    We offer a gluten-free option for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. This option can be purchased during registration check-out for $10.


    Guest Meal Card:
    This card entitles a guest to all meals available to registered players. The meal card can be purchased at checkout of your online registration for $20. Meal cards will not be available for purchase at the event.


    Hotel:
    The official host hotel is the AT&T Conference Center. The hotel is on campus with a short two block walk to Gregory Gym. Avoid driving and parking on campus while staying in a plush hotel. Detailed information is listed on the "Hotel" tab.


    Stringer:
    We will have a stringer on-site at Gregory Gym through the duration of the tournament. Stringing prices typically start at $25.


    Towels:
    Will not be provided. You will need to bring your own. Towels will be sold for $5 on site at our Merchandise Desk at both Gregory Gym and the Rec Center.


    Party at the Bar:
    Join us for the Party at the Bar at the AT&T Conference Center, our host hotel. The party will be Saturday evening from 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Participants over 21 years old will receive a ticket for one complimentary drink.


    Spectators:
    Spectators and participant guests are welcome at no cost! All spectators must have a spectator event credential to gain entry to the gyms. Event credentials can be picked up at the registration desk.


    Volunteer:
    The Longhorn Open is a large event, and it can't be accomplished without the help of volunteers. We have many volunteer opportunities, from serving meals to photography. Sign Up


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