44th Annual Tornado Alley Racquetball Classic

Racquetball Tournament 2/23/2018 - 2/25/2018
44th Annual Tornado Alley Racquetball Classic
YMCA Bill Bartley Branch - Wichita Falls, TX USA


 

Contact event director: Michael Tiedeman, Dustin Culver

EVENT LOCATION(S)

YMCA Bill Bartley Branch
5001 Stone Lake Drive
Wichita Falls, Texas 76302


Event Description:
TORNADO ALLEY Racquetball Classic - 44th Anniversary of the longest-running, volunteer-led, sanctioned Racquetball Tournament in the USA!

Registration Deadline(s):
Please enter Online.
Online registration open until Monday  2/19/2018 at 10:10 PM. (Central Time)


Starting Times:
Please check start times online.
Start times for first round match(s) will be available after 10:00 PM  Wednesday 2/21/2018. Call 940-224-9859 / 940-733-2124 if you don't have internet access. Play starts at 5:30 PM on Friday 2/23/2018.
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)

Event Director(s):
Michael Tiedeman, Dustin Culver 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 HD

Sanctioning:
TORNADO ALLEY is a USRA sanctioned event. All competitors of the USRA (Annual = $50 / Limited Event; just TORNADO ALLEY = $20).

Consolation Match(s):
Due to limited courts - no consolation divisions.


Age Requirement
For age division competition, participants must meet the proper age requirement as of the first day of 1/1/2018

Ref:
Winners ref the next match. Winners must ref or find a suitable ref for the next match. Failure to do so will risk forfeit.

Refunds:
No Refunds Offered (contact Tournament Directors for case-by-case consideration).


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

FRIDAY MATCHES: :
Enter the tourney willing to play Friday at 7:00 PM in the Men’s Open, Elite, A, B, C, and D Singles. We can not promise Saturday start times for anyone entering these divisions. Note your time conflicts on registration. If possible these will be honored.


REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: :
All participants must play with approved eye guards, wrist straps and regulation length racquets.


GAME & MATCH LENGTH: :
All matches – two games to 15, with a tie- breaker to 11. Five-minute on-court warm-up before each match. (Doubles - each team has 5-minutes.) Two-minute break between 1st & 2nd games; five-minute break before tie-breaker. Timeouts last only 30 seconds.


MEALS, SNACKS & SHIRTS: :
All participants will receive a tournament shirt (check size on your USRA membership). Breakfast on Sat & Sun. Two lunches on Sat & 1 lunch on Sunday. Big dinner on Sat pm. Snacks & water throughout.


PARKING: :
Free parking is available in front of the Bartley Y.


MATCH CHECK-IN BEFORE EVERY MATCH: :
Competitors MUST check-in at Tournament Desk DRESSED FOR COURT-PLAY 30 minutes before scheduled Start Time. Competitors remain near Tournament Desk & move quickly to assigned court when called. Delays may result in loss of warm-up time or risk forfeit.


TOWELS: :
Will not be provided. You will need to bring your own.


MATCH SCHEDULE (first & last each day): :
FRIDAY 5:30 PM first match - 10:00 PM last match starts . . . SATURDAY 8:00 AM first match - 10:00 PM last match starts . . . SUNDAY 9:00 AM first match - 2:00 PM last match starts


GUEST MEAL CARD: :
This card entitles a guest to ALL meals and snacks available to registered players. The meal card can be purchased when registering online for $20. NOTE: Children who are eating adult-sized meals must have their own card. Thanks!


TROPHIES: :
Winners in divisions with 8 or more competitors walk away with our legendary Silver-Plated Champagne Bucket trophy. Winners in smaller divisions earn an 8” round Silver-Plated serving plate.


CHILDREN - Near you or we'll bring them to you: :
Love your kids; keep them close. The YMCA has areas where a child could be injured (basketball, gymnastics, weights, etc). Children can NOT roam the YMCA and are NOT allowed on Racquetball Courts.


TOURNAMENT CONDUCT: :
In all USAR sanctioned tournaments, the referee is empowered to forfeit a match, if the conduct of a player or team is considered detrimental to the tournament and the game. See B.5 (d) and (e).


SPECTATOR CONDUCT: :
Referee and Tourney Director can address disruptive or threatening behavior of any spectator, relative, parent, guardian or coach by enforcing sanctions spelled out in USRA Rulebook: Policies and Procedures A-10 Spectator Conduct.


NO ALCOHOL: :
TORNADO ALLEY is held in the Wichita Falls YMCA. NO ALCOHOL will be allowed in the building or on the property. Possession of alcohol in the Y results in immediate tournament disqualification.


10 MINUTES LATE = FORFEIT: :
If you are NOT checked in 10 minutes PAST your SCHEDULDED MATCH TIME you will be forfeited! USAR Rule: B.5 Referees (d) 2



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