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


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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Free parking is available in front of the Bartley Y.

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.

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

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!

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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