2018 NMRA International Championships Denver

Racquetball Tournament 7/25/2018 - 7/28/2018
2018 NMRA International Championships Denver
Highlands Ranch Rec Center - Highlands Ranch, CO USA


Contact event director: Cindy Tilbury


Highlands Ranch Rec Center
8801 S Broadway
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126

Event Description:
2018 NMRA International Championships Denver

Registration Deadline(s):
Please enter Online.
Mail entries must be postmarked no later than Monday 7/9/2018. Please mail entries to Cindy Tilbury, 23308 Bocana Street, Malibu, CA 90265.Make check payable to: NMRA . Online registration open until Friday  7/13/2018 at 10:00 PM. (Central Time)

Starting Times:
Please check start times online.
Start times for first round match(s) will be available after 8:00 PM  Monday 7/23/2018. Call 303.888.4461 if you don't have internet access. Play starts at 8:00 AM on Wednesday 7/25/2018.
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Event Director(s):
Cindy Tilbury 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

This is a USA Racquetball sanctioned event. You must be a current member as of the last day of the tournament. USAR rules apply. Lensed eyeguards are mandatory.

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

No Refunds After July 13, 2018

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

Tournament Directors / Staff:
Cindy Tilbury 303.888.4461 cindy.tilbury@att.net Karen Turner ktracquetball@gmail.com Marcia Richards and Dan Montegue On-Site Hosts Panel of Three Members Rules Committee

Refund Policy:
No refunds after date July 13, 2018.

Official Ball:
Pro Penn Green

Primary Club Highlands Ranch Rec Center Northridge:
Bring a towel and a lock. Towel service available for $1. Full use of the club from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm is available to participants/guests. Practice courts available on July 24, except during registration / check-in time.

Enter via US Mail (Online is preferred):
Make check payable to NMRA. Mail completed entry form and fees by July 9, 2018, to NMRA / Cindy Tilbury 23308 Bocana Street Malibu, CA 90265

Nearest Airport:
Denver International Airport (DEN) All major airlines fly into DEN, as it is a huge western hub for most airlines. There is no alternate airport that is close to Highlands Ranch. Colorado Springs (COS) is an option, but not close.

Airport Taxi / Shuttle:
The hotel and club are almost 40 miles from the DEN airport. Super Shuttle is a good option at $50 one-way ($12 for additional people) but a reservation is recommended. Taxi/Uber/Lyft will be about $100 one-way. Try the R2 "Need a Ride" list.

Shuttle From Hotel to Club:
The Hilton Garden Inn will be providing a shuttle on a schedule from the hotel to the clubs. Tips are always appreciated. You can also easily walk from the hotel to the primary club via sidewalk.

Parking at Hotel and Clubs:
All parking is free.

Tournament Check-In :
Arrive on Tuesday, July 24, 5 pm to check into the tournament. This will most likely be held at the Highlands Ranch Rec Center. You'll receive your tournament souvenir, drawsheets, balls for your matches, and other surprises. Appetizers will be available.

Player Information Meeting:
During check-in night, starting at 7:00 pm, we will hold a player information meeting to go over details of the tournament, and answer any questions. Please try to join us.

Play Begins / Ends:
All players play every day. You can expect play to start at 8:00 am Wednesday, July 25, and finish before 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 28. Matches are scheduled back-to-back for each division each day, so you will be done and ready to explore Denver.

Tournament Scoring:
Matches are two games to 15, with no tiebreaker. Two bonus points will be awarded per game, and four more for the match. Tied matches will split the bonus points. A perfect two-game win would score 38 points.

Large Divisions / Small Divisions:
Large divisions may be split into pool-play groups, with a playoff to determine the winner. Generally, six players advance to the playoffs. Small divisions will be combined to provide enough matches.

Rules questions and tournament issues can be appealed to the rules committee and the tournament director. The decision of the rules committee is final. In special cases, a watcher may be requested to settle disputes.

Tournament Awards:
NMRA high-quality medals will be awarded to First through Fourth places in each age division--doubles and singles. No medal will be awarded for a combined division itself.

USAR-sanctioned tournament. Current USAR membership is required to participate. NMRA membership is required for all, EXCEPT players who are playing in their first NMRA event. (We hope you will join at $45 for three years.)

Age Requirement:
As of the first day of the tournament, you must be old enough to play in the division for which you are entered. You may play in a younger division, and your doubles team must play in the age division of the youngest player.

Breakfast / Morning Hospitality:
For full breakfast, stay at the host hotel. Fruit and drinks will be available at both clubs.

Available at the Primary Club only. Check for serving times and details during the tournament. Planned lunchtimes will be about 11:30 am to about 2:00 pm in an upstairs room.

Evening Hospitality:
Available at the Highlands Ranch Rec Center only. This is not a substitute for dinner.

Banquet / Slideshow / Possible Awards:
Friday night, July 27, at the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom. Cash bar at 6:00 pm; dinner and program from about 7:00 to 9:00. Videos, slideshows, awards are customary. Don't miss this!

Doubles Partners / Roommates / Rideshares:
You may contact Cindy Tilbury at 303.888.4461 to get on the list for partners and roommates. You may also use the R2sports "Share a Ride" list feature when you sign up for this tournament. Cindy may also contact you to ask for your help as a partner.

Shirt Sizes:
Your shirt size is listed in your www.usra.org player profile. If you need a different shirt size, change your profile temporarily or use the Comments section of the online entry in R2sports.

Average Temperatures in Denver in July:
High 88 degrees F Low 56 degrees F Average 62 degrees F Precipitation 1.7 inches

5,280 feet above sea level (one mile) Get to Denver early to get used to the altitude and dryness The ball bounces much higher.

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