Originally Posted by leric4nole
where is the thread for Special Exempts(SE)?
We don't have a thread for SE's - they're not done the same way as WTF - if you are still in this week's event and you wish to apply for a SE in the event for the following week, you just ask in that event thread before the final deadline (Fridays)
Special Exempts (SE)
- We are going to use the same basic rules as the ATP. The manager will leave 1 or 2 SE spots (depending on the tournament) in the main draw, if they won't be needed, then the first player(s) on the qualifying entry list will be promoted from the qualifying draw to the main draw. More from the ATP Rulebook:
a) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to an ATP Masters Series Tournament (1000) is the singles event of another ATP Masters Series (1000) or International Series Gold Tournament (500).
b) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to an ATP International Series Gold Tournament (500) is the singles event of another International Series Gold (500) or ATP Masters Series Tournament (1000).
c) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to an ATP International Series Tournament (250) is the singles event of any International Series (500 or 250) or ATP Masters Series Tournament (1000).
d) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to a Challenger Series Tournament is the singles event of any ATP or Challenger Series Tournament.
* Top 30 players aren't be eligible to get SE's into challengers.
Number of special exempts:
ATP Masters Series (1000) and International Series Gold (500) Tournaments shall have one (1) Special Exempt and International Series (250) and Challenger Series Tournaments shall have two (2).
Players may receive a Special Exempt into the main draw of the following week's tournament if they meet the criteria and apply for it before the final deadline. If the main draw is to be made before a potential Special Exempt player plays on Friday, then such place(s) shall be drawn in the same manner as qualifier, i.e., four qualifiers ("Q") and one or two "SE" depending on whether there are one or two possibilities. Each of the five or six slots are marked "Q/SE." As soon as the "SE" match results are known, either the "SE" or the next Direct Acceptance (if the SE lost) is randomly drawn and inserted into the draw.