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CHALLENGERS RULES AND CLARIFICATIONS for 2021 SEASON


This year, the TT Board thought it would be nice to briefly summarize the rules for Challengers as there has often been questions regarding them. If you have any other questions, feel free to comment in the Ask the Board Thread or PM any of the board members (BMT360, a1canada, Randy).

Deadline


  • The ONLY entry deadline is always Friday at 6:00 PM current time in Europe (CET or CEST) three days before the event starts on Monday
  • The final deadline can be extended in doubles only if there are still spots available in the Main Draw. Exceptions can be made to extend draws for singles but they must check with the TT Board first.
  • there are no late entries in challengers, Anyone who commits after this deadline should be considered an ALT, even if the MD is not full
  • Tennis Tipping Challenger tournaments start on Monday at earliest (even if there are Main Draw matches played on Sunday)
Alternates

  • Teams and players who commit after the final deadline and before the start of the main draw, will be registered as alternates and placed on an Alternate list, ordered by commitment time
  • Alternates are not to be placed directly in the draw, even if the event is not full, they can only replace missing picks
Player Eligibility

  • Players ranked inside the SINGLES Top 30 are allowed to play Challengers/Futures as long as they are placed at the bottom of the entry list in reverse order of ranking (30 in the entry rankings gets placed above 1 in the rankings)
Draws

  • 48S/24D player draw - all direct entry, no qualifying
  • Top 16 singles players and top 8 doubles seeds receive byes, in events with over 32 players, otherwise typical 32 draw, with Top 8 seeds in singles and Top 4 seeds in Doubles only receiving BYES if event is not full.
  • Losers from the R48/R24 will make up the LL list for the following round (R32/16).
  • All matches on the OOP should be labeled PTS (ex. 6-4 6-1) for the R48/R24 & R32/R16 so tournament countback will not be necessary.
    • NEW RULE 2021: if not enough players for 48 draw, schedule will revert to 32 typical draw with schedule listed below in RED
  • The events will begin on Mondays , and NO weekend Qualifying will be played at this time.(To be followed closely at start of 2021 by board)
Schedule of Play for TT 2021 challengers

SINGLES: (only if more then 32 players)
Monday ~ TT R48
Tuesday ~ TT R32
Wednesday ~ TT R16
Thursday ~ TT QF
Friday ~ TT SF
Saturday & Sunday ~ TT Final


SINGLES: if 32 draw only (not enough players for 48)
Monday ~ TT R32
Tuesday ~ TT R16
Wednesday ~ TT QF Day 1
Thursday ~ TT QF DAY 2
Friday ~ TT SF
Saturday & Sunday ~ TT Final


DOUBLES: (only if more then 32 players)
Monday ~ TT R24
Tuesday & Wednesday ~ TT R16
Thursday ~ TT QF
Friday ~ TT SF
Saturday & Sunday ~ TT Final


DOUBLES: if 16 draw only (not enough players for 48)
Monday/Tuesday ~ TT R16
Wednesday/Thursday ~ TT QF
Friday ~ TT SF
Saturday & Sunday ~ TT Final


TT RANKING POINTS - UPDATED 2021
CH*

W...125
F....90
SF...55
QF...30
R16..15
R32..7(0)
R48..0

CH
W...100
F....75
SF...45
QF...22
R16..10
R32..5(0)
R48..0
 
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