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Revised:  October, 2016

 

Indoor Junior Atlantics Qualifying

Qualifying for the 2017 Indoor Junior Atlantics will be based solely on the Roger’s Rankings. The top 8 ranked players in Atlantic Canada in each age group as of January 31st, 2017 for each gender will qualify to play in the Indoor Atlantics regardless of which province they are from. Players who are in the top 8 in an older age group, would qualify for both events. However, this is discouraged unless you plan to attend both Nationals if you qualify. If a player in the top 8 is not using their spot, the next player in the rankings would receive the spot.

Indoor Circuit:

The Indoor ATA Circuit will consist of 8 events, four 4* events and four 3* events. These tournaments will give players the opportunity to earn ranking points to help them move up and try to reach a top 8 ranking. Note that these are closed events for players in Atlantic Canada only.

The following is the schedule of these circuit events:

PLAYERS MUST PLAY IN THEIR 2017 AGE GROUP

October 21-23: PEI, 3*event (outdoors)

November 25-27: NS, 3* event

December 2-4: NB, 4* event

December 27-29: NS, 4* event

January 6-8: NL, 3* event

January 6-8: NB, 3* event

January 13-15: PEI, 4* event u10/u14/u18

January 20-22: NL, 4* event

January 27-29: PEI, 4* event u12/u16

February 9-12: Indoor Junior Atlantic Championships, Truro, NS

Registration for the above events is done through the respective Provincial Tennis Association in which the event is being held. General format, depending on numbers, will be standard draws with consolation. Provinces have the option to make modifications to the format.

UNDER 10 QUALIFYING

Since there are no Under 10 rankings, players will qualify through a point’s race for the 8 available spots (boys and girls) at Indoor Atlantics.

A player’s best 3 tournament results will be used to determine standings for a point’s race using the table below. At the conclusion of all the circuit events, the top 8 boys and top 8 girls will earn spots. If one or more players are tied, the following will be used break the tie (note points are different between a 4* and 3* event):

1. Head to head results from the indoor circuit

2. Under 12 national rankings.

3. Total number of games won versus games lost from a players best 3 circuit events.

Points Race Schema for the Under 10 Circuit Events

Place Points (4*/3*)

W 100/75

F 70/45

3RD 50/30

4TH 40/25

QF 20/15

R16 10/7.5

CONS W 7.5/5

CONS F 5/3

Nationals Wildcards

On rare occasion, the ATA will accept requests for a wildcard spot from a player who is unable to attend the Atlantic Championships for valid reason (i.e. out of province training, injury). A maximum of one (1) wildcard per age group per gender may be awarded to players with valid reason who is deemed to be one of the top players in their division. Any request for a wildcard must be sent to the ATA administrator (Mark Thibault) at least 10 days in advance of the first day of the Atlantic Championship tournament. The awarding of a wildcard will require unanimous consent of the 4 Provincial Tennis Associations and will be communicated to players prior to the start of play of the Atlantics.

Indoor Atlantics:

The 2017 Indoor Junior Atlantics will be held in Truro, NS on February 9 – 12, 2017. The event will be a 4 day tournament with play to begin first thing Thursday morning. Players may qualify in 2 singles events (if in Top 8) and play in 2 singles draws at the Indoor Atlantics; however, they must be prepared to play as many as 3 or 4 matches each day as required by the scheduling process.

Divisions:

Under 10 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 12 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 14 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 16 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 18 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 10 Doubles (may be combined)

Under 14 Boys & Girls Doubles

Under 18 Boys & Girls Doubles

Format:

All singles divisions will be standard elimination draws (maximum of 8) with feed in consolation to the semis. Scoring format for all singles matches, both main draw and consolation, will be best 2 of 3 tiebreaker sets. Small draws will use modified format. Under 10 will play short sets to 4.

Doubles divisions will be standard elimination draws with no consolation. Scoring format for doubles will be best 2 of 3 sets, no ad scoring, and 3rd set 10 point super tiebreaker.

Seeding for Atlantics: seeds will be as per the Roger’s Rankings (Under 10 will be seeded as per the point’s race standings)

#1 seed will go on the top, #2 seed will go on the bottom, #3 & #4 seeds will be drawn for either the bottom or the top, #5 & #6 seeds will be drawn for either top or bottom, and #7 & #8 seeds will be drawn for either top or bottom. Thus, first round matches will see the #1 & #2 seed play either the #7 or #8 seed, and the #3 & #4 seed play either the #5 or #6 seed.

Provincial Qualifying Events:

The remaining 8 spots per division at Indoor Atlantics will be determined through provincial qualifying events.  This will consist of 4 Closed Qualifying events, one to be held in each of the four Provinces that are only open to players in the respective province.   Each province has 2 spots per division.  These 4 events will be held on the following dates:

Provincial Qualifiers:

February 6 & 7, 2016:  Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island

February 13 & 14, 2016:  New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Registration for the above events is done through the respective Provincial Tennis Association in which the event is being held.  General format, depending on numbers, will be standard draws with consolation.  Provinces have the option to make modifications to the format.

EACH PROVINCE WILL HAVE 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE IN EACH AGE GROUP FOR EACH GENDER WHICH QUALIFIES FOR THE INDOOR ATLANTICS.  PROVINCES HAVE THE OPTION TO ASSIGN SPOTS TO PLAYERS WHO WERE UNABLE TO PLAY THE QUALIFIER AT THEIR DISCRETION.

Unused Spots

If a province is unable to fill all of their spots in any age group/gender, the unused spots would then be opened up to players in the other provinces who did not qualify.  If there are more players than spots available, current rankings will be used to determine who receives the spots.  No wildcard spots into Atlantics will be available through the ATA, any requests need to go through the respective province as part of the unused spot allocation.

Nationals Wildcards

On rare occasion, the ATA will accept requests for a wildcard spot from a player who is unable to attend the Atlantic Championships for valid reason (i.e. out of province training, injury). A maximum of one (1) wildcard per age group per gender may be awarded to players with valid reason who is deemed to be one of the top players in their division.  Any request for a wildcard must be sent to the ATA administrator (Mark Thibault) at least 10 days in advance of the first day of the Atlantic Championship tournament.  The awarding of a wildcard will require unanimous consent of the 4 Provincial Tennis Associations and will be communicated to players prior to the start of play of the Atlantics.

Also, if a player who is unable to participate in the Atlantic Championships and is not eligible for a wildcard is interested in being considered for an unused spot into the National Championships, they must make their interest known to the ATA administrator prior to Atlantics.  They could be considered for an unused spot if no other players who participated in the Atlantics are interested in attending Nationals.

Indoor Atlantics:

The 2016 Indoor Junior Atlantics will be held in Fredericton, NB on February 25 – 28, 2016.  The event will be a 4 day tournament with play to begin first thing Thursday morning.  Players may attempt to qualify in 2 singles events and play in 2 singles draws at the Indoor Atlantics; however, they must be prepared to play as many as 3 or 4 matches each day as required by the scheduling process.

Divisions:

Under 12 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 14 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 16 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 18 Boys & Girls Singles

Under 14 Boys & Girls Doubles (if possible)

Under 18 Boys & Girls Doubles (if possible)

Format:

All singles divisions will be standard elimination draws (maximum of 12) with feed in consolation to the semis.  Scoring format for all singles matches, both main draw and consolation, will be best 2 of 3 tiebreaker sets.  Small draws will use modified format.

Doubles divisions, if offered, will be standard elimination draws with no consolation.  Scoring format for doubles will be best 2 of 3 sets, no ad scoring, and 3rd set 10 point super tiebreaker.