24 May 2017 | Tennis Queensland

All affiliated clubs & associations in the Central Region are invited to play and are encouraged to nominate 4 Men & 4 Ladies in each of the three divisions in the upcoming 2017 Central Region “Champion of Champions” Regional Tournament to be held on Saturday the 24th & Sunday the 25th June at the Gladstone Tennis & Squash Association on Glenlyon Street in Gladstone to compete for the title of Champion Club in the Central Region and the Bampton Shield.

There will be individual trophies awarded to the winners and runners-up in each event as well as an overall trophy to the champion club.

The “Champion of Champions” format will be played over three Divisions: A Grade (ITN 1-5) – B Grade (ITN 6-7) – C Grade (ITN 8-10). The format will be as follows: – Saturday Morning will be the Men’s and Ladies Singles events starting at 8.00am they will finish at approx. 12 noon. The Men’s and Ladies Doubles events will start at 1.00pm and go through until completion on Saturday Afternoon approx. 5.30pm.

Each club can nominate a maximum of 8 Singles players (4 Men & 4 Ladies) in any Division, e.g. 4 Men Singles players – 4 Ladies Singles players. A maximum of 8 Doubles players 2 pairs in the Men’s Doubles 2 pairs in the Ladies Doubles. As the event is time slotted clubs may nominate different players in each section, e.g. 4 singles players and 4 different players in the Doubles, (it can be different players in Singles & Doubles).

The length of the matches will be determined by the number of entrants but will be similar to the former ITN Circuit. The times will be 8:00am to noon Saturday for Singles, 1:00pm to 5:30pm Saturday for Doubles. Any unfinished matches will be completed on Sunday Morning.

The format will be either continuous feed-in draws or round robin depending on numbers.

All players will receive points for the their respective clubs based on the Winner receiving 1 point, second 2 points and so on with 10th receiving 10 points, etc.

To win the champion club trophy each club must nominate at least 6 players to be eligible. The champion club will be decided by adding up all points received by their participating players in all events and dividing them by the amount of players in each event.

The team with the lowest average wins the Club Championship!

Entry fees will be $10.00 for Singles per player & $5.00 for Doubles per player.

Nominations must be submitted by Affiliated Club or Association by Wednesday 21st June 2017 to Graham Hick via email to [email protected] or by phoning 0407 695 343.

*** Note all players must be Tennis Queensland Registered players.

Click here for a “Champion of Champions” nomination entry form and for a full list of the tournament rules and tournament format.

For further details please contact Graham Hick via email to [email protected] or by phoning 0407 695 343.

Who will become this year’s 2017 Champion Club of the Central Region and take home the Bampton Shield? You’ve got to be in it to win it, so Clubs & Associations get your entries in now for what will be a fantastic weekend of tennis in Gladstone!

Club v Club… who will be the victors?