December Showdown

Each December the country’s best players assemble at Melbourne Park for the December Showdown. In 16 days, more than 1500 matches will be played to find out who is the best player across each age group and spectator entry is free!

The Australian Open Play-off is the centre-piece of the December Showdown. The play-off sees players from around Australia battle it out for a golden ticket into the Australian Open.

 

Tournaments – 2018 Dates

Event Date
Australian Open 2019 Wildcard Play-off 10 – 16 December
18/u Australian Championships 01 – 08 December
16/u Australian Championships 12 – 16 December
14/u Australian Championships 01 – 06 December
14/u Australian Teams Championships 07 – 10 December
12/u Australian Championships 11 – 16 December
12/u Australian Teams Championships 07 – 10 December

 

12/u Australian Championships

Tournament Website (click here)

  • Main Draw Dates: December 11 – 16
  • Main Draw Size: 64 Players

Entry via invitation or qualifying only (see Acceptance/Invitation Lists & state qualifying event information below)

  • Doubles Main Draw Dates: December 11 – 16
  • Doubles Main Draw Size: 32 teams

Acceptance Lists / Lucky Loser lists

*If an athlete declines a place in the 2018 12/u Australian Championships after the initial acceptance list has been published, the position will revert to a player that has competed in a state qualifying event during October/November.  See below for those details. 

12/u Acceptance List – Initial Criteria Breakdown

Boys

  • 20 x Direct Acceptances (based on the latest AR as of October 12, 2018)
  • 3 x Winners of the 12s or 14s singles events at the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland State Championships*
  • 20 x State Qualifier Positions – VIC (4), QLD (4), NSW (4), SA (4), WA (4)**
  • 5 x State / Territory Positions – ACT (1), TAS (1), NT (1), Next Best ACT/TAS/NT (2)**
  • 16 x International Wildcard Invitations

Girls

  • 20 x Direct Acceptances (based on the latest AR as of October 12, 2018)
  • 3 x Winners of the 12s or 14s singles events at the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland State Championships*
  • 20 x State Qualifier Positions – VIC (4), QLD (4), NSW (4), SA (4), WA (4)**
  • 5 x State / Territory Positions – ACT (2), TAS(2), NT (1), Next Best ACT/TAS/NT (2)**
  • 16 x International Wildcard Invitations

* Winners of the 12s & 14s Singles events at the Victorian, Queensland, and New South Wales State Championships can only gain a place in the equivalent age group at the December Showdown and must be of eligible age as of 31st December 2018.  If winners are also direct acceptances, or no longer age eligible, the positions will revert to an invitation to the next highest eligible player on the Australian Rankings. 

** More information regarding the State Qualifier and State/Territory Positions is available below:

14/u Australian Championships

Tournament Website (click here)

  • Main Draw Dates: December 01 – 06
  • Main Draw Size: 64 Players

Entry via invitation or qualifying only (see Acceptance/Invitation Lists & state qualifying event information below)

  • Doubles Main Draw Dates: December 01 – 06
  • Doubles Main Draw Size: 32 teams

Acceptance Lists / Lucky Loser Lists

*If an athlete declines a place in the 2018 14/u Australian Championships after the initial acceptance list has been published, the position will revert to a player that has competed in a state qualifying event during November.  See below for those details.   

 

14/u Acceptance List – Initial Criteria Breakdown

Boys

  • 20 x Direct Acceptances (based on the latest AR as of October 12, 2018)
  • 3 x Winners of the 12s or 14s singles events at the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland State Championships*
  • 20 x State Qualifier Positions – VIC (4), QLD (4), NSW (4), SA (4), WA (4)**
  • 5 x State / Territory Positions – ACT (1), TAS (1), NT (1), Next Best ACT/TAS/NT (2)**
  • 16 x International Wildcard Invitations

Girls

  • 20 x Direct Acceptances (based on the latest AR as of October 12, 2018)
  • 3 x Winners of the 12s or 14s singles events at the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland State Championships*
  • 20 x State Qualifier Positions – VIC (4), QLD (4), NSW (4), SA (4), WA (4)**
  • 5 x State / Territory Positions – ACT (2), TAS (2), NT (1), Next Best ACT/TAS/NT (2)**
  • 16 x International Wildcard Invitations

* Winners of the 12s & 14s Singles events at the Victorian, Queensland, and New South Wales State Championships can only gain a place in the equivalent age group at the December Showdown and must be of eligible age as of 31st December 2018.  If winners are also direct acceptances, or no longer age eligible, the positions will revert to an invitation to the next highest eligible player on the Australian Rankings. 

** More information regarding the State Qualifier and State/Territory Positions is available below:

State Qualifier and State/Territory Positions

State Qualifiers have been decided as closed state qualifying events:

These closed state qualifying events do not offer AR points or doubles or consolation events.  Victoria/Tasmania, New South Wales/ACT and Queensland/NT will offer draw sizes of up to 64 players, while South Australia and Western Australia offered draw sizes of up to 32 players into their state qualifying events.  Athletes will only be permitted to compete in their state of residency.

Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Northern Territory will also have allocated wildcards into the 12/u & 14/u Australian Championships,  to be awarded by the relevant National Academy head coach.

 

16/u Australian Championships

Tournament Website (click here)

  • Singles Main Draw Dates: December 12 – 16
  • Singles Main Draw Size: 32 Players

Entries Deadline: Sunday 14 October 2018 @ 11:59pm (AEDST)

Acceptance Lists / Lucky Loser Lists

16/u Acceptance List – Initial Criteria Breakdown

Boys

  • 16 x Direct Acceptances (based on the latest AR as of October 12, 2018)
  • 3 x Winners of the 16s singles events at the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland State Championships*
  • 10 x State Qualifier Positions – VIC (2), QLD (2), NSW (2), SA (2), WA (2)
  • 3 x Wildcard Positions determined by National Selectors for ACT, TAS and NT

Girls

  • 16 x Direct Acceptances (based on the latest AR as of October 12, 2018)
  • 3 x Winners of the 16s singles events at the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland State Championships*
  • 10 x State Qualifier Positions – VIC (2), QLD (2), NSW (2), SA (2), WA (2)
  • 3 x Wildcard Positions determined by National Selectors for ACT, TAS and NT

* Winners of the 16s Singles events at the Victorian, Queensland, and New South Wales State Championships can only gain a place in the equivalent age group at the December Showdown and must be of eligible age as of 31st December 2018.  If winners are also direct acceptances, or no longer age eligible, the positions will revert to an invitation to the next highest eligible player on the Australian Rankings. 

Singles Winners will receive Main Draw Wildcards into the Australian Open Junior Championships 2019 & AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International 2019

Singles Finalists will receive a Main Draw Wildcard into the AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International 2019

  • Doubles Main Draw Dates: December 12 – 16
  • Doubles Main Draw Size: 16 teams

 

18/u Australian Championships

Tournament Website (click here)

  • Qualifying Dates: December 01 – 02
  • Main Draw Dates: December 03 – 08
  • Qualifying Draw Size: 16 Players
  • Main Draw Size: 16 Players

Entries Deadline: Sunday 4 November 2018 @ 11:59pm (AEDST)

Acceptance Lists

Girls Singles Winner will receive TBC closer to the date

Boys Singles Winner will receive TBC closer to the date  

  • Doubles Main Draw Dates: December 03 – 08
  • Doubles Main Draw Size: 16 teams

 

12/u & 14/u Australian Teams Championships

  • Tournament Website
  • Event Dates: December 07 – 10

Invitations to compete in the 12/u Australian Teams Championships and 14/u Australian Teams Championships will be coordinated by each State / Territory Member Association.  International teams will also be invited to compete in this event.

Final Draws

> 14/u Boys Australian Teams Championships Draws

> 14/u Girls Australian Teams Championships Draws

> 12/u Boys Australian Teams Championships Draws

> 12/u Girls Australian Teams Championships Draws

Full Results

> 14/u Boys Australian Teams Championships Results

> 14/u Girls Australian Teams Championships Results

> 12/u Boys Australian Teams Championships Results

> 12/u Girls Australian Teams Championships Results