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Waterfall Amelia Island 2017 - Draws and Schedule

The most awaited event of the season is here.
  • Adult Waterfall Format

  • 10/8/2017 10:32 AM

    Amelia Island Players,

  • Draws and Schedule
    The draws and schedule have been posted.  As always things could change, but if anything does change with your draw you will be notified by text message.

    Women's Draw Info - Due to the uneven number of women's doubles teams, a lot of teams will be playing their first round match of their bracket on Friday afternoon after their two pro sets. That will give a lot of you 3 matches in the day, with two of them only being 8 game no-ad pro sets. From there, most teams will play two matches on Saturday, but there will be a possibility for a few teams in the consolation bracket to play 3 matches on Saturday. So if you don't want to have a chance of playing three matches on Saturday, don't lost your first match that morning. All finals will be played on Sunday morning. We hate having anyone play 3 matches in a day, but we alway feel it is more important that everyone get at least two matches on the Saturday of the tournament and this is the only option to do that.

    Mixed Draw Info - All teams will play 2 8 game no-ad pro sets on Friday. Then all teams will be play 2 regular scoring matches on Saturday. The only undefeated team will then have a bye and the two other teams will play first thing Sunday morning with the winner immmediately playing the undefeated team. It gives the team who is undefeated a slight advantage being rested.

    Mens Draw Info - All teams will play one 8 game no-ad pro set on Friday. Then all teams will be play 2 regular scoring matches on Saturday and one on Sunday morning.

    The times listed for the matches are ESTIMATES.  You could play anywhere from 30 mins before to 30 mins after the listed time.  We really try to stay right on time if not early with all of our draws, but sometimes mother nature, or long matches affect that.  So with that, all players must arrive (and ready to play) a minimum of 20 minutes before their listed start time.  As soon as courts are available we will be looking to put matches on the courts. If a court is available and we are within the 20 minutes of your estimated match time and you or your partner are not present we will start the default clock of 15 mins. When you arrive for your matches, just check in with the tournament desk letting us know you and your partner are ready to go.  As soon as your opponents are available and we have a court we will get you going.

    Arrive a minimum of 30 minutes early for your first match so we will have time to get your team pictures taken and go over all the rules prior to matches. It is the player’s responsibility to keep track of their match times.  We will be happy to assist, but whatever is on the actual draw boards posted and whatever is posted on our website are the official times.
    Practice-Warm Up Courts will very rarely be available.
    With the number of matches needed to be played each day we will be using all courts available to us. With so many matches needed to be played each day we really need all your help to keep things going.  Remember if we get behind on your court it will affect your matches later in the day.
    Limit your warm up time to 5 mins. Keep your Change over times to 3 mins max lay tennis… chit chat after the matches

    Lunch will be provided for you on Saturday from 11:00-1:30 out under the Pavillion at the Omni and at the Amelia National courts for the mixed players.

    Saturday Night Party
    All players who are staying at the resort or who paid extra for the players party will receive a wrist band to attend. The party will be at the Surf Resturant and Bar frm 6:30-11:00. Chefs will be preparing cooked to order pasta drink specials, a cash bar, a live band. It should be a fun exciting night. Also Racquet War will be honoring our long time veteran players at the party so make sure and make plans to attend.

    Golf Cart Rentals
    To reserve please call 904.277.5120 and mention you are in the RACQUET WAR tournament to get 15% off the prices. There are limited numbers so they need to reserve ahead of time. These four- and six-person gas powered carts are only allowed on paved roadways. Age 16 or older with valid driver’s license.

    We will have vendors on site throughout the tournament, so make sure and save your money. Below are the vendors and their website so you can preview.