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AIMS Games Tauranga NZ Tennis
Date: Monday 7th September to Friday 11th September 2020
Venue: Powerco WBOP Tennis Centre, Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Road, Papamoa
Managers Meeting: Monday 7th September 7.45am at the Powerco WBOP Tennis Centre
Cost: $75.00 per player (NZ$)
Entries Close: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close Registration Forms completed online including (competitors’ names, date of birth, tennis club, Tennis NZ grade and manager’s name and contact details).

 

Contact Details

Code Co-ordinator:
Jody Robertson
Phone: 021 283 6647
Email: manager@tenniswesternbop.co.nz

A tournament committee will be in place to administer and facilitate the running of this tournament.


 

Tournament Planning

Eligibility

  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be a Year 7 or Year 8 student.
  3. New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS - New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling http://nzaims.co.nz
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be Over 10 years and 13 years of age or Under as at the 1st January of the tournament year (2020), competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation (accepted birth years for the 2020 Games are: 2007, 2008 and 2009).
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible to compete.

Costs

  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $75.00 per individual (NZ$).
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of the invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, 10th June.

Entries Close

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.59pm

Entries to the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online:

  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • A ‘Quick Start Guide’ for EnterNOW will be sent out with the Registration Booklet.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools https://www.enternow.co.nz/enternow-app/aimsgames/help

Oversubscribed

The draw is strictly limited to 56 players in the boys draw and 56 players in the girls draw. If registration for the Anchor AIMS Games Tennis is oversubscribed, then the lowest ranked players will be withdrawn (if unsuccessful the individual entry will be refunded). Team/Individual Registration Forms completed online by Wednesday 10th June (competitors’ names, date of birth, tennis club, Tennis NZ Match Hub grade and manager’s name and contact details are required so players can be ranked and managers notified).

2020 Planning Timeline

  • Wednesday 10th June – Entries close for the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes etc.
    The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Wednesday 24th June – All schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.
    Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee
  • Wednesday 1st July – Confirmation sent to all 2020 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
  • Monday 27th July – School group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Wednesday 29th July – All Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed.
  • Monday 3rd August – Public opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Saturday 5th September – The 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
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Tournament Information

Divisions

  • Girls Under 13 Years Division
  • Boys Under 13 Years Division

Venue

Powerco WBOP Tennis Centre, Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Road, Papamoa.

Programme

PLEASE NOTE: This may change subject to wet weather!

Sunday 6th September Opening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark)
First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm
Monday 7th September Managers Meeting (Powerco Papamoa Tennis Centre) – 7.45am
Monday 7th September

Singles Competition – 8.00am to 7.00pm

Tuesday 8th September

Singles Competition – 8.00am to 7.00pm

Wednesday 9th September

Singles Semi Finals / Finals – 8.00am to 7.00pm

Thursday 10th September

Contingency day for Singles Finals / Doubles – 8.00am to 7.00pm

Friday 11th September

Contingency day if necessary

Rules

  1. The tournament will run under New Zealand Tennis Rules.
  2. All players MUST have a Tennis NZ Match Hub Grading or an equivalent national grade from their country of origin.
  3. The Tournament Manager reserves the right, in the event of wet weather, to shorten sets, the number of sets or the number of games in any event and alter playing times - there will be some games under lights to get through the programme.
  4. Players cannot be replaced once the draw has been set.

Format

Singles Draw
  • Top 24 players will automatically qualify for a 32 compass draw which will fully play out.
  • All other players will play 2 or 3 rounds of qualifying for remaining 8 places. All players guaranteed at least 3 matches.
  • All main draw Championship matches will be the best of three tie breaker sets.
  • No-Advantage scoring to apply until semi-finals.
  • All other matches will be two tie breaker sets and a Super Tie Breaker (1st to 10 points) if required in lieu of a 3rd set and No-Advantage scoring. Some plate matches may be shortened sets to 4.
Doubles
  • Doubles playing partner must attend the same school.
  • Main draw competition only.
  • All matches will be two tie breaker sets and a super tie breaker (1st to 10 points) if required in lieu of a 3rd set and No-Advantage scoring to apply.

Draw for First Round

The draw will be emailed to all team managers by Thursday 3rd September and will also be available at the Managers Meeting on the Monday morning.

Referees

All players must be prepared to adjudicate matches as required. A Tournament Referee will be available.

Teams Event

Schools with less than two competitors in a Gender Division will be ineligible.

Boys teamsBoys Division results from singles placings – the placing of the top two boys will be added together. Lowest team total is the winner i.e. a placing of 6th and 13th = 19 points (1st),5th and 22nd = 27 points (2nd).
Girls teamsGirls Division results from singles placings - same as above

When team points are tied it is judged on the school that has the highest placed competitor.

Medal Presentation

Singles and Doubles place getters will be presented with their medals at the Powerco WBOP Tennis Centre. The Teams Event top two place getters will also receive their medals at the conclusion of the tournament at the Tennis venue.

 
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