Sakura Cup Tournament Rules

2019 Ineligibility Rules

4.0 and below

A) Players who have won a Tennis BC sanctioned tournament in the 4.0 level or above in any doubles category (including mixed doubles) twice or more in the past 3 years.

B) Players who have won the first round in ANY 4.5 or higher category* in a Tennis BC sanctioned tournament in the past 3 years.**
*Categories include Men's & women's singles, men's & women's doubles and mixed doubles
**Except the first-round walkover
**In case of round-robin, this includes players who have won one or more matches in a round-robin of any 4.5 categories
※Match results up to and including the 2019 Burnaby Open will be considered.

C) When the tournament committee decides that the player belongs in the 4.5 level or above.

4.5 and below

A) Players who have won the first round in ANY Open category* in a Tennis BC sanctioned tournament in the past 3 years.**
*Categories include Men's & women's singles, men's & women's doubles and mixed doubles
**Except the first-round walkover
**In case of round-robin, this includes players who have won one or more matches in a round-robin of any open categories
※Match results up to and including the 2019 Burnaby Open will be considered.

B) When the tournament committee decides that the player belongs in the Open level.

Tournament Cost and Format

Entry deadline: July 31, 2019
Final rosters must be submitted by this date and no additions or changes can be made to the list of players.

Entry fee: $160/team
A maximum of 8 teams will be accepted in the 4.5 and below category. A maximum of 12 teams will be accepted in the 4.0 and below category.

Each team will play all the other teams in a round robin format. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 3 matches. Depending on the number of entries, a final elimination round may also be implemented to determine the winner and runner-up.
Each team vs team match will have the following individual matches:

Notes:

Number of team entries for 4.0 & 4.5

4.0: A maximum of 12 teams will be accepted and may play on up to 6 courts simultaneously.

4.5: A maximum of 8 teams will be accepted and may play on up to 4 courts simultaneously.

Entry fee: $160/team

Match Format

The round robin setup and match format is dependent on the number of entries. Further details will be posted closer to the tournament date.

Tournament Regulations

The following regulations apply to all categories: