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Save the Date...Saturday, February 8th, 2014.

The 2014 Paul Fowler Invitational Platform Tennis Tournament will be played on Saturday, February 8th, 2014.  Play will be throughout the day at 14 different clubs across Fairfield County.  Details below...


DATE
One-day event on Saturday February 8th, 2014.  Seven simultaneous Tournaments, one for each League Division.  
 
FORMAT
Draw is strictly limited to 16 teams per Division.  The format is designed to provide all participants a minimum of three (3) matches.
 
ELIGIBILITY
Both players must be from the same club.  Players must register for the appropriate Tournament (Divisions 1 to 7) based on the Division you played in most frequently this season.  The Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust a team's division of play based on tournament response and player ability.
 
RULES
APTA rules apply.  Best 2 of 3 sets.  Standard tiebreak at 6 all.  For the first two rounds only, if you split sets, the winner will be determined by playing a “Super tiebreaker” in lieu of a 3rd set – first to win 10 points, must win by 2 points.  
 
LOCATION
Various FCPTL Clubs.  All of your morning matches will be played at one club location.  You will be contacted regarding which club to report to.
 
TIME
Play begins: 8:00 AM.  Lunch: 12:00-2:00.  Party & Finals: 2:30 PM
 
TROPHIES
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of all four draws and finalists in the main draw.  Eligible afternoon players are reminded to stop at the Country Club of New Canaan after their match to pick up their prizes.
 
LUNCH & AWARDS PRESENTATION
 
12:00- 2:00 PM at Woodway Country Club.  Announcement of Final Division Standings and presentation of Divisional Pennants will take place at 1:15. 
 
PARTY
Starts at 2:30 PM at Country Club of New Canaan. Divisions 1-4 Main Draw Finals start there at 2:30PM.  Friends & Family are encouraged to attend. Because of limited parking at the CCNC Paddle Hut, spectators are reminded to park in the Clubhouse parking lot – first right on Country Club Road off Route 123 – and walk to the Paddle Hut.
 
FAVORS
TBA
 
ENTRY FEE
$150 per two-man team
 
INVITATION PROCESS
Each Team Captain will nominate two doubles teams from their squad.  Captains should send the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of their nominees to their division manager by January 3rd, and simultaneously have their nominees register on the FCPTL website.  Nominated teams will have until January 6th to register.  After that, registration is open to any team that plays in that Division on a first come, first served basis.
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS
Only one player per team needs to complete the on-line registration.  They will pay the full fee and collect from their partner. To register on line, go to our web site:  www.FCPTL.com.  Look on the vertical menu on the left-hand side of the homepage and click on the words, "Tournament Registration".  You will be redirected to the Tournament Registration page.

CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations are strongly discouraged.  Any registration cancelled before February 3, 2014 will be refunded ONLY if a wait-listed team can be added to the tournament.  THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER February 3, 2014.

SCHEDULE

8:00am - First match for everyone.  You will play three matches at a single venue TBA, depending on your Division.

12:00n - Lunch buffet begins at Woodway Country Club

1:15pm - Awards presentation for Division Winners

2:00pm - All backdraw finals and Main Draw Finals for Divisions 5, 6, & 7 (See list below for venue.)

2:30pm - Main Draw Finals for Divisions 1, 2, 3, & 4 and Finals Party for all at Country Club of New Canaan

MATCH LOCATIONS
Everyone will play 3 matches at a single venue before lunch.  Depending on your results, you may have a 4th match in the afternoon.

MORNING (Subject to change.)

Division 1 - Tentatively, either CC of Darien or Wilton Riding Club (You will receive confirmation Thursday, February 6, 2014.)

Division 2 - Tentatively, either Stanwich Club or Round Hill Club (You will receive confirmation Thursday, February 6, 2014.)

Division 3 - Tentatively, either Rowayton Paddle Club or Wee Burn CC (You will receive confirmation Thursday, February 6, 2014.)

Division 4 - Tentatively, either Middlesex Club or New Canaan Field Club (You will receive confirmation Thursday, February 6, 2014.)

Division 5 - Tentatively, either Country Club of New Canaan or Woodway CC (You will receive confirmation Thursday, February 6, 2014.)

Division 6 - Tentatively, either The Lake Club or Wilton YMCA (You will receive confirmation Thursday, February 6, 2014.)

Division 7 - Tentatively, either Waveny Lodge or Greenwich CC (You will receive confirmation Thursday, February 6, 2014.)


AFTERNOON (Subject to change.)

Division 1
Main Draw Final - Country Club of New Canaan @ 2:30pm
Main Draw Reprieve Final - Country Club of Darien @ 2:00pm
Consolation Final - Country Club of Darien @ 2:00pm
Consolation Reprieve Final - Country Club of Darien @ 2:00pm

Division 2
Main Draw Final - Country Club of New Canaan @ 2:30pm
Main Draw Reprieve Final - Wilton Riding Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Final - Wilton Riding Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Reprieve Final - Wilton Riding Club @ 2:00pm


Division 3
Main Draw Final - Country Club of New Canaan @ 2:30pm
Main Draw Reprieve Final - Wee Burn Country Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Final - Wee Burn Country Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Reprieve Final - Wee Burn Country Club @ 2:00pm


Division 4
Main Draw Final - Country Club of New Canaan @ 2:30pm
Main Draw Reprieve Final - Middlesex Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Final - Middlesex Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Reprieve Final - Middlesex Club @ 2:00pm


Division 5
Main Draw Final - New Canaan Field Club @ 2:00pm
Main Draw Reprieve Final - Woodway Country Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Final - Woodway Country Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Reprieve Final - Woodway Country Club @ 2:00pm


Division 6
Main Draw Final - New Canaan Field Club @ 2:00pm
Main Draw Reprieve Final - The Lake Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Final - The Lake Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Reprieve Final - The Lake Club @ 2:00pm


Division 7
Main Draw Final - New Canaan Field Club @ 2:00pm
Main Draw Reprieve Final - Rowayton Paddle Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Final - Rowayton Paddle Club @ 2:00pm
Consolation Reprieve Final - Rowayton Paddle Club @ 2:00pm