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- Open: 04/16/21
- Closed: 08/18/21
- Starts: 09/02/21
- Ends: 09/05/21
- Cancellation Deadline: 08/04/21
Danny Cunniff Park
2700 Trail Way
Highland Park, IL 60035
- Player's age as of: 12/31/21
- Minimum Age of Player: 10
- Final Registration Deadline (Received by): 08/18/21
- Membership required as of: 09/06/21
- Tournament Sanctioning: Sanctioned - MMP
- Registration, Ages: 10+ - $65.00
- Registration includes: Free Shirt
- When registering online, online waiver signature is used.
- Online payment via PayPal is available. PayPal also allows credit card payments.
- Primary Ball: Onix Dura Fast 40
- Surface: Deco-Turf
- Net: Permanent
- Outdoor: Y
- Livestreaming: Y
- Prize Money: 35000
Registration fee includes Official Player’s Program Guide and Official APP Tournament T Shirt.
Other Registration Info
If you click ‘Return and Sign Out’, before you pay, then you will not be registered!
Playing in Pro Brackets:
Players must have a minimum skill of 5.0 to play in pro events. This means the players partner as well. In other words both players must be 5.0. Priority is given to 5.0 and above players for pro events. Players that do not have a 5.0 or above rating will only be able to play pro if there is capacity. If there is no capacity, you will be moved to an appropriate skill event if there is still availability. Ensure you want to take this risk before signing up for a pro event.
Pro Player and Partner Replacement Policy Before Registration Closes:
Players may add a partner or replace a partner at any time prior to registration closing. If the division is closed due to capacity of entries being reached during the open registration dates, the player or team would be put on a wait list.
Pro Player and Partner Replacment Policy After Registration Closes:
Players must have partners and be paid when registrations closes to be considered as a player and team in the tournament. The tournament will not take any new entries for a player replacement or new team entries after registrations have closed. If a team is registered and paid by the registration deadline then a player may replace a partner due to injury, illness, death or any emergency as long as that replacement is already registered in the tournament and is identified by 4pm the day before the draw is to be played. The only time a new registrant would be allowed is if there wasn't an eligible replacement already registered in to the tournament. Changes to pro draws can have significant changes to seedings when a partner is replaced, which is why there is a deadline of 4pm the day before the draw plays as time is required to make the seeding adjustments before the draws are published.
Pro Player or Pro Team Withdrawals Before Registration Closes:
If a pro player or pro team withdraws before registration closes new entries would be taken if there isn't a wait list to be in the draw. If there is a wait list new entries onto the wait list would be taken. If there is a wait list then the next team on the wait list would be pulled in to the draw. There will be no new registrations or entries in to the tournament once registrations have closed.
Pro Player or Pro Team Withdrawal After Registration Closes:
Once registration has closed there will not be any new registrations in to pro events. All players must have partners and be paid when registrations closes or their entry will be withdrawn. No exceptions. If there is a wait list for pro singles we would pull from the pro singles wait list if there is a player that is lost in the draw. If there is an already registered player that would like to add singles due to a draw that would be allowed as well, but has to be added by 4pm the day before the draw is to be played. This is for singles only due to the large amount of drops in singles events. A player must be 5.0 or higher to play pro events. 4.0 and 4.5 may play pro if there is capacity in the draws. Players under 4.0 would not be eligible to play a pro event.
If playing a doubles or mixed doubles event and a team withdraws from a pro draw then the next team on the waitlist would be moved into the draw. If there is no wait list already registered players in the tournament, and not on the waitlist and not playing another event that day could be added to the pro doubles or mixed doubles draw if they meet the eligibility criteria as a pro player, ie 5.0 and above and 4.0/4.5 could enter if there was capacity. Skill level is determined by the USA Pickleball Tournament Player Rating (UTPR)
Note: if there aren't any teams on the waitlist and no eligible registrants wanting into the draw the withdrawal of the team would be made and the seedings adjusted accordingly as a result of the withdrawal
Code of Conduct:
Pro players will be held to the Pro Player Code of Conduct
Playing in Skill/Age Brackets:
- Players who are 5.5 or higher are NOT eligible to play in skill/age events.
- Players may only play in one event per day.
Skill Player Partner Replacement Policy:
Any registered player losing a partner, after registrations have closed, must replace that partner with an already registered player. The replacement must be in the same skill/age group that you are scheduled to play. Players can play down in age and up in skill. Replacements need to be known and communicated to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm the day before you are scheduled to play. Replacements can be found on the players needing partners list, which can be found on pickleballtournaments.com.
Payment of replacement players:
If registration deadline hasn't passed the player withdrawing from the event would be refunded and the player entering the event would need to pay.
If registration deadline has passed then the player withdrawing would not be refunded and would have to be reimbursed by the replacement player.
Events fill based on first come/first serve situation so some brackets may be large and others never fill. If an event doesn’t fill before we start a wait list then we give spots to the events that have a wait list.
Event fees for the Chicago Pickleball Open:
Registration is $65 for Athlete Credential and for Sr. Pro / Pro Credential
Event Fee for Athlete is $35; Event Fee for Sr. Pro is 110; Event Fee for Pro is $120
Withdrawals before August 4, 2021 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.
CANCELLATION DEADLINE - AUGUST 4, 2021
August 18, 2021 - Registration Deadline
No refunds or credits for any reason after the CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE unless the Registration & Weather Insurance Policy has been purchased prior to the CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
APP events are outdoor events. If weather or any other unforeseen circumstance occurs the APP will do all it can to play matches. If brackets are in mid play when a weather or unforeseen circumstance occurs the situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if the bracket may be finished or if winners may be determined
If you withdraw before CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE, you will be issued a full refund without the need to purchase Registration Insurance.
During registration you may choose to purchase the Registration & Weather Insurance in the event you have to cancel out of the event after CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE. See the policy for specific coverage details.
Danny Cuniff Park
2700 Trail Way
Highland Park, IL 60035
Our tournament format is Double Elimination; all players will have the ability to play for the Gold Medal match thru the consolation bracket.
All players are guaranteed two ( 2 ) matches.
All matches in the "Main Draw" will be 2 out of 3 games to 11; winning by 2 points; all matches in the "Consolation Draw" will be one game to 15 winning by 2 points. Medal rounds will be 2 out of 3 games to 11 win by 2.
Doubles - 4 or 5 team brackets will play a round robin format; 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2 points
Singles - 3 or 4 player brackets will play a round robin format; 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2 ponts; 5+ player brackets will play doulbe elimination 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2 points.