Assigning Tournament Tier Levels

Revised 4/8/19

These revised tier level definitions will go into effect January 1, 2019.

Any tournament sanctioning application submitted by 12/31/18 will be reviewed using the old tier level system and will retain its assigned tier level when the new system goes into effect.

This system uses the number of players and average entries per event to calculate the tier level.

 

Sanction Fees

  • Tier 5 – $50
  • Tier 4 – $50
  • Tier 3 – $75
  • Tier 2 – $100
  • Tier 1 – $125

 

Tier Level Requirements prior to 1/1/19.

Tier 1: Reserved for Large National events.
Tier 2: A Tier 2 event shall have a minimum of 250 entries, and must have an average of at least 8.0 entries per event.
Tier 3: Requirements:
  • If under 100 entries, there must be an average of at least 7.0 entries per event
  • If 100 or over entries, there must be an average of at least 6.0 entries per event
  • If 200 or over entries, there must be an average of at least 5.0 entries per event
Tier 4: Requirements:
  • Any new tournament or any tournament that does not meet tier 3 or higher requirements
  • Must have at least 40 entries

This system uses the number of entries and average entries per event to calculate the tier level.

An entry is defined as 1 doubles team or 1 singles player.

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