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USGO 2004

United States Gay Open 2004
May 28 - May 31, 2004

Kevin Ware, USGO 2004 Tournament Director

Welcome to the USGO 2004 information page!
Here are some highlights of the USGO 2004:

  • By popular demand, the sites for this yearís tournament have been reduced to two facilities: Golden Gate Park and San Francisco State University (Friday and Saturday only).††
  • Join us for our USGO-only evening indoors at the San Francisco Tennis Club.† All are welcome to come and watch the exciting opening rounds of the mixed doubles competition
  • Our Thursday evening draw party at our host hotel, where you can meet and socialize with the other participants.
  • Our traditional Womenís Social on Friday night (as always, men are welcome!)
  • An entertaining and elegant Sunday evening banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square, complete with a raffle and a performance by our featured entertainer, Scott Capurro.
  • All finals on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2004 at the Golden Gate Park tennis complex.† Come watch some excellent tennis!

Click the link for the appropriate information:
Tournament Entry Deadlines and Event Fees
Confirmations
Divisions and Events
Division Guidelines
Withdrawals/Cancellations
Playing Multiple Events
Match Scoring and Consolation
Host Hotel & Hosted Housing
Tournament Sites/Directions and Banquet/Draw Party Information

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE (via Active.com).
There is no fee, and ONLINE application is strongly encouraged
.

Got questions? CLICK HERE TO SEND AN E-MAIL.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION AND RULES
Tournament Entry Deadlines and Event Fees:
$90 (USD) for one event, $100 (USD) for two events, $105 (USD) for three events.
A$5 handling fee applies to all paper applications.† †Completed/signed forms accompanied by entry fee will be accepted until draws are full or until midnight Saturday, May 8, 2004 (application must be received on or by that date).†† NSF check registrants are liable for ALL applicable charges.† Phone/faxed applications will NOT be accepted.
There are no additional fees for online application (online registration is STRONGLY encouraged).The deadline for online entries is midnight Saturday, May 15, 2004.
CLICK HERE
to apply online.
CLICK HERE for a snail mail application..

Confirmations
Your application with full USD$ payment included will be confirmed by e-mail (please provide a working e-mail address)!† Online applications are confirmed immediately upon completion of the transaction via e-mail. Tournament details will be sent via e-mail no later than May 24, 2003.† Please e-mail or phone the tournament if you do not receive this information.

Divisions & Events (maximum draw in parenthesis)
  Open A B C D

Menís Singles

(32)

(48)

(64)

(48)

(16)

Menís Doubles

(16)

(24)

(32)

(24)

(8)

Womenís Singles

(16)

(16)

(32)

(16)

 

Womenís Doubles

(8)

(8)

(16)

(8)

 

Mixed Doubles

(16)

(16)

(16)

(16)

 

Division Guidelines

Open

Highly advanced players (NTRP 5.0+)

A

Advanced players (NTRP 4.5+)

B

High intermediate players (NTRP 3.5 to 4.0)

C

Intermediate players (NTRP 3.0)

D

Beginning players (NTRP 2.5)

Confirmation of a players division and his/her seeding will be based on the GLTA points system.† USTA rankings may also be used for seeding of participants in the open draws.† Cross-divisional play will not be allowed.† Participants must play at their highest rated level for all divisions. ALL male Singles participants should be prepared to play on Friday, May 28, 2004.

Withdrawals/Cancellations
You may withdraw and receive a full refund if you notify the tournament director prior to May 21, 2004 (1 week prior to the start of the tournament).
The USGO reserves the right to cancel events with fewer than 8 players/teams by the deadline.† If youíre entered in a cancelled event you have the following options: 1) elect to play in a higher division (if space is available), 2) request a partial refund of your registration fee to reflect the cancelled event, or 3) withdraw from the tournament with a full registration fee refund.
*Women whose event is cancelled due to low turn out can request to be placed in an appropriate men's draw.

Playing Multiple Events
Please be aware of your limitations.† Playing multiple events (2-3) may entail playing multiple matches (3-5 matches) everyday if you keep winning!†

Match Scoring and Consolation
Regular scoring and best two of three tiebreak sets will be used, except in mixed doubles and consolations. A 12-point tiebreaker (super tiebreak) in lieu of the third set will be used for mixed doubles.† Consolation rounds will be 8-game pro-sets with a regular tiebreak at 7 All. Scoring for all events may be changed if circumstances warrant.
Consolation play will be available to Singles participants who lose their first scheduled match.†

Click here for more hotel information

Host Hotel & Hosted Housing
We have a great deal with our host hotel, the San Francisco Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, located on 2nd St. in San Franciscoís SOMA district, near the SF MOMA and Yerba Buena Gardens.† This is also the location of our Thursday evening Draw Party.

Tournament participants will receive a Standard Room rate of $89 for Single or Double occupancy for the duration of their stay ($109 for Triple or Quad room occupancies).
This offer and available rooms are limited, so make your reservations ASAP (or no later than May 15, 2004, depending on availability at that time).
Click your link of choice below:
2 Queen-size Bed Room Reservation
1 King-size Bed Room Reservation (limited number)

To make reservations by phone, call Marriott Worldwide Reservations Phone Number (800) 321-2211 and give them the rate code GLT to receive the special rates.
Check it out online at www.courtyardsanfrancisco.com for more information.
(rates are not applicable with other discounts, and available 5/27/04-6/1/04 only - Marriott Reward points are applicable for upgrades)

LIMITED hosted housing is available for out of town participants.† This housing will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your interest on the application form.

Tournament Sites/Directions
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco State University
San Francisco Tennis Club
The Westin St. Francis Hotel and Banquet Information
Draw Party Information