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New Information Regarding Seeding and Selection Lists, Player Records

December 19, 2002 06:09 PM

Commonly Asked Questions Concerning Midwest Seeding & Selection List
(as of November 5, 2002)

How are they calculated?
1.   The USTA/Midwest Section Seeding & Selection List uses all match results from the previous 12 months that have been entered into the ranking database at the time of publishing.
2.   The Seeding & Selection List population of players is made up of all players who participated in the Midwest Indoor, the Midwest Closed, Midwest Open and the January or March Designated Tournaments and had a win, plus those players who have a win over a player who has participated in one of the above events.
3.  All cross-divisional match results from any other age division will count only if both players have played at least one match in the division being calculated.
 
Example:
You play an opponent in the Boys' 12 age division. You also compete in Boys' 14 and under tournaments. All of your results in the Boys' 12 age division will also count in the Boys' 14 age division, if your opponents have also established a record in that division.
 
A player has “disappeared or fallen-off” off the Seeding & Selection List.  Why?
1.       Due to the Month of Birth Age Eligibility Rule, a player “ages out” of the division on the first day of the month they are born. Therefore, that player will no longer appear on the Seeding & Selection list for that age group due to being ineligible.
2.       The player’s best win has “fallen off” due to the event taking place 12 months ago.
 
A player name is incorrect.  How do you correct it? For Name Corrections, please contact the USTA at 1-800-990-USTA.  Once you have notified the USTA, please fax and/or e-mail the correct spelling to the USTA/Midwest Section Junior Competition & Ranking Department in care of Greg Boyd (fax: 317-577-5123; Greg@midwest.usta.com).
 
Competition takes place between two USTA/Midwest Section players out of section. Does that count? If so, what do you need to do? Yes, those results will count but it is the player’s responsibility to notify the section. For out of section results please fax and/or e-mail a copy of the draw and corrected player record to the USTA/Midwest Section Junior Competition & Ranking Department in care of Greg Boyd (fax: 317-577-5123; Greg@midwest.usta.com).
 
Competition takes place between two USTA/Midwest Section players in a USTA National Schedule event here in the section. Do the results automatically get included on my record? The USTA/Midwest Section Ranking Department will try to input those results; however, it is the player’s responsibility to notify the section. Please fax and/or e-mail a copy of the draw and corrected player record to the USTA/Midwest Section Junior Competition & Ranking Department in care of Greg Boyd (fax: 317-577-5123; Greg@midwest.usta.com).
 
 
Commonly Asked Questions Concerning Midwest Player Records

How do you search for your player record on the Internet? Please be aware there are many avenues to look up a player record.  The following is the best route to find the most complete and current record:
-Go to www.midwest.usta.com;
-Go to Juniors;
-Select Seedings;
-Select Age Division;
-Find Player’s Name;
-Click on the Name.
This method should provide the most updated player record. If you would like to view National or district lists, refer to the top of the Seeding list and change Organization box. If you have any concerns or corrections, please contact the Greg Boyd, the USTA/Midwest Section Ranking Coordinator, at Greg@midwest.usta.com
 
Why are match results missing from your player record?
1.  Matches outside the USTA/Midwest Section will not appear on the record unless you play another Midwest player. For out of section results against Midwest players please fax and/or e-mail a copy of the draw and corrected player record to the USTA/Midwest Section Junior Competition & Ranking Department in care of Greg Boyd (fax: 317-577-5123; Greg@midwest.usta.com).
2.  Since the migration to the Star Companion Pro-Safire, only cross-divisional matches will appear on your record if both players have established a record in multiple age divisions.
3.  The USTA/Midwest Section mandated all tournament directors must use TMS and publish to the Internet as of June 1, 2002. There are still tournament directors not publishing, and we continue to encourage them to use TMS and publish results.  Unfortunately, waiting for the tournament director to publish the results, causes delays and incomplete records for all junior players that participated in those tournaments. You may want to contact the tournament director to find out if they are adhering to the mandate.
 
A player record is incorrect.  How do you correct it?
For ALL player record corrections, please fax and/or e-mail a copy of the draw and corrected player record to the USTA/Midwest Section Junior Competition & Ranking Department in care of Greg Boyd (fax: 317-577-5123; Greg@midwest.usta.com). 
Corrections to player records will be reflected on the next posting of the USTA/Midwest Section Seeding & Selection List.

 

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