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2009 US Open Bracket Challenge -- Win a Trip to 2010 US Open

August 20, 2009 07:00 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 20, 2009 -- The USTA has announced the launch of the 2009 US Open Bracket Challenge, which will allow fans to fill out the US Open men's and women's singles brackets and compete for prizes -- including trips to the 2010 US Open. 

This will mark the first year of the US Open Bracket Challenge, which will be housed at USOpen.org -- the official website of the US Open -- and feature separate competitions for the men's and women's singles draws. The US Open Bracket Challenge will go live following the US Open Draw Show on ESPNews, the exclusive first look at the men's and women's singles draws, Thursday, August 27 from 12-12:30 p.m. ET. 

"We are very excited about hosting this inaugural US Open Bracket Challenge," said Phil Green, senior director, Advanced Media, USTA. "This is a wonderful opportunity to allow tennis fans to become even more involved with the premier tennis event in the world. The US Open Bracket Challenge provides an interactive way to generate interest in every match of the US Open and lets fans follow their favorite players all the way to Finals Weekend." 

Once the brackets go live on USOpen.org, contestants may make unlimited changes until Monday, August 31, at 11 a.m. ET, when play begins at the 2009 US Open. The contest will be free to play, and will include a quick and seamless sign-up and bracket layout.

Contestants will choose the winners of all 127 matches in each draw, and each correct choice will earn points that increase incrementally by round. Contestants have the option of picking the men's bracket, the women's bracket or both brackets, and the individuals who earn the most points in either the men's or women's brackets will each receive a trip for two to the 2010 US Open.

In addition to the grand prize winner, there are prizes awarded to the next 10 finishers in both the men's and women's draws. Complete rules are available at www.USOpen.org/bracketchallenge.
 

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