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Prize Money Century Doubles Men's Tournament Series Debuts in Florida

October 1, 2013 02:48 PM
Century-Doubles-logoThe new 2013-14 Century Doubles Men's Tournament series, presented by Cliff Drysdale Tennis and an official USTA Florida Pilot Event Series, will kick off with its first tournament on Nov. 2-3, 2013, at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The five-event Century Doubles Men's Tournament series is open to men's doubles teams with a combined age of 100 years or over, featuring a Club Division and an Open Division. Players must be age 35 or older to compete.

For each individual tournament, players will earn points on a sliding scale toward qualification in the end-of-series Grand Finals at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami in April 2014. A minimum of 60 total points will be required to participate in the Grand Finals.

"Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for each tournament's division winners and runners-up, with the addition of luxury hotel getaways awarded to the series winners," says series coordinator Bertan Cikigil. "All participants are guaranteed at least two matches, with a maximum of three per day at each event."

Series schedule:

Nov. 2-3, 2013 -- BallenIsles Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Dec. 7-8, 2013 -- West Bay Beach and Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
Jan. 25-26, 2014 -- Weston Tennis Center, Weston, Fla.
March 1-2, 2014 -- Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Fla.
April 5-6, 2014 -- Miami Grand Finals & Awards hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Tennis Garden, Key Biscayne, Fla.

The Club Division and Open Division at each event will be limited to 16 teams each. Scoring is best of three sets, with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a third set. USTA rules and regulations apply, including the point penalty system and 15 minute default rule. Teams must be available to start at 9 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

"USTA Florida is excited about partnering with Cliff Drysdale Tennis to offer alternative events that will offer different play opportunities compared to our traditional events," says USTA Florida President Bob Pfeander.

Event entry fee is $100 per team, and players must be active USTA members.

For more information contact Bertan Cikigil at b.cikigil@cliffdrysdale.com or (914) 815-4093, or to register online go to www.CenturyDoublesTennis.com.






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