Open Events Information
Open Event entries open Monday, February 23, 2019 and close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY FOR THIS YEAR’S OPEN EVENTS WILL BE $30,000!!!
The Women’s Open Prize Money payout is now equal to the Men’s payout.
THE TOP 7 OR 8 RANKED PLAYERS WILL BE OFFERED COMPLIMENTARY ROOMS. WE WILL HAVE A TRAINER ON SITE FOR THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND THE FINALS AT LIBBEY. PLEASE CONTACT OPEN TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Open players wishing to retain their amateur status and college eligibility must comply with applicable USTA and NCAA rules regarding expenses.
Open entrants register online using our tournament’s site at TennisLink.
Event Fees: Singles: $75 Doubles: $100 per team
A doubles team entry will be considered as complete only when both players have entered and the full entry fee has been paid. Open players may play both singles and doubles, but may not enter any other events.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OPEN SINGLES QUALIFYING
Because the draws are limited, and due to great interest in the Men’s and Women’s Open Singles, a Men’s Open Singles Qualifying event, open to a maximum of 64 entrants, and a Women’s Open Singles Qualifying event, open to a maximum of 32 entrants, will be played on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, 409 S. Fox Street, Ojai, CA. Seedings and main draw and qualifying selections will be made by the Tournament Committee. An alternate list may be established after the Qualifying rounds are played – that will be on a stand-by basis and up to the discretion of the on-site referee.
Tentative rosters for these events will be available on the TennisLink tournament site the Monday before the first day of play. Please note that since the draws are limited, not all entrants will be accepted into the open events. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse all entries at its discretion. Players not accepted, and not being considered as alternates, will receive a refund online or by mail.
Draws with match times and locations will be posted on the TennisLink tournament site as soon as they are available, usually by Monday noon before the first day of play. Please do not telephone for match locations and times. The web site is the best way for us to communicate efficiently with you. Please read all the player information pertaining to you and your event and call or email the Tournament Director only if you have a problem or an unanswered question.
If a player in the Open events wishes to withdraw, that information must be e-mailed to Anne Williamson on or before seven days prior to the start of the tournament to receive a refund of the entrance fee. This e-mail must contain (1) the withdrawing player’s name as listed on the entry form, (2) the event in which the player is participating, and (3) the reason for the withdrawal. In doubles, if there is a substitute player, please list: (1) the withdrawing player, (2) the partner who will remain in the draw, and (3) the full particulars (as listed on the entry form) of the substitute player. The substitute player must also mail or bring to registration a completed and signed entry form and Waiver of Responsibility. A refund of a withdrawing player’s entry fee may be made at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.
Open players should check in to play at the site of their first match at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled match time. Assuming no weather delays, play for the main draw Men’s Open event starts on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 for Singles, and on Friday, April 26th, 2019 for Doubles, and play for the main draw Women’s Open event starts on Friday, April 26th, 2019 for Singles, and on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 for Doubles at the Ojai Valley Inn, located at 905 Country Club Drive, Ojai CA. In the event of no-shows, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to allow selected alternate stand-by players into the draws at the discretion of the on-site referee.
Family, coaches and friends of players will be required to purchase spectator tickets to gain entrance to Libbey Park, the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, and the Ojai Valley Inn courts during the hours of play. All players will be required to present identification to gain entrance at these sites. No tickets or IDs are required at other Tournament sites.
For further information or questions, please contact the Tournament Director.
Enter online at our tournament site on TennisLink.