By Jeff “Laca” Conway
Matt DiDomizio of Connecticut Amateur Jai-alai has announced a new Partido tournament for April 9-11. Complete details of the format and fees are below. Contact Matt directly (his info is on his CAJA website) to sign up.
Matt has, hand down, the best amateur court in the country. This tournament is the weekend before the Salas’s Cancun Mexico grand opening event scheduled for April 16-18 as reported on this website previously.
CAJA PARTIDO TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY APRIL 9th, 10th and 11th
PICK YOUR OWN PARTNER – PARTIDOS WITH PARTIDO RULES ( no carom serves)
$50.00 per player ($100.00 per team) covers all court time fees for Friday , Saturday and Sunday for singles and doubles. Thursday practice for $20.00 all you want.
Open to everyone – only requirement is:
YOU MUST BE PAID BY APRIL 1st – NO EXCEPTIONS
TOURNAMENT ALL GAMES WILL BE 9 PTS THROUGHOUT ENTIRE TOURNAMENT
1) There will be 4 groups – the amount of teams for each group will be determined by the amount of entrants
2) Groups will be handicapped with top teams/players being separated in each group – In other words –
GROUP 1) 1 – 5 – 9 – 13 – 17 (ETC)
GROUP 2) 2 -6- 10 – 14 – 18 (ETC) and so on
3) Each team, in their respective group, will play each other team ONE time
4) WIN/LOSS records will determine which division you will advance to for the PLAYOFF ROUND
5) Every team will make the playoff round and be seeded according to their records in the preliminary round TIEBREAKERS WILL BE:
1) PTS FOR
2) PTS AGAINST
3) PT DIFFERENTIAL
4) A 7 PT GAME IF NEEDED TO DECIDE A DIVISION – A COIN FLIP IF NEEDED TO DECIDE A SEED
6) Top 2 teams from each group will advance to level 1 playoff bracket and seeded according to their records , etc.
Next 2 teams will advance to level 2 playoff bracket and seeded according to their records, etc.
Remaining teams will advance to level 3 playoff bracket and seeded according to their records, etc.
FIRST AND SECOND PLACE FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE AWARDS ===================================================
HANDICAPPED BY MANAGEMENT
BRACKET STYLE THROUGHOUT
1ST AND 2ND PLACE FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE AWARDS
THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO ARGUING OR MISCINDUCT OF ANY KIND EITHER ON OR OFF THE COURT AT ANY TIME —
ZERO TOLERANCE AND IMMEDIATE EJECTION FROM TOURNAMENT AND THE FACILITY