NOTE: The 2006 Montana Tennis Championships have been cancelled due to lack of interest.
Any players interested in a 2007 MTC event should contact MC Beeby (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Doug Morton(email@example.com).
2005 Montana Tennis Champions Race Standings
The District Board approved a proposal to create an invitational year-end championship for tournament singles players. The top six (6) singles players (men and women) in each NTRP level will be invited to compete in the Montana Tennis Championships. These championships are scheduled for Helena, September 17-18 (two days). Play will be planned for outdoors with the LCTA Tennis Center as back-up. The invitations are based on a Champion’s Race-style points system. The championship season begins with the 2004 For Men Only in December and ends with the 2005 BTA Labor Day Open. USTA/Montana District sanctioned tournament are the only events in which players earn points and meet the required number of tournaments. League play and non-sanctioned events do NOT count for either.
Players must compete in a minimum of three (3) tournaments at the NTRP singles level in which they might possibly earn a berth in the MTC. At the end of the season, invitations will be extended to the top six (6) players in each NTRP level. If any of the top six (6) players decline the invitation, invitations will be extended to the next-highest qualifying player at that NTRP level. Players will be invited in this manner until all six slots are filled.
Point standings will be updated to the Championship web page on the Montana District website shortly after the completion of each eligible tournament. Players will then be sent e-mail updates of their standing to keep them informed of their potential berth and encourage them to play more events, either to increase their points or to meet the minimum tournaments requirement.
20 points per match win
10 points per match loss (EXCEPT for first match played)
0 points per first match loss
25 point tournament championship winner bonus
Withdrawal/Default prior to match:
20 points for win
0 points for loss
Retirement during match:
20 points for win
10 points for loss
20 points for advancing player (does NOT count as first match played AND advancing player MUST win first match following bye to earn the bye points)
Moved Up: (Player moved up to next NTRP category in tournament due to low numbers)
20 points for win (awarded to player’s registered NTRP category)
10 points for loss (awarded to player’s registered NTRP category)
Play counts toward tournament minimum of player’s registered NTRP category
Player receives no points and no credit towards tournament minimum for a tournament that is cancelled
No points awarded for any consolation matches
Montana Tennis Championships Event Format
The MTC final, held in Helena in September, consists of a modified flight round-robin format combined with a 'medal round' to crown a champion. The top six players at each level are broken into flights of three, where round-robin competition ranks each flight on Day 1. Day 2 has one round of inter-flight matches followed by a medal round to determine the final standings.
|DAY 1 |
|FLIGHT A (1, 4, 6)
||FLIGHT B (2, 3, 5) |
|No. 1 v. No. 6
||No. 2 v. No. 5|
|No. 6 v. No. 4
||No. 5 v. No. 3 |
|No. 1 v. No. 4
||No. 2 v. No. 3 |
|These matches produce A1-A3 & B1-B3, according to results|
|DAY 2 |
|A1 v. B3
|A2 v. B2
|A3 v. B1
|Players are ranked T1-T6 based on win/loss record to this point|
|Medal Round |
|T5 v T6
||5th Place |
|T3 v. T4
||3rd Place |
|T1 v. T2
2005 MTC Championship Starting Times