The 2018 Tri-Level Championships is a doubles competition taking place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden over the final weekend of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open. Each of the 17 USTA Sections will be invited to send a team to participate in the event.
Each Section’s Team will be comprised of a minimum of 12 players (6 men and 6 women) providing for one doubles team per gender in the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 ability levels, to a maximum of 24 players (12 men and 12 women). It will be to the discretion of each individual USTA Section as to how their Team will be selected. Sections must give notice of their intention to participate by December 31, 2017.
Men and women will compete for their own titles. Teams will be divided into flights and each team shall play every other team in its flight. The number of matches a team will play is dependent on the number of teams per flight. The flight winners will enter a single elimination playoff to establish the 2018 BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Champions.
All matches will be the best of two tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. The Coman tiebreak will be used in both the set tiebreak and match tiebreak. Final format and schedule may be subject to change based on final number of entries or weather.
Thursday, March 15
6-7pm – Captains meeting (Location TBD)
Friday, March 16
8am-6pm – 1st & 2nd round matches
Saturday, March 17
8am-6pm – 3rd & 4th round matches
7pm-9pm – Dinner
Sunday, March 18
7-11am – Semifinal and final matches
Each player will receive one parking pass and one complimentary Loge ticket to the 2018 BNP Paribas Open for Thursday, March 15 night session; Friday, March 16 day and night sessions; Saturday, March 17 day session; and Sunday, March 18 day session. Additional tickets for player guest(s) are available for purchase. All spectators must have a ticket to enter the grounds to watch the play whether it be Tri-Level or professional.
Each player will be invited to attend a complimentary dinner to be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Additional dinner tickets are available for purchase for player guests.
Individual awards will be presented to the winners of each flight. Each player on the winning team of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Championships will receive a FILA product package and an additional award.
Players will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs. Special rates at BNP Paribas Open Hotels will be offered on a space available basis.
Each player will pay a $200 entry fee. All players must be current USTA members and have current Computer “C” generated NTRP ratings. Self-rated “S,” Mixed “M” and Tournament “T” players will not be eligible to compete.
All rosters and entry fees must be received by Friday, February 23, 2018. To register and for more information, please contact Tom Fey, Director of Special Tennis Events, Indian Wells Tennis Garden at 760-200-8229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caribbean defeated Southern California 2-1
Southern defeated Texas 2-1
Southern defeated Caribbean 2-1
Hawaii defeated Northern California 2-1
Southern defeated Southern California 2-1
Hawaii defeated Southern 3-0
Northern California defeated Hawaii 3-0
Southern defeated Eastern 3-0
Southern defeated Northern California 2-1
Southern defeated Florida 2-1
Missouri Valley defeated Mid-Atlantic 2-1
Missouri Valley defeated Southern 2-1