We will be seeking sponsors who will subsidise airfares for QLD players which are currently around the $190 mark for flights from and to Brisbane Airport BNE (15 June - 17 June). Sponsorship money will be equally split between subsidising QLD airfares and the tournament prizemoney pool.
All QLD players will be billeted by NSW players who nominate as available to do so. Accommodation will therefore be free and any gestures of appreciation are at the discretion of the player.
Players can purchase a representative T-shirt for $10.
In the event of inclement weather, entry fee will be fully refunded if less than 20% of matches are played, and half refunded if between 20% - 50% of matches are played. Entry fee refunds will not be given if more than 50% of matches have been completed.
MT State of Origin is an opportunity for players to socialise and meet new players, but competitively speaking is also an excellent opportunity to play strong tennis for which generous prizemoney will be on offer. The order of play schedule also grants QLD players some time to enjoy the sights of Sydney. QLD families are welcome to join players however it is at the discretion of NSW players as to whether they can accommodate more people than just the player.
Format & Order of Play
Friday 15th June 7pm - 10pm
Singles tournament opening rounds (round of 32); Consolation draw opening rounds (round of 16);
Saturday 16th June 2pm - 6pm
Singles tournament quarters and semis
Consolation draw semis
8pm: MT dinner @ Bankstown Sports Club
Sunday 17th June 11am - 1pm
Finals and presentation
Entry Fee $49
Singles: 32 players singles tournament with consolation draw. State points: 50 for the win, 20 for semi finalists, 10 for quarter finalists, 20 for consolation draw winner, 10 for consolation draw runner up. All matches are pro-sets (first to 8 with advantage tie-breaker at 7-7).
Doubles: Each state to nominate their four best pairs. 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3, 4 vs 4. Doubles win = 20 points.
Singles Winner: $500
Runner Up: $300
Losing Semi Finalist (x2): $150
Losing Quarter Finalist (x4): $75
Queensland has priority over 16 entries however these spots will be open to NSW players if not taken up.