2009 Central Melbourne Open & Graded Tournament
Received this mail from Gary Grierson (CBA, Melbourne):
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I've attached a copy of the entry form for this tournament -- please note that this entry form shows the revised closing date of 23rd April -- earlier forms showed 16th April.
CENTRAL MELBOURNE OPEN AND GRADED TOURNAMENT
Closing date extended to 23rd April.
We have decided to set a regular date for this tournament --- the Sunday of the Tournament will always be the first Sunday in MAY -- this avoids Anzac Day and Mother's Day
This year the OPEN will be on Saturday 2nd May -- we intend to finish in one day but if there are any matches outstanding at 7.30pm they will be rescheduled to Sunday --
not before 9.00am.
B & D GRADES will be on Saturday 2nd May also.
A & C GRADES will be on Sunday 3rd May.
We only allow you to enter one grade per day.
And this year the OPEN can earn Australian ranking points for entrants -- Badminton Australia have given it a Tier 9 ranking. So just how many points will you get -- it depends on how well you perform -- Winners get 540, Runners-up 450, 3-4 360, 5-8 240, 9-16 160, 17-32 80 and 33-64 40. So why not enter -- you can only increase the number of ranking points you currently have.
And our cash prizes in the OPEN have increased -- we will now have prize money of $200 for each of the events -- $130 for the winner and $70.00 for the runner up -- in doubles this will be split between the partners.
We will continue to give good quality trophies to winners and runner's up in the various graded sections.
Our fees have increased slightly -- but still compare favourably with other similar tournaments.
We look forward to seeing you at MSAC on May 2 or 3.
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For the entry form, I have attached it below.