What happens if I need to withdraw before a tournament starts?
Players may withdraw from a junior tournament before 12:00pm, NOON (in the time zone of the tournament) on the Monday prior to it's start without penalty. Any withdrawal after that deadline is considered a late withdrawal.
If a player withdraws from a tournament after the late withdrawal deadline but before they have begun their first match, or if the player is registered for the tournament and does not appear, the player may receive the following penalties:
- 1st late withdrawal within an 11-month period: No penalty, but the late withdrawal goes on the player’s record.
- 2nd withdrawal within an 11-month period: The tournament goes into the player’s ranking calculation with a 0-point value. This tournament counts like any other in his or her average, but he or she receives no points for the event.
- 3rd or further withdrawal within an 11-month period: For each further late withdrawal, the player continues to receive 0 points for the tournament in question. The tournament director has the discretion to allow you to play in the rest of the tournament after defaulting your first match.