US Squash

2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open 

Qualifying Matches and Host Club Plan 

  • Schedule 
  • Staffing 
  • Special Ticketing/Needs 
  • Score Collection and Reporting 
  • Equipment, Signage, and Set Up 
  • MC Schedule/Talking Points 
  • iTouch Instructions 
  • Practice Times 
  • Shuttles 
  • Referees 
  • Staff Transportation 
  • Trainers 
  • Locations 

Schedule 

RCOP, Drexel: 4 matches each night 

  • Oct 9: All Men’s, 5pm,6pm,7pm,8pm 
  • Oct 10: Women’s 5pm,6pm; Men’s 7pm,8pm 

Philly Country, Berwyn, Merion, Germantown: 2 matches each night 

  • Oct 9: Men’s, 6pm, 7pm 
  • Oct 10: Women’s 6pm; Men’s 7pm 

Staffing 

U.S. Open Staff members will be allocated to each of the qualifying venues for each day. (Point Person/Media) 

  • Berwyn Squash & Fitness (Dominic Hughes) – Dan Heinrich/Laurelle Holley 
  • Merion Cricket Club (Scott Devoy) – Dent Wilkens/Chris McClintick 
  • Germantown Cricket Club (Doug Whittaker) – Andres Vargas/Nell Schwed 
  • Racquet Club of Philadelphia (Rob Whitehouse) – Ryan Rayfield/Jay Prince       
  • Philadelphia Country Club (Nigel Thain) – Rich Wade/Alex Fischer 
  • Drexel Back Courts (AJ) – Bill Buckingham/Freddy Hernandez/Kim Clearkin/Steve Cubbins

Special Ticketing Needs 

  • All Clubs have 4 tickets/reserved seats allotted for VIPs 
  • All Clubs have 2 tickets allotted for player coach/entourage (1 per player) 
  • Any additional tickets will either be requested by US Squash or available to players on an as-available basis ONLY 

Score Collection and Reporting 

  • Scores will be updated on the US Open google document draws by each venue point person 
  • Social media updates, pictures, and stories will be executed and aggregated by venue media contacts 
  • Jay to talk through strategy and requirements of Marcomm 

Equipment, Signage, and Set Up 

  • A TV will be set up at each club at the qualifying court that will be used to display the qualifying draw and main draw.  The same TV will also be used to show promotional materials. 
  • All signage to be distributed from Drexel to each club 
  • Staff will set up each venue on Thursday 
  • Check with clubs to make sure signage in appropriate locations 
  • Careful with tape 
  • Back Wall Stickers 
  • Tin Magnets – laid out flat immediately 
  • 3-4 Event Posters 
  • 1-2 USQ Pull-ups – Fit for Life or National Team – NOT AVAILBABLE 
  • 1 Hanging Dunlop Banner 
  • Velcro (GCC) 
  • 8 Zip Ties 
  • Scotch Tape 
  • 3 clipboards 
  • Pens 
  • Score Sheets 
  • HDMI Cable 
  • Dedicated computer 
  • PPT presentation 
  • 1 box of black double dot balls 
  • iTouch 
  • Only thing that needs to be returned to Drexel are the office supplies, HDMI cable/computer, iTouch 

Tin Sticker Instructions 

The backwall stickers should be set just about the floor, about 6″ up from the bottom of the wall. 

Delaware – Drexel – USQ – Event Logo – USQ – Drexel – Delaware 

MC Schedule/Talking Points

  • Each representative will be provided with bio information for each player.  Before each match (before warm-ups to welcome the players on court or as players are warming up), give bio for each player individually (hometown, where currently living, highest ranking and current ranking). 
  • Confirm information with players – home town, facts, etc. 
  • Talking Points for each match (RCOP AND DREXEL):
  • Before 5pm match 
  • Welcome audience, thank host club, talk about excitement of the first matches of the 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open, intro players on court 
  • After 5pm match  
  • Brief winning Player Interview behind the court (how they felt about match, thoughts about next round, etc) 
  • Before 6pm match  
  • Intro Players to Court, welcome new audience members 
  • After 6pm match 
  • Brief winning Player interview, U.S. Open ticket promotion (tickets available online now but going fast – accent club level experience – beer/alcohol, right next to the action) 
  • Before 7pm match 
  • Intro Players to Court, thank host club again 
  • After 7pm match 
  • Brief Player interview, U.S. Open ticket promotion 
  • Before 8pm match 
  • Intro Players to Court 
  • After 8pm match 
  • Brief Player Interview 
  • Thank Host Club and Audience 
  • U.S Open Ticket Promotion 
     
  • Talking Points for each match (MCC, PCC, BERWYN, GCC): 
  • Before 6pm match 
  • Welcome audience, thank host club, talk about excitement of the first matches of the 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open, intro players on court 
  • After 6pm match  
  • Brief winning Player Interview behind the court (how they felt about match, thoughts about next round, etc), U.S. Open ticket promotion (tickets available online now but going fast – accent club level experience – beer/alcohol, right next to the action) 
  • Before 7pm match  
  • Intro Players to Court, welcome new audience members 
  • After 7pm match 
  • Brief Player interview, U.S. Open ticket promotion, thank host club and audience 

Live Scoring Link 

http://modules.ussquash.com/ssm/pages/tournaments/courtschedule_live.asp?tournamentid=4344 

iTouch Instructions 

http://bit.ly/1uLF79E or https://api.ussquash.com/static/scoring_app/  

UN: usqref 

PW: squash1 

Practice Times 

All four qualifying clubs will have two practice courts available for the qualifying players, the qualifying court and another court for overflow.  Only one court will have a 17” tin for practice, and that will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Court times: 

Wednesday, Oct 8th 

9am-11:30am 

1:30pm-3:30pm 

(Berwyn’s afternoon session will be from 12:45pm – 2:45pm) 

Thursday, October 9th 

9am-12:00pm 

Friday, October 10th 

9am-12:00pm 

Shuttles 

No transportation will be provided to the qualifying clubs for practice times – players must arrange their own transportation.  The clubs are also not able to provide their own transportation.  The Racquet Club of Philadelphia and the Drexel University courts are located downtown and in walking distance from the tournament hotel.  The Philadelphia underground trolleys (SEPTA) also run from the hotel to Drexel. 

Shuttle 1 will run to the Merion Cricket Club (MCC) and Germantown Cricket Club (GCC) from the tournament hotel.  Shuttle 2 will run to Berwyn Squash & Fitness (BER) and Philadelphia Country Club (PCC) from the tournament hotel.  Both shuttles will run for the qualifying matches on Thursday, October 9th and Friday, October 10th, and will run on the following schedule: 

Thursday, October 9th and Friday, October 10th 

  • Outbound: 
  • SHUTTLE 1 Leave hotel 3:30pm, arrive GCC @4:00pm, arrive MCC @4:30pm 
  • SHUTTLE 2 Leave hotel 3:30pm, arrive PCC @4:00pm, arrive BER @4:30pm 
  • Both shuttles remain at their destination until their return trip. 
  • Inbound: 
  • SHUTTLE 1 Leave MCC after final match to GCC (~8:00pm), leave GCC after to hotel (~8:30pm) 
  • SHUTTLE 2 Leave BER after final match to PCC (~8:00pm), leave PCC after to hotel (~8:30pm) 

Shuttle 1 Driver: Gary Swantner 

Shuttle 2 Driver: Matt Jolles 

NOTE: Traffic can be an issue in Philadelphia and shuttle times may vary, so players should allot adequate time to arrive for their matches.  For instance, a player playing at 6:00pm Thursday at Germantown should take the 2:30pm shuttle instead of the 4:45pm shuttle. 

Referees 

Each club will be running a 2 referee system.  App/Marcomm to run refereeing app.  Rich Wade will oversee and manage all refereeing assignments with Mike Riley.  Any questions regarding refereeing should be directed to Rich Wade.  Referees are expected to take the shuttle to and from their venues. 

DREXEL – 

RCOP – 

Philly Country – 

Germantown – 

Merion – 

Berwyn – 

Staff Transportation 

Drexel & RCOP – In the city, no transportation needed 

MCC – DW Car – DW to drive CM to Merion. 

Berwyn & PCC – Van 1 – DH and LH to drive RW to PCC, then to Berwyn.  Once Berwyn finishes, return to PCC and back. 

GCC – Van 2 – AV and NS to drive to GCC.   

Trainers 

Aaron Finer – 717.823.8213 – Germantown – 10/9 & 10/10 – 5:30-8:30pm 

Mario Mascioli – 610.996.8060 – Berwyn – 10/9 & 10/10 – 5:30-8:30pm 

David Stearne – 610.436.2347 – Merion – 10/9 & 10/10 – 5:30-8:30pm 

Michael Bibbo – 610.517.9043 – PCC  – 10/9 & 10/10 – 5:30-8:30pm 

Richard Clarke – 267.368.8409 – RCOP  – 10/9 & 10/10 – 4:30-9:30pm 

Courtney Loftus – 856.404.7219 – Drexel – 10/9 – 4:30-9:30pm 

Bridget Wiseley – 610.457.1754 – Drexel – 10/10 – 4:30-9:30pm 

Locations 

Berwyn Squash & Fitness 

625 Cassatt Road 

Berwyn, PA 19312 

 

Drexel University Daskalakis Athletic Center 

3315 Market St 

Philadelphia, PA 19104 

 

Germantown Cricket Club 

411 W Manheim St 

Philadelphia, PA 19144 

 

Merion Cricket Club 

325 Montgomery Ave 

Haverford, PA 19041 

 

Philadelphia Country Club 

1601 Spring Mill Road 

Gladwyne, PA 19035 

 

Racquet Club of Philadelphia 

215 S 16th St 

Philadelphia, PA 19102