CPTC Road to Junior Nationals
Posted on 11/27/2023 12:00:00 AM by APTA
Tournament Director Ben McKnight writes: The first tournament of Chicago's CPTC Road to Junior Nationals is in the books. We want to thank the Indian Hill Club and Glenbrook Paddle Club for their generosity as the host sites. Tournament Director Matt Warner ran a flawless operation juggling a record 45 teams in six round-robin draws.
It was a perfect day for paddle, and we got started with the Boys & Girls U10 & U12 divisions playing from 12-3 PM. It finished with the Boys & Girls U15 & U18 divisions playing from 3-6 PM. Fire pits were roaring, music was pumping, the Bears blew it, and the pizza was getting crushed - 24 larges!
The Road to Junior Nationals is a three-tournament series. Players will be awarded points based on their finish aligned with the national ranking system. At the end of the three tournaments in each division, the top point earners will be able to represent Chicago at the Junior Nationals, held in New Jersey on March 4, 2024. The CPTC will offer these teams a travel stipend to help lower the costs. These events would only be able to run with the financial support of the CPTC's 6,000+ members. Here is a link to the Junior rankings page.
The next tournament will take place on January 14. Keep an eye out for details and the registration link.
10U Boys-Reid Rose/Arjun Shaw 10U Girls-Addy Elsasser/Tessa Holbrook
12U Boys-Maxwell Currie/Brandon Kirr 12U Girls-Arden Donnelly/Eloise Donnelly
15U Boys-Theodore Sanderson/Hutton Smith 15U Girls-Avery Koltun/Elin Koltun
18U Boys-Stephen Ryan/Benjamin Trapp