A major role of each state affiliate is to coordinate a balanced tournament schedule of sanctioned events in their respective states. Only the state president or respective state sanctioning chairman can sanction events at the state level. Clubs, tournament directors and racquetball programmers interested in hosting a sanctioned event must contact their state association to sanction their events through USA Racquetball. Click here for a list of state contacts.
The cost to sanction a standard tournament is $75. The cost to sanction a one day shootout is $35.
Sanctioning Your Event – Step by Step – Start to finish
First you must request to be a tournament director through your member profile. Also, highly recommended is contacting the state director to let them know you are interested in running a tournament. Different states have different criteria so knowing and understanding those will go a long way in having a successful event. Upon approval of your tournament director request, you can then set up your director control and start the sanctioning process.
The state president or sanctioning chairman can log onto the tournament scheduler to list their sanctioned event a minimum of 21 days prior to the first day of the tournament. Only an authorized member of a state association may approve requests for event sanctioning.
Through your member profile, select events>>sanction event for self. Complete all the required information (dates, city, etc.) for the initial request. The state commissioner/sanctioning coordinator will then approve the event. After event approval, payment will be required to complete the initial sanctioning.
Once payment is complete, the event will be ready to activate (different than setup). A green box will show up in your membership profile as well as an email sent to you. Click on the link in the green box to set up the name, venue information, and login information for this event. [NOTE: The login information will always remain in your director control panel.]
Immediately upon activation and setup of your event, you will be able to manage the following Online benefits and services:
At the close of the event the following requirements must be fulfilled in the allotted time frame to receive the full refund:
If you elect to mail the match results in to USA Racquetball for a national staff member to enter, an additional $100 fee must be paid to USAR to input results.
Special Provisions & Processing Requirements
Sanctioned Tournament Kits
Each event that receives approval for sanctioning can order any of the items of their choice 21 or more days prior to the event:
Email Joe Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
Upon approval of the sanctioning form, the national office will provide the tournament director with the following:
Important Note: All new and renewing members should be informed that a portion of their membership fee remains with the state association to assist with promotional efforts aimed at competitive, recreational, and beginning players alike.
Event Scheduling Tips & Planning
All participants in a USAR sanctioned event must be current members of USA Racquetball. To avoid confusion, only a valid membership card, membership confirmation, or bona-fide receipt of membership is valid for proof of membership. There are no "one time" waivers, reduced fees, or special promotions that substitute for a full dues paying member.