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2018
9th annual
tennis tournament
TOURNAMENT VENUE
& OTHER INFORMATION
TENNIS VENUE
Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center
100 Federal Drive
St Paul, MN 55111
Telephone : (612) - 252 - 8367
5 minutes from airport
8 minutes from Hampton Inn
OFFICIAL ACCOMODATION
Hampton Inn & Suites
2860 Metro Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Telephone : (952) - 854 - 7600
SALAAT TIMINGS
Fajr : 5:37 AM
Zuhr : 1:19 PM
Maghrib : 7:45 PM
ORGANIZING TEAM CONTACT
Mohsin Kassam : (763) - 670 - 1786
Kumayl Lakha : (763) - 227 - 9201
Ali Rehan Rattansi : (630) - 835 - 6231
Tasneem Rattansi : (630) - 835 - 6231
Hussain Rizvi : (404) - 644 - 4825
WIFI ACCESS
Username :
Fredwellsguest
Password :
fredwells
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View schedule, teams, etc.
Passphrase : MC2018
facebook.com/MasumeenCup
www.masumeencup.com
DAY 1 : FRIDAY – MARCH 30th 2018
VENUE : FRED WELLS TENNIS
3:00 PM – OPENING REMARKS & RULES
3:30 PM – SCHEDULED MATCHES COMMENCE
7:10 PM – DAY ONE MATCHES COMPLETED
5:30 – 6:30 PM – DINNER
7:45 PM – MOSQUE PROGRAM : IMAM ALI (AS) KHUSHALI (JIC)
DAY 2 : SATURDAY – MARCH 31st 2018
VENUE : FRED WELLS TENNIS
8:00 AM – DAY 2 SCHEDULED MATCHES COMMENCE
12:15 PM – JUNIORS DRILL
1:15 PM – BREAK FOR SALAAT/LUNCH/TEAM PHOTOS
1:45 PM – SCHEDULED MATCHES RECONVENE
5:30 PM – ROUND ROBIN MATCHES COMPLETED
7:45 PM – SALAAT
8:15 PM – DINNER FOR PLAYERS & FAMILIES (@Fred Wells Tennis)
DAY 3 : SUNDAY – APRIL 1st 2018
VENUE : FRED WELLS TENNIS
8:00 AM – KNOCK-OUT MATCHES COMMENCE
1:15 PM – BREAK FOR SALAAT/LUNCH
2:00 PM – JUNIORS & LADIES FINALS
3:30 PM – MENS DOUBLES FINALS (ALL DIVISIONS)
DINNER WILL BE SERVED
5:30 PM – CLOSING CEREMONY & AWARD PRESENTATION
Schedule of Events
RosterROSTER
Juniors - Green
Aneesa Kanji
Haadi Rattansi
Hamza Rattansi
Hana Karim
Jawad Remtula
Maryam Kassam
Mateen Jamal
Nadia Hudda
Sabil Musabji
Salman Kassam
Zainab Datoo
Juniors - Yellow
Hassanali Kanji
Ali Kanji
Amaan Musabji
Hadi Moledina
Liyana Jamal
Mohsin Rizvi
Ladies
Sarah Moledina
Fatima Jamal
Heena Musabji
Mumtaz Lakha
Sakina Kanji
Sakina Rizvi
Sayyeda Mulla
Zainab Rizvi
Zaynab Kassam
Casual
Ahmed Alloo/Nabeel Meghji
Amin Toussaint/Kazim Lakha
Asgarali Moledina/Mujtaba Datoo
Mahdi Rizvi/Muhammed Walji
Mazaher Jaffer/Hassan Mulla
Mohsin Kassam/Murtaza Mulla
Munavveraly Panju/Baqar Ali Nasser
Intermediate
Adil Musabji/Kazim Das
Akeel Jaffer/Hassan-Ali Hussein
Aris Musabji/Irfan Sandozi
Khalil Sivjee/Junaid Alibhai
Kumayl Lakha/Mikayeel Mulla
Samir Lakha/Sibtain Remtula
Suhail Kassam/Salmaan Mulla
Advance
Ali Moledina/Zamaan Moledina
Naqi Ahsan/Mohammed Jamal
Hussain Rizvi/Alamdar Rizvi
Jaffer Syed/Samar Raza
Mohez Kamalia/Aadil Jaffer
Shabbir Kanjee/Abbas Nasser
Sultan Yusufali/Naqi Jamal
Expert
Arif Girniwala/Shabbir Kanji
Abbas Kanji/Jawad Hussain
Ali Rehan Rattansi/Sajjad Rattansi
Hasnain Panju/Kazim Agha
Hassan Kanjee/Riyaz Kamalia
Rizwan Jaffer/Muntazir Jamal
Rizwan Khalfan/Zain Khalfan
Menu
FRIDAY – MARCH 30th 2018
DINNER : 5:30 - 6:30 PM
BARBECUE
CHICKEN
HOTDOGS
SALAD/CHIPS
SATURDAY – MARCH 31st 2018
LUNCH : 12:30 - 2:00 PM
CRESCENT MOON
PIZZA (VEGGIE & NON-VEGGIE OPTIONS)
SALAD
DINNER : 8:15 - 9:30 PM (FOR PLAYERS & FAMILY)
CHINESE
ORANGE CHICKEN
MONGOLIAN BEEF
VEGETABLE LO MEIN
PLAIN RICE
ORIENTAL SALAD
DESSERT
SUNDAY – APRIL 1st 2018
LUNCH : 12:30 - 2:00 PM
PILAU
RAITU
ATHANU
DINNER :
MARINA
KABOB ROLLS (MEAT/CHICKEN)
SNACKS/FRUITS & DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE
THROUGHOUT TOURNAMENT
LOCAL HALAL
RESTAURANTS
Holy Land grill and Deli
Middle Eastern
Filfillah
Middle Eastern
NY Gyro
Indian & Cart Food
Big Marina Grill
Middle Eastern
NOT ALL ITEMS HALAL :
Wallys Falafel and Hummus
Middle Eastern
Shish Mediterranien Grill
Great for Burgers
PLACES TO VISIT
CONTINUED
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART
Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s world-class collection,
ranging from ancient sculpture to contemporary photography
MINNEAPOLIS SCULPTURE GARDEN
This crown jewel of the city’s park system unites two of
Minnesota’s most cherished resources—its parks and its
cultural life
MINNEHAHA FALLS
A striking, wilderness waterfall in an urban setting overlooking
the Mississippi River
MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
This is play like it’s meant to be. Natural. Joyous. Genuine.
PLACES TO VISIT
CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL
One of the most prominent buildings in the city and as a center
of spiritual worship
COMO PARK ZOO & COMO TOWN
AMUSEMENT PARK
Como Zoo features indoor and outdoor exhibits, including
large cats, primates, polar bears & aquatic animals. Como
Town, Family Amusement park features kiddy rides and
concessions
GREAT WOLF LODGE ADVENTURE PARK
Voted one of the top waterparks with plenty of activities for
the whole family
KARMEL MALL
Somali Mall
MALL OF AMERICA
Enjoy tax-free shopping at the nation’s largest shopping and
entertainment destination
Nickelodeon Universe - nations largest indoor theme park
The Lego Store
Sea Life Aquarium
Go Karting
Format, rules &
regulations
INTRODUCTION
The main goal for the tournament is to bring together individuals of the same faith in a
competitive sport. The tournament is much more than just a tennis tournament with the goals
of fostering unity, brotherhood, competition, self-discipline, and sportsmanship.
Through participation, the belief is to teach several values including but not limited to;
Appreciation of hard work, motivation, perseverance in both winning and losing situations, a
sense of team sportsmanship, & the ability to work as a group to be the best.
FORMAT
The competition will feature two separate tournaments:
A. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP – USA vs CANADA (ALL DIVISIONS)
- Each participant will be competing for their respective country. There will be ONE POINT
awarded for each USA vs CANADA match during the KNOCKOUT STAGES ONLY.
- There will be NO POINT awarded for a match in the knockout stages involving the SAME
COUNTRY. The winner of a USA vs USA or CANADA vs CANADA match will not be
awarded a point during the knockout stages.
- There will be no extra points for winning a tier.
- The country with the MOST POINTS at the end of the tournament will be Team
Champions.
B. INDIVIDUAL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS
Players will also be competing for their respective division title. The player/teams who win
their match in the finals will be the Champion(s) of that division. There are 7 divisions for this
year’s tournament:
- Expert Doubles (4.5 & above)
- Advanced Doubles (4.0)
- Intermediate Doubles (3.0 – 3.5)
- Casual Doubles (3.0 & below)
- Juniors Singles – Yellow (13 and under)
- Juniors Singles – Green (13 and under)
- Ladies Singles
Format, Rules &
Regulations CONTINUED
ROUND ROBIN COMPETITION (DAY 1 FRIDAY & DAY 2
SATURDAY)
- The sole PURPOSE of the round robin stage is to determine the TOP 4 SEEDS in each
division from each country (USA/Canada) that will progress onto the team competition to be
held during the knockout stage on Sunday.
- Each country will have 4 representatives at the start of the knockout tournament on
Sunday. For divisions where there are more than 4 U.S. teams, there will be an extra qualifier
round on Sunday morning. This will apply to INTERMEDIATE DOUBLES, LADIES and
JUNIORS GREEN DIVISIONS.
- For divisions where there are less than 3 Canadian teams, Canadian teams will
advance to the SEMI FINAL round. 6 USA teams will advance to QUARTER
FINALS if there are 2 Canadian teams/players, or 7 USA teams/players will
advance to QUARTER FINALS if there is 1 Canadian team/player.
- Top seed from the Canadian team will be placed in the lower bracket of
the SEMI FINAL.
- Second seed from the Canadian team will be placed in the upper bracket
of the SEMI FINAL.
- The results of the round robin games will be used to determine the seeding for each
country, determining which players/teams qualify to the knockout rounds.
- The match fixtures were randomly based with the following exception:
- For MEN’s and LADIES DIVISION, each Canadian team would play against
a USA team only.
- For JUNIORS (GREEN) divisions, the Organizing team made some tweaks to
ensure competitive games for all.
- NOTE, EVERY TEAM WILL HAVE AT LEAST ONE MATCH ON SUNDAY.
JUNIORS (YELLOW & GREEN DIVISIONS)
- Each match will run for 30 MINUTES (including 5 minute warm up) on FRIDAYand 35
MINUTES (including 5 minute warm up) on SATURDAY.
- Matches will be a PRO SET OF 6 where the first player to reach 6 games wins.
Format, Rules &
Regulations CONTINUED
- There will be no “difference of two” game rule. For example: if the score is 6-5, the player
who has won 6 games wins.
- If the score is tied at 5-5, players will play a 7-point tie breaker to decide the winner.
- At the end of 30 minutes on Friday and 35 minutes on Saturday, if the match has not ended,
the player with the most number of games wins. In the event the scores are tied, players will
be allowed to play only ONE additional game to determine the winner.
- For the sake of time each game will be allowed to have TWO DEUCE POINTS. If after 2
deuce points there is no winner there will be a sudden death point to decide the winner of
the game. The receiving team can choose whether the serve is to the deuce or ad side of the
court.
MEN’S & LADIES
- Each match will run for 50 MINUTES (including 5 minute warm up) on FRIDAY and 65
MINUTES (including 5 minute warm up) on SATURDAY.
- Matches will be a PRO SET OF 8 where the first player to reach 8 games wins.
- There will be no “difference of two” game rule. For example: if the score is 8-7, the player
who has won 8 games wins.
- If the score is tied at 7-7, players will play a 7-point tie breaker to decide the winner.
- At the end of 55 minutes on Friday and 65 minutes on Saturday, if the match has not ended,
the player with the most number of games wins. In the event the scores are tied, players will
be allowed to play only ONE additional game to determine the winner.
-For the sake of time each game will be allowed to have TWO DEUCE POINTS. If after 2
deuce points there is no winner there will be a sudden death point to decide the winner of the
game. The receiving team can choose whether the serve is to the deuce or ad side of
the court.
OTHER INFORMATION (Applicable to all Divisions)
- Each player/team is guaranteed to play 4 MATCHES during the round robin stage.
Format, Rules &
Regulations CONTINUED
- In this stage, players/teams will be playing for seeding for the second stage, which will be the
knockout phase.
- The player/teams with the highest number of matches won will be in 1st Place after the first
round’s competition.
- In the event of a tie in the number of matches won by player/teams in the same
division, the following system will be used to determine the seeding:
 - Head to Head: If the player/teams who are tied, played each other during the round
robin stage, then the player/teams who won in the head to head battle gets the higher
seeding.
 - Number of Games Won: In the event that the player/teams who are tied, did not play
a head to head match, the higher number of games won by the player/team gets the
higher seed.
 - Number of Games Lost: In the event that the games won is also even, the least
amount of games lost by the player/teams will be taken into consideration to determine
the seeding.
EXTRA QUALIFIERS (Subject to time permitting)
- In order to enable all participants to progress to the knockout round, the division with a
large number of participants will have additional qualifiers before the start of the knockout
rounds.
- There will be NO POINTS for EXTRA QUALIFIER ROUND.
- This will only apply to INTERMEDIATE DOUBLES, LADIES and JUNIORS GREEN
division.
- The following EXTRA QUALIFIERS will be played according to the following format
utilizing the seeding from the round robin matches:
- INTERMEDIATE DOUBLES
- USA #4 vs USA #5. Winner takes the place of USA #4 in the knockout
Format, Rules &
Regulations CONTINUED
- LADIES
- USA #5 vs USA #6. Winner takes the place of USA #5 in the knockout
- USA #7 vs USA #8. Winner takes the place of USA #7 in the knockout
 - JUNIORS GREEN
- USA #3 vs USA #6. Winner takes the place of USA #3 in the knockout
- USA #4 vs USA #5. Winner takes the place of USA #4 in the knockout
- USA #8 vs USA #9. Winner takes the place of USA #8 in the knockout
- USA #7 vs USA #10. Winner takes the place of USA #7 in the knockout
-In the event that time does not permit, the EXTRA QUALIFIERS will not be played.
KNOCKOUT MATCHES (DAY 3 SUNDAY)
- The top 4 USA players/teams and the top 4 CANADIAN players/teams from EACH
DIVISION will advance to the quarter finals which are the start of the Knockout round.
(Exception: Expert Doubles where there will be 4 USA teams and 3 Canadian Teams,
Advance Doubles, where there will be 4 USA teams and 3 Canadian Teams, Intermediate
Doubles, where there will be 5 USA teams and 2 Canadian teams, Casual Doubles where
there will be 6 USA teams and 1 Canadian team, Ladies and Junior (Green) divisions, where
there will be 7 USA players and 1 Canadian player and Juniors (Yellow) where there will be 5
USA players and 1 Canadian player.
- In any division where there are TWO OR LESS CANADIAN player/teams, Canadian
teams/player automatically advance to semifinals.
JUNIORS
- The EXTRA QUALIFIER, QUARTER FINALS, SEMI FINALS will run for 40
MINUTES and will be determined by the winner of a SIX GAME PRO SET.
- The FINALS will be played using an EIGHT GAME PRO SET and will run 60
MINUTES. Time limit rules apply.
MEN’s & LADIES
- The EXTRA QUALIFIER, QUARTER FINALS, SEMI FINALS will run for 75
MINUTES and will be determined by the winner of a NINE GAME PRO SET.
Time limit rules apply.
- FINALS will be BEST OF 3 SETS (using “International Doubles format” where if the
player/team are tied at 1-1 in sets, a tie breaker race to 10 points decides the match
Format, Rules &
Regulations CONTINUED
with a difference of two). Each match will be allotted 90 MINUTES. Time limit rules
apply.
- Each USA vs CANADA match in this stage, will have a SINGLE POINT up for grabs that
will count towards the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP.
- There will be NO extra point awarded for winning a DIVISION.
- Matches played by players/teams from the same country, will have no points to be won, and
will only count towards the INDIVIDUAL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS.
ADDITIONAL POINTS TO BE NOTED:
- Tennis Balls will be provided.
- Water/Gatorade will be available in the lounge.
- No referees unless specifically requested for, in which case, the player/team not playing will
be expected to referee. Referees decision is final.
- If any player is deemed to be intentionally miscategorized, the Organizing team, reserves the
right to disqualify that player/team from the Masumeen Cup Tournament.
- For the 1st matches of the day, players are required to be on the courts 15 minutes prior to
their scheduled matches.
- For all other matches, players are requested to be there at least 1 hour earlier in case the
previous match/matches finishes earlier.
- In the event a player/team is not on the court 10 MINUTES after the scheduled time, the
match will result in a FORFEIT.
- USTA rules apply - Please click on the following link for the USTA rules: http://assets.usta.
com/assets/1/15/2013_Friend_At_Court1.PDF
- We request that tennis being a gentleman’s sport that sportsmanship and tennis court con-
duct prevail at all times both on and off the court.
Format, Rules &
Regulations CONTINUED
- If there is a dispute, please address issues to your cities designated representatives.
- All players who participate in any way in this tournament assume all risks and liabilities; and
WILL NOT hold the tournament, tournament organizers, and any tournament representative
responsible for any loss or damage to personal property or injury.
PLAYING ETIQUETTE:
- Before starting play, warm up and gentle stretching exercises are recommended to prevent
injury.
- Introduce yourselves.
- To see who serves first, spin your racquet or toss a coin.
- After the last point, come to the net quickly and shake hands.
- Talk quietly when standing near tennis courts that are in use.
- Don’t walk across the back of another court until the players have finished playing a point.
- When you are ready to play, put jackets, water bottles, tennis cans, and any other items you
have with you out of everyone’s way.
- Keep a positive outlook throughout the match. Remember you’re playing for the fun of it.
- Accept all calls made by your opponent. If the ball touches any part of the line, it is good.
Out calls should be made immediately. If in doubt, you should continue playing the point.
- No foul language or violent conduct will be tolerated. The organizing committee reserves the
right to disqualify any player/team it deems to have crossed the line.
- The players shall change ends at the end of the first, third and every subsequent odd game
of each set. During a tie-break game, players shall change ends after every six points.
- Rest periods: one minute on the changeover.
Format, Rules &
Regulations CONTINUED
- Please make sure that the score is given to any one of the members of the Masumeen Cup
Organizing Committee representative.
Please Note:
The Masumeen Cup Organizing Committee reserves the right to
add/modify any of the rules at any time and their decision will be final.
In the event of any dispute, the Masumeen Cup Organizing
Committees decision will be final.
GRAPHIC DESIGN :
Fatemah Karim
Email : fatemahskarim@gmail.com
Whatsapp : (651) - 260 - 1237
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