2020-2021 APTA Grand Prix Series

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APTA Grand Prix Series

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Grand Prix Q&A


2020-2021 Grand Prix Series Tournaments Date Region/Location
Darien Invitational - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier 
Weekend of October 16, 2020 Region II - Darien, CT
Indy Invitational - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier
Weekend of October 23, 2020 Region IV - Indianapolis, IN
Chicago Charities - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier 
Weekend of November 6, 2020 Region V - Chicago, IL
Duane Hayden/Long Island Invitational - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier 
Weekend of December 4, 2020 Region I - Long Island, NY
The Midwesterns - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier 
Weekend of January 15, 2021 Region IV - Cincinnati, OH
Western New England - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier 
Weekend of January 22, 2021 Region II - Longmeadow, MA
Hinsdale Challenge - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier 
Weekend of February 5, 2021 Region V - Hinsdale, IL
Philadelphia Open - Grand Prix
Viking President's Cup Qualifier 
Weekend of February 19, 2021 Region III - Philadelphia, PA
  • Men’s and Women’s Grand Prix standings will be updated and published after each Grand Prix event.
  • Points will be awarded based on the final results of each Grand Prix event.
  • All teams playing at least one Grand Prix event will receive points.
  • Points will be calculated like all NRT’s using tournament strength for each GP.  A team’s top four Grand Prix results will be used to calculate the final standings.
  • The men’s team with the most points at the end of the season will receive the Men’s Blanchard Cup.
  • The women’s team with the most points at the end of the season will receive the Women’s Childress Cup.
  • If two or more teams tie in points at the end of the season, both the Blanchard and Childress Cups will be awarded to the team that has: 1) won more Grand Prix tournaments; 2) won more head to head matches ; or 3) had the highest finish in more Grand Prix tournaments.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make adjustments to procedures should any anomalies arise.
  • The point structure listed below will be used.

 
Blanchard Cup Champions

Fessenden S. Blanchard -- a Founder of Platform Tennis 

SEASON
WINNER
2019-20
Brian Compton and Scott Kahler
2018-19
Juan Arraya and Mark Parsons
2017-18
John Hughes and Marc Powers
2016-17
Max LePivert and George Wilkinson 
2015-16
Juan Arraya and Max Le Pivert

 
Childress Cup Champions

The Childress Women -- a Family of Champions
Madeline Childress Beck -- Hall of Fame Page
Sally Childress Auxford
Mary Adair Childress Moore -- Hall of Fame Page

SEASON
WINNER
2019-20
Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay
2018-19
Florentina Hanisch and Annica Cooper
2017-18
Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay
2016-17
 Liz Cruz and Roxy Enica 
2015-16
Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay

 
 Grand Prix Champions

Women's Grand Prix Champions Total Wins 2019 - 2020 2018 - 2019 2017 - 2018 2016 - 2017 2015 - 2016
Gabriela Niculesu
7
    PNC Steel City
Long Island Invitational
Patterson Open
Chicago Charities
Boston Open
Short Hills Invitational
Chicago Charities 
Martina Ondrejkova
7
Chicago Charities
Boston Open
    Patterson Open
Chicago Charities
Boston Open
Short Hills Invitational
Chicago Charities
Cynthia Dardis
5
The Midwesterns   Chicago Charities 
Philly Open
  Midwesterns
Philadelphia Open
Amy Shay
5
The Midwesterns   Chicago Charities 
Philly Open
  Midwesterns
Philadelphia Open
Annica Cooper
4
Philly Open  Philly Open
Midwesterns
Short Hills
     
Florentina Hanisch
4
Philly Open  Philly Open
Midwesterns
Short Hills
     
Roxy Enica
3
Lake Invitational Chicago Charities   Midwesterns  
Viki Stoklasova
3
  Boston Open Boston Open   Patterson Open
Liz Cruz
3
    PNC Steel City
Long Island Invitational
Midwesterns  
Ana Brzova
2
Lake Invitational       Patterson Open
Ana Zubori
2
Chicago Charities
Boston Open
       
Jade Curtis
2
  Boston Open Boston Open    
Laura Berendt
1
  Chicago Charities      
Kerri Delmonico
1
        Long Island Invitational
Lauren Gebbia
1
        Long Island Invitational

 

Men's Grand Prix Champions Total Wins 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017 - 2018 2016 - 2017 2015 - 2016
Juan Arraya
6
Philly Open  Chicago Charities
Short Hills
PNC Steel City
Chicago Charities
Boston Open  
Marc Powers
5
Boston Open
Boston Open Long Island Invitational
Boston Open 
Philly Open
   
Mark Parsons
5
Philly Open  Short Hills   PattersonOpen
Chicago Charities
Midwesterns
 
John Hughes
5
Boston Open Boston Open Long Island Invitational
Boston Open 
Philly Open
   
Drew Broderick
4
      Short Hills Invitational Chicago Charities
Midwesterns
Philadelphia Open
Marek Czerwinski
3
Lake Invitational
Chicago Charities
Philly Open      
Graham McNerney
3
Lake Invitational
Chicago Charities
Philly Open      
Steve Derose
3
      Midwesterns  Patterson Open
Midwesterns 
Jared Palmer
3
      Short Hills Invitational Chicago Charities
Philadelphia Open
Scott Kahler
2
Midwesterns Midwesterns      
Brian Compton
2
Midwesterns Midwesterns      
Jeffrey Morneau
2
    PNC Steel City Boston Open  
Johan du Randt
2
      Patterson Open
Chicago Charities
 
Max Le Pivert
1
  Chicago Charities      
Alex Bancila
1
    Chicago Charities    
Marco Graneiro
1
        Long Island Invitational
George Wilkinson
1
        Long Island Invitational
Jon Lubow
1
        Patterson Open

 

 Current 2019-2020 Grand Prix Standings
(Includes Lake Invitational, Chicago Charities, The Midwesterns, Boston Open and Philadelphia Open)

Points are calculated based on the point structure at the bottom of this page multiplied by the weighting factor for each tournament as published under the APTA Men's and Women's National Rankings Webpage.

Blanchard Cup Standings
Place Team Points
1
Brian Compton - Scott Kahler 280.25
2
Marek Czerwinski - Graham McNerney 251.44
3
Sven Burus - Mikk Irdoja 206.44
4
Ryan Baxter - Thomas Murphy 185.75
5
John Hughes - Marc Powers 179.25
6
Nathan Crick - Randy Lofgren 173.06
7
Juan Arraya - Mark Parsons 168.00
8
Johan du Randt - Stephen Mitchell 165.38
9
Max Le Pivert - Anton Protsenko 164.94
10
William Colmar - Adam Morgan 163.94
Childress Cup Standings
Place Team Points
1
Cynthia Dardis - Amy Shay 309.25
2
Alison Morgan - Charlotte Sikora
292.50
3
Martina Ondrejkova - Ana Marija Zubori 247.88
4
Annica Cooper - Florentina Hanisch 208.88
5
Kerri Delmonico - Lauren Gebbia 182.56
6
Jessica Guyaux - Myrthe Molenveld 180.44
7
Macie Elliott - Marcela Rodezno 146.63
8
Ana Brzova - Roxy Enica 144.25
9
Laura Berendt - Roxy Enica 129.81
10
Maria Manley - Pamela Ruoff 127.00

 
Points Structure

Place Points Title
1st
25
Champion
2nd
21
Runner-up
3rd-4th
18
Semi-finalist
5th
15.5
1/4 Reprieve Winner
6th
14
1/4 Reprieve Runner-up
7th-8th
12.5
Quarter-finalist
9th
12
16 Reprieve Winner
10th
11
16 Reprieve Runner-up
11th-12th
10
Round of 16 Finisher
13th-16th
9
Round of 16 Finisher
17th
8.5
32 Reprieve Winner
18th
8
32 Reprieve Runner-up
19th-20th
7.5
Round of 32 Finisher
21st-24th
7
Round of 32 Finisher
25th-32nd
6.5
Round of 32 Finisher
33rd
6
64 Reprieve Winner
34th
5.5
64 Reprieve Runner-up
35th-36th
5
Round of 64 Finisher
37th-40th
4.5
Round of 64 Finisher
41st-48th
4
Round of 64 Finisher
49th-64th
3.5
Round of 64 Finisher
65th
3
128 Reprieve Winner
66th
2.75
128 Reprieve Runner-Up
67th-68th
2.5
Round of 128 Finisher
69th72nd
2.25
Round of 128 Finisher
73rd-80th
2
Round of 128 Finisher
81st-96th
1.5
Round of 128 Finisher
97th-128th
1
Round of 128 Finisher
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