USTA tournament rained out :(

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  1. gmatheis

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    Signed up for a Tournament in SC this weekend.

    Due to rain tho I didn't get to play a single match, never even got on court.

    Just found out today that the rest of the match is now cancelled.

    no refund, no tennis ... this is pretty lame. I can't help feeling that they should either refund my money or give me a chance to play somehow ... tomorrow, next weekend, let me contact my opponent and arrange it on our own ... something. To make it more frustrating the tournament was listed as Thursday - Sunday and with a forcast of rain sat-sun they still didn't start matches until friday morning and stopped matches at like 7pm even though they have lights.

    I don't play many tournaments because the cost adds up ... now that I realize I'm not even gauranteed a single match for my money I may just avoid them altogether.
     
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  2. mikeler

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    No refund is BS.
     
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  3. beernutz

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    How much was the entry fee? Was this USTA? I agree with Mikeler FWIW.
     
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  6. floridatennisdude

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    This sucks, but I get it. The tourney sinks a lot into fixed costs, many that they can't get a refund on. They probably paid an official to be there all weekend, bought t-shirts, trophies, perishable snacks, etc.

    I'd be willing to bet that the tourn director didn't have enough money left over to offer anything substantial as a refund.
     
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  7. Alchemy-Z

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    Yeah I made a singles final this weekend in a GA tournament as well and we were mid way in the first set of our final and it started raining buckets.

    They told us results would be a wash and we would get no points for the final but if we wanted to make it up for the (prizes) we could. but he was from out of town and the prizes were etched beer mugs (logo of the tournament site) i told them give it to him as I had already won 2 playing mixed doubles with my wife.

    but hey weather is weather...what can you do they did the best job getting as many matches in as they could.

    but if you did not get to play at all I feel like you should get some kind of re-fund...or maybe even a credit towards another tournament since some of that money is going to the USTA and not the tournament site.
     
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  8. AtomicForehand

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    The USTA is so damn wealthy it can afford to issue refunds for tournaments. Make a stink!
     
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  9. gmatheis

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    yeah if i had played a match I'd be bummed but understand, it's the not getting to play a single match that bothers me. And entry into next years (or another this year) tourney would be nice.
     
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  10. mikeler

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    You paid for a service and received nothing for that payment. What happens when concerts are canceled? You get a refund.
     
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  11. Govnor

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    That seems extremely unfair (to get literally nothing).
     
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  12. TXdad

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    It's a horrible policy, has happened to me a couple of times and really stinks when travel is involved. I understand the costs that that go into a tournament, courts, officials, etc., but geez at least give me a couple of cans of ball! And how much would it cost the USTA to get some insurance to cover refunds for the relatively few tournaments that do get entirely scratched due to weather.
     
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  13. woodrow1029

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    The USTA doesn't have anything to do with player refunds if a tournament is rained out. It is between the player and the tournament director. How wealthy the USTA is doesn't matter. You should get a refund, but all requests go through the TD.
     
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  14. SwankPeRFection

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    Head to Twitter and complain the USTA is sticking it to you again like Donald Young usually does. ;) It works for him. lol


    But I do agree, if no one played anything, you should get refunds on the entry fee or free entries into the next tournament you sign up for. Seems only fair.... but then again, this is the USTA after all. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Herdsman76

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    That's bogus. Sorry to hear that. So far the Texas tournaments I've played in improvised when rain delays occurred. Typically the scores matches started at 2-2 in each set with no-ad scorijng plus the 10 pt. tiebreak. Quick matches but at least we got to play. Worse case senarios was that the tournament was played the next weekend.

    H76
     
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  16. sureshs

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    Concerts have "event insurance" to cover such things - that is where they recover part of their fixed costs. I don't think small USTA tourneys can afford it.
     
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  17. brianb76

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    File a dispute on your card (if you paid with one)
     
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    What were the terms and conditions when you signed up? You and the TD should just adhere to them.
     
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  19. mikeler

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    A credit card dispute won't work if you agreed to pay the fee no matter what. It really comes down to that.
     
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  20. West Coast Ace

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    +1. Paid for something; other side didn't deliver.
     
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  21. Big_Dangerous

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    That's literally the definition of a scam. Which reminds me, I forgot to dvd scam city. :(
     
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  22. Cindysphinx

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    I'm not referring to a credit card dispute.

    I'm saying either you agreed to terms and conditions when you paid, or you didn't.

    If you agreed to terms and conditions (e.g. "No refunds in case of bad weather"), then suck it up and take the loss. Gotta abide by the deal you made.

    If there were no terms and conditions, of course you get a refund because nothing was provided for the money. IMHO.
     
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  23. mikeler

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    I realized you were not referring to a dispute but the credit card company will look at the terms and conditions. If it says "No refunds in case of bad weather" like your example, the credit card company will still bill you for the tournament fee.
     
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