Liberty McLean Real Estate
Labor Day Farm to Court Championships
September 3 - 6, 2021
Thank you for entering The Liberty McLean Real Estate Labor Day Farm to Court Championships.
A note from the Tournament Director...
I wanted to reach out to give you an update on the potential for smoke impacting tournament play at the Liberty McClean Real Estate Farm to Court Labor Day Tournament.
The Yakima Valley has been subject to smoke created by the Schneider Springs Fire which is ongoing approximately 40 miles east / southeast of the club. While yesterday brought mostly clear skies with air quality in the 20 - 60 range, this morning we have seen an increase in smoke. As a result, we wanted to keep you informed about our plans should we encounter poor air quality this weekend.
The USTA requires an Air Quality Index of 150 or below to allow for outdoor play. If we surpass that reading, we will move matches indoors. If we have to move matches indoors for a substantial amount of time, changes could be made to the tournament format.
In order of priority:
1. Cancellation of consolation matches
2. 3rd Set becomes 10-point tiebreak (already the case for NTRP but new for OPEN & Age Divisions)
3. No-Ad Scoring
4. Best 2 of 3 short sets (sets to 4) regular scoring
5. Best 2 of 3 short sets no-ad scoring
If we need to make any of these adjustments, we will do our best to have them in effect for all players in a particular round of the draw. We will definitely move back to the original format as soon as air quality allows for outdoor play.
The good news... the forecast calls for mostly satisfactory air quality for Friday - Sunday, Monday looks marginal. Ideally, we will not need to implement any of these format changes, however, I thought it was important to make all players aware of the situation so everyone can be mentally prepared. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we deal with circumstances beyond our control.
Here are the sites we will be monitoring:
This tournament would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you!
Liberty McLean Real Estate Keller Williams Yakima Valley, Heritage Bank, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, GS Long, ACTNOW Automotive, Agrimanagement, Columbia Bank, The Bemis Group with John L Scott Real Estate, Menke, Jackson, Beyer & Ehlis, Moss Adams, PayneWest, Selland Construction, Kershaw Companies, Tieton Drive Vet Clinic, Anonymous Donor and Northwest Mutual.
Penn is the official ball of the Farm to Court Tournament