The real stars of this tournament are the volunteers who gave willingly of their time and talent to staff the critical functions that make the tournament run. Without them, there would be no tournaments!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN!!!
General support is more than the name implies. This group is organized and ready to meet the foreseeable needs of athletes and spectators and to insure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at our event. Athletes need a constant supply of hydration and food to fuel their bodies. Competent medical staff is on constant stand-by, prepared to handle the worst. Registration and check-in hand out swag and get records updated so games may get started on-time. Information staff handles all of the random questions and gets found articles returned to their rightful owners.
Mary Ann Hart
Jenny La Fontaine
Saint Paula McConnell
Line Judges work as a 4 person team and assist the Referee in making sure the game is played within the rules. In Gold Medal matches, Line judges are posted to make all line calls. Line judges perform a critical function and take the load off of competitors for making those line calls.
The operations staff plans for the flow of participants and spectators onto the grounds, sets up and maintains sound and visual aids, sets up and maintains all of the support system booths, keeps the courts clean and legal, keeps the water stations supplied, facilitates and manages parking, positions and keeps the hygienic stations operational, handles the various emergencies that arise during the tournament, and then takes everything down and carefully stores it for use at the next event.
Referees & Runners
What would a competitive match be without referees to keep everything on the level? Our referees collectively volunteer hundreds of hours in the hot sun to make sure each match is played within IFP rules. Sometimes this can be a thankless job, but we are proud of what our referees do and how well they do it! Runners carry scoresheets and equipment between the Referee Desk and their assigned courts. Each runner covers 4 courts. Runners must be attentive to their courts to keep the flow of games moving efficiently. Runners are also able to communicate emergency situations to Medical and Operations staff. Our Referee Desk and runners keeps courts staffed and the matches moving. Referees and runners handled 610 matches in this years tournament!
Tournament Desk operators primarily handle court assignments and scoring. Utilizing a sophisticated computer program that creates the brackets and generates the score sheets, operators keep the matches flowing, the courts full, and the records complete and correct.
Director & Coordinators
Tournament Director: Anne Reynolds
Referees: Irene Fraties
Volunteers: Kathy Foster
Operations: Terry Brown
Tournament Desk: Kirk Foster
Head Schmoozer: AJ Fraties