THE TOURNAMENT

How it works

Regulation:

MJI organizes a tournament called VPC- VENETO PADEL CUP.
This competition is opened to FIT, FIP, WPT, and other country members.
The scheduled competitions are Double Male and Double Female.

There are two main categories:

Open Tournaments:
male – opened, at the moment of registration, to all those players who are not among the top 280 players of the world, even Unclassified.
female – opened, at the moment of registration, to all those players who are not among the top 200 players of the world, even Unclassified

Master Tournaments:
male – opened, at the moment of registration, to all those players with chart WPT-FIP, excluding the first 49 world players.
female – opened, at the moment of registration, to all those players with chart WPT-FIP, excluding the first 49 world players. 92 couples registered.

All the competitions included in the competition calendar will be played with the ball designed as official from the Organization of the Tournament (Wilson).
The organization can, however, decide to change the type and brand of ball in case of need.

When will the tournament take place?

Both Open and Masters elimination rounds will take place in clubs of 4 different cities in Veneto, during the period from 27th to 30th of September 2021.

The semi-finals and finals of all the categories tournaments will the 2nd and 3rd October at the Kioene Arena in Padova according to Covid-19 regulations.

Where will the tournament take place?

Padova, Club Limena (5 courts)
Castelfranco Veneto – Treviso, Urban Padel (5 courts)
Breda di Piave – Treviso, Sporting Life Center (7 courts)
Villorba – Treviso, Padel 0422  (3 courts)
Padova, Kioene Arena: Master + Open, Final Rounds (1 court)

How to participate?

In order to join the VPC Tournament it’s necessary to register on the website www.venetopadelcup.com, by making the payment of 50 euros.

Every enrolled, once arrived, will receive the nominal PASS to enter the tournament along with an official event gadget. The confirmation registration will be sent by email. Upon the registration, the player will receive a receipt for the amount paid.

Any complaints must be submitted within 24 hours. Once that this deadline has expired and the last pairs of the tournament will be decided, there will be no possibility of compliant.

Without prejudice to the previous section, in any case the organization of the tournament may authorise the participation of any player in any competition if it considers that this decision favours the development of the circuit, even if it does not has the requirements.

The registration will be opened from the 11th June to the 10th September 2021 at 11:59 pm and will be valid up to a maximum of 128 pairs M and 128 pairs F for the Open Category and up to a maximum of 92 pairs M and 92 pairs F for the Master category.

If a category does not reach at least 20 registered couples, there will be no matches for the above category.

Game mode:

MALE OPEN TOURNAMENT: Opened, at the moment of registration, to all those players who are not among the top 280 players of the world, even Unclassified. 128 couples registered.
FEMALE OPEN TOURNAMENT: Opened, at the moment of registration,  to all those players who are not among the top 200 players of the world, even Unclassified. 128 couples registered.
MALE MASTER TOURNAMENT: Opened, at the moment of registration,  to all those players with chart WPT-FIP, excluding the first 49 world players. 92 couples entered (to form the 28-pair board we will use 18 pairs with wild card + 10 pairs with the highest rating among the registered pairs).
FEMALE MASTER TOURNAMENT: Open, at the moment of registration, to all those players with chart WPT-FIP, excluding the first 39 world players. 92 couples entered (to form the 28-pair board we will use 18 pairs with wild card + 10 pairs with the highest rating among the registered pairs).

The tournaments DO NOT provide for the allocation of points for the rankings FIT FIP WPT.
The boards of the matches will be established and published on the website www.venetopadelcup.com by September 24. In every club there will be an arbitrator judge.
The first 8 couples qualified in each category will be eligible for the Finals.

Prize Money

Total prize money: €100.000,00

Prize Money Open Tournament M/F € 20.000 shared equally between the first eight winning pairs.
Prize Money Master Tournament M/F euro 80.000 evenly divided between the first eight winning pairs.

The tournaments DO NOT provide for the allocation of points for the rankings FIT FIP WPT.

Who can participate?

Both FIT FIP WPT players and players with other nations membership can participate in the tournament.
VPC is a tournament opened to all nations, an occasion of celebration and fun.

It’s not allowed the inscription of a pair once that the tournament has already started.

Useful Information:

All the competitions included in the competition calendar will be played with the ball designed as official from the Organization of the Tournament (Wilson).
The organization can, however, decide to change the type and brand of ball in case of need.
The company declines any liability for any accidental damage that may occur to players, or theft of things left unattended.

Rules of good behavior and anti Covid-19 protocol.

The players have to participate to the tournament adequately equipped. In any competition, the participants must demonstrate, when requested by the organization, and in general in any other circumstances directly related to the competition, their identity, by presenting the appropriate documents.
If a couple or a player leaves unreasonably the competition, this one will lose all the rights on the prize. In case of bad weather conditions, if the organization does not communicate any decision about the postponement of the match on the main official channels, the player has to be present to the match. In case of postponement, the matches will be played at the same club on the first useful day.
No match can be played independently in clubs not involved in the scheduled stage. The players have to guarantee the good image of VPC Tournament and of the clubs involved, always taking care that the statements they make cannot, in any way, harm the image of all those involved.

In compliance with the rules contained in the protocol to stem the contagion from Covid-19 (ref. Doc. FIT Nov. 2020), all athletes are required to :

Comply with State, Local and Club regulations.
Sanitize their own material.
Wash or disinfect the hands before entering the court.
Always keep the distance of at least 2 meters from the other players.
Bring in the court the personal water bottle and drink only from this one.
Do not touch the fences before entering the court.
Wear a glove on the non-dominant hand or sanitize frequently, or anyway in every change of court, the hand with the specific hydroalcoholic gel.
Do not touch the face with the hands.
If possible, play with new balls and always use their own racket.
Use benches on opposite sides.
Say hello and thank you using just the racket.
After playing change immediately, if possible, the overgrip of the racket.
After playing wash or disinfect the hands.
Those in charge of the Competition Clubs are required to comply with the rules indicated by the Federal Protocol regarding the control, cleaning, sanitization of the spaces and tools to be used.