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CATA Gran Prix Junior Tour

The CATA Gran Prix Junior Tour is a series of seven tournaments open to beginner and intermediate junior players aged 10-18. Players earn points each tournament toward an age-division city ranking.

The 2024 Season

*Deadlines for the Gran Prix Events: 4:59pm CDT

Current Standings

(Updated after matches are played)

DivisionDivision
Boys’ 10 OrangeGirls’ 10 Orange
Boys’ 10 GreenGirls’ 10 Green
Girls’ 12sBoys’ 12s
Boys’ 14sGirls’ 14s
Boys’ 18sGirls’ 18s

Gran Prix Information


What: The Tour is comprised of seven Open Tournaments for beginner through intermediate players. Eligibility based upon WTN rating:

WTN Rating per Division:

Boys/Girls 10’s  – 40-1

Boys/Girls 12’s – 28-40

Boys/Girls 14’s – 26-40

Boys/Girls 18’s – 24-40

Who: The tour is comprised of 7 Open Tournaments specifically for Beginner and Intermediate players ONLY. Former Champs and Super Champs are encouraged not to apply unless WTN rating requirements are met. Players accumulate points earned in each tournament and are listed in rankings by age on the CATA website.

How: Players accumulate points earned in each tournament and are ranked by points in age divisions. The top eight players in each age division advance to the Junior Masters Invitational. Winners from the Junior Masters advance to Gran Prix State Championships.  Notes: Tournament play starts on Friday evenings.Sunday makeup day only.

Format:  12s – 18s  will play an 8-game pro-set with no-ad scoring, 12 point tie-break at 8-8.  Consolation for first match lost.

10 & Under Green Ball – Two sets to 4 games, no ad scoring. Sudden death at 3-3. 12 point tie-break at one set each. Consolation first match lost.

10 & Under Orange Ball – Two sets to 4 games, no ad scoring. Sudden death at 3-3, 12 point tie-break at one set each. Consolation first match lost.

Point Chart:


Champion: 32 points

Finalist: 16 points

Semi-finalist: 8 points

Quarter-finalist: 4 points

Round of 16: 2 points

Consolation: 1pt per round won

Participation: 1 point

If a player ages up during Junior Tour, their points do NOT follow them to the next age division.

QUESTIONS?
Email Dave Tibbetts at [email protected] for more information.

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