2018 Winterfest I Referee Updates

This page contains relevant referee information for 2018 Winterfest I.

Please direct questions to Steve Webster, steve@srwebster.com (but please read below before writing)

Updated January 5, 2018

Hope you’re dug out from the storm and ready to travel to Hartford. Word is roads are clear. Yeah!

There will be a pre-tournament meeting at 715a on Saturday morning. See you there.

We will be using Sportwrench to distribute the schedule to individual referees. We will be publishing Saturday’s schedule later today.

This is a new capability for all of us. So, in addition to bringing your phone, please be flexible and adaptable.

In addition to the online schedule, we will have a hard copy at championship. But, the primary distribution for most of our personnel will be done electronically. This will ensure you have the latest schedule, we will have accurate payroll, etc.

Updated January 2, 2018

Pre-tournament advisory can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/3pnhdvvftezc96p/Winterfest%20I%202018-Referee%20Notes.pdf?dl=0. Please read in advance, print, and bring copy to tournament.

Schedule information will be posted here when available.

Lodging information — https://www.dropbox.com/s/vp3hy0qozmtkrrb/Winterfest1%202018%20Officials%20Rooming%201-2-18.pdf?dl=0

General tournament info starts at http://jvctournaments.com/MizunoNewEnglandWinterfest. Information about shuttles, directions,

For last minute changes, please call Steve’s mobile. You should have that.


Updated December 19, 2017

Referees for this event have been accepted or waitlisted. Thank you for your interest. I would have loved to accept more people.

IMPORTANT: Please note at the end of this page about getting W9s to the NERVA bookkeeper.

Look for schedule and housing information during the first week of January (perhaps between Christmas and New Years).

Watch this space for information about the pre-tournament meeting Saturday morning and the pre-tournament instructions.

Have a happy and safe holiday season.

Updated December 7, 2017

Dates: January 6 & 7, 2018
Connecticut Convention Center
27 Courts (will need ~47 referees)
Girls and Boys juniors

Play begins Saturday, January 6 @ 8a
There will be a pre-tournament meeting on Saturday morning prior to play.

Referee registration at SportWrench.com. Please be sure to complete information about travel plans and housing needs (we can’t help you unless you tell us your plans).

We have started accepting referees and are very close to our target number. Will be nailing down the last folks in next few days.

All referees need to be in good standing in your region, have the recommendation of your regional chair. Current SafeSport and USAV background check are both required.


Girls and Boys matches (2 out of 3):
     Provisional: $27/match
     Regional: $31/match
     Jr National/National: $35/match

There is no travel reimbursement available for this event.

Housing: Provided, double occupancy. Tournament will house referees on Friday night and Saturday nights.



Referees will be housed in several hotels in the area. We wish we could house everyone immediately next to the event. That, alas, will not be possible.

Parking at the event is NOT covered. We have added Transport from hotels to playing facilities.

General tournament information (http://jvctournaments.com/MizunoNewEnglandWinterfest)


To be paid, you must have a current W9 on file with the New England Region (if you have done so already, great). Address this in advance. An online version of the form can be found at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf.

Complete and return to (do NOT send this to Steve):

Lorene Beach
206 Forest St
N. Andover, MA 01845