2018 NERVA Open Qualifier (Feb. 2-4) Referee Updates

This page contains relevant referee information for the 2018 NERVA Open Qualifier, Feb. 2-4, 2018.

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

Updated January 31, 2018

First matches will start at 530p on Friday.

Please make sure to leave enough travel time for Friday afternoon traffic issues around Springfield (lots of construction, I hear).

If you have 530 match, please shoot to be at the facility by 445 and check in with Glenn by 5p. If you don’t have a 530 match and it’s convenient to arrive early, we very much appreciate you being on standby for anyone who has travel/traffic issues.

We will not have a designated “meeting” on Friday.

Pre-event referee notes can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/n0xt47g298zs7r7/NERVA%20Qualifier%202018-Referee%20Meeting.pdf?dl=0.

General event information is at http://jvctournaments.com/NERVA%20Junior%20Qualifiers.

Housing: Housing grid is at https://www.dropbox.com/s/mozdgdv2pgb43n4/NEJrQual1%202018%20Officials%20Rooming%201-31-18.pdf?dl=0

Referee schedule: Distributed via Sportwrench as soon as it is available (likely Thursday).


Updated October 24, 2017

Dates: February 2-4, 2018
Springfield Mass Mutual Convention Center
8 Courts
Junior Girls

Play begins the afternoon of Friday, February 2.
There will be a pre-tournament meeting prior to play on the first day of 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 not started accepting referees, but will do so starting after November 10. You will 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.


All play will be best 2 of 3 matches
     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.

General tournament information (http://jvctournaments.com/NERVA%20Junior%20Qualifiers)


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 (she will also be at tournament)
206 Forest St
N. Andover, MA 01845