2019 Rhode Island Rumble II

This page contains relevant referee information for 2019 Rhode Island Rumble I, April 27-28, 2019. We work very hard to include all important information here as it becomes available.

Here’s how you can do your part… If you are officiating at this tournament, read this carefully. If there is something you think is missing, read it again. Be certain you’ve looked at all the applicable links and downloads. If after you’ve done that, something is missing, by all means, drop a line. We’re FAR from perfect and we want to be sure everyone has a hotel room for the weekend and knows where to go and when to be there. But the first thing we do when we get a question is to wonder if we messed (usually at a time when time is of the essence).

Thanks very much….

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

Updated April 24, 2019

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.

General tournament info starts at https://jvctournaments.com/RhodeIslandRumbleTournamentInformation.

Pre-tournament meeting will be Saturday morning at 715 in the Proividence Room of the convention center. Go up the elevators from the exhibit hall level to Level 4. Walk all the way down the corridor. Prior to that meeting, please read and have with you (printed or on a device) the Tournament Referee Information at https://www.dropbox.com/s/v8u8c5e65fkxuim/2019%20RIR%202%20Referee%20Info.pdf?dl=0.

Housing grid is at https://www.dropbox.com/s/o8k23y9ksvlc0to/2019%20RI%20Rumble%202%20Housing.pdf?dl=0.

Park in the RICC parking garage. At the tournament, we will have copies of a QR code that will get you the special one-day rate.

We will be using Sportwrench to distribute the schedule to individual referees. We will be publishing Saturday’s schedule later in the week. Probably Friday. Please do not write to ask about the schedule. When it is available, it will be posted. Until it is posted, it is not ready. Watch this page for more information.

You will be able to obtain your schedule via your phone or other mobile device. 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.

We will be paying referees by check AFTER the event.

Updated July 8, 2018

Dates: April 27-28, 2019
Rhode Island Convention Center
18 Courts (will need ~29 referees)
10-13 Club & 14-18 Open

Play begins April 27 @ 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).

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 matches will be 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 and Saturday nights.



Parking at the event is NOT covered.

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


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