2020 NERVA Juniors Girls Qualifier

This page contains relevant referee information for the 2020 NERVA Junior Girls Qualifier. 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 January 30, 2020

Housing grid can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/lotoeeoavo6p9ne/2020_NERVA_Q_Referee_Housing.pdf?dl=0. I know there is one car traveling together that is split into two hotels. That could not be avoided, but the two properties are extremely close to one another.

As always, please let us know ASAP if there are issues.

Friday afternoon meeting will be at 345p. If that poses a problem, please reach out to Steve/Pat.

Updated January 26, 2020

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

General tournament info starts at https://jvctournaments.com/NERVA%20Junior%20Qualifiers

Pre-tournament meeting will be Friday afternoon in the referee room on the mezzanine level of the convention center. There will also be a meeting Saturday morning at 745a (play starts at 830a). Before people ask… please request permission to miss daily meeting.

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/7kfzod6xweihke4/2020_NERVA_Q_Referee_Info.pdf?dl=0
In addition, please review and know the material in the 2019-2020 USAV Points of Emphasis and Rule Changes at  https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgznnsag7jsn14m/2019-20_USAV_PoE_Rules_Changes.pdf?dl=0.

We will be using Sportwrench to distribute the schedule to individual referees. We will be publishing Friday’s schedule later in the week. Hopefuly Thursday afternoon/evening. 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 are still still working out bugs in using ArbiterPay to pay referees, so please bear with us.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: All referees need to be sure your ArbiterPay username and account number is in SportWrench (note that this is your ArbiterPay username and not your regular Arbiter ID). If you do not yet have an ArbiterPay ID, you can get one for free at https://www.refpay.com/system/register1.php.

Updated September 2, 2019

Dates: January 31-February 2, 2020
2020 NERVA Junior Girls Qualifier
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI
18 Courts (will need ~29 referees)

Play begins Friday, January 31 @ 4 or 5p
There will be no pre-tournament meeting on Friday night, but there will be a meetings Friday afternoon and Saturday and Sunday mornings prior to play, depending on when referees start.

Register 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).

Current SafeSport and USAV background check are both required.


     Provisional: $28/match
     Regional: $32/match
     Jr National/National: $36/match

There is no travel reimbursement available for this event.


Convention center food vouchers provided for dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.


Provided, double occupancy.

Tournament will house referees on Friday and Saturday nights. Referees will be housed in 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 reimbursed.

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


Payments will be made electronically by the Wednesday following the event via ArbiterPay. To be paid, you MUST register with an ArbiterPay ID — No exceptions.