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Motion S01024
Proposed by Brian Accrocco

I move that we establish the following seeding procedures for USAA-sanctioned Doubles championships in a double-elimination tournament format.

Doubles Seeding Procedures for Double-elimination format

A. Application to USAA-sanctioned doubles tournaments

1. These procedures apply to USAA regionally, nationally, and internationally-classified USAA sanctioned Doubles Tournaments.

2. The application of these procedures for use in seeding any USAA-sanctioned doubles tournament will correspond with the existing USAA rankings for the previous corresponding regional, national, or international tournament as defined by the USAA Board of Directors.

B. Assigning Player Values

1. All players possessing a ranking from the most recently-held corresponding USAA-sanctioned tournament will be assigned the value of that ranking.

2. Any player that does not have a doubles ranking from the most recently-held corresponding USAA-sanctioned tournament should be assigned the following value based on his/her USAA classification:

a. Master - one less than the value of the lowest-ranked team containing a USAA-classified master. If no other USAA masters are competing, then the value is set at the player's corresponding USAA singles ranking. If the player does not possess a singles ranking, then the value is set to 10.

b. Professional - one less than the value of the currently lowest-ranked team containing a USAA- classified professional. If no other USAA Professionals are competing, then the value is set at the player's corresponding USAA singles ranking. If the player does not possess a singles ranking, then the value is set to 20.

c. Expert - one less than value of the currently lowest-ranked team containing a USAA-classified Expert. If no other USAA Experts are competing, then the value is set at the player's corresponding USAA singles ranking. If the player does not possess a singles ranking, then the value is set to 30.

d. Amateur - one less than value of the currently lowest-ranked team containing a USAA-classified Amateur. If no other USAA Amateurs are competing, then the value is set at the player's corresponding USAA singles ranking. If the player does not possess a singles ranking, then the value is set to 45.

e. Novice and Beginner - Value set at the player's current corresponding USAA singles ranking. If the player possesses no existing singles ranking, then the value is set at 60.

C. Seeding Teams

1. Once all players have assigned values, then the teams will be assigned values. This is accomplished by averaging the values of the two players on a team and then ranking them in a list based on value, staring with the lowest. In the event that 2 teams have the same team value, the following order of precedence will determine the order that the teams should be ranked in relation to one another:

a. Any team that played together in the previous corresponding doubles tournament will be given the first tie breaker.

b. Any team where both players participated in the previous corresponding doubles tournament on separate teams will be given the second tiebreaker.

c. The team containing the player with the highest corresponding USAA singles ranking will be given the third tiebreaker

d. A coin flip will be used if necessary for the fourth tiebreaker.

2. Once all teams have been ordered in the list, the teams will then be seeded in the order that they are placed in the list.