Aegon British Tour
Jan - Dec 2013
Who can play the AEGON British Tour?
The AEGON British Tour tournaments are open age group category with a mixture of adults and juniors competing. The tournaments are grade 1 (Tier 1) & grade 2 (Tier 2) and therefore aimed at performance players with a rating of 6.1 or better.
Both men’s and women’s singles events are run at each tournament. Most tournaments start on a Monday. Pre-qualifying and qualifying draws feed through to the main draw which commences on the Wednesday with the Finals normally scheduled on the Saturday. Matches are scheduled during the daytime. Please check Tournament Schedule for exact days and dates, as these may vary. In 2012 we are running two events on a Thursday to Tuesday format at University venues, to avoid Wednesday BUCS matches. At these two events qualifying will be Thursday & Friday, with main draw starting Saturday.
Some of the tournaments are stand alone AEGON British Tour competition with men’s and women’s singles. However, some of the tournaments in the summer (such as Ilkley, Tunbridge Wells, Newcastle, West Worthing & Sutton) are part of a larger tournament and therefore offer other events as well (this will be viewable when entering the competition online).
1-4 wild cards per main draw may be awarded at the discretion of the Tournament Director providing the wild card applicant is within the main draw acceptance cut-off for that tournament. In certain circumstances and if there are spaces in the main draw, this number may be increased at the discretion of the AEGON British Tour Tournament Director. A wild card may be awarded to a player who has not entered the tournament. For wild card requests please contact the AEGON British Tour Tournament Director.
AEGON GB Pro-Series / Pro events
The following rules apply when there is an AEGON GB Pro-Series/ ITF Pro-Circuit, ATP/WTA Tour and an AEGON British Tour in the same week:
All singles matches are the best of 3 tie break sets. Tier 1 finals will be appointed a chair umpire to officiate the match. A referee will be on-site for the duration of all tournaments.
A leader board will operate for AEGON British Tour tournaments. The points allocated to each tournament follow the AEGON British Tennis rankings point’s distribution for grade 1 & 2 tournaments (only main draw points count). Points gained from ALL AEGON British Tour events played count towards the Leader Board. This breakdown is as follows:
Tier 1 (grade 1)
Tier 2 (grade 2)
Losers of the last 16
Losers of the last 32
Points are assigned to the losers of the round indicated above. A player needs to have played and won a match to receive points allocated for losers of last 16, and beyond.
For information on how players qualify for the year end Masters, see the AEGON British Tour Masters page
Information on Prize money for 2012 can be found to the right of this page.
Tier 1 & Tier 2 Breakdown
In 2012 there are 36 events, plus the end of year Masters.
The following table highlights the main differences of the two Tiers:
No. of tournaments in 2012
1.1 – 5.1
1.1 – 6.1
Total Tournament Prize Money
Prize Money – Singles Winner
Feed Up to AEGON GB Pro-Series
Wild cards to AEGON GB Pro-Series tournaments will be awarded as follows (men only):
Week 32 Ilkley/ Tunbridge Wells
In week 32, there is an AEGON British Tour event at Ilkley & Tunbridge Wells from 30 July-4 August 2012.
Whilst a player may enter both, they may only play in one, and MUST withdraw from the other BEFORE the Withdrawal Deadline.
Information on how to enter AEGON British Tour events.
The points allocated to each tournament follow the AEGON British Tennis rankings points distribution for Grade 1 & 2 tournaments (main draw points only). This breakdown is as follows
Check the Leaderboard
Equal prize money is available for men’s and women’s main draws. The only difference is that from 2011 prize money for the women’s Tour will be paid down to losing quarter-finalists of the main draw. Prize money for the men’s Tour is unchanged and is paid down to the round of 16.
In 2012, the male and female players who finish top of the Leader board, after the 36 AEGON British Tour tournaments staged during 2012 (excluding the Masters), will receive a Bonus Pool payment of £1,000.00. Where there are two or more players at the top of the Leader board on the same number of points, the £1,000.00 Bonus Pool payment will be equally shared.