Posts tagged on-site alternate
I wrote in an earlier post about life on the tournament alternate list. Now, let’s talk about a different kind of alternate . . . the on-site alternate.
When you’re on the alternate list for a tournament, you have the option of showing up to the tournament site on the first morning of play and asking to step in if anyone in the draw doesn’t show up for his/her match. Each tournament has slightly different rules for how they work the on-site alternate thing, but, basically, if you show up, and one of the main draw competitors doesn’t, then you get to play.
Typically, on-site alternates are put into the draw in the order they appear on the alternate list. So, getting to the site before the other alternates doesn’t help your cause – just More >