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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Martini & Bacardi Open Tournament Announced

Entries are now being accepted for the inaugural PGTC (Pomander Gate Tennis Club) Open presented by MARTINI ©, a world leader in Italian vermouth and sparkling wine, as well as the Bacardi Seniors Cup.

The tournament, hosted by Pomander Gate Tennis Club, will see local players vie for ranking points and bragging rights.

Vernon Pemberton, Portfolio Manager for Bermuda Premium Spirits Limited, commented: “We are happy to be a part of this inaugural tennis tournament as sponsored by the MARTINI© brand. We have supported the Bacardi Seniors Cup for numerous years, and it is a pleasure to see this new event added to bolster the competitive spirit.”

The PGTC Open presented by MARTINI© is an event sanctioned by the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association offering ranking points to local players aged 18 years and older, while the Bacardi Seniors Cup is an unsanctioned seniors event for players aged 40 years and older.

David Thomas, Pomander Gate’s Marketing and Communications Officer said, “Participant numbers in senior tournaments have been quite low over the past few years so we decided to reduce the cost to them by not having that portion of the event sanctioned. Essentially, we’re hoping to bring players back into the fold that may have found tournament entry fees cost-prohibitive.”

The two tournaments will be played concurrently at the Pomander Gate Tennis Club.
Events Include:
PGTC Open presented by Martini
• Open Singles (+18 at Dec 31)
• Open Doubles (+18 at Dec 31)
• Mixed Doubles (+18 at Dec 31)

Bacardi Seniors Cup
• Senior Singles (+40 at Dec 31)
• Senior Doubles (+40 at Dec 31)
• Super Senior Doubles (+55 at Dec 31)

Players should download entry forms from the new PGTC website, with events starting at $20/player.

The tournament will run from September 2nd - 9th and playing times for the Seniors will be as flexible as possible. Spectators are encouraged to come out and watch some exciting tennis - there will be no cover charge.

Matches are set to begin each weekday at 5:30 pm, and at 9:00 am on the weekend.

Thomas continued, “This is shaping up to be a great event for those that are looking to get more match play in and boost their ranking on the island, as well as having a more social aspect in the Senior categories. Bermuda Premium Spirits Limited has been gracious enough to host a few cocktail receptions featuring delicious and refreshing long drinks made with MARTINI© vermouth throughout the week so we’re looking forward to seeing players and their friends and families supporting them over the duration of the tournament.”

Completed entry forms are being accepted at Pomander Gate Tennis Club and the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium until 12:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29. The Pomander Gate Tennis Club can be contacted for further information about the tournament at 236-5400 or via email at pgtc@northrock.bm.

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