ITF SENIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESCHEDULED TO 29 AUG – 11 SEPT
The ITF has today confirmed, following consultation with the Croatian Seniors Tennis Association (host organiser) and other tournament stakeholders, that the 2021 ITF Seniors (50-55-60) World Championships in Umag, Croatia, originally scheduled to take place from 6-19 June 2021, will now be played from Sunday 29 August to Saturday 11 September. The event will remain in Umag, with the Team event running from 29 August – 3 September, before the Individual event from 4-11 September.
The ITF Seniors Committee has taken this decision in light of the ongoing situation, globally and in Croatia, with significant travel restrictions remaining in place for many nations and regions. At this time, too much uncertainty remains to allow participants to make the necessary arrangements for an event of this scale in June. The health and safety of everyone involved remains the foremost priority.
The rescheduled Seniors World Championships will immediately proceed [sic] the ITF Young Seniors World Championships which begin on 12 September. The ITF Young Seniors World Team and Individual Championships remain scheduled to take place in Umag from 12-25 September as well as the Super Seniors World Team and Individual Championships on Mallorca, Spain from 10-23 October 2021.
Players and teams are advised not to book any travel or accommodation until the tournament fact sheets have been published, approximately 4 months prior to the event.
Team Event: Sunday, June 6 – Friday, June 11, 2021
Individual Event: Saturday, June 12 – Saturday, June 19, 2021 [now changed to 4-11 Sept.]
Are you eligible to participate? Read the guidelines here. Of particular importance are the following changes which supersede the eligibility requirement and timelines as follows:
Approved 24-month USTA Category I USTA National Championship eligibility requirement, the option to participate in one USTA Super Category II National Tournament or one USTA Category II National Tournament within the last 24 months or participation in one Designated Open Sectional Championship within the last 12 months to fulfill the eligibility requirement; and
Approved to lengthen the selection time period for results that will be considered for selection from 24 months to 36 months.
The 2021 USTA Seniors International Team Timeline is below:
2021 Seniors World Championships (50/55/60)
Location: Umag, Croatia
Team Event: Sunday, June 6 – Friday, June 11, 2021 (NOW 29 Aug-3 Sept.)
The International Tennis Federation is pleased to announce that the ITF Seniors (50-55-60) World Team & Individual Championships are now scheduled to be held in Umag, Croatia in June 2021. [now Aug/Sept]
The ITF Seniors Committee approved the alternative venue to hold the 50-55-60 World Team Championships from Sunday 6 – Friday 11 June and the 50-55-60 World Individual Championships from Saturday 12 – Saturday 19 June 2021. This follows the decision announced last month that the Championships would not be held as originally scheduled in Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens, USA due to the ongoing impact and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ITF will continue to monitor the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and work closely with tournament hosts and the relevant authorities to prepare for this event. The priority in all decision making will remain the health and safety of participants. Nations and players are also advised to wait until the tournament fact sheet is published, expected in January 2021, before making travel and/or accommodation arrangements.
The full schedule of ITF Seniors World Championships in 2021 is now complete with the Young Seniors World Team & Individual Championships also in Umag from 12-25 September and the ITF Super-Seniors World Team & Individual Championships in Mallorca, Spain from 10-23 October 2021.
Matt Byford, ITF Juniors & Seniors manager said “The ITF is delighted that an alternative host for our Seniors World Championships has been secured so quickly and would like to thank the Croatian Seniors Tennis Association, Croatian Tennis Association, Plava Laguna and the City of Umag for their cooperation. The World Team & Individual Championships are a great highlight of the ITF Seniors calendar and it is fantastic for our playing community that they can now look ahead to June 2021 after the unfortunate cancellation of the event this year.”
ITF Statement regarding ITF Seniors (50-55-60) World Team & Individual Championships
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ITF has suspended all Tours, including the ITF Seniors Tour until 13 July 2020, aligning with the ATP and WTA Tours respectively. This includes the postponement of the ITF Seniors (50-55-60 years) World Team & Individual Championships which had been scheduled to take place In Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, USA from 26 April to 9 May 2020.
The ITF has been working with the host organiser, venues, event partners and independent travel advisors in recent weeks to identify a safe and viable date to reschedule the event in 2020. Protecting the health and well-being of players, officials, guests, club members and local communities has remained the priority.
Due to the ongoing global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not been possible to achieve the criteria set for the event to be rescheduled in 2020, and as such the ITF Seniors (50-55-60 years) World Team & Individual Championships will not be held in 2020.
The 2021 ITF Seniors (50-55-60 years) World Team & Individual Championships will therefore take place in Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens, with the precise dates to be announced in due course. The ITF will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation alongside tournament hosts and partners, with the aim of resuming ITF tournaments as soon as it is safe to do so.
The ITF Young Seniors (35-40-45 years) World Championships scheduled for 13-26 September 2020 in Umag, Croatia and the ITF Super-Seniors (65-70-75-80-85 years) World Championships scheduled for 11- 24 October 2020 in Mallorca, Spain both remain on the 2020 calendar.
If you have any queries, please contact the ITF Seniors Department by email – email@example.com
Writing about losses is not particularly fun. But I can do it as long after my match as I wish (or not at all), which is not the case on the pro tour, where they have to explain losses (and wins) only moments after they occur. Anyway, Susan Wright ended my singles tournament with a solid performance. I warmed up again with Jenny Klitch, which apparently worked well for me since I had many chances in the first set. I even led 65, but Susan hit one of her patented backhands an inch from the line (along with a couple others at deuce that were brave and accurate) and played better the whole match. It’s hard to believe she once had a 2-handed backhand that she was reluctant to abandon since her one handed shot is great. Tomorrow morning she plays Diane Barker in the final. Barker took out France’s Betty Michel 63 63.
In 60 doubles, Susan and Pat Medrado played Tracey Thompson/Jenny Cerff which was won 64 63 by the defending champions (Susan/Pat). By all accounts it was a great match, lots of great volleys, overheads and lobs. Robin and I beat an Aussie pair, Fiona Walker/Rosemary Everett 60 63. Robin played fantastic and we won 60 63. It was somewhat windy but nothing compared to yesterday. We play Pat and Susan tomorrow afternoon.
Walker, Everett, Harris, Nichols
Robin is into the 60 mixed final with Ross Persons against Ros Balodis and her partner. They received a default in the semis from players who didn’t anticipate doing so well in the tournament and had booked flights for today. Ross fell in men’s doubles in the semis. He said it was a really fun, good match and he played well.
Mark Vines and Glenn Busby are into the doubles final, but Busby crushed Mark in singles earlier in the day (then they crushed their British doubles opponents).
In the 55s, Fran Chandler/Shelly Works are into the final. They played Brenda Foster and her partner and were down 84 in the match tiebreak and came back to win it! They face Mary Dailey/Klartje Van Baarle in the final, who were lucky to be there…Van Baarle was over an hour late for the match but Vicki Buholz/Gayle Prejean agreed to play them anyway, which was quite sporting of them.
Vicki and Jerome Vanier lost a tight semi to Brenda Foster/Berend Betz, in the match tiebreak in 55 mixed. NorCal players Polo Cowan/Dan Grossman are in the 55 doubles final. Grossman has a 65 world title to his name, so it’s impressive that he can give up 10 years and still reach the final of the worlds in doubles. They beat Betz/Frans Grimbergen of the Netherlands.
Jenny Klitch fell in 50 singles to a French player…she too had a set point in the second set but fell just a point short of forcing a third. Canada’s Taras Beyko is into the men’s 50 singles final.
Today I played two matches in one day, doubling the amount of matches I’ve played in the tournament to date. I warmed up again with Jenny Klitch (who had the day off) and then played Leanne Scott of Australia. It was very windy at 9am and we were on a shady court but after a slow start I adjusted to the wind and shade and won 62 60. Susan Wright beat Elena Polyakova of Russia 63 61 a tough little player. Diane Barker beat Fiona Walker of Australia 61 63. The fourth semifinal was between #4 seeded Betty Michel of France and Carmen Lang Verdugo of Spain and was very competitive. Michel started slowly (or Lang started quickly), dropping the first set 60, but rebounded to win the final sets 64 61. Diane plays Betty and I play Susan tomorrow.
In doubles, Susan and Pat Medrado played a pair of Aussies, Wendy Harrison and Scott; unfortunately, Scott hurt her knee at 05 down and had to retire. Robin and I beat Annelies Simons, Netherlands and Penny Smith, NZL, and won 62 61. It was super windy though, and dusty. I was covered in clay by the end of the match, because of the swirling dust that enveloped the court. The groundskeepers couldn’t keep the clay wet enough, and there were dust clouds over the courts in the afternoon. Robin played great (to no one’s surprise) and it was a good match. We play the #3 seeds, Walker/Rosemary Everett tomorrow after they beat a pair of South African players in a match tiebreak. Tracey Thompson/Jenny Cerff beat Hazel Lindfield (GBR) and Christiane Deryckere (BEL). 76 62. They take on Susan/Pat tomorrow.
After the doubles Susan was snacking on her lunch and a bee flew into her mouth and bit her on her tongue! Fortunately, she’s not allergic to bees and it only stung a bit (pun intended). A couple of Advil in the afternoon and she was almost as good as new.
Robin and Ross Persons, USA won their 60 mixed today over Stephen Dance/Walker of Australia 62 76. Ross is also into the men’s doubles semis along with American Mark Vines (playing with Glenn Busby, AUS). Vines is into the semis, getting a retirement win (pulled muscle) from his opponent and plays Busby tomorrow. Diane and Jack Baker lost in the quarters of the mixed.
Five USA women are in the 55 doubles semis, but only one was expected to be there. Fran Chandler gained a measure of revenge against Helga Nauck (who beat her in singles) and, along with Shelly Works beat Nauck/Katie Boeroecz of Germany, the top seeds 60 63. Vicki Buholz/Gayle Prejean upset the #3 seeds, and multiple world champions Ros Balodis/Leanne Swaysland in an exciting match 64 16 1/0(8), winning the match tiebreak on their third match point. They take on Mary Dailey (USA) and Klartje Van Baarle of Belgium in the semis, the 2nd seeds.
In men’s 55 doubles Dan Grossman/Polo Cowan are into the semis. Willie Alumbaugh/Scott Works fell 12-10 in a match tiebreak though in the quarters. Collin Smith (USA)/David Smith (RSA) are into the 55 doubles semis. Bill Moss lost to Franck Hervy of France in three sets in the quarters of the 55 singles.
It’s Tuesday in Lisbon; the Individual World Championships began Saturday and due to byes and a default today was the first day I played a match of any kind. Robin and I played at the Club Internacional de Foot-Ball, and won 61 60 against two nice women, Salete Nery from Brazil and Elize Preuyt from So Africa. Nery has only been playing eight years and Elize works full time as a teacher, but both love the game and are enjoying the world championships. We are now into the quarters.
Susan Wright and Pat Medrado won their first round by the same score. Jenny Cerff and Tracey Thompson dropped the first three games of their match today and then won the next 8, winning 63 62. Both teams are in the quarters and on a semifinal collision course. Tracey won her second round singles match and Diane Barker won her first, both are into the round of 16 now, with Susan Wright and myself.
Other American results:
Women: Jenny Klitch in women’s 50s is into the quarters. Fran Chandler fell in a very well played match to Helga Nauck from Germany, the 3rd seed 64 75. Shelly Works lost to Mariana Metola of Argentina in the round of 32. Vicki Buholz won a contentious match with Marina Korepanova of Russia 64 in the third..her reward, a meeting with top-seeded Klartje Van Baarle of Belgium, new to the age division. In doubles, Fran Chandler/Shelly Works advanced; Buholz/Gayle Prejean won and Mary Dailey was playing with Van Baarle.
Men: In the 50s, Dana Gill fell to #7 seed Fernando Granero of Spain 62 76; in the 55s, Willie Alumbaugh upset #2 seeded Simon Arms of Australia in three sets to reach the round of 16; Scott Works fell to Michael Kudinoff of Sweden 76 62, but had beaten the #16 seed a day earlier; in the 60s, defending champion and top seed Mark Vines is into the round of 16 as is Danny Waldman; Waldman faces Glenn Busby of Australia there. In doubles Waldman/Norbert Henn, Busby/Vines and Ross Persons/Joakim Berner are still going.
In mixed, Vicki Buholz/Jerome Vanier (France) are in the round of 16 in the 55s; in the 60s, Jack and Diane Barker take on the first seeds in the round of 16 and #2 seeded Ross Persons/Robin Harris are also in the round of 16.
The order of play isn’t out yet, but given that it’s Wednesday tomorrow and we are in the round of 16, I assume we have the singles round of 16 tomorrow.
Today I was scheduled to play at the Club Internacional de Foot-Ball not before 4pm. Susan was scheduled there not before noon while Jenny Cerff had a 10:30 match at Estadio Nacional Jamor and Robin and Jenny were to play mixed with their respective partners there not before 5:30 pm.
Tracey, not wanting to miss any adventure, and Robin went to Sintra, a world heritage site near Lisbon. They did get to one of the castles, but due to traffic, lines to enter and the fact that Robin had to play in the evening they didn’t get into the castle. However, they really enjoyed the ride and saw some new countryside.
Since I didn’t play till late it was my job to do the grocery shopping in the morning. We have it down now…the mini market for freshly baked chicken, apples and sweet potatoes, and the supermarket for other supplies.
Robin won her mixed match with Ross Persons; Susan won her singles match; Jenny lost a tough one in singles 75 in singles and had to play Ros Balodis in mixed so they lost. I ubered over to the Foot-Ball club and saw the open court 2, which was the one I was assigned. But my opponent, who won a first round match, never showed up to play. Fortunately, Susan was nice enough to practice with me. The courts were really dry and slippery by the time we hit…not much clay on them (plus it was quite windy, which is normal for Lisbon according to locals).
Tomorrow Robin and I play doubles at noon; Tracey plays singles at 10:30 and doubles at 4 with Jenny and Susan plays doubles at 4. We all play at the Foot-Ball club.
The ITF are pleased to confirm that the ITF Seniors World Team & Individual Championships 2019 will take place in Lisbon & Estoril, Portugal from Sunday 4 August to Saturday 17 August 2019. The Team Championships will run from Sunday 4 August to Friday 9 August although Saturday 10 August will be used if there is inclement weather. Further information will be made available in early 2019.
2019 Super Seniors World Team Championships
The ITF are pleased to announce that the 2019 Super-Seniors World Team Championships will take place in Umag, Croatia from Sunday 15 September 2019 to Friday 20 September 2019. Please note, Saturday 21 September will be used if necessary.
Further details of the 2019 event will be made available early in 2019.
2019 Young Seniors World Team Championships
The ITF are pleased to confirm that the ITF Young Seniors World Team & Individual Championships 2019 will take place in Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA from Sunday 20 October to Friday 25 October (Saturday 26 October will be used if necessary). The Individual Championships will run from Saturday 26 October to Saturday 2 November inclusive. Further information will be made available in early 2019.
The USA women’s teams fell to tough opponents on the final day of play of the Young Seniors World Team Championships in Miami Beach on Friday.
The Lenglen Cup dropped both singles to a tough German team but finished second with silver medals!
The USA Young Cup team fell 2/1 to Great Britain, winning the #2 singles point (Lizl Kotz) before GBR edged Millie Yablonicky at #1 by the symmetrical score of 06 75 60. Kotz/Yablonicky lost the doubles point.
The USA Margaret Court Cup team lost to Spain in the 3/4 playoff but ended up with copper medals.
The Trabert Cup team won the 5/6 playoff, edging Denmark 2/1 in a match which came down to the third set of the deciding doubles.
The Dubler Cup team swept Costa Rica 3/0 to finish 15th.
The Italia Cup team played for 5th late in the day.
Please click on the links below to view the draws and results to date for the 2018 ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships.
The USA will compete in seven finals on Friday in Croatia. Matches in Center, Grand Stand and Court 1 at ATP Stadium will be streamed live (see links below). Draws have been posted for individuals, see link below.
The USA was in action in four Cups today, the Men’s 65, 70, 75 & 85.
The USA WON the Men’s 85 behind the singles play of Saul Snyder and Joe Russell and the doubles expertise of George McCabe/Chuck Nelson. Here’s a photoof McCabe, Snyder, Russell and Nelson from the opening ceremonies. They beat Australia in the final round robin match, going 4/0 in the competition.
The Men’s 70s, Crawford Cup, has been on a roll since their loss on Monday. They beat Finland 3/0 today and play for 9th tomorrow. Geoff and Brent played the doubles; Clark and Hammel played the doubles (winning again in a match tiebreak).
The Men’s 65s and 75s both played Australia today in their respective divisions and both won 2/1.
The Britannia Cup team, M65 saw Dave Sivertson win at #2 singles; Len Wofford played a great match against Andrew Rae but fell 76 64 and Paul Wulf/Tom Smith won the doubles point. Photos courtesy of Jeanne Sivertson; I created the collage.
In the Men’s 75, Bitsy Grant cup, G. Waygood was too good for USA’s Fred Drilling at #2 singles, winning 76 46 62. Jimmy Parker at #1 won 64 64 over A.Walker. Drilling and Michael Stewart were too good for Waygood/B. Rehn, winning 64 62.
Robin Harris and I played Susan Wright and Patricia Medrado and came very close but fell 63 76(5) in the final of the 60 doubles. They made some good shots on big points and there were lots of big points. We played the entire match in the rain..sometimes a drizzle and at other times rain. It was a 2-hour match and the conditions were exceptionally heavy! It was a fun match despite the outcome…next time!
Mark Vines, USA had three match points in the second set and lost it but rebounded to win 64 67 64 on his 5th or 6th match point despite a balky calf. It was a great week for Mark who also won the team championship the previous week.
Tom Coulton, USA combined with Anders Jarryd to win the 55 doubles (Jarryd won the singles too.)
Danny Waldman (USA)/Norbert Henn fell in the doubles final.
Leanne Swaysland was playing 55 doubles with Ros Balodis but hurt her shoulder/bicep in the second game and they had to retire.
Other USA medalists were Mary Dailey, Ross Persons, and Vicki Buholz in mixed 55s (and Waldman).
Here’s a photo of Regina Marsikova, Patricia Medrado, Susan Mehmedbasich Wright and Robin Harris who all played on the WTA tour in the 70s.
After the matches, Susan, Robin, Erika Smith and I reordered the luggage in our rental car and headed off to Salzburg. We had hoped to arrive before dark but it didn’t happen and it rained for the entire drive. The weather, 80s only days before, was barely in the 50s and damp. We made it safely to Austria though, bought our Vignette (a toll pass) just before the border and checked into our hotel. Tomorrow I will show everyone Salzburg, since it’s the first time in Austria for all three of them.
Today I played Diane Barker and it was a Groundhog Day situation…I keep playing her and the outcome never varies…Diane wins. This time it was 63 61. I played ok but not great (a lot of that had to do with Diane of course) and Diane played well and hit a lot of winners. Regina Marsikova trounced Ros Balodis in the other semi…Marsikova is playing exceptionally well.
Jenny Klitch fell to top seeded Klartje Van Baarle in straight sets. We commiserated…we both tried a lot of things and our opponents countered too well! She and Andrea Rice are in the doubles semis tomorrow.
Danny Waldman caused the biggest upset of the day, beating defending champion and top seed Glen Busby (60s) in three sets despite losing the first five games of the match. He’s also in the men’s doubles semis and mixed semis. Mark Vines beat the #2 seed, Pierre Godfroid in three sets as well.
Vicki Buholz and Ross Persons are in the 55 mixed final along with Waldman/Mary Dailey.
Susan Wright/Patricia Medrado won their QF doubles today.
Robin Harris and her partner Steve Myers fell in the semis of the mixed to Medrado/Godfroid in a rain and thunder/lightning storm interrupted match which finished just before dark.
The weather took a big turn in the late afternoon…it’s been quite hot but this afternoon it was cooler and there were some tremendous thunderstorms with lots of lightning. It is going to drop from about 90 to the upper 60s by tomorrow. And there’s a very high chance of rain tomorrow.
We play the doubles semis at 9:30 tomorrow morning and Susan plays third on the court. Diane plays at 10.
I had time today to run errands and arrange for a car for our trip starting Saturday to Austria and Czech Republic.
Today was another warm and sunny day in Ulm and a busy one. Susan and I warmed up at 8 for our 11am matches; We were both scheduled for 11am but got on slightly late. I played at SSV Ulm on Court 1 against Lyn Mortimer. It was pretty much a dust bowl…a couple of shots just nestled into the clay as they would a pillow and refused to bounce. I won 62 62 in about 90 minutes, and played pretty well. It was my third time playing Lyn in the past 6 weeks!
Robin Harris and I reached the doubles semis too, beating Patricia Peal and Patricia Wire 61 62, but the match was closer than the score, lasting 90 minutes.
Susan Wright played Regina Marsikova a former pro player who won 17 titles on tour and was ranked in the top 15 for five years; she was a semifinalist twice at the French Open and won the doubles there once, and also reached the semis of the US Open. In other words, she’s formerly a superb player and hasn’t lost much. She beat Susan in straight sets. I didn’t see the match but Susan and onlookers said it was a good match with some close games.
Diane Barker won easily over Patricia Peal, and I play Diane tomorrow at 10am.
Marcikova plays Ros Balodis in the other semi.
Jenny Klitch won a tough match for the second straight day, against #4 seed Jurate Hardy of Lithuania. Jenny said it was a good, and very hard fought match, and after Jenny won Jurate invited her to lunch! That’s what good senior tennis is about, competition and camaraderie. Jenny and Andrea Rice also won their doubles match today.
Shelly Works and Daniela Esswein advanced in 55 doubles
Vicky Buholz lost a tough 3-setter to Barbora Koutna, saving multiple match points in the second set, only to fall in the third. Koutna was really pounding the ball.
Danny Waldman advanced in singles, doubles (walkover from Busby/Persons) and mixed (with Mary Dailey); Mark Vines also reached the quarters in singles but with Wes Cash lost a tough one 11-9 in the match tiebreaker.
Willie Alumbaugh and Scott Works won their R16 doubles match today in the 50s, in a match tiebreak.
It was another early start today in Ulm, Germany. Susan Wright and I had 9am matches, so we left at 7:30. We had a half hour warm up then played our first matches.
Susan beat PatriciaWire of GBR with the loss of only a game. I played Rosemary Everett, in a repeat of our semifinal match in Klosters two weeks ago. I won 60 61, but we had some long points.
After lunch we played doubles, Susan with Pat Medrado and Robin Harris with me. We played Jenny Cerff and Jeanette Robert from So Africa and won by the score of the day 60 61, though to be fair Jenny played marathon singles matches yesterday and today.
Robin is now playing mixed with Steve Meyers from Australia against my singles opponent (who is a better doubles player) and another Aussie.
Most of the women’s singles and doubles were played in Ulm today, so I got to see Jenny Klitch, Andrea Rice and others.
Tomorrow I play Elna Botha from So Africa and Robin and I play Pat Wire/Tish Peal.
Susan Wright, Robin Harris and I took Pat Purcell to the bus station for her 7am bus, and the start of a very long road home. We left just after 6am, and Pat left me with the extroverts of our group! Though I must admit, 2 extroverts and 1 introvert is a better ratio than the reverse, especially since Robin and Susan have been friends since junior tennis days.
We went from the bus station at 6:30 am to go practice as there are no practice courts after 8:30 am so far this week. We had a good very early morning practice, then went back home to organize and to get strings for my racquets.
I dropped Susan and Robin off around 11:30 and got a massage and, most importantly, WiFi for several hours!
We all have the day off today but expect to play singles and doubles or doubles and mixed tomorrow.
The 2018 USA Senior Cup Teams have been announced. This page will have links to Cup draws, links to daily blog posts, links to the individual draws once posted, links to photos and more. The Cups take place in Ulm-Neu Ulm Germany August 12-17 and the individual world seniors championships will take place the following week August 18-25 at the same location.
*The 2018 Seniors World Team and Individual Championships is provisionally scheduled to take place in Miami, USA during a similar period to the 2017 event. Confirmation will be provided after completion of the 2017 edition.
The 2017 USA Senior Cup Teams have been announced. This page will have links to Cup draws, links to daily blog posts, links to the individual draws once posted, links to photos and more. They play in Miami, Florida October 29-November 3, 2017. November 4-11 the individual world seniors championships will take place, also in Miami.
The 2016 ITF Seniors World Team Championships will be held June 19-24 in Helsinki, Finland, indoors on hard courts. The ITF Seniors World Individual Championships will be held the 25 June-2 July. Note that the Cups begin on a SUNDAY and end on a FRIDAY. The Individuals are Saturday-Saturday.