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					       THE INTERNATIONAL LAWN TENNIS CLUB
                      OF
                     JAPAN



    30th Anniversary
IC Columbus Trophy 2009
            Revised 1/7/2009




 Sept. 30th (Wed) ~ Oct. 6th(Tue)
           Tokyo, Japan
                                      Columbus Trophy
                         Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                             September 30th – October 6th, 2009



INVITATION


The IC Japan cordially invites teams from all IC’s around the world to join us in celebrating
our 30th anniversary by participating in Columbus Trophy from September 30th to October 6th,
2009. We are planning to hold an event that will combine competitive tennis and social events
in order to further our friendship. The participants are invited to the first day of Japan Open
that is scheduled to start on October 5th.


The IC Japan will launch the festivities with a Welcome Party on the evening of September
30th and will host the IC Dinner on October 3rd. During the week, we will offer one
sightseeing tour to traditional sights in and around Tokyo and additional tours may be
arranged for those who wish to explore on their own.


Accommodations have been reserved at the site that will also serve as the headquarters for the
event.


Event details and participant expenses are attached. Entries to this event will be accepted in
the order in which entry applications and fees are received.


We look forward to having you join us in our celebration in the fall of 2009.



Sincerely,




Sakae Yoshii
Honorary Secretary
IC Japan




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                          Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                              September 30th – October 6th, 2009



TENNIS EVENTS

COLUMBUS TROPHY


Each team will consist of 2 male players who have or will have reached the age of 55 prior to
January 1, 2010, and 2 male players who have or will have reached the age of 65 prior to
January 1, 2010. Teams may have a non-playing captain, or one of the players may act as a
captain. No International Club (IC) may enter more than one team. Two IC’s may combine to
form a team. There is a consolation event organized for the teams that lose in the first and
possibly second rounds of the competition.



<Member Schedule>
9/29(Tue)         Hotel Check-in    *
9/30(Wed)         Tennis Clinic for Children with physical, mental and family related challenges is
                  scheduled. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
                  18:00 Captain’s Meeting, 20:00 Welcome Party
10/1(Thu)         Official Match Day1
10/2(Fri)         Official Match Day2
10/3(Sat)         Official Match Day3, Official Dinner (Downtown Tokyo) in the evening
10/4(Sun)         Official Match Day4, Sightseeing tour in the afternoon
10/5(Mon)         “Japan Open” Day 1
10/6(Tue)         Hotel Check-out




* We suggest that the team or at least the Captain arrive prior to the Captain’s Meeting on September
30th, by18:00.




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              Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                  September 30th – October 6th, 2009



TENNIS VENUE: Estolle Hotel and Tennis Club
 1-8, Yasakadai, Togane City, Chiba-ken Japan

 Tel:   813-475-55-1111 / Fax:813-475-55-1112

  http://www.estolle.com




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                              Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                                  September 30th – October 6th, 2009




     TENNIS COURTS


                                                 Indoor Courts (4)




                                                          Center Court




Outdoor Courts(13)




 Court Surface:
 artificial grass with sand




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                         September 30th – October 6th, 2009



ACCOMMODATIONS: Estolle Hotel and Tennis Club
  1-8, Yasakadai, Togane City, Chiba-ken Japan
  Tel: 813-475-55-1111 / Fax:813-475-55-1112
   http://www.estolle.com




Guest Rooms: 39 (twin/duplex) rooms
*additional/optional accommodations in the vicinity are available.




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                     Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                         September 30th – October 6th, 2009



Location & Access




                      Tokyo                                  ★


                                                                       Estolle




Access:   45 min. by car from Narita International Airport*
         60 min. by car from Downtown Tokyo*
Transportation will be provided to and from Narita Airport on a schedule TBD.
*may vary depending on traffic conditions




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                    Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                        September 30th – October 6th, 2009



PARTICIPATION EXPENSES
Ⅰ. Entry Fee (Japanese Yen):        ¥100,000 (JPY)* per participating team
Ⅱ. Team Expenses:
         a) Hotel accommodations for 7 nights from Sept. 29th through the evening
             of Oct. 5th, 2009 at Estolle Hotel and Tennis Club.
             Special reduced rate of¥15,000(JPY)* per night per room including
             breakfast( maximum of 2 persons to a room) has been made available to
             IC participants.   A deposit of 20% of the total room charge for the team
             is due along with the entry fee at the time of application deadline in
             order to secure the requested rooms. The deposit and the entry fee shall
             be non-refundable. However, in the event of team withdrawals prior to
             June 30th, 2009, best effort will be made to obtain replacement
             team(s) and refund will be made if and to the extent that replacement
             team(s) is secured. Please see the information on page 8.
         b) Local transportation - for individuals who may wish to go to downtown
             Tokyo or to local restaurants. ( to downtown Tokyo – approximately one
             hour by train or bus / cost ¥1,100 – 1,600* each way, to local restaurants
             10-15 minutes by taxi / fare approximately¥1,000*) Please note that
             Estolle Hotel and Tennis Club are located on the same grounds and the
             dining facility is available for the participants’ dinner.
         c) Dinners except on Sept. 30th and Oct. 3r
             *- the exchange rate as of January 7th, 2009 is as follows:
               ¥100 (JPY) = $1.07 (USD)¥100 (JPY) = £0.73 (GBP)
             Please check the most current exchange rate at the time of your
             application.
Ⅲ. IC Japan will provide the following for players, captains and spouses:
         a) Lunches from Sept. 30th to Oct. 5th.
         b) The Welcome Party at Estolle Hotel and Tennis Club on Sept. 30th.
         c) Dinner on Oct. 3rd at a downtown venue.
         d) Transportation between Narita International Airport and Estolle Hotel
             and Tennis Club on a scheduled TBD and to and from official events.
         e) Half-day sightseeing tour on October 4th.




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                         Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                             September 30th – October 6th, 2009



DEADLINES

  February 28th, 2009
The deadline, originally set for January 31st, 2009 has been postponed to February 28th,
2009.


Participant information and payment of the entry fees (bank information to be provided
upon receipt of applications) must be received no later than February 28th, 2009.


Please respond by sending the attached application form (page 11) by e-mail of fax to:


Sakae Yoshii
Tel: 813-5425-3530 / FAX: 813-3584-6943
E-mail: sakaeyoshii@aol.com
Mailing Address:
c/o Japan Wealth Management Securities, Inc.
Shiroyama Trust Tower 36th Floor, 4-3-1, Toranomon,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6036 Japan

If more than acceptable number of entries is received, entries will be accepted on a first come first
served basis.


Entry fees shall be non refundable, however, in the event of team withdrawals prior to June 30th,
2009, best effort will be made to obtain replacement team(s) and refund (s) will be made if and to the
extent that replacement team(s) is secured.


Team roster, with information useful for seeding, and names of guests other than the players and
captains who plan to attend the Columbus Trophy should be submitted no later than June 30th , 2009.




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                     Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                         September 30th – October 6th, 2009



Sightseeing Tours
   Bus Tour Plan (included in the program)
     Meiji Shrine                             Harajuku (Down Town)




                                                    Asakusa
   Imperial Palace




Optional Tours
 Other sightseeing tours available upon request
 Golf course nearby may be available for play upon request.




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                  Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                      September 30th – October 6th, 2009




IC JAPAN CONTACT INFORMATION

Sakae Yoshii
Honorary Secretary, IC Japan
sakaeyoshii@aol.com


Mimi Yoshii
Director, IC Japan
mimiyoshii@aol.com




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                         Celebrating the IC Japan’s 30th Anniversary
                             September 30th – October 6th, 2009


                               IC Columbus Trophy 2009
                                    Application Form

Deadline: February 29th, 2009
Submit to: Sakae Yoshii IC Japan
Via E-mail: sakaeyoshii@aol.com FAX: 81-3-3584-6943
Team Name


Contact Person                          Name:


                                        Tel:


                                        E-mail:


Number of players/captain(s)
Number of spouses
Number of rooms
*Please note that the rooms should be reserved for the nights from September 29th to October 5th. Any
change in the schedule must be indicated in advance below.
*The number of rooms offered at a special rate of ¥15,000/room (max. 2 persons) with breakfast at
Estolle Tennis Club is limited. 20% deposit of the total room charges/team will be required along with
the entry fee by 2/28/2009.
*Alternative accommodation in the vicinity of the club will be secured if we run out of rooms at Estolle
Tennis Club. Rates may vary.

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