The Doubles, Triples & Mixed Doubles competitions will produce Club Champions and Plate winners. Each event will be allocated time to play according to the number of entries received.
Anticipated durations are:
Doubles – May/June
Triples – June/July
Mixed Doubles – July/August
There are no entry fees for these competitions.
There will be perpetual trophies for the Club Champions and Plate winners. These will be engraved and kept at the clubhouse.
Teams will be made up of club members only.
Players may only play for one team in each competition. Substitutes are allowed providing they have not already played for another team in that competition.
Entries for each competition will close on the last day of the previous month.
Exceptionally, the closing date for the Doubles competition has been extended until 7th May.
Games and Scoring
Games will be played to EPA rules.
Each match will be the best of three games.
All matches and finals will be played to 13 points.
Matches will normally be played on club days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday to suit the 2 teams playing.
Each match must be played by the stated closing date for that round, ie by no later than 7 pm the following Tuesday.
The home team will offer two dates to the opposition.
If the match has not be played by the closing date for that round, it will be awarded to the home team, unless conceded by the home team.
Round 1 – Closing day 2nd Tuesday
Round 2 – Closing day 3rd Tuesday
Round 3 – Closing day 4th Tuesday etc
Actual dates for each competition/round will be publicised when the entries are closed.
The rules may have to be adapted to the numbers of teams playing in each competition.
All teams will play a minimum of 2 rounds.
All losing teams in Round 1 will play in the Plate competition in Round 2.
Presentation of Cups will be at the Annual dinner.
Please email all competition entries to Mark Gilbert @ firstname.lastname@example.org (underscore h_u):