Summer Tournament 2019

Court Booking for Tournament Matches

Courts must be booked in advance for evening tournament matches to ensure only 1 match is in progress at a time on club sessions.  To book a court – log in to ebookingonline using your user ID and pin number*, select the date under court 3 and the start time (using “Later Times”), select 3 Multi-sessions at the top (3 x 30 minutes) and add the names of the players (who will get email confirmations).   If any person you are playing does not come when you type in their name, enter them as “Guest” but do email them to confirm the booking.  Please only book court 3 at 5:30, 7.00 and 8.30 any evening except Friday and at 8.30 only on Friday evening.  Please also cancel a booking if you will not be playing for any reason.

The 1 1/2 hour slots are quite tight, especially for handicap events, so please ensure you start on time and do not knock up for more than 5 minutes.  If you have not finished your match when the next match is due on you must give way unless you are in the last game or tie break.

*Your User ID and pin are the same as last year or you can click “Forgot ID or PIN” (just under the Sign in box) to get an email of your login or to request an ID from Sha.

The Tournaments are:

Open tournament (finals Sat, 7 Sep 2019)

Mens Singles

Mens Doubles (enter with your partner)

Ladies singles

Ladies Doubles (enter with your partner)

Mixed doubles (enter with your partner)

Vets Tournament (finals Sat, 20 Jul 2019)
(ladies must be over 45, men over 50 on 1st April 2019)

Mens singles

Mens Doubles (enter with your partner)

Ladies singles

Ladies Doubles (enter with your partner)

Mixed doubles (enter with your partner)

Handicap (finals Sat, 17 Aug 2019)

Mens singles

Mens Doubles (partners will be drawn)

Ladies singles

Ladies Doubles (partners will be drawn)

Mixed doubles (partners will be drawn)

Rules

Please only enter if you can make the finals day of that tournament and you must also be a paid up member.  Off-peak and Transitional Club Members can only enter the Vets and Handicap tournaments.

2019 SUMMER TOURNAMENT RULES
Please contact Shah with any questions

1) It is ULTIMATELY the responsibility of THE PLAYER/PLAYERS WHOSE NAME IS ON THE TOP OF EACH INDIVIDUAL MATCH DRAW to arrange the match. Failure to do so by the due date shown without an adequate reason being given to the tournament committee at least one week BEFORE the due date WILL result in that player/those players being disqualified.

2) The cost of entering is £10 per tournament (open, vets and/or handicap) which is due before the draws are carried out

3) All matches except the semi-final and final are two full sets with normal tie breaks played in those sets if the set score reaches 6-6 followed by a deciding championship tie break (first to 10 with 2 points clear) to be played instead of a full third set if the match is 1 set all after the first 2 sets. Open semi-final and final will be the best of 3 sets.

4) Rules for tie breaks in handicap events is explained below.

5) Handicaps may be altered at the discretion of the tournament committee should it become apparent that the original handicap is incorrect.

6) Handicap differences should be netted off (for example if one person has a handicap of -15 and the other person has a handicap of -30, then each game should start love/-15).

7) In the event that a finalist is unable to play on Finals Day because of sickness or injury. The following will occur, if the other semi-final has not been played, this will then become the final. In the event the other semi-final has been played, both losing semi finalists shall play again for the final spot. If there is not enough time for the match to be played. The original loser of the semi-final will play in the final.

8) Before the final, if a player or pair have to withdraw because of either injury or they will be unable to make the final, their opponents will be given a bye to the next round. There will be no opportunity for the losing player in the previous round to play again.

9) Match times should be booked using the court booking system (there is a link at the top of this page).  Matches should not be played on Grasshopper club nights/mornings other than where permitted by the booking system above.

10) Matches are not to be played when league fixtures have been arranged; please see the notice board for dates of fixtures.

11) Tournament matches will take priority over friendly games during the period outside booking times and club nights, see above.

12) In the event that insufficient people enter a particular event, then the event will not be run.

RULES FOR HANDICAP EVENT TIE BREAKS

1) If a match reaches one set all then a Championship tie-break will be played to decide the winner. A Championship tie-break is similar to a normal tie break but the winner is the first player to 10 points (rather than the normal 7 points). If the Championship tie-break score reaches 9-9, then you need to go two points clear to win the tie-break (as with a normal tie-break). Change ends every 6 points as normal.

2) A normal tie-break (ie the first player to 7 points) will be played in the first two sets if the score reaches 6-6 in those sets (still change ends every 6 points).

3) Handicapping in the normal tie breaks will be as follows:

Same handicap: Start tie-break at 0-0

Difference in handicap of 1 point (eg scratch against -15): Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 1-0 up.

Difference in handicap of 2 points (eg scratch against -30): Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 2-0 up.

Difference in handicap of 3 points (eg +15 against -30): Player with best handicap (eg +15) starts tie-break 3-0 up.

4) Handicapping in the Championship tie breaks will be as follows:

Same handicap:Start tie-break at 0-0

Difference in handicap of 1 point (eg scratch against -15):Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 2-0 up.

Difference in handicap of 2 points (eg scratch against -30):Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 3-0 up.

Difference in handicap of 3 points (eg +15 against -30):Player with best handicap (eg +15) starts tie-break 4-0 up.