Club Tournaments 2017

Seasonal Tournaments

Winter Singles (January to April) Final: Sunday 4th April

This usually consists of 4 groups of 8 players,giving 7 round robin matches over a ten week period. The top four players from each group will then progress to the knockout stage culminating in the final at the end of April. The winners and runners up will each receive a trophy to keep with the winners also receiving the champions' shields for the coming year.

Open Tournaments (May to July) Final: Saturday 1st July

There are five tournaments that can be entered:

Ladies' singles, Men's singles, Ladies' doubles, Men's doubles & Mixed doubles

In addition there are now ladies' and men's singles plate competitions for first round losers in the open singles. Doubles partnerships are determined by the players themselves. These tournaments are straight knockout over the best of 3 sets (final set is played to two clear games). All finalists receive a trophy to keep with the winners receiving the champions' cups for the coming year.

Handicap Tournaments (August to October) Final: Saturday 4th October

There are five tournaments that can be entered (same as in the Open). Doubles partnerships are drawn at random Individual handicaps are worked out and are meant to favour the lower team/non team players. These tournaments are straight knockout over the best of 3 sets (every set is played to two clear games-no tie breaks). All finalists receive a trophy to keep with the winners receiving the champions' cups for the coming year.

Year End Playoffs - Grand Prix (October to December) Final: Sunday 7th December

This is a singles tournament involving the 8 most successful players during the course of the year. Tournaments taken into account are the winter,open and handicap singles for qualification. Grand prix points are awarded for the stages reached in the above competitions. The Open carries most points as the big singles competition of the year,the handicap carries the least). The top 8 (available) are split into 2 groups of 4 (1,4,5 & 8/2,3,6 & 7) to play 3 round robin (best of 3 tie-break sets) matches. The top two players from each group then play 3 set semis across the groups (winner of one group plays runner up in the other). The finalists are then given the opportunity to play the best of 5 tie-break sets a week or so before Christmas to end the year off.

One Day Tournaments

(Chris) Davis Cup Sunday 9th April

This is a doubles tournament using the "American" format, run by Chris Davis. Entries are limited to the first 32 players.

Wing Plate Sunday 27th April

This is a doubles tournament where partners change throughout the day and are drawn at random for each match played. Matches will consist of playing a certain number of games with one partner and then the same number with another partner within the drawn 4.

The only stipulation is that the two strongest players within each ladies' or men's doubles do not play together. At the end of the day (normally played between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm) the top ladies' points winner and men's points winner will share the trophy.

Corben Plate Sunday 12th October

This is a mixed doubles tournament where pairs do not change. Pairs play round robin within a group of four or five pairs over a set number of games and then group winners progress to a knock-out semi-final/final stage. The overall winning pair will share the trophy for the coming year.

King Cup Sliding Handicap Sunday 31st August

This has now become an annual fixture and is run by Roger King (cream teas a speciality)

Other 1 day tournaments will be slotted into the schedules as the season progresses. Entry for all the above tournaments are via the club noticeboard/e-mail.

If you have an idea for either a 1-day or half day competition and would like to get involved then please contact a member of the Playing Committee.

Christmas Tournament Sunday 14th December