League Operation

  • Arranging matches - The home team captain will contact the opposing captain/deputy at least 5 days prior to the proposed match date. Two dates must be offered, the second being presented following rejection of the first. The visiting captain must accept or reject the proposed date by the end of the following day.
  • Only Monday to Thursday may be offered initially. Fridays can be used only if no other dates are mutually acceptable and both captains agree. Arranging team knockouts follows exactly the same rules as arranging matches above. The team listed first becomes the Home Team.
  • A player once registered for one team is not allowed to play for another team during that season, except in the case where its team withdraws and its results are disregarded.
  • At least 4 team players are expected to arrive at the venue by 6.30pm, 7.00pm at the latest. Failure to do so can result in the opposition claiming the match. The 2 remaining players must arrive by the time their games are due to be played or those games can be claimed.
  • Substitute players can be used in the Reverse Singles & Doubles, but they must be declared to the opposing captain before that round of matches commences.
  • Scores must be e-mailed by the winning team captain to the appropriate division director (copied to the other captain) by the end of the following week or a zero score will be entered.
  • All matches are to be played during the week in which they are scheduled. Failure to do so may result in the team that is at fault forfeiting and receiving zero points with the opposition receiving two points. Failure to report a postponement will result in the home team being deemed to be at fault. All requests for postponements or forfeiture claims must be referred to the committee, whose ruling in such matters is final.
  • To qualify for the league averages trophies, a player must have participated in at least 75% of the matches played.
  • In a situation where two teams have scored the same number of points at the end of the season, where the position is significant (league winner, promotion or relegation), there will be a replay to decide the winner. In all other cases, the position where the team will finish will be determined firstly on the number of matches won, secondly on the total number of frames won and thirdly on the fewest number of defaulted matches.
  • At the end of a season, the 2 teams with the lowest number of points in the 1st division will be relegated. The 2 teams with the highest points in the 2nd division will be promoted. If 1 team withdraws from division 1 during the course of the season, they will be given a zero score and count as 1 of the 2 teams to be relegated
  • All players must be registered with the appropriate division director BEFORE they play in any matches, or any points won in their singles and doubles matches may be awarded to the opposing team.
  • The home team will pay for the 15 games that will be played (6 singles, 6 reverse singles (1 v 2, 3 v 4 & 5 v 6) and 3 doubles), and provide refreshments (snacks/sandwiches). The home team captain will write down ALL the players they wish to participate in the match on the score sheet prior to the start of the match, followed by the away team captain. Any substitutions for subsequent sections (reverse singles and doubles) to be notified to the opposing captain prior to the start of that section.