The draws for the first two rounds of the Fairbank Cup are on the Website under the Fairbank Results.
 The handicaps will be prepared during week commencing 18th December 2017.
 Draws for future rounds will be made in the New Year.
 1st round matches will be played in week commencing 8th January 2018.  
 The playing regulations are as follows:


1.    Each match consists of nine singles sets, each best of three games, but no doubles.


2.   For each game the difference in handicap between the two players is converted, using the

      table below, to give the number of points start to be given.  All games to be played up to

      21,  with 2 clear points being needed to win if 20-all is reached.


3.   The table of differences and points start is as follows:


      Difference in Handicap                          0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14

      Points Received                                     0   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   9  10  10  11  11  12


      Difference in Handicap                          15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27

      Points Received                                     12  12  13  13  13  14  14  14  15  15  15  16  16


      Difference in Handicap                          28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40

      Points Received                                     16  17  17  17  17  18  18  18  18  19  19  19  19


4.   Playing Fairbank Cup matches on two tables is no longer permitted.  The home team will

      be responsible for providing a venue where the match can be played on one table



5.   Except where contradicted above, all playing regulations applying to a normal league

      match, as stated in Rule 11 of the League Rules, apply to Fairbank Cup matches.


6.   The regulations relating to qualifications and arranging of Fairbank Cup matches are stated

       in Rule 13 of the League Rules and will be strictly enforced.  In particular it should be

       noted that no matches can be played after the deadline for a round and that no

       postponements will be allowed under any circumstances.


7.   Results must be notified to the Match Secretary in the normal way but with the scorecard

      marked 'Fairbank Cup'.  Scorecards should be posted immediately following a match as it

      is essential that the Match Secretary receives these results as early as possible so that he

      can notify the next round.


8.   Scorecards must only show the results of sets played at the time a result is reached.

      Sets played after one team has won must NOT be included on the scorecard.  For

      example, if a team wins 5-2 but the other 2 sets are then played, these additional sets

      must not be written on the scorecard.


 9.   A sub-committee has been formed to review the handicaps for the Fairbank Cup after each

       round.  It is therefore likely that handicaps will be amended throughout the period of this



10. The final of the Fairbank Cup will be played during week commencing 16th April 2018.

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