Turner Trophy 201718
Please note that the final of the Turner trophy takes place on 12th February at Meopham Table Tennis Hut 7.30pm.
This year is an all Meopham affair for the first time in a number of years.
Meopham A v Meopham B
Please find results of round 3 and fixtures for the next round in the link below.
Here is the Handicap calculator for the Turner Trophy.
Below is the new scorecard to be used for the event which includes a column to enter game point totals.
Please note that there are several free apps that can be downloaded to your phone or tablets that will allow you to keep the score up to 41.
The simplest one to use is Scoreboard-Free Score Keeping on the go. Although there are lots out there. Give it a go!
Please now use rankings on 'rankings' page on the website to use for the turner trophy and use the points in the 'points' column. These will be based upon the ranking points at the beginning of the week prior to the round.
Any problems or questions regarding the new scoring system please contact Richard Nash @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also find copy of playing rules below. New rules below. Please also note that all players should have a ranking although if there are any exceptions please contact Richard Nash.
12 Turner Trophy
12.1.1 The league will organise a handicapped team tournament called The Turner Trophy
12.1.2 All registered teams will be entered into the tournament
12.1.3 The tournament will follow a single knockout format
12.2.1 Each round will be drawn by lot
12.2.2 For each fixture drawn, the home team is the first drawn team and the second drawn team is the away team
12.2.3 Home and away teams may be switched at the discretion of the Executive Committee
12.2.4 The final will be played on neutral ground
12.3.1 Players are eligible once their rating no longer has a provisional status. This is normally once they have played three league matches.
12.3.2 Players can play for any other team within their club
12.3.3 Once a player has played in the tournament, they are tied to that team and cannot play for any other team in the tournament.
12.3.4 Other players will be considered at the discretion of the Executive Committee
12.4.1 A player’s handicap group is determined by the player’s rating at the beginning of the week in which the draw is made.
12.4.2 A player’s handicap group may be altered at the discretion of the Executive Committee
12.5.1 Each team will put forward three players for a fixture
12.5.2 Each match will consist of nine single matches
12.5.3 Each match will consist of two sets
12.5.4 The starting points for each set are obtained by calculating the difference between two player’s handicap groups and referencing this difference in the starting points table, with the lower ranked player starting on the higher score
12.4.5 Service will change when the aggregate score is divisible by five
12.5.6 A set is won when a player reaches the maximum score: it does not have to be won by two clear points
12.5.7 Apart from scoring and service change all normal playing rules apply
12.5.8 After each match, sets won are added to their team’s running total
12.5.9 The winners are the team with the highest sets won total after all nine matches have been played
12.5.10 In the event of a tie the team who have scored the most individual points will be deemed the winners. Points need only be calculated in the event of the tie.
12.5.11 In the event of a further tie the team will nominate one player for a single deciding set in the same format