FINAL - NA HAWKS v TORBAY ACADEMY 1 at Teign School on Tuesday 7th May

Congratulations to Torbay Academy 1 who defeated NA Hawks 389-317 in the final to retain the Dyment Doubles Shield 

Final - NA Hawks v Torbay Academy 1.docx  

Draw took place at Committee Meeting 14.10.2018

See bottom of this page for new format details and score card

First Round Matches scheduled for either side of Christmas. Should be played before 31st Jan 2019.

Second Round Matches scheduled for Week Beginning 4th Mar 2019 

Quarter Finals scheduled for Week Beginning 8th Apr 2019.

Semi-Finals & Final to be played Weeks Beginning 15th April & 22nd April 2019

It is the responsibility of the home team (First team of the pair on the chart below) to contact the away team to confirm a suitable date for the match to be played.  

Matches may be played before the scheduled week if dates can be agreed between teams.

Individual handicaps to be found under teams on the menu bar.


 Round 1 Round 2 Quarter Finals Semi Finals  
 v   Torre Panthers304     
Torre Pantherswo       
 .    Scorecard  Hasbeens313   
 v  Hasbeens355     
 .        v Scorecard  NA Hawks 354 
 NA Hawks 381       
 v Scorecard   NA Hawks376     
 NA Vultures 336       
 .     Scorecard  NA Hawks363   
 NA Eagles 390       
 v Scorecard  NA Eagles269     
 NA Ospreys 317       
 .          v Scorecard   NA Hawks
 NA Kites 351       
 v Scorecard  NA Kites335     
 NA Falcons 338       
 .     v Scorecard  Taverners376   
 Taverners  373       
 v Scorecard  Taverners372     
 TTTA 7 337       
 .       v Scorecard  Taverners 346 
 Dawlish Diamonds    wo       
 v  Dawlish Diamondswo     
 TTTA 4 - Conceded        
 .      Dawlish Diamonds319   
 Dawlish Dodgers         
 v  Dawlish Dodgers
 NA Kestrels 362       
 v  Scorecard   NA Kestrels323     
 Marldon 316       
 .    Scorecard  TTTA 2312   
 v  TTTA 2370     
 .        v Scorecard  TTTA 1371 
 TTTA 1346       
 v Scorecard  TTTA 1340     
 Brixham Trawlers333       
 .    v Scorecard  TTTA 1381   
 NA Merlins 261       
 v Scorecard  Torre Titans321     
 Torre Titans 381       
 .          v Scorecard   TTTA 1
 NA Buzzards 391       
 v Scorecard  NA Buzzards364     
TTTA 3 325       
 Scorecard  NA Buzzards351   
 v  NA Owls331     
 NA Owls
.        v Scorecard  NA Buzzards329 
 Dawlish Delights305       
 v Scorecard  TTTA 5316     
 TTTA 5387       
 .      v Scorecard  Torre Tigers342   
 Torre Tigers        
 v Torre Tigers360     


Rationale behind change:

The previous system used massive handicaps (players requiring 60+ points to win a single game!) which resulted in very long games, giving timing/scheduling issues, and offered less incentive to our better players due to the length of games. It was also possible on the old system that a player would only have one set of table tennis in an evening. Less teams were entering the cup matches each season.  The previous system of weaker players having to win 11 points a game would always favour the better players.  We needed to give the weaker players a better chance of winning and we needed to deal with the timing constraints that many clubs have.

So, the committee has adopted an experimental change for this season and will gauge the support for the new format to see whether it should be a permanent change.


This system counts every point won, over four legs up to 11 (normal scoring). All four legs to be played. 

The system is based on Table Tennis England’s ranking lists and Table Tennis 365 suggested handicaps.  Each player will be given a handicap number between 0 and 43. The difference between the two players in a set is calculated and rounded up to a multiple of 4, then divided by 4 (4 games/set) which will give the start the weaker player will have in each game (capped at +9), which should be noted against his name (ie +4) for the particular set. ALL four games are played as normal up to 11 (2 clear points as normal). After each set of four games the total points scored by each player shall be recorded on the scorecard and the cumulative total calculated and recorded keeping a running total of the score as you go.  At the end of the final 9th set the team with the most cumulative points is the winner.  If the scores are tied, the team awarded the most handicap points at the start shall be deemed the winners. If this is also tied then the away team shall be declared the winners.

In the doubles, the pairs handicaps are added together and divided by 2, rounded up to a whole number, and the start that the weaker pair receive is calculated as above. 

An example scorecard is shown below and blank scorecards will be given to the clubs/teams shortly or can be downloaded from the team cups menu on the website.

Players’ individual handicaps now show on the website under ‘Team Details 18-19’

PLEASE NOTE:  the committee has agreed that as this is a handicap competition, players from teams ranked both above and below, not taking part in the competition for their own team, may join another team just for the cup.  No-one will be allowed to play for two different teams in the same competition.

The draw for the competitions has now taken place and can be found under ‘Team Cups’ on the website, hard copies of the handicaps, the draw and scorecards will be distributed shortly. As before, the home team should contact the away team to arrange a suitable date for the match.  The winning captain should send in the scorecard.



cup scorecard pdf.

Last Updated:
Share This Page