LEAGUE TEAM HANDICAP CUP COMPETITION 2019 -2020
The competition continues as per previous seasons' format.
The Handicap Cup First Round (w/c 4 November) will involve all teams, seeded 1 to 32, based on league positions (from the top of the Premier division to the bottom of division 3) at the time the draw is made. The matches will consist of 1 v 17 / 2 v 18 / 3 v 19 / 4 v 20 / 5 v 21 / 6 v 22 / 7 v 23 / 8 v 24 / 9 v 25 / 10 v 26 / 11 v 27 12 v 28 / 13 v 29 / 14 v 30 / 15 v 31 / 16 v 32.
A draw will be performed to determine the home and away teams for each fixture. The lesser ranked team will receive 172 points (16 league positions x 10.75) handicap in ALL matches – except see note below. The draw for this round will be based on the league tables after the w/c 21 October round of matches.
Next, the Handicap Cup Second Round (w/c 25 November) will involve the 16 winning teams from above drawn at random, with a maximum handicap equivalent to a 26 league position differential. The handicap for the lower ranked team will be 10.75 points per league position. Similarly, the Handicap ‘Plate’ First Round will involve the 16 losing teams from above drawn at random. The losing teams from this round are eliminated.
The eight winning teams from each competition will then progress to the Handicap Cup Quarter Finals and Handicap ‘Plate’ Quarter Finals (w/c 27 January), matches to be drawn at random, with a maximum handicap equivalent to a 26 league position differential. The handicap for the lower ranked team will be 10.75 points per league position.
The 4 winning teams from each competiton will then progress to the Semi Finals (w/c 17 February).
Note that matches will be re-drawn as necessary in the event of venue clashes, and that handicaps may be adjusted as considered appropriate by the competition organisers, whose decision is final.
1. Qualification to play is to be registered with a team in the league.
2. Reserve players are allowed as per league rule 26 – note that in division 3, players cannot play for another team in their own division.
3. Matches to be played over 9 sets of singles – there is NO DOUBLES – each set will be of 4 games, played to 11 up or a deuce finish.
4. Matches and team handicaps will be confirmed prior to each round of the competition.
5. The winner is the team which scores the highest total points from the sum of the points scored in all the games plus the team handicap. In the event of a tie – the away team is deemed the winner.
6. Matches are to be played during the weeks designated, on the home teams usual match night.
7. Within 3 days, the WINNING TEAM to e-mail the scorecard to the Fixture Secretary, David Mawdesley.
8. In the event of any issues, contact Sandra Moss
9. If the results do not arrive on time, or in the event of a dispute, the Executive Committee will determine the outcome.
Handicap Cup First Round
Scousers 406 v Rainford Storm 391
Warrington Jets 396 v Standish C 330
Wigan Eagles 388 v Wigan Wolves 400
LSG Slayers 404 v Standish A 371
Rainford Spin 373 v LSG Saints 399
Wigan Chasers 463 v Wigan Wanderers 328
Wigan Royals 373 v Wigan Ralfs 437
LSG Knights v Rainford Smile conceded
Rainford Sandgrounders 382 v Rainford Surge 368
Rainford Strike 337 v Rainford Smash 391
Standish B 261 v Wigan Phoenix 412
Mawdesley Mavericks 366 v Skem Lathom 428
LSG Raiders 328 v LSG Titans 389
Standish D 418 v Poolstock Pirates 382
LSG Crusaders 370 v LSG Dragons 384
Heinz 57 Club 390 v Wigan YTW 344
Handicap Cup Second Round
Wigan Ralfs 356 v LSG Knights 281
Rainford Sandgrounders 340 v Scousers 417
LSG Dragons 392 v Skem Lathom 351
LSG Saints 376 v LSG Titans 390
Wigan Chasers 349 v Wigan Wolves 347
Heinz 57 Club 390 v Wigan Phoenix 345
LSG Slayers 360 v Rainford Smash 389
Standish D 416 v Warrington Jets 396
Handicap Plate Second Round
Mawdesley Mavericks 383 v LSG Raiders 372
Rainford Surge 254 v Rainford Spin 390
Rainford Smile 390 v LSG Crusaders 491
Wigan Royals v Rainford Storm conceded
Poolstock Pirates 389 v Wigan YTW 374
Standish A conceded v Standish B
Wigan Eagles conceded v Rainford Strike
Wigan Wanderers conceded v Standish C
Handicap Cup Quarter Final
LSG Dragons v Wigan Ralfs
Scousers v Heinz
Chasers v Titans
Standish D v Rainford Smash
Handicap Plate Quarter Final
Rainford Spin v Standish C
Mawdesley Mavericks v LSG Crusaders
Standish B v Rainford Strike
Wigan Royals v Poolstock Pirates