League Format 2018/19

LEAGUE FORMAT

Each of the Eleven teams will play each other home and away once.

HANDICAP SLEIGHT DOUBLES FORMAT

There are two groups and each team will play each other in their group once. 

These fixtures are shown in the fixture schedule (Oct 8th, Oct 15th ,Nov 26th , Jan 7th ,Jan 14th  and the semi-finals Mar 4th ) It is expected that the matches will be played on the recognised home night of the home team.

Each team must play with three players.  The scorecards showing the handicaps will be sent to the home team secretary in time for each fixture.

The semi-finals will be made up of the team with the most points in one group playing the team finishing second in the other group (a draw will determine home advantage).  In the event of a tie on points, the victorious team in the fixture between the two teams in the group game will be deemed to take the higher position.

        Group A: Trojans, Pegg Scaffolding, Wisbech Wizards, Wanderers, The Kiddles

        Group B : Scorpions, Spinners, Wisbech Spartans, Eagles, Stingers, Batmen.

CHALLENGE CUP

This will remain a knock-out competition with the draw already being made:

Preliminary round :-              A – Wisbech Wizards v Trojans

                                                  B – Wanderers v Scorpions

                                                  C – Wisbech Spartans v Stingers

First round :-                           Spinners v Batmen

                                                  Kiddles v Prelim B

                                                  Pegg Scaffolding v Eagles

                                                  Prelim A v Prelim C

PARKER SHIELD HANDICAP CUP

This will remain a knock-out competition with the draw already being made;

            Prelim A – Wanderers             v   Wisbech Spartans

            Prelim B – Wisbech Wizards  v  Trojans

            Prelim C -  Scorpions               v   Stingers

The preliminary round matches are to be arranged between team secretaries and played by November 15th . The draw for the first round will be made and advised before the planned week on 19th November and again it is expected that the matches will be played on the recognised night of the home team.  The semi-finals are scheduled for March 25th.

COMPETITION RULES


 

         The Parker Shield:

1)      To be played between all teams entering on a knock-out basis.

2)      Each player has to have played three games to be eligible with the exception of the first round.

3)      Individual players to be handicapped not teams.  Players to be handicapped in every round.

4)      One end up to 42 points with no deuce finish – change ends at 21.

5)      Handicap added to score sheet at the start of match.  Team with the highest number of points wins 

the match.

6)      Service changes every 2 points.

7)      Home team to offer away team three dates within four days of receiving the draw (unless fixture is

part of printed fixture programme in player’s handbook).

8)      Teams failing to play matches by the specified date are liable to a fine of up to £2.00.

9)      The Committee’s decision is final.

 

 

         The Sleight Doubles

1)      Pairs to be handicapped each game. (Only 3 nominated pairs )

2)      Nine games of doubles over the best of 5 ends up to 11.

3)      Each end commences using handicap difference given for each pairing; i.e. team A handicap for Bill &

Ben 6, team B handicap for Eric & Ernie 2, each end commences 4-0.

         Except where a pairing have been given a negative handicap in which case each end will start on the

given handicaps; i.e. -1 +4.

4)      Normal T.T.E. doubles rules (where applicable) apply throughout.

5)      All nine games to be played in Group Stages.

6)      Parker Shield rules 2, & 6 to 9 apply.

 

 

         The Challenge Cup

1)      To be played between all teams entering on a knock-out basis.

2)      Order of play – 1&3 v A&C, 2&3 v B&C 1 v A,  3 v B, 2 v C, 1 v B, 2 v A, 3 v C, 1&2 v A&B.  Best of 5 ends

up to 11.

3)      Teams must play in ranking order (as per current season’s averages).

4)      The losing team may give the opposition the remaining games once a winning position of five games

has been reached, subject to the mutual agreement by both teams.

5)      Parker Shield rules 2, & 6 to 9 apply.

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