League and KO cup competitions
1. HANDICAP KO CUP
The KO Cup will be a straight forward knockout cup for all teams in all divisions.
Individual matches will be played up to 56 points and the conclusion of a match will be when a team wins 5 games.
2. LEAGUE CUP COMPETITIONS
There is a separate league cup competition for the teams in each division.
NORTH of SCOTLAND SHIELD for Division 1
This competition will involve all teams in Division 1, and will be a straight knockout competition.
GRAMPIAN TROPHY for Division 2
This competition will involve all teams in Division 2, and will be a straight knockout competition.
GRANITE CITY TROPHY for Division 3
This competition will involve all teams in Division 3, and will be a straight knockout competition.
NEW TROPHY for Division 4
This competition will involve all teams in Division 4, and will be a straight knockout competition.
All League Cup Divisional Competitions will be played in a different format to the KO Cup, whereby the match winner will be the team with the most points after all 9 singles matches, played to 56 points up, are completed.
In the event of a tie on points, the team with the higher number of outright single game victories will progress.
ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY
The only players eligible to play for a team in the League Cup are those players registered for that team.
The only players eligible to play for a team in the KO Cup are those players registered for that team, or players 'playing up' from a lower league team of the same club. Any players doing so will be 'Cup-tied' and only eligible to play for the same team thereafter in that season's KO Cup.
Players may not play in Handicap competitions for more than one team, even if they transfer between teams during the season - i.e. if you transfer from a Div 3 team to a Div 2 team during the season you can still play for your 'new' team in the Handicap cup competitions if you have not already played for your old team in that same competition.
HANDICAP COMPETITION RULES
1. Matches will be between teams of three players, each playing one game up to 56 points, against each member of the opposing team.
2. A game is deemed to be complete when either player has scored 56 points. This means that a player can win 56-55.
3. All games should start with the score at each player’s individual respective handicap; e.g. Player A’s handicap is 23 and Player B’s handicap is 36, so if Player A serves first the scoring starts at 23 - 36.
4. Service will change after each multiple of five points scored, including the starting score (so in the example above, the player serving first will only have 1 serve [to take the score to a total of 60 points] before serve changes over, then serves will progress 5 per player).
5. Players will change ends during the game. Calculation for working out when to change ends for up to 56 Handicap Cup Matches :
Player A handicap is 6 and Player B Handicap is 25.
Player A would change ends at 31. Calculation is 56 – 6 = 50 / 2 = 25 + 6 = 31
Player B would change ends at 40. Calculation is 56 – 25 = 31 / 2 = 15.5 + 25 = 40.5, rounded down to 40
There will be separate handicaps provided for the KO Cup and the League Divisional Cups - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE THE CORRECT HANDICAP.
The current handicaps will be updated on TT365 or will be e-mailed to all Match Secretaries prior to commencement of fixtures.
Handicaps may be updated during the season, based on new games played.
If you intend to play a player in the Handicap Cup competitions who does not currently have a handicap, then the Team Secretary must provide some evidence of relative strength to the Match Secretary. Where no evidence is provided the player will have a handicap of 0 (zero).
Players without handicaps will play with a handicap of 0 (zero) in the Final of any Handicap Cup competition, regardless of provided evidence.