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  317   v  Wigan Ralfs  420

Scousers  335    v  Heinz  337

Chasers  391      v  Titans  372

Standish D  429  v  Rainford Smash  397


Handicap Plate Quarter Final

Rainford Spin  419    v  Standish C  275

Mawdesley Mavericks  358    v  LSG Crusaders  486

Standish B       v  Rainford Strike  

Wigan Royals  conceded   v  Poolstock Pirates 


Handicap Cup semi finals

Wigan Ralfs  377      v    Wigan Chasers  285

Heinz 57 Club  370   v  Standish D  419


Handicap Plate semi finals

Rainford Spin  379     v   LSG Crusaders  363

Standish B  323  v   Poolstock Pirates  368

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