Cup Regulations & Guidelines

J & F HEPPLE TROPHY

1.          The age Limit is as per Table Tennis England Veteran Qualification, (40yr & Over)

2.          A player is cup tied if he has played in a previous round, even if that team is knocked out and therefore can’t play up.

3.          Each set shall be the best of 3 games to 21 unless minus handicaps are involved.

4.          Each player starts with own handicap.

5.          Each game shall end when a player reaches the required number of points. (No 2 clear points needed)

6.          There shall be no doubles sets.

Depending upon the handicaps, each game has to be converted into a starting position where the higher ranked player starts at 0.

When both handicaps positive

Player A +9  Player B +5             Start 4 – 0    to 21

One positive & one negative:

Player A +8  Player B -5      Add player B handicap 5 to Player A +8   = 13 and also 5 to the standard score of 21 meaning match can start  Player A 13 and Player B  0, played to 26

Player A -15  Player B +3     Add Player  A handicap 15 to Player B +3  =18 and also 15 to the standard score of 21 meaning the match can start Player A  0  and Player B 18, played to 36

When both handicaps are minus

Player A -10  Player B -3  Deduct Player B -3 from Player A -10 equals Player A -7  Player B 0

Start   0 – +7  up to 28   ( Add Player A -7 to Player B 0 and also 7 to the standard score )

The service.                         Service change every 5 points (or when the total points scored is divisible by 5). Only the first server may start with less than 5 serves eg a starting score 4 – 0 means the first server has only 1 serve.

Therefore the player that wins the toss can make the opponent serve first.

McNAUGHT BOWL

1.          Eligibility for the McNaught Bowl is restricted to female players.

2.          Teams may be specially formed for the McNaught Bowl competition and each player may play for a club other than that for which she is registered.

3.          There shall be no doubles sets.

4.          Games played up to 11 and are best of as in a League Match

BILL LOWE SHIELD  (NEW FORMAT, as 1st Division Cup)

1.          No team playing in the top division of The Wirral League shall be eligible to take part in the Bill Lowe Shield.

2.          A player is cup tied if he has played in a previous round, even if that team is knocked out and therefore can’t play up.

3.          The result shall be decided by the total number of points won, including the handicap.

4.          Two Games played to 21, starting at 0-0 with the handicaps added to each final score.

5.          2.       A player is cup tied if he has played in a previous round, even if that team is knocked out and therefore can’t play up.

DIVISION 1 CUP (HANDICAP)

1.          Eligibility for participation in the Division 1 Cup is restricted to players attached to teams playing in Division 1. 

2.          A player is cup tied if he has played in a previous round, even if that team is knocked out and therefore can’t play up.

3.          Two Games played to 21, starting at 0-0 with the handicaps added to each final score.

DIVISION 1 CUP  and the BILL LOWE Playing Guidelines

Play 2 games to 21 – No extra points if 20-20

Games start at 0-0

5 serves for each player

The handicaps of each player are added to the final score of each game.

        i.e.    Player ‘A’ has handicap of 10

                 Player ‘B’ has handicap of 2

                 Player ‘B’ wins 21-8 & 21-14

                 Player ‘A’ score is      8+10  & 14+10   = 42

                 Player ‘B’ score is     21+2  &  21+2    = 46

The doubles is played with ONE players handicap from each team added to the first game & the partners added to the second game.

In the event of points being even, after all the points have been added together, an extra set of doubles, up to 21, shall be played with a different combination of players. The total handicap for each pair shall be divided by two disregarding any fractions. The game will start with the handicaps in place and finish at 21. IE. Team A handicaps 12 & 9 = 6+4 which equals 10. Team B handicaps 5 & 4 = 2+2

The game would start at 10 – 4, played to 21 with no extra points played.

LONSDALE CUP

1.          The Lonsdale Cup is restricted in the first instance to teams playing in Division 1. However teams outside the first Division can apply to take part but the number of teams will be restricted to prevent an additional round of matches being required.

2.          The Games are played up to 11 & are best of 5 as a League Match

3.          A doubles is played.

4.          Once a player has played for one team in his or her club during a particular Lonsdale Cup Competition that player cannot thereafter represent an equal or lower ranked team in his/her club during that competition. However the Committee may, on receipt of an appropriate application, waive this rule. For the avoidance of doubt such waiving will generally only be exercised when a player has played as a reserve for a team clearly above his/her known ability.

5.          Except in the final, a tie finishing equal on sets, the winner shall be decided on the number of games won by each team, if the teams have won the same number of games, the result of the match shall be decided on the aggregate number of points won by each of them. If sets, games and Points are all equal, the winner shall be decided on the toss of a coin. There shall be no replays in any round of the Lonsdale Cup up to and including the semi-final. In the event of the final ending in a draw on sets, there will be 1 replay only. In the further event of the replayed final finishing equal on sets the replay will be decided as previously stated.

R.A.F.A. CUP

1.          No team playing in the top division of The Wirral League shall be eligible to take part in the R.A.F.A. Cup.

2.          A player is cup tied if he has played in a previous round, even if that team is knocked out and therefore can’t play up.

3.          The games are played up to 11 & are best of 5 as a League Match

4.          A doubles is played.

5.          In the event of a draw the Lonsdale rule applies.

LES JONES TROPHY

1.          The age Limit is as per Table Tennis England Cadet Qualification, (Under 15yrs old)

2.          There shall be no doubles sets.

3.          The Games are played up to 11 & are best of 5.

PHIL LUXON TROPHY

1.   The age Limit is as per Table Tennis England Junior Qualification, (Under 18yrs old)

2.   There shall be no doubles sets.

3.   Games are played up to 11 & are best of 5

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