Info for the Coming Season

I know we would have all the info ready by now. Anyway, here are partial info for the coming season. Hope it is enough for you to start forming teams. Six teams have committed! More info will be added when available. Please do not hesitate to ask questions.

  • Important dates:
    • Rating cutoff date - 8/28/2009
    • Entry deadline - 8/28/2009
    • Kickoff date - 9/19/2009
  • Entry fee: $125 per team
  • Number of players per team: 3 to 6
    • All players have to be rated - no estimated rating
    • Either League rating or Tournament rating will be accepted
    • Email me (battf2008@gmail.com ) if you need to be rated
  • All teams must be affiliated/approved by the home club operator
  • A player's rating is determined by Max(League rating, Tournament rating)
  • A team rating is determined by the sum of the top two players' rating
  • Dynamic divisions
    • All teams will be sorted by their team rating
    • 5 to 7 teams of adjacent team ratings will form a division
    • One Cadet Division (Under 15, no rating limit)
  • Home/Away Series
    • Average 10 team contests per season per team (5 at home, 5 away)
  • Playoff (New this season)
    • Top two finishers in a division will play one more contest at the top finisher's home court to determine the ultimate champion for the division
  • Format (New this season)
    • 5 matches per contest (2 singles, 1 doubles, 2 singles)
    • All 5 matches will be played out
    • 2 to 6 players can play a contest
    • Singles can be played by up to 4 players
    • 3 matches max per player (two singles and one doubles)
    • Doubles can be played by any 2 players in the team
    • Detail info will be posted later
  • Team Score
    • 2 points awarded for a win
    • 1 point awarded for a loss
    • 0 point awarded for a default
  • Official ball
    • Nittaku orange premium 3-star balls
    • Sponsored by Paddle Palace
    • Home team will provide the balls
    • Every team will get 6 balls in the beginning of the season
  • Uniform (New this season)
    • Required
    • One lifeline per team for the first violation - no penalty
    • Penalty for 2nd and 3rd violation:
      • 1.9 awarded for a win (instead 2)
      • 0.9 awarded for a loss (instead 1)
    • Penalty for the 4th violation
      • Team will be disqualified for the rest of the season
      • Note that there are only about 10 contests per season
  • Result submission (New this season)
    • Result and a minimum of a team photo must be submitted by the end of the following day of the contest
    • Home teams' responsibility
    • The earlier the better
    • One lifeline per team for the first violation - no penalty
    • Penalty for 2nd and 3rd violation:
      • 1.9 awarded for a win (instead 2)
      • 0.9 awarded for a loss (instead 1)
    • Penalty for the 4th violation
      • Team will be disqualified for the rest of the season
      • Note that there are only about 10 contests per season
  • Rescheduling (New this season)
    • One lifeline per team for the first request - no penalty
    • Has to give 48 hours advance notice
    • Has to choose the new date when requesting to reschedule
    • Penalty for 2nd and 3rd requests
      • 1.9 points for winning
      • 0.9 point for losing
    • Disqualification on 4th request

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