Eurocup Rules 2017

EuroCup 2017 – *NEW RULES*

We have just been notified by the CEP that new rules will apply to this competition in 2017. We are not proposing to introduce these rules however into the Finals Day of our 2016/17 tournament as we feel that we should maintain the rules under which the competition began.

However, it is important to note that the winners of our tournament will have to play under the new format in the international qualification round later this year and ultimately in the Finals should they qualify for that.

This brings a whole new dimension to the competition with the Singles being introduced. It makes it a more varied and complete test of the players involved, covering all the main formats of our sport. The new substitution rule will also make things more tactical. The 2017/18 competition in England will adopt these rules.

FORMAT

Singles – 6 individual players v 6 individuals where one game must be between the designated Female players.

Triples –The Mixed Triple v The Mixed Triple and at the same time the Open Triple v the Open Triple.

Doubles -The Mixed Double v the Mixed Double and at the same time the two Open Doubles vthe two Open Doubles.

SCORING

All games are played to 13 points.

2 Match points are awarded for a win in each Singles game, totalling a possible 12 Match points.

3 Match points are awarded for a win in each Doubles game, totally a possible 9 Match points.

5 Match points are awarded for a win in each Triples game, totally a possible 10 Match points.

The winning team is the one with the most Match points at the end of the 3 rounds.The teams must play all their games as the results may prove important in the case of Club Team results being tied.

ADMINISTRATION/SUBSTITUTIONS

All players must have their name and licence number recorded on the scorecard. No additional players can be added to the scorecard once the match has commenced. The Team Captain will enter the players details directly on the score card so that the Designated Females always play against each other. To safeguard the teams’ interests the composition of the teams will take place before each round.

The score card should be folded so that the Team Captain may complete his side before giving it to that of the opposing Team Captain to compete his team selection.

In the Doubles and Triples games, one player in each team may be replaced. For the Mixed Doubles and Mixed Triples teams the replacement shall not affect the mixed composition of the team. The replacement can only be made between the two ends and must be reported to the captain of the opposing team and the umpire. A player that has completed their game or has been replaced cannot play in any other team during this round.