IMPORTANT: All players are to adhere to the COVID-19 laws set by the Victorian Government.
The UBTC 2020 Singles Club Championship is a round robin tournament played between members of the UBTC. You qualify as a member of the UBTC if you have been involved in the Nolan Street (Bendigo) Thursday night doubles or singles competition. The UBTC encourages a diverse range of participants—our tennis courts are anyone’s tennis courts.
Players have been divided into three groups and will play each person once in their group during the round robin tournament. The top two players in each group will play-off for the coveted “UBTC Club Champion” trophy. See the Finals section below for more details.
The UBTC Club Championship Organizing Committee has attempted to create three equal playing groups. Players have been randomly assigned a number in each group.
$30 per player
Winner gets bragging rights for the next 12 months, plus $150 in prizemoney, plus a hand crafted trophy by the very talented Barry Ward! The runner-up will receive $75. The remaining money collected will go towards an end of season UBTC social event.
All matches are best of 3 sets, with the 3rd set being a 10 point super tie-breaker (if required).
A set is completed when one player wins 6 games by a margin of 2 games. If the set score reaches 6-6, a 7-point tiebreaker is played to determine the winner of that set. If a third set is required, a 10-point super tiebreaker is to be played.
Players receive points based on the set scores of your match.
The Winning Player Receives
12 points for a 3 set win (the 3rd set is a 10 point super tie-breaker)
14 points for a 2 set win
The Losing Player Receives
One point for each game won in their two sets, up to a maximum of 8 points per match.
Example match score: 6-4, 6-2
- Winner receives 14 points
- Loser receives 6 points
Example match score: 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 (super tie-break)
- Winner receives 12 points
- Loser receives 8 points
Win by Default (injury or cancellation)
Winning player receives 12 points
Losing player receives 0 points
Hopefully the weather gods play nicely throughout the tournament. However, if you have been unable to play your match during the one week period due to poor weather please let the organising committee know and we will reshuffle the schedule to get your match started or completed.
Court Location & Balls
The home player supplies the balls and decides the court location.
Court fees are to be shared between the home and away player.
If a player forfeits their opponent will receive the maximum of 12 points.
The winning player is responsible for posting the scores to UBTC WhatsApp group.
Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your matches!
The home court player should contact their first opponent as soon as they receive the schedule. When the draw is released you will be tagged either a home or away player.
Scheduling your matches
The schedule will allow you one week to play each match. Please refer to the Draw to determine who you are playing each week.
Given we have limited access to courts during ISO 2.0 we encourage you to be flexible when you play your matches. In order to get games completed, players may need to consider playing on odd nights or during the day if possible.
The Finals will be played once all round robin matches are complete.
The top 2 players in each group will qualify for finals*.
The 6 players will then be ranked based off of the number of points won in the round robin*. The first week of the finals will see Player 1 and Player 2 (highest ranked players) have a bye while Player 4 v Player 5 (Match 1) and Player 3 v Player 6 (Match 2). The second week of the finals will see Player 1 v Winner Match 1 and Player 2 v Winner Match 2. The winner of each of these matches will play off in the Championship match.
*If two players from finish on equal points the winner will be the player with the most number of 2 set wins during the round robin. If there is still a tie, the player will the least number of games against them will be the winner.
The UBTC Club Championship Rules are subject to change at any point. Here’s hoping we get through the tourney without any hiccups, but if we need to make changes to keep the tourney running we will.
Play fierce but have fun. Unsporting behaviour will not be tolerated against your opponent 😠.
May the best UBTC player win!
UBTC Club Championship Organising Committee (v1.2)