2022 Singles Club Championship Rules

When

START: MAY 2nd, 2022 (Term 2–Matches can be played on any day of the week)
END: JUNE 17th, 2022 (FINAL)

Entries close: 18th April, 2022

Format

The BTC 2022 Men’s & Women’s Singles Club Championship is a round robin tournament played between members of the BTC. Each player will play up to 5 matches in the round robin (depending on number of players), then finals (if qualify). Each round of singles matches are given one week to play their match. Matches can be played at any time and anywhere that suits the two players of each match. One player per match will be assigned the home player and they will be responsible for organising the match time, court and balls.

Draw

Players will be been divided into 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 “BTC Club Champion” trophy. See the Finals section below for more details.

Seeding

The BTC Club Championship Organizing Committee will create equal level playing groups, with players ranked 1 through n in each group.

Entry Fee

Entry is free to BTC Members. Non BTC members are not eligible for entry.

Prizemoney

The winners of the Men’s and Women’s Championships get bragging rights for the next 12 months, plus their name of the world famous BTC Club Championship plate.

Scoring

All matches, including finals are best of 3 sets, with the 3rd set being a 10 point super tie-breaker (if required).

Set Completion

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.

Earning Points

Players receive points based on the set scores of their match.

Calculating Points

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 forfeit)

Winning player receives 14 points
Losing player receives 4 points

Weather

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. One player from each match will be assigned the home player.

Court Fees

Court fees (if any) are to be shared between the home and away player, includes lights.

Posting Scores

The winning player is responsible for posting the scores to BTC Social / Hit Partner WhatsApp group.

Match Scheduling

IMPORTANT: Don’t wait until the last minute of the week to schedule your matches! The home court player should contact their first opponent as soon as they receive the draw. When the draw is released you will be tagged either a home or away player.

Scheduling your matches

The schedule allows you one week to play each match. Please refer to the Draw (TBD) to determine who you are playing each week.

Be Flexible

We encourage you to be flexible when you play your matches in order for both you and your opponent to get on court.

Finals

The Finals will be played once all round robin matches are complete.

Who qualifies for Finals?

The top 2 players in each group will qualify for finals*.

Finals Format

After the Round Robin matches are complete players will then be ranked based off of the number of points won in the round robin*.

In a three group 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.

In a two group round robin, the first week of the finals will see Player 1 v Player 4 (Match 1) and Player 2 v Player 3 (Match 2). The winner of each of these matches will play off in the Championship match.

In a one group round robin, the final will be played between the highest and second highest ranked player.

*If two players from the round robin finish on equal points the winner will be the player with the least number of games against them. If there is still a tie, the player will the least number of 3 set matches will be the winner.

Last Point

Play fierce but have fun. Unsporting behaviour will not be tolerated against your opponent 😠.

May the best BTC player win!

BTC Club Championship Organising Committee (v1.0)