Last updated on 24 October, 2023 by Andy Rowe
1. Clubs may register a maximum of twelve men and twelve ladies for each team on the registration form provided by the date indicated. Players must be listed in order of strength.
No additional registration can be accepted after that date.
2. Where a club enters more than one team, the players in a lower team can also play for a higher team for which team a player was originally nominated; players from a higher team cannot player down to a lower team.
3. Players may only play for one club in the competition.
4. Players may only play for the club they first represent. Other registrations are then automatically cancelled.
5. The entry fee will be £9 per team which must be paid to the Hon. Treasurer by the 15th October.
6. The competition shall consist of nine events: three men's doubles, three ladies' doubles, and three mixed doubles.
7. Each rubber will consist of two games only and there will be no setting. Each game will be up to 21points.
8. Each team consists of a minimum of three men and three ladies. If a team member is not available to playthen those events he/she would have played in will be awarded to the opponents by 21 points to the adjusted handicap.
9. The handicap given to each team will be the starting point for each game played, adjusted as necessary according to the Badminton England Handbook.
10. At the end of a game or in the case of unfinished rubbers, where a team owing points fails to reach 0, the recorded score will stand.
11. The winning team will be the team scoring the highest accumulated points (including the points awarded as the handicap). The winning team will be responsible for sending the result sheet to the organiser.
The score sheet, fully completed, must be received by the organiser within seven days of the fixture.
Failure to do so will result in a £5.00 fine.
12. In the event of a tie on points, the winning team will be the team who have won the most number of games. Then in the event of a tie the ‘away’ team will be awarded the match. If the Final ends in a tie on both points and games, the trophy will be shared.
13. Each team must nominate their men's and ladies' doubles and first, second and third pairs in the mixeddoubles in order of strength before the match commences.
14. Shuttlecocks are to be provided by the 'home' team.In all cases, Rule 12 of the League Rules must apply.
15. 'Home' advantage will be decided as follows:-
1st Round - first named club in each tie
2nd Round - second named club in each tie
3rd Round - first named club in each tie
16. Once arranged, fixtures may only be postponed because of unavailability of halls or extremely bad
weather. The organiser must be informed immediately by both clubs and a new fixture must be played within 14 days.
17. If it is necessary to cancel a league match to accommodate this competition the appropriate Match Secretary must be informed immediately by the respective club. (See League Rules 5 and 6).
18. In the event of a team being unable to compete in the final no runners-up trophy will be presented.
19. After the first round the 'home' team in each round must confirm the date of the match with the away team. Both teams must inform the organiser of this date.
20. Failure to honour matches will result in forfeiture of the tie and a £10 fine.
21. Rounds must be played by:-
All first round matches to be played between 1st November and 30th November.
All second round/first round of the plate competition to be played by 31st January 2024
Final and Plate Final to be played on Friday 1st March 7pm at Maynard School
22. All registration documents and result sheets must be forwarded to THE ORGANISER
Mr Tom Phillips email ; firstname.lastname@example.org
23. All disputes will be settled by the League Committee.