Last updated on 24 October, 2023 by Andy Rowe
1. League teams shall consist of four men or ladies. A club must register their players in order of strength on the registration form. A copy of this form must be made available at every league match.
2. A League match shall consist of six rubbers and each rubber will be the best of three games. Each team must nominate their players in order of strength on the score sheet. Failure to do this will result in a 2 point deduction. Each player shall play one rubber with each member of their team against the opposing players.
The order of play shall be: 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 1 & 4, 2 & 3, 1 & 3, 2 & 4 = total of 6 rubbers
3. a) one point shall be awarded for each game won, if one team win the first two games, they will be awarded three points for that rubber.
b) if, at the end of the season, teams tie on points, the winner shall be:-
(i) the team with the highest number of matches won, if these are equal -
(ii) the team with the best results in the matches played between the teams
concerned; priority will be given by totalling firstly rubbers, then games, then points.
4. The usual practice will be to promote and relegate one team only in each division. However, the Committee may recommend a variation in these practices in the interest of the composition of the divisions.
5. A team shall only be considered to have honoured their fixture if four players play their rubbers EXCEPT THAT, in relation to a maximum of two fixtures only in each season, a team shall be deemed to have honoured their fixture if a minimum of three players play their rubbers, otherwise League Rules 6b and 6c apply.
6. All four players must be available before the start of the second rubber. Once a player has completed their first rubber of a match, they must be available to play for the remainder of that match. If a player is not available for the start of their rubber they should forfeit that rubber and any subsequent rubber if they are not available to play in the order of play as agreed between the two team captains.
7. Players who are bona-fide members of two clubs may play for one club in one section and for the other club in a different section.