STTA CrestSouthampton

Table Tennis Association

Cosway-Lamerton Trophy Tournament

Sunday 24th November 2019

 

Doors open 9:15 am

registration check-in & practice   9:30 am to 9:50

Tournament start 10:00 am

 

This tournament uses a handicap system. The tournament handicaps have been calculated using league division and averages from this year and the previous 3 years of STTA league results with weighting emphasised to the full year of last year (then this years’ averages so far, + averages 2 years ago, then 3 years ago). The lookup table used is shown below:

 

Div

95 - 100

85 - 94

75 - 84

65 - 74

55 - 64

45 - 54

35 - 44

25 - 34

15 - 24

0 - 14

PREM

-1

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

2

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

3

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

17

18

4

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

21

 

The player with the higher handicap will start their games with the difference in competing players’ handicaps; with the opponent starting at 0.

The games will be played to 21 points or if the difference between handicaps is >16 the games will be played to the handicap difference + 5 (whichever is higher). So, if the handicap difference is 21, the games will be played to at least 26 points (+ until there is score difference of 2 points). With each game starting with 0 for the better player and 21 for the higher handicapped player.

Service will be changed every even number of total points, except if both players reach the game end points -1, when the serve will alternate each point. So, it’s just like our traditional 11-point game except that the game ‘end point’ has been extended to accommodate the handicap system.

The matches are played best of 3, so ends as soon as a player has won 2 games.

The tournament will start with group matches, which will determine if players proceed to the main trophy or the consolation trophy, which then proceed using a traditional knockout system.

I hope you enjoy the tournament. There is a nice shiny trophy for the winners and runners’-up of main and consolation trophies, but the main thing is to enjoy the games and the day.

 

 

Enter via online entry system on here

If you have entered but can’t make it, please contact Svet Ignatov (STTA tournament secretary) tournament@stta.co.uk mobile 07919 032054.