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Table Tennis Association

Cosway-Lamerton Trophy Tournament

Sunday 11th November 2018

Doors open 9:15 am

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

Tournament start 10:00 am

Pause in play 10:55 to 11:05 to allow for a 2 min silence at 11am to respect all lives lost during armed conflicts

 

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.

 

Here are the winners from last year:

 

 

Enter via online entry system on here

If you have entered but can’t make it, please contact Trevor Mowle STTA tournament secretary tournament@stta.co.uk.

For problems/withdrawals on the day mobile 07484 327911.