League tables updated at least weekly and published on this website.
It is both players' responsibility to organise matches. If both players can't work it out between them over a three month period, they both lose out. No ifs, no buts, no sob stories. Forfeited matches are not awarded.
Players can arrange matches at venues and times of their choice. In all cases it is up to the individual players to arrange their matches.
No shows - three strikes and you're out. Stood up player must provide email evidence of match arranged.
If two or more players are equal on league points on completion of the divisional matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings (in descending order):
League Entry is by invitation only. League Directors Mike Wood and Dave Pritchard's (MW/DP) discretion on all invites and re-invites.
£12 entry per season. All payments must be made to MW/DP before league season renewal deadlines (28/12, 28/3, 28/6, 28/9). Standing orders or pre-payments can be arranged for yearly league membership.
Newcomers join the lowest division. From time to time the lower divisions may contain five players, in which case first prize is £26, second and third prizes are £12 each.
Between the lower divisions of five players the default is one-up two-down promotion and relegation. However, there may be a second promotion spot available according to the number of players in the league the following season. There will only be one promotion and one relegation spot into and from four-player divisions.
Players may play as many or as few matches as they like, however final points total will decide league position. Any player failing to play a single match in a season, without good reason, will be suspended from the league for 12 months.
All players will need to provide an email address and phone number. These will be sent to each division’s respective players at the start of each season.
MW/DP can change the rules and format of the league competition without notice. This would only ever be done to evolve the competition to everyone’s benefit and no-one will be purposely disadvantaged by these changes.
Players dropping out of the league will need to wait 12 months before being allowed re-entry unless very good reason for dropping out given to MW/DP.
This is a FUN tournament – prize fund is secondary. Any player losing sight of this will not be invited back at the start of the following season.
The "Clocks Preference" rule applies
IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE TO PLAY A SINGLE LEAGUE MATCH AND COUNT IT AS TWO RESULTS!
Only completed matches count towards your total.