Clubs are invited to submit entries for the 2011 winter interclub season.
Please refer to the TTW Interclub Rules and Code of Conduct for further information.
Tues 17 May Entries close for all grades
Tues 24 May Series 1 Premier 1 & 3 grades commence
Wed 25 May Series 1 Premier 2 & B grades commence (B grade subject to sufficient entries)
25-31 July 2nd week of school holidays (no interclub play – junior nationals being played)
2/3 Aug Series 2 commences
13-14 Sept Final rounds will be played
20/21 Sept Semi Finals nights
27/28 Sept Grade champs for Premier 2, 3 & B grades
4 or 5 Oct Finals night – all grades
Venue & Start Time
All matches will be played at the Empire Stadium, Marine Parade, Petone. The stadium will be open from 6:30pm each interclub night and interclub matches are scheduled to start at 7:00pm. Team captains/players need to pay the team’s night fees and provide the playing order (Premier 1 only) to the duty official before the score sheet will be given out.
It is still a key objective for TTW to ensure interclub contests finish at a reasonable time. Would all teams please be aware of their responsibilities in this area.
Teams consist of three or more players of a similar ability. While only three players from a team can play singles in a contest, a fourth player can be introduced to play in the doubles matches only, regardless of the score in the contest, in place of one of the singles players.
Combined club teams may be allowed, therefore, clubs can enter individuals or pairs of players. All teams are subject to the approval of the TTW Interclub Subcommittee.
The final format is subject to team numbers – it is intended to play eight team grades, if at all possible, over two separate competitions as occurred last year (Series 1 and 2). Grading matches, for all grades, maybe held prior to the beginning of both Series 1 and 2 competitions if required, and at the discretion of the TTW Interclub Subcommittee.
Teams will play 1 contest each week, consisting of 11 matches; three singles for each player and two doubles for the team. Matches will be best of five advantage games to 11 points.
For example – an eight team grade:
Play a round robin competition of 7 weeks followed by semi finals and/or final, have one week off then a further competition of 7 weeks culminating in semi finals, then the grade championships the week after and a finals night a further week on for all grades. The senior nationals begin the week after that.
After the Series 1 round robin competition TTW will call for new entries re Series 2. Any applications for regrading players to a lower grade must be submitted to the interclub subcommittee for approval, at least five days before Series 2 commences. Additional teams may be entered/accepted, at the discretion of the interclub subcommittee and subject to an available slot in an appropriate grade.
Grade championships will be held for Premier 2, 3 and B grades on 27/28 September. All grade championships are dependent on entries and TTW reserves the right to alter the format to ensure equitable contests.
The TTW Code of Conduct will be enforced in all interclub matches.
TTW requires the use of the – TTNZ adopted – Stag 3 star white ball in all interclub contests. This ‘approved’ ball will be supplied, at no charge, for all interclub contests.
Assuming the use of a format that has playoffs at the end of round robin play, the following points system will be used in all grades:
2 points for a win
1 bonus point for teams losing 5-6
1 bonus point for teams winning a contest 10-1 or 11-0
If the format used is a round robin contest only ie: no playoffs, then the following points system will be used:
2 points for a win
0 points for all losses
With reference to the TTW Code of Conduct; TTW interclub contest points may be taken off teams whose players persistently ignore the requirements of the Code of Conduct re the ‘new’ 3 strikes rulings and/or are involved in more serious breaches of the Code. While serious breaches will require formal proceedings, lesser offences will be dealt with immediately under the ‘3 strikes’ policy.
Further action may be taken against individual players involved in breaches of the Code of Conduct.
Matches will be recorded and used to determine final/playoff places in each series, if two or more teams are equal on points.
The team registration fee will remain the same as last year, $12.00 per team.
Night Fees – No change from last year.
|Premier grades||B Grade|
|Waged $8.00 per nightUnwaged $7.00 per nightStudents $6.00 per night||Waged $7.00 per nightUnwaged $6.00 per nightStudents $5.00 per night|
Please complete the entry form below with your team names, players and approximate grade. Please note in the comments column any other relevant information e.g. reserves, availability of players.
Please return this form via email or post (as noted below) to Bruce Northover by Tuesday 17 May. The TTW Interclub Subcommittee will then do the draws and endeavour to forward them to clubs by Friday 20 May.
Results will be processed as soon as possible after the interclub matches have been played and will be available on the TTW website. If players wish to subscribe to an email mailing list to receive interclub results please send an email to secretary [at] ttwellington.org.nz with SUBSCRIBE TO INTERCLUB RESULTS as the subject.
Entries are to be sent to Bruce Northover, Interclub Convenor, no later than Tuesday 17 May
|email: chairperson [at] ttwellington.org.nzPhone: 04 589 1818||Post: Table Tennis WellingtonPO Box 12038Thorndon