Clubs are invited to submit entries for the 2011 winter interclub season.

Entry Form: 2011 TTW Winter Interclub Entry Form & Rules: 2011 TTW Interclub Rules

Please refer to the TTW Interclub Rules and Code of Conduct for further information.

Timetable

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

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.

Format

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.

 

Conduct 

The TTW Code of Conduct will be enforced in all interclub matches.

Ball  

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.

Points

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.

Fees

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

Entry Form

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

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

Wellington 6014

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