Highgate Doubles Ladder – The draw, the rules…

Welcome to the Highgate doubles ladder.

We have 28 pairs at the beginning. There may be some glitches so please bear with me as we get the tech up and running. You should all have received registration acknowledgements that invite you to set up your own password. And I’m resending these this evening just to make double sure.

You can access the ladder here with the initial positions:

And I have restated the rules below:

  • You may only issue one challenge at a time
  • You can only be challenged by one player/team at any given time. This prevents outstanding challenges from accumulating against you
  • You may challenge up to 3 spots
  • If the challenge is successful, you will take the spot of the person you challenge and your opponent will be bumped down 1 spot
  • If you hold a wildcard, you may challenge anyone above you
  • An additional wildcard will be granted after 2 matches have been played
  • If challenged, you will have 3 days to “Accept” or “Deny” the challenge or the challenge will be considered a “forfeit” and the challenger will be granted the win
  • By accepting a challenge, you agree to play the challenge within 21 days after the date of acceptance
  • If you cannot play within 21 days, simply “Deny” the challenge and the challenger will be rewarded the win and can move on
  • If a challenge is accepted and not played within 21 days, it will expire and the challenge will be deleted from the system and will have to be re-issued. Of course, since rankings continually change, a re-challenge may not be possible
  • Your ladder admin is William Winstone and can be emailed at wwinstone@performance-1.co.uk if you have any questions
  • New ladder entries will be allowed at the beginning of each calendar month
  • Matches will be two tie break sets starting at 2-2 each set. Then at one set all, a match tie break to 10 points will be the deciding third set.

See more at: http://app.tennisrungs.com/Admin/EditRules/17527510#sthash.IoOXuqST.dpuf

Have fun and let play commence!  William.