It’s time to sign up for the Queens Park Club Tournament 2018.
Terry Nevin writes: As agreed at the AGM the elapsed time for the Club Tournament is being increased this year to enable more time to play matches. Every year there is a shortage of female entrants in some categories, so ladies please make an effort this year to sign up for as many categories as you can.
Please fill in the form at the bottom of this email and return to me asap. Closing date for entries is Sunday 29th April. Don’t worry if you think that you don’t stand a chance of winning, just see how far you can get. You might surprise yourself. The more who take part, the more fun it is. Just contact me: see details below.
This is how it works. There are 5 categories:
Each category will need at least 8 entries otherwise I will scrap the category. This will ensure that to reach a final you will have played at least two matches to get there.
Finals Day: Saturday 1st September (or Sunday 2nd September if Saturday is rained off).
The tournament is only open to all paid up members. If you have not paid your membership fees by the start of the tournament, either pay immediately or scratch yourself from the tournament. There is no tournament entry fee .
The deadline for entries will be Sunday 29th April 2018.
I will then determine the pairs for the doubles – this will be a case of pairing strong players with weak players to balance the pairs. You cannot choose your doubles partners. I will issue the draw by Monday 30th April 2018
During the course of the first round if anyone is unable to play due to personal circumstances, eg injury, holidays etc I will endeavour to find a replacement for you. After the first round there will be no replacements. Each round in the draw will have a cut off date, by which time matches need to have been played.
All matches are to be played and the results notified by midnight of the ‘To be Played by Date’. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS TO THIS DEADLINE. This is because it is unfair to those in the next round who are waiting to organise their matches. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR AN EXTENSION.
You are ALL responsible for organising and playing your match by the ‘To be Played by Date’. Please email your result to me firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07792130791 within 24 hours of the match being played or put the result on the clubhouse notice board immediately after the match.
If it is not possible to play your match, you can decide amongst yourselves who is to get the walkover, otherwise I will toss a coin. If there is no result on the clubhouse board or I have not been notified of the result by Midnight of the ‘To be Played by Date’, I will toss a coin to see who goes through to the next round.
To book a court Log on to https://qptc.co.uk/fixtures-bookings/
I will try to issue match results fortnightly. Hopefully this will help to keep the momentum going. If you have any concerns please let me know asap. Have fun and good luck.