Info

  • The tournament will be 21 Point Handicap. Doubles Dec. 1st, Singles Dec 15th.
  • Pre-registration is not required for Doubles. Register via e-mail or at Doubles night for singles.
  • No extra fee to enter the tournament (other than the usual season pass or drop-in fee).
  • All rated players are eligible and encouraged to participate in the tournament.
  • Singles: There will be¬†four divisions: Mayo, IBM, youth and Others (for those who don't belong to the first¬†three divisions). Two winners from each division will move on to play in the grand championship.
  • Doubles: Open division only. Please find your own doubles partner if possible. You may partner with any player. If you don't have a partner prior to the tournament, we will try to find one for you.
  • If you are going to be late on either night, please send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The most recent ratings from Ratings Central will be used.

Rules

  • The match is best 2 out of 3 games. Each game is up to 21 points.
  • A higher rated player spots some points to a lower rated player depending on their rating differences (to provide an equal win opportunity to all players).
  • The higher rated player will serve first and the lower rated player will get to pick a side. For subsequent games, players alternate serving (the player or pair serving first in a game shall receive first in the next game of the match).
  • In case of no rating difference or no points spotted, regular drawing of service should be used. One person would then pick to serve, and the other pick the side of the table.
  • 5-point change of service will be used. When the game starts, the player who served first will only serve until the points are divisible by 5.
  • The Handicap Chart looks like this:

Handicap Chart for 21-Point Game:

Rating Differences
Number of Points Spotted by
Higher-Rated Player
0-12 0
13-31 1
32-56 2
57-87 3
88-124 4
125-167 5
168-216 6
217-271 7
272-332 8
333-399 9
400-472 10
473-551 11
552-636 12
637-727 13
728-824 14
825-927 15
928-over 16

The first column in the table is the rating differences between the two players, and the right column is the number of points that the higher rated player would spot for the lower rated player. For example, if Player A has a rating of 1500 and Player B has a rating of 1000, the match would start with 0-11 in favor of Player B.

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