Each “Grade” will have 3 sessions of group matches. Assuming an entry of 18 players, for session 1 there will be 6 groups of 3 players. For session 2, players will be placed in 6 new groups of 3, bringing together all those coming first in their groups in session 1, all those coming second etc.
Finally, apart from the two finalists, in session 3 all the other 16 players will play two other boys/girls (mixed competitions) who finished in the same position as them in their session 1 groups – thus playing 6 matches against different players in each competition.
Should the entry not be 18, the Referee will adapt the format as necessary along the principles outlined above – in this case, all players will play a minimum of 5 matches.
This is a 2* rated tournament ran by local organisers. It is an official ranked scheme tournament which carries a x1.5 weighting towards players ranking points. The tournament will have at least one qualified umpire for the final, a qualified Tournament Referee and Assistant.
The format is singles only. Dependent upon entries, players will be placed into groups with all playing all once, before progressing to a knock out stage en route to the final. A match is best of five ends and first to 11 points. A consolation competition may take place for those who fail to qualify from the group stages.