For this year the definitive rules are in a PDF file. They are also shown below in a more convenient format which is believed to be equivalent.
- See the regulations for all leagues
- Teams will consist of four players (two players for the One Court Handicap League).
- Clubs with two or more teams in the same division must arrange the date of their mutual match(es) before any other of their fixtures in that division.
- Level games will only be timed if BOTH Captains specifically agree in which case
CA Tournament Regulations T.4 will apply
- Handicap games will NEVER BE TIMED.
- Result of each fixture is determined by the number of games (or ‘rubbers’ in the Level League). A win earns two league points and a draw earns 1.
- The position within a league or division of a league will be determined by:
- League Points.
- The number of ‘rubbers’ won (in the Level League only, a rubber is the best of three result and is actually shown as a game win in the league tables.)
- The number of individual game wins.
- The result(s) of the match(es) between the tied teams (this is the ‘who beat whom’ rule).
- Quality of wins. Each team receives DOUBLE the number of points achieved by opponents they defeated PLUS the number of points achieved by opponents they drew with. This procedure can be repeated if necessary using the new points table.
- The result of the singles match 1 v 1, or in a doubles match the result of the
final 1&2 v 1&2 match. NOTE this step will also apply should any North v South
final finish as a draw.
- If a final is needed between a North and South division then the usual match format for that league will be used. So in the case of a draw in the final the result of the singles match 1 v 1, or in a doubles match the result of the final 1&2 v 1&2 match will be used to decide the winner of the league.