View the results of this tournament here.


  • The tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009.
  • It is for Singles only, no Doubles.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Your paddle must be pips-out with no sponge.
  • 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.
  • Please come early to help set-up tables. We will be starting as close to 7:00 pm as we can. If you are going to be late, please send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Format of play: This is a 2-stage round-robin.
  • The first stage is round-robin. Players are grouped using a snake system based on their latest rating.
  • The second stage is single-elimination. Players are grouped based on their placement in the round-robin.
  • Players currently using hardbat are allowed to use their current hardbat paddle.


  • 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 plater 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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