A reminder of the timetable for arranging matches in the club tournament …
Starting date where formal rules apply 15th August
Round of 16 must be finished by Thursday 26th August
Quarter finals must be finished by Sunday 5th September
Semi finals must be finished by Thursday 16th September
Last year showed we need some formal rules when time is running out. If we enter those 10-day periods above and it has not been possible to find mutually convenient times for ties, then one of the players/pairs, the ones with the lower competitor number, will be tasked with offering at least two dates to the opposition. One of the dates must be on a weekend, one in the evening. Other dates may be offered in addition. The other player or pair must then accept one of these dates or withdraw.