Thursday Round Robin

Last Updated: January 7th, 2016

The Thursday Tournament is a Round Robin format event.  The tournament is free with the paid daily fee or a club membership.  Entries are taken from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Match slips are printed after all entries have been taken.  Generally, there are four players assigned to each table and these players have ratings near each other.  All skill levels are welcome.   New players are assigned an estimated rating based on play with another player who has a current rating or on comments from the player about his/her ability.  When all the slips have been printed, usually around 6:40 or 6:45 p.m., they are clipped on the large bulletin board midway down the long aisle next to the tables.  They are meant to stay on the bulletin board all evening.  There is a table map on the bulletin board, showing the location of each table.  A brief warm-up of two minutes is permitted before each match begins.

There is no rule for the order of play.  Generally, the first two players who come to the table will play the first match and the two players remaining will play the second match.  Play continues until all matches have been played.  With four players at the table, each player will play three matches.  A match consists of three out of five games to 11 points, with a change of server after every two points.  Be sure to record your results on the match slip with a “W” for a win or an “L” for a loss in the row that contains your name and in the column with the number of the player you just played.     From time to time, there will be five players at one table.  This group is normally given two tables to complete all their matches.  Tables assigned as tournament tables have priority over practice or non-tournament play until all matches for that table have been completed.  The tournament typically lasts until 8:30 or 9:00 p.m.  Activity Center rules require that all players must leave the building by 9:30 p.m.

To view your club rating (based on this tournament) click here.

To see some recent pictures taken at the Thursday Round Robin Tournament, click here.