Tuesday, February 21, 2012


2012 Doubles Club Championships – Mar 12 – Apr 18

The best piece of advice I can give you if you are planning on competing in the Doubles Club Championships is – confirm your partner early. The longer you wait the less options you will have to find a suitable team mate. Every year, I receive a bunch of e-mails close to the registrations deadline from the ‘lingerers’ that want to know who hasn’t yet registered and who I would recommend. So get on the blower and start sending out feelers now!

Doubles is slowly becoming more competitive at the DAC, more players are trying their hand at the hardball. We had a very competitive event in 2011 and I expect we’ll be even better this year. You can enter the A, B, or C draw. When entering, please take note of the following very important points:

  • You MUST enter as a team. I will not accept individual entries. It is also important that you actually ask your partner to play with you before you sign up.
  • Tell me which category you want to play in. If I think you are out of your league when you enter, I will place you in a more appropriate level.
  • Each match will have a deadline and it is your responsibility to complete that match before that deadline. I recommend you contact the players involved in your match immediately after receiving the draw to organize a time. Do not wait until just before the deadline to start sending out e-mails.
  • If you are going to be away for a significant amount of time during the event, then probably a good idea to sit this one out. We cannot let the event fall behind.
  • All matches are best of 5 games. There will be no consolation.
  • Be fair and courteous when dealing with ‘let’ calls. Safety first. The expectation is that all players conduct themselves as would be required at the DAC.
The registration deadline is Wednesday March 7. It would be great if all 3 finals could be played on April 18 – we’ll try and hopefully everybody’s schedule can cooperate. The winners of the A draw will automatically qualify to represent the DAC at the 2013 Farris Cup which is scheduled for January at the DAC.

Start calling…

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