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Eights Week Conditions


Conditions for the President's Cup, Chairman's Salver, Spencer Ell Cup, Treasurer's Tankard, and Selectors' Weekend

  1. Places will be allocated by the AC Selection Committee. Please indicate your availability in the members' section of the CA website, or by mail to the CA Office using the Availability form. Only leave a box unchecked if you do not wish to play in that event. The Selectors will not place you into a lower Eight because of your availability. You will not be considered if your availability is not known to the Selectors. Please refer to the Selection Policy and Procedure.

Conditions for the President's Cup, Chairman's Salver, Spencer Ell Cup, and Treasurer's Tankard

  1. Selection: The above four events will be played for by, respectively, the first, second, third and fourth best eight players entering Eights Week.
  2. Each competitor plays a single game against each of the other competitors in an event twice. If any competitor fails from any cause to play through the whole of the games in a series, Regulation F2(f) will apply. No substitute will be permitted in the first series after all of the first-round games have begun; substitutes will not be permitted in the second series in any circumstances.
  3. Single games throughout, provided that in the event of a tie in the number of wins the possession of the trophy for the year will be decided by a play-off if time permits (AMD). For a 2-way tie it will be a single game; in the event of a tie between three or more competitors, the names will be drawn at random and single games will be played in each round.
  4. Competitors must make themselves available for all hours of play. Play will begin at 10.00 am daily (9.30 am for the President's Cup and Chairman's Salver) unless competitors are notified to the contrary. Competitors must report to the Manager on arrival and no leave will be granted in any circumstances.
  5. Time limits will not be imposed except as a last resort. Pegging-down will be considered, if practicable and made necessary.
  6. Double-banking will not be used, except as an emergency contingency.
  7. The schedule of play is given below.

Conditions for the Selectors' Weekend

  1. The Selectors' Weekend will be played for by 16 players. It should not be regarded as the "bottom Eight", but is intended to provide an opportunity for those who have not established a record sufficient for an Eights place to play amongst themselves and with stronger established players. Accordingly, players will normally be selected if they show some promise even though they may have few results.
  2. Established players (who failed to get into an Eight) are selected to ensure the event achieves the desired competitive level.
  3. If there is an insufficient entry, established players will be selected in merit order to make the entry up to 16.
  4. The Selectors' Weekend will be played as two blocks of eight, with the top two players from each block qualifying for a knockout to determine the winner. The semi-finals and final will be single games. Additional games will be arranged for those not qualifying for the knockout, so that all players will have nine games over the weekend.

Schedule of Play for Eights

  1. A draw is made allocating the letters A to H to the eight players. The left-hand letter is deemed to have won the toss.

 Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7
Court 1EHCABFEDGACHBA
Court 2FGDBAEFCHBDGEF
Court 3BCGEDHGBECAFGH
Court 4ADHFCGHAFDBEDC
 Round 8Round 9Round 10Round 11Round 12Round 13Round 14
Court 1GFCEDFBGAHBDFE
Court 2CBHDGCFAEBACHG
Court 3DAFBEAHCGDFHCD
Court 4HEAGBHDECFEGAB

Michael Town