This is our INTER-CLUB KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION played in the final month of the season, always April or early May, with our season’s climax known as SUPER SATURDAY usually played early/mid May and usually at Truro SRC which has 3 crts. The 2019 Finals will be hosted at Falmouth for the first time, however. The DRAW is made in MARCH…..
2019 Pawle Cup & Hine Plate knock-out tournaments – SAME FORMAT AS LAST YEAR!
Hi All, SUPER SATURDAY IS 11TH MAY @ FALMOUTH 2PM
Following the success of last year (Winners Truro & Bodmin) here is the draw for our inter-club county knock outs. The ‘every game/point counts system’ worked really well for us with just 6 clubs and three ties. This made it more challenging and increased involvement. Every match and every player will need to do the maximum. A player who loses 3-0 may just become the hero on the night for getting those all-important qualifying points. Matches A,B,C are to be played in April with the two SEMIS before SUPER SATURDAY.FULL RESULTS – all points & games scores MUST BE SENT BY EMAIL TO ME AS DETERMINE WHETHER YOU STAY IN OR GET KNOCKED OUT. This will allow all six clubs to play in the first round. I have seeded the clubs according to league positions 20th March.
Round 1 – matches to be played before Tuesday 30th April or thereabouts!
MATCH A. Pirates (6) v Truro (1) captains: Gareth & Tim
MATCH B. Bude (5) v NQY (2) captains: Rob & either Matt, Dave or Martin?
MATCH C. Falmouth (4) v Bodmin (3) captains: Huw or Matt?
Teams of 5 – or 4 if both captains agree Rd 1 but 5 for the finals please
HOW IT WILL WORK:
The HIGHEST SCORING LOSER from the three matches will proceed to the HINE PLATE FINAL (11TH MAY 2PM @ FALMOUTH); the two other losers will then play a SEMI-FINAL for the other place in the final. I will ‘toss a coin’ to work out who plays at home.
The same will happen for the PAWLE CUP: the top scoring team will proceed to the final and the two WINNING BUT LOWER SCORING CLUBS will play a semi-final by Friday 10th May.
I hope it all makes sense. By doing this every player is motivated to score as many points/win games as possible. It’s all based on merit even the seedings (league positions 20th March). The alternative of top two seeds with byes to semis and bottom four playing first round with two losers going into the Hine Final does have its obvious problems (better to lose than win!).
Rules: Teams to consist of 5 players but, if both captains agree, 4 players only for the earlier rounds is acceptable if availability is difficult. Clubs reaching the finals on SUPER SATURDAY 11/5 @ FAL should field 5 players from their squads to make it more of a spectacle.
Players must be registered and have played at least twice for your club. The draws are seeded – your seed is your league position as of 20th March.
Captains to contact each other about food: home teams to provide a meal as usual as ‘away’ teams have to travel. Drinks, however, not included – buy your own or otherwise.
RESULTS EMAILED TO ME PLEASE! I will enter the head-to-head results on Squash Levels.
PS Max: pls return the Hine Plate to Truro asap.
Some achived articles and pics…..
SUPER SUNDAY 2016
Pawle Cup Truro V Newquay 5-0 (15-4 in games though all matches very competitive)
Hine Plate Bude V Bodmin 5-0 Walkover (Bodmin withdrew due to injuries)
Victorious Truro! Best Looking Team! Gimson Cup Winner – Player of the Year