A “round robin” is a structured form of play organized by skill levels. In the time allocated to each round robin session (100 minutes) you will play six games, each with a different partner and against a different pair of opponents. It is designed so that all players are playing against people of roughly equal ability, which makes play the most fun and competitive for most players.
When you arrive you will be assigned a number. Your number remains yours throughout the session and dictates which court you play on, with whom you are playing as a partner, and against which opponents. Your Round Robin Captain will help you get started with this. By the end of six games you will have played with six different partners and against 12 different opponents! You may have a “bye” (where you sit out for one game) if there is an uneven number of players signed up. A seventh game consisting of the “bye” players enables everybody to play six games.
A Round Robin Captain is present at every round robin. The Captain determines the rotation, manages the signup sheet and the time clock, posts the rotation and signup lists, and manages other aspects of round robin play. In order to keep everything running smoothly and on-time, the Captain must do some advance preparation. It is important that players arrive AT LEAST 10 minutes before the round robin is scheduled to start. Late arrivals may be replaced or simply not allowed to play.
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Charts are available HERE to help you plan round robin play.
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