The RBA Cup is a handicapped knock out competition, played annually for the Griffiths Cup. A team consists of eight players, 4 men and 4 women.
A total of eight rubbers are played. Two mens doubles, two ladies doubles and four mixed doubles, played in the following order:
Each rubber consists of two games to 15, no setting. The home team always starts -2 down in each game, except where two teams sharing the same hall are drawn against each other and the match is played at that venue, then both teams start at 0 in every game. Any negative score at the end is rounded to 0.
The home team is the team that appears first in the issued table of teams at the start of the competition. All the costs of the match, court and shuttles, are shared equally between both home and away teams.
It's all about the points. The rubbers aren't actually recorded. The score is adjusted at the end according to the handicaps that have been given.
(Information correct for the 2005/2006 season.)
For reports of Cup matches, check out the [Reports] page, or the list below: