Dear Eleon Garros friend,
Thank you very much for your active involvement, participation and enthusiasm in our tennis tournaments!
Get ready and fasten your seat belts because another exciting tournament, is due to begin!
More specifically, our new Ladder tournament, 2023-24 will host all players on a single league. The starting rank on the draw will be decided by a random draw.
If interested to participate, please confirm by sms to: Menelaos Theodoulou 99609023, latest by Sunday 01/10/2022.
Rules and regulations:
- Each player may challenge an opponent that is ranked up to five seats above him and the match should be done within seven days max. (there will be no extra day and this rule will be followed very strictly). If the challenger wins, he takes the challengee’s position and the challengee falls back one position. If the challenger loses, then they both retain their positions.
- The challenger must allow 48 hours after the match, irrespective of the result before challenging anybody, just to give a fair opportunity to other players to challenge him.
- No match can be cancelled since announced in the official website of the Tournament and its it is the responsibility of the challenger to liaise with the challengee to find a commonly acceptable date and time for the match.
- If a match cannot be played within the seven days’ time limit, then the unavailable party loses the match. There is an additional penalty of 48 hrs delay for walk overs. i.e., if the challenger fails to play his match and is walked over, then his next challenge can take place in 4 days. If the w/o is the challengee’s responsibility, he is penalized with two days delay, respectively.
- The challengee in any case has the right to accept or refuse a challenge (irrespective of the match’s result) for 48 hours after his previous match. He is allowed, however to challenge anybody (up to five seats above him), any time, even right after his previous match.
- The two players who were in a challenge and played their game cannot challenge each other again unless 7 days pass or another game intervenes for one of the two players
- A player is declared unavailable for play and is marked with grey colour in cases of travel abroad, injury or any other personal reason that is declared in time, to Menelaos. (Grey players lose one rank position by default every 7 days being in gray status).
- For challenge purposes Grey players are temporarily inactive and should be ignored (When counting positions for challenge) until they change status. That means a possible challenge by number 25 to 19 if e.g., 20 is ‘grey’. The grey player may challenge 48 hours after his status change, that is, from grey to normal.
- New players may enter the ladder tournament any time with the prior consent of the Organising Committee (OC) and are placed at the end of the draw after they pay their participation fee.
- The first phase of tournament/ladder will start on 02/10/2023 and finish 29/02/2024. The last challenge will be 24/02/2024. The draw is here Link
- There will be no Xmas holidays or any other break for the tourn players. If by any chance matches are cancelled due to rain then there will be extension of the day to finish the match.
- After the first phase is finished, the top twenty-four players of the draw at the time, will go on to the knock outs. (Player from place 9 to 16 will play against players from 17 to 24. The winners will go against players 1 to 8).
- The tournament, is a best of three with the 3rd set being a super tie break, (tie break to 10 points instead of a full set). Yet, two players may agree in advance that they will play a third set upon their discretion and of course based on courts availability. If they don't agree, a tie break to 10 points will be held.
- Due to lack of availability of courts each set will be played with no advantage.
- Eleon Garros Ladder 2023-24 players, are allowed to play their matches in any tennis court they wish, provided they will follow the above rules and communicate the result timely.
- Above rules and regulations may change any time towards the best interest of the tournament, as defined by the Organizing committee.
- Participation fee will be €30 euros. The participants may pay their participation fee by cash - Quick Pay - Revolut to Menelaos (99609023).
How we challenge:
Just send your challenge by sms to Menelaos Theodoulou 99609023 and state your name and the opponent you want to challenge. If your challenge is valid then both, your challenged opponent (challengee) and you (the challenger), will receive a confirmation sms with the nominal due date the match has to be completed upon.
As soon as the match is over an sms must be sent as above, from the challenger with the correct score.
Finally, our special thanks to our sponsor as follows:
Mega Sponsor: NELAZA Ltd (Nektarios Fakas)
Good luck to all and may the best player wins!
The organizing Committee
Serghios Savvides (99466712) (President)
Makis Lazarou (99639695)
Vassosv Eliades (99635251)
Menelaos Theodoulou (99609023)
Kyriacos Kyriakides (99685776)