Surrey Epee League 2000/01

Rules

All matches to 45 points using the relay system (without reserves) on current regulations. Minimum age for competitors is 13 on 01/01/2000. A fencer can only fence for one club in a season. Any fencer fielded in the semi-finals and finals must have fenced in the earlier rounds.

Format

Western Division

Southern Division

Eastern Division

Guildford Clubs

Salle Joseph

Streatham

Woking

Salle Cotton

Wimbledon

Aldershot

Southside

Club des Artistes

Woking Women

   

Teams to play four matches, including all clubs within their own division. Placing within each division is by number of wins. The semi-finalists are the three division winners and a wild-card, determined as below (ripped off from the NFL). The final will be at a neutral venue with a party afterwards.

The following procedures will be used to break standings ties for postseason playoffs and to determine regular-season schedules.

TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with an identical number of wins, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

Two Clubs 1. Head-to-head (best won-lost percentage in games between the clubs). 2. Best won-lost percentage in games played within the division. 3. Best indicators. 4. Best hits scored. 5. Coin toss.

Three or More Clubs (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated during any step, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-club format). 1. Head-to-head (best won-lost percentage in games among the clubs). 2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division. 3. Best indicators. 4. Best hits scored. 5. Coin toss.

TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM If it is necessary to break ties to determine the Wild-Card team, the following steps will be taken. 1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker. 2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.

Two Clubs 1. Head-to-head, if applicable. 2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the

conference. 3. Best indicators. 4. Best hits scored. 5. Coin toss.

Three or More Clubs (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.) 1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2.

2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.) 3. Best indicators. 4. Best hits scored. 5. Coin toss.

Schedule

Home

Away

Round 1 Matches to be completed by mid-November

Streatham

Wimbledon

Club des Artistes

Southside

Salle Coton

Salle Joseph

Woking

Aldershot

Woking Women

Guildford Clubs

Round 2 Matches to be completed by end of December

Streatham

Salle Coton

Club des Artistes

Salle Joseph

Southside

Wimbledon

Aldershot

Guildford Clubs

Woking

Woking Women

Round 3 Matches to be completed by mid March

Salle Joseph

Streatham

Wimbledon

Club des Artistes

Southside

Salle Coton

Guildford Clubs

Woking

Woking Women

Aldershot

Round 4 Matches to be completed by end of April

Salle Coton

Club des Artistes

Wimbledon

Streatham

Salle Joseph

Southside

Aldershot

Woking

Guildford Clubs

Woking Women