What are the pool playing schedules at the tournaments?

NOTE: For all one-day JUNIORS tournaments on our schedule, we will assign teams out to the sites in 4-team pool increments.  Most tournaments will have all 4-team pools and will play the normal 4-team pool format below.  Depending on the total number of entries in an age group, some sites may have a mixture of 3-team pools and 4-team pools.  There is also a special format for 6 teams only in a tournament (below).  In limited cases and with prior approval, we "may" have a 5-team pool if we have 5 teams left over after all sites have been assigned and can put them together into a 2 court site.  In that case, they would play a full round-robin schedule with the amendments listed below.  If a LUNCH break is mentioned, then it is REQUIRED!

THREE-TEAM POOLS: (Juniors mainly - and only when used with at least one other 4-team pool in the tournament):
Top 2 teams advance to playoffs.
Format for Juniors - 2 out of 3 sets to 25 points rally score (third set to 15 switch at 8).
Seed all teams 1 through 3.

PLAY REF
1-3 2
2-3 1
1-2 3
30 minute Lunch
1-3 2
2-3 1
1-2 3

FOUR-TEAM POOLS:
Top 2 teams advance to playoffs.
Format for Adults - 3 sets to 25 points rally score. There should be a coin toss and teams switch sides half-way through (at 13) to be consistent with a 3-set match (even though it is still pool play).
Format for Juniors - 2 out of 3 sets to 25 points rally score (third set to 15 switch at 8).
Seed all teams 1 through 4.

PLAY REF
1-3 2
2-4 1
1-4 3
30 minute Lunch
2-3 1
3-4 2
1-2 4

 

FIVE-TEAM POOLS:
Top 2 teams advance to Finals.
Two sets to 25 points rally score.  Start at 0-0.
Seeded teams are in spots 2 and 4 only.

PLAY REF
1-2 3
3-4 5
1-5 4
2-3 1
4-5 2
1-3 4
2-5 3
1-4 2
3-5 1
2-4 5

 

SIX-TEAM TOURNAMENT (two 3-team pools) - JUNIORS ONLY:
Format for Juniors - 2 out of 3 sets to 25 points rally score (third set to 15 switch at 8).
All teams advance to playoffs.
Seed all teams 1 through 3.

 

PLAY REF
1-2 2
2-3 1
1-2 3

30 minute lunch

PLAYOFFS BEGIN:

ROUND PLAY REF
QF1 P2-2nd vs P1-3rd Pool 2-1st
QF2 P1-2nd vs P2-3rd Pool 1-1st
SF1 P1-1st vs WQF1 LQF1
SF2 P2-1st vs WQF2 LQF2
Finals WSF1 vs WSF2 LSF


SIX-TEAM POOLS (on 2 courts) - ADULT Tournaments only:
Top 2 teams advance to playoffs.
Format for Adults - 2 sets to 25 points rally score.
Seeded teams in spots 3 and 6 only.

COURT 1 COURT 2
PLAY REF PLAY REF
1-2 3 4-5 6
5-6 4 2-3 1
1-3 2 4-6 5
1-4 3 2-5 6
30 minute Lunch Break
3-5 4 2-6 1
3-4 5 1-6 2
2-4 6 1-5 3
3-6 1    

SEVEN-TEAM POOLS (on 2 courts) - ADULT Tournaments only:
Top SIX teams advance to playoffs.
Format for Adults - 2 sets to 25 points rally score
Seed teams 1 through 7.

COURT 1 COURT 2
PLAY REF PLAY REF
1-6 4 3-7 5
4-7 1 2-5 3
1-3 7 5-6 2
2-4 3 1-7 6
3-5 4 2-6 7
1-4 5 6-7 2
4-5 1 2-3 6