Playing Level: 2.0 to 6.0
3. This ladder is free to join.
4. This ladder will begin March 28, 2014 and end November 03, 2014.
5. There are no prizes awarded for this ladder.
6. Players have 14 days to accept or decline a challenge before it is automatically declined.
7. Players will not be penalized for declining challenges.
8. Players have 21 days to play an accepted challenge before it expires and the following occurs:
The challenged team automatically declines the challenge.
9. Players have 3 wildcard challenges. Wildcards allows a team to play a team much higher ranked than the rules typically allow.
10. Players will not be penalized for not playing matches.
11. Players may only play an opponent within 8 ranks above them.
12. Forfeits will not treated like a lost match, and will have no affect on rankings or points.
13. The following match formats will be used.
Best of 3 Sets with 3rd Set Tiebreak: Best of 3 sets is first to win 2 sets. Each set is first to win 6 or more games with a margin of 2 games. A tie-breaker is played if each team has won 6 games. The third set tiebreak can be played to any number of points as long as the winner wins more points than the loser.
Example scores: 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 or 6-3, 7-6
14. The following system will be used to compute a player's position on the ladder.
Leap Frog: This is the most basic and simplest ranking system. When a lower ranked player beats a higher ranked player, the lower ranked player "leap frogs" over the higher ranked player, pushing them and each player initially between them down one spot. If the higher ranked player wins, nothing happens.
15. After the match, the winner will submit the score.
16. All ladder members should maintain current contact information. If you change phone numbers or e-mail addresses, you must update your profile so other member can contact you and you will receive email notifications.