If bad weather is predicted:

slippery roadsWhen bad weather causing bad road conditions is predicted for the morning of a match, the Executive Committee of TFIM sees to the security of its members whether they are from the south shore, the north shore or on the island of Montreal. On the morning of the match when road conditions are unsafe, the level statistician is in communication with your captain. The decision to cancel matches is usually taken before 7:15 am. When there is a cancellation of matches your captain is informed and she has the responsibility to follow-up with her team's players. This website also has a cancellation notice whenever matches are cancelled.

In 2019 TFIM added that if schools in the Greater Montreal area are closed, matches will also be cancelled. However, according to the CSDM the decision is taken at 6 AM (at the latest) on the morning of the storm and not before 5 am.

Match canceled or interrupted

 

The cancellation of a match is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. (AGM 2016 & modified july 2020)

1. In the event of a storm

The decision to cancel a match in the event of a storm is the sole responsibility of the Board.
ll these cancelled matches will be played on the predetermined date if set in the calendar at the beginning of the season.

2. Matches interrupted for uncontrollable causes (such as a power failure).

  1. You must wait for a designated time on site unless the club has to be evacuated for serious reasons.
  2. The designated time: the number of minutes remaining until the end of the scheduled 2 hours and at most 1 hour.
  3. If the power returns before an hour waiting, you must resume play.
  4. If the power failure continues and an hour has passed, only then should you follow the procedure in #3 or #4.

  5.  

    Consequence: if the players leave before this designated waiting time, the match is conceded to the opponents. (retired) (Added in 2020)

3. When the matches cannot finish within the time indicated above, please follow the procedure to resume at a future date:

  1. If the match has not yet started or the match is in its early stages (for example, no set has been completed on any court), the meet needs to be rescheduled. However, the initial alignment may change to facilitate this rematch.
  2. If a first set is completed on one of the three courses: the alignment must remain the same and cannot be changed.
  3. The captains of the two teams must agree, then and there, on a new date and time to resume the match as soon as possible. The statistician of the level must be informed of the date and time of the rematch as soon as known.
  4. The balls must be kept in order to put them back into play and the score must be noted as well as the side of the court the players were at the time of the interruption. The incomplete scorecard should be sent to the level statistician. Upon resumption, all points played before the interruption of the match are counted. If the server has already committed a fault, it is canceled and the server is entitled to two services.

4. There is no rematch in the following exceptions:

  1. If 2 matches are finished and a third is incomplete, the unfinished match will be conceded to the team that was leading at the time of the interruption. 
  2. If the power failure occurs 30 minutes before the end of the 2 hours, unfinished matches are conceded to the teams who led at the time of the interruption.
  3. To determine who was leading at the end of the interruption, the decision is made in the following order:
  • The number of sets finished and won prevails;
  • The number of completed games won in the third set;
  • The score of the unfinished game;
  • The number of games won in total, if the above 3 are equal.

NOTE : When everything is equal and the game score is tied (15-15, 30-30 or 40-40), revert back to the last score (15-0, 30-15, 40-30 or ad-in) to determine who was leading.


Examples of scoring at the time of the stop:

  • 6-1, 4-5: the winning team is the one with a set in hand.
  • 6-1, 5-7, 4-5: the winning team is the one that leads the 3rd set.
  • 6-1, 5-7, 4-4 (40-15): the winning team is the one leading in the last game.
  • 6-1, 5-7, 4-4 (30-30), the winning team is the one that has 15 games won versus 12 games.
  • 6-1, 1-6, 2-2 (30-30) the winning team is the one who had the score (30-15).