(AGM 2016) The cancellation of a match is subject to the approval of the Administrative Committee (CA)
- In case of inclement weather:
- Only the CA can decide on the cancellation of such a match.
- All these cancelled matches will be played at a predetermined and scheduled date.
- In case a match is interrupted due to uncontrollable causes (such as a power outage) both captains can agree on a new date and time to play the match, as soon as possible. The president and level statistician must be informed of the postponement. The rescheduled time and date must be submitted for approval by the CA.
Procedure when a match is interrupted:
- If matches weren't started or were just starting (EX: the first set is not finished on all 3 courts), the 3 matches are canceled and have to be rescheduled; the balls are preserved for the rematch. The captains may change their initial line-up in order to facilitate the replay of the match.
- If the first set is finished on one of the three courts: the line-up must remain unchanged. The balls must be kept to be used when the match resumes play, with the existing score and on the same side at the time of the interruption. The incomplete score sheet is to be sent to the Level Statistician. The points played stand and the match resumes from then on. If a server has served one fault, it will be annulled, and the server will have two serves.
- If 2 matches are finished and the third match is left unfinished, the match is conceded to the opponents leading at the time of interruption. The scores are registered as at the time of interruption. In Tenniscores under "comments" it should be noted "power failure" and choose "winners by default". To determine who was leading at the time of stopping the decision is made in the following order:
- The number of sets already finished and won prevails,
- The number of completed games won in the third set,
- The score in the unfinished game,
- The number of games won in total, if the above 3 are equal.
NOTE: to break the tie when all else fails and the score in the game in play at time of interruption is even (15-15, 30-30, 40-40 or deuce), revert back to the last score 15-0, 30-15, 40-30 or ad-in to find who was leading.
Examples of score at interruption:
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 leading in the third 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 with 15 total games in hand versus the opponents with 12 games total.
6-1, 1-6, 2-2 (30-30) the winning team is the one who had "30-15"
IV. If the interruption comes within the last 15 minutes of the scheduled time, follow the procedure in III. for all unfinished matches.