Post season series

Preliminary rounds & final (2019)

  1. The same "rules of competition" followed during the regular season apply throughout.
  2. The teams are ranked according to the results attained during the regular season. An even number of teams play in the 2019 post season series. EX: in a level having 19 teams, only the first 18 teams play for the gold medal. LOOK up "How positions are decided in the standings".
  3. The team with the highest standing is always the receiving team. If its club cannot receive due to court availability, then the opposing team receives.
  4. Look up To qualify for the post season.
  5. No substitution is allowed from a lower level.
  6. An injured player is replaced only if the injury occurs during the 15-minute warm-up period. Click here for particularities in replacing in the post season.
  7. The CRA rule is applicable throughout the series and the finals. If this rule is not respected, the team at fault automatically loses.
  8. If a team does not have 6 eligible players, a default is announced. The opponents must be advised. See Rule 2.1 : default  

Post season calendar

Level III & IV


Level II

Level I

March 21

Round #1

March 22

March 15

March 28

Round #2

March 29

March 22

April 4 Rounds #3 April 5 March 29
N/A Rounds #4 N/A April 5
April 11 Semi-Final April 12 April 12
April 25 Third place April 25 April 25

April 26

Finals - Gold, silver

April 26

April 26

Finish or concede a match

During the series leading to the finals, the administrative committee of TFIM request that all matches be finished in the same manner as the regular season. All matches count towards the ranking.

However, the committee recognizes that it is ultimately up to the players involved to decide if they want to continue or not. To maintain our transparency and how the CRA is calculated in Tenniscores, it is absolutely necessary to have actual scores and to identify the winning team on three courts.

The following guidelines are suggested to determine the winners of a match being conceded or unfinished:

It must be decided: Which team concedes the match?
The team that concedes loses the game; the victory is awarded to the opponents.
If both teams cannot agree on who concedes the match, the game must continue to determine the winners in the same way as during the regular season.

NOTE: follow the rule of the day at the finals.

In Tenniscores:

For each finished match: The score is entered normally and the winning team is selected from the drop down menu.

For a conceded match: "not finished conceded" is entered in the COMMENTS box. The team declared the winner is selected from the drop down menu. The score for a set must be greater in number for the winners of the set. If the team who concedes was losing when stopping the score is entered as such. If the team who concedes led when stopping, they concede the number of games necessary for their opponents to have a majority of games for each set. EX: the score when stopping was 6-4, 4-2 becomes 6-4, 4-5 and 0-1.

FAQ - post season

Which team receives during the post season series?

The team that has the highest ranking at the end of the regular season will always host. The number in front of each team name signifies it's ranking at the end of the regular season.

Ball distribution

How are the balls distributed for the post season tournament?

The team that had the highest ranking, during the regular season, receives. At the captains' meeting these teams are given the balls for the whole tournament.

What is the consequence if an unqualified player is in line-up?

Rule 2.7.4 stipulates that only qualified players can play in the playoffs. You must declare a default as during the regular season if you do not have enough qualified players. Any enfringement to any TFIM rules may lead to loosing that playoff round.

How positions are decided in the standings

The standings are sorted in the following order:

1. the team that won the most matches prevails,

2. the team that has the most set points

If there is still a tie, head to head matchup between these teams and:

3. the team that has the most matches prevails,

4. the team that has the most set points.

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