Inter-livery and other Events

Associated Livery events

PSIGMA INTER LIVERY REAL TENNIS COMPETITION AND DINNER

to be held at

The Queen’s Club

Palliser Road London W14 9EQ

on

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Following the success of the previous two Inter Livery Real Tennis competitions sponsored by Psigma Investment Management, we will once again return to The Queen’s Club forthis year’s event that will take place on 29 October 2019. The day will conclude with a champagne reception and dinner.

Competitions

The intent is to run two concurrent competitions, split by handicap, for up to 24 pairs, ideally. Each competition is likely to involve a round robin element followed by finals but actual formats will be subject to entries.

Rules

The following rules will apply:

  •  Each player must be a member of, or employed by, a City Livery Company
  •  Entrants must have a valid current Real Tennis Online (RTO) handicap
  •  As last year, RTO doubles handicaps will be used except as follows:
    •  Those pairs with a handicap of 55-60 will play off a handicap of 55
    •  Those pairs with a handicap of over 60 will play off five points less than their handicap
  •  In the event of over subscription, entries will be on a first come first served basis with Companies being restricted to one pair

 Priority will be given to pairs from the same company but individuals may enter with partners being found for them by the organisers where possible

Catering

 Competitors and guests will be able to purchase their own refreshments and/or lunch from the Bar and Grille

  •  A Pol Roger champagne reception will be held before dinner
  •  A three course dinner will be served accompanied by fine wines supplied by Burnett and Herbert Fine Wines and port by Dow

 Masters, Prime Wardens, Wardens, Liverymen, Freemen, family and friends are encouraged to attend to support their teams and to stay for the champagne reception and dinner

Cost

 The cost of the event remains the same as last year:  For competitors, including the champagne reception and dinner, it is £280 per pair to be paid with the entry form  For supporters/guests the champagne reception and dinner is £95

Entry

 Companies are requested to complete the attached form detailing their entry and return it to the Livery Secretary at the Brewers’ Company with payment by 22 September2019. An entry form for this fascinating competition can be found here Entry Form Real Tennis 29 Oct 19

Timings

  •  T ennis – 0800-1900
  •  Champagne reception – 1900
  •  Dinner – 1930

    Dress

 To comply with Queen’s Club regulations, competitors are required to wear all white clothing for tennis.  Dress for dinner will be black tie.

Organising committee

  •  Richard Dalzell – Skinners’ Company
  •  Chris Herbert – Vintners’ Company
  •  Michael O’Dwyer – Clerk to the Brewers’ Company