League teams shall consist of three pairs. Each pair shall play one rubber per match against each of the opposing pairs. A rubber shall be the best of three games.
One point shall be awarded for each rubber won with an additional two points awarded to the winning team.
If, at the end of the season, teams tie on points, the winner shall be:-
the team with the highest number of matches won; if these are equal
the team with the best result in the matches played between the teams concerned; priority will be given by totalling firstly rubbers, then games, then points.
The usual practice will be to promote and relegate one team only in each division. However, the Committee may recommend a variation in these practices in the interest of the composition of the divisions.
A team shall be considered to have honoured their fixture if a minimum of two eligible pairs play otherwise League Rules 5b and 5c apply.
All three pairs must be available to play before the start of the third rubber. Once a pair has completed their first rubber of a match, they must then be available for play during the remainder of that match. If a pair is not available for the start of their rubber they should forfeit that rubber and any subsequent rubber if they are not available to play in the order of play as agreed between the two team captains.
Players who are bona-fide members of two clubs may play for one club in one section and for the other club in a different section.