Leagues

SCPA has usually run two leagues, 6-a-side and 9-a-side, with games being played in the evenings from March to October.

It was not possible run leagues at all in 2020. For 2021, we plan to run the 6-a-side League (only), starting later in the year than usual. Only PE-registered clubs may enter teams and each player must hold a PE licence. A player can only play for one club in each league.

2021

2021 league information is currently being prepared, the following links are not yet up to date

6-a-side

Click here for an archive record of 2019 leagues (2020 leagues were cancelled due to COVID-19)


6-a-side competitions

The six-a-side league is organised into three divisions. The first and second division are region-wide, but the third division is split geographically into East and West groups. Participating clubs play an equal number of home and away matches in each season. Each match consists of one round of 2 triples games followed by a round of 3 doubles games, making a total of 5 games per match.

The captain selects a squad of between 6 and 12 players from their team to play against another club in the league on an agreed date, usually a weekday evening.

  • The first game of the evening is triples.
  • The captain selects 6 players for two triples, and each of the two triples play one of the other team’s triples.
  • After all triples games are completed, the team captain organises three doubles teams.
  • Each of the three doubles play one of the other team’s doubles.
  • A total of 5 games are played in the evening, two triples games and three doubles games.
  • Each team plays every other team in their league twice in a season, once at home and once away.
  • Points are scored for each game win.

9-a-side competitions (NOT BEING RUN IN 2021)

There is a single region-wide nine-a-side league. All teams play each other once and then the league splits into two team divisions to play the reverse fixtures. Each match consists of three rounds of 3 triples games, making a total of 9 games per match

The captain selects 9 players from their team to play against another club in the league on an agreed date, usually a weekday evening.

  • Players are divided into three triples by the captain.
  • Each of the three triples play each of the other team’s triples, so a total of 9 games are played in the evening.
  • Each team plays every other team in their league twice in a season, once at home and once away.
  • One point is awarded for a match win.

Indoor Winter League

An Indoor Winter Leaque is organised each year by Cobbetts Boules Club and takes place under-cover at Quob Stables Equestrian Center, Durley SO32 2AR. Matches take place on Friday evenings once a month from November to March. The format is 6 players in doubles with each double playing all the opponents doubles like 9 a side. Full rules can be found on the Cobbetts website here.