ETS Tournament Format 2024
All ETS events will take place on grass or turf fields and will have accessible water, locker rooms, and restrooms.
Open Advanced (exception: ETS Barcelona, not enough field space)
Group stage and bracket stage
Group stage to bracket stage seeding
1. Losses (low to high)
3. Games against (low to high)
4. Point differential ratio ((PF-PA)/MP)
5. Coin toss
Consolation games are 1 set to 21, HC 25.
Round of 32: play up to two consolation games, afterwards teams will be tied.
Round of 16: play up to two consolation games, afterwards teams will be tied (T-9, T-11, T-13, T-15).
Quarters: play up to one consolation game, afterwards teams will be tied (T-5 and T-7).
Semis: play up to one consolation game, afterwards teams will be tied for the average of both places.
If teams do not play their consolation games, the result will be as if they have lost their consolation games. Example: all teams that lost in quarters decide not to play their consolation games, those teams will be tied T-7.
If teams want to play more consolation games, they are more than welcome to (as long as there is space), but the result will not count.
This structure is in place to control the field space usage (why? fields are expensive) and to make sure the ranking is clear and fair for everyone post tournament. If a team that is still playing in the main bracket is looking for a field, they will have priority of the field and set (even in the case where the consolation game has already started). We hope everyone will understand and be cordial :)
When a consolation game is not played due to the forfeit of one team, enter the score 24-12 for the team that has not forfeited (code for a forfeited game).
1. Can a team decide not to play a group stage game ? What if that team is in a power pool ?
If a team has to forfeit a game in group stage they will be taken out of the tournament (if that is possible with Fwango, otherwise the score 21-10 or 15-8 will be entered). Possibility of a medical delay. Same rules apply to teams in a power pool, no exception.
2. What happens when someone from a team gets injured during the group stage? In the bracket stage?
In the group stage, the injured team enters a losing score of 21-10 or 15-8 (if the team cannot be removed from the tournament on Fwango). In the bracket stage, if the injured team forfeits a game, enter the real scores for the sets that have been played and enter 21-0 or 15-0 (code for injury) for the incomplete sets.
3. What happens if my partner or a team is late to the group stage? Is absent for the group stage?
Teams must check-in at the beginning of the day with both players present. If either of the two players are not present for check-in, the team is removed from the tournament. So whether a team is late or absent from the group stage, the team will be removed from the tournament. An exception can be made for the youth and beginner/intermediate divisions.
1. If team A reaches out to team B to say they are ready to play, the match now must start within the next 5 minutes (unless there is a medical reason, in which case the team has 15 minutes) afterwards it is a forfeit. If a TD or EURA member notifies a team that they must start their game, the match must start within the next 5 minutes or else the team will forfeit that game.
2. Players must follow the order of play announced by TDs (why? for the tournament timing to remain on schedule).
If a player or team does not follow one of these rules, those players will be not allowed to play at the next ETS event.