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Doubles World Rackets Challenge Update

22 Apr 2020

Doubles World Rackets Challenge Update from the Rackets World Championship Committee (RWCC)


In common with many other sports events, the World Rackets Doubles qualifying race has been disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. The British Open, the final qualifying tournament of the World Rackets Doubles qualifying period has now been postponed until 4th to 15th September 2020.

In light of the above, the RWCC has decided that the qualifying period will be extended to finish after the British Open on 15th September 2020. Should it not be possible to play the British Open on the re-arranged dates, the World Rackets Doubles qualifying period will be deemed complete and the current rankings will be final.

In accordance with the World Doubles Championship Procedures, there will almost certainly be an eliminator between the first and second ranked pairs in the World Championship Challenge points race for the right to play in the Championship Match against the reigning World Doubles Champions, James Stout and Jonathan Larken.

The first leg of the eliminator is scheduled to take place on Sunday 27th September with the second leg on Wednesday 30th September. The venue will be confirmed in due course.

The first leg of the Championship Match will take place on Saturday 31st October 2020 at The Queen’s Club and the second leg will take place on Saturday 7th November 2020 at The Racquet & Tennis Club of New York.

Acknowledging these uncertain times, the RWCC will continue to review arrangements and shall make further announcements if these plans change. In any event, the RWCC will provide an update at the beginning of August 2020.

RWCC – 22 April 2020


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