Mini-Tournament | Rules


  • All participants must be members of the NSPA
  • All participants must a have a NSPA rating of YELLOW, ORANGE, or GREEN
  • Team can make up two women, two men, or a mixed team
  • Only teams score points; not players. If one player plays with one partner one week, and another partner the next; both of those teams will have separate point totals.

Game Play

  • Teams will participate in a FULL round robin
  • Once the round robin is complete, teams will participate in ONE playoff game
  • The position that each team at the end of the playoff will determine the point total earned by the team that week.

Round Robin

  • Every team will play one game against each other team
  • Round robin games will be played to 11, win by 2
  • Teams will switch sides at 6
  • All games will be self-officiated
  • All games will abide by USAPA tournament rules


  • Every team will play one playoff game
  • Positions are determined by the results of the round robin
  • The total will be determined by the coordinator on-site by the amount of time left (11, 15, 21).
  • Teams will only playoff in twos (1 v 2, 3 v 4, etc.)
  • If there is an odd number of teams, the last place team will not play a playoff game
  • Teams will switch at the perspective point total (6, 8, 11)
  • The final results of the playoff will determine the points awarded for that week
  • If 2 defeats 1, the 2 takes the 1 spot; if 3 defeats 4, the 3 retains the 3 spot, and so on. Note: Position 3 would not be able to take a final position of either 1 or 2
  • Coordinators may need to speed up the playoff game depending on time restraints.


  • Each of the four Mini-Tournaments will open the Saturday before at 11:00am
  • Only 8 teams are accepted
  • First come; first served
  • Players must register individually
  • Players must pay individually
  • Please identify your team in the comment section of the registration page
  • Both players of the team will need to be registered and paid within two hours of each other or will have to be moved from the list

Point System

1st Place500
2nd Place300
3rd Place190
4th Place135
5th Place110
6th Place100
7th Place90
8th Place85
Point totals are awarded to FINAL POSITION after playoff

Final Tournament

  • The top two teams with the highest point totals at the end of four weeks will win free entry into NSPA’s BLUE tournament on March 13, 2021 from 6:00a-9:00a
  • If any team cannot make it on that date, the next team in line may take their spot
  • Team will need to commit or deny their spot by March 9, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • Any team that wins the BLUE tournament will have both players automatically awarded a NSPA rating of BLUE.
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