It is very important to carry sufficient alternates.
One item I forgot to include in the event description/guidelines is regarding player absence and/or withdraw. If a team can't fill a pairing either with starters or alternates at pairing selection time, that match will be conceded to the opposition.
In addition, if a player can't complete a round, for any reason, depending on the match format, the following will happen:
- Alternate Shot doubles: The match is conceded to the opposition.
- Best shot doubles: Remaining partner has the option to continue on their own, playing singles (not cali) vs doubles or concede the match to the opposition.
- Singles: The match is conceded to the opposition.