from my club's rules for the singles ladder play:You may challenge a player that is listed 1-3 spots above your position. Players will set up their own matches by contacting the player they wish to challenge. Players who get called to play a challenge match may decline to play a match only once. If you decline to play someone after that, you will forfeit your spot to the challenging player. too bad we didn't draft the rules before we started. but who knew it would all devolve into something so contentious? i know yawl are waiting for the triumphant return of your king, but i'm thinking "nothing to be done." which makes me wonder if the ladder's become our own tower of babel. and we all know what happened to that attempt to reach He Who Enshrouds Himself In Nike & Mystery.