MANX TELECOM DAVE KARRAN MEMORIAL SQUASH TOURNAMENT 2019

THE DAVE KARREN MEMORIAL SQUASH TOURNAMENT IS OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS

Location – NSC

Format – Swiss System (match each round)

Dates – Tuesday 10th, Thursday 12th & Friday 13th of September

Start time – 6.30pm

Competitors – Restricted to 32 entries

Closing Date for Entries – Friday 6th September 2019

Cost – £15 for Seniors /£10 for Juniors (payment on the first night of the tournament)

For further details contact – Thomas Whiteway at email –t.whiteway2318@gmail.com / Text – 07841 358625

To Enter Open the following URL and fill out the form – https://forms.gle/7AAHWQvNg27eDF2o7

MerseySide Events for the 2019-2020 Squash Season

I contacted Andrew Breen who is a well known Squash Coach based in Liverpool. I think he is the North West Squash Coach for England Squash but I am not 100% sure about this. He is responsible for publishing the Squash Calendar (showing major events) for Merseyside Squash and he has sent me a list of dates for the forthcoming 2019-2020 season. Most of you will know we are affiliated to Merseyside and IOMSRA Players have represented Merseyside at county level events. 

I will update the IOMSRA Calendar which is on the IOMSRA Website with the Merseyside Events.

He Writes – 

The vast majority of events you will be interested in will be the Merseyside Events I haven’t included any of the Masters events that are played across the Country as these can be found through the England Squash site.

IOMSRA Squash League 2019-2020 Open for Teams to Enter

IOMSRA Squash League 2019-2020 Open for Teams to enter so get your entries to me ASAP

To enter a team or for more details contact Steve Baker at – Email – Bakers94@manx.net 

Key Points to Rules are:

Teams – If you want to enter a Team in the League then I must receive the entry ASAP but the closing date for entries is Sunday 1st September 2019 

Match Nights – Matches will be played at the NSC. The Match nights are A league (Thursday), B league (Monday) and C league (Tuesday and Friday)  

Teams – These will consist of 5 or more players, the top 4 players in a team CANNOT play in a lower league. 

Cost – To register a Team the Cost is £80; for Individual Registration with the IOMSRA and England Squash the cost is Seniors £30 and Juniors £20; and teams are responsible for Court fees for matches these will be roughly £5 per 45minute session used.  

To do – Send me an Email with Division you want to play in; Team name; Team Captain and Vice-Captain along with Contact details; and list of players that will be registering for that team.

Club Matches – Challenge Matches

The IOMSRA Official Rankings can be seen by going to the IOMSRA Website – https://iomsra.com/. Then select ‘Squash Levels’ and the IOM Rankings will appear on your screen.

Your ranking will affect the position you play for your team next season so your ranking or playing level is important. If you want to improve your playing level and ranking then why not challenge another player and send me the result and I will input it into the system. A good result will mean an improvement in playing level, similarly a bad result will mean a reduction in playing level. 

Some of you already play ‘Club matches’ (Challenge matches) and the results have impacted your playing level. See the graphic below for an example of 2 matches played recently which shows the result and the playing level PerCentage change. 

‘Squash Levels’ is basically a database that holds loads of results from Squash Matches. It uses these results to grade players and give them a playing ‘Level’. As the database holds so much data it knows what the result of match between 2 players should be by looking at the history of matches between players with similar playing levels. So therefore when a result is entered adjustments can be made to a players playing level in light of the match result.