Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 7 – Peter Baker

Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 7 – Peter Baker

Peter Baker takes the next place in the list. He is currently studying  at Keele University where he captains the squash club. He is a product of the junior academy here on the island but is benefitting greatly from playing BUCS squash weekly. When back on the island he has played for a few teams who benefit from his youth and experience. 

Improvement rate –

Peter Baker – points moved from 529 to 838 = 58.4%

Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 8 – Oscar Hill

Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 8 – Oscar Hill

The current RAF Senior Champion and Utmost Wealth Solutions IOM Championships runner up Oscar Hill comes in at eighth. He is ‘across’ in the UK at the moment serving in the RAF but went through the junior development program here on the island and represents the IOM at international events whenever possible. He has worked incredibly hard on his squash and he is pushing the 7000 points barrier at the moment.

Improvement rate –

Oscar Hill – points moved from 4451 to 6751 = 51.7%

Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 9 – Fraser Dorling

Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 9 – Fraser Dorling

Fraser Dorling is ranked ninth with an improvement of 50.4%. Fraser has been playing for the Racketeers this season however he first played squash in the MYG and played league squash for a junior team when he was younger. He had a small break from squash but he is getting better with each match he plays.   

Improvement rate –

Fraser Dorling – points moved from 506 to 761 = 50.4%

 

Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 10 – James Ramsey

Player of the season 2019-2020 – Placed 10 – James Ramsey

The 10th most improved player is James Ramsey who currently has 2182 ranking points. He has a young family which meant he had a break from league squash for a few seasons as they took priority. This talented left-hander is now in the Crazies squad in the A league and the Sharks squad in the B league. It is really great to see him playing IOM squash again and rapidly regaining his form. 

Improvement rate –

James Ramsey – points moved from 1458 to 2182 = 49.7%

 

Player of the Season for 2019-2020

Player of the Season for 2019-2020

IOMSRA Squash fixtures and tournaments have been postponed because of the Coronavirus and it could be a couple of months or more before fixtures can be resumed, so it seems fitting to decide the ‘Player of the Season’ now.

The criteria for determining the player of the season is to look at the change in every players ranking points on the squash levels ranking site and find the player with the greatest percentage increase during the course of the season.

The top 10 most improved players will be posted to this website over the next  few weeks. They will be posted in reverse order,  just like they do on ‘SPOTY’. 

However to start us off I thought it would remind you of the winner of ‘Player of the Season 2018-2019’. The winner was Ben Leith who is shown below –

He was ‘Player of the Season for 2018-2019’ as he had a point’s increase of 142.2%. He more than doubled his playing level last season. That is the kind of improvement that you need to achieve to be a contender for ‘Player of the Season’.

Note – This Award is for the Most Improved Player over the last 12 months. But players need to have a minimum level of 500 points 12 months ago and need to have played enough to have a good confidence in their level.