The ELITES and MASTERS 2021 Squash Tournament

The ELITES and MASTERS 2021 Squash Tournament

This Tournament is restricted to the top 16 players, according to rankings (ELITE Players), that want to enter the Tournament. The MASTERS Tournament will run concurrently and is Over 40s, Over 50s and Over 60s age Categories.

Location – NSC

Dates – Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Thursday 28th & Friday 29th of January 2021 – Start time – 6.00pm

Competitors – The ‘Elites’ competition is restricted to the top 16 entries (according to the rankings). The ‘Masters’ is open to anybody who is over 40, over 50 or over 60.

Format for Elites – At the discretion of the Tournament Organiser, it will depend on the amount of entries

Format for Masters – At the discretion of the Tournament Organiser, it will depend on the amount of entries

Closing Date for Entries – Friday 22nd January 2021

Cost – £20 for Seniors (£30 for 2 events) and £15 for Juniors

To Enter or for further details contact Les Callow at

Email – les.c@manx.net / Text – 07624 494734

To Enter Copy and Paste the URL below into your Browser and you will be directed to the Tournament Entry Form –

https://forms.gle/BcWWDaFJjiKUiqzY6

 

 

 

Callum Larkin –  Player of the month for December 2020 

Congratulations to Callum Larkin December 2020 – Player of the Month 

Callum Larkin is IOMSRA Player of the Month (POM) for December with a points increase of over 14.8%. Although the season had a break from early December Callum played well in the both the Under 17s tournament and his league matches to increase his ranking points.

Andy McLarney of the Outcasts Dragons is second, he is beginning to consistently achieve a playing level of around 500 now as his current level is 520. He started the season around the 400 mark so his improvement is significant. 

The third placed player is Fraser Dorling, he really is playing a lot more squash this season and is up to 963 points now. It won’t be long before he makes it past the 1000 points barrier if he continues to improve at his current rate. 

The five most improved players in December 2020 are :-

1 Callum Larkin  – points moved from 305 to 350 = 14.8%

2 Andy McLarney – points moved from 473 to 520 = 9.9%

3 Fraser Dorling  – points moved from 886 to 963 = 8.7%

4 Darren Smethurst – points moved from 937 to 1008 = 7.6%

5 Pat Russell – points moved from 834 to 896 = 7.4%

 

 

IOMSRA Rules – some Key rules about eligibility for Divisions

IOMSRA Rules – some Key rules about eligibility for Divisions

I would just like to highlight 2 Key rules which determine players eligibility to play in the different divisions. These rules were agreed at the AGM, they are intended to ensure that players play against players of a similar level and competition is fair.

Rule 1 – Players ranking restricts the Division that can play in 

Players are expected to register for a team in a division that reflects their ability and the IOM SRA national rankings will be used to determine a player’s eligibility to play in any division. 

-If a player is ranked 25 or above they may only play in the “A” division. 

-If a player is ranked 50 or above they may only play in the “A” or “B” divisions. 

Rule 2 – Players ranking in their teams restricts the Division that can play in 

The top 4 nominated players in a team are deemed to be the core players, and these may not play in a lower division than the one they are nominated in. Players nominated 5 and lower may play down 1 division as long as the ranking that they have allow’s them to do so, refer to rule 1 described above. 

The graphic below shows the top 50 ranked players at the start of this New Year – 

 

IOMSRA Top 30 Player Rankings at the End of December 2020

IOMSRA Top 30 Player Rankings at the End of December 2020

I have downloaded the IOMSRA Rankings as recorded on 01 January 2021, the first day of this New Year. This is of course for those of you who like to track your progress on ‘Squash Levels’.

The graphic below shows the top 30 ranked players on the first day of 2021. The top 30 players remain the same with no new players breaking into this elite group. There are some minor movements of 1 or 2 places with StoneArt captain Steve Baker reclaiming a spot in the top 20 ranked group, he has replaced Allister Crossley who has dropped down to 21 in the rankings.