SRA Cup to be played as a Handicap BLITZ Tournament Competition for teams on Saturday 8th February 2020 – Get your entries in ASAP.

The SRA Cup is to be played as a Handicapped BLITZ Competition for Teams on Saturday 8th February – Get your entries in now.

Amendment to Times – The times that the SRA Cup matches will be played are dependant on the teams entering the competition.

– If we have 8 squads/teams entered the tournament will take place in between 13.00 and 17.00.

– If we have 16 squads/teams entering the competition then the tournament will take place between 13.00 and 18.00

– If we have between 8 and 16 squads/teams entering the tournament finish time will be brought forward, the amount of time it will be brought forward will be dependent on the teams entering.   

Format – This is a MONRAD Cup competition for teams that will be played as a ‘BLITZ’ Tournament. However the competition is handicapped so the amount of points that a player gains in his match is dependant on his ‘Squash Levels’ ranking points when compared with his opponents.

Teams/Squads – This is a team competition and each match will be played between teams of 3 players, however the team of 3 players can be selected from a squad of 6 players. A player can only be in 1 squad/team for the duration of this tournament.

Match Format – It is a ‘BLITZ’ tournament so the team number 1 players will play each other followed by the number 2 players then finally the number 3 players. The players will play each other continually for 13 to 18 minutes and the points scored by each player will be recorded however each will be modified, the modification will be dependent on the players handicap.

Date – Saturday 8th February 2020

Closing Date for entries – Friday 31st January

Restricted Entry – Teams will not be allowed to enter after 16 teams have entered.

Where – NSC

Cost – £30 per team

Details/Questions – If you have any question about the tournament then email on Bakers94@manx.net me or text/phone me on 07624 333745.

Entries – Send your team name, team captain and list of squad players (between 3 and 6) to me and you will have a good chance of winning the SRA Cup. Send your entries to Bakers94@manx.net  Send them ASAP please so we will have time to boo the courts. 

WSF World Masters in Poland from 23-29 August 2020

Dear Member National Federation

 I am pleased to announce that entries for the WSF World Masters Championships taking place in Poland from 23-29 August are now open!

Please ensure the following information is circulated to all your Masters players.

ENTER

Players can enter using the following link https://clublocker.com/tournaments/11560/info

The sign up page also includes all relevant information pertaining to the Championship, regarding Hotels, Practice Courts, Functions and Transport.  

SEEDING

It is crucial that all players provide relevant information on playing standard and previous results when completing their entry, to assist with seeding. This should be added in the “Notes” section.

FUNCTION/TRANSPORT ADD-ONS

Please note all Functions/Transport Add-ons have a limited number of spaces and therefore should be booked at the time of entry. If players forget to book these a facility will be added shortly to purchase them, however, this will be dependent on ticket availability.

ANTI-DOPING – PRESCRIBED MEDICINE

If players are taking any prescribed medicines that are on the Anti-Doping Prohibited List they MUST apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) in advance.

WSF CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE – http://wsfworldmasters2020.com/

We look forward to receiving your players’ entries for the WSF World Masters Championships!

Kind regards

Jazz

Jasmine

Jasmine Pascoe

Assistant Operations Manager 

Tel: +44 (0)1424 447 440

www.worldsquash.org

   

Ashley Sandyford-Sykes wins Merseyside Over 45s Tournament

Ashley Sandyford-Sykes wins Merseyside over 45s Tournament

The Merseyside Closed Squash Tournament is very much part of the IOMSRA Calendar with a group of IOM based players travelling across to take part in the tournament every year. The Tournament took place on 12th and 13th January at Liverpool Cricket Club and as the IOM is affiliated to Merseyside squash we qualify to compete in the tournament and represent the county of Merseyside.

As well as the Open Event the organisers ran Masters events for Overs 35s, Over 45s, Over 55s and Over 65s. Island based players Steve Baker, Jason Blue, Pat Fitzpatrick and Ashley Sandyford-Sykes met up with Oscar Hill at Liverpool hoping to bring some silverware back to the IOM.

In the open event Pat, Oscar, Jason and Ash all progressed to the last 16. In the next round Oscar and Ash won to progress to the quarter finals but Pat and Jason lost so entered the Grade A plate competition. Both Ash and Oscar faced quality opposition in their quarter final matches and failed to get the wins.

Pat and Jason performed well in their Grade A plate matches with Jason eventually reaching the Grade A plate final where he eventually lost 3-1 to Chris Lea, however he did claim silverware in the form of the Grade A plate  runner-up trophy. Ash played in the 5th/6th play off match and left everything on court going down 3-2 to finish the open event in sixth position.

Steve Baker competed in the Masters Over 55s event. The trophy was competed for by five players of roughly equal ability so no easy matches. Steve won both his matches on Saturday and his match on Sunday morning which meant he competed against Southport & Birkdale based player, Mark Crompton, with an identical 3 out of 3 record in the final match. This was a really close match and went to a full five games with Mark winning in the end.

Ashley Sandyford-Sykes is incredibly fit and athletic for his age and chose to enter the Master Over 45s event as well as the Open Event. This event like the Over 55s had five entries and used the round robin method to determine the winner. He really did show just what a fine and talented squash player he is by winning this event without conceding a game in any of his matches. So Ash became the Over 45s champion.

All five players enjoyed competing against players other than the usual sparring partners that they play against on a regular basis on the Isle Of Man. They also returned to the IOM with 3 trophies – Steve Baker – Over 55s runner-up, Jason Blue – Open Grade A Plate runner-up and Ashley Sandyford-Sykes Overs 45s winner.    

From left to right – Pat Fitzpatrick, Ashley Sandyford-Sykes,  Steve Baker and Jason Blue

 

 

IOMSRA ELITES and MASTERS 2020 Squash Tournament

The IOMSRA ELITES and MASTERS 2020 Squash Tournament

The Elites 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 for Over 40s, Over 50s and Over 60s age Categories.

Location – NSC
Format – Swiss System (match each round)
Dates – Tuesday 28th, Thursday 30th & Friday 31st of January 2020
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 24th January 2020
Cost – £15 for Seniors and £10 for Juniors

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/5bosTRYg4cgyXbC29

Merseyside Closed Squash Tournament 2020 – Saturday 11 January and Sunday 12 January 2020

Merseyside Closed Squash Tournament 2020

The Merseyside Closed Squash Tournament 2020 takes place at Liverpool Cricket Club on Saturday 11 January and Sunday 12 January 2020. As well as the Open Event which anybody can enter the will also be MASTERs Events for Over 35s, Over 45s, Over 55s and Over 65s.  

As IOMSRA registered players are affiliated to Merseyside Squash they can compete in their closed tournaments and also represent the county of Merseyside in county matches. In the past quite a lot of IOM based players have been chosen to represent Merseyside. 

If you are interested in competing in any of the events then the closing date for entries is Monday 6th January 2020. The cost of entry is £10 for each event.

Email your entry to Andrew Breen the Tournament Organiser, his email is – breen_drew@hotmail.com. 

Let him know the event you would like to compete in and give him your contact details. If you have any questions about the event email Andrew with your questions.