The SRA CUP 2021 ‘Blitz’ Squash Tournament to be held onSaturday 20th February 2021
Tournament Format – This SRA Cup is a Team competition using a ‘Blitz’ format for games. Number 1 strings play, number 2 strings play then finally number 3 strings play. The players will play each other continually for 13 to 18 minutes and points scored by each player will be recorded. They will be modified/weighted, how is dependent on players handicaps.
Date and Times – The SRA CUP will be played on Saturday 20th February 2021. It will be played in the afternoon between 1 and 7 and will be restricted to 16 teams. Times will be dependent on teams entering. If we get 8 teams it will – 2 until 5.30; 12 teams it will be 1 until 6.30 and if we get 16 teams it will be 1 until 7.30
Teams and Squads – The SRA CUP is a Team competition and each match will be played between teams of 3 players, however a team of 3 players can be selected from a squad of up to 5 players. A player can only play for 1 squad/team in the tournament.
Details/Questions – If you have questions about the Tournament then email me, text me or speak to me. Or better still speak to someone who played in it last year. I am sure they would tell you it was enjoyable and encourage you to enter a team.
Entries – To enter the SRA CUP just send your team name, team captain and the list of players in your squad (between 3 and 5) to me and you will have a good chance of winning the SRA Cup.
Cost – It will cost a team £30 to enter the tournament.
The closing date for entries is Monday 15th February 2021, so get your entries to me ASAP to ensure you get a place in the draw.
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 – email@example.com / Text – 07624 494734
To Enter Copy and Paste the URL below into your Browser and you will be directed to the Tournament Entry Form –
Callum Larkin wins the Christmas Handicap Tournament 2020
The IOMSRA ran their final tournament before the Christmas break this week, the Tournament is called the ‘Christmas Handicap Tournament’. It makes use of the players national ranking points on‘Squash Levels’ to determine a points handicap so that, in theory, the matches should be very even.
The Tournament is a fun end of year tournament so players are encouraged to wear fancy dress whilst playing their matches which makes the squash very interesting. Prizes were awarded for the 3 best dressed competitors over the 3 competition nights as well as the traditional first, second and third places along with the plate andbowl winners too. In some of the pictures the prize winners are seen receiving their prizes from the tournament organiser.
A full report on the Tournament will follow this article early next week but for now here are some photos of the winners.
A group photo showing some of the Tournament competitors before the finals were played.
Winner – Callum Larkin
Runner Up – Ben Leith
Third Place – Steven Wright (pictured on the right)
Plate Winner – Vusimbe Zivave
Bowl Winner – Pat Fitzpatrick
First prize for best costume – Emma Leith (shown on the right)
Second prize for best costume – Isaac Quayle
Third prize for best costume – Dave Johnson (seated on the right)
A IOMSRA would like to thank all the competitors for really entering into the spirit of the event, there were some great costumes and some good squash was played during the 3 nights. They would also like two thank Douglas Golf Club for the use their facilities for an after competition social event.
I have competed the Draw for the Christmas Handicap 2020 Tournament. The draw can be seen on the image below or you can download the attached PDF Document to see full details of the draw.
Play starts at 6pm prompt. We will have 3 courts from 6pm up until 6.30pm then we have 4 courts from 6.30pm up until 8.45pm, by which time I think we will have finished. We will play Rounds 1 and 2 on Monday, Rounds 3 and 4 on Tuesday and the final round on Thursday. You can come in fancy dress on any day BUT do make an effort on finals night. After the final has been played ALL Competitors are invited to attend a Social at Douglas Golf Club.
The Order of Play will be to start at the bottom of the round and work your way up the draw until the round is completed them move onto the next round and do the same thing.
THE CHRISTMAS 2020 SQUASH HANDICAP TOURNAMENT (FANCY DRESS) IS OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS
COMPLEMENTARY FOOD AND DRINK AT THE GOLF CLUB INCLUDED IN ENTRY PRCE
Location – NSC
Format – Swiss System (match each round)
Dates – Monday 7, Tuesday 8 & Thursday 10 of December
Start time 6.00pm
Competitors – Restricted to 32 entries
Closing Date for Entries – Friday 4 DecemberCost – £25 for Seniors and £20 for Juniors (Pay on the Monday)
How Handicapping works – For all matches the players will be given a handicap value which will be determined using a Handicapping Chart. The handicap values are determined by the players ‘Squash Levels’ ranking points, which should mean the players get a fair handicap. Note – The results of this Tournament will not affect the ‘Squash Levels’ Rankings.
To Enter or for further details contact Les Callow atEmail – firstname.lastname@example.org / Text – 07624 494734