IOMSRA Handicap Cup Competition for 2019

The IOMSRA Handicap Cup Competition commences on Thursday the 2nd May and will climax in a final to be played on Friday 17th May. The picture below shows last years winner Conister Racketeers Pioneers and encapsulates what it means to win the Cup Competition. The picture shows, left to right – Andrew Brown, Calum Baker, Nic Kieswetter, Rob Boyles and James Leith 

The IOMSRA Handicap Cup competition is for teams in the B and C leagues. Each team is given a Handicap which is derived from the teams results over the course of the season. Additional points are given to C league teams to make them competitive against the B league teams. The Handicaps for the teams are shown below, if you want to know how these were derived just contact me and I will send you the Excel Spreadsheet that I used to derive them.

The Cup matches will be scored like the league matches so the team score will be a determined by adding the scores of the best 3 games of each player together for the team. The scores for each team member will then be added together to give a Total Points scored for the Team. Please note the will be ‘NO BONUS’ points added to the winning team, but the difference between the teams handicap values will be added to one of the teams instead.

Please note that a player will NOT be cup tied, he can play for both his B and C league teams in the cup unless they play each other of course. If they do he must select 1 of the teams to represent.

I have yet to do the draw but the format of the draw which includes the dates of matches is shown below – 

 

 

IOMSRA – Important Dates for your Diary

29th April – Monday

Division A Final to be played between EasyGym and Cannell Print. It will be played at the NSC and will start at 6.30pm.

 

15th May – Wednesday

Captains Meeting to be held at the Woodbourne Pub in the Pool Room starting at 7pm. It will be followed by an IOMSRA Committee Meeting. Venue still subject to Confirmation.

 

17th May – Friday

IOMSRA Handicap Cup Final. It will be played at the NSC starting at 6.30pm.

 

18th May – Saturday

Annual IOMSRA Prize Giving. Venue is to be confirmed but the start time will be 7pm. Food will be served and prizes and awards for the Squash year will be presented.

 

14th June – Friday

IOMSRA Annual General Meeting. Venue to be Woodbourne Pub in the Pool Room starting at 7pm. Venue still subject to Confirmation.

 

 

 

 

 

Isle Of Man Easter Graded Squash Competition 2019 – Closing Date for Entries Friday 12th April 2019

Location – NSC, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Format – Monrad/Swiss System.

Dates – Tuesday 23rd, Thursday 25th, and Friday 26th of April 2019. (A Match every night)

Start time – 6.30pm.  Finish time – about 9pm

Entries Close – Friday 12th April 2019.

Cost – £15 for Seniors /£10 for Juniors (payment on the first night of the tournament). For further details contact Les Callow at email – Les.c@manx.net / Text – 07624 494734

Competitors will be Graded according to their ‘Squash Levels’ ranking points. The top 8 ranked players will be entered in the Grade A Category, the players ranked from 9 to 16 will be entered in the Grade B Category … and so on.

Quarter Final matches will be played on Tuesday, Semi-Finals on Thursday and Finals on Friday.

If you do not have a ‘Squash Levels’ ranking the Tournament Organiser will determine the Category to enter you into, his word will be final in all disputes.

To Enter go to the following URL and fill out the form – 

https://goo.gl/forms/dKFHIKF9IfI9JUDt1

 

Report on European Nations Team Championships Division 3 at the end of Play Off Stages – Friday 5th April/Saturday 6th April

The Isle Of Man Squash Team are currently competing in the European Nations Team Championships, Division 3. Both a Mens and Women’s team have been entered. They have spent the last 2 days competing in Play Off matches to find their positions in the ETC Division 3 Rankings.

To get to the Website with full details of draws, groups and matches use the link below – 

https://www.europeansquash.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=58F1381A-ECD5-49DB-8F16-12B0FB770856

The women’s team is very young and inexperienced and will benefit greatly from this opportunity to represent the Isle of Man against other European countries. The Women’s team consisted of  Beth Jones, Michelle Smith and Amaline Batty.

The Women’s team have completed their Play Off matches. The results are shown below –

The Men’s team is a little bit more experienced but still very young and they too will benefit from this opportunity to pit their skills against other European teams. The team consisted of Thomas Whiteway, Oscar Hill, Malcolm Levy, Pat Fitzpatrick and Les Callow who was also the Isle of Man team manager.

The Mens team have completed their Play Off matches and the results can be seen below –

Les Callow the team manager will be writing a full report on the tournament which will include a picture of the Isle of Man Squad in the not to distant future so look out for this.

Report on European Nations Team Championships Division 3 at the end of Group Stages – Wednesday 3rd April/Thursday 4th April

The Isle Of Man Squash Team are currently competing in the European Nations Team Championships, Division 3. Both a Mens and Women’s team have been entered.

The IOM have taken a very young and relatively inexperienced team this year. The Men’s team is represented by Thomas Whiteway, Oscar Hill, Malcolm Levy and Pat Fitzpatrick. The Women’s team consists of  Beth Jones, Michelle Smith and Amaline Batty. The team manager is Les Callow.    

To get to the Website with full details of draws, groups and matches use the link below – 

https://www.europeansquash.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=58F1381A-ECD5-49DB-8F16-12B0FB770856

The Mens team have completed their group matches, they are in a very tough group and the results can be seen below –  

The Women’s team have also completed their group matches. The result are shown below – 

The next 2 days the teams will be competing in Play off matches to find their positions in the ETC Division 3 Rankings.