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 playersplay 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 –
In Division A, the same 5 teams will be competing for the league title again this half of the season. Team AON were winners of the autumn league so if a different team can win the Post Christmas winter half of the league a league final will be played on Thursday 22 April 2021. The fixture list along with the breaks for tournaments and holidays can be seen on the graphic below, it can also be downloaded as a PDF document.
Seven teams will be competing for the Division C title in this the winter half of the season. The undefeated champions from the first half of the season were Island Exhausts Vets, can they maintain their undefeated record for the full 2020-21 squash season? The fixture list along with the breaks for tournaments and holidays can be seen on the graphic below, it can also be downloaded as a PDF document.
In Division B there will be the same 6 teams competing for the league title so teams will have no byes and will have a fixture every week. Outcasts narrowly beat Sharks to the title in the autumn half of the league, will it be a 2 horse race again? If a different team wins this, winter half of the league then there will be a B league final match to determine the overall winners. The fixture list along with the breaks for tournaments and holidays can be seen on the graphic below, it can also be downloaded as a PDF document.
Congratulations to the Outcasts team on winning Autumn 2020-21 Division B title
Outcasts topped the Division B table having lost just 1 match in the league. Of the top 3 ranked players Liam Davies has played particularly well only dropping 1 match early on in the season. Of the players playing in the lower positions in the playing order Captain Peter Ginty and Mark Henson have both only dropped 1 match, these are great performances and are the reason why Outcasts have taken the title.
The team is pictured below. From left to right – Chris Cave, Angus Hopkinson, Liam Davies, Mark Henson and Peter Ginty (Captain). Pat Russell has also represented the team but is not pictured.