The first round of The Manx telecom Dave Karren Memorial 2019 start tomorrow night from 6:30pm. Details on the draw and order of play can be seen below.
Can all players please arrive at least 15 minutes before their start time to ensure smooth running of the tournament.
Order of Play
The IOMSRA Official Rankings can be seen by going to the IOMSRA Website – https://iomsra.com/. Then select ‘Squash Levels’ and the IOM Rankings will appear on your screen.
Your ranking will affect the position you play for your team next season so your ranking or playing level is important. If you want to improve your playing level and ranking then why not challenge another player and send me the result and I will input it into the system. A good result will mean an improvement in playing level, similarly a bad result will mean a reduction in playing level.
Some of you already play ‘Club matches’ (Challenge matches) and the results have impacted your playing level. See the graphic below for an example of 2 matches played recently which shows the result and the playing level PerCentage change.
‘Squash Levels’ is basically a database that holds loads of results from Squash Matches. It uses these results to grade players and give them a playing ‘Level’. As the database holds so much data it knows what the result of match between 2 players should be by looking at the history of matches between players with similar playing levels. So therefore when a result is entered adjustments can be made to a players playing level in light of the match result.
We had a major rewrite of the Rules at the end of last season. This was primarily brought about because of feedback from players and teams; situations which arose during the course of the season that the rules just didn’t cater for; and to make the rules more relevant to the growing amount of players and teams competing in IOMSRA Squash.
A new version of the Rules can be found on the Website, do please have a read of these and make yourself familiar with them. They can be found by going to the IOMSRA Website – https://iomsra.com/. Then select ‘Rules/Policies’ and on the drop down list select ‘League Constitution and Rules’. Then follow the instructions to open up the Rules.
I would like teams and squads for league participation submitted to me by the end of August, so do start to contact fellow players and sort out your teams now.
It is only 6 weeks until the start of the IOMSRA Squash season, so it is time to start the Pre-Season training sessions. We have added the IOMSRA Calendar to the Website now so you can see when the Tournaments are scheduled to be played and the weeks allocated for League Fixtures.
The season starts with the ‘Manx Telecom Dave Karren Memorial’ Tournament which is scheduled for the week starting on Monday 9th September with the final night on Friday 13th September. More details on this to follow.
Have a look at the IOMSRA Calendar by going to the IOMSRA Website – https://iomsra.com/ Then select ‘IOMSRA Calendar’ and follow the instructions.
At the IOMSRA AGM on Friday 14th June 2019 the Committee was elected for the 2019-2020 season, they are shown below –
The Squash Calendar for the 2019-2020 season was also agreed along with some changes to the rules and the constitution.
Players will be contacted at the beginning of August 2019 and asked to submit teams for the 2019-2020 season which will start at the beginning of September 2019.