There are four main stand-alone club tournaments played across particular weekends during the squash season – see below for this years dates. There is also a season long intra-club team competition, the Chairman’s Cup.
Competition dates for 2016/17 season are as indicated below
The 20 minute tournament was played on the first Saturday of October 2016
In this handicap competition players play a number of time limited games in a league format and the top two progress to the knockout stage where matches last up to 20 minutes. American scoring; continuous play; score as many points as possible.
Handicap Tournament: was held on the last weekend of November 2016
Around the last weekend in November each year sees the playing of the Handicap Tournament and players of all standards are encouraged to enter. Competitors are handicapped according to their position in the internal club leagues.
The competition is played with the American scoring system, unless the handicap is so large that the better player is then further handicapped by only scoring on their own serve.
First round losers get to play in a plate competition.
This year as an extra handicap players were rewuired to use old style wooden rackets!
Club Championships: was played on the weekend of the 4th / 5th March 2017
Late Feb / early March is the usual timing for the Club Championships. As well as the main competitions for Ladies Champion and Mens Champion there are a number of tournaments for players in the lower leagues.
Club Championships – open to all.
Ladies Championship – open to all.
Clubmans – for those in leagues 4 to 7.
Wayfarers – for those in leagues 8 to 13.
plus a Championship Plate competition for first round losers.
Seniors Championships: likely to be a weekend towards the end of April 2017
This is a tournament for ‘older’ players with separate competitions for over 35s, over 45s and over 55s.