Senior Interclub

Waikato Interclub Rules 2017

Winter Interclub

16-week competition that starts on 4th/5th April       

Mens Starts: April 4

Mens Finals: July 18

Womens Starts: April 5

Womens Finals: July 19


Spring Interclub

12-week competition that starts on 8th/9th August. 6 team divisions (where possible) 

2 x round robins followed by a semi & final

Information to clubs & entries open: June 15

TEAM ENTRIES CLOSE: July 12 

Mens Starts: August 8

Mens Finals: October 24

Womens Starts: August 9

Womens Finals: October 25


Interclub rules

PLAY

Round robins are played against each club in your respective division. A semi-final and/or final may follow the round robin depending on the numbers of teams in your division.  Draws will be loaded in iSquash.

Play starts at 7.00pm, unless otherwise arranged.

PLAYERS

All players MUST be on the NZ grading list before they can play in the Interclub competition.  Please see your club statistician if you are not on the grading list.

All Divisions:      4 players per team (plus reserves)

Junior Players

A junior player is a player under 16 years of age.  Interclub is an adult competition for players 16 years or older

Juniors under 16 years at C grade level or above may play in this senior competition, but must apply in writing to Squash Waikato before the start of competition.

Juniors under 16 years and below C grade must apply in writing to Squash Waikato.  There will only be special allowance of this, and a limited number allowed on a team.

DISPENSATIONS must be obtained prior to submitting the team list for the competition or before they play.  Junior players that have been allowed to play are expected to participate with the team.  They must mark or referee a match and are encouraged to stay and socialise at supper.

Women Playing Men’s Interclub

Women graded B1 and above may be included in a men’s team

Women graded B2 and below must apply to Squash Waikato to be included in a men’s team.  This will be allowed if an acceptable solution to play in a women’s team is not viable.

SCORING

Every game won = 1 points. E.g. Game score = 3/1.  Winner = 3 points, loser = 1 point

Teams receive 4 extra points for the team win

Matches: PAR to 15. Play to 15, win by 2 clear points (play continues until there is a clear 2 point win).

BALLS

Double yellow dot for B Grade, single yellow dot for C Grade and below. If a B grader plays a C grader or below, the higher graded player chooses the ball.  To be supplied by Host Team.

DEFAULTS

Are not acceptable. Opposition team receives full points for the defaulted match and MUST enter this result on iSquash so that the points table can be updated. The grading list is not affected.

In iSquash: Please enter these results at 15/0 15/0 15/0 and select ‘not played’.

SUBSTITUTES

Substitutions may be a club member from a lower Division team. (not same division)

Substitutions can be a “graded” player from any club who has fewer points than the Registered and 4th player.

Players may only play in a Division above their registered Division twice. Players who substitute in a higher Division three times or more may not continue playing in a Division below that.

Other substitutions are allowed, but must be approved by Squash Waikato before the player can play.

Reasonable give and take is expected in this area. If there is a problem with a substitute player, attempt to solve the issue PRIOR to starting play rather than protesting afterwards. Usually, if substitute is a fair match to their opponent then the tie should proceed.

The Squash Waikato Office needs to be notified of the substitute player so that he/she can be included in the team so that the points can be added.

Finals / Semi-Finals – All players must have played at least 3 rounds for the team to be eligible for any finals.
PLEASE NOTE: Each team can only have up to 9 named players throughout the competition.

RESULT CARDS

The winning team is responsible for entering the results into iSquash.  Dan is happy to help guide captains with this process.  Result cards can be downloaded from the website so that results can be recorded on the night. THESE NO LONGER NEED TO BE POSTED TO THE SQUASH WAIKATO OFFICE BUT SHOULD BE RETAINED BY THE TEAM LEADER FOR A FEW WEEKS IN CASE THERE IS AN ENQUIRY

PLAYING ORDER

Order of play must be in accordance with the up to date NZ National Grading List. Members in the same grade may determine their order but must not play below a lower graded player (e.g. a D2 cannot play above a D1).

PLAYING VENUES

Please consider your draw carefully.  If you have long travel distances, please plan ahead.  You can make arrangements with the other club to meet halfway if you prefer.  Or perhaps play during a weekend.

If Squash Waikato notes that specific teams are defaulting to teams because of travel distances, they will be warned of the rules of fair and equal play. If they default again for the same reason, they will be fined $100.00. Each additional default will increase by $100.00

DISPUTES

First and foremost, all teams must try and find a solution to any dispute at the time the match occurs. If you need a rule clarified before a match commences please contact Dan. If a dispute arises following a match this should be forwarded to the Squash Waikato office for resolution.

SUPPER

All home teams are to supply supper.

FINES

Any outstanding results will incur a $20 fine.

Weekly results MUST be up on iSquash before the start of the next weeks round.

When a tie has been defaulted a result MUST be recorded so that the points table is updated

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