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Squash Canterbury Newsletter 2017 - No.7

 This week’s update includes:

  • 2016 Nexia NZ Canterbury Sports Awards
  • Junior Scoring – change in points
  • Squash Canterbury Volunteers Roles – Nominations close on the 17th
  • Rules and Referee Courses – next course 22nd March
  • Host venue required for the Squash Canterbury Awards Evening
  • CHCH Autumn Interclub – Meeting 14th March
  • CHCH Summer Interclub 

What is coming up THIS WEEK

  • 14thCHCH Autumn Interclub Meeting 7.30pm @ Christchurch Squash Club
  • 16th – 18th Squashways Open
  • 17thNominations close for Squash Canterbury Volunteer Roles

What is coming up in March & April

  • 22nd -  Rules & Refereeing Course 7pm CHANGE OF VENUE @ Christchurch (to book contact
  • 27th – Entries close for Malborough Open
  • 29th– Squash Canterbury AGM 7pm at Christchurch Football Squash Club
  • 31st – 2nd April – Malborough Open
  • 2nd April – Christchurch Football Junior Tournament


2016 Nexia NZ Canterbury Sports Awards

Friday the 3rd March the 2016 Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards took place at Wigram Air Force Museum. The Awards are the region's iconic celebration of sporting achievement, recognising coaches, officials, athletes and administrators. Squash had a great representation with four nominees and a finalist; Paul Coll, who lost out to Kieran Read. Well done to all our nominees and Paul.


  • Paul Coll, Sports Man of the Year


  • Megan Craig, Sports Women of the Year,
  • John Brown, Coach of the Year,
  • Burnside Squash Club, Club of the Year
  • Canterbury Men's Senior Team, Team of the Year


Junior Scoring – Change in Scoring

At the 2016 Squash NZ forum, it was agreed by all regions that ALL Junior events will use point a rally scoring (PAR) to eleven for the 2017 season with a review to take place at the end of the year. This includes all club sanctioned tournaments and interclub events.

Please note: that scoring for all senior and masters events is PAR eleven for higher graded players (roughly B1 and above) and to fifteen for players roughly graded B2 and below. Where a junior competes in a senior event this ruling will take effect. The Scoring system used should be the same for every player in a tournament grade / division.

Squash Canterbury have decided to implement from 30th April, to coincide with the first D Grade tournament of the year and prior to the start of the CHCH Autumn Junior Interclub commencing.

Squash Canterbury Volunteers Roles - Nominations close this Sunday (17th)

The board are looking for expressions of interest for the following roles;

  • Masters Convenor
  • Masters Manager for Nationals in New Plymouth 15-20 Sept
  • Masters Convenor of Selectors plus two other selectors


  • Seniors Convenor
  • Senior Manager for Nationals in Napier 18-20 August
  • Senior Convenor of Selectors plus two selectors for each men and women respectively


  • Junior Convenor
  • Junior Manager for Nationals in CHCH 5-11 October
  • Junior Convenor of Selectors plus two selectors for each men and women respectively
  • Junior Manager for SIAG teams event in Invercargill 15-17 Sept


  • Quadrangular event Timaru 21-23 July Manager


Squash Canterbury Board member Lawrence Skurr, who is responsible for ‘success on the court’, said ‘he is indebted to those that volunteered last year and did a superb job and again hope they also reapply but there is always a need for some ‘new blood’ with new ideas/passion’


If you have any questions or would like to find out more, Lawrence would love to hear from you. You can contact him either by email or ring him on 0274817926


Expressions of interested to be submitted to Lawrence at by Friday 17th March


Positions to be confirmed prior to Squash Canterbury AGM on the 29th March. 


Rules and Refereeing Courses

A great course for allowing new and existing interclub players to update and improve on marking and refereeing squash games

Next course - 7pm 22nd March @ Christchurch Squash Club (Please note change in venue)

Cost: Free

How to book your place: contact either - Karen: or

027-5337-348 Ian or 03 942 9847 evenings


Future courses –5th April & 15th April. Venue’s TBC.

Host venues required

We are still looking for a club to host the Squash Canterbury Awards Evening – 27th October

If your club is interested, please contact


Christchurch Autumn Interclub

 A meeting will take place 7.30pm Tuesday 14th March @ Christchurch Squash Club to agree the follow;

  • Choice Ball to be used
  • Structure for the Women’s, Men’s & Junior competitions
  • Rules & regulations – including defaults, no. of players,
  • Elect a chair of the interclub committee

 Please note: Decisions made at meeting will be binding for ALL parties

 Christchurch Summer Interclub

Defaults and Guidelines

Please find attached guidelines on defaults. You might find this handy when inputting results into iSquash. Further information and guidance can be found under the HELP section on iSquash.

 Defaults_Guidelines_and_Rules (557K)

Men’s update:

Round 2 has been published on iSquash. The draw includes promotions & relegations.

PLEASE NOTE - final venues for Divisions 1, 22 & 23 are still to be determined for weeks 2 – 5.

 Division 1 – please ignore the no name teams.

Women’s and Junior Update:

LITTLE REMINDER: This week, is last of the games in the current round. Please can you ensure all results are input into ISquash by 10am the following day.  

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