The aim of the Women’s Spring Interclub is to provide a social framework for players of all abilities and ages, within greater Christchurch to play competitive squash with the emphasis on fun! There are no prizes, it’s just for fun and bragging rights. The division winners will be awarded with a certificate. There are 22 teams in the women’s competition spread over 3 divisions, which will take place 7pm on a Tuesday evening. Please make sure that all players are ready to go on court at 6.45pm and that games start promptly.
· Division 1, 5 teams. Will play a 5- week round robin tournament followed by semi-finals and finals. Play will start on Tuesday 15th October and the last week will be Tuesday 3rd December. There will be no games played on Cup Day – 12th November.
· Division 2 & 3, 8 teams. Will play a 7-week round robin tournament, followed by semi-finals and finals. Play will start on Tuesday 15th October and the last week will be Tuesday 17th December. There will be no games played on Cup Day – 12th November.
Copy of thedrawscan be found on iSquash
*The first team listed will be responsible for providing supper. Please ensure that your team provide a good standard of supper. The last week of Interclub there will be a shared supper, and everyone will be responsible for bringing a plate. Please note, *when a whole division is playing at Christchurch Squash Club, each player must pay $5 towards supper provided by the Cashmere Club. Payment is made at the bar, ideally all at once by the team captain. You are unable to bring your own food onto the premise, as it does not meet the food license requirements for the Cashmere club, that runs the bar and kitchen.
Click here for a copy of the Interclub rules. A couple of key things to note:
Competition Ball: Division 1 & 2 single dot & Division 3 blue dot
Refereeing: All interclub players must have completed the Squash NZ club's online referee exam within the last two years. The online course is valid for two seasons’ - the season you sit the exam and the following season. The online course is available here.
Start Times: All team members must assemble 15 minutes before the appointed starting time. Subject to prior agreement with the captain of the opposing team, one member may arrive up to half an hour late. A team member not ready to play (i.e. changed and ready to go on court) at the starting time or immediately upon conclusion of the preceding rubber may be defaulted at the request of the opposing team.
Struggling for a team and defaults: if you are struggling for a team, Squash Canterbury encourages you to consider changing the fixture time or day to suit.Any team defaulting shall be fined $50. It is the responsibility of the team defaulting to inform Squash Canterbury within 24 hours of the scheduled fixture, of the reason why their team defaulted. If a team wishes to appeal their fine for defaulting, it must be lodged in writing with Squash Canterbury no later than 10pm of the day following the contest. In an exceptional circumstance, teams may apply for an exemption in advance. Exemptions must be lodged in writing with Squash Canterbury 24 hours prior to their scheduled fixture.
Check it out ; highlighting roles and responsibilities.