2017 Wellington interclub

Winter Interclub 2017 – Starting Tuesday 16th May (Men) and Wednesday 17th May (Women)

The Winter Competition will take the same format as last year, leagues of 6 teams,  hopefully home and away. There will be a  break between rounds although there will be a week off after Queens Birthday weekend and after District Super Champs. Where final venues will be decided. These finals will be played on Tuesday 8th August and Wednesday 9th August.

Trophies (and bragging rights) are award to each Winter interclub Divison winners

A point will be awarded to each winning game with 2 bonus points added for the overall tie winner

 Enter with your club captain today. Clubs are now invited to enter their teams on isquash https://www.squash.org.nz/sit/interclub_spa#/list

The Spring competition will run similar to last year. Pools of 4 teams, playing home and away for 6 weeks.

Commencing Tuesday 29th August for Men and Wednesday 30th August for Womens, finishing 3rd and 4th October respectfully

We will be reviewing this change in format as to acceptability at the end of the year.

Interclub rules and information click here Winter Interclub Rules & Information

Scoring is PAR 15 + 2

Enter teams through the Squash NZ iSquash site http://www.squash.org.nz/sit/interclub/show/events

Contact me at tonynelson069@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Entry of results into the SIT system

When entering results if the tie includes a player not listed in the teams please take the following steps:

                    1. If the player is in your team ask your interclub coordinator to add them to your team list
                    1. If the player is in the opposing team ask that team captain to have the player added
                    1. If the team involved already has 8 players then email inter-club@squashwellington.org.nz with the result of the match in question. The player will be added for that week only.

Please do not send results to the grading list unless they are 100% correct. (Issues can be harder to resolve once they have been sent through to the grading list)

Please use the new score card – Online Interclub Result Card

Competition Format and Start Time

Both teams should be at the host club by 6.45pm and able to commence the first match by 7pm. If a team is not at the host venue and able to commence the first match by 7:15pm they may be defaulted by their opponents. The interclub subcommittee will uphold such defaults unless conditions outside the control of a team (ie bad weather, traffic accident, etc) prevented them from getting to the venue on time. Extra allowance should also be given to teams travelling long distances (ie: to/from the Wairarapa. If a team expects to be late they should make every effort to notify the opposing team captain by phoning the host Club.

The visiting team will select the playing order for the tie.

Each pair of opposing players will jointly mark or referee one match. The choice of marking or refereeing should be by mutual agreement of the two players or decided by the toss of a coin.

Players may have a 5 minute warm up before their match. During this period please ensure the warm up is fair with no more than 2 or 3 shots to yourself before making an easily playable shot to your opponent. Referees must time this warm up period and announce ‘half time’ after 2.5 minutes.

Squash Wellington Scoring Format is PAR – ‘Point a Rally’

PAR to 15 – win by 2

Choice of Ball Policy

An update to the choice of ball policy following the introduction of the Combined Grading List.

All squash players should be aware of the following update to Squash New Zealand’s choice of ball policy:

        • B2 (and above) graded players shall use a double yellow dot Dunlop squash ball.  C1 (and below) players shall use a single yellow dot Dunlop squash ball.
        • Where a B2 graded (or higher) player and a C1 (or lower) graded player meet in competition play (including where a man plays a woman), the player with the highest grading points shall have the choice of which ball is used.

What has changed?  The policy has been slightly reworded to give the player with the higher grading points (rather than grade) the choice of ball where a B2 (or higher) plays a C1 (or lower).  This reflects the fact that men and women are now able to play each other without the woman needing a men’s grading code.


Players for the finals must have played at least three times for the team during the qualifying rounds.

If an extra player is required, the extra player must be graded points wise to play at number 4 and have the approval of the opposing team captain.

regards myself and Tony

Please use the new score card – Online Interclub Result Card

Competition Format and Start Time

Both teams should be at the host club by 6.45pm and able to commence the first match by 7pm. If a team is not at the host venue and able to commence the first match by 7:15pm they may be defaulted by their opponents. The interclub subcommittee will uphold such defaults unless conditions outside the control of a team (ie bad weather, traffic accident, etc) prevented them from getting to the venue on time. Extra allowance should also be given to teams travelling long distances (ie: to/from the Wairarapa. If a team expects to be late they should make every effort to notify the opposing team captain by phoning the host Club.

The visiting team will select the playing order for the tie.

Each pair of opposing players will jointly mark or referee one match. The choice of marking or refereeing should be by mutual agreement of the two players or decided by the toss of a coin.

Players may have a 5 minute warm up before their match. During this period please ensure the warm up is fair with no more than 2 or 3 shots to yourself before making an easily playable shot to your opponent. Referees must time this warm up period and announce ‘half time’ after 2.5 minutes.

Squash Wellington Scoring Format is PAR – ‘Point a Rally’

PAR to 15 win by 2

Interclub Convenor

Tony Nelson is the Interclub Convenor. He can be contacted on email tonynelson069@gmail.com

Click here for interclub results entry manual

All players regardless of age or gender should recognise that Squash Wellington have a Code of Conduct policy that will be enforced if needed. This policy applies to all players, spectators and visitors to any sanctioned Squash Wellington event. Please familiarise yourself with this policy and if you feel that a complaint is warranted, feel free to do so.