Accredited Tournament Policies

Rules

  • US Squash matches follow the international rules of the game of squash.

Eyewear

  • Protective eyewear is required for participation in accredited US Squash play.

Code of Conduct

  • All players must follow the Code of Conduct for Players.
  • All parents, coaches, and attendees must follow the Code of Conduct for Parents, Coaches and Attendees.
  • Tournament Directors are encouraged to post both Codes of Conducts at their accredited tournaments.

Scoring

  • Matches will be best 3 out of 5 games with PAR scoring to 11.

Balls

  • Dunlop Revolution Pro (double yellow dot) is the official tournament ball.

Equipment

  • Proper squash equipment must be used in all accredited play.

Court

  • Tournament softball play may be on both International Courts (21ft.) and Converted Racquetball Courts (20ft.). Sealed floors and 20ft. courts must be disclosed on the tournament information page.

Referee Policy

Adults

  • Both the winner and loser must referee the next scheduled match.

Juniors

  • Both the winner and loser must referee the next scheduled match. Juniors must pass the online referee exam in order to be eligible to participate in Silver, Gold, Junior Championship Tour and Junior National Championship Tournaments.
  • Players who do not fulfill their duty or return immediately to their court may be restricted from playing more matches at the tournament and possibly be barred from future accredited tournaments.

Default Policy

  • If a player does not arrive on time for their scheduled match, the Tournament Director reserves the right to default that player after 15 minutes of the scheduled match time.
  • Players who default a match in a tournament also default any subsequent scheduled matches.

ROUND ROBIN TIEBREAKER CRITERIA

INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT

In the event of a 2 person (or more) tie where the overall match records of the players are equal; the Tournament Director is to use the following criteria to break the tie:

  1. Overall number of GAMES WON
  2. Overall number of GAMES LOST
  3. Percentage of points won by each player is to be tallied using the following formula.

POINTS WON / POINTS PLAYED = HIGHEST %

  1. HEAD TO HEAD RECORD

TEAM TOURNAMENT

In the event of a 2 team (or more) tie where the overall match records of the teams are equal; the Tournament Director is to use the following criteria to break the tie:

  1. Individual matches GAMES WON
  2. Individual matches GAMES LOST
  3. GAMES WON by each player on the team
  4. GAMES LOST by each player on the team
  5. Percentage of points won by each team is to be tallied using the following formula.

POINTS WON / POINTS PLAYED = HIGHEST %

Accreditation & Changes to Approved Tournaments

  • Tournaments on the US Squash website must be approved and accredited by US Squash.
  • If an accredited tournament must change any part of their original proposal the tournament director must notify and seek re-approval of the adjustments from US Squash.

Refund Policy

  • Players who withdraw before the entry deadline or remain on the Waitlist at the time of the tournament will automatically be refunded.

Non-marking Shoes & Attire

  • Competitors must wear non-marking shoes and appropriate squash attire.

Gender Qualification for Tournaments

  • In adult tournaments, women are allowed to compete in men’s divisions. Men may not play in women’s divisions.
  • In junior tournaments, boys may not compete in girls’ divisions. Girls may be allowed to compete in boys’ divisions on approval by US Squash.
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