Please see important notices regarding scoring for junior events and inactivity points.
At the 2016 Squash New Zealand 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.
Inactivity points loss is an Automatic points loss for inactivity which is aimed at incentivising match-play and activity for all players, and ensuring that the grading list is current and accurate.
Under the scheme, after the first 12 months of player inactivity (where no results are sent to the grading list), 50 grading points will be automatically deducted from the player. 10 additional points are deducted for every additional month of inactivity thereafter.
Players can avoid automatic points deductions by coming off the grading list. It is the responsibility of players to organise their own removal from the grading list. They can do this by asking their clubs to delete them from the clubs grading list and make them leisure players. Automatic points losses will not be reversed.
For a player to “come off the grading list” they must have their grading code removed. There are 2 ways for a player to have their grading code removed, this includes clubs deleting them from their membership database via member management or filling in the add/move/delete player form to delete them from the grading list and make them a leisure player with the club.
A club who suspends a player from their grading list will result in the player still maintaining their grading code and therefore they will still be classed as being on the grading list and will begin the countdown for losing points for inactivity.
Clubs are now able to run an inactivity report to view when players have last played competitively and they can then either encourage those who are nearing 12 months of inactivity to resume competitive play or remove them from their grading list and make them leisure players.
Further instructions on how to perform these actions can be found in the Club Administrator Manual and the Useful iSquash Information for Maintaining Club Membership sheet in the help section on iSquash.