2021 GROWTHPOINT SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2021 GROWTHPOINT SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men’s & Ladies’ Entry Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1trw6dpemq8tzBQ7JaoplsoEWasJZpQ1Q/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111185766713540479106&rtpof=true&sd=true

U17 Entry Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r9hwJJ2cEWM1KSd_ZsVgLCM4UVBNzYG0/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111185766713540479106&rtpof=true&sd=true

Due to COVID-19, Squash South Africa is once again going to move forward with the same successful proposal as last year for the 2021 Growthpoint SA Nationals. Squash SA will be including an U17 Growthpoint SA Nationals in hubs with the finals taking place with the Seniors at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

We are looking forward to another extraordinarily successful event with more players involved than in 2020 and more exposure for both Growthpoint and Squash SA and an exciting way to get competitive squash back on the courts after lockdown. Squash SA is very aware that the health and safety of our players is of prime importance and all COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Feeder Regional Tournaments
East London Thursday 30 September, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 October 2021 – follow on to EP
Eden Thursday 30 September, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 October 2021 – follow on to EP
Limpopo Thursday 30 September, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 October 2021 – follow on to either Northern Gauteng or North West

U17 Regional Tournament
Friday 17 September – Monday 20 September 2021 (For those Provinces who need to use a Monday)
Border, Eastern Province, Free State, Gauteng/Joburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal/Midlands, Northern Gauteng,
North West, Western Province

Regional Tournaments
(Thursday 7 if required), Friday 8, Saturday 9, Sunday 10 October 2021
Provinces/Venues
Border, Eden, and Limpopo – feeder Hubs
Eastern Province, Free State, Gauteng/Joburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Midlands, Northern Gauteng, North West, Western Province

National Finals & U17’s
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town – Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd October 2021

Growthpoint SA National Championships

  • The top 8 men and top 8 women players will play in the Growthpoint SA National Finals which will be played on the All-Glass Court at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town from 20 to 23 October 2021, as well as the U17’s.
  • Squash SA has increased the Hubs to 11 regional events. All regional events are to ensure they have a full 16 Men’s and Women’s draw if they accept the offer to host a Feeder Hub/Regional Tournament.
  • Players from around the country will be able to choose in which Regional Championship they wish to play. However, the top 16 seeded men and women players will be informed by Squash SA where they will play/participate.
  • The entry fee for all events is R380.00 per person and payment must be made online through sportyHQ.com and the player must already be registered on Sporty HQ as an individual member with Squash SA. PSA registered players do not pay the entry fee at it is a PSA registered National Satellite Tournament.
  • The deadline for entries will be Midnight 22nd September 2021 (for seniors) and deadline for Juniors is Friday 10th September 2021. Please note no telephonic entries will be accepted.
  • The selectors will seed the top senior 16 men and women players, according to the rankings on SportyHQ. These players will then be allocated to the 8 regions. (Travel for these 16 players will be funded by Squash SA at an amount of R2000.00 per player only for players travelling more than 300 kms to the venue to which they have been allocated, but accommodation and subsistence are for their own account.)
  • The top man and the top woman in each region as well as the top boy and top girl U17 will then travel to Cape Town to play in the Growthpoint SA National Finals at their own expense.
  • The allocated Regions will be responsible for running the regional tournaments and placing the draws and results on SportyHQ.
  • Squash SA will allocate a maximum of R3000.00 funding, depending on the number of entries only for the Senior tournaments, to run the Feeder and Regional tournaments e.g., court hire, balls, prizegiving, admin, referees, COVID-19 protocol etc.
  • A percentage of the entry fee will also be given to the host province depending on the number of entries received in each region.
  • The province must appoint – a) a Tournament Convenor and b) a Tournament Referee and c) Provide Squash SA with the venue and Administrator for SportyHQ. The names, together with a brief CV, must be sent to Squash SA for their appointment to be endorsed.
  • Squash SA will advise the prize money breakdown, the total amount of prizemoney for Regionals and Finals is R180 000.00 for the Seniors and for U17 is R30 000.00.

Joburg Squash League Update

Squash Snippet
Joburg Squash League will resume on Tuesday 10 August 2021. The league fixtures will be updated later this week. Please inform all of your players. Thanks.

UPDATE: Revised Level 3 Restrictions (26 July 2021) published by Squash South Africa:
• No “Play and Stay” but “Play and Go”
• Limit to 50 people or less for indoor venues (players and club staff included) and for venues not able to hold 50 people while maintaining 1.5m physical distance at all times, 50% of club capacity to be used only – club managers and players not complying with this commit an offence and can be fined or imprisoned; club compliance officers must enforce this
• League/organised matches or just social/friendly games only (no spectators)
• Clubs to close at 9pm sharp to enable people to return home before curfew
• Alcohol may be sold at clubs from Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm for onsite consumption only
• Singles and doubles may be played
• Masks to be worn upon entering and leaving club. Masks only to be taken off while playing on court
• Change rooms and toilets to be only used in case of an emergency. No showers or saunas etc.
• All players using courts need to be a current registered player with Squash SA through SportyHQ.com
• No sharing of equipment
• No wiping hands on walls of courts
• No water fountains – bring your own water
• Sign in procedures, sanitising and temperature checking on a recorded register
• No guests or spectators
• Only Return to Play approved Clubs to be open

Squash Update: 21 July 2021

Joburg Squashers,

Squash Update: 21 July 2021

Joburg Squash had planned to resume league at the end of July 2021 however, due to the current Lockdown Restrictions this is not possible. As soon as the current Lockdown Restrictions are eased we will resume league matches. We are hoping that we will be able to resume league matches in August which will give us enough time to complete the league season. Joburg Squash will keep you updated regarding the resumption of league matches.

Reminder of the current REVISED LEVEL 4 RESTRICTIONS:
· No “Play and Stay” but “Play and Go”
· 50% of club courts to be used only
· No league/organised matches or tournaments – just social/friendly games
· Clubs to close at 8pm sharp to enable people to return home before curfew
· No alcohol to be sold at clubs
· Only singles no doubles
· Masks to be worn upon entering and leaving club. Masks only to be taken off on court
· Change rooms and toilets to be only used in case of an emergency. No showers or saunas etc.
· All players using courts need to be a current registered player with Squash SA through http://www.SportyHQ.com
· No sharing of equipment
· No wiping hands on walls of courts
· No water fountains – bring you own water
· Sign in procedures, sanitising and temperature checking on a recorded register
· No guests or spectators
· Only Return to Play approved Clubs to be open

Regards,

Gary Plumstead
Joburg Squash

League Update

🔊 At an ad hoc Joburg Squash Committee meeting held last night, due to the rising Covid-19 infections and an imminent 3rd wave hitting Gauteng, it was decided that Joburg Squash League would play next weeks fixture as scheduled (8th & 9th June) and then suspend the league until 27th July.
This means that the 2 matches scheduled for the last 2 weeks in June will be moved out until after the winter break.
Our priority is to keep all players as safe as possible.
We trust that this is acceptable to all concerned.
Joburg Squash
0860 104 445
joburgsquash@worldonline.co.za

Joburg Closed 2021

Joburg Closed 2021: Results
Men’s A Section: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BAEPc7M4EVPgtD6yeTbSaVtu0yQNkfML/view?usp=sharing
Men’s B Section: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AE_7h_lGnK4tqmeVtxwKAYZ9MzgbH4Fb/view?usp=sharing
Men’s C Section: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JnUIxvBYFoxP9fdqqSFK1SvVdRxotKZk/view?usp=sharing
Women’s A Section: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h-ipzV5l34PG2wJdP61GOyRBpp2xIV3r/view?usp=sharing
Women’s B Section: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12UicY1EaSjbg2f0BBzoAU-5fu4pR0BfK/view?usp=sharing