Sanctioned Tournament Division Registration and Seeding Policies
Effective July 1, 2019 Squash Alberta will be using the following system for entry into Squash Alberta Sanctioned Events.
The Squash Alberta Rankings will be used to seed players/draws for all Squash Alberta sanctioned singles squash events. Seedings will be done using the rankings as of the closing day of the tournament registration. There will be no randomization or drawing of seeds. Each player will be seeded in their draw based solely on their ranking as of the closing day of the tournament’s registration.
Unranked players will be placed in draws after all ranked players are seeded. The only exception to this is if an unranked player is known to be separated from the field and this can be supported by a national ranking and/or known and recent head to head results with a seeded player(s) in the draw.
The top 4 seeds in a draw must be protected from unseeded players in the first round of a draw where participant entries permit. An unranked player can be seeded no higher than 5th in draw (entry numbers permitting) unless very clear/undeniable evidence is present to support a top 4 seeding. (I.e. the current Canadian Senior Open Champion would be given #1 seeding if entered in an event).
Divisions offered will be Men’s and Women’s Open, A, B, C, D, E - Divisions may be combined if entry levels do not support a division or divisions being offered. (minimum 4 entries in a divisions)
Participants will enter a desired division commensurate with their level of play
If a player enters a division known to be above/below their level of play, The TD is encouraged to question the entry and make changes as deemed appropriate to ensure a competitive playing field exists for each division. Squash Alberta will support this process as deemed necessary by the TD. (The goal is to ensure all players are entered at a level commensurate to their ability.)
Alberta Squash Racquets Association was established in 1967 as a registered non-profit society in the Province of Alberta and is the governing body for the sport of squash in Alberta. In the late 80's the operating name was changed to Squash Alberta. The role of Squash Alberta is to promote and facilitate the development of squash for all Albertans.
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