The Peter Kramer Cup Finals will be played at Woodfield on Saturday 21 April 2018 starting at 2pm. The semi-finals end date has been extended to 15 April 2018 so matches can be completed. If you are yet to arrange your semi-final match please do it now. More details will follow.
The Committee of the Sheffield and District Squash League met for an extraordinary meeting on 20 March 2018 to discuss a number of complaints we have received regarding use of players outside of the rules.
The outcomes of this meeting were:
1) The were several instances of using players in the second part of the season that have not played enough matches for their club in the first part of the season. The points accumulated by using these players will be removed, as will any points gained by players further down the order in that match. Any bonus points accumulated as a result of using these players will be removed. No points will be given to the opposing teams.
The players and teams they represent are:
Abdul Khan - Doncaster 1
Ben Sockett - Woodfield 1
Ed Walker - Hallamshire 2
Ewan Brennan - Abbeydale 1
Mohammad Khan - Doncaster 1
The overall impact of this ruling is:
Abbeydale 1 are deducted 2 points.
Doncaster 1 are deducted 46 points.
Hallamshire 2 are deducted 11 points.
Woodfield 1 are deducted 16 points.
It has disappointed the committee that they have had to meet to make this decision, as many of the infringements could have been avoided by contacting the referees and asking for dispensation.
2) Some teams are using players earlier in the season that are of too high standard for the lower leagues. While Rule 25 attempts to cover this, it is vague, so the committee decided that no rules have been broken. The committee will attempt to address this issue in the future.
3) In the off-season, the committee will revise the rules with a view to proposing a set of changes to be accepted at the AGM. The revision will aim to provide simplicity and clarity.
Happy New Year from the Sheffield and District Squash League!
The Peter Kramer Cup Draws have been updated. You now have until 12 February to organise and play the next round of matches. Please take this opportunity to arrange it now. Also, ensure that the league is informed of the date. Don't wait for a call from the other team, call them!
There are also some matches league matches that are still to be arranged. Call your opponent today. Remember that if you are playing a team in your own club it must be completed before the end of January.
Regrettably, Hallamshire Racketball 1 have withdrawn from the league.
The main points from the AGM are:
The open league will now consist of four leagues. There are still roughly the same number of teams, so there will be more fixtures per team. The league structure will be published shortly.
The PK Cup is now 'opt-in' only. It is likely there will be either be an A draw and a slightly larger B draw but we are still waiting for a couple of clubs to respond. The draws will be published at the fixtures meeting.
A discussion took place surrounding players in the early part of the season playing lower than their ability and also representing lots of teams for the same club. There were quite a few cases last season. There will be no rule change as Rule 25 covers it. However this will be strongly enforced from now, applying penalties where necessary. We expect captains to highlight where they see this happening. All claims will be dealt with discretely.
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