How Junior Ranking Work
If you would like to be entered onto the rankings system please email RANKINGS stating your:
DATE OF BIRTH
ESR Membership Number
and list the sanctioned events played.
The Junior National Ranking system is based on a players finishing position in tournaments.
The rankings are calculated from tournament results on a rolling 12 month period. Hence points are removed from a players total one year after the event.
Rankings are updated at the start of each month. All results obtained by 15th of the previous month will count towards the next months rankings.
A player’s best 7 results (for Under 19 rankings it is a player’s best 6 results) from the previous 12 months are used to calculate their ranking. Over a 12 month period a player needs to play at least 7 tournaments to maximise their ranking.1
A player can only use two results from a lower and /or higher age group in the calculation of their ranking. For example an Under 15 ranking can include two under 13 and two Under 17 results but no Under 19 results.
The ranking system has now been developed so that Inter County results can be included. These are inputted as ‘head to head’ results with the winner receiving bronze level points equivalent to one round. Inter County points will only count for the age group played. For example, if an Under13 player competes in Inter County at both Under 13 & 15, only the Under 13 results will count towards their Under 13 ranking and only the Under 15 results will be included in their Under 15 ranking. These points are in addition to a players ‘best 7’ results.
Ranking lists are produced for Under 19/17/15/13 & 11’s. A player can appear in more than one age group ranking but they must play in 1 event at a particular age group before they are eligible to appear.
All junior England Squash & Racketball members who are active Sanctioned Event players are eligible to appear on the rankings provided they are eligible to represent England. Players are able to access their ranking position via the rankings website.
A player moving into a new age group retains the points obtained in the lower age group. However they must compete in 1 event at the new age group before they appear in the new age group (these events can have been played whilst still in the lower age group).
For Platinum and Gold events players must player in their true age group. The only exception to this is where permission is given by the ESR Performance Team – and this will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Players must also play in their true age group in the Regional Closed Championships – any player who plays up will only be given ranking points for their true age group.
Players can only play 1 age category per Sanctioned Event.
Players withdrawing from events without a valid reason will be awarded points for a Round 1 loss and the event will count towards the players best 7 events.
It remains mandatory for all juniors wishing to be nationally ranked to participate in their County Closed and the Inter County Championships (at true age group) if asked by their county. Players that refuse to comply may be removed from the national rankings.
Tournaments are weighted with results in the major events gaining more points. The following table shows the number of points per round for each age group and weight category:
Events fall into the following weighted categories: (Please note that this is subject to change)
|Platinum Events||World U19 Champs / European U19 Champs / British Junior Open|
|Gold Events||British National Champs / England Squash Grand Prix’s|
|Silver Events||A new higher weighted level of Sanctioned Event2|
|Regional Events||Regional Closed|
|Bronze Events||Sanctioned Events / County Closed|
1 The use of 7 events is a result of England Squash & Racketball’s close work with some of the leading experts in junior athlete development. Whilst players are welcome to play in as many events as they wish the above will enable juniors to plan their schedule properly and select events for both ranking and training purposes.?
2 Silver Events carry more points and are designed to attract higher ranked players. Draw sizes will be limited in these events and acceptance will be based on England Squash ranking. ESF Super Series events will also fall into this category – however all draws in Super Series events will be treated as a maximum of a 32 draw.
System amendments and developments will be introduced as necessary.
Ranking queries MUST be put in writing – they will NOT be discussed over the phone. Email RANKINGS
All ranking queries will be dealt with but please note that there may be a delay in responding as queries are looked at in batches – usually once a week.
If you do not appear on the rankings and would like to, please email us stating your Name, England Squash & Racketball Membership No, Date of Birth and County and list the sanctioned events played. You will then be added to the ranking system.
England Squash & Racketball is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to play squash. An importany aspect is the Players Safeguarding Code of Conduct which applies to all individuals who participate in squash as a player (under the age of 18) at every level. Click here for full Safeguarding details