The committee announced previously that it hoped to commence the 2020-21 season from October 1st. However, given the recent tightening of social interaction imposed by the government, this date is no longer achievable. The committee will review the situation should the rules be relaxed. The government has suggested that the new restrictions may last as long as six months, which suggests no matches would take place at all within the normal season. The committee is, however, optimistic, but even then it cannot foresee that any matches can be played this side of Christmas. The league must also follow guidance from England Squash. Fixtures can only sensibly resume once England Squash announce that they have entered Phase 3 of their Return to Play plan. The plan is currently in Phase 2. See the link below for the full plan and to check the current status.
The S&D Committee hope you are all well and have been keeping active over the last few months. The committee met tonight to discuss a few items. Here's a summary of what was discussed and some news on what we intend to do in the coming months to ensure that, all being well, we will be able to start the new season smoothly.
Last season is closed. Any unplayed matches will not count towards league points. Promotions and Relegations will be determined by current league positions.
The AGM will take place by video conference at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
Club Reps can expect a communication in the next few days asking them to respond with their entries for next season. Upon receipt of entries a proposed league structure for next season will be presented at the AGM.
Instead of hosting a fixtures meeting, dateless fixtures will be posted on the website shortly after the league structure is agreed. Club reps will be asked to ensure team captains contact each other and enter the dates of the fixtures via the website. We expect fixtures to be completed by 31 August 2020 with a view to commencing matches from 1 October 2020.
At present the league is not cancelling or postponing any fixtures, however if teams choose not to play a fixture then the league will not issue a penalty. Where a fixture is cancelled or postponed, captains should ensure that the league and their opponents are informed and, where necessary, any out of pocket expenses are covered.
As you can seen the website is now back online. I am really sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.
Iâ€™ll spare you the gory details, but upgrades made by the provider in the Summer meant I had to make a lot of changes to virtually every part of the site. This was very time-consuming, so fitting it around work and squash has been difficult.
There are still some issues to resolve, but the main functionality, viewing fixtures and contacts, and submitting results is working. In particular, you will notice that your session isnâ€™t remembered, so you will have to login more often. While it is more secure I know how inconvenient it is. Iâ€™ll still investigating the root cause.
As you can see some of the styling needs work and there may be some areas that are still broken. If you find anything significant please let me know.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at Abbeydale Squash Club at 7:30pm on Wed 8 June 2016. Items for discussion should be sent to Martin Roberts by Wed 1 June 2016.
The Fixtures Meeting will be held at Abbeydale Squash Club at 7:30pm on Wed 22 June 2016.
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