a. The Squash Committee (SC) of the 13th European Maccabi Games will be responsible for the Squash Competition of the 13th European Maccabi Games.
b. The Squash competitions will be conducted according to the rules of the World Squash Federation (formally the International Squash Rackets Federation).
c. The rules of the game will be the rules as published by the World Squash Federation.
d. Participation in the Squash competition is open to any athlete who is in possession of a Participant Card issued by the Organising Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games.
Each participating nation may enter up to a maximum of 6 players.
3. Venues and Times
a. The 13th European Maccabi Games Squash Committee will determine the venues and times of the Squash Competitions. Each competing country will be notified where and when they will be playing.
b. The Squash Committee has full authorization to change the venues and times of the competition as it sees fit. Notification of any change will be given to competing countries within reasonable time. These decisions will be final.
4. Game Ball
The ball to be used in all games is a DUNLOP REVELATION PRO XX. The Squash Committee will supply balls only for competitions. A new ball will be used for each new game, or at the discretion of the Tournament Director. Players will be obliged to use their own non-marking ball for training purposes.
5. System of Competition
TIES............................... are between opposing teams
MATCHES.................... are between individual players
START DATE............... shall mean the day of the start of the championships
a. Singles Competition:
1. Each country may enter up to six (6) players in the Singles Competition.
2. The Singles Competition will be played on a knock-out system.
3. Each match will be played to the best of five (5) games.
4. All games will be played up to nine (9) points or ten (10) if at the choice of hand out at eight (8) points each.
b. Team Competitions:
The Squash Committee will be responsible for seeding the draw of the Team Competition. The seeding and the draw for the team competition will be made at the Delegates Meeting prior to the start of the games. Team competitions will only be held with a minimum of 3 participating teams.
1. Composition of Team
a. Each team will consist of three (3) players
b. A team may register up to five (5) players, i.e. (3) players plus two (2) reserves.
c. Teams may consist of participants from different countries.
d. Each player will play his opposite number from the opposing team.
2. Point Scoring Systems.
All ties shall be the best of three (3) matches, and each match the best of five (5) games. A team wins a TIE when it has won three or two individual MATCHES in that TIE i.e. 3-0, 2-1. The winner of the TIE receives one (1) point, the loser zero (0) points.
All games will be played up to nine (9) points or ten (10) if at the choice of hand out at eight (8) points each.
3. Team Order.
a. Each team manager/captain will submit to the Tournament Director a complete “Team Order Form” in a sealed envelope by 14.00 hrs on the day before the Starting Date of the Team Competition.
b. The Team Order Form will provide the Tournament Director with a list of players, by name, in the nations team, in descending order of strength, i.e. first seed #1, second seed #2 etc., including reserves - if any.
c. The list of players on the Team Order Form will be the order of play of that Nation during the Team Competition and will be adhered to throughout the tournament.
4. Playing Order
a. The Team manager/captain will submit to the Tournament Director at least one (1) hour before play on their TIE, a list of players in descending order of play who will be playing in that TIE on a Playing Order Form.
b. If no Playing Order Form is submitted within the time limit then the first three players listed in the Team Order Form will be registered to play (see “3C” above).
5. Overall format of the team championships
a. Up to and including seven (7) teams.
The competition will be played in a single pool.
Medals will be awarded according to final position.
b. From eight (8) to twelve (12) teams.
The competition will be played in two (2) pools.
The playoffs will be played based on a knockout competition between places 1 and 2 in pool A against places 2 and 1 in Pool B.
6. Final order of teams
All teams shall play one another in a Pool to establish an order of merit. The final position shall be decided:
a.Scoring to 11 points, game to be won by 2 clear points at 10 points each
b. If 2 or more teams have won the same number of ties, then by the greater positive difference of match points won or lost.
c. If 2 or more teams are still equal, then by the greater positive difference of game points won or lost.
d. If 2 or more teams are still equal, then by the greater positive difference of single points won or lost.
e.If 2 or more teams are still equal, the result of the match between the position one players (in order of games and the points) of the tie between them shall determine the final order.
f. If 2 or more teams are still equal, the result of the match between the position two players (in order of games and the points) of the tie between them shall determine the final order.
Players will be expected to referee matches. A limited number of referees are available for the final stages.
a. These regulations are but one part of the complete 13th European Maccabi Games Regulations, and must be read along with the instructions found in "Basic Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures".
b. In the event of a discrepancy between the regulations written here and those appearing in the "Basic Regulations", the regulations written here will apply and be binding.