Month: May 2017

Autumn 2017 – Semi Finals Results

Congratulations to all teams participating in the grand finals on Monday 5th June at Knox Park Squash and Racquetball Club, with the action kicking off at 7.30pm sharp. Whether you’re playing, spectating, marking or refereeing, everyone is welcome to join us for presentations after the conclusion of play. The ESRA committee will be providing a pizza for each table, with competing teams to bring supper for themselves and their referees.

Grade 1
Grand Final: MD Wiggins vs Knox Knights
Semi-Final: Smashing Pumpkins (137) were defeated by Knox Knights (157)
Referees for Grand Final: Knox Park Cowboys

Grade 2
Grand Final: MD Champs vs MD Crocs
Semi-Final: MD Crocs (167) defeated MD Pumas (139)
Referees for Grand Final: Hawthorn Hawks

Grade 3
Grand Final: MCC Maulers vs MD Alligators
Semi-Final: MCC Magic (140) were defeated by MD Alligators (148)
Referees for Grand Final: MD Treemen

Grade 4
Grand Final: MD Crusaders vs MD Geckos
Semi-Final: MD Geckos (158) defeated MCC Meerkats (121)
Referees for Grand Final: Monash Marvels

Grade 5
Grand Final: Dromana Tonic Terrors vs Knox Gypsies
Semi-Final: Knox Gypsies (166) defeated MD Pink Panthers (120)
Referees for Grand Final: Knox Tigers

Good luck to all competing teams!

Autumn 2017 – Semi Finals Announcement

The semi-finals will take place on Monday 29th May at Mountain District (Genesis Wantirna) for all grades, with all of the action kicking off at 7.30pm sharp. If you are competing, please remember to bring along supper for competing teams and your referees.

Grade 1
Grand Final: MD Wiggins vs Winner of Semi-Final
Semi-Final: Smashing Pumpkins vs Knox Knights
Referees for Semi-Final: Caulfield Park Grifters
Referees for Grand Final: Knox Cowboys

Grade 2
Grand Final: MD Champs vs Winner of Semi-Final
Semi-Final: MD Pumas vs MD Crocs
Referees for Semi-Final: MCC Kekumbas
Referees for Grand Final: Hawthorn Hawks

Grade 3
Grand Final: MCC Maulers vs Winner of Semi-Final
Semi-Final: MCC Magic vs MD Alligators
Referees for Semi-Final: Knox Nix
Referees for Grand Final: MD Treemen

Grade 4
Grand Final: MD Crusaders vs Winner of Semi-Final
Semi-Final: MD Geckos vs MCC Meerkats
Referees for Semi-Final: MD Mayhem
Referees for Grand Final: Monash Marvels

Grade 5
Grand Final: Dromana Tonic Terros vs Winner of Semi-Final
Semi-Final: Knox Gypsies vs MD Pink Panthers
Referees for Semi-Final: Dominic Tonic Tigers
Referees for Grand Final: Knox Tigers

Player Affiliation

Please ensure you are registered with Squash and Racquetball Victoria for the 2017 season. Player registration is handled by Canadian partners SportyHQ, and can be found at the following link: https://www.sportyhq.com/payment/enroll/organization/72

When registering, you will be asked to associate with a club. Please select your home playing club as your primary playing location, and select yes to a second club. Please nominate ESRA as your second club.

Australian Racquetball Rules Update

To all ESRA Autumn 2017 pennant players, 

Some of you will have received an email from Paul Vear dated 8th May announcing updated rules for Australian Racquetball to apply as from the 15th May 2017, or noticed the corresponding update on the Squash and Racquetball Victoria website, where the rationale behind the review and subsequent rewrite is clearly explained. 

The ESRA committee discussed the revised rules at the last committee meeting and while fully supportive of the review and changes feel it is impractical to introduce them in the middle of a pennant competition. The Australian Racquetball Rules as at 15th May 2017 will therefore apply to ESRA pennant competition commencing from Round 1 of the 2017 Spring pennant season, currently scheduled to kick off the week of the 7th August, 2017.

There is one significant change to the Doubles Rules which can be found on Page 2 of the rules document, which states, “The Australian Racquetball Association requires all Doubles Racquetballers to wear protective eyeware, manufactured to an appropriate National Standard, properly over the eyes at all times during play, including the warm-up …”

The ESRA committee is fully supportive of any steps taken to improve safety and reduce the risk of injury. We are uncertain as to whether it is practically possible to introduce these rules in time for Doubles Mania, currently scheduled to commence the week of Monday 12th June, 2017. The ESRA committee is currently investigating costs of sourcing a bulk purchase of complying eyewear and will communicate the results of our investigations as quickly as we are able to do so.

In the meantime, I ask that all players read the revised rules documents and familiarise themselves with the changes.

Sincerely, 

Ian Chalmers
President
Eastern Suburbs Racquetball Association
results@es-ra.com.au
http://es-ra.com.au/

Autumn 2017 – Finals Eligibility

As we approach the last few rounds prior to finals, team lists have been updated to show qualified players (highlighted in green), players that can still qualify and number of games needed in brackets next to their name (x*) highlighted in yellow, and players that cannot qualify at this stage of the season, highlighted in red.

Autumn 2017 – Team Lists with Finals Eligibility

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.