Download the ladder (PDF) ESRA-Spring2017-Round1
Download the ladder (PDF) ESRA-Spring2017-Round1
The teams finishing first and second in their respective grades will play in the Doubles Mania 9 Grand Final(s) this Tuesday 1st August 7.30pm. The Grand Finals will be marked and refereed by the teams finishing third and fourth.
NOTE: The Grade 4 Ladder posted earlier was incorrect. The Grade 4 Grand Final will be Mulgrave Magic v Mulgrave Family.
For ALL players – don’t forget the 2017 Spring Pre-Season Meeting at 7:00pm Tuesday 1st August – also at Genesis Wantirna (Mt Districts).
Doubles Mania will be kicking off again on Tuesday 13th June with Doubles Lotto at Genesis Wantirna. Remember the emphasis of this short and sharp competition is to have fun and exercise between seasons.
Apologies for the changing nights this year, however it could not be helped. The unexpected closure of Knox Squash and Racquetball Club and the Mulgrave Country Club courts only being available on Monday nights has meant swapping and changing times to fit everyone in.
7 grades are on this season with several new players so please make them feel welcome.
doublesLotto night is this TUESDAY 13th June with t-shirts, draws and scoresheets available to be picked up between 7 and 7.30pm. Our pre-season meeting will explain the special rules followed by our fun annual doublesLotto event for those who want to participate (entry fee $10).
For those who haven’t played doublesLotto before, each person pulls out a marble and is randomly assigned to one of 8 mixed teams of 3 players for the night (each player will play 6 games). This season’s theme is American Gridiron so the teams will be:
Hope to see at least one team member from each team and 24 players to kick off the DoublesMania season.
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.
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
Grand Final: MD Champs vs MD Crocs
Semi-Final: MD Crocs (167) defeated MD Pumas (139)
Referees for Grand Final: Hawthorn Hawks
Grand Final: MCC Maulers vs MD Alligators
Semi-Final: MCC Magic (140) were defeated by MD Alligators (148)
Referees for Grand Final: MD Treemen
Grand Final: MD Crusaders vs MD Geckos
Semi-Final: MD Geckos (158) defeated MCC Meerkats (121)
Referees for Grand Final: Monash Marvels
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!
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.
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.
If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
The Spring 2016 pennant season is now all wrapped up, with the Grand Final for each grade being held at Knox Park Squash and Racquetball Club on the 5th December 2016.
As with every other season, there were winners and grinners (and you can see them in the gallery below), and then there were the many players that assisted with refereeing duties. Thank you to all that assisted!
Grade 1: MD Wiggins 178 def Knox Knights 106
Grade 2: Caulfield Park Grifters 152 def MD Crocs 140
Grade 3: MCC Kekumbas 159 def MCC Maulers 145
Grade 4: Knox Nix 159 def MD Crusaders 127
Grade 5: MD Sanity 158 def Knox Tigers 129