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Round 13 Ladder and SPRING Team entries

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Ladder Autumn 2022 – Round 13

NOTE:
Note to all Captains that a player needs to play at least a third of the matches to qualify for the finals, if anyone is unsure contact M&P.

For this season all finals will be played at Mountain Districts. For the Grand Final ESRA will provide supper for all teams and referees.
Participating teams BYO drinks for themselves and the referees.

SPRING season Team entry forms will be sent to all current captains and venues, please give some thought to entries for NEXT SEASON as soon as possible.
If you need an entry form use the Link above and if you have any questions please contact Henry, Ian Chalmers or Gary Meredith.

DOUBLESMANIA will be held in the break between seasons and we urge everyone to come and join in this “good fun” competition.
Please get Entry form below to John by the 2nd June Deadline.
DoublesMania 2022 Entry Form and Info
DoublesLotto and T-Shirt night is on Thur 16th June. With Round 1 to 6 on Monday 20th June through to the 25th July. Grand Final night is Monday 1st August.
Contact John Souness for more information and watch this space for updates.

Richard will be out of the country for at least the next 3 weeks so Henry Rimanich will be acting as M&P (his personal contact details are in PDF if needed).
EMAIL your scoresheet to results@es-ra.com.au as usual but please do not SMS them to Richard’s mobile.

VALE Paul Vear

Vale Paul Vear

Our racquetball community carries heavy hearts today on learning of Paul Vear’s passing yesterday afternoon.
Paul’s dedication to Australian Racquetball was without peer. He encouraged, cajoled (sometimes) and gently nudged players and potential players to give racquetball a go, often calling potential entrants on the eve of a tournament to see if they ‘might be free for a bash’ to ensure everyone at the event had a great experience and solid hit. His presence at tournaments and events was larger than life, and he was always happy to share thoughts and ideas on how to grow the sport we all love. His energy around the courts was infectious, and his joy and love for the sport and its participants clear to see.

Paul leaves behind massive shoes to fill and an enduring legacy in racquetball. We will miss you dearly.

We pass on our condolences to his partner Jane, children Ryan and Tara and the extended Vear family.

Details of Paul’s Funeral Service:-
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/tributes/notice/funeral-notices/vear-paul/5880695/

The funeral service to celebrate the life of Paul Vear will be held at the Heritage Funeral Home 733 Boronia Road Wantirna on Friday 28TH January 2022 commencing at 4.00pm.
Private Committal
If you are unable to attend you are invited to view the service live on the link below:-
https://www.belindajanevideo.com/client-video/paul-vear/


ESRA Spring Pennant 2021

ESRA Spring Pennant will commence on Monday 9 August 2021.

Fixtures and Team Lists can be found under QUICK LINKS.
Team Captains please let your team members know the date, location and starting time of your Round 1 match.

FUTURE LOCKDOWNS

The various squash and racquetball competitions, whose fixtures are interlinked have agreed on a common approach, should we experience a further lockdown during the season.
The rounds will be played on the dates shown on the Fixture.

In the event of a lockdown the rounds which would have been played will be discarded.
As an example:
If a two week lockdown occurs after Round 5, Rounds 6 & 7 will be discarded and Round 8 will be played as scheduled on the week of Monday 27 September.
(NOTE: Some “catchup” may be necessary if a lockdown commences mid week, to complete the round.)

All stakeholders agree that COVID-19 is likely to affect our lives beyond this season.
We will meet at the end of the season to review the guidelines in place, and to modify them if necessary.

COVID VENUE RESTRICTIONS

Please ensure all players are aware of the need to comply fully with the COVID rules in place at each of our VENUES. These will vary from venue to venue.
We will publish venue specific instructions as we receive them, Failure to adhere to the rules could cause a venue to be SHUT DOWN(!) should it be subject to a COVID audit.

NOTE: The COVID venue entry restrictions for Mulgrave Country Club (MCC) have been updated on our Clubs page

FINALS

ESRA Finals will be played on the dates shown on the Fixture with Grand Finals for all interlinked comps held during the week of Monday 6 December.
Fingers crossed, we can get through the season without lockdown.

We wish you all a successful season.

ESRA Committee
Ian Chalmers

2021 Victorian Open Racquetball Tournament

2021 Victorian Open Racquetball Tournament

The easing of COVID19 restrictions allows us to confidently conduct the Vic Open next weekend at Genesis (MD).
Singles will be played on Saturday 17th and Doubles on Sunday 18th July.


Numbers of Interstate and Country players will be lower than normal due to border restrictions and COVID uncertainty.
We would like as many ESRA players as possible to play to ensure that all participants get good games against players of similar standard.

As we say each year … if you can only give one day to the tournament please consider playing Doubles.

Entries will remain open until Sunday. To enter please contact Paul Vear by phone on 0409 726 887 or by email at paulvear@bigpond.com 

GRAND FINALS

Grand Finals for Grades 2, 3 and 4 will be played at Genesis Wantirna (Mountain District) on Monday 12th July commencing at 7:30pm.

Grade 2: MD Rebels vs MD Champs … Refs: Lilydale Cowboys
Grade 3: MD Crocs vs MD Alligators … Refs: MD Grace
Grade 4; Dromana Cannons vs Lilydale Blue Balls… Refs: MD Possibles

COVID19 Rules:
• All players, referees and spectators must enter via reception and sign in using the QR Code.
• Face masks should be worn while walking through the venue and when not participating in matches as a player or as a referee / marker.. Face masks can be removed during supper.

Supper will be provided by the Committee. Competing teams should provide their own drinks, remembering to also provide for the referees.

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Grade 1:
The Grade 1 Finals series has been impacted by the COVID19 delays which have caused unavoidable clashes between the various squash and racquetball competitions. 
MD Supper Knights and Kooyong Reds have worked with the committee to find a date on which they will both be able to field full teams, and which will not clash with the Victorian Open Tournament.

The Grade 1 Grand Final will be played at Genesis Wantirna (Mountain District) on Monday 26th July commencing at 7.30 pm.

Good luck to all teams participating in the Grand Finals

Regards,
ESRA Committee