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Squash Rules PSG 2011

Squash Rules PSG 2011

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Post-­‐Secondary  Games    
Waterloo  2011    
                                    *These  rules  are  not  final  and  are  subject  to  change  closer  to  the  tournament   date.  These  rules  are  accurate  as  of  March  1st  2011.  

Squash  Regulations*    

Section  1:  General  Rules  (all  sports)  
A)  Personal  and  Team  Conduct  
1. Participants  are  required  to  represent  themselves  and  their  respective   schools  with  respect  and  dignity.   2. Any  team  or  individual  involved  in  destructive  or  negative  behavior  at   Post-­‐Secondary  Games  2011  events  or  venues,  including  hotels  and   accommodations,  will  be  ejected  from  the  tournament  at  the  discretion  of   the  Advisory  Committee.  Spirit  Deposits  may  also  be  forfeited.   3. The  PSG  Committee  reserves  the  right  to  disqualify  any  team  based  on  the   behavior  of  any  given  team  member  of  that  particular  team.   4. Alcohol,  smoking  and/or  other  banned  substances  are  PROHIBITED  and   are  not  to  be  consumed  or  used  in  the  dressing  rooms  or  anywhere  in  the   gyms  or  surrounding  areas.  Failure  to  comply  with  this  rule  will  result  in   the  expulsion  of  the  player(s)  from  the  Tournament  and  possible   suspension  of  the  team(s).  A  referee  may  eject  a  player/team  if,  at  his/her   discretion,  he/she  deems  the  player/team  to  be  under  the  influence  of   alcohol  or  illegal  substances.    

B)  Starting  of  the  Game  
1. A  representative  from  each  team  (coach/captain)  is  required  to  check-­‐in   at  the  score  table  prior  to  each  game.  Here  they  must  fill  out  game  roster   sheets  fully  and  accurately.   2. It  is  recommended  that  both  teams  be  dressed  and  ready  to  play  10   minutes  before  the  scheduled  start  of  their  game.    All  games  start  at  the   time  published  in  the  schedule.     3. A  late  team  will  be  given  a  grace  period  of  five  (5)  minutes  past  the   scheduled  start  time,  which  will  be  deducted  from  the  total  playing  time.   4. Any  team  without  the  required  number  of  players  within  5  minutes  of  the   scheduled  time  will  default  that  game.    If  any  team  member  is  in  doubt   about  their  eligibility,  they  should  speak  with  their  team  captain/coach,   the  Scorekeeper,  or  anyone  on  the  PSG  committee  immediately.     5. If  both  teams  are  late,  both  will  default  and  no  points  will  be  awarded.     6. Teams  defaulting  a  game  for  any  reason  will  have  half  their  Spirit  Deposit   forfeited.   7. If  players,  team  officials,  game  timekeeper,  etc.  show  up  for  a  game  in  a   condition  which  in  the  referee’s  opinion,  render  them  unable  to  take  part,   the  referee  may  default  the  game.   8. With  respect  to  dangerous  playing  conditions,  the  decision  of  whether  to   begin  or  continue  a  game  is  solely  the  decision  of  the  referees.  The   Commissionaire  shall  reschedule  a  game  postponed  for  any  reason  at  the   earliest  possible  time  prior  to  the  end  of  the  round  robin.  If  more  than  one   These  rules  are  accurate  as  of  March  1st  2011.  

half  remains  to  be  played,  then  the  entire  game  shall  be  replayed.  If  less   than  one  full  period  remains  to  be  played,  then  only  the  unfinished   portion  of  the  game  shall  be  played.    

C)  Coaches  and  Captains  
1. Each  team  must  have  a  designated  Team  Captain  and/or  Coach.   2. It  is  the  responsibility  of  each  Team  Captain/Coach  to  ensure  that  all   players  of  their  team  are  fully  eligible  to  participate.   3. Each  team  must  identify  their  Team  Captain  and/or  Coach  at  the   beginning  of  each  game.  If  the  captain  is  not  present,  the  team  will   nominate  a  player  to  be  acting  captain  for  that  game.  This  person  will  take   on  all  duties  and  responsibilities  as  the  actual  captain.  This  person  will  be   identified  as  the  acting  captain  on  the  score  sheet.   4. ONLY  THE  CAPTAIN/COACH  should  be  speaking  with  the  referees  during   the  game  time.  Players  who  wish  to  discuss  any  issue  with  a  referee  must   ask  the  Captain  or  Coach  to  speak  on  their  behalf.   5. It  is  the  responsibility  of  each  Team  Captain/Coach  to  fill  out  the  game   roster  sheet  fully  before  each  game  and  sign  it  to  affirm  the  eligibility  and   information  of  each  player  on  the  roster.   6. Team  Captains  and  Coach  are  expected  to  know  and  understand  the   general  and  specific  rules  for  their  sport.  They  must  abide  by  them,  and   ensure  that  their  team  is  aware  of  them  and  their  consequences.  If  there  is   any  confusion  regarding  the  rules,  please  contact  the  PSG  committee.     7. It  is  the  Team  Captain's  and  Coach’s  duty  to  know  his/her  duties  and   responsibilities  before  the  game  begins.   8. An  individual  player  will  assume  the  responsibilities  of  Team  Captain  for   individual  sports  such  as  Squash  and  Table  Tennis.  There  are  no   gamesheets  for  these  sports.  

These  rules  are  accurate  as  of  March  1st  2011.  

Section  2:  Specific  Rules  (Squash)  
A)  Equipment  
1. Game  balls  will  be  available  on  site.   2. Eye  protection  is  mandatory.  If  it  cannot  be  self-­‐provided,  goggles  are   available  at  the  membership  services  desk  outside  of  the  squash  courts   free  of  charge.   3. Players  are  responsible  for  their  own  racquets.   4. Proper  gym  attire  must  be  worn  to  participate  (no  jeans  or  pants  /  shorts   with  zippers).  Proper  athletic  footwear  for  the  sport  is  required  (Running   shoes  with  non-­‐marking  soles  -­‐  no  street  shoes,  boots,  dress  shoes,  bare   feet,  or  sandals  etc).   5. No  jewellery  (unless  properly  taped  down),  non-­‐elastic  head  bands,  or   hard  support  braces  are  allowed  during  game  time.  Captains  will  be   warned  at  the  beginning  of  the  game  to  have  all  their  players  remove  such   items.  During  the  game,  players  found  with  such  items  will  be  asked  to   leave  play  until  the  item  is  removed.  

B)  Game  Lengths  
1. A  cap  of  30  minutes  will  be  set  for  each  match.   2. Each  match  will  consist  of  the  best  out  of  three  games  with  each  game   being  played  to  15  (win  by  2).    

C)  Gameplay  
1. The  first  serve  of  the  match  will  be  determined  by  the  spin  of  the  racquet;   The  first  serve  of  the  following  games  will  be  determined  by  the  winner  of   the  pervious  game.   2. To  win  a  point  you  do  not  have  to  serve;  the  winner  of  each  point  played   will  be  awarded  a  point  (Rally  point  system).   3. The  winner  of  each  point  will  serve  the  following  point.   4. An  official  will  be  onsite  to  referee  matches  to  ensure  fairplay.   5. The  ball  is  only  permitted  to  bounce  on  the  ground  once  but  can  hit  any   wall  assuming  the  ball  falls  under  the  red  boundary  lines  and  does  not  hit   the  line.   6. Any  ball  hitting  the  ceiling  will  be  considered  out.   7. All  balls  in  play  cannot  hit  the  tin  at  the  bottom  of  the  front  wall  or  the   first  red  line  above  the  tin.   8. Any  balls  which  exit  the  court  via  the  spectators’  area  are  deemed  out.   9. Any  discrepancies  of  opinion  in  terms  of  play  will  be  handled  by  awarding   no  score  to  either  player  for  the  point  and  the  point  will  be  replayed.  

These  rules  are  accurate  as  of  March  1st  2011.  

D)  Service  
1. The  side  where  the  first  serve  is  performed  is  up  to  the  discretion  of  the   server.     a)   Following  serves  must  continuously  alternate  sides.     b)   When  a  player  loses  a  serve,  the  opposing  player  can  choose   from  which  side  they  would  like  to  serve.   2. A  service  is  good  if:     a)   The  ball  hits  the  front  wall  at  least  once  between  the  top   two  lines.     b)   The  ball  lands  in  the  box  outlined  by  the  red  lines  opposite   to  the  one  from  which  the  ball  is  served.     c)   The  ball  falls  under  all  red  boundary  lines  marked  on  all   walls.   3. Any  service  that  does  not  satisfy  the  aforementioned  requirements  will   cause  a  loss  of  point  and  serve.   4. A  loss  of  point  and  serve  will  also  occur  if  a  ball  lands/hits  any  red   boundary  line,  the  ceiling,  or  its  respective  parts.  

E)  Defaults  
1. If  a  player  fails  to  appear  on  court  within  five  minutes  past  the  scheduled   start  of  the  game,  they  will  default  the  game  to  the  opposition.     2. The  winning  player  in  a  defaulted  game  will  be  given  2  points  and  a  2-­‐0   victory.   3. If  both  teams  end  up  defaulting  the  game,  no  points  will  be  awarded.   4. Defaults  and  Suspensions  may  result  in  a  loss  of  Spirit  Deposit.  

F)  Tournament  Standings  
1. In  round  robin  play,  standings  shall  be  decided  on  the  following  point   system:   -­‐ -­‐   2. Playoff  games  will  follow  the  playoff  bracket  provided  and  will  be  single   match  elimination  based  on  who  wins  the  best  of  three  games.  (i.e.  the   third  game  might  not  be  necessary)     Points  will  be  awarded  for  every  game  win.  (i.e.  the  winner  of  the  best  of   three  games  can  obtain  a  maximum  of  3  points,  and  a  loser  can  obtain  a   maximum  of  1  point.   Ties  upon  entering  playoffs  will  be  decided  by  looking  at  total  game   losses.  

These  rules  are  accurate  as  of  March  1st  2011.  

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