MA Squash 2017 Sam Magruder Summer League

Entries Due: May 26

Play: Every Wednesday evening (except July 5) beginning on June 14

The Sam Magruder Summer League will be playing again in 2017, beginning on June 14. If your club plans to enter a team this year, please complete entry form below and email it to Rip Hastings at rhastings@nixonpeabody.com by May 26. This is a firm deadline, to allow time for assigning handicaps and putting together the schedule.

Please list players in order of U.S. Squash rating and include current ratings.  Players without a rating should be listed appropriately based on in-house matches.  If you’re submitting a roster of more than 15 players, feel free to list them all in an email in the proper order, with ratings listed, but please fill out the top half of the entry form.

For each match, teams will consist of four players, roughly matched-up by ability and playing with assigned handicaps. The league will play every Wednesday evening beginning June 14, except for July 5.  The league will finish by mid-August. There will be no playoffs.  Matches will start between 6pm and 7pm, but a request from a visiting team at least a week in advance to start as late as 7:30, due to travel, should be agreed to.

Players of any skill level, age, or gender with MA/US Squash membership are eligible.  Handicaps will be assigned to improve competition.  A roster of at least ten players, with a variety of skill levels, is strongly recommended to ensure full teams and enjoyable competition. One-dimensional teams, either very strong or very weak, will not work well. Where numbers are low, it may be possible to combine small teams.

Captains are encouraged to use all members on their rosters and to communicate far enough in advance with opposing captains to attempt to arrange close handicap matches. Captains who set up their rosters for the season in advance should try to have five people of diverse abilities available for each match so that final rosters with good matchups can be finalized several days ahead of the match.

Individual players from clubs without sufficient interest to enter a team should contact Rip, and he will find them a suitable team to play on. Lasting relationships have resulted from this kind of arrangement.

MA Squash Summer League Entry Form 2017