Northumbria County Closed 2024

The County’s Premier event is back and will be held at Tynemouth Squash Club between 22nd – 28th January 2024. There will be a Men’s (Graded), Men’s O45, Men’s O55, Men’s O65, Women’s (Graded), Ladies O40, Racketball and the ever popular Doubles events.

The Championships will be held under the rules of England Squash.

Graded events will be draws of 16 grouped/seeded according to each entrant’s Squash Levels ranking at the draw date. There will be plate events for all first match losers.

Entry fee £10 for first event and £5 for subsequent events (maximum of two squash events plus racketball), £5 per player for doubles.

Entrants must pay all entry fees prior to playing their first match.

Entries using the Entry Form (on League Master) by Monday 15th January.

Confirmation of eligibility rules for entry:

All entrants in the Championships must be current members of England Squash at the time of participation. A player is qualified to play in the Championships if they were born in Northumbria (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear) or have resided in Northumbria since 1st July 2023, and (for Masters events) have reached the relevant age by the start date of 22nd January 2024.

A residential qualification cannot be obtained through accommodation at a school, university, college or other place of further/higher education or training unless this represents the player’s bona fide (proper) home, e.g. they are a permanent member of the resident staff.

The Championships are only open to players who have not played in any other equivalent County Closed Championship in the last 12 months.

If not a British Citizen, Rights of Residency apply – a player must have resided (subject to all other points above) in the UK for one continuous year (365 days) prior to the start date of the Championships.

In all cases where a player’s qualification is in doubt, it is obligatory for the player to prove the qualification to the satisfaction of the Northumbria Squash Committee.

Please help to promote these events by printing out and displaying the poster below on your club noticeboards so everyone gets to know it is happening, lets have another bumper entry this year.

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