rankings information

Only active Squash Ontario Competitive Members are included on our Junior, Senior and Masters rankings. To check your membership status or update your profile simply ‘Login’ to your Squash Ontario account. To create or login to your account go to https://squashontario.tournamentsoftware.com.

‘Inactive’ players will re-appear on the rankings list once their Squash Ontario membership has been confirmed. For any issues with your Squash Ontario Membership please call our office.

To maintain 'active' status in the rankings, a player must participate in a minimum of one Squash Ontario tournament within a six month parameter from September 1st to April 30th. If a player has not met the above criteria, the system will deem the player 'inactive' and automatically remove the player from the rankings until the player participates in a tournament. May 1st to August 31st will be considered time out or dead period.

Defaults

Players defaulting from any Squash Ontario sanctioned event after 4:00 PM the day before the start of the event will be subject to losing regular head to head points for the match in question regardless of a Doctor’s note. Squash Ontario will use their discretion to complete a re-draw if there is time to do so in the event that the player defaulting is a seeded entry.

Defaults throughout the event will result in losing regular head to head points for the first match defaulted regardless of a Doctor’s note; subsequent matches are not subject to the default policy and will be considered "not played". If a player retires after the commencement of a match, they will lose head to head points for the retiring match and the next subsequent match (if applicable).

Defaulting players with just cause may continue to play consolation rounds at the discretion of the Tournament Chair.

Age Ineligible Players

In the event a player enters a Squash Ontario tournament (Junior Silver, Junior Gold or Ontario Championship) and is age ineligible for the category entered, Squash Ontario will deem the offending player to have only participated in the tournament and the player will not be eligible to receive any ranking points gained/lost during said tournament. In addition, all non-offending players who played the offending player will not be eligible to receive any ranking points gained/lost during the tournament. Points will be manually adjusted to the affected players overall ranking points after the rankings have been run.

Out-Of-Province Matches

Squash Ontario rankings include only Ontario residents that are current members in good standing of the association.  Only matches played vs. other association members will accrue points with the exceptions of players in "Open" or "A" categories in sanctioned events or juniors in a Gold event or higher.  In this instance out of province players and non-members will be initialized based on Canadian and International results and tracked "offline". 

Inter Gender Matches

Squash Ontario does not enter Inter Gender Matches

Ranking Appeals process

All ranking appeals or queries must be put in writing via email within 30 days from the date the rankings were posted for the issue in question. All appeals or queries submitted within the 30 days will be resolved promptly within a 7-10 day period with an explanation of the decision put in writing via email. All appeals or queries after the 30 days will not be reviewed and not given consideration. It is highly recommended you review your player history/ranking after any tournament to ensure everything is accurate.

Sanctioned Events

The current rankings system only recognizes same sex matches

Every effort will be made to apply a points total to non-active Squash Ontario members that play against current Squash Ontario members, however non-member vs. non-member matches will not by recognized.

Out of province player matches will be initialized based on their Canadian or International rankings ONLY in the highest calibre event of the tournament (Open, A or B).  Matches played in other divisions involving out of province players will not be calculated in the rankings system.

 

 

Junior Rankings

Rankings are listed for General Boys, General Girls, and again as age categories.

Junior Eligibility for Ranking

Squash Ontario rankings include only Ontario residents that are current members in good standing of the association. 

Head to Head Ranking System

1. How players become ranked - For all new players who win no matches or win matches against players who have no ranking in an Ontario Championship, Gold or Silver event, you will be initialized as follows:

Junior Initialization Values:

Boys U11 - 175

Girls U11 - 300

Boys U13 - 200

Girls U13 - 425

Boys U15 - 250

Girls U15 - 550

Boys U17 - 400

Girls U17 - 650

Boys U19 - 600

Girls U19 - 750

For all new players who win at least one match in an Ontario Championship, Gold or Silver event, you will receive 10 points less than the highest ranked player you have beaten. If a player does not meet criteria for whatever reason, Squash Ontario can classify the player manually.

2. How points change - The degree of points gained or lost between two ranked players is the difference in point totals at the time of the tournament and the Star Value of the tournament. Matches won and lost at tournaments with higher Star Values will have a greater impact on the rankings then matches played at lower starred tournaments. (See Point Table Below)

Squash Ontario Junior Advisory Committee has elected to use the following star values for Provincials, Golds and Silvers:

Provincials / Golds - Three Star ***

Silver - Two Star **

Grand Prix - One Star *

3. Normal Ranking Procedure

Both players must be ranked.

  • Find the point difference between the ranked players at the time of the match.
  • Using the chart find the spread between the ranked players
  • If the winners points are higher than the loser – use the point value marked higher
  • If the winners points are lower than the loser – use the point value marked lower
  • Add the point value to the winners ranking points and subtract the point value from the loser’s points.

Example of Calculation

At the time of a Silver tournament three stars (**):
Antoine has 1100 points and she faces Maxime who has 950 points. The difference between the two is 150 points. Antoine gains easily. If one refers to the charter to establish the calculation of the gained or lost points, the situation is as follows:

Difference in Dimension

  • The difference in dimension is located between 150 and 199 (** category)
  • If highest gains ± 4
  • If low gains ± 27
  • If Antoine gains, it adds 4 points to its dimension,
  • that is to say 1 100 + 4 = 1 104 points and withdrawn Maxime
  • 4 points with its dimension, is 950 – 4 = 946
  • If Maxime gains, it adds 27 points to its dimension, that is to say 950 + 27 = 977 and Antoine withdraws 27 points with its dimension, 1100 – 27 = 1073

Please note that modifications can be made to the system of grading without notice.

SENIOR & MASTERS RANKING INFORMATION

Squash Ontario rankings include only Ontario residents that are current members in good standing of the association. 

Rankings are listed as a General Men’s and General Women’s list where all players who carry a ranking will appear.

In addition, the Senior and Masters Rankings are broken down by category using an “Equivalency Chart” to classify players in the Open, A, B, C and D categories (as seen in the chart below). The Masters Rankings work in the same respect as the Junior Rankings; you will appear in your respective age category according to the birthdate in the system. If you appear in an incorrect age category, please call our office.

Senior Eligibility for RANKINGS

1. How Senior & Masters players become ranked

For all new players who win at least one match in an Ontario Championship or in a Senior or Masters Club Sanctioned Event, you will receive 20 points less than the highest ranked player you have beaten.

For all new players who win no matches or win matches against players who have no ranking in an Ontario Championship or in a Senior or Masters Club Sanctioned Event, you will receive an initial ranking as follows:

  • If your initial ranking comes in a Masters Age Category, you will receive 20 points less than the lowest ranked player in your respective age category
  • If your initial ranking comes in a A, B, C or D category, you will receive 20 points less than the lowest ranked player in the category below the category you participated in (For example, if you participate in a B category, you would receive 20 points below the lowest ranked player in the C category)
  • If your initial ranking comes in an Open category, your initial ranking will be at the discretion of Squash Ontario.

If a player does not meet criteria for whatever reason, Squash Ontario can classify the player manually.
Note: WISPA/PSA – In the event two Ontario players meet in a WISPA/PSA event that is held in Ontario and the event is sanctioned through Squash Ontario, those matches will be used for ranking purposes.

2. How points change

The degree of points gained or lost between two ranked players is the difference in point totals at the time of the tournament and the Star Value of the tournament. Matches won and lost at tournaments with higher Star Values will have a greater impact on the rankings then matches played at lower Star Value tournaments. (See Point Table Below)

Squash Ontario has elected to use the following star values for Ontario Championships, Senior and Masters Club Sanctioned Events:

3. Normal Ranking Procedure

Both players must be ranked.

  • Find the point difference between the ranked players at the time of the match.
  • Using the chart find the spread between the ranked players
  • If the winners points are higher than the loser – use the point value marked higher
  • If the winners points are lower than the loser – use the point value marked lower
  • Add the point value to the winners ranking points and subtract the point value from the loser’s points.

Example of Calculation

At the time of a Gold tournament two stars (**):

Antoine has 1100 points and she faces Maxime who has 950 points. The difference between the two is 150 points. Antoine gains easily. If one refers to the charter to establish the calculation of the gained or lost points, the situation is as follows:

Difference in Dimension
The difference in dimension is located between 150 and 199 (** category)
If highest gains ± 4
If low gains ± 27
If Antoine gains, it adds 4 points to its dimension,
that is to say 1 100 + 4 = 1 104 points and withdrawn Maxime
4 points with its dimension, is 950 – 4 = 946
If Maxime gains, it adds 27 points to its dimension, that is to say 950 + 27 = 977 and Antoine withdraws 27 points with its dimension, 1100 – 27 = 1073

Please note that modifications can be made to the system of grading without notice.