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SCORING SURVEY RESULTS

THE 13 KEY POINTS


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SQUASH SCORING COULD CHANGE!
The scoring system of squash could change.
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7 MINUTE GAMES IN KENT
 

SQUASH PLAYER MAGAZINE ARTICLE
The Squash Player magazine reviews the arguments on the proposed rule change. From The Squash Player magazine published July/August 2008.
 

AN OPEN LETTER TO JAHANGIR
An Open Letter to the President of the
WORLD SQUASH FEDERATION
Jahangir Khan

we write to request you to perform one last great service to your sport ­ withdraw the motion that will compel all players to move to a scoring system most of them do not want...
 

PEARSING QUESTION: UNITY OR DISUNITY?
In an Open Letter to the European Nations promoting PAR to 11 Martin Pearse points out the effect on disenchanted Masters and the inevitable consequences of ramming the motion through the AGM
 

IRVING VIEW: PAR DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WOMEN
PAR to 11 will not suit club level women said top coach Liz Irving

 

ENGLAND SQUASH:
PAR 11 for sanctioned events
Traditional the norm elsewhere

England Squash introduce PAR 11 for all sanctioned events but have no intention of imposing a change elsewhere.
 

Top Coach Alleges Scandal Behind WSF Motion
The debate on the imposition of PAR to 11 for all squash heated up with an attack on the conclusions of the WSF working group on scoring. Top coach Chris Hadden has in effect demolished the results of the Working Group and brought into doubt  the objectivity of the conclusions that WSF motion were based on.

'It is a scandal,' he writes.

 

BRIARS ATTACKS SCORING CHANGES
Gawain Briars, the former CEO of the Professional Squash Association, who brought in the shorter Point A Rally scoring to 11 to the men's professional game, has attacked plans to make it compulsory throughout the sport.

The imposition of the new system, against the wishes of many players, is proposed by the World Squash Federation (WSF). A vote on its motion to implement the new scoring will take place  at the federation's AGM in Manchester in October.

Briars says, "Neither I nor the PSA Board ever advocated that par to 11 be introduced also as suitable for the club player. The traditional game to 9 points, hand in hand out, should remain safe from interference."
 

MASTERS REACTION TO PAR 11 SCORING
At the first Regional Masters event of the season PARS was accessed writes Martin Pearce

 

GREAT THE WAY IT IS
Liz Irving Attacks WISPA move to  PAR11 It is ‘Great The Way It Is’ she says and ‘Please leave a way back.’
 

RELUCTANCE TO MOVE
Top coach Malcolm Willstrop sees benefit in a PAR 11 Move

 

WSF AGM 2008 Agenda
 

WSF MINUTES OF THE 2007 AGM
Extensive discussions on Doubles. New Doubles Rules approved. No Discussion on Singles Rules.
(PDF format)
 

INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW DOUBLES RULES
Published by the WSF

 

NEW DOUBLES RULES 2008 – (without changes marked)
Introduced 15 April 2008. Scoring moves to PAR to 9
(with 15 as an alternative.)
It was considered it would increase the excitement for spectators if games go to “sudden death”. (That is there is no ‘setting’ or ‘win by two’ at 8-all or 14-all.) Following the recommendation of a Working Group from Squash New Zealand and Squash Australia.

NEW DOUBLES RULES 2008 (with changes marked)
 

THE CURRENT SINGLES RULES
The current rules cover scoring in Rule 2 and Appendix 7.
Appendix 7: 'The standard scoring system described in Rule 2 The Scoring is the approved scoring system for singles Squash. If Point-a-Rally Scoring (PARS) is used, the following text replace Rule 2.


This allows PAR to 9 and to 15 with setting (to 1 or 3) at  nine-all and fourteen-all respectively.

 

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