World Squash Update (Issue #80), May/June 2019

World Squash Juniors (5-9th August 2019, Kuala Lumpur)
South Africa will be competing together with 17 other nations in the 2019 team championships. 

WSF Women's World Championships (23 October - 01 November, 2019, Egypt) 

WSF Men's World Championships (07-23rd November, 2019, Doha Qatar) 

WSF Men's World Team Championships (15-21st December, 2019, Washington DC) 
For the first time in the events 50-year history, the WSF Men's World Team Championships will be staged in the USA in 2019. Egypt will be defending the title they won in Marseille in 2017.

WSF World Masters Tour goes live
WSF have integrated World, Regional and National Masters events into a WSF World Masters Tour (WMT), being in five-year age bands from 35+ to 80+. to create an exciting unified structure for Masters Players. 

Compression Clothing (Masters only)
The World Championship Regulations have been amended so that Masters players (only) can wear full body compression clothing.

FISU World University Squash Championships (20 - 26th July, 2020)
University Squash Championships 2020 The FISU World University Squash Championships for 2020 have been confirmed for 20 – 26 July in Shanghai, China. Hopefully you will be able to encourage participation from your country. We will circulate entry information when received in due course.

World Masters (2020) 
Please note that the dates of this event at the Hasta La Vista Club in Wroclaw, Poland have been brought forward by two days and will now be Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 August 2020.

Upcoming Tournaments

JUNE: M/W 22 - 23 SA Nationals Qualifiers Pretoria CC, Pta M/W 24 - 28 SA Nationals Main Event PSA (Closed Satellite), Pretoria CC, Pta 29th June Squash SA Convention JULY: M/W (1 - 5 July) USSA Cape Town M/W (8 - 12 July) Growthpoint IPT 60th, Durban J (19 -21 July) Top Schools (school's teams/high schools only) Pietermaritzburg J 26 - 28 U11/13/15/17/19 Prince SA Junior Open 1 Parkview SC, Jhb J 30 July - 4 Aug U19 Boys Jnr Men's Individual World Championships Malaysia J 30 July - 4 Aug U19 Girls Jnr Women's Individual World Championships

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Contact Info

WP Squash Administrator:
Glenda Erasmus

Tel:  021 674 6717
Fax: 021 674 6717

WP Masters Squash President:
Andre Naude
Cell: 076 370 5436


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Growthpoint Properties, the largest South African primary listed property investment company on the JSE, has announced the renewal of a multiyear title sponsorship that will elevate the level of the three major squash events and develop the next generation of squash players. Growthpoint first partnered with Squash South Africa in 2017 to raise the profile of the game in the country. This was done through the relaunch of the dormant SA Open in the first-ever squash tournament to be held in a shopping centre in South Africa.

The renewed partnership will extend to the end of 2021 and will include a development programme for underprivileged children across South Africa. Titled Growthpoint Rising Stars, the development programme will support and supplement existing initiatives across the country. Eleven select initiatives will host 25 children each where they will take part in coaching clinics, receive free equipment and take part in the Growthpoint Rising Stars Fun Day competition that will further enhance their ability. Nadine Kuzmanich, Head of Marketing at Growthpoint, says: “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Squash SA and even more delighted to introduce the Growthpoint Rising Stars development programme, which will help create both means and opportunity for young stars from all backgrounds to participate and compete. We believe that focusing of the foundations of sport has a very real positive impact on community development and fabric of South African society, as well as making a lasting difference to the sport of squash in the country.”

wp squash logo curved text 40x60mm* Only players active in 2019 1st league season will appear. Includes results from KG UCT Open

Ladder as at 29 April 2019
1 Rodney Durbach
2 Gary Wheadon
3 Adam Shean 
4 Shaun le Roux
5 Mighael Lombard
6 JP van der Merwe
7 Aubrey Lawrence (SACD) 
8 Paul Atkinson (CG)
9 Luke van Vuuren
10 Jandre Olivier

* Only active WP players in 2019 1st league season will appear. Includes results from KG UCT Open. 

Ladder as at 29 April 2019
1 Milnay Louw (Northerns)
2 Siyoli Waters
3 Karen Schultz
4 Sacha West
5 Karen Blom
6 Gayle van der Merwe (SACD)
7 Miranda Lang
8 Lizane Vlok (SACD)
9 Gill van Vlaanderen
10 Danielle van Niekerk

Singles Rules 2019

Effective January 2019 – Version 2019-01
Changes as follows:

  • Time period allowed for the Warm up in Rule 4 .1: changed to 4 minutes with half time to be called at 2 minutes.
  • Rule 8.11 amended to read: “Freedom to strike the ball to any part of the front wall” (leaving out the word entire).
  • Rule 8.1.4 amended to read: “the freedom to strike the ball to any part of the front wall” (leaving out the word entire).
  • A new rule added 8.9.3: “Where there has been no actual contact and the swing has been held by the striker for fear of hitting the opponent, the provisions of 8.6 apply.”

wada_logo_world_anti-doping_agency-700x280The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List came into effect on 1 January 2019; a Summary of Major Changes in the 2019 List is outlined below for your information.

The new List and Summary can also be found on the WSF website.

Beta-2-Agonists are used in inhalers. Some are not prohibited if used in correct prescribed doses and a urine threshold level of the drug is not exceeded. Not all Beta-2-Agonists are accepted, some remain prohibited.

Tretoquinol (trimetoquinol) is added as an example to those Beta-2-Agonists that are prohibited. This is an ingredient in oral cold and flu medications, particularly in some countries in Asia.

The message for athletes who use Beta-2-Agonists, for asthma, is to make sure to check the one being used is acceptable. Otherwise, a drug test will be positive. If a prohibited one is necessary for medical reasons, then a TUE is required.

Remember: Athletes are responsible for the substances in their bodies, so must check before taking anything.



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