Squash Alberta Ranking Procedure/Information
Only members of Squash Alberta are included in the rankings. Squash Alberta rankings are utilized in part to select provincial teams / squads and seed provincial events. Squash Alberta will be responsible in running the rankings and ensuring the accuracy of the ranking reports. Tournament Directors, please remember that when you are entering results from your sanctioned tournaments it is very important that they are accurate, complete and done immediately.
The new single-win ladder system used your ranking position as of September 1, 2016 as the starting point for the new ranking system, which came into effect September 6th, 2016.
There are four separate ranking lists:
+ Men (using results between male players only)
+ Women (using results between female players only)
+ Junior Boys (using results between junior male players only)
+ Junior Girls (using results between junior female players only)
+ No Show Default: A player who does not show up for their match once the first game of the tournament has begun will have the match recorded as a standard loss. In the event of an unforeseen situation, the no-show default player must put in writing to the Squash Alberta office his/her situation by 5pm on the 5th business day following the final day of the event. A committee of three will be set up to review the submission and the committee’s decision will be final. If the committee accepts the submission, the match will not count as a loss.
+ Injury Default: If an injury occurs during a match and the player does not continue the match is recorded as a standard loss. Subsequent default losses within the same event will not be counted as a win/loss for either player, unless the injured player elects to continue playing in the event.
+ New Players: Players without a rank will be placed within divisions using Squash Alberta’s best knowledge at the time. Once players record their first sanctioned match win, they take that spot on the rankings.
Normal Ranking Procedure
Both players must be ranked.
The winning player in a match moves ahead of the losing player (if ranked lower) or remains in the same position (if ranked higher). The losing player in a match remains in the same position (if ranked lower) or moves down one position (if ranked higher). If the losing player is unranked then no movement occurs.
For example, if Player A is ranked #50 and beats Player B, ranked #25, then Player A moves to #25 and Player B drops to #26.