At the 2012 Annual General Meeting of Squash PEI, a decision was made to adopt the Ranking System currenly being used by Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Over the course of the 2011 season, we have been running our PEI Ranking System parallel with the Maritime System in order to determine which approach offers the most equitable ranking system for all players.
It was determined by the Squash PEI Executive, that the Maritime system is the preferable model. The rationale for the decision was based upon the parallel rankings review, the ability of the Maritime system to encompass all players in the region, and the ability to include league play in the ranking system.
Given the great relationship that we have with our sister organizations and players in NB and NS, it was obvious that we should all be getting ranked in the same system. We play each other at tournaments regularly throughout the year, and in fairness to all, the ranking system used for seeding should reflect the results of play in all Maritime Provinces.
Beginning in September, we will be using the new system. All tournaments throughout the region will be logged and implemented into the system, as will structured league play. League play points will be at a "yet -to-be-determined" percentage of full points. Last year, Nova Scotia awarded points for league play at 25% of the normal awards for tournament play. Discussions are ongoing with the Maritime Executives to determine the appropriate percentage for this year's play. Updates will be provided when available.
If you have any questions regarding the new ranking system, please feel free to contact any member of the Squash PEI Executive. Have a great squash season!