Thurles – World Squash Day

Harry Potter Themed Junior Squash Blitz – World Squash Day 2016

This was a team event with four teams of four players, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin!  The No. 1s played all the other No. 1s, the No. 2 played all the other No. 2s etc.  This ensured all 16 group-1entrants got three matches over the course of the afternoon against people of similar standard.  Matches were against the clock for 10 minutes each with a 2 minute warm-up before each match.  We also applied a cap of 20 points per player per match which ensured no one walked away with a match and made the final result much more exciting!  Matches were all scheduled out and the tournament ran very smoothly – completed in under 2 & 1/2 hours.  This was a great achievement for a club with only two courts!
Special thanks to:  Ray Ryan, Club Children’s Officer, without whose invaluable assistance the tournament wouldn’t have happened.