9.1.A. NSA Squash League - Regulations

9.1.Α.1. The NSA Squash League will be held at "Tasos Papadopoulos - Eleftheria" sports center on weekdays from 19:00 to 21:00.


9.1.Α.2. Each division will consist of 6 players. Each player will compete in each round with the other 5 players in the division in a best-of-5-games match. The PAR 11 scoring system will be applied. During the 2018-2019 season, a total of five (5) rounds will be organized.


9.1.Α.3. Matches must be held on the day and time set according to schedule. If this is not possible because a player is prevented from doing so, then the following procedure should be followed:

9.1.Α.3.1. Every player reserves the right not to accept the postponement of the match

9.1.Α.3.2. In the case of acceptance, then the opponent of the player with the request has the first say to the arrangement. If there is no arrangement, then there is a count of 3-J where 3 points will be accumulated to the player who was able to compete at the set time, and the player with the request gets zero (0) points and a J (Justified absence).

9.1.Α.3.3. The League director must be notified of the details of the postponement by 12 noon of the originally scheduled match.


9.1.Α.4. Results must be reported no later than the following Monday after the 5th game. Otherwise, both players will be awarded with a J if they had notified the league director beforehand. Otherwise a D will be awarded (paragraphs 9.1.Α.5. and 9.1.B.).


9.1.Α.5. Players must be on court in appropriate clothing, ready to play as assigned by the matches schedule. Any player who is delayed more than 5 minutes will be given a D or a J appropriately. Arrangements for rescheduling may be allowed only with the approval of the League Director and opponent’s acceptance.


9.1.Α.6. Players must provide their own squash balls for their matches.

9.1.Α.6.1. Dunlop Double yellow dot with the double yellow dot in the yellow packaging and the name "Revelation Pro" or equivalent from another company is defined as tournament’s official ball.

9.1.Α.6.2. For the period 1 December to 28 February, the official ball will be Dunlop single yellow dot with the name "Competition" or equivalent from another company.

9.1.Α.6.3. If both players agree, matches may be played with any type of squash ball they prefer.


9.1.Α.7. WSF’s rules of the squash individual game will apply.

9.1.Α.7.1. The matches are held without a referee. To this end, all present members are encouraged to assist on marking a game if this is requested by their co-players.

9.1.Α.7.2. If there is no referee, then both players accept this settlement and are obliged to play their match. Retirement or withdrawal from the fame is considered as defeat.

9.1.Α.7.3. Each player reserves the right to apply for refereeing services for his match to NSA’s Organizing Committee. The application needs to be made at least 1 week prior to the match and a fee of €25 to be submitted as a compensation fee for the service.  In this case, the player’s opponent is being informed and the match is held without any changes on the day, time and venue as officially set by matches’ schedule. Both players need to agree within 2 days on a commonly accepted referee and inform the Organizing Committee. In different case the Organizing Committee assigns a referee.


9.1.Α.8. Behaviors by the athletes considered as unsportsmanlike will be treated either by an oral or a written reprimand. In cases of recurrence, the Association will apply its’ provisions of the Articles for the deletion of a member. Depending on the criticality of the case, the Association retains the right to deviate from the penalty level. Penalties are as follows:

9.1.Α.8.1. Reprimand,

9.1.Α.8.2. Zeroing match,

9.1.Α.8.3. Disqualification of a round,

9.1.Α.8.4. Disqualification of a season,

9.1.Α.8.5. Disqualification for life.


9.1.Α.9. The Organizing Committee consists of Theodoros Livadiotis Sofronis Markou and Marios Eliades. League Director is Michalis Lyras. Members with suggestions or complaints may address to them.


9.1.Α.10. Any objections must be made in writing to the Nicosia Squash Association, no later than 2 days after the incident has occurred. In cases where the objections remain, the matter is referred to the Judicial Committee of the Cyprus Squash Association with the submission of € 20 by the claimant. This amount is refunded if the claimant wins the case or the court judges it. The decision of the Judicial Committee is final.


9.1.Α.11. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to amend or introduce regulations for improving the Championship at any time. However, any changes will come into force in the next round of the championship round. 


9.1.Α.12. The Ranking Rating (Promotion - Demotion) is defined as follows:

9.1.A.12.1. The winner of each match will receive 3 points while the loser, irrespective of outcome, 1 point.

9.1.A.12.2. In the case of absences, then the score of 3-0 will be calculated and J and D will be entered in a separate table based on regulation 9.1.B.

9.1.Α.12.3. In the event of a tie for a promotion or demotion between 2 or 3 players, the result of the matches between them will be counted. If there is still no clear result, then the games and the points per game will be taken into consideration. For this reason, it is mandatory to record the points of each match.


9.1.Α.13. At the end of each round, the 2 highest ranked players are promoted to the top category, and the 2 lowest being relegated to the next as follows:


Division 2

Division 3

Demoted from 5th place of Div. 1

Demoted from 5th place of Div. 2

Demoted from 6th place of Div. 1

Demoted from 6th place of Div. 2

Stay in 3rd place in Div. 2

Stay in 3rd place in Div. 3

Stay in 4th place in Div. 2

Stay in 4th place in Div. 3

Promotion from 1st place of Div. 3

Promotion from 1st place of Div. 4

Promotion from 2nd place of Div. 3

Promotion from 2nd place of Div. 4


9.1.Α.14. If a player's withdrawal or disqualification is void, this position might be covered by holding a player in the same category or by extra promotion from the following category. The retention / promotion process will be alternated in order of priority from the top category, ie A5, B3, etc.


9.1.Α.15. According to the ranking of athletes in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd divisions after the promotion and demotions of each round, athletes will accumulate championship points where at the end the season will determine the champion. In cases that vacancies remain in the three categories, the points will be given after the additional promotions according to regulation 9.1.Α.14. In the event of a tie of players, regulation 9.1.Α.12.3. will apply.


Championship points will be awarded as follows:



Division 1

Division 2

Division 3