A number of players travelled to Sweden to participate in this event hosted by Malmo squash club. The event had an international flavour
with players from Denmark too!
The tournament used the Grading system that is being used in a number of other countries and was piloted by Moss squash club at their junior open this season in Norway. It has a number of advantages over the traditional system which uses gender and age to group the players. This is particularly true when you do not have large numbers of participants.
The overriding advantage is that players compete at their own level from round one, ensuring a number of very good matches over a weekend. This was particularly true in the event that Gard finished runner up. He had a gruelling weekend of matches and just lost out in the final in five!
In any new system there will be teething issues, for example getting the players into the correct grades. However once this is achieved the advantages shine through!
Wednesday sees the start of the European Team Championships in Amsterdam. This season only a mens team is participating.
Norways first match is at 10.00am against Israel. Can Norway make up for last seasons near miss and get promotion. Look out for results and reports on here.
Come on Norway!!!