Venue
Winner’s Club
Closing date for entries
20th October 2017

Guidelines

Contacts

Tournament director          

Name : Michaël Petre
Tel:+32473420839

Tournament Referee

Name : Jean-Marc Fraipont
Tel:+32473940207

Date, Event category

This European Masters Grand Prix event will be held from 3rd to the 5th of November 2017 in Brussels (Winner's Club). The tournament will start on 3rd of November (at 09:00 AM depending on the inscriptions).

Closing date for entries

20th of October 2017
Late entries are only acceptable before the seeding is published at the discretion of the Tournament Director and Masters Sub-Committee in the interest of the tournament.

Categories

Men: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+
Women: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+
The TD reserves the right to amalgamate age groups if there are insufficient entries to make a workable draw. Players are only allowed to enter one category.

Eligibility

This event is open to all players who are over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 (Delete if not applicable) on the first day of the event.  As specified by the WSF and ESF, to compete in all ESF Registered events players must hold an active Squash Player Identification Number (SPIN), which is approved and validated by his MNA. Objections after the closing date will not be accepted. Players without a SPIN can register through the WSF website www.worldsquash.org/spin

Seeding

The seeding will be carried out by the Masters Sub-Committee Seeding Panel using the latest available results and ESF Masters Rankings valid at the closing date and in accordance with the ESF Masters Circuit Guidelines.

Matches

All matches played will consist of the best of five games, under the rules of the WSF. All players are guaranteed a minimum of three matches. The Tournament Organisers will organize plate matches consisting of the best of five games. PAR 11 scoring (to 2 clear points) will be used.

Draws

Maximum draw size: 64 (3 day event).

Refereeing

Both players will be expected to mark and referee matches, usually the next match on the court, where they played.

Ball

DUNLOP PRO XX.

Prizes

Medals will be given to the three first places of each categories

Insurance

Players enter and play in the tournament at their own risk. Neither the organisers nor the ESF will accept responsibility for any claims including for injury or accident. Suitable insurance must be organised by the player or the participating federation.

Transport

Players and officials who book a full package will be transported between arrival/departure point (railway station and airport of Brussels) and hotel.
On all playing days there will be a regular bus transfer service between the hotel and the venue.

Entries

The European Masters Circuit is open to all Masters of any nationality provided the player is not banned by his MNA. All entries must be made online : esf.tournamentsoftware.com or by completing the entry form.

Payment

The fees and packages, as detailed below, along with the ranking levy of €4 per player must be paid to the host by the closing date.

Tournament Packages

Click here for more details.

Payment

Please mark payments clearly ‘Belgian Masters Open Masters 2017’ and name of player.
The entry fee must be paid by bank transfer (net of bank charges, latest by closing date!) to:
Bank: BELFIUS BANK
Account holder: Ligue Francophone de Squash
Bank address : Avenue de Mai, 260 – 1200 Bruxelles – Belgium
IBAN : BE51 0682 2224 0262
BIC: GKCCBEBB

Draws

The seeding lists and time of the first matches for specific age groups will be published 7 days prior to the start date on the ESF Website.
Finalised draws for the event will be published on the ESF Website at about 17:00 on the day before the tournament.
Up-to-Date information about this and all other ESF Masters Tournaments will be published regularly in the Facebook group “European Squash Masters”. Please join up today!

ESF regulations & penalties

This event complies with the ESF Masters Circuit Guidelines, a copy of which is available on the ESF website.
A late withdrawal is a withdrawal made 2 days or less before the start date of a tournament. Ranking penalties may be applied to the records of players who fail to turn up or who make a late withdrawal not supported by a medical certificate.
Following a withdrawal, fees and packages should be reimbursed as follows:

  • Withdrawal up to 30 days before the start date of a tournament: fees reimbursed in full (less bank charges).
  • Withdrawal 7-30 days before the start date of a tournament: 50% of fees reimbursed (less bank charges).
  • Withdrawal 6 days or less before the start date of a tournament: reimbursement at the discretion of the tournament organiser

If a player:

a)  Has entered a tournament and fails to turn up, he/she may receive zero ranking points for the tournament

b) Fails to play out all scheduled matches for any reason other than illness or injury, he/she may receive zero ranking points for the tournament

  • Commits either of these offence for a second time within a 12 month period, he/she may be banned from the ESF Masters Circuit for a period of 12 months