Grand Prix

2019/20 Season

The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix Series is proudly sponsored by:

Series Format

The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series over the past couple of seasons has been a huge success. For the 2019/20 season, we have 8 events that cover a wide span of clubs in the Essex County, as well as a new addition of Ipswich, to encourage more juniors to play and get involved.

Points will be totalled up at the end of each Grand Prix to give placings in each group. The EJS Committee will then do the necessary number crunching to provide league tables per age category.

The cost of the Grand Prix series will be upon individual players rather than clubs. The entry fee will be £10 per player per Grand Prix Event broken down as follows:

– £4 will go to the hosting club to cover court costs for the players.

– £6 will go to the Essex Junior Squash development fund and costs for the prize winning event.

If you decide you would like one, an additional one off fee of £10 will be charged per player for an “Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix Series 2019/2020” T-Shirt. These will be available to buy on the day at each event.

  • GP1 – Connaught – 8th September 2019 – closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 1st September 2019.
  • GP2 – Lexden – 27th October 2019 – closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 20th October 2019.
  • GP3 – Woodford Wells – 8th* December 2019 (*date changed from 1st December)closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 1st December 2019.
  • GP4 – Lexden* – 5th January 2020 (*location changed from Essex University)– closing date for entries is midnight on  Sunday 29th December 2019.
  • GP5 – Bishops Stortford – 9th February 2020 – closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 2nd February 2020.
  • GP6 – Colchester Garrison – 8th March 2020 – closing date for entries is midnight on  Sunday 1st March 2020.
  • GP7 – Clements Squash Club – 19th April 2020 – closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 12th April 2020.
  • GP8 – Ipswich – 17th May 2020 – closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 10th May 2020.
Any player entering four of the first 6 Grand Prix events will be entered into the last 2 GPs of the season free of charge.

Event Eligibility

Entry to this series is online only at any time up to 1 week before an event. Online entry will shut the Sunday before the event and no further entires will be accepted to allow us to complete the draws.

The GP series is aimed at players NOT playing or Training with any of the Essex County Squads. Those players training with the Essex Development Squads ARE also allowed to compete in this series.

The aim of this series is for juniors to gain experience of playing competitions against other juniors from around the county and allow clubs that have only a handful of juniors to participate and feel part of the EJS Community. No one, whatever level or age (up to School year 10) will be excluded from this series.

The Grand Prix Series is intended for non-county standard players only.

The committee have decided to run the event categories slightly differently to usual, due to the series being held over 6months, we wanted to make sure players didn’t fall out of an age band as their birthdays came around. Therefore the age categories have been set by school years; Year 4 and under, Year 6 and under, Year 8 and under, Year 10 and under.

ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE UNDER THE AGE GROUP LIMIT AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2019.

By submitting the entry form players agree to abide by the tournament rules and to England Squash Code of Conduct.

Winning Prize

20At the end of the GP series, points will be calculated to give an Individual winner per age group. Those six winners, along with playing members of the winning club, will be invited to attend an exclusive training session on the 14th June 2020 with a senior male or female professional from the PSA World Tour.

Further details will be provided nearer the competition end.

Payment

We are trying to streamline our admin and payment methods, therefore we are asking everyone to enter the Grand Prix events online and make payment via BACS to minimise admin and bank visits. Please use the online entry forms below to complete your child/ren’s entry to the tournament and then make an online transfer using the bank details opposite.

Please use the reference GP1 + child’s initials. Each event will need a new reference according to which ones you are entering, i.e GP2 + child’s initials, GP3, and so on.

We would kindly request that you make separate transfers for each child to simplify the onerous task of checking all payments for our Treasurer.

Entry is £10

per event

Online Entry

GP 1 | Connaught – 8th September 2020

Address & Contact | The Connaught Club, Barn Hoppett, Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH | 020 8529 2341 | Website

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm Closing Date | NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRY

GP 2 | Lexden – 27th October 2019

Address & Contact | Lexden Rackets & Fitness Club, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST | 01206 545710 | Website

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm Closing Date | NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRY

GP 3 | Woodford Wells – 8th December 2019 (date changed from 1st December)

Address & Contact | The Woodford Wells Club, Monkhams Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0NL | 020 8504 1954 | Website

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm Closing Date | NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRY

GP 4 | Lexden – 5th January 2020

Address & Contact | Lexden Rackets & Fitness Club, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST | 01206 545710 | Website

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm  Closing Date | Midnight on Sunday 29th December 2019

NOTE – LOCATION CHANGED FROM ESSEX UNIVERSITY

7 + 9 =

GP 5 | Bishops Stortford – 9th February 2020

Address & Contact | Bishop’s Stortford Squash and Racketball Club, Silver Leys, Hadham Rd, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2QE | 01279 652897 | Website

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm Closing Date | Midnight on Sunday 2nd February 2020

1 + 10 =

GP 6 | Colchester Garrison – 8th March 2020

Address & Contact | The Cpl Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester, CO2 9RQ | 01206 815154

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm Closing Date | Midnight on Sunday 1st March 2020

13 + 13 =

GP 7 |Clements Squash Club – 19th April 2020

Address & Contact | Clements Hall Leisure Complex, Clements Hall Way Hawkwell, Essex SS5 4LN | 01702 207777 | Website

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm Closing Date | Midnight on Sunday 12th April 2020

9 + 6 =

GP 8 | Ipswich – 17th May 2020

Address & Contact | Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Rd, Ipswich IP1 4NJ | 01473 251143 | Website

Categories | Boys & Girls Yr 4 and under, Yr 6 and under, Yr 8 and under, Year 10 and under

Time | 9am-4pm Closing Date | Midnight on Sunday 10th May 2020

7 + 3 =

Problems?

As with anything on the site, if you encounter any difficulties, please get in touch. Website related please contact Lucie Selby or for questions related to the running of Essex Junior Squash, please contact the EJS Secretary Sally-Ann Brown.