Selection Criteria for Munster Junior Teams

Three junior competitions, (the draw seedings must be approved by the Junior Secretary, or if no Secretary has been elected then the Munster President) will be run in Munster and the panel selection will be based on the points earned in the best two results gained from those competitions.


Munster Junior Invitation  –   Dec 9/11 2016    – Thurles
Munster Junior Open          –   Nov 12/13 2016  – Cork
Munster Junior Closed        –   Jan 21/22 2017  – Dunhill


Ranking points will be awarded based on the finishing positions in the best two finishes from the above three competitions and the top six juniors in each age group will then be selected for the Munster panels.

You can carry over 40% of your points where you go up in age group during the season but if you wish to be selected on a particular age-group team you must play in that age group in the Munster Junior Closed Championship.

Points will be awarded as in other junior competitions on the Irish Squash calendar:

Finishing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Points in MJC 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 80 60 40
MJO & MJI 1500 1350 1200 1050 900 750 600 450 300 150 125 100 80 60 50 40 30 20

1. Any Munster junior who has a current season top six Irish ranking on 26/01/2015 will be deemed selected for a Munster panel.
2. The Munster Junior Closed is a compulsory competition for all juniors wishing to be selected on Munster panels.
3. Juniors selected for Munster panels must attend Munster squad sessions.
4. Where non-Munster players are competing in the Munster Open – the non-Munster players will be eliminated from the finishing positions list for the purposes of this calculation and the Munster players moved up accordingly before ranking points are allocated.
5. If two players are tied on ranking points the position will be decided in the first instance by their head to head result in the Munster Junior Closed and if there was no head to head result in the MJC by the player finishing highest in the MJC.
6. A player who is returning from injury and was unable to compete for ranking point events because of injury, maybe considered for panel selection on the basis that he would clearly strengthen the panel.
7. The final team selection (from the panel) will be made by the team coach.
8. Munster Junior rankings will be displayed on the Munster Squash website throughout the season.