County Cup Rules


The County Cup Competition was cancelled last year due to poor participation (ie teams not bothering to play because they expected to lose) This year we will have a handicap system, All teams should feel they have a chance of winning, we would like all games to be played.

The County Cup Competition is open to all clubs playing in the main Nottinghamshire Leagues. ie Intro division is not included. There will be no entry fee payable. Clubs will be entered automatically into the Competition.


A knockout, single tie, competition.

There will be 3 groups A, B, C each comprising of 2 leagues of teams ie A = Premier 1 & Premier 2.

Matches to be PAR 11 in A, PAR 15 in B, Par 15 in C (2 clear points after 10 all (or 14 all) – all matches best of 5 games.

Lower division team will be given a positive handicap. A +3, B +4, C +5 ie in group C if a higher playing a lower, then each rubber will start (higher, lower “love, 7”, first to 15

Where we have 2 higher or 2 lower teams playing each other then start “love all” as normal.


Group A: Premier 1 & Premier 2, best of 5 PAR to 11, Premier 2 teams have a +3 handicap

Group B: Division 1 & Division 2, best of 5 PAR to 15, Division 2 teams have a +4 handicap

Group C: Division 3 & Division 4, best of 5 PAR to 15, Division 4 teams have a +5 handicap


All team members must be eligible to play for their club in the Nottinghamshire Squash League.

Teams must play in accordance with the published seeding list.

All team members must have played in a minimum number of matches for their respective club team in the Nottinghamshire Squash League to be eligible to play in the semi-final and final stages of the Competition. The minimum number is 4 times for group A, 3 for B, 2 for C.

Note: League “tied player” (rule 21) does not apply to the County Cup. However once a player has played for a higher team twice (in the county cup), they are then cup tied to that team.

Any team playing an ineligible player shall be disqualified from the Competition, as will any club not represented by a full complement of five players for each match.

Playing of Game

The draw will be available on the website. Matches should be played by the due date. Any issue regards this please liaise with the League Secretary. (in certain circumstances it may be allowed to play slightly after the due date)

Home teams are responsible for agreeing the fixture date with the opposition, failure to do so will mean forfeit of the match and the away team being given a bye. Home team is the team showing first (above) on the draw spreadsheet. The date agreed for the fixture should be notified immediately to the League Secretary.

Results (This must include players names).must be emailed to the league secretary within 24 hours of completion of the match. This is very helpful as the results will be put on the website draw sheets, this then allows the next round matches to be arranged.


As there is only one tie, then on the night costs should be shared between the two clubs.


Except where covered above, the rules of the Nottinghamshire Squash League and England Squash shall apply. In all disputes the decision of the Competition Sub-Committee shall be final and binding.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 January 2019 14:00)