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Finnish Masters’ Invitation

ESF Masters Circuit 2016 – 2017

Finnish Squash Masters 2017
(MO) Masters Open

Date
The event will be held in Helsinki, Finland from 4.– 6. August 2017.
The tournament will start on Friday 4 August at 11:00 am.

Closing date for entries: Friday, 21.07.2017
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,

Venue
Talihalli
Huopalahdentie 28, 00350 HELSINKI, Finland
Tel.: +358 50 4399800 Email: info@talihalli.com
www.talihalli.fi (in Finnish only)

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 combine 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 and 70 on the first day of the event. As specified by WSF and ESF, players must hold an active Squash Player Identification Number (SPIN) to compete in all ESF Registered events. Players without a SPIN can register through the WSF website www.hotelhaaga.fi

Transport
Players who have paid Tournaments Package B, B1, C and C1 will be picked up and dropped at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL).
On all playing days there will be a regular shuttle service between Hotel Haaga and the venue, between 08:30 am and 9:00 pm. Anybody who is not staying at Hotel Haaga will need to organize their own transport.

Entries
All entries must be made on the official entry form and sent to: squash.office@squash.fi.
All entries must be approved by a player’s national association. Any entry not approved by the player’s national association will not be accepted.

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

Packages

A 55€ per person
Entry fee, ESF levy and a t-shirt

B 215€ per person
Entry fee, ESF levy and a t-shirt + 2 nights bed and breakfast (accommodation in double rooms) + transport between airport/hotel/airport + transport between hotel/venue/hotel everyday. 3 lunches and 2 dinners at the venue.

C 295€ per person
Entry fee, ESF levy and a t-shirt + 3 nights bed and breakfast (accommodation in double rooms) + transport between airport/hotel/airport + transport between hotel/venue/hotel everyday. 3 lunches and 2 dinners at the venue.

Charge for extra night (double room) 80 € per person per night

Extra charge for single room 45€ per person per night

Payment details
Bank: Nordea Bank, 00020 NORDEA, Finland
Account holder: Salmisaaren Sisu ry
Address: Jari Kaskela, Leipurintie 16 C, 00620 HELSINKI

SWIFT/BIC Code: NDEAFIHH
IBAN: FI74 1013 3000 2022 07

Please mark payment clearly with name of event and name of player:
“FMO 2017 / name of player”

Draws
The seeding lists and time of the first matches for specific age groups will be published 5 days prior to the start date.

Finalized draws for the event will only be posted at the venue and on the internet at the start of the event.

ESF regulations & penalties
A late withdrawal is a withdrawal made 2 days or less before the start date of a tournament

Ranking penalties will be applied to the records of players who fail to turn up or who make a late withdrawal not supported by a medical certificate (see E4a, E4b and F2I)

Following a withdrawal, fees should be reimbursed as follows:
a) Withdrawal up to 14 days before the start date of a tournament: fees reimbursed in full (less bank charges)
b) Withdrawal 3-14 days before the start date of a tournament: 50% of fees reimbursed (less bank charges)
c) Withdrawal 2 days or less before the start date of a tournament: reimbursement at the discretion of the tournament organizer.

If a player:
a) Has entered a tournament and fails to turn up , he/she will 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 will receive zero ranking points for the tournament.
c) Commits either of these offences for a second time within a 12 month period, he/she will be banned from the ESF Masters Circuit foa a period of 12 months.

WEBSITE www.squash.fi/?page_id=19884

TOURNAMENT CONTACTS
Poku Salo Tournament Director poku.home@squash.fi +358 40 776 5320
Heikki Teräsvirta heikki.terasvirta@gmail.com +358 400 752 171
Lars Ekholm lars.squash@gmail.com +358 40 157 0553

Entry form

Click on the entry form to download a copy in xlsx-format