QMSA Players Code of Conduct

By entering QMSA sanctioned tournaments, either electronically or otherwise, you agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct.

QMSA Players Code of Conduct
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Queensland Masters Squash Association Inc. (QMSA)
Players Code of Conduct

By entering QMSA Masters Tournaments, either electronically or otherwise, it will be understood that all competitors have agreed to adhere to this Code of Conduct.

  • All matches to be played under the WSF Rules of Squash and in the true Spirit of Masters Squash (read at www.qmsa.asn.au)
  • Treat all participants in your sport with the respect with which you would like to be treated
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants and volunteers regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Inappropriate verbal remarks to your opponent, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable behaviours
  • Refrain from arguing with the Referee’s calls. Under the WSF Rules of Squash, you are entitled to appeal on the Marker’s call of out, not up, down etc. You have no appeal to the Referees decision. If the Referee chooses to give you a brief reasoning, that is their choice. This does not entitle you to a debate or dissent to their decision
  • Dissent and verbal abuse of Markers and/or Referee will be dealt with under Rule 17 which reads “If the Referee considers that the behaviour of a player on court could be intimidating or offensive to an opponent, official or spectator, or could in any other way bring the game into disrepute, the player shall be penalised with a choice of these calls, dependent on the offence of the offending player: Warning – Stroke to Opponent – Game to Opponent – Match to Opponent
  • Both players agree to act as either Marker or Referee for the match following their own match (unless otherwise arranged by the Tournament Director)
  • Inappropriate behaviour which is unbecoming of the Spirit of Masters and this Code of Conduct may result in the offending player being given a suspension period from Tournaments
  • Repeated inappropriate behaviour and infringements of this Code of Conduct may result in the offending player’s entry being refused.

Version 1 – 10.05.2021