Massachusetts Junior Championships Junior Gold

Tournament Dates: 01/03/2014 - 01/05/2014

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Groton School
Farmers Row
Groton, MA 01450
Facility Phone: 978-448-3362
Contact (click name to email): Thomas Poor:
Contact Phone: (617) 851-0722



January 2, 2014

Massachusetts Junior Championships - no ranking penalty for withdrawal

Players and Parents:
    Following a discussion with US Squash, the result below:
    "We have discussed this in the office and with the Tournament Director, and due to the severity of the storm and our concern for the safety of all players, there will be no rankings penalty assigned to a withdrawal from the Massachusetts Junior Championships."
    If you plan/have to withdraw, please let me know immediately. There are several players on the Wait List who are wiling to enter on short notice.




January 2, 2014

Massachusetts Junior Championships - Notes to Players

Players, Parents and Coaches: 
    They're even talking about sun on Friday afternoon! 
    Please review the notes below for further details on the week-end. 
                          Tom Poor, for the Mass Squash Junior Committee


Massachusetts Junior Championships @ Groton

January 3-5, 2014


The Massachusetts Junior Championships is traditionally the largest event on the Mass Jr. Squash schedule. This tournament, like so many junior tournaments, has grown tremendously. Our inaugural tournament at Groton School in 2009 had 173 entrants playing 352 matches. This year, 200 juniors will be playing 500 matches in less than 48 hours! We have players coming from all over the country and Canada which should make for an exciting tournament. Below are a few details for the weekend:


Directions: Use: For your GPS, use: 282 Farmers Row, Groton, Mass. When you reach the school, go to the “Athletics” entrance. The Athletic Center is straight ahead. 


Registration: Begins at 3:30 PM Friday in the foyer of the Athletic Center located straight ahead as you enter. Please try to register 30 minutes before your first match as previous matches may be finished sooner than scheduled. There is no need to register again after your first match.


Draws and Play: Draws will be posted and updated on easels in the foyer. When a match is finished, leave the ball on the court. The winner brings the score sheet back to the Registration

Desk and receives the score sheet for the next match on the same court. Both players, winner and loser, are responsible for refereeing the next match, even if it does not follow immediately.


Monrad draws: We are using Monrad draws which a) give everyone more play and b) end in an exact Finishing Position. These Monrads have been modified to provide first round losers the chance to finish 9th instead of 17th, the same as a feed-in consolation. Be sure to check the draw for your next match time and court. Be there 15 minutes early. Remember that each player has a minimum of three matches so check the draws carefully.


Warm-up: Should be 5 minutes of alternating shots back and forth. No solo warm-ups along your own side wall. Why is this so hard for juniors to do?


Referees: As mentioned, the winner and loser referee the next match. Parents and others should not interfere in any way with the referee. If there’s a problem, find one of the tournament officials with a badge. Also, please be willing to help referee if needed, even if it’s not your scheduled match to referee. There may be some instances where very young players are scheduled to referee older players. We’ll try to anticipate those, but please see an official if there’s a problem. Referees are expected to concentrate and do the best job possible, exactly as you would wish those refereeing your match to do – that means no iPods, smart phones or any other distractions.


Traffic: Please do not walk behind the courts while a point is being played. Movement is bothersome to the players and obstructs the referee’s view. There is ample space behind the courts for parents, coaches and guests to watch.


Amenities: There are restrooms and locker rooms for players, parents, coaches and other guests on the main floor. Signs will direct and identify the proper locker rooms. Bring your own towel. Water fountains are located at the squash courts. If you bring a drink, please dispose of it properly after use. Bring a change of clothes and warm-up suit to stay warm between matches and spectating.


Medical: An ice machine is available on the main level near the locker rooms. We will have a small amount of other medical supplies available.


Belongings: Please be sure to have your name on your belongings and keep them near you. It’s amazing how much extra equipment and clothing we have that’s left behind at the end of each tournament.


Food: Dinner on Friday will arrive around 6:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday light breakfast will be available from 8:00 AM. Lunch will be available on Saturday from around 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. All food will be served in the main entrance area and is not to be brought into the squash courts. There won’t be drinks so please bring your water bottles, energy drinks, etc. with you. Please be sure to throw all trash in trash cans and leave the area spotless.


Shirts: Tournament shirts for all players will be given out at registration. Due to the large number of entrants, we may be short. If you don’t get a shirt, or you need a size that’s not available, let me know and we’ll include it in the supplemental order and mail it to you.


Parking: Parking is available in the front of the Athletic Center and along the side.  If these areas are full, head back out of the lot, take your first right and park on the driveway that goes around the big circle that is the center of campus.


Telephone: If you need to reach me during the tournament, my cell is: 617-851-0722. I will not be checking e-mail, so if something comes up, call me.


Parents and Coaches: On occasion we may need help at the desk or in refereeing. If you’re willing to help at times when your son/daughter/charge is not playing, please let me know by e-mail or at the tournament.


Finally, we are guests of Groton School. Please be courteous, neat and leave the facility in better shape than we found it.


                      Many thanks,

              Tom Poor, for the Mass Squash Junior Committee 


January 1, 2014

Start Times


   Things are moving onwards - start times below:

Abbott,Lyric K. Sat   8:00 AM
Abbott,McLeod Fri   5:25 PM
Ackerman,Alex Fri   4:55 PM
Ackerman,Ellie Sat   8:00 AM
Ackerman,Peter Fri   4:55 PM
Aktar,Simon Fri   4:25 PM
Anderson,Reg Fri   5:25 PM
Anwar,Junnat K. Fri   4:25 PM
Anwar,Qirrat Sat   8:00 AM
Aube,Andrew H. Fri   4:00 PM
Aube,Claire E. Fri   7:35 PM
Aube,William (mac) Fri   4:00 PM
Awan,Salik Fri   5:25 PM
Baldini,Christopher J. Sat   8:20 AM
Baldwin,Caroline C. Fri   7:10 PM
Bardorf,Maya R. Sat   8:00 AM
Barnes,Madeline Fri   4:55 PM
Barr,Hadley Fri   7:10 PM
Bassil,Gabriel E Fri   6:35 PM
Bassil,Jacob Fri   5:25 PM
Bell,Charlotte E. Sat   8:00 AM
Bell,Jack Fri   5:25 PM
Berk,Daniel E. Fri   4:00 PM
Blasberg,Anne Fri   7:35 PM
Blasberg,Charlie Fri   6:00 PM
Bokhari,Maya J. Sat   8:00 AM
Brown,Scott J. Fri   6:35 PM
Brownell,Jesse S. Sat   8:00 AM
Brownell,Rebecca Fri   9:10 PM
Brownell,Timmy Fri   9:45 PM
Bubrosky,Grayson P. Fri   6:35 PM
Bubrosky,Killian Fri   6:35 PM
Bull,Katie Fri   4:25 PM
Burton,Cameron Fri   5:25 PM
Burton,Grady Fri   4:55 PM
Camiener,Hugh Fri  7:10 PM
Chai,Madeleine P. Fri   4:25 PM
Chai,Samantha Fri   9:10 PM
Chaturvedi,Arjun Fri   6:35 PM
Chugh,Mira Fri   4:25 PM
Chugh,Tara Sat   8:00 AM
Clayton,Taylor B. Fri   4:00 PM
Cohen,Alexander R. Fri   6:00 PM
Conigliaro,Douglas A. Fri  7:10 PM
Conner,Sarah R. Fri   4:25 PM
Conza,Adrienne Fri   4:55 PM
Cowhey,Brian M. Fri   5:25 PM
Cragg,Thomas W. Fri   6:35 PM
Crowe,Emma T. Fri   4:25 PM
Culhane,Henry Fri   4:00 PM
Cummings,Nicholas Fri   8:05 PM
Curtis,Samuel W. Fri   5:25 PM
Das,Neel Fri   5:25 PM
Das,Zahin S. Fri   6:35 PM
Davey,Jillian Fri   9:10 PM
DiCara,Flora Fri   4:25 PM
Dowling,Ideal Fri   7:10 PM
Doyle,M. Grace Fri   4:25 PM
Dukarm,Matthew Fri   8:05 PM
Eagan,Kyle H. Fri   5:25 PM
Ferzoco,Nicole Fri   4:55 PM
Flynn,Liam P. Fri   4:00 PM
Fox,Bunny K. Fri   7:10 PM
Freed,Samuel Fri   4:00 PM
Friedman,Nicole T. Fri   9:45 PM
Gabrieli,Lilla B. Fri   4:55 PM
Ganti,Manjari Fri   9:10 PM
George,Ishaan Fri   4:55 PM
Gilbert-Bono,Blake A Fri   5:25 PM
Goel,Palak Fri   5:25 PM
Goel,Purvi Fri   7:35 PM
Gozigian,Ellie Fri   4:25 PM
Gozigian,Graham Fri   9:45 PM
Grace,Ryan E. Fri   4:00 PM
Hitt,Ben Fri   4:00 PM
Hitt,Sam Fri   5:25 PM
Hoar,Madeleine Fri   6:00 PM
Hogan,Caroline M. Fri   6:00 PM
Huffman,Tate Fri   5:25 PM
Jafry,Alexander Fri   4:55 PM
Jafry,Zarena S. Fri   4:25 PM
Jahrling,Caroline Fri   6:00 PM
Jones,Natasha E. Fri   7:10 PM
Kanwal,Deven S. Fri   8:05 PM
Keating,Kira E. Fri   9:45 PM
Kim,Sebastian Fri   6:35 PM
Kimmel,Caroline Fri   6:00 PM
Kimmel,Catherine Fri   7:10 PM
Koeppel,Cole Fri   8:05 PM
Koeppel,Jacob Fri   6:35 PM
Kurtin,Alexander Fri   5:25 PM
Ladd-Luthringhauser,Olivia Fri   4:25 PM
Lamp,Keith Fri   8:05 PM
Lazor,Alexis K. Fri   4:55 PM
Lazor,Andrew J. Fri   4:00 PM
Lazor,Jack M. Fri   5:25 PM
Lazor,Matthew Fri   8:05 PM
LeBlanc,Abigail Fri   7:10 PM
Leonard,Christina Sat   8:00 AM
Leslie,Ryan Fri   5:25 PM
Liftman,Ross E Fri   5:25 PM
Lin,Phyllis Fri   9:10 PM
Madden,Natalie L. Fri   4:55 PM
Mahalingam-Dhingra,Ananya Fri   9:45 PM
Mannix,Jameson J. Fri   4:00 PM
Manser,Benjamin Fri   9:45 PM
Martin,Henry Fri   8:05 PM
McBrian,William Fri   9:45 PM
McComish,Benni Fri   5:25 PM
McIntyre,Myles Fri  7:10 PM
McLaughlin,Christina Fri   4:55 PM
McQuiston,Caroline Fri   9:10 PM
Mollenkopf,Caroline L. Fri   7:10 PM
Mollenkopf,Kacey Sat   8:00 AM
Montima,Jason Fri   4:55 PM
Mullaney,Devin Fri   9:10 PM
Nagaraj,Kedar Fri  7:10 PM
Nagaraj,Pavan Fri   4:55 PM
Narayanan,Hari Fri   4:00 PM
Neal,Dylan H. Fri   5:25 PM
Neave,Caroline Q. Fri   7:35 PM
Nice,Hannah Fri   9:10 PM
Nicholson,Anna P. Fri   4:55 PM
Novick,Maxwell Fri   6:35 PM
Obrien,Maeve L. Fri   7:10 PM
Odegard,Celine M. Sat   8:00 AM
O'Dowd,Colin M. Fri   5:25 PM
Paglione,Elizabeth S. Fri   4:25 PM
Paolella,James H.W. Fri   5:25 PM
Park,Allen Fri   4:25 PM
Parkhurst,Henry C. Fri   5:25 PM
Patricolo,Alex Fri   5:25 PM
Pellegrino,Caroline Sat   8:00 AM
Perkins,Caldwell M. Fri   6:00 PM
Phillimore,Robert W. Fri   6:35 PM
Pincus,David Fri   5:25 PM
Poddar,Megha N. Fri   6:00 PM
Poirier,Hudson Fri   4:00 PM
Powers, Jessica Fri   4:25 PM
Powers,Nicole Fri   6:00 PM
Premutico,Nina M. Fri   4:25 PM
Prockop,Molly S Fri   4:55 PM
Quigley,Ruslan P. Fri   4:00 PM
Quinn,Kevin Fri   5:25 PM
Rabner,Jake H. Fri   4:00 PM
Rabner,Jesse B. Fri   4:25 PM
Ram,Rajiv Fri   5:25 PM
Raskin Lantos,Joey M. Fri   4:00 PM
Rho,Jackson Fri   4:25 PM
Rizzuto,Carly F. Fri   7:35 PM
Roberts,Emma Fri   9:10 PM
Robertson,Hollis Fri   4:00 PM
Rohrbach,John C. Fri   9:45 PM
Rohrbach,Robert C. Fri   9:45 PM
Rosenzweig,Benjamin Fri   6:35 PM
Rubin,David C. Fri   8:05 PM
Rubinoff,Jackson Fri   5:25 PM
Sarkar,Avik Fri   4:55 PM
Selby,Jackson Fri   4:00 PM
Shuck,Carl W. Fri   5:25 PM
Smith,Claude K Fri   5:25 PM
Solecki,A.J. Fri   8:05 PM
Solecki,Ariana Sat   8:00 AM
Soloway,Sydney A. Fri   7:10 PM
Sondhi,Callum Fri   5:25 PM
Spahr,Caroline Fri   7:35 PM
Spahr,Carson Fri   9:45 PM
Stefanoni,Lucie M. Sat   8:00 AM
Stefanoni,Marina E. Fri   7:10 PM
Stoltz,Conner Fri   6:35 PM
Stoltz,McKenna Sat   8:00 AM
Stoltz,Molly B. Sat   8:00 AM
Struzenski,Nicholas A. Fri   6:00 PM
Stuparich Nouel,Paola Fri   4:25 PM
Styles,Mark Fri   6:00 PM
Supattapone,Emma Sat   8:00 AM
Supattapone,Sam Y. Fri   8:05 PM
Swann,Melissa Fri   4:25 PM
Uhl,Clark Fri   5:25 PM
Uhl,Thornton Fri   6:00 PM
Walsh,Kendall Sat   8:00 AM
Walsh,Michelle L. Fri   4:55 PM
Walsh,Parker S. Fri  7:10 PM
Ward,Julia H. Fri   4:25 PM
Watson,James B. Fri   9:45 PM
Weber,Ainsley T. Fri   4:25 PM
Weber,Darcy E. Sat   8:00 AM
Weissman,Andrew V. Fri   6:35 PM
Wiegand,Max S. Fri   5:25 PM
Willwerth,Andrew Fri   4:00 PM
Willwerth,Sarah Fri   7:35 PM
Winston,Thomas Fri   4:00 PM
Wolpow,Thomas S. Fri   5:25 PM
Woodward,Harbour Sat   8:00 AM
Woodward,Willow A. Sat   8:00 AM
Woodworth,Emily C. Fri   6:00 PM
Worth,Tiber M. Fri   8:05 PM
Zhang,Sarah Fri   6:00 PM



January 1, 2014

Mass Junior Championships - weather (2)

Players & Parents:
    The latest reports on the upcoming weather in the Boston area is for the snow to be heaviest on Thursday night and tapering off by mid day on Friday - of course, forecasts can be off somewhat.
    However, with this latest information in mind, we believe the best course of action is to delay the start on Friday by two hours. I'll incorporate this change in the Start Times sent out later today. That means matches will start at 4 instead of 2, and we'll end at 9:30 PM instead of 7:30 PM.
    A question has been asked about foregoing any penalty if a withdrawal is due to weather. I don't know how US Squash would react in this case, but in every instance I've encountered they've stuck to their rules regardless to avoid any hint of subjective judgment.
    We will have dinner served on Friday evening beginning at 6:00 PM!
                         Tom Poor, for the Mass Squash Junior Committee


December 31, 2013

Mass Junior Championships - weather

Parents & Players:
    The weather forecast for the Groton area is for a significant snowstorm beginning late Wednesday/early Thursday and continuing until Friday morning/early afternoon. At this point, three days away from Friday, the timing is uncertain. The forecast is for light fluffy snow rather than the heavy, wet snow which is harder to clear. However, as such, the accumulation may be in the 6-8 inch area. Saturday is forecasted to be sunny and Sunday in the 40's so are not a problem.
    Certainly, this storm will affect traveling to Groton on Friday. We are keeping a close eye on this storm's development as Friday nears and are considering the following alternatives:
        1) Starting as originally planned at 2:00 PM on Friday,
        2) Moving the starting time later to 4:00 PM which would mean we end around 10:30 PM Friday night instead of 8:30 PM,
        3) Starting Saturday which would mean three matches for many on Saturday and two more on Sunday. It would also push Sunday's end to around 7-8:00 PM,    
        4) Canceling the tournament.
    For the moment, we are staying with #1 above. Please take this storm into account in your travel plans for Friday.  We'll keep you abreast of our plans as Friday approaches.
    I plan to send out start times tonight or tomorrow.
                         Many thanks,
                               Tom Poor, for the Mass Squash Junior Committee 


December 27, 2013

Players & Parents

   Division start times are below. We should be finished by 8:30 PM or so on Friday evening, play all day Saturday and hopefully finish by around 2:00 PM on Sunday. I plan to send out individual start times and draws next Wednesday.

   Let me know of any questions/concerns.

Division Start Times  
GU 11 Sat   8:00 AM
GU 13 Sat   8:00 AM
GU 15 Fri   2:25 PM
GU 17 Fri   2:25 PM
GU 19 Fri   4:00 PM
BU 11 Fri   2:00 PM
BU 13 Fri   2:00 PM
 BU 15 Fri   2:55 PM
BU 17 Fri   3:25 PM
 BU 19 Fri   4:00 PM

                            Tom Poor, for the Mass Squash Junior Comittee

December 18, 2013

 Players & Parents: 

   I'm hopeful that most everyone will still be on vacation through the week-end of the tournament and hence have tentatively planned to start play around noon - 1:00 PM beginning with the younger divisions.  Starting early on Friday will hopefully get everyone finished by 2:00 PM or so on Sunday, allowing more time to return home and/or to school for starting Monday.

   We're planning to use adjusted Monrad draws (similar to a feed-in consolation) where most players will have two matches Friday, two Saturday and one on Sunday. With the above time frame and Groton's twelve courts we hope to have a full week-end of squash.

   Please let me know of any questions/concerns.  

                    Tom Poor, for the Mass Squash Junior Committee



Massachusetts Junior Championships  - Hotel Information (2014)


  «Springhill Suites Marriott – 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA   01434

            Distance from Groton: 5 miles

            Rate: $119 plus taxes

            Block Code: Mass Jr Open Squash

            Phone: 978-772-3030


            Cut-Off Date: December 13, 2013


  «Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common – 59 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA   01434

           Distance from Groton: 5 miles

           Rate: $119 plus taxes

           Block Code: Mass Jr Open Squash

           Phone: 978-772-0600 

Online:  (use code MAJR)

           Cut-Off Date: December 13, 2013


«Radisson Hotel & Suites – 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA   01824

           Distance from Groton: 15 miles

           Rate: $79 plus taxes, Deluxe

                     $95 plus taxes, Studio suite     

           Block Code: Squash

           Phone: 978-256-0800V


           Cut-Off Date: December 20, 2013


«Hampton Inn Nashua – 407 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH   03063

           Distance from Groton: 17 miles

           Rate: $89 plus taxes, double queen rooms

           Block: MJS

           Phone: 603-883-5333


           Cut-Off Date: December 13, 2013


Cut List Now Available!

Please blick below to see the order of the Waitlist.

Massachusetts Junior Championships Waitlist Order

NOTE: In divisions that have players waitlisted, the 30 highest ranked players have gained entry into the event.  The remaining 2 players to gain entry into the event will be notified by 6:00pm EST on Friday, December 19, 2013.  This is to allow a grace period for any potential registration errors.


Entry Information:

Regular Tournament Entry is until 12/18/13 (12:00pm, NOON EST) at $100* per player.
Late Tournament Entry is after 12/18/13 (12:00pm, NOON EST) at $125* per player.


*Includes a $10 non-refundable online processing charge per entrant.


·         No refunds will be available for players who withdraw from the main draw after the Regular Tournament Entry deadline.


·         If a player does not make it into a division based on his or her ranking, he or she may participate in an older age division if space still remains after the release of the cut list in accordance with the Locked Division and Draw Policies in the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.   


·         All players must be current U.S. Squash members.


·         Players may only enter one division.


All entries after the Regular Tournament Entry Deadline are late entries and will be handled according to the Late Entry and Waitlist Guidelines outlined below. 


Late Entry and Waitlist Guidelines:


Players that sign up after the regular entry deadline will only be moved to the main draw in accordance with the policies laid out in the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.


After seeding and player start times are released, players will only be moved from the waitlist to the main draw in accordance with the policies laid out in the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.


How to Withdraw or Change Divisions in a Gold, JCT, or National Championship Tournament

If a player wants to either withdraw from a tournament or request to change divisions, follow the directions outlined below:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Go to the “tournaments” tab on your player profile.
  3. Click on “Withdraw/Change Division” next to the tournament you would like either withdraw from or request a division change.
  4. Select “Request Change Division” or “Request Withdraw/Refund”
    - If selecting “Request Change Division,” select the division you would like to change to and click “Submit.”
    - If selecting “Request Withdraw/Refund” read all US Squash policies and check the “Yes, I wish to withdraw” box and click “Submit.”
    - Once you submit your request, you will receive an email that states that your request has been sent to the Tournament Director.  If you have not received an email indicating that your request has been processed within 48 hours, please follow up with the tournament director.

You can read all of the Withdraw and Change Division Policies by clicking here.




All U.S. Squash Accredited tournaments will abide by the policies outlined here.

Tournament Seeding will be based off of the ranking run that occurred on the Tuesday 1.5 weeks before the start of the tournament.   Players will be seeded in accordance with the Seeding Guidelines outlined in the
Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.


This tournament is accredited by U.S. Squash.


Miscellaneous Explanations:


Cut List:
All age divisions are to be open to the highest ranked 32 players who enter per division.  If less than 32 players enter per division, any level player will be accepted.   If there are more than 32 players in any division, players will be placed on a wait list based on their ranking and will only be granted entry if a playing spot opens up.

NOTE: In divisions that have players’ waitlisted, the 30 highest ranked players have gained entry into the tournament.  The remaining 2 players to gain entry into the event will be notified by within 48 hours of the release of the Cut List.  This is to allow a grace period for any potential registration errors.


Division Start Times:
This will indicate the earliest possible match a player can expect to play within their Division.   These will be released in accordance with the
Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.


Player Start Times: 
This is the assigned match time for a player’s first match.   Player Start Times will be released in accordance with the
Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.


Draw Size Locking Deadline:

This is that date after which draws will no longer increase in size.   Draw Sizes will lock in accordance with the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.