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Masters Inter County Championships

The Inter County Championships is the largest competition that we run with more than 2,000 players representing their counties in 22 categories throughout the season across senior, masters and junior categories. Dependent upon which category, there can be multiple divisions, from Premier to Division 2. The Masters Championships provide competitive opportunities for players beyond club level in a team environment, and the opportunity to represent their county.

Contact masters.intercounty@englandsquash.com



Competitions Hosting

Stage 1 of this years competition will be hosted by counties. Counties will be split into groups and a hosting county will be assigned to each group. Counties will only be required to host a maximum of 1 group across all divisions.

Stage 2 of this years competition will see finalists compete in a central location organised by England Squash. All remaining promotion and relegation groups will be split into groups and a hosting county will be assigned to each group.

Competitions Format

  • Stage 1:
    • Based on the number of entries received for each age group, teams have been split into groups with group winners and certain best runners up (depending on the category) going through to the finals weekend.
    • Each group will be assigned a hosting county who is responsible for hosting the matches in that group.
  • Finals:
    • England Squash will host a finals weekend for the group winners from Stage 1
    • All remaining groups will play-off. Hosting counties will be assigned.
  • Teams are made up of five players, except the Men’s Over 65 and the Women's Over 40 and 50 divisions which consist of three players
  • Players must be within the age category up to and including the date of the finals for their age group
  • In line with England Squash Masters events, all age groups will play PAR to 11

Competition Management

  • The Championships are run by England Squash centrally.
  • Counties are responsible for entering teams and for the selection of players for teams.
  • All players must be valid England Squash members in order to participate in the Championships.

2021-22 Season Information and FAQ's

2021-22 Information

Following an extensive review process which included consultation with County players & managers, the England Squash Masters committee and a Masters Inter County review group, the format for the 2021-22 season has changed.

For the upcoming season we will be running the following age categories: Men's Over 35s, 45s, 55s and 65s. Women's Over 40's and 50's.

For further details of this seasons changes and the review process please view our Masters Inter County review paper via the link below.

Master's Inter County Review


2021-22 Notes and FAQ's

  • There are no requirement for the hosts teams to provide food for players or teams, but there should be an option at clubs for players to purchase food.
  • Host counties are responsible for covering court costs in the first round as per Masters Inter County review.
  • 3 team groups are normally played on the same day with timings of 10:00am, 14:00pm, 17:00pm.
  • Please see below for an example of a way to schedule the matches:
  • In groups of 4, we suggest teams play 2 matches on the Saturday and 1 on the Sunday morning. The timings are down to the host to arrange in agreement with the other captains but as a guide, we suggest teams play the first two matches at 10am and 4pm on the Saturday and 10am on the Sunday.
  • The below is an example way to schedule the matches:
Round 1: 10:00am Saturday Teams 2 v 3 & 1 v 4
Round 2: 16:00pm Saturday Teams 1 v 2 & 3 v 4
Round 3: 10:00am Sunday Teams 1 v 3 & 2 v 4




Finals and Stage 2 Information (30th April and 1st May 2022)

All finals groups are to be played across Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club, 716 Ecclesall Road, S11 8TA and Fulwood Sports Club, Chorley Road, S10 3RL over the weekend of 30th April – 1st May 2022.

Finals (30th April - 1st May 2022)

  • Men’s draws are 8 team monrad, Women’s are round robin groups of 4, meaning 3 matches for each team over the weekend (2 Saturday, 1 Sunday).
  • The draws and schedule can be found here and will be added on Leaguemaster. Please use the google spreadsheet as the source of truth for timings and court numbers.
  • Both Hallamshire and Fulwood will be used on Saturday and with just Hallamshire on Sunday
  • It will be an action packed weekend, with positions being played out, there are a large number of matches resulting in a busy schedule so please be ready to play each match on time and sign in at the tournament desk before your first match each day. There will be some England Squash referees present (numbers TBC) but for the courts that aren’t covered we ask that teams referee amongst themselves and deliver all scoresheets to the tournament desk once all matches are finished.
  • Presentations will take place after the last match- please stay if you win!

Stage 2 (30th April - 1st May 2022)

  • Due to the large number of withdrawals prior to stage 1, the planned format for most age groups in stage 2 has had to be altered.
  • The groups and allocated host can be found on Leaguemaster and on the google spreadsheet.
  • For Stage 2 venue hosts please add in the address of the host club so that balls can be sent out.
  • As per stage 1, prior to the weekend, could all teams make sure players are nominated and valid (current ES membership) on Leaguemaster.


Stage 1 Details (5th-6th March 2022)

  • The groupings are now available on Leaguemaster here. All players wishing to participate must be current ES members and be nominated on Leaguemaster by each county in order to be able to play.
  • All groups and host counties have been drawn at random. Host counties for each group are asked to arrange a suitable venue and schedule as well as input the results into leaguemaster over the weekend.
  • The format for stage 1 and subsequent stage 2/ finals is in the table below. In the instance of best runners up going through to the finals group, the process used to work this out will be the best difference between games for and games against over the matches played.

Men O35

Men O45

Men O55

Men O65

Women O40

Women O50

Stage 1

5 groups of 4

Stage 1

5 groups of 4, 1 group of 3

Stage 1

4 groups of 4, 2 groups of 3

Stage 1

2 groups of 4, 3 groups of 3

Stage 1

2 groups of 3, 1 group of 4

Stage 1

2 groups of 3, 1 group of 4

Stage 2-

Finals (central venue)

5 group winners + 3 best runners up

Play Offs (host venue)

3 groups of 4

Stage 2 / Finals

Finals (central venue)

6 group winners + 2 best runners up

Play Offs (host venue)

5 groups of 3

Stage 2 / Finals

Finals (central venue)

6 group winners + 2 best runners up

Play Offs (host venue)

2 groups of 3, 2 groups of 4

Stage 2 / Finals

Finals (central venue)

5 group winners + 3 best runners up

Play Offs (host venue)

3 groups of 3

Stage 2 / Finals

Finals (central venue)

3 group winners + best runner up

Play Offs (host venue)

2 groups of 3

Stage 2 / Finals

Finals (central venue)

3 group winners + best runner up

Play Offs (host venue)

2 groups of 3