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30/04/2019
 European Team Championship

 European Team Championship 2019
01 - 04 May
Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, UK

Men's Results

Final:
[2] ENGLAND bt [3] SPAIN 3/1
Declan James lost to Borja Golan 13-11, 11-9, 7-11, 6-11, 2-11 (78m)
James Willstrop bt Iker Pajares Bernabeu 11-8, 11-4, 11-9 (45m)
Daryl Selby bt Bernat Jaume 10-12, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6 (69m)
Tom Richards bt Edmon Lopez 11-9 ret.

3rd place play-off:
[5] SCOTLAND bt [1] FRANCE 3/0
Greg Lobban bt Gregoire Marche 11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-6 (77m)
Alan Clyne bt Lucas Serme 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 (62m)
Rory Stewart bt Victor Crouin 11-2, 11-1, 6-11, 15-13 (49m)
Angus Gillams v Baptiste Masotti (match withdrawn)

5th place play-off:
[6] WALES bt [4] GERMANY 4/0
Joel Makin bt Valentin Rapp 11-7, 11-2, 11-4 (31m)
Peter Creed bt Yannik Omlor 11-6, 11-13, 11-9, 11-5 (58m)
Owain Taylor bt Lucas Wirths 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-9 (57m)
Emyr Evans bt Rudi Rohrmuller 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 (54m)

7th place play-off:
[7] SWITZERLAND bt [8] HUNGARY 3/1
Nicolas Müller bt Farkas Balazs 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 (46m)
Dimitri Steinmann bt Benedek Sebök 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 (27m)
Yannick Wilhelmi bt Dávid Boros 11-6, 12-10, 11-2 (36m)
Cédric Kuchen lost to Peter Hoffman 11-8, 10-12, 5-11, 11-6, 11-13 (74m)


Men's Semis:
[1] France 2-2 [3] Spain (7-9)
Gregoire Marche 3-1 Borja Golan 11-7, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6 (67m)
Victor Crouin 2-3 Edmon Lopez 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 1-11 (65m)
Benjamin Aubert 0-3 Bernat Jaume 7-11, 8-11, 7-11 (36m)
Lucas Serme 2-2 Iker Pajares 11-7, 8-11, 12-10, 10-12 n/p (104m)

[2] England 3-0 [5] Scotland
Declan James 3-1 Greg Lobban 9-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-8 (57)
Tom Richards 3-0 Angus Gillams 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 (30m)
Daryl Selby 2-0 Rory Stewart 11-8, 13-11 (40m)
James Willstrop v Alan Clyne

Qualifying rounds - Pool A:
[5] SCOTLAND bt [4] GERMANY 3/1
Alan Clyne bt Valentin Rapp 11-6, 11-5, 11-9
Greg Lobban lost to Simon Rösner 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 9-11
Rory Stewart bt Rudi Rohrmuller 11-6, 10-12, 12-10, 15-13
Angus Gillams bt Yannik Omlor 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 11-4 (54m)

[1] FRANCE bt [8] HUNGARY 4/0
Lucas Serme bt Benedek Sebök 11-3, 11-5, 11-1 (18m)
Gregoire Marche bt Farkas Balazs 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 (33m)
Benjamin Aubert bt Daniel Cseffalvay 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 (14m)
Baptiste Masotti bt Dávid Boros 11-3, 11-6, 11-7 (21m)

[1] FRANCE drew with [5] SCOTLAND 2/2
Lucas Serme lost to Alan Clyne 7-11, 11-13, 4-11 (49m)
Gregoire Marche bt Greg Lobban 11-4, 11-8, 11-8 (39m)
Benjamin Aubert bt Stuart George 11-5, 11-5, 13-11 (41m)
Baptiste Masotti lost to Rory Stewart 14-12, 11-4, 9-11, 6-11, 6-11 (56m)

[4] GERMANY bt [8] HUNGARY 3/1
Valentin Rapp lost to Mark Krajcsak 5-11, 11-8, 11-7, 3-11, 11-13 (61m)
Simon Rösner bt Farkas Balazs 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7 (44m)
Lucas Wirths bt Peter Hoffman 11-9, 11-3, 11-3 (25m)
Rudi Rohrmuller bt Benedek Sebök 11-4, 11-5, 11-0 (20m)

[1] FRANCE v [4] GERMANY
[5] SCOTLAND v [8] HUNGARY


Pool B:
[2] ENGLAND bt [7] SWITZERLAND 4/0
Tom Richards bt Robin Gadola 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 (26m)
James Willstrop bt Dimitri Steinmann 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 (23m)
Adrian Waller bt Yannick Wilhelmi 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (26m)
Daryl Selby bt Cédric Kuchen 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 (31m)

[3] SPAIN bt [6] WALES 3/1
Iker Pajares Bernabeu bt Peter Creed 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (36m)
Borja Golan lost to Joel Makin 4-11, 5-11, 5-11 (26m)
Bernat Jaume bt Elliott Morris Devred 11-6, 11-6, 11-6 (35m)
Edmon Lopez bt Emyr Evans 11-4, 14-12, 13-11 (41m)

[2] ENGLAND bt [6] WALES 3/1
James Willstrop bt Emyr Evans 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (21m)
Declan James lost to Joel Makin 7-11, 4-11, 6-11 (38m)
Adrian Waller bt Elliott Morris Devred 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 (24m)
Tom Richards bt Owain Taylor 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 (26m)

[3] SPAIN bt [7] SWITZERLAND 4/0
Iker Pajares Bernabeu bt Dimitri Steinmann 11-6, 11-8, 11-4 (40m)
Borja Golan bt Nicolas Müller 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8 (100m)
Carlos Cornes bt Robin Gadola 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (41m)
Edmon Lopez bt Reiko Peter 11-3, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 (29m)

[2] ENGLAND v [3] SPAIN
[6] WALES v [7] SWITZERLAND


Women's Results

Final:
[2] FRANCE bt [1] ENGLAND 2/1
Camille Serme bt Sarah-Jane Perry 14-12, 4-11, 12-10, 11-9 (57m)
Coline Aumard lost to Laura Massaro 7-11, 11-4, 4-11, 9-11 (54m)
Melissa Alves bt Victoria Lust 11-1, 11-3, 8-11, 11-9 (37m)

3rd place play-off:
[3] BELGIUM bt [8] SCOTLAND 2/0
Nele Gilis bt Lisa Aitken 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (28m)
Tinne Gilis bt Alison Thomson 11-1, 11-5, 11-5 (28m)
Loreline Pira v Georgia Adderley (match withdrawn)

5th place play-off:
[5] WALES bt [4] NETHERLANDS w/o

7th place play-off:
[6] SWITZERLAND bt [7] SPAIN w/o

Womens Semis
[1] England 2-0 [3] Belgium
Victoria Lust 3-0 Yara Delagrance 11-7, 11-9, 11-1 (19m)
Sarah-Jane Perry 3-1 Nele Gilis 11-13, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (43m)
Laura Massaro 2-1 Tinne Gilis 8-11, 11-9, 12-10 (46m)

[2] France 2-1 [8] Scotland
Melissa Alves 2-3 Georgina Adderley 7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-2, 11-13 (50m)
Camille Serme 3-0 Lisa Aitken 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)
Coline Aumard 3-0 Alison Tomson 11-7, 11-5, 11-1 (29m)

Qualifying rounds - Pool A:
[1] ENGLAND bt [8] SCOTLAND 3/0
Laura Massaro bt Alison Thomson 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (28m)
Millie Tomlinson bt Katriona Allen 11-2, 11-5, 11-1 (17m)
Victoria Lust bt Georgia Adderley 11-5, 11-5, 11-4

[4] NETHERLANDS bt [5] WALES 2/1
Milou van der Heijden lost to Tesni Evans 7-11, 4-11, 6-11 (26m)
Tessa ter Sluis bt Stacey Gooding 3-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-6 (31m)
Natalie Grinham bt Elin Harlow 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (24m)

[1] ENGLAND bt [5] WALES 2/1
Sarah-Jane Perry lost to Tesni Evans 9-11, 2-11, 10-12 (30m)
Millie Tomlinson bt Lowri Roberts 11-6, 11-3, 11-6 (19m)
Victoria Lust bt Elin Harlow 11-1, 11-6, 11-9 (18m)

[8] SCOTLAND bt [4] NETHERLANDS 2/1
Lisa Aitken bt Milou van der Heijden 9-11, 14-12, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 (63m)
Georgia Adderley bt Tessa ter Sluis 11-8, 13-11, 10-12, 11-9 (37m)
Alison Thomson lost to Natalie Grinham 8-11, 5-11, 11-7, 7-11 (41m)

[1] ENGLAND v [4] NETHERLANDS
[5] WALES v [8] SCOTLAND


Pool B:
[2] FRANCE bt [7] SPAIN 3/0
Coline Aumard bt Sofía Mateos 11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (16m)
Enora Villard bt Noa Romero Blazquez 12-10, 11-8, 11-1 (25m)
Melissa Alves bt Marta Dominguez Fernandez 11-4, 11-2, 11-3 (14m)

[3] BELGIUM bt [6] SWITZERLAND 2/1
Nele Gilis bt Cindy Merlo 11-4, 11-6, 5-11, 11-7 (29m)
Loreline Pira lost to Ambre Allinckx 8-11, 1-11, 6-11 (21m)
Tinne Gilis bt Nadia Pfister 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (24m)

[2] FRANCE bt [6] SWITZERLAND 3/0
Camille Serme bt Cindy Merlo 11-9, 11-6, 4-11, 11-4 (30m)
Melissa Alves bt Celine Walser 16-14, 11-2, 11-4 (22m)
Coline Aumard bt Nadia Pfister 11-5, 11-5, 11-3 (21m)

[3] BELGIUM bt [7] SPAIN 2/1
Nele Gilis bt Cristina Gomez 12-10, 11-1, 11-8 (28m)
Loreline Pira lost to Noa Romero Blazquez 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 5-11 (32m)
Tinne Gilis bt Sofía Mateos 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 (21m)

[2] FRANCE v [3] BELGIUM
[6] SWITZERLAND v [7] SPAIN

Tears of joy on a tension-filled
Finals Day


A dramatic final day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham witnessed a remarkable victory by France's women's team while England regained the men's trophy.

England were hot favourites for the women's title, having beaten France in the last five finals and won the title on all but one occasion in the event's 41-year history. Their sole defeat came in the 2010 semi-final to - and in - France, where the Netherlands went on to win the final.

Camille Serme put France ahead as she beat Sarah-Jane Perry in four games but Laura Massaro also won in four against Coline Aumard to take the match to a decider. Melissa Alves came flying out of the block, taking the first two games 11-1, 11-3 against England's much higher ranked Victoria Lust.

Lust fought back to take the third, and again from 1-7 down in the fourth to level at 8-all. But it was Alves who took the next two points, and on her second match ball the impossible happened, a front court winner from Alves, a no let for Lust, and to French disbelief and delight they had finally become women's European Team Champions.

"We thought it was possible," said a delighted French manager, Philippe Signoret.

“Melissa can play very well and she was on fire in the first two games. This squad has a great history, I've known them since they were seven, so to see them do this is fantastic for them, and for France. And in England, too!"

Camille Serme was ecstatic: "We've been trying to win this for so long now, it feels great. Thanks to England for pushing us over the years, we're delighted to finally win one."

In the men's final England faced third seed Spain, who had beaten defending champions France in the semis. England had beaten Spain 4-0 in the pool stages, but Spanish number one Borja Golan missed that match and immediately made amends as he beat Declan James in the opening match, James unable to properly compete in the fifth after an injury,

James Willstrop put England level with a straight-games win over yesterday's Spanish hero Iker Pajares. Daryl Selby put England ahead with a five-game win over Bernat Jaume, which left England needing one game from the final match and Spain needing a three-nil win and points countback.

Tom Richards was always ahead against Edmon Lopez, and finished the match as he took the game 11-9, Lopez diving in vain into the back corner.

"I'm really proud to have been able to captain this team to the title," said Captain Selby. "It's been a long time since the event was held at home, so to do it here with the support of the crowd makes it even more special.

"It's been a great event, superbly organised, and we're all grateful for that and the support of the referees, volunteers, ESF, Edgbaston Priory Club and all the England Squash support staff."

The day started with the women's 3rd/4th match which saw Belgium's Nele and Tinne Gilis take them to victory over Scotland for a second Bronze medal in a row.

"Very happy," said Belgian manager Ronnie Vlassacks. "Not only with the Bronze medal, but to see how we're closing the gap to England and France. With Nele and Tinne still so young and having a few years to improve, we hope what they're doing will help us get some more young players to strengthen the depth of the team."

The Scottish men went one better as they beat France in the men's 3rd/4th, after narrowly losing to the former champions in the pool stages.

Elsewhere:

Across the four days over 700 local schoolchildren attended coaching clinics at the glass court venue, and enjoyed watching some of the matches.

Finland's Men return to Division One after a three year absence, led by Olli Tuominen playing in his 22nd ETC in a row. Also promoted were the Czech Republic who beat Finland in the final.

The Finnish women beat Czech Rep to go back to Division One for first time since 2010, before losing to also promoted Germany in the final.

For images from the event click HERE
 
Spain oust defending champions France
to reach first-ever final


The Spanish men's team created history on semi-finals day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, as they sensationally beat defending champions France in a long and dramatic match to reach the final for the first time.

In tomorrow's final they'll play many-time champions England, who beat Spain 4-0 in their pool match and tonight ousted local rivals Scotland in a late-night encounter.

The women's final will be between top seeds England and France, for the sixth year in a row, as they beat Belgium and Scotland in contrasting style.

England's women have only lost once in the 41-year history of the event and extended their winning run against third seeded Belgium as Victoria Lust and Sarah-Jane Perry won the opening two matches. Lust was tested in the first two games by Yara Delagrance before easing through the third, while Perry was taken to four by Nele Gilis - who led 9-7 in two of the games she lost. Laura Massaro won the dead rubber, coming from a game and 8-3 down to beat Tinne Gilis.

France had to come from behind after Scotland's Georgia Adderley battled her way to a 3-2 win over Melissa Alves, recovering from losing the fourth 11-2 to take the decider 13-11 on her fourth match ball.

Camille Serme and Coline Aumard repaired the damage for France with three-nil wins to take them through to a sixth successive final against England.

Spain's astonishing win came after Gregoire Marche had put the French ahead with a tough four-game win against Borja Golan, the 16-time Spanish champion playing his 21st European Team Championships. The rest of the Spanish team are more youthful, and they needed all their energy and determination to complete a stunning comeback.
Current national champion Edmon Lopez fought back from one-two down to beat Victor Crouin, blitzing the decider 11-1, and Bernat Jaume put Spain 2-1 up with a three-nil win over Benjamin Aubert.

This left France's Lucas Serme needing a 3-0 win, while Spain's Iker Pajares needed to take two games. Serme took the lead, Pajares levelled and then had an effective match ball before Serme regained the lead 12-10.

The Spaniard now needed just 6 points in the fourth game to give Spain the win but he did better than that, taking the game 12-10 to put Spain through on games countback after 104 minutes.

"It's unbelievable," said Golan. "In an individual sport, to play for a team in events like this is the best squash has given me. This is a great event every year, but to make the final after so many years, with a group of players like this, I'm so proud."

Spanish manager Jonas Gonerup, who won the European Team Championships title with Sweden in 1982, said:

"Not bad, but they need to go one better to equal me! Seriously, they're such a good team. After losing the first match and Edmon being 1-2 down in the second they fought back so well. After Edmon won, Bernat knew he needed a 3-0 to put us in the driving seat and he did just that. We knew Iker could win, but Lucas played so well but so did Iker.

"It's a great team effort, they were all very strong physically and mentally when it came to the crunch and I'm very proud of what they've achieved tonight."

England won through to their 27th consecutive final with an assured win over Scotland, who were back in the semi-finals after missing out last year. Greg Lobban took the first game against Declan James, but thereafter it was all England as James took the next three, Tom Richards beat Angus Gillams in three - coming from 0-6 in the third - and Daryl Selby took the two games that England needed against Rory Stewart to end a long day at Edgbaston Priory Club.

Finals are at 11.00 and 13.30 tomorrow with the women’s 3rd/4th play-offs at 9am on the glass court.

For images from the event click HERE
 
Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

The second day's play of the 2019 European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham saw all the Division One teams playing their third and final pool matches, with the outcomes determining the line-up of tomorrow's semi-finals.

While Women's and Men's top seeds England and France confirmed their places in the last fours, it was Scotland who stole the show with wins to back up yesterday's upsets to also book both teams into the semi-finals. They'll be joined by third seeds Spain (men) and Belgium (women).

The day opened with England's men taking on Spain. In the opening match Iker Pajares took the game to Declan James, who fought back from losing the opening game and took the third and fourth on extra points. England took the next three matches more comfortably to record their third win and top Pool B at Spain's expense.

In Pool A, Scotland, who had upset Germany then snatched a dramatic draw with top seeds France last night, despatched Hungary 4-0 to confirm their place in the semis.

Meanwhile France fell behind to the Germans as Simon Roesner fought back from a game down to win. Baptiste Masotti, as he did last night against the Scots, let a two game lead slip but this time recovered to take the fifth and put France back on track as they eased through the final two matches to top the group on games countback ahead of Scotland.

"We knew the pool stages would be tough without our top players, so we were ready for that," said French manager Renan Lavigne. "We made it harder for ourselves with yesterday's draw with Scotland but I'm proud of how the boys came back in today's match to finish top of the group."

The semi-final line-up is : 14.00 [1] France v [3] Spain, 17.00 [2] England v [5] Scotland

England's women won their third straight Pool A match, beating the Netherlands three-nil, although Sarah-Jane Perry was taken to four games by Milou van der Heijden in the top string.

Second place would be taken by the winner of Wales and Scotland, and after the first two matches were shared a tense decider ensued. It was Scotland's Georgia Adderley who prevailed, coming from a game down to beat Stacey Gooding for a second successive Scottish seeding upset and a semi-final spot.

"I feel privileged to be able to lead this team out for the semi-finals tomorrow," said Scotland's number one and captain Lisa Aitken, "they all inspire me in different ways. "It's a pity I couldn't win the second match so it went to a decider, but the team did great.

"We're all ecstatic at the moment but we need to just try to hold it in so we can perform tomorrow."

Second seeds France, who have met - and lost to - England in the last five women's finals - also won for a third time, but Belgium came so close to creating a massive upset.

Tinne Gilis - who won the decider in their first two matches - put Belgium ahead, and then elder sister Nele took world #4 Camille Serme to the brink of defeat. Nele had game balls in the first, won the second then had game balls in the third before Camille took that 15-13 before taking the fourth. Melissa Alves wrapped up the match for the French.

The semi-final line-up is: 10.00 [1] England v [3] Belgium, 12.00 [2] France v [8] Scotland

With Scotland creating double upsets on Day 2, the last word goes to Scottish National Coach Paul Bell:

"This is what we're aspiring to do, challenging at the major events and this is the first step. We've come with two young teams and for them both to reach the semis is a tremendous achievement. Hopefully we're setting our stall out for the future.”

For images from the event click HERE
 
Great day for Scotland as top seeds
book semi-final spots

It was a great day for Scotland as the 2019 European Team Championships got under way at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham with their men's and women's teams both causing upsets that put them within reach of unexpected semi-final places.

In Division One, comprising eight teams in two pools with the top two going through to the semis, all the teams played twice today with women's top seeds England and France and men's top seeds France and England both notching up two wins to all but seal their semi-final places - but defending champions France needed to rely on points countback after Scotland's Rory Stewart fought back from two-nil down to force a 2-2 draw.

Top seeds and defending champions France eased to an opening Men's Pool A win 4-0 over Hungary and then had that thrilling draw with the Scots in the second match to secure their last four place. Scotland played 8th seeded Hungary seeking a win that would put them through.

Fifth seeds Scotland first met fourth seeds Germany - missing their injured number two Raphael Kandra - in a crucial opening encounter on the glass court, and emerged 3-1 winners thanks to victories from Alan Clyne, Rory Stewart and Angus Gillams who took the decisive final match in five games, then came that thrilling fightback to thwart France.

Men's Pool B went the way of the top seeds as England beat first Switzerland and then Wales - although Joel Makin made the second seeds work for it as he despatched Declan James in the top string match - and third seeds Spain also won twice setting up a pool decider with England tomorrow.

Women's Pool B followed a similar pattern, with second and third seeds France and Belgium both notching up wins over Spain and Switzerland - Tinne Gilis the Belgian heroine as she won the deciding match in both encounters - and they'll meet tomorrow, effectively to see who avoids hot favourites England in the semis.

The English women didn't have it all their own way in Pool A though, after a 3-0 win over Scotland they found themselves one-nil down to Wales after Tesni Evans beat Sarah-Jane Perry in straight games. They recovered to win, with Millie Tomlinson, late replacement for the injured Alison Waters, winning twice on her European debut.

Scotland went on to shock fourth seeds Netherlands - who had beaten Wales in the opening match - as Lisa Aitken beat Milou van der Heijden 11-9 in the fifth and youngster Georgia Adderley of the better of Tessa ter Sluis in a tense four games.

With England to play the Netherlands and Wales meeting Scotland tomorrow, the semi-final places are still very much up for grabs.

For images from the event click HERE
 

The 2019 European Team Championships
Is Declared Open

Over 200 players representing 22 countries assembled in the arena for the opening ceremony of the 2019 European Team Championships this evening.

Edgbaston Priory Club’s Chairman, David Tucker, extended a warm welcome to the players:

“On behalf of the members and staff AT Edgbaston Priory Club, we look forward to your company in the clubhouse over the next four days and to seeing some close and exciting matches on court.”

Players from each country then carried their flags on to the court to a soundtrack of legends of the Birmingham music scene before the President of the European Squash Federation, Zena Wooldridge, declared the Championships officially open.

Addressing the players, Zena Wooldridge said:

“On behalf of the European Squash Federation, we welcome you to Birmingham and the Edgbaston Priory Club for this the 47th Men’s and the 42nd women’s championships. England last hosted the European Team Championships in 2003 and I am delighted that England Squash backed Edgbaston Priory Club to host this event in 2019.

This Club is one of the most prestigious in the country and as well as having a reputation for delivering excellent tournaments has a fine pedigree in winning titles. The Club hosted the National Club Championships at the weekend with the Club lifting both the women’s and men’s titles.”

Zena went on to extend her thanks to all the Club’s staff, especially Mike Edwards and Mike Harris, volunteers and sponsors for their hard work and support in bringing the event to fruition.

For more images from the opening ceremony click HERE
 

Birmingham will welcome the world’s top squash players from 1st-4th May as Edgbaston Priory Club hosts the prestigious European Team Championships.

WHAT?
In what promises to be an exciting foretaste of the world-class sport on offer at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, 200 players, representing 22 nations will battle it out for the coveted titles on Edgbaston Priory Club’s world-standard courts, including an all-glass show court, custom-built for the event.

The event attracts some of the highest-ranking squash players including World #5 Simon Rösner, World #4 Camille Serme, World #6 Sarah-Jane Perry, World #6Laura Massaro and World #19 James Willstrop.

England’s men’s and women’s teams are tipped for glory with the squad sharing 16 Commonwealth medals between them.

Opening Ceremony, with all countries taking part, will take place at 7.15pm to 8pm on the all glass court.

WHO?
Sarah Jane-Perry – Warwickshire based England No1 and World No 6, Sarah-Jane is looking to lead her team to their ninth consecutive victory.

James Willstrop – Former World No 1 and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist James has been representing his country in this event since 2003.

Simon Rösner– German No.1 and World No.4, a quarter-finalist at the most recent PSA event El Gouna in Egypt.

Camille Serme – French No1 and World No4 and currently in semi-final of the most recent PSA event El Gouna in Egypt.

Joel Makin – Edgbaston Priory Club member, representing Wales. Joel is currently World No15 and recently beat current World No 2, Mohamed Elshorbagy.

WHEN?
1st- 4th May 2019

WHY?
England men’s and women’s teams are tipped for glory with the squad sharing 16 Commonwealth medals between them.

Team England’s men includes Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold medallist James
Willstrop.

Team England’s women’s features four players inside the World’s Top 15 including former World No.1 Laura Massaro.

The Championships will be played on an all-glass court at the Edgbaston Priory Club in an exciting foretaste of what the city will offer at the Commonwealth Games in 2022

Overlooked by the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in favour of break dancing, surfing, climbing and skateboarding, it is the perfect opportunity to ask the world’s top players how they feel about their sport being omitted from the Olympics again.

WHERE?
Edgbaston Priory Club, home of the British Junior Open (Squash) and the Nature Valley Classic (Tennis)

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