PSA Event News
Allam British Open Moved to
August as PSA Issues Updated Calendar for Remainder of 2020-21 Season
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has issued an updated
provisional calendar for the remainder of the 2020-21 PSA World Tour
season which will see the Manchester Open and Allam British Open move
back to June and August, respectively.
The Manchester Open - originally scheduled for April 19-25 - will now go
ahead between June 7-13, while the Allam British Open - which was
planned to take place between June 14-20 - will now be held between
Both events have been moved to later dates in order to ensure that there
is a greater chance of the event being permitted to allow spectators
into the venue as per the UK Government four-step roadmap for the
lifting of restrictions.
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on international travel and
restrictions currently put in place by the UK Government - which was
taken into account in the postponement of the Manchester Open - these
dates remain subject to change.
Meanwhile, the PSA World Championships presented by The Walter Family
will now take place between July 14-22 instead of July 10-17.
The dates for the El Gouna International Squash Open and the CIB PSA
World Tour Finals have not changed and these tournaments are still
planned to take place in May and June, respectively.
PSA World Tour Provisional Schedule: May – August 2021
El Gouna International Squash Open (Platinum): May 20-28 in El Gouna,
Manchester Open (Silver): June 7-13 in Manchester, England
CIB PSA World Tour Finals: June 22-27 in Cairo, Egypt
2020-21 PSA Squash World Championships presented by the Walter Family:
July 14-22 in Chicago, United States
Allam British Open (Platinum): August 16-22 in Hull, England
“Scheduling and managing a thriving professional squash circuit against
the backdrop of the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic has been
challenging, so I’d like to thank all of our players and tournament
promoters for their support and understanding over the past 12 months
and beyond,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.
“While the remainder of the 2020-21 season will look slightly different
to the one that we envisaged when we initially released our provisional
schedule in March of this year, we are extremely pleased that, in the
case of the Manchester Open and Allam British Open, we have been able to
postpone the tournaments to later in the year in the hope of enabling
our loyal spectators to watch our world-class athletes first-hand.
“The extra planning time involved will also enable us to continue our
ongoing discussions with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and
Sport (DCMS), Public Health England (PHE) and other relevant
governmental departments as we look to mitigate against any further
disruption to our events resulting from international travel
“I’d like to thank Manchester City Council for their continued support
for the event and their commitment to facilitate the safe return of
spectators to the National Squash Centre.
“I’d also like to thank [British Open Title Sponsor] Dr Assem Allam for
his invaluable support of the British Open, as well as the University of
Hull and England Squash. We will work with all parties to ensure that
this year’s British Open is one of the best yet.”
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