The Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open returns with a world-class field competing for a prize purse of $50,000. Matches start at 5pm and tickets are available.
This year’s tournament is the fourth instalment of the event and the largest to date. The event is a significant fundraiser for Squash Squared, which is a UK registered squash and education charity supporting disadvantaged students for academic and sporting success.
Tonight’s Day 1 action features 8 matches across two courts starting from 5pm. Information on the draw via the PSA World Tour website as follows:-
In the main draw Egypt’s World No.11 Marwan ElShorbagy is seeded to meet compatriot Omar Mosaad in the final of this PSA World Tour Bronze tournament which takes place from 11-16 May. ElShorbagy is seeded on the same side of the draw as the likes of France’s former World No.6 and defending champion Mathieu Castagnet and Mexico’s Cesar Salazar.
The Bristol-based Egyptian is also seeded to meet England’s No.1 Declan James in the semi-finals in what will be their first meeting since the Englishman claimed a shock win over ElShorbagy in the second round of March’s Canary Wharf Classic. ElShorbagy, along with the other top eight seeds, receives a bye into the second round and will face either Pakistan’s Asim Khan or Egypt’s Fares Dessouky for a place in the last 16.
At the opposite end of the draw, former World No.3 Mosaad is seeded to meet England’s former World No.1 James Willstrop in the semi-finals, but will first have to navigate through a draw which includes the likes of Willstrop’s compatriots Tom Richards and Daryl Selby. English pair Jordan Warne and Tom Walsh occupy the wildcard spots and will face Egypt’s Mostafa Asal and France’s Lucas Serme, respectively, in round one.
Match times are 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Following the matches there will be a party in the bar and lounge area, tickets are not required for the party.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Ticket price is £20 for adults and £10 for juniors.
Tickets on the day are subject to availability. Check the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open Twitter feed before travelling.
Travel: Limited car parking is available at Wimbledon Club. If travelling by public transport Wimbledon station is a 20-minute walk or short taxi journey away.