Manchester to host world squash championships

PSA World Championships Manchester 8 – 17 December 2017

Manchester will become only the second city ever after Rotterdam six years ago to host the world squash championships.

Both the PSA Men’s and Women’s World Championships will be played side-by-side. The iconic event will boast the equal prize money for the first time in history between the 8 – 17 December.

The PSA World Championships are the pinnacle events on the men’s and women’s respective World Tours. The tournaments will see almost 200 players descend on Manchester as they battle to get their hands on the iconic title and a prize fund of over $45,000 [£34,000].

Taking place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester between 9 and 13 December. From the quarter-final onwards, action will take place at Manchester Central Convention Complex from 14 to 17 December.

England No.1s Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro say they are relishing the prospect of competing in front of a home crowd. Three-time World Champion Matthew, 37, will be one of the eldest competitors in the men’s tournament.

Manchester, the scene of his last world title triumph in 2013.”I’m thrilled that the World Championship is coming back to Manchester in 2017 and to have the girls competing there this year as well at the same time makes it complete, so it will be a great spectacle for the sport,” he said.

“I’m really excited to be returning. It’s testament to the work of Manchester City Council, England Squash and the other partners likes AJ Bell that the tournament is coming back to Manchester”.

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