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Canary Wharf: Tickets selling fast for London’s top event

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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Reigning champion James Willstrop always goes the extra mile at Canary Wharf
Reigning champion James Willstrop always goes the extra mile at Canary Wharf

TICKETS are already selling quickly for London’s premier squash tournament, the 2014 Canary Wharf Squash Classic.

If early sales are anything to go by, this PSA International 50 event is heading for a sell-out for the fifth year in a row.

The event takes place from 24-28th March 2014 and more than 650 tickets have been sold within a fortnight of going on sale as fans rush to secure their prime spot in front of the action.

Tournament promoter Peter Nicol, the former world champion, is delighted by the response.

Nicol, a director of Eventis Sports Marketing, said: “I think everybody agreed that last year’s tournament was the best in terms of quality and we were able to serve up high-class entertainment every day.

“As our tenth anniversary tournament it was quite a landmark event and it was especially fitting that James Willstrop should win his fourth title, having played in every single Canary Wharf Classic since its inception.

“We are now in our 11th year of working in partnership with the Canary Wharf Group to bring the world’s best players to the magnificent East Wintergarden venue.

“The feedback from the players is always enormously positive. They love the atmosphere generated by a sell-out crowd and we would be delighted to see that happen for a fifth year running.”

Nicol and Tournament Director Tim Garner set a record for endurance and stamina in the summer as they took part in the incredible Xodus 7 Continent Challenge to promote squash’s Olympic bid.

They played seven matches in seven days in the Falkland Islands, Chile, Australia, Malaysia, Egypt, London and New York in an astonishing display of support for the sport they love.

Garner added: “It was an amazing week and Peter and I are probably still recovering!

“Even though the IOC decision to re-admit wrestling was frustrating for the squash community, events like Canary Wharf continue to showcase the sport at the highest level and the sport is better placed thanks to a quality bid.”

TICKETS:

Tickets for the 2014 Canary Wharf Classic cost from £17.50 (£10 U16s/OAPs) and are available from Ticketmaster.

The fabulous East Wintergarden offers superb opportunities for corporate hospitality, with the gallery restaurant offering “the best view of squash anywhere in the world” according to Nicol.

The qualifying competition takes place at Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club over the weekend of March 22-23 with four winners joining the top 12 seeds in the main draw.

Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Ticket Hotline: 0844 8472419

Event website: www.canarywharfsquash.com

Host Sponsor: Canary Wharf Group plc

The Canary Wharf Squash Classic at the East Wintergarden is jointly promoted by Eventis Sports Marketing and SquashUK.

Tournament Dates: March 24-28, 2014
Venue: East Wintergarden, Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14

Corporate Hospitality: Superb packages are available, enabling spectators to wine, dine and watch all the gripping squash action from the Gallery restaurant within the East Wintergarden.

Full details from Tim Garner at Eventis Sports Marketing
Telephone: 07973 817468. Email: [email protected]

Media information from Alan Thatcher
Text or telephone: 07971 639829. Email: [email protected]

James receives winner's trophy from John Garwood
James receives winner’s trophy from John Garwood

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