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British Open Masters to return to Hull after three-year absence

The shiny new £16m sports complex at the University of Hull is nearing completion

University courts will be ideal hunting ground for iconic Masters titles
By DONNA HELMER

England Squash and England Squash Masters have announced that the 2019 British Open Masters Championships will be played alongside the Allam British Open in Hull from May 20-26.

The move follows the £16 million redevelopment of the University of Hull sports arena which boasts a six-court facility allowing for both championships to be staged concurrently.

Now in its 67th year, the British Open Masters is one of the most sought-after titles in squash, attracting 300 of the finest Masters players from around the world competing across 18 age categories.

Keir Worth, CEO at England Squash said: “We are thrilled to welcome the British Open Masters back to Hull. The University of Hull has a strong track record in delivering major squash events, and the new state-of-the-art facilities at the university will provide a tremendous setting for the finals. We look forward to working in partnership with the England Squash Masters Committee to deliver a successful event.”

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Jonathan Gliddon, Chairman of the England Squash Masters, said: “We are delighted the British Open Masters is returning to Hull and will be played alongside the prestigious PSA men’s and women’s event. We look forward to welcoming the world’s greatest masters players to Hull in what promises to be an exciting week of action, alongside and with the support of England Squash.”

Steve Curtis, Partnership and Project Manager at the University of Hull added: “We are looking forward to hosting the British Open Masters once again as part of the Allam British Open Championships. The recent investment in our sports facilities and wider campus will provide an excellent experience for the Masters players with the added unique experience of the main show court also on campus.”

Pictures courtesy of  the University of Hull

 

Posted on November 28, 2018

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