for the iconic 2018 Allam British Open - the oldest and most established
tournament on the PSA World Tour calendar - have officially gone on sale
today (December 14).
The 'Wimbledon of Squash’ will return to Hull for a sixth successive
year between May 15-20 when the world's best players, such as defending
champions Gregory Gaultier and Laura Massaro, will line up at the Airco
Arena with the hopes of lifting the iconic title.
Since it’s inception over 80 years ago, the likes of Jonah Barrington,
Jahangir and Jansher Khan, Heather McKay and Nicol David have been among
the players to have written their names into the event's history books
and, with the PSA World Tour more competitive than ever before, 2018
promises to be one of the most enthralling British Opens ever.
"As the longest-running tournament in professional squash, the British
Open is one of the highlights of the squash calendar and we look forward
to welcoming the world’s best players back to Hull once again in 2018,"
said England Squash Chief Executive Keir Worth.
"We are delighted that Dr Assem Allam has pledged his support to the
tournament with title sponsorship for a seventh year in succession and
look forward to working with him, and all of our other partners, over
the coming months."
Qualification for the tournament takes place between May 13-14 at the
University of Hull - with the University also hosting selected matches
from the main draw on May 15-16. The Airco Arena will host main draw
matches on the all-glass showcourt from May 15-20, with all matches from
the quarter-finals onwards (May 17-20) being held there.