2019/20 PSA Men’s World Championships News
2019/20 PSA Menís World Championships to Be Held in
Professional Squash Association (PSA) announced today that the 2019/20
PSA Menís World Championships will take place in Doha, Qatar between
October 31 - November 8, 2019.
The PSA World Championships is the most prestigious and lucrative
tournament on the PSA Tour calendar, and the 40th edition of the iconic
event will be staged at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash
Complex, where a prize purse of $325,000 will be up for grabs as 64 of
the best male players in the world compete for the honour of becoming
Qatar will stage the sportís pinnacle tournament for a fifth time after
previously hosting the event in 1998, 2004, 2012 and 2014, with the 2014
final between Egyptian duo Ramy Ashour and Mohamed ElShorbagy going down
in history as one of the sportís greatest ever matches.
"We are delighted to announce that the 2019/20 PSA Menís World
Championships will take place in Qatar next season and are looking
forward to seeing the worldís greatest players return to the country for
what promises to be an exciting week of action," said PSA Chief
Executive Alex Gough during an official press conference, held during
the second day of action at the 2018 Qatar Classic.
"Qatar is a major destination on the international squash scene and has
hosted some incredible tournaments and matches down the years. There is
also a promising crop of young Qatari players starting to make their
mark on the PSA Tour, including Abdullah Mohd Al Tamimi, who is on the
verge of making the world's top 20.
"The Qatar Squash Federation has taken the tournament to another level
in terms of the presentation and production values in recent years and
we are looking forward to working with them over the coming months."
Tournament Director Tariq Zainal said: "Hosting the PSA Men's World
Championships is further proof of Qatar's commitment to the development
of sport. Over the years, Qatar has grown to be a global destination for
top sporting events, of which squash occupies a major place in the top
hierarchy. We are happy and prepared to once again host a memorable
event that promises to be the best ever.
"We believe the championship will be another opportunity for squash
fans, especially in the region, to enjoy watching their beloved players
compete at the highest level of the game. It will also provide an
opportunity for upcoming stars to gain valuable experience, which a
tournament of such nature provides. We are delighted to host this
tournament and we look forward to welcoming the world in 2019."
The 2019/20 PSA Menís World Championships will replace the Qatar
Classic, PSA World Tour Platinum event on the PSA Tour calendar next
season. The Qatar Classic will return to the calendar for the 2020/21