PSA Event News
World’s Best Squash Players to Descend on Manchester
The second PSA World Tour event of 2021 will see the world’s best male
and female squash players head to Manchester’s National Squash Centre
between April 19-25 to compete for the Manchester Open, PSA Silver
32 men and 32 women will go head-to-head in the first PSA World Tour
event to take place in Europe since the 2020 edition of the Manchester
Open last September. Men’s World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy and women’s
World No.4 Nour El Tayeb - who announced her pregnancy in December -
took the titles on that occasion.
Delivered in partnership with Manchester City Council, the Manchester
Open will feature a prize purse of $170,000 which will be split equally
across the men’s and women’s draws.
“We are delighted to confirm that Manchester will host our second PSA
World Tour event of 2021,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.
“I’d like to thank Manchester City Council for their support in enabling
us to put on this tournament, which initially marked the return of the
PSA World Tour back in September when we held the 2020 edition following
a six-month hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“This news follows our announcement earlier this month that March’s CIB
PSA Black Ball Squash Open will kickstart our schedule for 2021, and I
look forward to sharing our full calendar for the rest of the 2020-21
Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Skills, Culture and
Leisure, Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE, said: "As a world-leading
sporting city, Manchester is looking forward to hosting the Manchester
Open, in line with all essential COVID-safety protocols and government
guidelines. Supporting the world's best squash players within the safest
possible environment is our priority and we look forward to working with
the PSA to ensure the success of this prestigious event."
Action from the Manchester Open will be shown live worldwide on
as well as the official
Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (excluding Europe and Japan).
The semi-finals and finals will also be shown live on the channels of
The Manchester Open will be held in accordance with strict COVID-19
protocols. All players and staff will operate in a bubble environment
and are required to provide a negative PCR-RT COVID-19 test prior to
travelling to the tournament and a subsequent negative test upon
For more information on the Manchester Open, please visit the official
website or follow the PSA on