The Canary Wharf Squash Classic returns to the London sporting calendar in November with the game’s leading male squash stars in action at one of the most popular destinations on the PSA World Tour.
The event takes place at the stunning East Wintergarden venue from November 14-19th and tickets are on general release from today (Friday August 6th).
Once again, the action starts with eight first round matches on Super Sunday (November 14th) with six days of world-class squash culminating in the traditional Friday night final.
Tournament Director Tim Garner said: “It’s a wonderful feeling to announce that the competition is finally taking place after being postponed in March because of the pandemic.
“It’s a mixture of joy and relief to know that we can stage the event in front of an audience again because the atmosphere generated by the fans at the East Wintergarden is one of the key ingredients in the tournament’s ongoing success.
“This will be our 18th edition at Canary Wharf and for most of those years we have enjoyed sell-out crowds every day.
“We know how much the players and spectators enjoy the experience of competing and watching at the East Wintergarden.
“As organisers, we enjoy working with the staff at Canary Wharf Group and the East Wintergarden team to deliver a quality tournament, so it feels very special to be coming back as the world hopefully gets back to normal after such a challenging time.”
The 2020 Canary Wharf Classic was the last men’s event to take place before the coronavirus lockdown and fans were treated to an epic battle as Mohamed ElShorbagy beat fellow Egyptian Ali Farag in the final.
The two players met again in the recent PSA World Championship final in Chicago and this time it was Farag’s turn to triumph.
The two players enjoy a compelling rivalry at the top of the world rankings and Garner is looking forward to their return to Docklands.
He said: “Something very special happened on that night of the 2020 final. Both players knew the enormity of the occasion and were determined to put on a match to remember in the final. We were all entering a period of uncertainty and that match gave everyone in the squash community something special to hang on to.
“Now we look forward to another very special occasion in November, and I am sure it will be an emotional return for all concerned.”
Action from the Canary Wharf Squash Classic will be shown live worldwide on SQUASHTV. The semi-finals and finals will also be shown live on the channels of contracted broadcast partners.
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