English Grand Prix Confirmed As Qualification for ROWE British Grand Prix
In an exciting new development for professional squash in England, event promoter internationalSPORTgroup have announced that the 2010 English Grand Prix, hosted by Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, will be the official qualification competition for the ROWE British Grand Prix, Europe’s largest Professional Squash Association World Tour ranking event which will be staged in Manchester.
The Marstons English Grand Prix – Wolverhampton 2010, from 12th-13th September, will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the UK’s most exciting young and emerging squash talents to compete against the world’s very best players as they seek entry to the only PSA Super Series championship to be held in Europe this year.
“We are delighted to be able to host the Marstons English Grand Prix in Wolverhampton and be part of the ROWE British Grand Prix, one of the World Tour’s most important events,” said Stephen Russell, Chairman of Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club and organiser for the qualification competition.
“I am sure that the enthusiasm and support of both our members and those of the many other squash clubs in the area will make the event very enjoyable for the competitors,” added Russell. “Everyone is looking forward to the club again showcasing some of the world's most exciting players. Entry will be free for all spectators and play will begin at 12 noon on Sunday 12th and go on throughout the afternoon and evening, and then from 5:30 pm on Monday 13th September.”
The ROWE British Grand Prix – Manchester 2010 will be held at the National Squash Centre in Sportcity from 15th to 20th September. Offering the largest prize fund of any World Tour ranking event in Europe, the PSA Super Series championship will attract the world's top players, led by England's new World No.1 Nick Matthew.
"The ROWE British Grand Prix promises to be one of the biggest and best championships on the World Tour this year - and staging the event’s qualification in Wolverhampton will undoubtedly help expand its reach and appeal,” added Paul Walters of internationalSPORTgroup.
As one of ten PSA Super Series 2010 events, the ROWE British Grand Prix establishes Manchester alongside other major squash destinations including New York, New Delhi, Cairo, Canberra, Hong Kong, Kuwait City, Doha and Dammam (Saudi Arabia).
Entry to the Marstons English Grand Prix – Wolverhampton 2010 is free on both days, and tickets for the ROWE British Grand Prix – Manchester 2010 can now be booked online at www.isportgroup.com/ticketing or by telephone on 0844 870 0000.