PSA Issues Provisional Calendar for Return of PSA Tour!
The PSA have issued a provisional schedule for the return of professional squash since its suspension in March.
The exciting return of the PSA is planned to resume on Wednesday September 16 with the Manchester Open, a PSA World Tour Silver event held at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.
Following this, the CIB PSA World Tour Finals is then planned to take place between September 28 - October 3 in Cairo, Egypt, with entries being made up of the current top eight players on the CIB World Tour Finals Leaderboard.
The CIB Egyptian Open is even more exciting given that it will be the first Platinum tournament to take place since the restart which will be staged in front of Cairo's Great Pyramids.
After this tournament, the tour will move to Doha for the Qatar Classic between November 1-7 before the El Gonna International (November 14-20), Everbright Sun Han Kai Hong Kong Open (November 30 - December 6) and CIB Black Ball Open (December 12-18) close out 2020.
- Manchester Open (Silver): September 16-22 in Manchester, England
- CIB PSA World Tour Finals (Finals): September 28 - October 3 in Cairo, Egypt
- CIB Egyptian Open (Platinum): October 10-17 in Cairo, Egypt
- Qatar Classic (Platinum): November 1-7 in Doha, Qatar.
- El Gouna International (Platinum): November 14-20 in El Gouna, Egypt.
- Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Open (Platinum): November 30 - December 6 in Hong Kong
- CIB Black Ball Open (Platinum): December 12-18 in Cairo, Egypt
Multiple PSA World Tour events have been provisionally confirmed for 2021, including the rescheduled Allam British Open. These will be announced later this year.
The calender is subject to change and all tournaments will abide by strict health and safety protocols - there will be no fans on site until local situations improve.
Not only is the PSA World Tour resuming, but domestic PSA Challenger Tour events are planned to begin from Thursday September 10th, with international events to follow later in the year.
In addition to this, the PSA World Rankings will be unfrozen from October 1, 2020, with a new ranking system coming into play to ensure that no player rankings are affected during the restart of the PSA Tour.
PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough said; "As always, health and safety has been of the utmost importance in any plans to restart the tour and we will collaborate closely with all tournament promoters to ensure that our events will conform to strict guidelines and mitigate the risks involved so that all players and staff can operate in a safe space."
For more information, visit psaworldtour.com