2024 British Open Squash Championships

May 21 2024

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that World No.1’s and defending champions Ali Farag and Nour ElSherbini have been designated as the top seeds for the upcoming 2024 British Open Squash Championships, set to take place from the 2nd to 9th June in Birmingham, England. The prestigious squash tournament will once again feature an ASB all-glass show court at Birmingham’s Rep Theatre, with matches also scheduled at the Edgbaston Priory Club for the initial rounds.

Men’s defending champion Ali Farag, who produced an extraordinary performance while fasting during last year's championship, returns as the top seed. Ali Farag has been virtually unstoppable since his victory, reaching the final in all but one of the fifteen PSA World Tour events he has competed in, emerging victorious in ten of those finals. His quest to defend his British Squash Open title sees him facing the winner of Leandro Romiglio and Omar Mosaad in round two.

Second-seeded Paul Coll, a two-time British Open Squash Champion, seeks his sixth PSA World Tour title of the 2023-24 squash season and aims to solidify his position as World No.2. Paul Coll, known for his attacking prowess, faces the challenge of avenging his recent loss to former World Squash Champion Karim Abdel Gawad, with a potential quarter-final rematch on the cards. His opening match in round two awaits the winner of Nicolas Mueller and George Parker.

Diego Elias, who fulfilled his childhood dream by becoming World No.1 during last year's British Squash Open Championship, now aims to reclaim his form and silence critics following his recent slip to World No.4. Meanwhile, Mostafa Asal, seeded fourth, has shown a resurgence in form under the guidance of former Commonwealth Gold Medallist and UNSQUASHABLE ambassador James Willstrop, securing notable victories at the Florida Squash  Open and the Black Ball Squash Open.

Women’s defending champion, Nour ElSherbini, triumphed in a commanding fashion, securing her third British Squash Open trophy by defeating Nouran Gohar in straight games. The current World No.1, is in impressive form this season, eyeing her seventh PSA World Tour victory of the 2023-2024 squash season. A potential showdown with Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam awaits the defending champion in round two.

World No.3 Hania El Hammamy assumes the second seed position for the tournament, aiming to clinch her maiden British Squash Open title. Despite a recent withdrawal from the El Gouna International Squash Open, Nour El Hammamy is determined to bounce back strongly and secure her first title of 2024. However, a challenging match against compatriot and World No.10 Rowan Elaraby awaits her in the second round.

In the women’s draw, Torrie Malik and Asia Harris secure wildcards, while Simon Herbert and Jonah Bryant claim spots in the men’s draw.

Professional Squash Association (PSA) British Open Squash Championships 2024, Birmingham, England.
Men's Draw:
[1] Ali Farag (EGY) bye
Leandro Romiglio (ARG) v [17/32] Omar Mosaad (EGY)
[17/32] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) v Rory Stewart (SCO)
Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v [17/32] Raphael Kandra (GER)
[17/32] Fares Dessouky (EGY) v Farkas Balazs (HUN)
Curtis Malik (ENG) v [17/32] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
[17/32] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) v Leung Chi Hin Henry (HKG)
[8] Tarek Momen (EGY) bye
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) bye
[17/32] Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Yahya Elnawasany (EGY)
[WC] Jonah Bryant (ENG) v [17/32] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY)
[9/16] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bye
Timothy Brownell (USA) v [17/32] Patrick Rooney (ENG)
[9/16] Victor Crouin (FRA) bye
[3] Diego Elias (PER) bye
[4] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bye
Karim El Hammamy (EGY) v [17/32] Nick Wall (ENG)
[9/16] Marwan Elshorbagy (ENG) bye
[WC] Simon Herbert (ENG) v [17/32] Leonel Cardenas (MEX)
[17/32] Adrian Waller (ENG) v Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[9/16] Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bye
[17/32] Greg Lobban (SCO) v Ramit Tandon (IND)
[7] Mohamed Elshorbagy (ENG) bye
[5] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bye
Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) v [17/32] Nathan Lake (ENG)
[9/16] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bye
[9/16] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) bye
[9/16] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bye
Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) v [17/32] Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA)
[17/32] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v George Parker (ENG)
[2] Paul Coll (NZL) bye

Professional Squash Association (PSA) British Open Squash Championships 2024, Birmingham, England.
Women's Draw:
[1] Nour ElSherbini (EGY) bye
[9/16] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bye
[9/16] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bye
Salma Eltayeb (EGY) v [17/32] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
[9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bye
Alicia Mead (ENG) v [17/32] Lucy Beecroft (ENG)
[17/32] Lucy Turmel (ENG) v Nadine Shahin (EGY)
[8] Olivia Weaver (USA) bye
[5] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bye
Tsz-Wing Tong (HKG) v [17/32] Rachel Arnold (MAS)
[17/32] Hana Ramadan (EGY) v Hana Moataz (EGY)
Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) v [17/32] Nada Abbas (EGY)
[9/16] Salma Hany (EGY) bye
[9/16] Farida Mohamed (EGY) bye
[17/32] Hollie Naughton (CAN) v [WC] Asia Harris (ENG)
[4] Nele Gilis (BEL) bye
[3] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bye
Katie Malliff (ENG) v [17/32] Emily Whitlock (WAL)
[17/32] Melissa Alves (FRA) v Malak Khafagy (EGY)
Ka Yi Lee (HKG) v [17/32] Tomato Ho (HKG)
[17/32] Aifa Azman (MAS) v [WC] Torrie Malik (ENG)
Aira Azman (MAS) v [17/32] Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY)
[17/32] Georgia Adderley (SCO) v Kenzy Ayman (EGY)
[6] Georgina Kennedy (ENG) bye
[7] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bye
Marie Stephan (FRA) v [17/32] Jasmine Hutton (ENG)
[17/32] Tesni Murphy (WAL) v Nicole Bunyan (CAN)
[9/16] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bye
[9/16] Joelle King (NZL) bye
Grace Gear (ENG) v [17/32] Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[9/16] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bye
[2] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bye

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that the 2024 British Open Masters Squash Championships will staged alongside the British Open Squash Championships in Birmingham, the PSA World Tour Platinum-level event, from the 4th to 9th June.

The principal venue for the 2024 British Open Masters Squash Championships will be the Solihull Arden Club alongside the West Warwickshire Club.

The 2024 British Open Masters Squash Championships will comprise senior age group competitions for squash players aged 35 and above, with the most senior age-group being the over-80 competition.

The British Open Masters Squash Championships holds the distinction of being one of the most time-honoured competitions, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the World Squash Masters.

An estimated 350 Masters age-group players are expected to compete across various age brackets during this championship. This event marks another jewel in Birmingham's crown of top-tier squash tournaments, following the forthcoming British Junior Squash Open, set for the 3rd to 7th January, and the prestigious PSA British Open Squash Championships to be staged at The Rep Theatre and Edgbaston Priory Club from the 2nd to 9th June 2024.

The organisation of the British Open Masters Squash Championships will be undertaken by the England Squash Masters Association in partnership with the PSA.

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the initial rounds of the 2024 British Open Squash Championships to be held on the 2nd and 3rd June 2024, the first two days of the tournament, will once again be hosted by the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England.

Following its return to Birmingham last season after an absence since 2001, the British Open Squash Championships will continue to be staged in the city that played host to the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Set to run from the 2nd to 9th June 2024, the prestigious British Open Squash Championships will feature top-tier action, with both the Edgbaston Club and The Rep serving as venues. Edgbaston Priory will feature three courts in operation during the initial stages, hosting a total of eight matches on each court across the opening two days.

The Rep, a theatre venue in the heart of Birmingham, welcomed enthusiastic crowds earlier this year to witness the 2023 British Open Squash Championships unfold. Once more, an all-glass show court will be erected within this 52-year-old venue. Last year, Egyptian players Ali Farag and Nour ElSherbini clinched the championship titles, triumphing in front of a capacity audience in Birmingham.

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that 2024 British Squash Open, the world’s longest standing and most prestigious squash championships, will again be held in Birmingham, England between the 2nd and 9th June 2024.

The early rounds of next year’s British Open Squash Championships will be played at the Edgbaston Priory Club with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals staged at The Rep Theatre in the heart the city.

Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini are the reigning British Open Squash Champions, having won the oldest squash championship earlier this year which returned to Birmingham for the first time since 2001.