The Allam British Open is the oldest and most established tournament on the PSA World Tour calendar and has seen some of the greatest players of all time battle it out to lift the trophy. Second only to the PSA World Championships in prestige, the British Open began in 1929 and returns to Hull – currently enjoying its time as the UK City of Culture – for a fifth year.
Hull first played host to the British Open in 2013 when the event was held inside the KC Stadium, home of football club Hull City and rugby league side Hull FC. It moved to the nearby Airco Arena in 2014 and fittingly bids farewell to the event as the city enjoys its time as the European City of Culture.
The British Open began in 1929 under a challenge format, where the title holder would be challenged by either the professional or amateur squash champion. Englishman Charles Read was named the first ever winner on the basis of his results the previous year, before he lost in the first final in 1930 with defeat to Don Butcher in a two-legged affair at the Queen’s Club and the Conservative Club, both in London.
The Allam British Open has staged some of the greatest matches of all time throughout its distinguished 87 year history. Here you can re-live some of the most dramatic matches to take place in front of the SQUASHTV cameras.
Last year’s instalment of the Allam British Open was held over the Easter weekend and saw current World No.1 Nour El Sherbini make history as she became the first female Egyptian ever to win the prestigious title after she dispatched then British Junior Open champion Nouran Gohar in the final.
Thousands of people will again flock to the Airco Arena to watch the stars of the PSA World Tour in action. We would like to thank all supporters of the Allam British Open 2017 and hope everyone enjoys the event.