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World Squash Update (Issue #80), May/June 2019
http://www.worldsquash.org/instant-update-80/

World Squash Juniors (5-9th August 2019, Kuala Lumpur)
South Africa will be competing together with 17 other nations in the 2019 team championships. 

WSF Women's World Championships (23 October - 01 November, 2019, Egypt) 

WSF Men's World Championships (07-23rd November, 2019, Doha Qatar) 

WSF Men's World Team Championships (15-21st December, 2019, Washington DC) 
For the first time in the events 50-year history, the WSF Men's World Team Championships will be staged in the USA in 2019. Egypt will be defending the title they won in Marseille in 2017.

WSF World Masters Tour goes live
WSF have integrated World, Regional and National Masters events into a WSF World Masters Tour (WMT), being in five-year age bands from 35+ to 80+. to create an exciting unified structure for Masters Players. 

Compression Clothing (Masters only)
The World Championship Regulations have been amended so that Masters players (only) can wear full body compression clothing.

FISU World University Squash Championships (20 - 26th July, 2020)
University Squash Championships 2020 The FISU World University Squash Championships for 2020 have been confirmed for 20 – 26 July in Shanghai, China. Hopefully you will be able to encourage participation from your country. We will circulate entry information when received in due course.

World Masters (2020) 
Please note that the dates of this event at the Hasta La Vista Club in Wroclaw, Poland have been brought forward by two days and will now be Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 August 2020.


Upcoming Tournaments

JUNE: M/W 22 - 23 SA Nationals Qualifiers Pretoria CC, Pta M/W 24 - 28 SA Nationals Main Event PSA (Closed Satellite), Pretoria CC, Pta 29th June Squash SA Convention JULY: M/W (1 - 5 July) USSA Cape Town M/W (8 - 12 July) Growthpoint IPT 60th, Durban J (19 -21 July) Top Schools (school's teams/high schools only) Pietermaritzburg J 26 - 28 U11/13/15/17/19 Prince SA Junior Open 1 Parkview SC, Jhb J 30 July - 4 Aug U19 Boys Jnr Men's Individual World Championships Malaysia J 30 July - 4 Aug U19 Girls Jnr Women's Individual World Championships

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Contact Info

WP Squash Administrator:
Glenda Erasmus

Tel:  021 674 6717
Fax: 021 674 6717
Email: administrator@wpsquash.co.za

WP Masters Squash President:
Andre Naude
Cell: 076 370 5436
Email: andrefnaude@yahoo.com
 

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World Masters Head To Poland In 2020

The WSF has awarded the rights to host the 2020 World Masters Squash Championships to Poland. Fittingly, the world championships boasting the biggest field will take place at the world’s biggest club – the 33-court Hasta La Vista Club in the historic city of Wroclaw.

Fittingly, the world championships boasting the biggest field will take place at the world’s biggest club – the 33-court Hasta La Vista Club in the historic city of Wroclaw.

The event, which is expected to attract players from all over the globe, aged from 35 to over 80, will take place from 23-29 August 2020 – following the 2018 championships in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, from 29 July to 4 August this year.

The Hasta La Vista Club (the showcourt of which is pictured above) hosted the World Junior Championships in 2013, then the squash action of the 2017 World Games, before attracting the continent’s top senior players for the European Masters Championships in September last year. Early next month, the region’s top players will converge on the Hasta La Vista to compete in the annual European Team Championships.

“With the possibility of a thousand or more players of all ages participating in the World Masters it seems fitting that the world’s largest club should host the matches,” said WSF CEO Andrew Shelley“The championship, played in five year age bands features a great blend of past champions, age group stars and masters players who will simply enjoy taking part.

“2020 World Masters will truly showcase the wide geography of Squash – played today across more than 185 countries all over the world, and its intergenerational profile – two of the reasons why we believe the sport would be a strategic choice for inclusion in the Olympic programme as well.

“Doubtless so many of the players going to Charlottesville will be marking up their diaries for 2020 straight afterwards. They can be sure of a great welcome in Poland.”

GS004661Hasta La Vista owner Zenon Waniak added: “I would like to cordially invite all of you to Hasta la Vista in Wroc?aw, Poland to World Masters Championships 2020!

“Squash is my great passion, that is why the place, in which we can host the best players from around the world, was created. Above all, I am very pleased, when people do not give up playing squash even despite their age.

“For several years I have been dreaming to organise the World Masters Championships, so I am waiting with great anticipation for year 2020. I hope that this event will be the great meeting of many nationalities in the atmosphere of sport competition, interesting conversations, good vibes and friendship.

“On the area of 10,000 sq metres, 33 squash courts with comfortable and modern facilities are waiting for you!

“Wroc?aw, as a city was honoured and won the title of the Best European Destination 2018. Its history is very worthwhile, Wroc?aw is charming city with positive energy, hence I would like to invite you to visit and explore city of Wroc?aw.”

 

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