Universallyrecognised as ‘The Voice of Squash’, Robert Edwards has presented almost 300 major international squash events over the past 25 years squash, including a five year period as the World Tour Technical Director for the Professional Squash Association (PSA) whilst serving on the PSA Board.
"We are delighted that the ‘The Voice of Squash’ will be presenting this year’s championships," said Paul Walters of internationalSPORTgroup.
"Robert has an unrivalled level of experience which has helped him create a special bond with the top players, something which is most apparent in his courtside interviews, and we very much welcome the invaluable contribution that he will make to this year’s event”.
“I think having Robert back doing the British Open will be great for the event,” added Australian David Palmer, who joined a distinguished cast of four times winners of the title last year and who will be celebrating his thirteen successive appearance in the event since making his debut in 1997.
“I remember seeing Robert in Cardiff at my first British Open and he was there in Birmingham when I won my first title in 2001. The British Open has a lot of history and tradition and it is still the tournament every player wants to win. Having Robert there with his experience and relationship with the players will add a new dimension to the excitement of the championships,” concluded the reigning British Open Champion.
The internationalSPORTgroup British Open – Manchester 2009 will be the largest men’s and women’s World Tour ranking event in Europe and will take place at the National Squash Centre and The Northern Club in Manchester from the 10th to 14th September, following two days of qualifying. The championships will be supported by a diverse and distinguished list of event partners and sponsors, including: Manchester City Council, England Squash & Racketball, HEAD Sport, Michael Spiers Jewellers, Imperial Consultants, ASB Squash Courts and ROWE Motor Oil.
Tickets for the internationalSPORTgroup British Open – Manchester 2009 can be booked online at www.isportgroup.com/ticketing by telephone on 0870 220 0735 - or, for further information, visit the championship’s official website, www.isportgroup.com/BritishOpenSquash