Manchester Prepares To Host World's Top Players At British Grand Prix

The internationalSPORTgroup British Grand Prix – Manchester 2012, a Professional Squash Association (PSA) International 70 event will boast seven of the world’s top 10 players, including the reigning PSA World Champion Nick Matthew, World No.1 James Willstrop and former world number ones Gregory Gaultier, Karim Darwish and Amr Shabana.

Domestic interest will be high with Peter Barker, Daryl Selby, Tom Richards and Adrian Grant, all ranked within the world’s top 20, joining Matthew and Willstrop in the main draw.

However, Frenchman Gregory Gaultier and Egyptians Karim Darwish and Amr Shabana will provide the greatest
domestic threat on the spectacular all-glass ASB all-glass show court, along with Dutch No.1 and World No.9 Laurens Jan Anjema and Alister Walker the World No.13 from Botswana. German Jens Schoor will gain automatic entry into the main draw as the championship Wild Card.

"The strength of the draw is testament to the growing status of the internationalSPORTgroup British Grand Prix as one of the world's leading events and a major boost for everyone involved with the championship, from tournament partners, sponsors, event staff and volunteers," said internationalSPORTgroup CEO Paul Walters.

"It is equally encouraging to have such a high demand for tickets, particularly as this will be the last opportunity that enthusiasts in the UK will have to witness the best players competing in a PSA World Tour event this year."

Tickets for the British Grand Prix – Manchester 2012 can now be booked online at or by telephone on +44 844 8797 949.

For further information email or visit the British Grand Prix – Manchester 2011 Official Website

Issued by on behalf of the British Grand Prix – Manchester 2012

Event promoters internationalSPORTgroup have confirmed a stellar line-up for next month’s British Grand Prix Squash Championship to be staged at the National Squash Centre in Manchester from 21-24 September.