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VI hosting first women's PSA Tournament

- Global Squash Players will descend on Territory starting May 16, 2019
Organisers of the Harneys BVI Squash Open are expecting squash players from all over the world, with title contenders coming in from Canada, United States of America, Egypt, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Guyana and England, as well as players representing the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source/File
The Harneys BVI Squash Open tournament will take place May 16 – 18, 2019 at the Tortola Sports Club (TSC), Virgin Islands. Photo: Provided
The Harneys BVI Squash Open tournament will take place May 16 – 18, 2019 at the Tortola Sports Club (TSC), Virgin Islands. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Squash Rackets Association (BVISRA) will be hosting its first ever Women’s Professional Squash Association (PSA) Challenger Tour 5 event dubbed the Harneys BVI Squash Open tournament scheduled for May 16 to 18, 2019, at the Tortola Sports Club (TSC), in the Virgin Islands.

According to a May 7, 2019, release on the initiative, Adam Murrills, Head Squash Coach TSC said, "This is a landmark event for squash in the BVI and I am particularly excited that the BVI Squash Rackets Association made the decision to host the event to complement the annual Men’s PSA BVI Open Championships which has been held here since 2014.” 

Global Players heading to VI 

The release notes, "Organisers are expecting squash players from all over the world with title contenders coming in from Canada, United States of America, Egypt, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Guyana and England as well as players representing the Virgin Islands."

They said the international contingent includes players ranked in the PSA world’s top 80.

The tournament will be played in a knockout format with no room for error. The first round of matches will be played on Thursday, May 16, 2019 starting at 5:30pm.

The Quarter Finals will take place on the morning of Friday, May 17, 2019, at 10:30am and will be followed by the Semi Finals at 6:45pm and 7:30pm.

An exhibition match is scheduled for 4:00pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019, and the Finals of the tournament will be played at 5:00pm.

First for Territory

“This is the first time that a squash event in the BVI will feature an all female cast and it would be great to create an atmosphere which the women deserve and also to witness some fantastic squash!” said Murrills in encouraging the public to attend the matches and to support all the players.

The Head Squash Coach further said, “Hosting an event like this requires external support and I would just like to say a massive thank you to Harneys, Deloitte, Commercial Dive Services (BVI), AZUR Consulting, International Motors and 305 Squash who have helped make this tournament a reality."

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