Since beginning in 1922 with a women’s event – won by England’s Joyce Cave – the Allam British Open has established itself as one of the most iconic tournaments on the PSA World Tour.
Some of the sport’s biggest names have lifted the famous trophy, including greats such as Australia’s Heather McKay and Pakistan’s Jahangir Khan, who hold the record for most British Open wins, with 16 and 10 respectively.
This year will also see the tournament celebrate 10 years of support from title sponsor Dr Assem Allam, who first became involved with the tournament in 2012.
Since then, the tournament has become synonymous with Hull and has gone from strength-to-strength, culminating in last year’s dramatic event which saw Paul Coll become the first male New Zealander to win the title, while Nour El Sherbini captured her third British Open crown.
Dr Allam has himself created a record with a 10th consecutive year as title sponsor for one of the most prestigious events on the PSA World Tour calendar.
He said: “This is a great honour for me to have been able to sponsor such an iconic sports event with so many stories and memories.
“The event has touched every corner of the world and I am so proud to now create another story as the longest consecutive title sponsor in the 100-year history of the event.”
Coll will return to defend his title. Coll, who will become the first male Kiwi to reach World No.1 prior to the event, is the No.2 seed and will play either three-time runner-up James Willstrop or Frenchman Auguste Dussourd in round two.
In the women’s draw, El Sherbini is unable to compete at the Championships this year, due to a hip injury.
In addition to the $360,000 in total player prize compensation, a place at the season-ending CIB PSA World Tour Finals is also up for grabs, with all winners of PSA World Tour Platinum events being granted a spot at the tour’s showpiece event, which will be held in Cairo, Egypt in June 2022.
Action from the 2022 Allam British Open will be shown live on SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be broadcast live by PSA’s broadcast partners.
Tickets are available for purchase here. For more information on the Allam British Open, visit the tournament website or follow the event on Twitter.