June 17 – Entry Closes at 802 Participants

With 58 countries/territories represented. The largest entry as expected is from the home nation of USA with 221 players. Then very solid representation from Canada (82), Australia (81), England (81), and South Africa (72).

The largest men’s division of entry is the 55-59 years with 120 players. The largest women’s division of entry is the 45-49 year bracket with 31 players entered. To see the entry broken down by age divisions go here.

And though tournament entry is closed, it’s not too late to sign up for any of our four official functions, or our transportation service and airport shuttle pick-up (and drop-off). You can book these until July 2. See the registration page for the appropriate links to book.

June 11 Update – Entry passes 700!

With 4 days to go, entry hits 703 players. There has also been a significant jump in sign-ups for our four official functions, with 159 for The Welcome Reception, 239 for the Opening Ceremony, 201 for the BBQ Cook-out, and 231 for the Closing Ceremony.

Don’t forget a $10 late fee gets applied to all function ticket bookings made after June 15, and the deadline for any tickets at all is July 2.

 

May 30 Update – Entry passes 600!

With just over two weeks to go until the sign up deadline of June 15, total entry currently stands at 610 players.

Hotels have been booking up, and at this point Boar’s Head, the Holiday Inn, and Homewood Suites are all sold out. Rooms are still available at Hyatt Place and Hilton Garden Inn, and we have added two new options in the Courtyard Marriott and Hampton Inn.  Booking links can be found on the accommodation page.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions coming in regarding dates of division start times. The best information we have for you at this point is posted on the format page (under the schedule tab) so please take a look there first before emailing us with inquiries. We will need about 10 days after entry closes to put the tournament schedule together, but we hope to be able to release the first round match times by Monday June 25. Make sure you are signed up for our digital newsletter in order to be sent notification of when the draws are published by WSF.

May 1 Update – Entry passes 500!

Our total entry has just passed 500! And with 6 weeks still to go until the official closing date of June 15th, we are very hopeful of reaching our goal of 750 total participants. If you haven’t entered yet, then click on the registration tab above.

For those already entered, don’t forget to sign up for the “add-ons” which include airport pick-up, and tickets to our four official functions. And lastly, please sign up for our digital newsletter. We are sending this out every two weeks from now until the closing date on June 15th, and then weekly thereafter. Between the newsletter and regular visits to this website you will be certain to stay up to date with everything going on in our preparations for the championships.

See you in Charlottesville!

Three Notch’d Brewery “Name That Brew” Contest

Three Notch’d Brewery brew-master Dave Warwick is busy brewing a World Masters Squash tournament pale ale, and we need a name. Submit your best ideas today for a chance to win a case of the special brew when you arrive in Charlottesville! The team at Three Notch’d will choose and announce the winner on May 1. Entrants do not need to be playing in the tournament in order to participate. In order to receive the prize the winner must be over the age of 21 and come to Charlottesville to collect the beer. To enter, submit your entries here.

February Update

With 4 months still to go before the entry deadline of June 15 passes, the total entry has just passed 300, and we are well on target to meet out goal of 800 competitors. The men’s 55-59 yrs age division has the highest total so far, with 44 players. A list of entrants per division can be seen here.

If you haven’t checked out the official apparel page for WMSquash2018 then take a look here for all the merchandise that you can pre-order with Creative Alternatives and pick up at the tournament registration desk when you arrive in Charlottesville.

From US Squash

In light of last week’s tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, the 2018 host city for the World Masters Squash Championships, US Squash wishes to express our deepest support for the Charlottesville community. 

Our support for Charlottesville’s hosting of the 2018 World Masters is unequivocal. US Squash has hosted many events at the beautiful McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Inn, including major national championships, and our experience has always been excellent. 

The community and staff are friendly, welcoming, and professional, and the resort offers a level of sophistication in what we are able to provide that few venues in the country are able to match.

2018 WSF World Squash Masters Championships – July 29-August 4, 2018 – Charlottesville, VA

We are very proud to announce that the WSF World Masters Squash Championships 2018, will be held at McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club .

Stay up to date with all news regarding the event by signing up for our digital newsletter. Registration for the tournament will officially open on July 1, 2017 – so come back then for a link that will take you directly to the registration page.

The Boar’s Head Inn is already available for reservations. All other official accommodation options become available after September 1, 2017. For more information, including room rates, see the accommodation page.

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2016 WSF WM in Johannesburg

Six for England and a record Sixth for van der Wath

sp_21648The final day of the 2016 WSF World Masters saw 19 champions crowned in Johannesburg.

It was a good day for English players with six titles claimed (including Jersey’s Nick Taylor) , while hosts South Africa collected three, including three in a row  and a record sixth overall for Craig van der Wath.

sp_21528The day started with the older age groups at Parkview and started with victory for Australia’s Marilyn Kennedy in the W65 event.

sp_21532A run of English victories followed as Malcolm Gilham won an all-English M80 five-setter with John Woodliffe, Ann Manley collected her third World Masters title with a 3-2 win over Bett Dryhurst – her final opponent in her previous two victories – Adrian Wright collected a fifth title as won his M75 final in four close games, and Karen Hume won her fist as she came from two games down to beat top-seeded compatriot Jill Campion.

sp_21533More European success came as Finland’s Esa Matti Tuominen, Germany’s Udo Kahl and France’s Mylene de Muylder won their first tiles while Ireland’s Willie Hosey and Barbara Sanderson continued heir run of wins to collect their third and fifth titles.

sp_21535The USA collected their first title as Norbert Kornyei won a thrilling M70 final against England’s Guy Davies, both playing having three match balls before Korynei finally won 15/13 in the fifth.

sp_21649The final match at Parklands saw home favourite Craig van der Wath claim his third title in a row in the M50 division – and a record sixth overall – as he beat England’s Yawar Abbas in straight games.

Play moved to the glass court at Wanderers Club for the younger age group finals, starting with a third Masters title (to go with her five senior world titles) for Australia’s Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

sp_21545England’s Nick Taylor came from 5-10 down in the first game against South Africa’s M45 top seed Michael Tootill on the way to completing a three-nil win for his first World Masters title. Taylor was later awarded the ‘player of the tournament’ award.

sp_21556Two all-South African finals followed with Samantha Herbert and Rodney Durbach claiming the O40 titles, Herbert coming through a second successive five-game battle to beat Anlen Murray while Durbach won in straight games against Adrian Hansen.

sp_21582The O35 finals concluded the tournament and their was a ‘home’ winner as top seed Natalie Grainger, a Parkview native who currently lives in and plays for the USA, beat Lauren Briggs in four entertaining games to collect a second World Masters title.

In the men’s final home favourite Gary Wheadon put in a terrific challenge to hot favourite Mohamed Abbas, taking the first game and challenging in the next three before the Egyptian finally secured his first title after an hour’s intense play.

Read more on the WSF website…