The Canon Kirk Homes – Irish Open 2013 takes place between Monday 22nd April and Saturday 27th April in Fitzwilliam LTC. The qualifying takes place on Monday and Tuesday 22nd & 23rd. the draw for the qualifying rounds take place on Sunday 21st.
In the PSA (Men’s) event the number 1 seed is Chris Simpson (Eng) who is current World No. 29. Round 1 commences on Wednesday 24th April at 2:00 and play continues until 9:00pm.
There are 16 players in the main draw with the Irish No.1 Arthur Gaskin playing Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (Egy) in round 1. Mohd is currently ranked 39th so this should prove a stern test for Arthur.
The Women’s event is being played along with the Men’s. The matches are being played alternately. The Irish No.1 Madeleine Perry is the no. 1 seed and is currently World No. 11. Aisling Blake the new Irish Champion is seeded 3. Her current World ranking is 23.
This year from the quarter finals until the finals all matches will be shown live on the internet via the Irish online TV service Aertv. If you can’t com along to see all of the matches – tune into www.aertv.ie and watch top quality professional squash online.
However – the best place to see the matches of course is in person at Fitzwilliam. Admission is free – and visitors are sure to witness some spectacular Squash.