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Return of the British Open!

The British Open will be brought to Hull for the first time as Hull City F.C. owner Assem Allam signed a three-year contract to sponsor the “Allam British Open Squash Championships” (pictured left).

Jahangir Khan flew in to give his seal of approval to the Tournament that made him an iconic name in squash. Jahangir won the event 10 times in his career, when it was the most prestigious squash tournament in the world.

Also present were current PSA No.1 Nick Matthew, WISPA No.2 Jenny Duncalf as well as Nick Rider (CEO of England Squash & Racketball) and former PSA No.1 Lee Beachill (now CEO for the PSA).

The event has been absent from the World Tour calendar for two years due to lack of sponsorship, but this new deal will see the legendry tournament  go first to the O2 Arena in London next May and after that to Hull for 2013 and 2014, with Assem Allam thought to be keen to extend it’s stay in Yorkshire. He said “I would like to see this association continue for many years,” at the signing ceremony. “I thought it was time to bring squash’s most prestigious event to Yorkshire so I have committed myself to three years. I’m a great believer in sport being the most powerful tool to help communities. It makes people healthy, to become members of a team, to accept winning and losing.”

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