UPDATE: Play will
start at noon on Tuesday 9th
Look for 2016
National Squash Championships, run by England Squash and Manchester City Council, return to the
National Squash Centre in Manchester from 08-14
February 2016 with an exciting new look and feel.
For the first time there will be two glass courts in
use allowing all main draw matches to be played on
Manchester's stunning new all glass court will take
centre stage as the UK's top players compete for the
coveted British titles, while the original court, built
for the Commonwealth Games of 2002, will also be used
throughout the week.
Triple World Champion Nick Matthew will be back
looking for his eight title while Sarah-Jane Perry
will be hoping to add to the maiden title she won
In another exciting development the main
qualification draws are in for a complete overhaul.
Replacing the traditional format, qualification for both
the men's and women's championships are being split into
Under 21 and Over 21 draws with two
qualification spots available from each, leading into 16
player main draws.
The Under 21 draws will double up as standalone British
U21 Championships, with the finals being delayed and
played on the showcourt during finals day.
In addition the event will feature a full masters
championship with categories from men's & women's
over 35 up to and including the men's over 80's which is
set to make its debut. 2015 saw a record of almost 300
masters players compete in Manchester and another bumper
entry is expected.