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Canary Wharf Squash Classic

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London's most prestigious professional squash tournament

The Canary Wharf Squash Classic is an annual tournament that sees the world's leading male professional players compete. Launched in 2004 with a main draw of eight, England's James Willstrop won the inaugural event after a best of seven games final. The following year, the final changed to a best of five games format and saw Scotland's John White make a thrilling comeback to claim the title.

In 2006, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) took over as organisers of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic. The format changed again to allow for qualifying rounds and a main draw of 16 players. Today the early rounds are played as the best of three games, with semi-finals and finals reverting to the best of five games. The tournament always kicks off with the people's programme on Sunday, consisting of eight first-round matches, and then culminates in the traditional Friday finale.

Among the highlights over the years, Willstrop nabbed a hat-trick after beating Pilley in 2008 and Australia's David Palmer dethroned Willstrop in 2009. Then England's mighty Nick Matthew went on to win numerous editions, landing his record sixth title in 2017.

In 2020, the Canny Wharf Squash Classic tournament was the final men's PSA World Tour event to take place before competition was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The unforgettable battle saw the Men's World No.1 and No.2 players, Egyptian stars Ali Farag and Mohamed ElShorbagy, go head-to-head, with the latter triumphant.

In early 2021, the PSA announced the world's greatest squash players would return to London for the 18th edition of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic, staged for the first time ever in November. Taking place once again at the Eventis Pro-Court in East Wintergarden, the line-up is sure to feature another world-class field.

After hosting the 2021 edition in November, the PSA is reverting the Canary Wharf Squash Classic back to its traditional spot on the calendar in March 2022.

Location

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Eventis Pro-Court, East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, London E14 5NX

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Getting there

The Canary Wharf station is served by the London Underground's Jubilee line, which connects to all other lines as well as with mainline railways at Canada Water (London Overground), West Hampstead (Thameslink), Waterloo (South West Trains, Great Western Railway), London Bridge (Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink), West Ham (c2c) and Stratford (Eurostar, Greater Anglia, and London Overground).

There are two Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations you can use: Canary Wharf and Heron Quays.

There are six bus routes that pass through Canary Wharf: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277 and N550.

You can get to Canary Wharf via Thames Clippers, which operate services from central London (Waterloo) in the west and Woolwich in the east.

Canary Wharf is a short distance from the Thames Path and there are several cycle routes that provide access too. More than 1,300 free cycle parking spaces are located across the Canary Wharf Estate.

Use postal code E14 5NX for satellite navigation. Drivers will find the Limehouse Link tunnel and The Highway provide access to the city and West End, while the Blackwall and Rotherhithe tunnels provide a link across the river to south London. Plus, the A13 connects Canary Wharf to the M25, which in turn connects to all the main routes out of London. There are 6,000 car parking spaces on Canary Wharf.

FAQS

The Canary Wharf Squash Classic is set to run from 14 – 19 November 2021.

The Canary Wharf Squash Classic will be held at East Wintergarden in London.

Tickets for the 2021 Canary Wharf Squash Classic go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 6 August 2021. You can get tickets early in our presale which opens from 14:00 on Wednesday 4 August 2021.

At the current time, all ticket holders (11+ years) must provide a negative lateral flow test or proof of full vaccination to be admitted to the venue.

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks after a single-dose of Janssen.

You can prove your vaccination status in the following ways:

  • In England – Proof of vaccination is available to ticket holders registered with a GP in England and can be displayed via the NHS COVID Pass in the NHS App, NHS.uk or via PDF, email or print-out.
  • In Scotland: – Ticket holders from Scotland can access their vaccine status here.
  • In Wales – Ticket holders from Wales can access their vaccine status here.
  • In Northern Ireland – You may show your COVID status through a negative lateral flow test, reported and demonstrated via a text message or email from the NHS self-report tool.

Ticket holders without access to a computer, tablet or smartphone can also request a printed letter by calling 119.

Please note: Vaccine cards are not accepted as proof of vaccination.

No, if you can provide proof that you have received both doses of your vaccine 14 days ahead of your first day at the event, then you do not need to provide a lateral flow test. If you are a ticket holder (age 16 or over) and are registered with a GP in England, you can do this via the NHS Covid Pass in the NHS App, or via printed PDF if you don’t have the NHS App.

If you have not received both doses of your vaccination at least 14 days prior to attending the event, you will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test to gain entry to the venue.

There are three options for accessing lateral flow tests:

1. Order one to your home address via the gov.uk website.

2. Pick up a test from your local chemist – use the NHS test and trace website to find your nearest pick-up point.

3. Go to your local community testing centre – use the NHS test and trace website to find your nearest location.

No, currently there is no cost for this.

Take your test within 48 hours prior to your arrival at at East Wintergarden in London and report it here within 24 hours of taking it.

You must report the result of your lateral flow test within 24 hours of taking it here (note: do not do this directly in the NHS App) – you will be asked to show the result via your NHS COVID Pass in the NHS App or via email and text message when entering the venue.

Yes, if attending the event for more than one day you will need to take a lateral flow test every 48 hours and report the result in order that you can present proof each time you enter the event.

You can have your vaccination status, or your negative NHS lateral flow test emailed to your email address. You will need to print out the PDF and bring a copy with you to the event. You can also order a copy of your vaccination letter from 119 or via NHS.uk. This can take up to seven working days to arrive.

No, at this time there is no admittance unless you have proof of a negative lateral flow test or have been fully vaccinated.

Yes, under 18s will be permitted to attend the event. Anyone aged 11 or older will need to take an NHS lateral flow test within 48 hours of the first day of attending the event and report it within 24 hours of taking the test. All ticket holders will then need to continue to provide proof of a negative NHS Lateral flow test every 48 hours during their time at the event.

Under 11s can attend the event without any form of COVID-19 status or testing.

Anyone presenting with a positive lateral flow test needs to isolate immediately and follow NHS guidance: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/test-results/positive-testresult/

Should your follow-up PCR test suggest you are negative to COVID-19 then you will be able to attend the event. This information should update on your NHS app enabling your event pass to provide evidence of your PCR test result and you will also receive an email or test which can be presented at the Event.

Should the follow-up PCR test be positive then you need to remain in isolation and continue to follow the NHS guidance.

If this happens prior to or while at the event then you will need to isolate for 10 days. If you are at the event, you will be required to leave immediately and return to your home address to complete your period of self-isolation and continue to follow advice from Test and Trace.

Once inside the East Wintergarden, the wearing of face coverings is not required but requested by the event organiser.