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Nick Matthew (left) takes on Gregory Gaultier (right) in last year's final

Watch Live Action from the Allam British Open

The Allam British Open main draw begins next week when the sport’s oldest tournament takes place from May 15-20 at Hull’s Airco Arena.

This year’s British Open will mark the last opportunity for players to earn points for the season-ending Dubai World Series Finals as players vie for a top eight finish on the PSA World Series Standings to qualify.

The action will be shown LIVE on SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player from May 15-20. Action from the qualifying finals and from court four in round one at the University of Hull will be streamed on our YouTube page.

France’s former World No.1 Gregory Gaultier is back to defend his title after defeating England’s Nick Matthew – who will be competing in his last ever British Open next week – in last year’s final.

The ‘French General’ faces tough competition, however, from the likes of top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy, Ali Farag and Mohamed’s younger brother Marwan – who claimed his first World Series title at the El Gouna International last month.

Meanwhile, World No.1 Nour El Sherbini leads the women’s draw but will face tough competition to lift the prestigious title with compatriots Raneem El Welily and Nour El Tayeb along with New Zealand’s Joelle King and defending champion Laura Massaro all posing tough threats.

Coverage from round one will begin at 12:00 BST on Tuesday May 15.

2018 Allam British Open – Men’s Round One
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Diego Elias (PER)
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v [Qualifier]
Paul Coll (NZL) v [Qualifier]
Daryl Selby (ENG) v [7] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
[6] Simon Rösner (GER) v [WC] Declan James (ENG)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [Qualifier]
Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
[4] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v James Willstrop (ENG)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
Borja Golan (ESP) v [Qualifier]
Nick Matthew (ENG) v [5] Tarek Momen (EGY)
[8] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
Omar Mosaad (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Max Lee (HKG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [2] Ali Farag (EGY)

2018 Allam British Open – Women’s Round One
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Emily Whitlock (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [16] Salma Hany (EGY)
[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v Joey Chan (HKG)
Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v [5] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[7] Laura Massaro (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [13] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
[12] Olivia Blatchford (USA) v Amanda Sobhy (USA)
Rachael Grinham (AUS) v [3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
[4] Joelle King (NZL) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [11] Tesni Evans (WAL)
[15] Donna Urquhart (AUS) v Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[Qualifier] v [6] Camille Serme (FRA)
[8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
[Qualifier] v [10] Annie Au (HKG)
[14] Victoria Lust (ENG) v [WC] Fiona Moverley (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

  • Early rounds are exclusive to SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player only. Semi-finals and finals from World Series tournaments, the World Championships and selected other tournaments will be shown on SQUASHTV, Eurosport Player and multiple broadcasters around the world.
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