British National champions James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry will top their respective draws at the inaugural AJ Bell England Squash Super 8 Championships in Manchester from 7-9 April with all the action streamed live on Facebook and SQUASHTV.
Following the success of the AJ Bell England Squash Challenge and AJ Bell England Squash Championships, the Super 8 event will feature 16 of England’s finest male and female players, and will provide further competitive action ahead of the upcoming Manchester Open and Allam British Open.
Alongside Willstrop and Perry, the highest PSA-ranked England Squash performance programme players will also feature and will include a wildcard entry in each draw.
Willstrop will be joined in the men’s draw by Adrian Waller, Declan James, George Parker, Patrick Rooney, Richie Fallows, Nick Wall and wildcard Charlie Lee.
Alison Waters, Millie Tomlinson, Julianne Courtice, Jasmine Hutton, Grace Gear, Lucy Turmel and wildcard Georgina Kennedy join Perry in the women’s event.
England Squash National Coach David Campion said: “With the Manchester Open and the Allam British Open due to be staged in the coming months, we felt it was important to ensure that our athletes had the best chance to prepare for competitive action. We are grateful for the support of AJ Bell in helping us stage this event with the PSA.
“We’re pleased to collaborate with the Professional Squash Association to broadcast the AJ Bell England Squash Super 8 around the world and I look forward to watching all of our players in action next month.”
England No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry will headline the women's event
Pool stage action will begin on Wednesday April 7 at 11:00 (GMT), continuing on Thursday April 8 from 10:30 with the final match of the day scheduled for 19:00.
The men’s and women’s finals will take place on Friday April 9 at 16:00 and 17:00, respectively, with the remaining play-off matches taking place from 10:00.
All glass court and side court matches will be shown live and for free on the official Facebook pages of the PSA World Tour and England Squash, to SQUASHTV digital subscribers and also on englandsquash.tv. Side court action will also be shown live on the PSA SQUASHTV YouTube channel.