Squash aces set for Boston Open

Last year's champions Millie Tomlinson, who returns this weekend, and Charles Sharpes
Last year's champions Millie Tomlinson, who returns this weekend, and Charles Sharpes

Boston Squash and Racketball Club will welcome world and UK-ranked players this weekend as it prepares to host their annual professional tournament, the BSPA Boston Open.

It is the 20th year of the tournament, which continues as the longest-running event on the UK Grand Prix.

World number 77 Richie Fallows is the top seed in a 24-strong men’s draw, which is up on last year’s number of entries.

Fallows won the British under 23 Open at the beginning of the year and the Belfast Open in the summer.

His closest challenger is expected to be Ben Grindrod, from New Zealand.

He made the semi-finals of his home country’s nationals competition earlier this year and is already in the world top 150 at the age of 22.

Twenty-one-year-old Solent Classic quarter-finalist Miles Jenkins and 25-year-old Welshman David Haley are 3/4 seeds.

Meanwhile, world number 37 Millie Tomlinson leads the women’s draw and will be hoping to repeat her win last year to make it three consecutive Boston Open titles.

She has won seven PSA World Tour titles so far in 2016.

Millie beat former world number three Madeline Perry in a 70-minute final last year, and the seedings would suggest her final opponent this year will be Swiss number one Nadia Pfister.

The winner of the previous BSPA event, the Solent Classic, Lucy Turmel is a 3/4 seed along with world top 150 player Kace Bartley.

As always the Boston Open is free to attend and all are welcome to come down to the club on Rosebery Avenue and watch some top quality sport.

Play runs approximately from 1.30pm-9pm on Friday and 11.30am-7pm on Saturday, with Sunday’s finals at 2pm and 3pm.

Full draws and times are available at bspasquash.com.