South Africa To Host 2016 World Masters
10 June 2015
World Squash Federation has awarded the 2016 World
Masters Squash Championships to South Africa. The
biennial event - which will be jointly sponsored by Assore
and Standard Bank - will take place in Johannesburg
from 23-30 September 2016.
Founded in 1983, the WSF World Masters
Championships feature men's and women's events from Over-35
South Africa has a strong squash
background. The country has hosted two previous World Masters
Championships - in 1997 in Johannesburg and 2006 in Cape Town -
and boasts numerous World Masters champions ranging from the
Over-35 to Over-80 events.
behalf of Squash South Africa and SA Masters Squash, I am
delighted to welcome Assore and Standard Bank as sponsors of
this prestigious event,"
said Steven Doeg, President of Squash South Africa
(pictured left). "I know the
Championship Director Chris Grainger, and his experienced
Local Organizing Committee, will make South Africa proud with
their efficient organization of the Championships.
"Hosting it in South Africa also gives our
Masters players, who have such a successful history at these
Championships, the chance to take on the World on their home
courts. We look forward to welcoming players from around the
world to South Africa."
Johannesburg is the economic hub of South
Africa and the gateway to the country and its many world-class
tourist attractions, ranging from game parks to mountain ranges
and wine farms. The squash venues and hotels are all situated in
the northern suburbs of Johannesburg and late September should
mean lovely warm spring weather.