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24 August 2018 | in Badminton, World University Championships

Nations confirm to compete at 2018 WUC Squash


The best student squash players from around the world will compete for titles on the University of Birmingham campus

A record number of participating individuals and countries will be coming to Birmingham, England between 6-12 September. At the 2018 World University Squash Championship, the best student squash players from around the world will compete for titles on the University of Birmingham campus.

 

With virtually all the leading squash nations competing, this championship will be the biggest World University Squash Championship to date in terms of the number of countries and individuals competing. There are 21 nations registered to compete in the individual championships:

 

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China (People's Republic on, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hong Kong (China), Iran (Islamic State on, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 


High-class facilities are in place for athletes and officials at the World University Squash Championship in September
 There will also be some returning medallists from the 2016 edition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hong Kong's Tsz Fung Yip (25 in PSA world rankings) and Chi Him Wong (117) won gold and bronze respectively in the men's individual championship in 2016, and Great Britain's own Joshua Masters (52), who also received bronze in the same event, will be returning to try and claim the title. The individual championship, comprising 56 male and 28 female players, will kick off on the first day of the event and the final will be on 9 September.

 

Following the individual competition, 13 nations will compete in the team championship, which will culminate on 12 September. Two years after the last World University Squash Championship in which the host nation, Malaysia, took home the gold, Australia, Austria, Canada, China (People's Rep. of), Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will compete for the 2018 teamtitle.