Defending PSA World Tour Finals champion Nouran Gohar in action during the 2022-23 final.
Defending PSA World Tour Finals champion Nouran Gohar in action during the 2022-23 final.

Bellevue To Host PSA World Tour Finals 2023-24 In June

The prestigious PSA World Tour Finals will head back to the United States for the first time in a decade when Bellevue, Washington hosts the season-ending tournament between June 18-22, 2024 at the Boys and Girls Club Hidden Valley Field House.

The PSA World Tour Finals is the final event of the 2023-24 season and includes both a men’s and women’s tournament featuring eight players each, bringing together all Platinum title winners as well as the reigning PSA World Champions. Any remaining places are allocated to the highest ranked players on the PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard, with points on offer at all PSA World Tour events during the season.

A round-robin, best-of-three games format is used in the group stage, with the top two from each group qualifying for the knockout semi-finals. The finals revert to the traditional best-of-five games format used in the majority of regular PSA World Tour events.

Bellevue will host the showpiece tournament for the first time, while it will become the first US city to stage the PSA World Tour Finals since Richmond, Virginia in 2014. Bellevue also hosted the men’s 2015 PSA World Championships, which was the first time the World Championships had taken place in the United States.

“We’re excited to bring the PSA World Tour Finals back to the United States for the first time in 10 years and I’m sure the event will provide a fitting spectacle to close out what has been an enthralling season on the PSA World Tour,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.

“Squash in the United States has enjoyed considerable growth over the past decade. The PSA World Championships have now been staged in the United States four times in the past decade, while the sport will make its long-awaited debut at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028.

“The PSA World Tour Finals is the latest professional squash tournament to bring the sport’s greatest athletes to the United States and we can’t wait to see the battles for the titles unfold. I’d like to thank Shabana Khan and YSK Events for their support and we will work closely with their team over the coming weeks to put on an exciting season-ending tournament.”

YSK Events President Shabana Khan said: “YSK Events is thrilled to announce its collaboration with the Professional Squash Association (PSA). This partnership marks a significant milestone in the journey of YSK Events, and the team is immensely grateful for the unwavering support received from both family and the squash community over the years. YSK extends their heartfelt appreciation to Dave Cutler and Rob Harris, whose steadfast support dates back to even before the 2015 World Championships. Their dedication has been instrumental in shaping the success of YSK Events and propelling the sport of squash forward.

“With the Boys and Girls Club Hidden Valley Field House hosting the action and the top-class facilities at the nearby Pro Club being made available to all athletes, the event promises to be a spectacular showcase of squash in Bellevue. By bringing together top-tier athletes and passionate enthusiasts, YSK Events is poised to make history in the realm of squash.”

Only two spots in both the men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Finals draws have been decided, with Egyptian trio Ali Farag, Nour El Sherbini and Hania El Hammamy guaranteed their spots in Bellevue alongside New Zealand’s Paul Coll following their Platinum title wins earlier this season.

There are just five tournaments left before the PSA World Tour Finals commence, with the winners of the upcoming El Gouna International Squash Open, PSA World Championships and the British Open all qualifying automatically. Points are also on offer at both the Manchester Open and QSF 3 event, meaning the battle for qualification is set to go right down to the wire.

Live action from the PSA World Tour Finals will be streamed via SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by the PSA’s broadcast partners.

For more information on the PSA World Tour Finals, visit the tournament website or follow the PSA on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube and TikTok.