England Squash has announced today that the British Junior Open 2021, scheduled to take place in Birmingham from 2-6 January, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As co-hosts of this prestigious tournament, we are disappointed that this major event, which welcomes more than 600 of the world’s finest junior athletes from 55 different nations, will not be taking place at our club.
However, we fully understand that the ongoing pandemic and the restrictions on international travel pose a major risk, and the health and safety of athletes, spectators and all those involved is paramount in these unprecedented times.
This decision was not made lightly and the organising committee has explored all viable options to safely host this historic tournament but the unpredictability of COVID-19 makes it logistically untenable.
We look forward to hosting the event in 2022 when the Commonwealth Games comes to Birmingham and to working with our partners to provide a spectacular showcase for squash.