Scottish Squash is delighted to announce that Craven Fawcett Limited will be supporting the 2019 Springfield Scottish Squash Open which begins tomorrow (Wednesday) at Oriam; Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, in Edinburgh.

The brick making machinery manufacturer, a division of Group Rhodes, has come on board as an official event partner as the tournament makes a return to the squash calendar for the first time in 18 years.

The Springfield Scottish Squash Open will be a PSA Challenger 10 event with a $20,000 prize fund, which will be equally split between male and female players.

The tournament, which was last played in 2001, has attracted players from 18 different countries who will be vying for the titles in Edinburgh this week from Wednesday, April 3-Sunday, April 7.

With a 175 year history of designing and supplying equipment for the heavy clay, brick and ceramics industry, Craven Fawcett manufactures a wide range of clay preparation machinery from Box Feeders and Grinding Mills through to Mixers and Extruders.

The company’s equipment is exported throughout the world and is renowned for its robustness and production efficiency. Scottish customers include Glasgow based Raeburn Brick.

Speaking ahead of this week’s tournament, Mark Ridgway OBE, CEO of Craven Fawcett, said: “Craven Fawcett is pleased to be supporting the 2019 Springfield Scottish Squash Open.

“As a business we recognise the benefits that sport in general and squash in particular brings to the community and we wish all the competitors an enjoyable and successful event.”

Maggie Still, CEO of Scottish Squash, added: “We are delighted to have Craven Fawcett on board and are grateful for their generous sponsorship.

“The additional support will ensure an even more successful event for the players and spectators alike, helping us to launch the Springfield Scottish Squash Open as a major event in the Scottish Squash calendar.”

For more information on Craven Fawcett, visit their website, here.

Children and students will be able to attend the Springfield Scottish Squash Open free of charge during rounds 1 and 2 which take place on Wednesday and Thursday (April 3 and 4) at Oriam; Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, in Edinburgh.

Any child or student wishing to attend on Wednesday or Thursday is encouraged to turn up at any point when play gets underway at midday.

For more information on the 2019 Springfield Scottish Squash Open head to the official event website, here.