Men’s $6k PSA Challenger, 08-12 Dec, Scotland
Preview : After a difficult year, the PSA tour in Scotland is heating up with two tournaments in quick succession; the Commercial Water Solutions Grange Challenger, followed by the Lockerbie Challenger which take place at the Lockerbie Squash & Racketball Club between 8th and 12th December.
Georgia Adderley collected her fourth PSA title in Edinburgh and now heads to Hamburg for her last tournament of the year, while the men focus on Lockerbie with seven home players in first round action, aiming to join seventh seed Alasdair Prott in Round Two.
Nine Times Scottish Junior Champion Prott, aged 20 from Inverness, is currently ranked 206 on the PSA Tour, up from 357 after a busy year competing at 10 PSA tour events. He narrowly missed out on Scotland selection for the [now cancelled] World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, after being beaten 3-2 by Fergus Richards at the quarter final of the David Lloyd Men’s Open in November.
Alasdair said: “It was disappointing to lose to Fergus at the WTC Scottish selection event, but my rankings show I’ve had a decent year and I’m looking forward to getting back to winning ways at the Grange and Lockerbie Challengers. It’s always great to compete back in Scotland. It was awesome playing in my hometown at the Springfield Scottish Squash Open in Inverness in September, and these two events will have a similar feel.”