World Record Match Planned7 Jun 2012
Squash players worldwide have the opportunity to take part in a world record attempt that will highlight the sport in it's campaign for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games.
Squash players all over the world are uniting to create the biggest squash match in history, with two teams playing in one global event designed to back the sport's bid for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games. World Squash Day takes place on Saturday October 20th and the format has a 2020 theme. Clubs are invited to field two teams of 20 players, with rival team members playing one game up to 20 points. The scores from every club will count towards an overall global result between Team Squash and Team 2020.
World Squash Day organisers hope the total figure of competitors will run into the hundreds of thousands, and enable them to claim the event as the biggest sports fixture in history, as well as the biggest squash match. The target is to make headlines around the world to Back The Bid for Squash to be included in the 2020 Olympics. To do that we need to have thousands of players joining in on the day. Not only will it be the biggest squash match in history, we want to make it the biggest-ever sports match in history.
Andrew Shelley, Chief Executive of the World Squash Federation, said: "There are more than 50,000 courts spread across the world and to give the players on all of them the chance to compete in the same championship will bring the world of squash together in such a unique way. A day to look forward to, a day that will be remembered!" while event founder Alan Thatcher commented: "Our aim is to get this event into the Guinness Book of Records, and we hope that kind of response will show a tremendous global support for squash and the Olympic bid."
You can back the bid to get squash into the 2020 Olympics by joining in on World Squash Day.
Date: Saturday 20th October 2012
Venue: Every squash club in the world
Format: 20-a-side: Two teams of 20 players (more or fewer is fine!)
Team Names: Team Squash v Team 2020
Global: Each team will be part of a global match between the teams
Format: Each individual match between team members is one game, first to 20 points (Point a Rally, sudden death)
Result: At the end of the day, your result (eg 20-0, 10-all) will count towards the overall global score.
To enter, clubs must register online at http://www.worldsquashday.com