Moverley awarded home qualifying spot

Moverley awarded home qualifying spot

SH14486Fiona Moverley, who reached the quarter-finals of the British National Championship last month, has been awarded a place in qualifying for the Allam British Open in her home city of Hull in May.

The 28-year-old world no.81 is unlikely to be ranked high enough to be entered automatically for the qualifying competition, so is delighted with the decision.

“It is a special competition for me, as it’s held in my local city (about 5/10 minutes from my house!) where I know I will have a lot of support from my friends and family.

SH14488Moverley, who took a break from the WSA Tour lasting nearly five years for financial reasons. has won two WSA titles in Tasmania and Edinburgh since her comeback, is gradually climbing back up the rankings and is currently competing in the Seattle Open in the USA as part of a busy March

“I’m having a great time playing in Hull,” said Fiona after winning the Edinburgh Open last month, “where squash is really on the up with all the work at the Humber Junior Squash Academy, and the support that Dr Allam is giving to all the squash projects in the area, long may it continue!”

“I sat down with my team when I first decided to come back on the Tour and set three specific targets for my first season, two of which I have already achieved,” she said.

“Obviously I want to achieve the third by June and then I will look at setting new targets for the following season.

“I hope to keep improving and climbing my way up the rankings every month, so you will have to watch this space! I’m not giving anything away … you’ll have to read it in my autobiography in a few years!!”