Eventis Sports Marketing has announced its
partnership with Citigold Wealth Management, for its
2019 Canary Wharf Squash Classic tournament, held in Canary
The tournament will now be known as the Citigold Wealth
Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic and is the second
largest PSA Tour event in Europe, after the British Open.
Earlier this year became it became the first ranking PSA Tour
event to use a best-of-three scoring format, with Egypt’s World
No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy taking the honours.
Citi’s partnership with the tournament organisers will kick off
at this year’s popular Corporate Challenge, an eventthat hosts
teams formed by Canary Wharf occupants, who battle it out in the
hope to be named best corporate squash team in London.Held in
October, this year, the corporate challenge will be rebranded
the Citigold Wealth Management Corporate Challenge. The
eventwill be held at London’s iconic East Wintergarden.
"We are thrilled to welcome CitigoldWealth Management on
board as title partner of the event and look forward to working
with them. We have been searching for a title partner that fits
with the events premium status and ideally is a tenant at Canary
Wharf, so are very excited to have been able to achieve this
with Citi’sinvolvement," said Tournament Director Tim Garner,
of Eventis Sports Marketing."CitigoldWealth Management is one of
the most prominent wealth management organisations in London,
and we are pleased to be able to add them to our extensive
portfolio of sponsors.”
Salman Haider, Head of UK Consumer Bank and International
Personal Bank EMEA, Citi, commented:
"We are pleased to be the title sponsor of the 2019 Canary Wharf
Squash Classic tournament. It is great to support such a
prestigious event and onethat is held right on the doorstep of
our Citigold lounge in Canary Wharf."
Since inception, the Canary Wharf Squash Classic has always had
very close links with Canary Wharf Group.
Lucie Moore, Head of Arts+Events comments:
“Canary Wharf Group has supported the Squash Classic for over
15 years and we have seen it develop into the PSA World Tour
event that it is today. We are delighted to have the event
secured for an additional three years as it forms a key
highlight in our varied arts and events programme. We look
forward to welcoming Citigold Wealth Management, one of our
longstanding tenants, as the title partner and kicking off the
2019 Corporate Challenge, in our iconic East Wintergarden.”
The Corporate Challenge was first held in 1983 under the name
‘The Square Mile Squash Competition’ and has become a staple of
the Canary Wharf Squash Classic, hosting some of London’s most
influential corporations. The 2018 edition was won by Aviva
Investors, who defeated OC&C Strategy Consultants in the final.
Garner further commented: "The Corporate Challenge has been
an intrinsic part of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic for a
number of years and we are looking forward to activating the
partnership with the latest instalment of the event."
The 2019 instalment of the CitigoldWealth Management Canary
Wharf Squash Classic will see the tournament celebrate its 16th
edition and it will again be staged at the East Wintergarden in
Live action from the
tournament will be broadcast live on SQUASHTV (Rest of World)
and Eurosport Player (Europe only), while mainstream channels
across the globe will show coverage of the semi-finals and
final, including BT Sport, beIN Sports, Fox Sports Australia,
Astro and more.