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Finnish Masters Open 2017

Replays of the streamed matches are now available on the Squashfi youtube account


Meltron Finnish Masters Open – the beginning of a tradition

Salmisaaren Sisu, an active squash club in our capital area in co-operation with the Finnish Squash Association and Talihalli venue were happy to organize the 1st Meltron Finnish Masters Open 2017 in Helsinki.

When putting the tournament together we knew that the time is challenging: Continental Europe is largely on vacation in August, there will be a traditional squash tournament in Riga, Latvia during the same weekend – and the European Masters Championships would be only in a couple of weeks ahead. But we knew, that with effective marketing and communication we will succeed. And we did.
Finland has a very active Masters’ squash scene and our Masters’ players have participated in all Masters World and European Championships since 2003, when Finland had the honour of hosting the World Masters. So we knew that we will have a number of domestic players taking part in the tournament. Of course we hoped that there would be as many European players as possible and we think we succeeded in that objective as well. We are sure we will have a lot more players in 2018, when we organize the tournament again. The schedule is already ready, so we are happy to see twice as much players next year.
Finland and the Finnish Squash Association have always aimed at organizing high quality events. Finnish Squash has a long history of hosting European as well as World class events. The first European Team Championship in Finland was in 1980 followed by 1989, 1998, 2011 and the latest one in April 2017. The Men’s World Team Championships in 1991 as well as the World Masters in 2003 were a success. Apart from these prestigious events we have had the pleasure of hosting many other European Championships for Juniors and Clubs.
In 2017, Finland celebrates a century of independence and continuous democracy. The secret of Finland is simple. We have had lots of practice: We became autonomous 208 years ago when the Grand Duchy of Finland was formed in 1809 and we have had a parliament of our own ever since 1906. Finland’s 100 years of independence was also highly visual in our tournament and we know that all our European guests also joined our celebration.
We are happy to welcome all our Masters friends to take part in the 2nd Finnish Masters Open in August 2018.


W35+: Raila Luhtala, Riikka Piekäinen, Marja Vainio


W55+: Jane Mpilanen, Sari Ahlblad, Petra El Ghanam


M35+: Jaakko-Antti Peltola, Mika Monto


M45+: Esa naukkarinen, Anssi Määttänen


M50+: Raimo Yliranta, James Hyatt, Erki Mäki


M55+: Heikki Castren


M60+: Lou van Talligan, Kale Leskinen, Paul Harris


M65+: Esa Tuominen, Markku Kaistinen


M70+: Lars Ekholm, Heikki Teräsvirta


Draws are public

The draws have been publised in the Tournamentsoftware and can also be reached forn the link ”Draws & results” in the sidebar.


List of seeded players:

M35
1. Barnáš Vít CZE
2. Spoljar Domagoj CRO

W35
1. Piekäinen Riikka FIN
2. Vuorela Lotta FIN

M45
1. Määttänen Anssi FIN
2. Naukkarinen Esa FIN
3-4. Tiitinen Petteri FIN
3-4. Novak Aleš CZE

M50
1. Hyatt James ENG
2. Kruse Marko GER
3-4. Yliranta Raimo FIN
3-4. Mäki Erik FIN

M55
1. Homburg Lothar GER
2. Chan David WAL
3-4. Raiski Seppo FIN
3-4. Määttänen Teuvo FIN

W55
1. Ahlblad Sari FIN
2. El Ghanam Petra GER

M60
1. Leskinen Kale FIN
2. Harris Paul SCO
3-4. Hathway Alan ENG
3-4. Van Talligan Lou ENG

M65
1. Kaistinen Markku FIN
2. Tuominen Esa FIN

M70
1. Teräsvirta Heikki FIN
2. Ekholm Lars FIN


Starting times of age groups:

M35/40 Fri 18:00
M45 Fri 17:00
M50 Fri 19:00
M55 Fri 16:00
M60 Fri 16:00
M65 Fri 17:00
M70 Sat 10:00

W35/50 Sat 11:00
W55/60 Sat 12:00


Salmisaaren Sisu in co-operation with the Finnish Squash Association and Talihalli in Helsinki proudly present the 1st Finnish Masters Open Championship 2017.

Finland has a very active Masters’ squash scene and our Masters’ players have participated in all Masters World and European Championships since 2003, when Finland had the honour of hosting the World Masters.

Finland and the Finnish Squash Association have always aimed at organizing high quality events. Finnish Squash has a long history of hosting European as well as World class events. The first European Team Championship in Finland was in 1980 followed by 1989, 1998, 2011 and the latest one in April 2017. The Men’s World Team Championships in 1991 as well as the World Masters in 2003 were a success. Apart from these prestigious event we have had the pleasure of hosting many other European Championships for Juniors and Clubs.

We aim to give you all necessary information on this site, but do feel free to contact us if there is anything we have missed.

Welcome to Helsinki to the 1st Finnish Masters’ Open Championship!