History

about the tournament

WSF Mens World Team Championship

The WSF World Men’s Team Squash Championships are an international squash competition organised by the World Squash Federation (WSF) and played between teams representing different nations. Countries enter teams of three or four players to represent them in the championships. In each round of the competition, teams compete against each other in a best-of-three singles match contest. The competition is held once every two years, with the venue changing each time.

New Zealand has been awarded the 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, marking a return of the elite team tournament to the country.

The biennial tournament, which sees four-man squads from top squash-playing nations around the world battle it out in best-of-three-match clashes, is set to be played in an exhibition centre on the North Island city of Tauranga and is provisionally scheduled for late 2023.

News of Tauranga’s winning bid will no doubt come as a relief to squash lovers in New Zealand – which has not hosted the men’s event since 1983 – after COVID-19 restrictions forced Tauranga to relinquish the 2021 edition.

squash audience

tournament history

The WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship has a rich, prestigious history. Since the tournament’s inception, the championship has grown in popularity and prestige, attracting the worlds top squash players and teams.
Year City Country Winners Runners-up
1967 Melbourne Australia Australia Great Britain
1969 Birmingham England Australia Great Britain
1971 Palmerston North New Zealand Australia Great Britain
1973 Johannesburg South Africa Australia Great Britain
1976 Birmingham England Great Britain Pakistan
1977 Toronto Canada Pakistan New Zealand
1979 Brisbane Australia Great Britain Pakistan
1981 Stockholm Sweden Pakistan Australia
1983 Auckland New Zealand Pakistan England
1985 Cairo Egypt Pakistan New Zealand
1987 London England Pakistan New Zealand
1989 Singapore Singapore Australia Pakistan
1991 Helsinki Finland Australia England
1993 Karachi Pakistan Pakistan Australia
1995 Cairo Egypt England Pakistan
1997 Petaling Jaya Malaysia England Canada
1999 Cairo Egypt Egypt Wales
2001 Melbourne Australia Australia Egypt
2003 Vienna Australia Australia France
2005 Islamabad Pakistan England Australia
2007 Chennai India England Australia
2009 Odense Denmark Egypt France
2011 Paderborn Germany Egypt England
2013 Mulhouse France England Egypt
2015 Event Cancelled - - -
2017 Marseille France Egypt England
2019 Washington DC USA Egypt England
2021 Cancelled - - -
2023 Tauranga, New Zealand TBD TBD TBD

Recent Finishing Positions and Info (full details in the pdf below)