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Free Live Webcast Of Nationals' Final Follows PSALive Deal

4 Feb 2008

PSALIVE.TV, the dedicated squash Internet webcast channel for all the major PSA Tour events, will cover the British National Championships live from the first round - including the men's final free - following an agreement with the organisers of the Championships at the National Squash Centre in Manchester, from 12-17 February.

The championships, in their 12th successive year in Manchester and sixth year at the National Squash Centre in Sportcity, have attracted world class fields from throughout the UK. In addition to the men's and women's open events, the tournament will feature Masters championships in age-group categories ranging from Over-35 to Over-70.

The free webcast initiative follows the highly successful 'freeview' of the recent Dunlop British Open final from the same venue recently - where psalive servers were pushed to their limit following the unexpected demand.

"We had a tremendous following of the British Nationals last year and there was real interest in some of the age-group matches as well, so we will certainly cover these during the later stages," said Adrian Battersby, who will be present throughout the week as lead commentator for PSALIVE.

"Of course, the open competition will be our main focus and if the men's and women's finals can match last year, then we are in for a treat. We have improved our servers in many ways since the British Open and upgraded in various areas so we shouldn't have any problems in everyone getting online to view, but we do have a maximum limit and there could be a chance that the full-up sign will be posted so my advice would be to get in early if you want to watch this match - you should pre-book the final online and that will guarantee you entry."

Membership of PSALIVE is free - all that is needed to be able to view the live matches is realplayer software, which can be downloaded free from the site.

Furthermore, PSALIVE will also be showing action from the women's championship - which will feature seven players from the world's top 20. "This will provide a rare and welcome chance to watch top class women's squash live," concluded Battersby.

Check out www.psalive.tv for details on web-streaming coverage of the 2008 British Nationals

For ticket details, visit the official website: www.nationalsquashchamps.co.uk