01 Mar 2009
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Netherlands To Host World’s
Richest Squash Championships
An agreement has been concluded between the Professional
Squash Association and NextSquash which will
result in the world's richest Squash event being staged in
the Netherlands in 2011.
The 2011 Men's World Open, the leading championship
on the PSA Tour, will boast a prize fund of
$277,500. Coupled with the 2011 Women's World Open,
the combined prize fund will be in excess of $400,000.
PSA CEO Alex Gough stated: "The World Open is our
most prestigious event and we are delighted that Tommy
Berden and his team put forward such a strong tender for
holding the event in 2011.
"To have already placed such an important event as the World
Open for the next three years shows how vibrant the PSA
World Tour is at the moment. A large part of the decision
was based around the fact that we will be combining both
men's and women's events again. Manchester, in 2008, was
such an enormous success and I know that Tommy will be
looking to emulate that.
of NextSquash, added: "We are delighted to have secured the
rights from PSA to host the Men’s World Open 2011 in the
Netherlands. In particular, because we already hold the
rights to the Women’s World Open in 2011, which gives us the
opportunity to integrate the two most prestigious squash
events in the world into one major championship - something
which proved a great success in Manchester last year.
"These are exciting times for Squash in the Netherlands and,
whilst it is still three years away, we are already looking
forward to welcoming the best squash players on this planet
to our country."
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