U.S. Open heads back to Philly for 2013

Kristi Maroc reports

12 US Open Day 9b 152.JPGThe world’s most elite players will return to Philadelphia in 2013 to compete in one of the top international displays of professional squash talent, the U.S. Open Squash Championships.Official dates have been announced for the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, the premier event that forms part of the World Series tour for both the PSA and WSA.

The 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships will be held from October 9-18 and once again hosted at Drexel University.

Last year’s U.S. Open saw women’s world #1 Nicol David take home the women’s U.S. Open trophy – the first time she has won the U.S. Open title and the only world series trophy she needed to complete her collection.

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Coming off court from a four game match against world #2 Raneem el Weleily, Nicol was thrilled with the win.

“I’m just so overwhelmed – I just won the U.S. Open! I can’t believe it,” she said.

2012 U.S. Open men’s champion Ramy Ashour echoed her sentiments.

“It’s so good to win such a big title, it means a lot to me,” he said.

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“All the players are producing the best squash at this tournament, and it’s a great chance for squash fans around the world to watch some quality squash”.

The U.S. Open is a major international showcase of talent in the sport, bringing visitors from across the globe to Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center to view the competition between world’s best professional players.

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“Drexel University works in close partnership with U.S. Squash to host the U.S. Open. They have excellent experience with hosting national and international events,” said Kevin Klipstein, CEO of U.S. Squash.

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“The Daskalakis Athletic Center is a world class venue which provides the best resources and facilities to present a global event of this size and prominence.”

This will be the third consecutive year the prestigious tournament has been held at Philadelphia’s Drexel University.

The finals of the event are streamed live on Squash TV and broadcast by 18 distributors worldwide, reaching a potential audience of 300 million people worldwide.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2013 U.S. Open Squash Championships.

For more information email sponsorship@usopensquash.com.

Tournament site: www.usopensquash.com 

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