Halifax, Nova Scotia:
Even the Bluenose Squash Classic could not escape the far reaching effects of the current global economic environment and has been struggling to maintain the momentum of the past 7 years. Fortunately, due to the generous support of our core sponsorship group, and in particular, our new title sponsor, Fiera Properties Limited, there will be an 8th annual Bluenose Squash Classic.
The 2013 Bluenose Squash Classic – Presented by Fiera Properties Limited will be hosted in partnership with the Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness at Saint Mary’s University October 2013 and will offer up a prize purse of $35,000US.
While it is somewhat disappointing that the tournament will not see its eighth successive year of growth, the two year financial commitment received from Fiera Properties Limited is definitely a victory for the local squash community. This two year financial commitment will allow The Bluenose Squash Classic to weather the current period economic uncertainty, and hopefully in time, attract sufficient sponsorship revenue to once again bring the glass court back to Halifax.
The 2013 Bluenose Squash Classic – Presented by Fiera Properties Limited will run October 15th through the 20th and overlap with the $150,000 U.S. Open Squash Championships in Philadelphia which runs from October 11th – 18th. The organizing committee believes that by overlapping with the U.S. Open, and finishing five days before the start of the $325,000 PSA World Championship in Manchester, England, the Bluenose is positioned well to attract a relatively strong field for a PSA International 35 event.
A new twist for the 2013 Bluenose Squash Classic – Presented by Fiera Properties, is a guaranteed entry into the qualification draw for both the Nova Scotia Open champion and the Atlantic Open champion.
The organizing committee would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers, and local squash community at large for their continued support. The committee is both focused and excited for October when we can once again showcase this action packed sport and the athletes that play it to our community.
For sponsorship inquiries and general information,
please contact Jon Boody at firstname.lastname@example.org