Women’s prize money doubled for Netsuite Open
By NATHAN CLARKE
The 2016 NetSuite Open looks set to draw some of the biggest names in women’s squash this September after it was announced today that prize money will be doubled for the 2016 iteration of the iconic tournament.
Taking place in front of San Francisco’s Ferry Building in one of the most stunning locations on the PSA World Tour, the 2016 NetSuite Open will see 16 of the world’s best female players come together to compete for a $50,000 prize fund – double the $25,000 on offer during the inaugural staging of the tournament in 2015.
The world’s best male players will also return for the sixth staging of the Men’s NetSuite Open, which maintains its M100 status for a second consecutive year.
“We are very pleased to confirm that prize money at this year’s NetSuite Open will be double that of 2015 in a move that I feel will greatly enhance the tournament’s reputation as one of the most progressive events on the PSA World Tour,” said tournament promoter John Nimick.
“Female players play on the same sized court, under the same rules and train just as hard as their male counterparts so we are delighted to be in a position where we can begin to close the current disparity in prize money whilst also strengthening the standing of our tournament.”
Evan Goldberg, co-founder of title sponsor NetSuite, said: “Increasing prize money ensures that we will attract some of the biggest names in women’s squash to San Francisco this September and I look forward to welcoming all players to the city for what promises to be a spectacular week of competition this autumn.”
The 2016 NetSuite Open will take place from September 26 – October 1 on a specially constructed glass-court and spectator venue located in front of San Francisco’s Ferry Building.
Qualification will begin on September 25 at the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Further information and ticket details can be found by visiting http://ww.netsuiteopensquash.com
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