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PSA World Championships head for Seattle in 2015

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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On the edge of Lake Washington, America stages $350,000 pinnacle men’s event for the first time

The squash courts at the ProSports Club
The squash courts at the ProSports Club

The 2015 PSA World Squash Championship, the pinnacle event in the squash calendar, will take place in the American city of Bellevue, Washington, on the edge of Lake Washington, in November next year.

A major suburb of Seattle, Bellevue will become the first American destination ever to host the sport’s most prestigious competition as 112 of the world’s best squash players converge on the Bellevue Pro Sports Club to battle it out for the right to win the $350,000 tournament and be crowned World Champion.

Bellevue will become the 24th city to host the tournament, only the third in North America after Toronto, Canada and Hamilton, Bermuda, in what will be the 37th staging of the week-long squash spectacular.

“We are delighted to confirm that the 2015 PSA World Squash Championship will take place in Bellevue and to welcome the city on-board as the latest world class destination to become associated with professional squash,” said PSA CEO Alex Gough.

“The World Championship is the most prestigious title in squash and to be taking the sport’s pinnacle event to an American audience for the first time in history is tremendously exciting for everyone involved.

“We are looking forward to working closely with all our partners in Bellevue over the coming year in preparation for what I am sure will be an exciting and demanding competition which will see the world’s best players on display.”

ShabanaKhan2015 PSA World Squash Championship tournament organiser Shabana Khan (right), Founder and CEO of YSKevents said; “We are very excited to be bringing the World Championship to the USA for the very first time and feel certain that Bellevue, Washington will prove to be a fitting venue for such a prestigious competition.

“We already enjoy a strong working relationship with the PSA and look forward to building yet further on that over the next year ahead of the 2015 World Squash Championship.”

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The 2015 World Squash Championship will take place in Bellevue, Washington in November 2015. The week-long event will take place at the city’s Pro Sports Club (right). Exact tournament dates will be confirmed at a later date.

Directed by legendary champion and the top junior coach Azam Khan, the PRO Sports Club squash program is world class, with Shabana and Latasha Khan also offering vast experience after years of competition on the WSA Tour. The club has nine international -sized courts.

The 2014 World Squash Championship takes place in Qatar from November 14 – 21, the fourth time the Middle Eastern nation has hosted the pinnacle event in squash, when England’s Nick Matthew will be trying to defend the title he won in Manchester in 2013.

 

 

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