With six months to go until the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, U.S. SQUASH has announced that this year’s event will offer the highest prize money ever.
The prize money will total $185,000 between the men’s and women’s competitions which is a record for the event since its inception, and also maintains it as one of the most highly rewarded squash events in the world.
This year’s U.S. Open will again form part of the World Series tour for both the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and the Women’s Squash Association (WSA).
“The increased prize money reflects the success of the 2011 U.S. Open, and is excellent news for the players and supporters of the event,” said Kevin Klipstein, CEO of U.S. SQUASH.
“As one of the biggest squash championships in the world, we aim to provide not only a professional and prestigious world class event, but also prize money that reflects the prominence of the competition and its participants.”
The 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships will be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia from October 4-12.
The event attracts the world’s top professional players, as well as passionate fans from across the United States and around the world.
The U.S Open will be broadcast globally to a cumulative potential audience of over 1.2 billion on a combination of major terrestrial and cable/satellite channels and Squash TV.
Tickets to the 2012 U.S. Open will go on sale from May 1 at www.usopensquash.com.