The 2019 Oracle NetSuite Open will characteristic the largest prize fund in its 10-yr records when the PSA World Tour Gold-level occasion over again brings pinnacle-elegance squash returned to San Francisco between September 24-30.
“It’s amazing to look at how ways this tournament has come. Growing from a small event on the Peninsula to now one of the primary squash activities taking place in San Francisco, next to a number of the maximum iconic homes, has without a doubt been a dream come genuine,” stated Evan Goldberg, EVP of Oracle NetSuite. “We look forward to web hosting some of the fine athletes from around the sector.”
Held alongside the superb San Francisco waterfront, in the front of the famous Ferry Building on Embarcadero Plaza, the Oracle NetSuite Open, which joined the PSA Tour in 2011, will offer a record prize fund of $242,000 split evenly between the guys’s and girls’s divisions – a 17 percent increase on the total prize cash from remaining 12 months’s tournament. Based on total compensation, the event is currently the 10th biggest at the 2019-2020 international excursion.
In addition, this yr’s Oracle NetSuite Open will use an exceptional-of-3 games scoring format up to and which includes the semi-finals, with the finals reverting to the conventional pleasant of 5 layouts used somewhere else on the PSA Tour. As the format extensively utilized on the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals, the Oracle NetSuite Open is the second rating PSA Tour event to announce that it is going to be adopting a nice-of-three format after a successful trial at each the 2018 and 2019 Canary Wharf Classic.
Tournament promoter John Nimick is passionate about the scoring alternate. “Switching to the faster scoring format is extraordinarily interesting. The matches may be extra severe from the start and we are able to be able to present more players and greater amusement in every session to our developing fan base. The exchange also lets us present the identical wide variety of matches and rounds for each woman and men on the glass court docket at Embarcadero Plaza, that’s regular with our dedication to parity of prize money.”
Play at some point of the first two rounds can be split between Squash Zone, the Bay Club San Francisco, the Olympic Club, and the University Club, at the same time as motion from the area-finals onwards will be played at the Squash Engine court docket at Embarcadero Plaza.
PSA COO Lee Beachill said: “We’re extremely joyful to see that the Oracle NetSuite Open has raised its prize money for each woman and men, and I would like to thank John and Oracle NetSuite for their help.
“Across the PSA Tour, we’ve got made big strides in growing earnings and playing possibilities for our lady athletes, and it’s far not able to look the Oracle NetSuite Open be a part of a growing wide variety of tournaments that are supporting that dedication.
“The first-rate-of-3 video games layout may also permit even more matches to be performed on the glass court in one of the maximum pleasing places in expert squash as San Francisco hosts the arena’s leading gamers over again.”
Tickets for the Oracle NetSuite Open will pass on sale on July 6.