Set Squash Marseille (situated in the South of France for those of you who are not familiar with French geography) is organising a 48 draw tournament (38 best ranked + 10 wild cards) for the Men, and a 32 draw tournament for women on the 14, 15 & 16th May 2004.

The prize fund is:

Men: €5,000 Euros, Women: €1,200 Euros

Qualification starts on the Friday night.

The 3 best French players (Thierry Lincou, world number 3), Grégory Gaultier (world number 12) and Renan Lavigne (world number 21) will take part in the event, making it a very exciting event!

The tournament is called:

"En hommage à Nicolas Siri"

Nicolas was a young squash player belonging to the French Junior Squad, a member of Set Squash Marseille, who died suddenly last year at 21, and who is greatly missed by all in Marseille and the whole of French Squash.

Nicolas attended, "Pole France", the National Training Centre" in Aix en Provence run by Fred Lecomte (French Junior National Coach), where young people are able to follow studies as well as squash training.

Please contact 
for more information.

The club has arrangements with local hotels at reasonable prices (well, compared to English prices anyway!).

Set Squash Marseille
265, avenue de Mazargues
13008 Marseille
tel:  00 33 4 91 80 31 00
fax: 00 33 4 91 80 44 40
mobile : Max de Peretti : 00 33 6 20 34 09 07

'Nico' in the French Junior Squad, with
André Delhoste, French coach (left)
 and Fred Lecomte (right)

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Nicolas Siri

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