Richest World Open has London Start in August
for the championships will be held in London, England on the 28th
August 2009 at St Georgeís Hill Squash & Tennis Club.
Thirty-two players will compete for sixteen main draw places in the
main draw that will be played in Kuwait. The thirty-two Qualifiers
will comprise the twenty highest ranked PSA players, eight WSF
selected players and four Kuwaiti nominated players. The Main Draw
of six-four participants will consist of the forty-seven top ranked
PSA players, sixteen successful Qualifiers and one Kuwaiti Wildcard,
Abdullah Al-Meyzeyan, the Kuwaiti No.1 who will have the
honour of playing the first
match of the event following the Opening Ceremony.
fund of US$275,000 is the largest ever offered by any
World Open or World Tour event. The Championship will be held in
Kuwait between the 1-7 November.
Tournament will stage a glittering Opening and Closing Ceremony
as well as hosting an Official Championship Gala Dinner.
Professional Squash Association Chief Operating Officer Lee Beachill
"The PSA were delighted
to award the 2009 Menís World Open to Sheikha Fadyah Al-Sabah. Over
the past few years Kuwait has produced some of the most
spectacular events on the PSA World Tour and we have no doubt, as
the prize money suggests, this will the biggest and the best PSA
Menís World Open we have ever seen. Sheikha Fadyah Al-Sabah and her
event management team have a wealth of experience in producing high
class squash events and together with the top sixty-four players in
the world this is certainly a World Open not to be missed."