Welcome to the 2014 METROsquash Windy City Open presented by GUggenheim
This 2014 METROsquash Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners offers the richest prize purse Chicago Squash has ever seen. This is the second year Guggenheim Partners has been the title sponsor of the event and we're thrilled to have their support to bring the best squash in the world to Chicago.The $100,000 PSA GOLD SERIES men's event is sure to draw the majority of top 10 players in the world. This year's event will welcome the women back with a WSA GOLD $50,000 event, that should also attract most of the world's top 10 women squash professionals.
Tournament Director, John Flanigan, spoke with many of the PSA and WSA professionals while in Philadelphia this past October for the U.S. Open. "Many of the pros I spoke with, like Nicol David (women's world #1) are thrilled to be coming to Chicago for the first time. And those who have played in the court in Cathedral Hall in the past, such as Greg Gaultier, Nick Matthew and James Wilstrop are excited to see the event return at this level."
The glass court in Cathedral Hall, with it's stained glass and gothic style is a unique, intimate venue for the sport at its highest level. Chicago fans who haven't been to a pro event in a while can expect some new features, such as digital screens for video review of let calls and instant replays.
The Tournament retains its connection with METROsquash, Chicago's urban squash and education program for students in Chicago Public Schools. You can read more about them and their exciting plans for a new facility at www.metrosquash.org
Patron Packages can be purchased online and are highly recommended to guarantee yourself a seat for the action.
A U.S. Regional Squash Tournament championship is held concurrently with the pro event Thursday, February 28 through March 2. NEW THIS YEAR--those who want to compete in this event must register separately via the U.S. Squash website.