This is the 11th year a professional squash event will be held in Richmond. It reached the elite ‘World Series’ status in 2008 and 2013 promises to be the biggest year yet. It is one of 10 major World Series level men’s Professional Squash Association (PSA) tournaments to take place around the world. It is one of the longest running and most prestigious titles in North America, and will feature the world’s best players from all over the world including Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.
The North American Open will bring in top players like James Willstrop, Nick Matthew, Greg Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Karim Darwish, and Amr Shabana.
This is the third year in a row the tournament will be held at the Westwood Club where the first two squash courts were built in Richmond and where the Richmond Squash movement began in the sixties. It has a history of hosting professional sporting events including the first Virginia Slims Tennis Tournament. Click here for more information on the Westwood Club as well as contact information and a map.
The North American Open will be broadcast live around the world on numerous TV networks and online to millions of viewers.
ESPN3 will broadcast the semifinals and finals this year. All matches will be seen live online and followed through event partners that include US Squash, the World Squash Federation, the Professional Squash Association, Virginia Squash and many other international websites and media outlets. Squash TV (www.squashtv.com) is the official live and video on demand website of the Professional Squash Association [www.psaworldtour.com ]. Live matches and selected full match replays are included with short form video on demand, highlights, interviews, and features available free of charge to registered users.
|2013||Ramy Ashour (Egypt)||Nick Mathew (England)||11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7|
|2012||James Willstrop (England)||Ramy Ashour (Egypt)||11-7, 11-8, 11-7|
|2011||Nick Matthew (England)||Ramy Ashour (Egypt)||11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6|
|2010||Nick Matthew (England)||Ramy Ashour (Egypt)||11-9, 16-14, 5-4 retired|
|2009||Ramy Ashour (Egypt)||Nick Matthew (England)||11-8, 13-11, 10-12, 5-11, 11-8|
|2008||James Willstrop (England)||Gregory Gaultier (France)||11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-4|
|2007||Anthony Ricketts (Australia)||Lee Beachill (England)||11-8, 11-7, 12-10|
|2006||John White (Scotland)||Adrian Grant (England)||11-9, 11-6, 11-9|
|2005||Shahid Zaman (Pakistan)||Bradley Ball (England)||11-5, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9|
|2004||Rodney Durbach (South Africa)||Jan Koukal (Czech Republic)||15-8, 15-10, 15-11|