New York, NY, Nov. 18, 2011 The world’s largest squash spectator event, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, announced today that the 2012 championships will include a women’s professional draw in addition to the men’s PSA World Series Gold championship draw.
“We are absolutely thrilled that we are able to host the top professional women squash players in addition the best men’s players for the upcoming championships,” says John Nimick, president of Squash Engine, Inc., the event promoter.
“The inclusion of the top ranking players from both the men’s and women’s professional tours is especially fitting given the iconic status of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in the global squash community.” Recognized by Yahoo last week as one of the top ten of the world’s “most unusual sports venues,” the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions will take place January 20-26, 2012 in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal.
Sanctioned by the Women’s Squash Association (WSA), the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions women’s draw will feature a 16-player main draw and a 16-player qualification tournament.
Individual tickets and patron packages are available at www.tocsquash.com
JP Morgan, a global financial services company, is returning as the title sponsor and Lexington Partners as a gold sponsor. New sponsors supporting the event are silver sponsors NBC Universal and Sea Island and bronze sponsor New York Observer. The JP Morgan Tournament of Champions is also supported by returning sponsors Cayman Islands, Rums of Puerto Rico, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Dunlop, Campbell Apartment, Columbia Hospital, New York Life and the St. Giles Hotel. The tournament’s official charities are the urban youth enrichment programs StreetSquash and CitySquash. The J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions is operated by Squash Engine, Inc. an affiliate of long time management company Event Engine, Inc., the largest commercial squash promotional company in the world.