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Madison, Wisconsin is set to host its largest prize money Professional Squash Association (PSA) event to date September 26-29: the 2013 Madison Open PSA Challenger with a prize purse of $10,000 hosted at the Madison Squash Workshop.
Three PSA tournaments with prize purses of $5,000 from 2009-2011 and a Women’s Squash Association $10,000 tournament in 2012 preceded the U.S. Pro Series event.
The sixteen-player draw represents nine countries including top seed, 2010 champion, world No. 51, and Republic of South Africa international Shaun Le Roux, last weekend’s Charlottesville Open champion and finalist Martin Knight and Charles Sharpes as the two and four seeds respectively, and Egyptian world No. 56 Karim Ali Fathi as the three seed.
“It’s always good to have the professionals come to Madison,” said Damon Bourne, Director of Squash at Madison Squash Workshop.
“It’s not something you see every day in the Midwest so it’s a treat for us.
“We have a very international squash community and they really appreciate that these players are coming from all over the world to be here and play in our little neck of the woods.”
Half of the first round matches and each match thereafter will be streamed live here.
The tournament is free and open to the public.