US Squash has announced U.S. Championships dates for the 2013-2014 season.
The 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, the country’s most prestigious tournament attracting the best players from around the world to compete on U.S. soil will kick off the 2013-2014 squash season October 9-18 at Drexel University.
The U.S. Intercollegiate Doubles will take place October 11-13 with U.S. Women’s Team Squash Championships bringing together teams from across the country to compete for the Howe Cup title set for the next weekend of October 18-20.
The U.S. Open Doubles Championships move to Philadelphia from December 6-8 where the top Australian pair of Damien Mudge and Ben Gould will be defending their title.
The U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships, the largest individual junior tournament in the world, will then round out the year from December 14-17 at Yale University.
The first national championship of 2014 will be the U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships at Yale University from January 31 to February 2, and the U.S. High School Team Squash Championships will return as largest squash tournament in the world from February 7-9, likely in Philadelphia, though the location is still to be confirmed.
The U.S. Hardball Singles Championships will play out February 14-16, while on the same weekend Trinity College will defend their national title at Harvard University for the College Squash Association Men’s National Team Championships.
After edging out Trinity 5-4 to win the 2013 finals, Harvard University returns to the 2014 College Squash Association Women’s National Team Championships hosted by Princeton University the weekend of February 21-23
2013 CSA Individual champions Amanda Sobhy of Harvard and Amr Khaled Khalifa of St. Lawrence University will be a junior and sophomore respectively at the 2014 College Squash Association Individual Championships from February 28 to March 2. The New York City doubles classic, the U.S. Century Doubles Squash Championships is set for the same weekend.
The U.S. Championships (Men’s and Women’s Closed) which crowns the best men’s and women’s players in America as well as the U.S. Masters Squash Championships will be held March 7-9, the location to be determined.
The top U.S. junior players will be decided at Princeton University in the U.S. Junior Squash Championships (Closed) March 14-16 with entrants restricted to the top 32 nationally ranked applicants.
The second half of March sees the Doubles calendar pick up with the U.S. Doubles Squash Championships set for March 21-23 and the U.S. Junior Squash Doubles Championships returning to Wilmington, Delaware March 28-30.
The U.S. Junior Silver Squash Championships will see the second tier of junior players, those ranked #33 and below, return to Philadelphia for the April 11-13 event.
The final U.S. Championships of the 2013-2014 season will be the U.S. Junior Bronze Squash Championships and U.S. Mixed Squash Doubles Championships in Greenwich, CT on April 25-27, rounding out the 2013-2014 National Championships calendar.