WINDSOR SQUASH & FITNESS CLUB TO HOST 2018 CANADIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS OFFERING UNPRECEDENTED PRIZE MONEY
Squash Canada is thrilled to announce that the Windsor Squash & Fitness Club (WSFC) will host the 2018 Canadian Men’s and Women’s Team Squash Championships, and in an unprecedent move in Canadian squash, will offer significant prize money. From February 16-18, 2018, the WSFC will welcome Canada’s top players as they represent their home Province/Territory in hopes of capturing the separate men and women teams’ national titles.
Thanks to championship sponsors and enthusiastic squash supporters, the championships will be a history-making event, awarding total prize money of $21,000. The 6 gold medal finishers will each receive $2,000, $1,000 will go to each finalist and each bronze medalist will receive $500.
The Canadian Men’s and Women’s Team Championships is a high-calibre event in which 3 men or 3 women of each provincial/territorial team, as well as a Canadian Armed Forces team, play head-to-head, one player at a time, with the team who won the best of three matches being credited with the win. The timing of the event has moved from its traditional spot in early January to the February 16-18 dates, which is a protected date by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), and will therefore be free of PSA World Tour conflicts for the many Canadians who compete professionally.
The 2018 event will be one of the most exciting to date so get ready Southwestern Ontario, Canada’s best squash is headed your way! As more event details are secured they will be posted on www.squash.ca/events.
Team Ontario Selection Criteria
- Have participated in the Mayfair Lakeshore Ontario Closed Championships (November 10-12, 2017)
- Be in full time attendance at a university or college, in which case the player may compete for either his/her home province or his/her resident province
- Selection will be based on order of finish in the Ontario Closed Championship in the year of selection.
The committee will reserve the right to select team members if the 10th place finisher in the men’s draw and the 8th place finisher in the women’s draw decline their position for the provincial team.