Squash World Series Finals to make US debut

IANS| Updated: Dec 27, 2013, 17:54 PM IST

London: The Professional Squash Association (PSA) Friday announced that the 2013 World Series Finals will take place in Virginia, United States from March 15-19, 2014.

One of the pinnacle events on the squash calendar, the World Series Finals have been staged at London`s Queens Club for the past four years but the PSA have decided to take the event `on the road` to help increase global awareness of the sport.

The Finals will be the first ever held on American soil with Richmond extending their already long-standing association with world class squash, having staged the North American Open for the past five years.

"The Finals have enjoyed a superb few years at London`s Queens Club but we felt that a change in schedule for this event was necessary," said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.

"The Finals have taken place in the UK since the mid-1990s but with PSA World Tour events taking place in all corners of the globe, we want to maximise on the international reach of squash. "

With the iconic Tournament of Champions returning to New York in January and Chicago`s Windy City Open joining the World Series line-up in February, the World Series Finals will add a further North American feel to the 2014 calendar.

The top eight players in the World will be hosted at the luxurious Jefferson Hotel before going head-to-head at Richmond`s Westwood Club for the right to be crowned World Series Champion.