Egypt’s world No. 2 Karim Abdel Gawad (R) and world No. 3 Mohamed Elshorbagy both make their Oracle NetSuite Open debut in 2017. (image: squashpics.com)
World class squash returns to the San Francisco Bay Area this fall for the eighth Oracle NetSuite Open Squash Championships, September 24-30, with four days of play at the South Lawn of Justin Herman Plaza on the NetSuite Challenge Court portable all-glass squash court, September 27-30.
The $100,000 men’s draw and $50,000 women’s draw has attracted the strongest Oracle NetSuite Open field to date, including six confirmed world champions and finalists.
Defending champions Gregory Gaultier of France, world No. 1 and three-time Oracle NetSuite Open champion, and Laura Massaro of England, former world No. 1 and current world No 4, both return to defend their 2016 titles.
Three former world No. 1’s enter the men’s draw in hopes of dethroning Gaultier, Karim Abdel Gawad, Nick Matthew and Mohamed Elshorbagy. Matthew, England’s two-time runner up, enters his fourth Oracle NetSuite Open in hopes of capturing his first title. Egyptians Gawad, world No. 2 and current men’s world champion, and Elshorbagy, world No. 3, both make their Oracle NetSuite Open debut.
In the women’s draw, Nicol David of Malaysia, the sport’s most decorated female with eight world championship titles and former world No. 1, returns for her second Oracle NetSuite Open.
Two rounds of qualifying and all first round matches will take place at local clubs, September 24-26.
Tickets are on sale now for glass court play, September 27-30, at www.oraclenetsuiteopen.com, with a price range available for every budget. Tickets sold out quickly last year so purchase yours today!
For group rates, packages and select box seat availability, contact the Oracle NetSuite Open Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 415-738-2517.
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