The “Big Squash” will pit Cal Berkeley vs Stanford in a special college exhibition match on the tournament’s glittering all-glass Show Court Sunday September 26th starting at 2:00pm.
This exhibition match is part of a larger movement that intends to bring awareness around squash to the region, to families interested in a lifelong sport, and to Cal and Stanford officials. Both schools have club teams that aspire to eventual Varsity status. More than 35 colleges and universities have varsity squash programs in the USA, while more than 50 other schools have club teams.
The college match is the idea of Tournament Producer and Director John Nimick, who also serves as Chair of the College Squash Association. “While the scheduling for the 2021 Oracle NetSuite Open changed significantly due to the pandemic, the PSA and I have wanted to explore a daylight session at Embarcadero Plaza for years. College squash is on the rise and, as an exhibition, The Big Squash will give a boost to both teams. With Stanford’s Women’s program back up to Varsity status and Cal Berkeley’s strength as a club team, creating a match between these great rivals seemed like a natural fit,” says Nimick.
Event: Cal vs Stanford Squash Exhibition Match
Format: The match will be five-a-side with Stanford’s team being co-ed
Location: Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco (in front of the Ferry Building)
To ensure the safest possible environment for you, your guests and the City of San Francisco, proof of full vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours of attendance will be REQUIRED for ALL ticket holders and gueststo the Embarcadero Plaza squash compound. Vetting and testing services will be administered by RokketMed at the main entrance. Details of the admission process to follow.
As an outdoor event at this time per SF County guidelines, masks are optional and will not be required for ticket holders. All event staff will be fully vaccinated and tested prior to the event.