A $118,000, 24-draw men’s and a $88,000, 24-draw women’s PSA world ranking single elimination tournament. One of the top 10 professional tournaments on the global PSA World Tour as determined by prize money. The Men’s winner in the 9th annual iteration of the tournament will earn $17,600. The Women’s division is in its 4th year and the winner will earn $12,100.
(as of June 25, 2018)
A field of top international male players including four current or former World No. 1 players; current No. 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY), three-time Oracle NetSuite Open champion Gregory Gaultier (FRA), two-time Oracle NetSuite Open champion Ramy Ashour and James Willstrop (ENG). Local Bay Club professional and world No. 240 Charlie Johnson (ENG) is the Wildcard entry into the main draw.
The women’s entries to date feature World No. 5 Camille Serme (FRA), World No. 8 Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG), who is also the defending champion, World. No. 9 Nicol David (MAS), winner of eight World Open titles and nine-year World no. 1, and USA star Amanda Sobhy. The Women’s Wildcard is Squash Zone professional and World no. 124 Aisling Blake (IRL).
The round of 32 matches for both men and women will be played September 27th at Squash Zone (10 matches) in Redwood City and Bay Club Redwood Shores (6 matches). The winners of these matches will compete in the round of 16 together with the top 8 seeds of each draw at the Bay Club San Francisco (8 matches), Olympic Club (4) and University Club (4) in San Francisco on September 28th.
Three women’s Quarterfinal matches will be played Saturday afternoon September 29th at the Bay Club San Francisco.
Play then moves to the evenings of Sept. 30-Oct. 2 on the state-of-the-art Oracle NetSuite Court, an all-glass portable squash court with embedded video and LED displays, on the South Lawn of Embarcadero Plaza by the San Francisco waterfront for the remaining men’s and women’s Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals. Seating capacity at the temporary outdoor arena is 500 per session.
September 27-29 – Main Draw club-based matches
September 29-October 2 – Main Draw competition on the portable, all-glass Oracle NetSuite Challenge Court on the South Lawn of Embarcadero Plaza.
The Men’s draw has a split Quarterfinal format, while the Women’s draw has a split Semi-final. There is no Qualifying tournament.
Reserved seat tickets are available through www.oraclenetsuiteopen.com and range from $20-$350.
Squash games are scored to 11 points. A point can be won regardless of who is serving. A player must earn two consecutive points clear of his opponent’s score to win any game tied at 10-10. A match is played best-of-five-games. The average match lasts 45 to 60 minutes.
The Oracle NetSuite Open is produced by Squash Engine based in Boston, MA. Squash Engine also produces the squash tour’s iconic annual Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal, NYC, as well as long running past events including the Canadian Classic in Toronto and Showdown at Symphony Hall in Boston. The company is owned and managed by US Squash Hall of Fame member John Nimick, a former WPSA no. 2 professional and US Intercollegiate and US National Champion.
Hitting the line is ‚out’ in squash – and the ‚ceiling’ is not in play.
Serves must be above this line – hitting it is ‚out’.
19″ high – all shots must be above the tin.
The ‚out’ line is 7 feet high.
Defining the two ‚service areas’ – when serving, the ball must go into the opposite service area.
The player must have at least one foot in the Service Box when serving.
are usually hit to the front corners of the court.
allows your opponent limited shot selection, usually precludes attack and may produce a ‚loose’ ball which facilitates your attack.
to be in the best position to ‚get’ balls on either side and to hit attacking shots on balls hit away from the side walls.
tends to keep opponents on the defense and produces opportunities for you to attack the front court.
The state-of-the-art portable all-glass court built by McWIL Squash in use at the Oracle NetSuite Open is the showcase court for all of Squash Engine’s proprietary events, as well as several other high profile PSA World Tour tournaments and special events in the USA. The court is seen by more than 250,000 people annually at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York's Grand Central Terminal, celebrating its 21st anniversary as the world’s largest squash spectator event this coming January 18-25, 2018. Information at www.tocsquash.com.
The Oracle + NetSuite Court is also the court-of-choice for the annual Windy City Open PSA World Series-level tournament at the University Club of Chicago and the new PMI Bellevue Classic in Bellevue, WA. Impact360, a National Urban Squash and Education Association program, will feature the court once again at the Denver Athletic Club for their annual fundraiser in November 2017.
The Oracle + NetSuite Champions Court has the following groundbreaking advancements: