Professional Squash Returns to San Francisco with the Oracle NetSuite Open 2018
World class professional sport returns to the San Francisco Bay Area with the Ninth Annual Oracle NetSuite Open Squash Championship on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. Offering six days of premier international competition from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, the Oracle NetSuite Open is one of the top 10 professional tournaments by prize money on the global Professional Squash Association World Tour.
The squash championship tournament features fields of 24 men and 24 women, competing for a total purse of $206,000. One of the world tour's more prestigious events, the championship showcases top international players.
On the men's side, confirmed entrants include current World Number One-ranked and defending champion Mohamed Elshorbagy of Egypt, fellow countrymen Ali Farag and Tarek Momen (ranked two and four in the world, respectively), fifth-ranked Simon Rosner of Germany, three-time tournament winner Gregory Gaultier of France, two-time winner Ramy Ashour of Egypt, and sixth-ranked Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia.
Women's entrants include defending champion Sarah-Jane Perry of England, second-ranked Raneem Elewlily of Egypt, fourth-ranked Joelle King of New Zealand, fifth-ranked Camille Serme of France, seventh-ranked and 2016 champion Laura Massaro of England, and ninth-ranked and eight-time World Open winner Nicol David of Malaysia. The USA's Amanda Sobhy, the highest-ever world-ranked American, is also confirmed, along with Olivia Blatchford.
Matches are played best-of-five games, and average 45 minutes to an hour in length. For complete schedule information, please visit www.oraclenetsuite.com.
Reserved seat tickets for all sessions are available now online, starting from $20.
Before the championship in San Francisco, a round of 32 matches will be played at the Squash Zone in Redwood City and the Bay Club Redwood Shores. The round of 16 men's and women's matches will be played at the Bay Club San Francisco, Olympic Club, and University Club.
Play starts at the state-of-the-art glass court along the Embarcadero on September 29 with quarterfinal matches. The all-glass portable SuiteSuccess Court offers embedded video and LED displays with in-court scoring and replay capability, and a seating capacity of 500 guests per session.
The SuiteSuccess Court will be located on the south lawn of Embarcadero Plaza, located across from the Ferry Building.
For more information on the Oracle NetSuite Open, including the men's and women's draws, ticket purchase, and primers on the game of squash, please visit www.oraclenetsuiteopen.com.