WSA Confirm Prize-Fund Increase For Tournament of Champions

By iSportconnect | November 5, 2014

The Promoters of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions have confirmed that the 2015 Women’s Squash Association WSA Gold event will be boosted by a 20% prize-fund rise.

The squash spectator event is one of the world’s major squash championships and will take place at Grand Central Terminal in New York from 16-23 January 2015.

“As we celebrate 18 years of hosting the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal, I am delighted to announce that we are increasing the prize money for the men’s and women’s draws,” said John Nimick, President of Event Engine, Inc., the tournament promoter.

“All the very best players compete here – they love the spectacular Grand Central venue, the New York energy and the world’s most knowledgeable, and vocal, spectators.

“The players always give us their very best – and we are proud to reward their skill and dedication by increasing the prize money.”

The $60,000 WSA Gold event is expected to draw the world’s top players, led by defending champion Nicol David.

J.P Morgan, a global financial services company, has committed to a three-year sponsorship renewal and is returning as the title sponsor of the tournament for the seventh year.