The Professional Squash Association (PSA) are pleased to announce that the 2017 Nash Cup will offer parity in prize money for the first time in the event’s history.
The tournament, which is the biggest squash event in Canada this year, will take place between September 18 – 23 and will feature an equal $15,000 prize purse on both the Men’s and Women’s draw.
Held at the London Squash & Fitness Club in Ontario, Canada, the tournament has seen an array of winners since it held its first Men’s tournament in 2008 and has continued to grow on the PSA World Tour.
The first Women’s draw was added to the event in 2012, making the Nash Cup the first Canadian tournament to feature both genders.
Last year’s instalment saw England’s Declan James claim the Men’s title, whilst Canada’s Danielle Letourneau claimed the Women’s PSA W10 title.
“Across the PSA World Tour we continue to make great strides in increasing gender equality and it is great to see that the Nash Cup will become another event that showcases equality in the sport,” said PSA Chief Executive, Alex Gough.
“Over the years we have seen more events reach equal parity and we are delighted that the Nash Cup has also committed to equal prize money this year.”
The 2017 Nash Cup will take place at the London Squash & Fitness Club, Ontario, Canada from September 18 – 23. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.nashcup.com/the-nash-cup/tickets/