The Professional Squash Association (PSA) can confirm that the 2020 Oracle NetSuite Open – originally scheduled for September 22-28 – has been cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oracle NetSuite Open has been held annually on the PSA World Tour since 2011, with the latter rounds of the tournament being staged on San Francisco’s Embarcadero Plaza in front of the famous Ferry Building.
World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily are the current defending champions after beating fellow Egyptians Nour El Tayeb and Tarek Momen, respectively, in last year’s finals.
“Unfortunately, the challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak have made it impossible to hold this year’s Oracle NetSuite Open,” said Tournament Promoter John Nimick.
“Both Evan [Goldberg, Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite] and I would like to thank all of our partners and supporters over the past eight years for their support in bringing the world’s best players to the Bay Area. Our tournament has become a major stop on the PSA World Tour and was one of the first Gold level events in the world to offer prize money parity.
“It is because of our partners that the Oracle NetSuite Open has made a positive impact on the world of squash. I am hopeful we will be able to showcase the world’s best in San Francisco once again next year and look forward to sharing our plans for the next instalment with all supporters in 2021.”