PSA World Tour
The PSA World Tour is the name of the main men’s professional squash tour. They organize tournaments year-round, all around the globe.
The PSA World Tour is coordinated by the Professional Squash Association, which is the governing body for men’s professional squash. You can watch the major PSA World Tour matches on PSA Squash TV.
There are different levels of PSA World Tour tournaments.
World Squash Championship
The most important tournament of the year with the biggest prize money is called the PSA World Squash Championship (it was formerly called the World Open). In 2012 this will be held in December in Doha, Qatar.
PSA World Series Squash
The next rung of tournaments are referred to as World Series events. All of these are included on Squash TV. In 2012, this includes seven tournaments:
- Tournament of Champions (New York)
- North American Open (Richmond)
- El Gouna International (Egypt)
- British Open (London)
- US Open Squash (Philadelphia)
- Kuwait PSA Cup
- Hong Kong Open
After that you have the PSA International events. These are medium-to-large events, some of which are included on Squash TV. Here were the International events for 2012:
- Comfort Inn Open (Vancouver)
- Motor City Open (Detroit)
- Swedish Open
- Metro Squash Open (Chicago)
- HKFC Invitational (Hong Kong)
- Manitoba Open (Winnipeg)
- Canary Wharf Squash Classic (London)
- Montreal Open
- Bluenose Classic (Halifax)
- CIMB Nicol David KL Open Squash Championships (Kuala Lumpur)
- Berkshire Squash Open, Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Grasshopper Cup (Zurich)
- Irish Squash Open (Dublin)
- Australian Open (Canberra)
- Colombia Open (Bogota)
- Malaysian Open Squash Championships (Kuala Lumpur)
- British Grand Prix (Manchester)
- Santiago Open (Spain)
- Macau Open
- Netsuite Open (San Francisco)
And finally you have the smaller PSA Challenger events, which are local tournaments with smaller prize purses for up-and-coming players to work their way up the ranks.
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