The 2019-2020 PSA Women’s World Championship, the most prestigious squash tournament of the season, will take place in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining ancient wonder of the world, after an agreement was reached today between the Professional Squash Association (PSA), Egyptian events company I-Events and title sponsors CIB.
Due to take place from October 23 to November 1, 2019, the tournament will bring 64 of the best female squash players in the world together to compete for the sport’s biggest prize – and a share of a $325,000 prize fund – with the spectacular Pyramids set to provide a stunning backdrop for the first time since the Al Ahram Open was staged there in 2016.
The 2019-2020 event will also see a World Championship return to the Pyramids at Giza for the first time since 2006, when Australian David Palmer defied the odds to defeat Gregory Gaultier and win one of the greatest ever men’s finals.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is only one example of the spectacular locations that squash has helped enhance in a dynamic way over the past years. A glass court has been erected at incredible locations such as New York’s Grand Central Terminal, on top of the Peninsula Shanghai, which overlooks the city’s famous Bund, and the Théâtre Graslin in the French city of Nantes, among many others around the world.