Squash's Top Three Players Headline World Class Field
SAN FRANCISCO—July 31, 2013—The world's third-ranked squash player, England's James Willstrop, has joined the field of the 2013 NetSuite Open Squash Championships that will be played on the all-glass portable squash court on San Francisco's South Lawn of Justin Herman Plaza September 25–October 1, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software suites, and Event Engine jointly announced today.
With the addition of James Willstrop, the recent world number one player (2012), the NetSuite Open field boasts the current top three squash players in the world – two-time World Champion and No. 1 Ramy Ashour, No. 2 Gregory Gaultier and Willstrop.
"Having the top three players in the world coming to San Francisco shows that the NetSuite Open is fast becoming one of the major stops on the PSA (Professional Squash Association) Tour," said Evan Goldberg, NetSuite's co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board.
The 30-year-old British star recently won the final match of the 2013 Men's World Team Squash Championships to give England the title. Willstrop, 6-4, 200 pounds, was the top seed in last year's NetSuite Open but fell to Amr Shabana in the quarterfinals.
"I'm extremely excited about returning to San Francisco this year to participate in the 2013 NetSuite Open Squash Championships," said Willstrop. "It's great to have an event of this magnitude on the west coast and what better setting than this iconic outdoor venue overlooking the San Francisco Bay."
An acclaimed sports author, Willstrop owns a 301-107 record on the PSA tour with 17 championships. In fact, he has won five PSA tournaments and made 16 finals since 2010.
Sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association, the PSA International 70 NetSuite Open is one of the top 15 professional tournaments in the world as determined by prize money. With a $70,000 purse, the winner will earn $11,300.
The early rounds, comprising two rounds of Qualifying and the First Round (final 16) of the Main Draw, will be played across courts at Stanford University, the Bay Club San Francisco, the Olympic Club and University Club. The Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship will be played at Justin Herman Plaza.
Some 400 reserved seats are available for the NetSuite Open, ranging in price from $30 to $250. For tickets, draws, schedule and more information, please visit www.netsuiteopensquash.com. Follow the NetSuite Open on Facebook and Twitter.
Today, more than 16,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organizations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite excels at streamlining business operations as demonstrated in a recent Gartner study naming NetSuite as the fastest growing financial management software vendor on a global basis. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is accelerating.
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About Event Engine
Event Engine, Inc. is a visionary event and entertainment marketing company specializing in the creation of unique athletic, musical, corporate and philanthropic events in extraordinary venues. Founded in 2000 by US Squash Hall of Fame member John Nimick, Event Engine has grown from the management of a single, but unique, annual professional squash championship in Grand Central Terminal to a portfolio of successful events in some of the best known locations in North America and with some of the best-known entertainment celebrities in the world. The Event Engine mission is to provide an unparalleled, highly valuable, highest quality result for clients, customer and corporate partners.
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