Club Atwater

Club Atwater

March 22, 2011 14:42 ET

Atwater Cup Woman's International Pro Squash Tournament

Top Squash Players Compete in Montreal from March 28 - April 2

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Club Atwater, one of Montreal's premiere squash and badminton clubs since 1926, Squash Québec and The Women's International Squash Players Association (WISPA), announced today the Women's International Pro Squash Tournament will take place at Club Atwater March 28 to April 2, 2011. The top woman's squash players in the world will be in Montreal competing for a prize pool of $25,900 and crucial world ranking points in what will be Canada's largest female squash event on the calendar.

Players are expected to partake from the U.S., South America, England, Ireland, Asia, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Egypt and our own Canadian players.

Club Atwater based kiwi Joelle King (world number 15) will feature highly in the seedings and with some local support a tip for the title could be a strong possibility. For further information on Ms. King, please visit www.joelleking.com.

Atwater's own Quebecer Lindsay Bovaird (number 5 in Canada under 19 girls) has been awarded a wild card entry into the qualifying draw. Ms. Bovaird is a student at The Study School in Montreal and is the voice on the popular Quebec based cartoon Caillou.

Ms. Alexandra Norman (world number 47 representing Canada) is originally from England and who now resides in Montreal will compete for the title. 

The public are welcome to Club Atwater to support Joelle King, Lindsay Bovaird and Alexandra Norman who will compete in what will be a great week showcasing some of the finest woman's athletes in the world.

Members of the media are welcome to meet and profile the players who will be available for interviews. 

Information on scheduled times and to follow the results of the players can be accessed at www.clubatwater.ca, www.squash.qc.ca or www.wispa.net. Tickets can be reserved in advanced by calling Glen Wilson, Head Squash Pro, Club Atwater at 514-935-2431 or purchased at the door. Club Atwater is located at 3505 avenue Atwater, Montreal.

Schedule:

1stround qualifying March 28th – 5:00 pm $10.00
2ndround qualifying March 29th – 5:00 pm $10.00
1stround main draw March 30th – 5:00 pm $15.00
Quarter finals March 31st - 5:00 pm $20.00
Semi Finals April 1st - 6:00 pm $20.00
Final April 2nd - 2:00 pm $25.00
A full week pass $50.00

About Club Atwater

Located between the edge of downtown Montreal and Westmount, formerly the Montreal Badminton and Squash Club, Club Atwater has upheld a tradition of club excellence since 1926. Today, more than ever, we maintain a strong focus on tradition while offering our members a modern club experience second to none. For more information about Club Atwater, please visit the new web site at www.clubatwater.ca.

About Squash Québec

Squash Québec promotes the development of squash in Quebec by providing different opportunities to squash players and encouraging participation through a variety of services and programs. For more information about Squash Québec, please visit www.squash.qc.ca.

About WISPA

The Women's International Squash Player's Association was founded in 1983. The rationale then was to unite talented players from around the world, co-ordinate and expand their opportunities to compete. WISPA sanctioned events take place all around the world. Melbourne, Mexico City and Monte Carlo, Doha, Dublin, and Dallas, Shanghai and Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Cairo, Kuala Lumpur... these and many more cities and countries host women's international squash tournaments. The WISPA World Tour is a well managed expanding programme that lends itself superbly to the demands of promoters, venues, spectators, sponsors, and the media. For more information about WISPA, please visit www.wispa.net.

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