SDA Statement in Response to Rob Dinerman Friday Article

January 11, 2020

The SDA Pro Tour wishes to correct some inaccuracies in yesterday’s article regarding tour cancellations written by Rob Dinerman. The tour was not contacted for comment prior to the publishing of the piece. Rob wrote, “Several of this season’s tournaments have offered less prize money than in the past and/or wound up having to reduce the size of the purse that they originally committed to providing.”

Only one event this season shrunk in prize money from the originally published calendar. The Ox Ridge Open, a first-time SDA event, was originally scheduled as a $25k event and shrunk to a $20k.
Several events grew in prize money this season. Sleepy Hollow Country Club Open was a $20k event last season; this year the event grew to $25k. The MFS Pro-Am Boston was a $40k event last season, and is a $50k event this year. The North American Open was a $50k event last season, and will be a $60k this season. The David C. Johnson Jr. Memorial was a $40k last season, and will be a $50k this season.

Prior to the cancellations of the Jim Bentley Cup, Baltimore Cup, and Graham Company Cup, the 2019-20 SDA Pro Tour boasted the largest prize money total since the tour’s inception in 2012.

Since 2012, tour membership has increased over 500%. Last season, more players entered tournaments than ever before and participation numbers so far this season suggest another record year.

The SDA Pro Tour is thriving and we wish to thank the support of our many event partners and sponsors who continue to support pro squash doubles. Visit us online at

Graham Bassett
SDA Pro Tour Director