Floridablanca to Stage Most Lucrative South American Women’s Tournament of All Time by Sean Reuthe
photos Squash Colombia
February 6, 2017
- The inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanca will become the most lucrative
Women’s squash tournament ever to be held in South America when the PSA
W70 tournament takes place in Colombia between Wednesday March 8
- Saturday March 11.
The tournament will be held in the shadow of the iconic ‘Christ the
Redeemer Statue’ on a specially constructed glass court on the stunning
Parque el Santisim, which offers spectators an incredible view of the
surrounding cities of Bucaramanga and Floridablanca
A prize purse of $70,000 is up for grabs and the tournament boasts a
top-class field that features four of the world’s top 10 players,
including United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy, Malaysia’s eight-time World
Champion Nicol David, former World No.3 Alison Waters and current World
No.9 Omneya Abdel Kawy.
With 12 different nationalities included across both the main and
qualification draws, the 2017 Ciudad de Floridablanca showcases the
global reach of the sport and looks set to be a strong addition to the
2016/17 PSA World Tour calendar.
"The start of the tournament coincides with International Women’s Day,
so we are excited to hold the most lucrative Women’s squash tournament
ever to be held in South America to mark the date" said Squash Colombia
President Pablo Felipe Serna.
"The Parque el Santisim promises to offer a stunning view for
spectators and will provide a fitting setting for the world’s leading
players over the course of the event as we look forward to an exciting
week of world-class action.
"By giving local fans the chance to see some of their heroes in the
flesh, we hope to aid squash’s growing popularity in South America."
The main draw of the 2017 Ciudad de Floridablanca begins on Wednesday
March 8 and will be streamed live on SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player.