J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Squash Tickets
Event: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions
League: Professional Squash Association World Tour
Venue: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal in New York City
Notable Champions: Jack Summers, Mohibullah Khan, Sharif Khan, Peter Nicol
J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Squash TicketsSquash was formally founded in 1864 when the first dedicated courts for the sport were constructed at Harrow School in London. Since then, squash has spread throughout the world, becoming popular in the US, Canada and in many countries where the British Armed Forces had a presence. This led to the formation of competitive circuits like the Professional Squash Association World Tour. However, the Tournament of Champions for squash actually predates the PSA's founding in 1975. Often called the world's grandest squash championship, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions originated in 1930. The name has changed several times over the years. Originally, it was the U.S. Professional, and later it was called the World Professional Squash Championships for a time. No matter the name of the tournament, the quality of play has always remained high. StubHub is the place to find tickets to see this unique event.
Who are some of the most notable players who have competed in the Tournament of Champions?In its early days, this tournament was dominated by Jack Summers. He won the inaugural tournament and followed that up with three additional titles during the '30s. Summers is also remembered in the squash world for being one of the founders of the Squash Professionals Association in 1925, a precursor to the PSA. Later, in the 1970s, Pakistani-Canadian Sharif Khan dominated the sport. A member of the famed Khan family squash dynasty, Sharif Khan also famously defeated his father Hashim at the North American Open in 1970. In recent years, Egyptian-Canadian Amr Shabana has captured the title several times. Shabana has won the tournament three times, most recently in 2014. The women's event has been held since 2001 when Sarah Fitzgerald took home the title. Egyptian Nour El Sherbini has dominated the women's side in recent years, winning three titles since 2016.
Where is the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions held?The J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions has been held at New York City's famous Grand Central Terminal since 1999. It takes place in Vanderbilt Hall, a truly unique setting for an athletic event. Built-in 1913, this Beaux-Arts space features five ornate chandeliers and big statement windows. It's also easily accessible from the subway and Metro-North rail. This easy-to-reach location has helped to raise the sport's profile in the US. Prior to finding a permanent home, the tournament moved from city to city. The first tournament in 1930 was held in Boston. Later, the event moved to cities including Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Toronto.
What is the purse for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions?The tournament features a purse of $360,000, split evenly between men and women. Each champion walks away with $180,000.
What sets the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions apart?This is a tournament that has a lot of cachet. This is the longest-running annual competition on the PSA Tour. It also benefits from being held in New York City, one of the world's media capitals. The unique setting at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall adds a touch of class and also makes the sport of squash more visible to the public at large.
How do I get J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions tickets?StubHub is your source for tickets to see the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, with tickets to all the best squash around the world.
What events are similar to the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions?The J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions shares a lot in common with other great PSA events. Chicago's Windy City Open takes place at the University Club of Chicago annually. This event features purses of $250,000 each for the men's and women's champions. Another great squash tournament is the Cleveland Classic, which is held in Ohio every year. In the UK, the Canary Wharf Squash Classic is a major event for the sport.
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