The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has today awarded its 2015 World Championship to Bellevue, Washington, with the announcement marking the first time that the men’s squash showpiece will be held in the US.
A major suburb of Seattle, Bellevue will host 112 of the world’s best squash players in November 2015. Bellevue will become the 24th city to host the tournament, only the third in North America after Toronto, Canada and Hamilton, Bermuda, in what will be the 37th staging of the World Championship.
PSA chief executive Alex Gough said: “The World Championship is the most prestigious title in squash and to be taking the sport's pinnacle event to an American audience for the first time in history is tremendously exciting for everyone involved.
“We are looking forward to working closely with all our partners in Bellevue over the coming year in preparation for what I am sure will be an exciting and demanding competition which will see the world's best players on display.”
The 2014 World Squash Championship takes place in Qatar from November 14-21, the fourth time the Middle Eastern nation has hosted the event. England's Nick Matthew will be trying to defend the title he won in Manchester in 2013.