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Equal Prize Money Announced for J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – the World’s Largest Spectator Squash Event – January 07-14, 2016
The J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, the world’s largest squash spectator event, announced that the total purse and size of the draw for the women will equal that of the men’s. Total player compensation will reach $300,000 USD, ranking the championship as one of the top four in the world for 2016.
“We are thrilled that the ToC, as befits its status as one of the world’s major championships, has achieved our goal of gender parity by increasing the women’s main draw from 16 to 32 players, and providing equal prize money,” said John Nimick, President of Event Engine, Inc., the tournament promoter. “The support and commitment to gender parity of our title sponsor, J.P. Morgan, has been instrumental in our achieving this milestone.”
The 2016 championships will be played January 7-14, 2016 in Grand Central Terminal where the ToC will celebrate its 19th anniversary presenting the top players in one of the world’s most demanding sports.
The spectacular Vanderbilt Hall setting, the sell-out crowds and the excitement of showcasing their sport for the more than 200,000 Grand Central commuters expected to pass by the four-walled glass court during tournament week, has made the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions a “must-play” championship for all the world’s best professional squash athletes. The world’s best known squash championship will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Grand Central next year.