As the world's best squash players descend on Philadelphia, October 9-18, to compete in the 2014 U.S. Open Squash Championships, so too will the sport's global leaders for the 2014 World Squash Federation (WSF) Conference & Annual General Meeting.
Each year the WSF, the international governing body for the sport, invites all of its member nations, committee members and partners to participate in the two-day conference which will feature a number of presentations and discussions of general interest. The conference takes place concurrently with the quarterfinals and semifinals Thursday, October 16, and Friday, October 17, with the Annual General Meeting taking place on the day of the finals, Saturday, October 18.
"Last year, the U.S. led the world in becoming the first World Series tournament to offer prize money parity for men and women," said Kevin Klipstein, President & CEO of US SQUASH.
"It is an honor to host the sport's leaders in the U.S. We are looking forward to playing our part in facilitating the collaboration required to move the sport forward. Coordinating the conference with the U.S. Open will also let us showcase the athletes in a uniquely American way and connect delegates with the U.S. Squash community."
As in 2013, the 2014 U.S. Open features Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women's Squash Association (WSA) thirty-two-player main draws with equal prize money purses of $115,000.
US Squash proudly hosted the 1998 World Junior Men's Squash Championships at Princeton University and, more recently, the 2011 World Junior Women's Squash Championships at Harvard University.