Just arrived in Sarnia, Canada to compete in the Simon Warder Memorial PSA World Tour event which has a $5k prize purse.
Their event team have actually raised over $80k total, of which $50k will be donated to two local charities in memory of Simon Warder who was a stalwart of the Sarnia / Ontario squash community and died of prostate cancer 7 years ago.
This year they have upgraded the tournament with an all-glass court (courtesy of our friends at McWil, who built our own Mission Squash courts) which is unique for a PSA event at this level of prize money. I trained on the court today and they have done an amazing job with it.
A few of you asked for the streaming channel which is:
Each of the matches goes out on a separate stream link which you can access from the channel, and my match is tomorrow at 12pm CST.
In keeping with the charitable nature of the event, I have offered to donate any prize money I accrue to the Mission Squash annual Scholarship fund. As I was lucky enough to get the Wildcard, I go through straight to the main draw which means I automatically obtain the winnings for 9/16 place – the princely sum of $80! (Yes, EIGHT-Y.) It does ramp up if I get through…
I will be playing a dangerous young Mexican who just moved up to WR155 having beaten a world top 100 player to take the title in Bolivia a few weeks ago. My plan is to surprise him with my Stormtrooper outfit.