The Motor City Squash & Education Foundation welcomes you to The 2014 Motor City Open presented by The Suburban Collection. In its 15th year, the Motor City Open celebrates the finest squash in the world, as our 28-man field fight their way through six days of competition to identify the 2014 Champion.
The World Professional Squash Association (PSA) designated the 2014 Motor City Open an International 70 tournament, making it one of the most important tour stops in North America. For the first time in Motor City Open history, the entire main draw of the tournament rank in the top 25 in the world, including two former World #1 players as well as five returning former champions: Amr Shabana (2013), Ong Beng Hee (2012), Mohamed El Shorbagy (2011), Karim Darwish (2010) and Olli Tuominen (2007).
We are especially grateful to our Title Sponsor, The Suburban Collection, our Platinum and Diamond Sponsors, TRW, Grid4 Communications, Redico, and Merrill Lynch, and our Presenting Sponsor, Greenstone’s Fine Jewelry. These firms set the standard for leadership in this event.
We would like to acknowledge all of our tournament sponsors for their recurring commitment to make this special gathering possible in the great Motor City. Please join us for the Sponsor Party on Thursday, January 23th sponsor by Fakhoury Global Immigration and Optech to meet those responsible for making our tournament a success. You are also invited to the BAC’s “Hawaiian Luau Party” for some mechanical surfboard-riding on Saturday night, January 25th.
As always, the Motor City Open sponsors a charity auction benefiting The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and RacquetUp Detroit, an important urban squash and education initiative. Please visit the BAC’s Racquet Room to bid on some very attractive items.
We would like to thank the Board and Membership of the Birmingham Athletic Club for their enthusiastic support as host club for this world-class event. The BAC management and staff have, as always, distinguished themselves with their efforts to make the event a pleasure to attend and one that is known on the pro circuit as one of the best club-based tournaments in the world.
Importantly, the Motor City Open, in conjunction with the support of the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, has arranged for a junior squash clinic with the pros on Saturday, January 25th. The BAC opens its courts to all junior players in the region for this clinic in an effort to give local junior squash players a chance to learn from the best in the world.
Finally, we are thankful to the members of Motor City Open Tournament Committee, including Terry Barr, Jim Berline, Rob Bradley, Bob Burton, Rick Claar, Salam Chaudhary, Rami Fakhoury, David Fischer, Max Franklin, Jeff Gembis, Derrick Glencer, Robert Greenstone, Roger Hilborn, Jill Hilborn, Chris Hopkins, Andrew Likly, Dick May, Chris Mazur, Claude Mencotti, Jamie Moran, Bob Mylod, Theo Nittis, Joe O’Connor, Henry Payne, Sarah Post, Tom Post, Andrew Pritchard, Bill Rosin, Roger Shoemaker, Brad Steel, Kurt Streng, and Jon Uffelman. Thank you, all!