The Motor City Squash & Education Foundation welcomes you to The 2015 Motor City Open presented by The Suburban Collection. In its 16th 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 2015 Champion. The World Professional Squash Association (PSA) designated the 2015 MCO an International 70 tournament, making it one of the most important tour stops in North America. For the second year in a row, our entire main draw of the tournament rank in the top 25 in the world, including the current World #1 Mohamed El Shorbagy (The 2014 MCO Champion) as well as four returning former MCO Champions Amr Shabana (2013), Ong Ben Hee (2012), Borja Golan (2009) and Olli Tuominen (2007).
We are especially grateful to our Title Sponsor, The Suburban Collection, our Platinum and Diamond Sponsors, TRW, Redfin, Visteon 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 22nd sponsored by Fakhoury Global Immigration and Optech to meet those responsible for making our tournament a success. You are also invited to the BAC’s “Party like a Rock Star” for a rocking good time and cheer.
As always, the MCO 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 24th. 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 MCO Committee, including Terry Barr, Jim Berline, Rick Claar, Salam Chaudhary, Rami Fakhoury, David Fischer, Max Franklin, Jeff Gembis, Derrick Glencer, Robert Greenstone, Roger Hilborn, Jill Hilborn, Dick May, Chris Mazur, Bob Mylod, Joe O’Connor, Henry Payne, Sarah Post, Tom Post, Bill Rosin, Roger Shoemaker, Brad Steel, Kurt Streng, and Jon Uffelman. Thank you, all!