The Motor City Squash & Education Foundation welcomes you to The 2013 Motor City Open presented by The Suburban Collection. In its 14th 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 2013 Champion.. The World Professional Squash Association (PSA) designated the 2013 MCO an International 70 tournament, making it one of the most important tour stops in North America. This year’s tournament field includes 12 of the top 25 world-ranked players, including returning former MCO Champions Ong Ben 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, 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 24th to meet those responsible for making our tournament a success. You are also invited to the BAC’s “Wild West Party” for some bull-riding on Saturday night, January 26th.
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 26th. 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 for the hard work of the MCO Committee, including Terry Barr, Jim Berline, Rob Bradley, Rick Claar, Salam Chaudhary, David Fischer, Jeff Gembis, Derrick Glencer, Robert Greenstone, Roger Hilborn, Jill Hilborn, Chris Hopkins, Mike Kulka, Andrew Likly, Robert Moll, Dick May, Chris Mazur, Jamie Moran, Theo Nittis, Joe O’Connor, Henry Payne, Sarah Post, Tom Post, Bill Rosin, Roger Shoemaker, Brad Steel, Kurt Streng, and Jon Uffelman. Thank you, all!
Good luck to all the competitors and enjoy the show!