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2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Arrives

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January 9, 2020
by Chris McClintick

The 2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions begins today as the world’s best squash players descend on Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.

Men’s first round matches kick off the tournament with three sessions starting at 12pm noon local time with matches also taking place at the Harvard Club of New York and New York Athletic Club. View all matches on tocsquash.com/draws.

The ToC—retitled in 1992 and the sport’s longest continuous pro tournament since 1999—will once again take place on the state-of-the-art all-glass Squash Engine show court staged in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall. Hundreds of thousands of passersby will have a chance to witness the sport at its highest level on their commute through Grand Central with the tournament’s unique free front wall viewing, while squash fans can guarantee their seats today by purchasing their tickets at tocsquash.com/tickets.

One of seven PSA World Tour Platinum events in the 2019-2020 season, the ToC offers equal prize money for men and women with a record total pool of $390,000. The tournament’s longstanding official non-profit beneficiaries are StreetSquash and CitySquash, after-school programs providing urban students with squash instruction, tutoring, mentoring and community service opportunities.

The 2020 ToC will feature a new highlight for squash fans in the form of the first-ever RAM Champion Challenge featuring Ramy Ashour—a three-time ToC champion and one of the sport’s greatest players of all-time. The challenge will feature Ashour’s new scoring system, the RAM scoring system, as the Egyptian takes on another all-time great of the sport, England’s Nick Matthew, Friday January 17 at 5pm.

Off court, the ToC will celebrate its annual Women’s Leadership program benefiting the Women’s Sports Foundation on Tuesday, January 14. During the luncheon, England’s former world No. 2 and past President of the Women’s division of the PSA Jenny Duncalf will be honored with the 2020 J.P. Morgan Women’s Leadership Award at the Yale Club of New York.

Squash fans can take advantage of special sessions at the ToC including Dunlop Kids Day and Ladies Night, the Grand Open party, Thundering Thursday (when all seats in the house are on-sale for low prices), ToC Pong benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of NYC and more. Purchase your tickets today on tocsquash.com/tickets.