Penang Will Host the 30th WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 On March 14-21 2014 in PISA Stadium, Penang.(en/cn)

Press Conference By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur On 11.1.2014.

Penang will host the 30th WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 on March 14-21 2014 in PISA Stadium, Penang. This follows the cancellation of the 2013 Women’s World Championship when both Hong Kong and Egypt rejected proposals to organise it last year.

Penang aspires to be a sporting city as part of clean, green, healthy and safe Penang. WSA’s agreement to permit Penang to host this event is recognition that Penang has the facilities, amenities and infrastructure of a fitting location for a world event as well as the experience and expertise to organise a world championship.

The cancellation last year meant world No. 1 Nicol David will keep her world crown for an extended period. The Penang state government felt that is was a real shame that Penang’s very own world squash queen will not be able to add to her already impressive collection of seven world titles earned in 2005, 2006, 2008- 2012. Malaysians, especially Penangites, are eagerly awaiting her to defend her title for a record eighth time.

For this reason, the Penang state government decided to step in to allow the 2013 championship to continue as well as give our Penangites an unique opportunity to see our very own squash queen in action, and hopefully live up to expectations by winning the World title again. The Women’s Squash Association (WSA) premier event, which may cost up to RM1 million, will involve a prize money of USD 120,000.

The venue must be of a good standard and have quality facilities for players, press officials and public, plus space for business hospitality, trade exhibitions and public/player catering. A permanent show court or demountable all-glass court must be used for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Championship.

This world championship would generates truly worldwide TV and general media coverage beginning with the championship announcement and continuing both internationally and locally until the start of the event and then throughout the championship itself.

SquashTV programming and streaming will ensure that the action is seen widely across the world. To this is added written media, websites and radio coverage generated by the WSA Media Service. An iconic, sporting, entertainment, shopping mall or other style of venue can be used for the all-glass court (PISA).

The Women’s World Championship feature a 32 player main draw played over 5 / 6 days as agreed, and a preceding maximum 64 player qualification draw played over 3 days. World class players from 20 countries will be involved.


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