The PSA Super Series 2010, a series of major events throughout 2010 leading to a prestigious season-ending climax in December, will be the focus of next year’s Professional Squash Association World Tour, as revealed today by PSA CEO Alex Gough.
Players competing in the events, which will kick off with the long-established Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal in New York in January, will accrue points from each. The top eight players across the PSA Super Series 2010 will earn the right to compete in a PSA Super Series Finals play-off championship in December, the winner of which will be crowned the 2010 PSA Super Series Champion.
Each Super Series event will carry the same points structure – and an update of the PSA Super Series 2010 points race (see below for points breakdown) will be published during and at the end of each event, giving added impetus to the series and creating a strong narrative across the year.
All the Super Series 2010 events will be featured in the new live/near live worldwide TV coverage produced by PSA’s new TV partners Total Sports Asia (TSA).
Furthermore, live online coverage, plus daily highlights and player interviews, will be aired via the PSA’s new web-streaming service from leading digital sports specialists Perform, from the first rounds.
“This will provide a long-awaited new stimulus for the expanding PSA World Tour and give a new focus for our leading events,” explained Gough. “Furthermore, the programme will reach a climax at the year-end for the first time.
“We are working on finalising the list of events, but due to next year’s busy calendar we need to liaise closely with promoters to organise this.
“We also hope to announce further details of the season-ending event soon, including a major prize for the winner and a better prize-fund breakdown to incentivise players in the group matches,” Gough added.
PSA Super Series 2010 points structure:
Last 16: 20
Last 32: 10