2012 Cayman World Open
The Cayman Islands National Squash Association (CINSA) is
proud to announce details of the 2012 Cayman Squash World
Open taking place in the Cayman Islands, December 13-21.
This tournament attracts the best women’s squash players from
around the world and is the largest tournament on the pro tour
of the Women’s Squash Association. The details were shared at a
press conference at Camana Bay where Government officials,
sponsors, members of the Squash Association and members of the
media were briefed.
The first four days of competition will take place at the South
Sound Squash Club and then the action moves to the glass court
on the picturesque Festival Green at Camana Bay.
Camana Bay is where reigning World Champion Nicol David
won her three Cayman Open titles. David is the six time World
Champion from Malaysia and remains undefeated on Cayman soil.
Amsterdam at the moment in the cold and only wishing I was in
the Caymans right now for the press conference to take in the
"Also, it's just fantastic that the Cayman Islands will be
hosting the World Open in December this year.
"This will probably be one of the few World Championships that
us squash girls can boast about being on a Caribbean island to
compete for a World Title.
"We've had such great exposure in the last few years here during
the Cayman Open while being well looked after every time we're
on the island. I'm really excited to be back there in December
and I know a lot of people are coming from all over the world to
come watch the top women compete and enjoy everything the island
has to offer."
6 time world champion, 3 time Cayman champion, world #1
David heads the list of 88 athletes participating in the week
long Cayman World Open competition that will include:
- 32 player main draw
- 64 player qualifying draw
- Approximately 34 different
- Wildcard entrants include:
top 2 players from the Cayman Islands, top 2 Caribbean
Female senior and junior players, top US College players,
top Canadian College players.
The 2012 Cayman World Open will
bring over 600 visitors to the islands over the weeklong event
and with international media coverage on Squash TV and worldwide
print and web coverage; Cayman will be the centre piece for the
sport, offering a significant boost to Cayman as an emerging
sports tourism destination.
tourism is an essential niche market for the development of the
Cayman Island’s already diverse tourism product. It is therefore
truly an honour for the Cayman Islands to be afforded the
privilege of hosting the 2012 World Squash Open.
"This world championship Squash Open will deliver the added
benefit of bringing large groups of people together in the
celebration of sport – whether as world class sportsmen and
women, or as fans, spectators, family and friends.
"The resultant increase in visitation enhances Cayman’s brand
awareness and also has a direct and sizeable effect on our
economy. However, while the initial impact stimulates local
businesses through the immediate cash injection to the economy,
the real impact is realised via strong word-of-mouth
endorsements which drives repeat visitation for years to come."
The Honourable Premier of the Cayman Islands,
and Minister of Tourism
2012 Cayman World Open will generate thousands of dollars for
the junior squash programme which has thrived as the
beneficiary of the Cayman Open. Since its inception in 2009, the
Cayman Open has been a non-profit event with all the benefits
going to the grassroots junior squash programme.
This event has allowed CINSA to hire a national coach for
the first time, and greatly expand their junior programme. The
2011 event had over $100,000 worth of benefits for the junior
squash programme including $40,000 in cash funding for the
National Squash Coach and $32,000 in Dunlop squash equipment.
The profits of the 2012 Cayman World Open will go to the CINSA’s
junior squash programme. Over $50,000 of the tournament money
will be ring-fenced to ensure these benefits reach the junior
programme by funding the National Squash Coach; and the event
will again work with Dunlop to provide free equipment to Cayman
school squash programmes.
is an exciting opportunity for our country.
"Along with the financial support and equipment donations, young
aspiring athletes will be able to watch the world’s best squash
players in action - for free and will also be able to
participate in free junior clinics; while the Cayman community
will watch world class competition right here, in Cayman.”
Honourable Minster of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports
Without the support of
presenting sponsor, accounting firm BDO, which has been a
partner of the Cayman Open since its inception, Cayman’s hosting
of the 2012 World Open would not be possible.
“What I hope happens is that it draws interest from those on
island not familiar with the sport, curiosity from visitors to
the island at the time of the event and of course global media
coverage”, Glen Trenouth, BDO Managing Partner stated.
“BDO is honoured to be a part of this momentous event”.
The iconic venue offers inspiration to the juniors and the
professionals. The glass court and set up at Camana Bay
remains the most memorable aspect of the tour.
“Camana Bay is committed to helping build Cayman’s reputation as
a sports tourism destination, by providing a world-class venue
for local and international sports groups and events,” said
Jackie Doak, Chief Operating Officer for Dart Realty.
“That we are able to host such an event is a testament to
Cayman’s desirability as a sporting destination within the
Caribbean. It’s also a great opportunity for Cayman to build
relationships within the international sports scene, which in
turn creates new and exciting opportunities for the future.”
started this journey in 2007, with the hope of bringing the
World Championships to the Cayman Islands.
"There have been so many companies, individuals and volunteers
that have put their time, energy, sponsorship and support into
this great tournament over the past five years. We're grateful
to everyone that has helped make this tournament possible.
"We aim to make the 2012 World Open the best World Championships
know there will be an unprecedented level of visitor arrivals
associated with this tournament, and we're excited that the
overwhelming international coverage will highlight the beauty
and friendliness of the Cayman Islands to the rest of the world.
Tournament Director, Starfish Sports
Tournament Info & Sponsorship Proposal Brochure
Video report from Cayman 27
2012 location in
the far view
Video report from Cayman 27