The draw and schedule for the 2024 Canadian Men’s Squash Open presented by AirSprint Private Aviation is now set! Action kicks off at high noon MST on Sunday March 3, 2024 with eight matches on the all-glass Power Court Presented by Syra Group in downtown Calgary’s Bow Valley Square. Opening round winners will advance to face the top 8 seeds on March 4, with daily action continuing until the Championship match on March 7.
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The field is headlined by current world no. 2 Diego Elias of Peru, competing in Canada for the first time since 2020. Following an opening round bye, Elias will take on the winner of Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) and Todd Harrity (USA) in round two. The Peruvian is seeded to meet Egypt’s Mazen Hesham in the final. Elias and Hesham have already met twice in 2024 with each player claiming one victory.
Two Canadians will be featuring in the opening round of matches. Three-time national champion David Baillargeon of Quebec will take on England’s Ben Smith, while Bow Valley Athletic Club head pro Connor Turk will face Japan’s Ryunosuke Tsukue. Turk won a playoff on his home courts to earn the single wildcard spot in the draw. If victorious, Baillargeon will face #6 seed Nicolas Mueller of Switzerland in round two, while Turk would match up against #8 Gregoire Marche of France.
This is the third consecutive year the Canadian Men’s Open has been staged in Oxford Properties’ spectacular Bow Valley Square. The 2024 edition features a prize purse of $100k CAD, making it the largest event in Canada alongside the Canadian Women’s Open which is slated for October 2024 in Toronto.
Carson Ackroyd, Senior VP of Sales for Tourism Calgary, said “We are anticipating another hugely successful event this year, bringing to the city an impressive line-up of top players from around the world and showcasing the sport to Calgarians.” The event is also generously supported by the Government of Canada, AirSprint Private Aviation, Oxford Properties, Squash Alberta, Bow Valley Athletic Club and a host of Gold and Silver corporate partners.