17th September, 2010
The organisers of the second Lagos Governoorâ€™s Open Squash Championship has earmarked theÂ sum of Ten Million naira as prize money for the championship which gets underway tomorrow atÂ the Lagos State Sports Council, Rowe Park, Lagos, Nigeria.
The championship, which is expected to feature over 400 squash players from home and abroadÂ will attract the sum of $10,000 for the winner in the menâ€™s Professional Squash AssociationÂ (PSA) cadre. The runner up will get the sum of $7,500, while the third and fourth positionsÂ get $5000 and $3,000 respectively.
Players in the fifth to 8th positions will get $500, while those in the 9th to 16th willÂ get $200 each.
In the womenâ€™s category, the winner will get $3,000, the runner up gets $1,500, while theÂ semi finalists will go home with $750 each.
All quarter finalists will also receive competition fee of $250 to encourage theÂ participants.
Chairman, Main Organising Committee of the championship, Deji Welliington, said top ratedÂ squash players are expected from countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana,Turkey, SierraÂ Leone, Lesotho, Egypt, Kenya and Zambia.
He added that the participating players will arrive today.
â€”AdebobolaÂ Â Alawode