The 2019 CenterState Bank Marietta Open at the Old School Brewery & Squash Club…
…is a Professional Squash Association Challenger 10 Tour Event. Pros from around the world will descend on Marietta Sept. 12-15, 2019 to battle for a share of the $12,000 purse and 200 ranking points! The tournament features 6 players in the top 100 in the world. Players from 12 different countries, including Egypt, Jamaica, Mexico and the United States will be competing in the inaugural event.
A few of the top 100 ranked players in the world who will participate include:
Vikram Malhotra representing India (No. 63) is the #1 seed
Victor Crouin of France (No. 65) and 7-time European Junior Champion
Shehab Essam (No. 72) out of Cairo, Egypt
England’s Reuben Phillips (No. 187) a local favorite from Atlanta was awarded the “wild card” entry
Play will begin on Thursday, Sept. 12 with a round of 16. Quarterfinals will take place Friday evening, with the semifinals and finals on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, respectively.
Spectators will enjoy courtside refreshments throughout and interactions with each other and the players in a relaxed environment. There will also be a Friday afternoon kids’ clinic with the pros (free, but reservations required.) Please check the schedule for tournament details.
The event will be a fundraiser benefiting Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb, which has been providing quality medical, dental, and dispensary services to low income families in need for more than 13 years.
Old School Brewery & Squash Club is “a private club for members and whoever else wants to show up,” a group of Marietta friends who regularly gather to brew beer and/or play squash.
The facility boasts a World Squash Federation-certified McWil court that features LED lighting, a glass back wall and a spectator gallery.
“Good Sam,” a 501(c)3 non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, opened its doors in 2006 with a mission “to spread the love of Christ by providing quality healthcare to those in need.” It is committed to its founding purpose, to spread the love of Christ and provide a primary medical and dental healthcare home to the uninsured and underinsured, working poor and indigent in our community. Patients pay on a sliding fee scale based on income and household size with the remaining costs being provided by donations. Good Sam’s family centered approach ensures that we deliver high quality primary and preventative medical and dental services in addition to counseling, pharmaceutical, referral, and health education programs in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or ability to pay. Once patients receive routine care, linguistically and culturally appropriate health education, and appropriate medication counseling they experience improved health and success in school, at work, and in other settings that help them move from perpetual self-need to self-sustaining independence.