SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's second-ranked squash player Gregory Gaultier will defend his 2012 NetSuite Open Squash Championships title when he returns to the all-glass portable squash court on San Francisco's South Lawn of Justin Herman Plaza September 25-October 1, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP) and omnichannel commerce software suites, and Event Engine jointly announced today.
The 30-year-old French star joins two-time World Champion and top ranked player Ramy Ashour to provide the NetSuite Open with a world class field worthy of one of the sport's top tournaments. Only the second active player on the Professional Squash Association circuit to play in 50 lifetime PSA World Tour finals, he defeated England's Nick Matthew in three games to claim the 2012 NetSuite Open crown. Gaultier has won 21 PSA tournaments during his distinguished 14-year career.
"Gregory put together a tremendous performance at last year's NetSuite Open and we're excited to welcome him back to San Francisco," said Evan Goldberg , NetSuite's co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board. "Personally, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to watch squash's top two players perform on our court."
Gaultier, the six-time French National Title winner, has faced Ashour in the finals of six PSA tournaments over the past five years, including the Allam British Open - squash's most historic tournament - in May. Ashour posted a three-games-to-one victory in London. Gaultier is looking to snap a seven-match PSA skid in the rivalry, his last victory coming in the 2011 PSA World Open quarterfinals.Sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association, the PSA International 70 NetSuite Open is one of the top 15 professional tournaments in the world as determined by prize money. With a $70,000 purse, the winner will earn $11,300. The early rounds, comprising two rounds of Qualifying and the First Round (final 16) of the Main Draw, will be played across courts at Stanford University, the Bay Club San Francisco, the Olympic Club and University Club. The Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship will be played at Justin Herman Plaza. Some 400 reserved seats are available for the NetSuite Open, ranging in price from $30 to $250. For tickets, draws, schedule and more information, please visit www.netsuiteopensquash.com. Follow the NetSuite Open on Facebook and Twitter. About NetSuite Today, more than 16,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organizations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite excels at streamlining business operations as demonstrated in a recent Gartner study naming NetSuite as the fastest growing financial management software vendor on a global basis. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is accelerating. Follow NetSuite's Cloud blog, NetSuite's Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates. For more information about NetSuite, please visit www.netsuite.com. About Event Engine Event Engine, Inc. is a visionary event and entertainment marketing company specializing in the creation of unique athletic, musical, corporate and philanthropic events in extraordinary venues. Founded in 2000 by US Squash Hall of Fame member John Nimick, Event Engine has grown from the management of a single, but unique, annual professional squash championship in Grand Central Terminal to a portfolio of successful events in some of the best known locations in North America and with some of the best-known entertainment celebrities in the world. The Event Engine mission is to provide an unparalleled, highly valuable, highest quality result for clients, customer and corporate partners. NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are service marks of NetSuite Inc. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/SF52176) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090924/SF81218LOGO-b) SOURCE NetSuite Inc.