Tournament Details

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Tournament Details2018-11-20T16:49:09+00:00

On behalf of the Squash Committee and the members of The Merion Cricket Club, we are delighted to host the 57th William White Hardball and Softball Singles and the McRory-Tully Doubles Tournament during the weekend of January 4th to 6th, 2019. The weekend promises to be a squash extravaganza, continuing the tradition of spectacular squash plus outstanding fellowship and social activities.

This year we are excited to continue the hardball tradition that launched the William White tournament 57 years ago with “Hardball Reinvented.” Hardball play has moved our new glass-front international courts using the new high-altitude doubles ball. Players have described the new game as doubles on a singles court and have heartily embraced this new, exceptionally fun game of squash. We encourage all players to sign up to play in one of the hardball singles events and try out a favorite old game on a new court. To register for the tournament, click here.

Due to limited court availability, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to limit or combine draws when necessary. Local or qualification play may begin Thursday, January 3, 2019.

The racquet fee provides players with entry in the softball singles and/or doubles draws. All players may enter the hardball singles event as well. The fee includes a consolation draw for all first round losers and a gift.

ALL PLAYERS MUST COMMIT TO PLAYING ALL SCHEDULED MATCHES, INCLUDING CONSOLATION ROUNDS.

Teams will be accepted by level when draws are over-subscribed. For the Doubles A events, the committee reserves the right to limit entries based upon player experience.

THE ENTRY DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2018. Register online by clicking here and filling out the form.
Tradition at Merion is all-white attire. This includes sneakers, socks, headbands, and warm-ups. Eye-guards that conform to U.S. Squash requirements are MANDATORY.
Some matches will be played at alternate clubs. Matches scheduled at The Cynwyd Club and The Philadelphia Cricket Club also require that players wear all-white attire.
There are two tournament hotels for the weekend offering discounted rates. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2018 and mention the tournament name, William White. Rooms are limited so make your reservations early. THESE RATES ARE NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE so please call the hotels directly. Both hotels are a 15-minute drive from Merion Cricket.

The Philadelphia Marriott West (Conshohocken), 111 Crawford Avenue, Conshohocken, PA 19428 is offering rooms for $129 per night (single or double), Thursday through Saturday. Rooms can be reserved by calling (610) 941-5600.

The Radnor Hotel, 591 E. Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, PA is offering rooms at $98 per night (single or double), Thursday through Saturday. Rooms can be reserved by calling (610) 688-5800.

Start times will be available after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Players will receive a text message or email notifying them of their start times and venues or they may contact the Pro Shop at 610-642-5800, extension 1.
The tournament begins on Friday, January 4th at 12:00 p.m. and ends late afternoon Sunday, January 6th. For full details of the schedule of events, please see our Event Schedule page here.
Once again, real-time results for all draws will be available on U.S. Squash’s Club Locker site. Click the link below to go to Club Locker and see real-time results throughout the tournament weekend.