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Odlum Brown VanOpen – Vancouver, BC – Organizers of the Odlum Brown VanOpen are excited to announce that the tournament is one of three worldwide to receive the 2018 ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year Award. It is the second consecutive year the tournament has won the award.

“It is a thrill to be honoured as one of the 2018 Challenger of the Year Award winners for the second straight year,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen Tournament Chair Carlota Lee. “The Tournament of the Year Award represents the great work of our team, including Hollyburn Country Club members and staff, incredible partners, officials, volunteers and ball kids, and our steadfast and supportive title sponsor, Odlum Brown, whose commitment to tennis in Canada makes our tournament possible.”

The award is voted on by the players on the ATP Challenger Tour, which serves as a springboard for the future stars of the ATP Tour.

“We are honoured to receive the prestigious Challenger of the Year Award for a second consecutive year as voted by the players. We offer a unique player experience and strive to improve on it year after year,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen Tournament Director Rik de Voest. “We look forward to this year’s event and upholding the reputation as one of the players’ favourite Challenger tournaments in the world.”

The ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year awards recognize the leading standards set across the 159 Challenger tournaments in 40 countries in 2018. The Odlum Brown VanOpen is the first Canadian Challenger event to ever win the distinguished award.

The other tournaments named ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year for 2018 are the Heilbronner NECKARCUP in Heilbronn, Germany and the Puerto Vallarta Open in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The 17th edition of the Odlum Brown VanOpen is August 12 – 18, 2019 at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver.

Media Contact:

Odlum Brown VanOpen: Brian Wiebe ( – 604-916-8448)

About the Odlum Brown VanOpen:

The Odlum Brown VanOpen is Western Canada’s largest and most celebrated tennis event. It offers a total of $208,320 USD in prize money and provides players the opportunity to gain valuable world-ranking points on both the ATP and WTA Tours. It annually attracts 130 international and professional players from over 33 countries. Milos Raonic, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Johanna Konta, Kevin Anderson, Eugenie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil, Marion Bartoli, Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova are among the top stars who began their careers at the Odlum Brown VanOpen.