The Montreal stop on the Canadian Tour schedule now has an uncertain future after Synchro Sports announced officially on Thursday that it will host and promote a Champions Tour event that city. Synchro Sports also organized the Canadian Tour stop in Montreal.
“Our intention in all of our discussions with the commissioner of the Canadian Tour was to make our best effort possible to be able to continue to do both events,” said David Skitt, vice president of Synchro Sports and tournament director for the new Champions Tour event.
“We have a sponsor that stepped up, saying that they’re interested in being able to pursue a relationship on the Canadian Tour and it was a good fit for their product,” added Skitt, who would not reveal the identity of that potential sponsor.
“We can certainly do it where we put on a good event, maybe a little smaller than the way we’ve done the Canadian Tour event,” he said.
Canadian Tour commissioner Rick Janes said in an e-mail on Thursday that discussions will continue. “We still have work to do before I can say anything, but I think the announcement today is exciting for the City of Montreal,” wrote Janes.