El Gouna International Squash Open to kick-off in April

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Fri, 30 Mar 2018 - 05:36 GMT

FILE -Squash tournament court from last year edition

FILE -Squash tournament court from last year edition

CAIRO – 30 March 2018:The best squash players in the world are going to participate in the seventh edition of El Gouna International Squash Open, which will be held in the Red Sea Governorate starting Apr. 20 to Apr. 27 under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian Tourism Authority.

This comes in accordance with Egypt's distinct infrastructure for all sports, especially squash and its ability to host and organize major sporting events.

Squash Schedule
Squash tournament Schedule/WOMEN - Courtesy of El Gouna International Open Squash Championship 2018, PSA World Series - Official Site.

“We are happy to sponsor the El Gouna International Squash Open, which has succeeded to become one of the biggest seven International Squash Tournaments in the world, and has thus put Egypt on the yearly calendar of players and fans alike,” NaguibSawiris, the main sponsor of the tournament for the third year in a row, said.


List of players
List of the players/MEN - Courtesy of El Gouna International Open Squash Championship 2018, PSA World Series - Official Site.


“We also take pride that El Gouna International Squash Open is playing a significant role in boosting a sport where Egypt and Egyptian players have recognized a leading position worldwide,” he added.

This edition of El Gouna International Squash Open features Men and Women PSA World series events offering an equal prize money of $165,000 each.


List of players - Women
List of the players/WOMEN - Courtesy of El Gouna International Open Squash Championship 2018, PSA World Series - Official Site.

“This year, we will introduce an equal prize money for Men and Women competitors for the first time in Egypt, following suit with the major international squash tournaments like the PSA World Squash Championship and the British Open who moved to prize parity in 2017,” Sawiris concluded.


Squash - Court
FILE -Squash tournament court from last year edition

Qualifications take place on Apr. 18 and 19 at El Gouna Squash Complex and the main draw runs from Apr.20 to 27 at the complex and on the Glass Court at Abu Tig Marina.



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