TOMORROW'S THE DAY
After a couple more
injury withdrawals from the women's draw - Joelle King was
injured during the NZ Nationals and Madeline Perry during the
Malaysian Open - the draws, main and qualifying, were finalised
today and put out on the big boards (that's Tony Choi
supervising above) at Hong Kong Squash Centre ready for a 13.00
The Centre was a hive of
activity, with Emily Mak (it's her birthday tomorrow)
getting the volunteers into shape, Anthea and Jane
getting the press court ready, posters going up everywhere and
players practicing, practicing, practicing.
Keep up to date with happening
here on Today, on Twitter
too (@HKsquash), and we'll have a few snippets on the
Blog, and of course lots of photos
in the Gallery (there's a few
from today already).
As they say in Hong Kong ...
Day ZERO Gallery
THE ARTIST OUT OF HONG KONG
Not a happy Ramy.
Unfortunately for him and for all the Squash Fans in Hong Kong
and around the world following the tournament on
SquashTV, the Enigmatic Artist Ramy Ashour,
champion here in 2010 and 2012, is still not 100%
physically, and reluctantly withdrawing from the Hong Kong Open
on medical advice.
hamstring is not fully recovered at this point in time, and
I have to withdraw from Hong Kong according to my doctors'
"The hamstring is still not healthy and not in the right
condition to compete in a full tournament, but I know I’m on
the right path to full recovery.”
Hopefully, we’ll have the chance
to see Ramy in action in San Francisco and in the
in October, where the Egyptian is seeded #2 and #4. IsA…
UPDATE: Sherbini and Urquhart out of women's draw
23-Jul, the Draws are made
The draws for 2014 edition
of the ever-popular Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong
Kong Squash Open were made today ...
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Gaultier and David
top 2014 draws
The early stages of the tournament will be held at Hong Kong
Squash Centre before moving to Hong Kong Park Sports Centre for
its semi-finals and finals.
Gregory Gaultier, the current world number one and
British Open champion, is the top seed of the men’s event and he
will be facing one of the qualifiers in the first round.
Hong Kong's Max Lee qualifies for the main draw as it is
the first time for a local home grown Chinese male player to
enter the main draw direct and will meet the Englishman Daryl
Also, Yip Tsz Fung will compete in the main draw with his
wild card for his first ever and face Simon Rosner
In the women’s event, Nicol David, the eight-time HK
champion is again top seed.
Joey Chan and No.8 seed Annie Au are qualified
again to the main event, and will play Heba El Torky
(艾杜其) from Egypt and Dipika Pallikal from India in the
first round respectively.
Holding her first wild card, Tong Tsz Wing together with
her teammates will join the top players in the main draw to
display their skills in this world-class event. Tong will
face the seed no. 6 Malaysian Low Wee Wern.