World’s Best head back to Hong Kong
Title sponsored by Cathay Pacific and Sun Hung Kai
Financial and presented by Hong Kong Squash the 31st
edition of the Hong Kong Squash Open, one of the world's
prestigious sporting extravaganzas, will be performed at Hong
Kong Football Club, Hong Kong Squash Centre and
Hong Kong Park Sports Centre from 21 to 28 August.
We are delighted that the tournament has been recognized as an
“M” Mark event that helps enhance the image of Hong Kong
as Asia’s sports event capital. The “M” Mark, awarded by HK's
Major Sports Events Committee, symbolises intense, spectacular
and signature event in the territory sports calendar.
Being the first stop of the 2016/17 PSA World Series, the
top 30 players will return to this star-studded tournament for a
tempting winning purse of HK$2.06 million and demonstrate
the best squash to delight the worldwide fans.
The qualifying rounds will start off at Hong Kong Football Club
while the early stages of main draw commence at Hong Kong Squash
Centre. From the quarters onward the event will move to the
portable glass court erected at Hong Kong Park Sports Centre.
Current world #1 Mohamed Elshorbagy will defend his title
as top seed in the men’s draw while Gregory Gaultier and
Omar Mosaad are the seeded 2 and 3 respectively.
Hong Kong's leading players Max Lee and Leo Au
enter the main draw, while another local star, Yip Tsz Fung
who was the first local men player to advance to the second
round last year, will be in the main event as well via the
For the women’s event, the world champion and world #1 Nour
El Sherbini heads the draw whereas Nicol David, the
Malaysian legend who has won the last eleven HK titles, will be the
fourth seed. Wildcard Ho Tze Lok will join Annie Au
and Joey Chan to debut in the main event.
Mr. David Mui, MH JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Squash attended the
draw ceremony along with the honorable guests including Mr.
Yeung Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports of Home Affairs
Bureau, Mr. Julian Lyden, General Manager, Marketing, Loyalty
Programmes and CRM of Cathay Pacific Airways , Mr. William Leung
Wing-Cheung, SBS, BBS JP, Chief Executive Officer of Sun Hung
Kai Financial Limited, Mr. William Ko, BBS MH, Chairman, Major
Sports Events Committee , Miss. Petty Lai, Principal Assistant
Secretary for Home Affairs (Recreation & Sport), Mr. Cedric Tyen,
Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Squash, Miss Erin Wong, First
Runner-up, Miss Hong Kong 2014 and Miss Moon Lau, Second
Runner-up, Miss Hong Kong 2013 to show their supports and
anticipation for the yearly tournament.
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