World Class Squash back in Cairo
an absence of several years World class squash returned to
the Egyptian capital today as qualifying for the PSA $50k
Banque Misr Sky Open began at the Sky resort in New
Egypt's world numbers five and six Karim Darwish and
Mohamed Elshorbagy are top seeds in the main draw,
and naturally there are a host of Egyptian players among
those aiming to secure one of the eight qualifier places
three byes there were thirteen first qualifying matches
scheduled today, of which eleven were played, seven were won
by Egyptians meaning that the hosts have representation
in all eight of Monday's finals with a minimum of two
guaranteed to progress in all-Egyptian encounters.
Toughest matches of the day were Germany's Tim Weber's
five game win over local Hesham Mohamed Aly, and Tristan
Eysele's 75-minute 3-1 win over Karim Ebrahim.
finals start at 14.00 on 18th, with opening ceremony at
17.30 followed by the final match of the day, on the glass
Sky organisers have a plan ...
The idea is to change the tourist's impression about Egypt by
organizing an international squash event, inviting squash
stars all over the world to play safely in our country.
We will use our organizing experience to create a big series
of international events for men PSA and women WSA in
different cities of Egypt like Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El
Sheikh, Hurghada, El Sokhna etc. The first is the “Sky Open”.
Our cooperation with sport ministry, tourism ministry, and
petroleum ministry under the name "We Love Egypt"
Using the all glass court and inviting national and
international press and media to let the world know that
Egypt is safe.
Tournaments will be live in different national TV channels
and international TV channels in more than 20 countries.
We are looking for national and international foundation and
companies to support such great events to express our
feeling that “We Love Egypt.”