•  Banque Misr Sky Open Squash 2013 • 17-24 Nov  • Cairo •  

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Day ONE - Qualifying Round One

17-Nov, Day ONE:
World Class Squash back in Cairo

After 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 Cairo.

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 available.

With 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.

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Qualifying finals start at 14.00 on 18th, with opening ceremony at 17.30 followed by the final match of the day, on the glass court.

The Story
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" will be perfect.

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.”

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