8th Edition of El Gouna International Squash Open 2019 to kick off
Cairo, Egypt- 17 March 2019: El Gouna International Squash Open returns to Egypt for the 8th edition to be held from 17th to 26th of April. Squash fans across the region are getting ready to cheer on their sporting heroes, as 96 of the world’s top squash players are participating in the tournament representing 20 countries including Egypt, England, France, Netherlands, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Kuwait, Malta, and Spain.
El Gouna International Squash Open is one of the 7 most prominent international tournaments. As a PSA Platinum, event it offers the highest level of professional squash competition featuring men’s and women’s event. This year’s tournament offers a total prize money of $352,000.
A successful track record has earned this tournament international attention, as it becomes one of the largest tournaments in this sports category, awarding valuable prizes and enhancing ranking of participating squash players. The tournament has placed Egypt on the map of the most efficacious squash tournaments relative to USA, Hong Kong, Britain, Dubai and Qatar.
The exciting matches will be live-streamed across 88 countries in 4 continents, with more than 30 international channels including Euro Sport and Squash TV.
The founder of this tournament, Amr Mansi, expressed the importance of the event to elevate influence in spheres of sports tourism stating: “We are consistently attracting squash champions to participate in the tournament and inspiring the world to witness Egypt’s growth in hosting international tournaments promoting El Gouna and Egypt as a haven for the sports and tourism sectors”. He reiterated the significance of the tournament empowering youth to pursue their dreams of becoming international athletes and competing on a global scale.
Eng. Khaled Bichara, CEO of Orascom Development added, “We are thrilled to be part of this international tournament and continue to have positive prospects towards the capabilities of attracting investment opportunities to contribute to Egypt’s diverse economic prosperity”.
El Gouna International Squash Open has been successful for 7 years, its 8th edition is expected to host more extensive international attendance and participation. The safety and security standards of the country have attracted more investment opportunities and the field of sports tourism has significantly been endorsed by the state in recent years, as the country prepares to celebrate the success of the tournament in 2019.
About El Gouna International Squash Open:
El Gouna International Squash Open is one of the world’s 7 largest international tournaments in respect to the prize and international players ranking points. It is held annually in 6 countries including the United States of America, Hong Kong, England, Egypt, Dubai, and Qatar”. The 8th edition is organized by I-Events in collaboration with Orascom Development and El Gouna. It is sponsored by Arab African International Bank and CI Capital as the Main sponsors, Carrier as the platinum sponsor, as well as Miele , Bridgestone , Moods as the silver sponsors, who all believe that sports is the base of healthy life and progress.
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