World No. 2 Ali Farag to headline squash tournament in Egypt

Marwan El-Shorbagy and Ali Farag will take part in the Alexandria International Squash Open. (AFP)
Updated 12 July 2018
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World No. 2 Ali Farag to headline squash tournament in Egypt

  • $103,000 up for grabs in Alexandria
  • Three of the world's top four to take part

Eight of the world's top 20 players will contest a prize fund of $103,000 when Alexandria stages a professional squash tournament for the first time in three years in September.
Eleven of the 24-man draw will be from the host nation, including world No.2 Ali Farag, when the Alexandria International Squash Open, the PSA World Tour Gold event takes place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina between Sept. 17 and Sept. 21.
Joining Farag in the draw is world No.3 Marwan El-Shorbagy, who won the PSA Dubai World Series Finals in Dubai in June. World No.4 Tarek Momen and 2016 World Champion Karim Gawad take up the remaining two spots in the top-four seeded positions in the draw.
World No.13 Mohamed Abouelghar and world No.14 Omar Mosaad are the other Egyptian players amongst the top eight seeds, while Peru’s Diego Elias and England No.1 Daryl Selby are the other top 20 players involved in the tournament.
Round one matches will be played at the Alexandria Sporting Club, while second round fixtures will be split between the club and the glass court staged at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. All matches from the quarterfinals onwards will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

2018 Alexandria International Squash Open – Entry List

1) Ali Farag (EGY)
2) Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
3) Tarek Momen (EGY)
4) Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
5) Diego Elias (PER)
6) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
7) Omar Mosaad (EGY)
8) Daryl Selby (ENG)
9) Declan James (ENG)
10) Cesar Salazar (ENG)
11) Borja Golan (ESP)
12) Zahed Mohamed (EGY)
13) Gregoire Marche (FRA)
14) Greg Lobban (SCO)
15) Tom Richards (ENG)
16) Mazen Hesham (EGY)
17) Alan Clyne (SCO)
18) Chris Simpson (ENG)
19) Adrian Waller (ENG)
20) Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
21) Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
22) Arturo Salazar (MEX)
23) Ben Coleman (ENG)
Wildcard) Omar El Torkey (EGY)


Al-Khobar to host the Billiards Championships in November

Junior, Senior and Masters Championships will be held from November 19 to 27. (Supplied)
Updated 20 September 2018
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Al-Khobar to host the Billiards Championships in November

  • The two-day youth championship will begin on November 19
  • A prize of SR 4,000 ($1,000) has been set for the first four places

JEDDAH: The International Billiards and Snooker Club in Al-Khobar will host the Kingdom's Junior, Senior and Masters Championships from November 19 to 27. 

The event will also honor billiard managers from the Saudi Arabian Billiard and Snooker Federation for their role in raising the profile of the game through a variety of competitions held by the Federation across the kingdom.

The two-day youth championship will begin on November 19 with an open number of Saudi players to refine the young talents to support the national teams in the coming days. A prize of SR 4,000 ($1,000) has been set for the first four places. This will be followed by the Senior Championship, which begins on November 21 and runs for six days. The top four players will receive prizes worth SR 8,000.

The two-day Master's championships will be held on November 27, featuring the four winners of the Senior competition and eight players nominated by the coach of the national team. The top eight players will qualify to compete in upcoming elite tournaments and earn a spot in the Saudi Billiards team.