With a start-studded field, leading by World No3 Greg Gaultier and World No6 and El Gouna winner Ramy Ashour, the 70.000 USD event has started with the 1st qualifying round.
4of the 8 players who survived the 1st round will fight for a space in the main draw action. Who is gonna make it?
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Olli Tuominen (FIN)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
Alan Clyne (SCO) v Tom Richards (ENG)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Shaun le Roux (RSA)
1st qualifying round:
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Tom Ford (ENG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4 (43m)
Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 11-2
Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Patrick Miescher (SUI) 11-5, 11-3, 11-8 (18m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Eddie Charlton (ENG) 11-4, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7 (52m)
Tom Richards (ENG) bt Steven Finitsis (AUS) 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6
Alan Clyne (SCO) bt Jonas Daehler (SUI) 11-4, 11-8, 11-8 (35m)
Shaun le Roux (RSA) bt Manuel Wanner (SUI) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (35m)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt Benjamin Fischer (SUI) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (37m)