World best players return to El Gouna!

The Red Sea resort of El Gouna provides all kind of leisure activities for the best squash players of the world as well as for all spectators (photo: El Gouna Resort).

International sport will return to Egypt for the 1st time since the country's revolution when the El Gouna International Open takes place at the Red Sea resort of El Gouna from 8-13 April.

The PSA World Series championship, the 3rd of the year, is offering $115,000 in prize money. Tournament Director Amr Mansi, a former PSA player said: "I'm delighted that we attracted all the world best players. Also we look forward to let the fans know more about Egypt as a great travel destination."

The main draw will be played in El Gouna on a new innovated ASB all-glass court owned by the Egyptian Squash Federation, following qualifying at Sporting Club in Alexandria from 5-6 April.

1st round draw:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Qualifier
Tarek Momen (EGY) v Mohammed Abbas (EGY)
[8] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY)
[7] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) v Qualifier
Thierry Lincou (FRA) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)
Jonathan Kemp (ENG) v Qualifier
[4] Karim Darwish (EGY) v Qualifier
[3] Nick Matthew (ENG) v Qualifier
Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) v Qualifier
Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) v Qualifier
[6] Amr Shabana (EGY) v Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
[5] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Qualifier
Adrian Grant (ENG) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)
Simon Rosner (GER) v Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY)