El Gouna, Orascom Development’s flagship town, is set to host the 9th edition of the El Gouna International Squash Open from May 20 to 28, with 96 male and female squash stars lining up at the PSA World Tour Platinum event.
$363,000 in total player compensation will be up for grabs, while the ninth edition of the tournament will be the first sporting event to be held in the Gouna Conference and Culture Center (GCCC).
“We are thrilled to host the 9th edition of the El Gouna International Squash Open in GCCC,” Orascom Development Holding Group CEO Omar El Hamamsy said.
The tournament comes as part of Orascom Development’s efforts to enrich the sports climate in Egypt, reflecting the company’s strategy to support young talents in various fields, and back them in reaching their goals internationally.
“For more than 30 years, we were keen to make El Gouna a hub for the most significant international sports events. The El Gouna International Squash Open… highlights El Gouna’s capability in hosting various cultural, artistic and sports events,” El Hamamsy added.
“Given the huge importance of this tournament in the sporting season, which enhances Egypt’s opportunity to always host more international tournaments in sports and various fields, we feel a great sense of pride in hosting and organizing international tournaments of this size,” El Gouna International Squash Open Founder and I-EVENTS Chief Executive Amr Mansi said.
These tournaments definitely set a great example for all the talented youth to see firsthand the world stars competing in Egypt.
“We are keen to adhere to the precautionary measures in a firm and disciplined manner, by providing sterilization tools and applying the rules of social distancing among attendees to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, ”Mansi added.
“The El Gouna International Squash Open is one of the most highly regarded tournaments on the PSA World Tour and I’m excited to see the action unfold next month,” PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough said.
“We were disappointed not to be able to hold the event in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic but, thanks to the work done by Mansi, I-EVENTS and the El Gouna team, I’m sure this year’s event will make up for lost time,” Gough added.
The ninth edition of the El Gouna International is organized by I-EVENTS in collaboration with Orascom Development.
This year’s El Gouna Squash Open has a prestigious lineup of sponsors, which includes big names from different industries and fields, including the Commercial International Bank (CIB) as a main sponsor and Carrier as a platinum sponsor.
Source: State Information Service Egypt