Men’s Worlds 2016 for Cairo
The PSA has announced that the 2016 PSA Men’s World
Championship, the most prestigious and lucrative tournament on
the squash calendar, will take place in the Egyptian capital of
Cairo this Autumn.
Taking place from October 25th to November 4th at the
renowned Wadi Degla Club, the 38th staging of
squash’s pinnacle event, will bring 112 of the world’s best
players to Cairo to compete for over $300,000 in prize money in
what will be the first Men’s World Championship to take place in
the country since 2006.
A brand new women’s $50k tournament will run parallel to the
Men’s Worlds, allowing Egyptian squash fans the opportunity to
watch the best players of both sexes in action across what will
be a truly unique week of competitive action in one of the
world’s most iconic cities.
“We are pleased to announce that the 2016 PSA Men’s World
Championship will take place in Cairo this Autumn and look
forward to working with our partners at the Wadi Degla Club and
Egypt Squash ahead of what promises to be a truly world class
event,” said PSA CEO Alex Gough.
“The World Championship is the most prestigious title in squash
and to be taking the sport’s pinnacle event back to Egypt, a
country that has become synonymous with squash throughout the
past decade after producing a series of World #1s and top class
players, including five of the current top ten, is tremendously
exciting for everyone involved.
Tournament promoter Karim Darwish, the former World #1
player, said; "We are very excited to be bringing the PSA Men’s
World Championship back to Egypt for the first time in a decade
and feel certain that the Wadi Degla Cub will prove to be a
fitting venue for such a prestigious competition.
"We already enjoy a strong working relationship with the PSA
and look forward to building yet further on that over the coming
months ahead of what we hope will be one of the greatest World
Championships ever staged.”