The Edinburgh Sports Club Open continues with action from the knockout stages in both the women’s and men’s draws. Matches start at 12.45pm and admission is free for all spectators.
A feature event in the Scottish squash year and the biggest tournament on the BSPA calendar the Edinburgh Sports Club Open has once again attracted some world-class talent.
Today’s action features first and second round action in the men’s event and the quarter-final stages in the women’s event which has been upgraded to a PSA $10k offering equal prize money to the men’s.
The men’s draw is topped by England’s Daryl Selby (pictured left) who will be looking to claim his sixth Edinburgh title, while in the absence of two-time defending champion Alan Clyne home hopes will be with Greg Lobban who is seeded to meet Selby in the final. Chris Simpson and Jaymie Haycocks are the third/fourth seeds with Rory Stewart in the 5/8 slots.
The women’s draw has a strong Egyptian flavour with Nadine Shahin and Nada Abbas seeded to contest the final, with Lisa Aitken (pictured below with fellow Scot Greg Lobban) leading the home charge. Other players to look out for include Scotland’s Georgia Adderley (who takes on world junior champion Rowan Elaraby in tonight’s first round) while defending champion Julianne Courtice is seeded sixth.
Aitken said: “This event marks my one year anniversary back on tour and it’s great to do that on home soil and have the local support.
“It is double the prize money and now equal with the men which is fantastic and it’s brilliant to see our country help drive equal prize money in our sport.”
The first match on court today at the Edinburgh Sports Club is at 12.45pm featuring the start of the men’s draw with Scotland’s Greg Lobban in action at 1.30pm and number one seed Daryl Selby due on court at 3pm. Round two matches start at 6.30pm. Meanwhile in the women’s draw the quarter-final matches will take place from 5pm. This is the men’s draw and the women’s draw in full including match timings.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to watch elite squash up close and personal in the capital!
Start time today: 12.45pm.
Admission today is free for all spectators!
The tournament continues tomorrow with the semi-finals women’s tournament and quarter-final and semi-final stages of the of the men’s tournament.