Finals day at the Edinburgh Sports Club Open 2018. The biggest tournament on the BSPA calendar reaches its conclusion in both the men’s and women’s tournaments. Finals from 3pm with admission on the door.
A feature event in the Scottish squash year the Edinburgh Sports Club Open 2018 has once again attracted some world-class talent. Today’s action features the final in the men’s event and the final in the women’s event with the latter 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 is the women’s final at 3pm followed by the men’s final at 4pm. This is the men’s draw and the women’s draw in full with the results from the knockout stages and confirmation of today’s finalists.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to watch elite squash up close and personal in the capital!
Start time today: 3pm.
Admission on the door: Members ~ £5 seating & £3 standing. Non-members ~ £10 seating & £6 standing.