Congratulations to Egypt’s Youssef Soliman who beat Chris Binnie from Jamaica to become the 2016 TRAC North of Scotland champion. The tournament will return in the 2017 and in the meantime there’s plenty more squash action to look forward to. For all the latest spectator news subscribe now to our free weekly newsletter!
Aberdeen Squash & Racketball Club is the venue for the TRAC North of Scotland Open with today’s Round 1 action in the main draw featuring no less than 8 matches.
The main draw of this year’s North of Scotland Open is the most exciting line-up yet at this annual tournament with the eight seeded players all ranked within the top 100 in the world, including Scottish No.3 Dougie Kempsell.
An official Professional Squash Association (PSA) event the top seed is Egypt’s Karim Ali Fathi (pictured) ranked No.43 in the world who plays the opening match today. Second seed is South Africa’s Shaun Le Roux who has over 10 PSA World Tour titles to his name so far in his career. Le Roux has a tricky first round tie against Aberdeen’s No.1 and PSA Wildcard Chris Leiper, who is great form after reaching the final of the Scottish U23 Championships. Their match is last on today and is sure to bring in a big crowd to see if the home favourite can pull off an upset.
Also fancied to go all the way to the final are Englishman Eddie Charlton, seeded third, and the fourth seed Mahesh Mangaonkar from India, the latter in action against Scotland’s Dougie Kempsell at 4pm.
Play starts today at 1pm with a game on the hour, every hour, until today’s concluding match at 8pm.
The draw and match times can be viewed here in full.
Admission at the North of Scotland Open is free for all spectators!