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Stars on the Bund China Open 2015

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  • Main Draw
    03 - 06 Sep
  • Venue
    Shanghai, China
  • Prize
    $100,000 (m) / $58,000 (w)

Overview

World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy will be aiming to get his 2015/16 season off to a triumphant start when he tops the draw at the 2015 Stars On The Bund China Open, PSA M100 tournament while World No.1 Nicol David will be the star attraction in the women’s competition.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Shanghai’s iconic bund on the terrace of The Peninsula Hotel, the 2015 China Open will be the first ever M100 tournament on the PSA World Tour, offering prize money of $100,000 to the 16-man field, and will get underway on Thursday September 3 – when Elshorbagy will be aiming to pick up where he left off after winning the prestigious Allam British Open at the end of the 14/15 season.

In what will be the first competitive tournament of the season for many of the world’s best players, Elshorbagy is set to face a stiff challenge as he hopes to add to his collection of 14 PSA titles, with dynamic World No.3 Gregory Gaultier and German World No.7 Simon Rösner chief contenders amongst a tough field.

After reaching the final in nine of his last eleven tournaments, Elshorbagy will begin his bid to make it to a fourth consecutive title-decider against Hong Kong’s Max Lee while younger brother Marwan Elshorbagy could lay in wait at the quarter-final stage should he overcome Tarek Momen.

In the women’s event David, the incumbent World No.1 for the past nine years, will face a stern challenge from World No.2 Raneem El Welily – the dazzlingly talented Egyptian who finds herself just a handful of points behind David in the world rankings.

A likely match-up in the title decider could have massive ramifications in the battle to be No.1, with David knowing she will have to be at her very best in order to maintain her place at the top, however progress to the final will not be straightforward for either player with the likes of Allam British Open Champion Camille Serme and dangerous American talent Amada Sobhy amongst the challengers in what promises to be a thrilling event.

“This is the second year that world-class squash, ‘the preferred sport on Wall Street’, will be appearing on the Bund, historically known as the Wall Street of Asia”, said Mr. Sheng Li, CEO of SECA, investor and organizer of the China Squash Open.

“We are committed to bringing the world’s best squash players to China and to give squash a new world-class stage in which to showcase itself. Thanks to our Stars On The Bund we are fully delivering these promises.”

“The China Squash Open is growing bigger every year and this reflects the efforts we are making to develop squash in this highly potential market,” added Franco Amadei, China Squash Open Tournament Director and SECA Squash Academy COO.

Top Seeds

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M. ElShorbagy (1)
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G. Gaultier (8)
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S. Rösner (3)
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O. Mosaad (18)
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P. Barker (19)
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T. Momen (4)
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M. Castagnet (30)
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B. Golan (32)
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N. David (12)
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R. Welily (1)
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C. Serme (5)
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A. Sobhy (13)
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A. Au (11)
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J. King (4)
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S. Perry (6)
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E. Beddoes (39)
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Quarter final
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Final

Final Sun, 6th September 2015

Semi final Sat, 5th September 2015

Quarter final Fri, 4th September 2015

Round 1 Thu, 3rd September 2015

Final Sun, 6th September 2015

Semi final Sat, 5th September 2015

Quarter final Fri, 4th September 2015

Round 1 Thu, 3rd September 2015

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