The 2018 CIB Black Ball Squash Open enters day four of the competition, with Round 3 matches currently being played at the courts of the Black Ball Club in New Cairo amid a high spectator turn-out.
The one-week event, which runs from 3 to 9 December, is witnessing the participation of 48 players representing countries including England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Scotland, Spain, Colombia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Peru, Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, the US, Malaysia, Wales and Egypt. They are competing for the lucrative prize of $180,000.
The tournament, one of the world’s seven Platinum Championships, is now down to the last 16, with eight matches being held today to decide the quarter-finalists.
Seven of the top eight seeds are still in contention, and there’s home interest in the last six of today’s matches – with Egyptians seeded to win all of them.