Houston Open is a prestigious squash sports event and finds place in the PSA World Tour. The event has witnessed huge popularity in the last few years; courtesy to the high level gaming that it offers through the leading squash players from around the world. The prize is USD 70000 while the winner grabs USD 11732.5 and this attracts the best of sporting talent in the field of squash. The coming event has players turning up from 13 nations around the world! The event also has found top sponsors including from US. Among the official sponsors is Hutkay.fit, the brand known for high quality squash sports accessories and apparels. The Company markets entire diversity of sports products like racquets, quality strings, squash balls, shoes, tees, hoodies and bags among other things.
Squash as a sport has become much popular among the youth because of the swift and hard core gaming concept of it. This popularity has found resonance through the top squash events around the world and the PSA tour is still expanding through inclusion of more events. Houston Open has got established as a high voltage event because of the participation of leading players from around the world.
Houston Open 2016 saw the coronation of Egyptian Marwan Elshorbagy when he beat his fellow Egyptian Mohammed Abouelghar in a tough 51 minute match. It is interesting to note that Egypt has always been in the forefront of squash talent and this US tournament also finds some of the leading & best ranked Egyptian players.
The top players of Houston Open
The champions of Houston Open squash Championship in last four years were –
2016 Marwan Elshorbagy
2015 Mazen Hesham
2014 Mazen Hesham
2013 Campbell Grayson
It will be the first time the Houston Open will witness 9 players in the top 20 world rankings! These include –
Karim Abdel Gawad, World no.2
James Willstrop, World no.6
Tarek Momen, World no.10
Fares Dessouky, World no.11
Ryan Cuskelly, World no.12
Omar Mossad, World no.13
Miguel Rodriguez, World no. 14
Paul Coll, World no.16
Stephan Coppinger, World no.20
These are the leading players of Houston Open and are ranked in the world best. Hutkay.fit is one of the sponsors of event and backs two top players of the event who are Karim Abdel Gawad and Mazen Hesham. The association of Hutkay.fit with Houston Open is very integral as the Company markets highest quality squash gear. Some of the leading brands are available in its storefront and all the products, especially the shoes and apparels conform to the front line quality standards. Specialty squash socks and wrist gear are also marketed. Squash balls and high tensile squash strings are also available that assure tough practice sessions for the probable’s and participants.
The upcoming Houston Open 2017
The schedule of Houston Open 2017 has been released and it is spread from 17th to 23rd of April. The first qualifying is scheduled on 17th April while the final qualifying would be held on 18th April. 19th April will witness the clash of upper half first round and 20th April will have bottom half first round matches played. Quarter finals and semis are planned for 21st and 22nd April while the hot final is scheduled for 23rd! This information was released by Tournament Director Jahanzeb Khan of Lifetime Athletic Club of Texas.