The TTI Milwaukee Hong Kong Squash Open 2023 will be held from late Nov to early Dec, with Semi-finals and Finals taking place in Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District.
Organized by Squash Association of Hong Kong, China, sole title-sponsored by TTI Milwaukee, the prestigious “TTI Milwaukee Hong Kong Squash Open 2023” is confirmed to the stage from 27th November to 3rd December at Hong Kong Squash Centre and Cultural Plaza of Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon District.
The tournament is listed as one of the Platinum events, which is the highest-ranked tournament level of the PSA World Tour. The “TTI Milwaukee Hong Kong Squash Open 2023” is proud of being an “M” Mark event that helps enhance the image of Hong Kong as Asia’s sports event capital. The “M” Mark awarded by the Major Sports Events Committee, symbolizing intense, spectacular and signature event in the territory sports calendar.
The tournament offers a hefty winning purse of US$380,000 (HK$2.96 million) and it will feature 48 players in both Men’s and Women’s draw.
Men’s World #1, Ali Farag of Egypt, 2017 & 2018 runner-up and World #2, Diego Elias from Peru, will be the top and second seed of the event, while the defending champion from Egypt, Mostafa Asal and the four-time winner, Mohamed ElShorbagy from England are the third and fourth seeds. Asian Games Men’s Team Bronze medallist, World #47 Alex Lau will join the battlefield along with two wildcards, his Asian Games teammates Henry Leung and Tang Ming Hong.
The Women’s top three seeds are all from Eypgt, including World #1 and last year’s runner-up Nour El Sherbini, 2016 champion Nouran Gohar and defending champion Hania El Hammamy. 2018 champion, Joelle King from New Zealand will once again join the event as the fourth seed. The home challenge will be headed by the core members of the Asian Games Women’s Team Silver medallists – World #28 Ho Tze Lok, World #41 Tong Tsz Wing and newly crowned HK Champion Lee Ka Yi. They will join the tournament with two wild cards, Asian Games Women’s Singles Silver medallist Chan Sin Yuk and upcoming player Cheng Nga Ching.
The Honorable Duncan Chiu, Chairman of Squash Association of Hong Kong, China attended the opening ceremony along with the honorable guests including Mr. Sam Wong, MH, Commissioner for Sport, Culture, Sports, and Tourism Bureau, Mr. Wilfred Ng Sau Kei, GBS, MH, JP, Chairman of Major Sports Events Committee, Mr. Stephan Horst Pudwill, Vice Chairman of Techtronic Industries Company Limited and other sponsors representatives to give their supports and anticipation for the tournament.
The opening stages and quarter-finals of the tournament will take place at the Hong Kong Squash Centre on Cotton Tree Drive in Admiralty, with a new glass court set up for the first time at the Cultural Plaza, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon for Semi-finals and Finals. Tickets will be available from 30 October at the Squash Association of Hong Kong, China Office