Egypt to Host 2014 Women’s World Squash Championship
By Community | October 29, 2014
The 2014 Women’s World Squash Championship will take place in Egypt in December following an agreement reached this week between the Women’s Squash Association and Wadi Degla Holding.
Offering a USD $150,000 prize-fund, the 2014 championship will be hosted by the Wadi Degla club in Cairo from 15-20 December, following three days’ of qualifying.
The 30th edition of the premier tournament on the WSA World Tour will be staged in Egypt for only the second time since the inaugural event in 1979.
“Wadi Degla is pleased to host the world’s most prestigious women’s squash event,” said the company’s Sports DirectorKarim Darwish, the world No10 and a former world number one. “Credit goes to Eng Maged Samy, who encouraged and fully supported the idea, despite the very short notice.
“Wadi Degla squash team is the national champion for the season 2013/2014, and the home club of local star Raneem El Welily, the world No3. So squash is definitely a major sport in the Wadi Degla sports community, and hosting this event will surely give Egyptian Squash a great push towards a whole new level.”
WSA CEO Tommy Berden added: “We are delighted to take the Women’s World Championship to Egypt in December. Squash is one of the most popular sports in Egypt and there a lot of young Egyptian players coming up rapidly, so it will be great to see them in action on home soil.
“We are very grateful to Wadi Degla’s chairman Maged Samy and the sports director Karim Darwish for making this event happen at their impressive facilities, and we look forward to working with them to make the championship a stunning success.”
The Women’s World Championship title is owned by the World Squash Federation (WSF) and managed by the Women’s Squash Association.