Pakistan Open Squash Championship ’18: Egyptian Clinch Men & Women Titles
ISLAMABAD: Both Egyptians Karim Abdel Gawad and Yathreb Adel were crowned Pakistan Open Squash Championship in Men and Women categories respectively. The finals of championship were played at DHA Asif Nawaz Squash Complex, Creek Club Karachi.
The Men’s final of Golootlo-Pakistan Open Squash Championship was a one-sided contest between Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad and Peruvian Diego Elias. Karim dominated his opponent from the first game and easily won it with the game score 11/4. He consolidated his grip on the match by winning second game with the game score 11/02. The third game proved final as Karim also won it with the game score 11/8 earning him the championship trophy.
Earlier, the final of Women’s Serena Hotels-Pakistan Open Squash Championship was played between two Egyptians, top seed Yathreb Adel and Nadine Shahin. Yathreb Adel outclassed her opponent and won the match in straight sets with the game score of 11/5, 11/9 & 11/8 within 21 minutes.
Pakistan Squash Federation organized these international events in collaboration with Pakistan Air Force, Serena Hotels and Golootlo. The Men event carried a prize purse of US$ 53,000/- whereas Women event had US$ 20,000/- prize money.
The Winner and Runner Up prize money breakdown is as follows:
- Men’s Winner received a prize money of US$ 8122
- Runner up received a prize money of US$ 5130
- Women’s Winner received a prize money of US$ 2707
- Runner up received a prize money of US$ 1710
48 international players (24 Men, 24 Women) from 14 countries including Egypt, Peru, Spain, England, Serbia, Czech Republic, Iran, Qatar, Mexico, France, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan and Kuwait participated in the championship.
Following are the Finals results (Prefix number denotes seeding
Result Men’s Final
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) beat  Diego Elias (PER) 11-4,11-2,11-8 (38 mins-
Result Women’s Final
 Yathreb Adel (EGY) beat  Nadine Shahin (EGY) 11-5,11-9,11-8 (21 mins)-
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