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International line-up set to shine at the Growthpoint SA Squash Open

24.07.2019 by Marketing Concepts

Lucas Serme has confirmed his participation in the Growthpoint SA Open, with the world number 35 looking to seal a spot in the PSA World Championship with a victory in Cape Town.

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) sanctioned tournament sees South Africa’s top squash players taking on some a powerful international field led by the Frenchman Lucas Serme alongside Egyptian Salma Youssef.

Set to be held in an all-glass squash court at the V&A Waterfront from 5 to 10 August, the Growthpoint SA Open will be the biggest PSA event of the 2019 South African squash season. The V&A Waterfront is set in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere marking it out as a truly spectacular

Estienne de Klerk, CEO of Growthpoint Properties South Africa, says, “Growthpoint is all about creating space to thrive, and we are thrilled to sponsor this international sporting event that showcases the very best squash talent that South Africa has to offer at the spectacular V&A Waterfront in the Mother City. The Growthpoint SA Open is taking competitive squash in South Africa to the next level, and we wish all the players the very best.”

The Growthpoint SA Open will feature both a Men’s division and Women’s Division consisting of 22 and 13 of the top international athletes respectively. They will all be competing for the respective $12,000 and $6,000 prize purse in the PSA Challenger 10 and PSA Challenger 5 events.

As an added bonus, the winners will also automatically earn a place into the PSA World Championships which will be hosted in Egypt and Qatar for the women and men respectively, the most prestigious event on the calendar.

Of the 35 players set to descend upon Cape Town, only 13 are South African, with the remaining 21 athletes coming from Africa (Egypt, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Asia (Pakistan), Europe (Czech Republic, France, Spain, Switzerland) and Mexico and Brazil representing the Americas.

The Growthpoint SA Open will also feature exhibition matches from the Growthpoint Squash Superstars Development Initiative. The initiative is aimed at taking the game of squash to underprivileged children across South Africa. The development programme will feature a fun day with competitions for the Ekapa Program, Boland Junior Squash and Fish Hoek programs.

2019 Growthpoint SA Open – Women’s Entry List
1. Salma Youssef (1) – (EGY)
2. Anna Serme (2) – (CZE)
3. Menna Hamed (3) – (EGY)
4. Cindy Merlo (4) – (SUI)
5. Milnay Louw (5) – (RSA)
6. Marie Stephan (6) – (FRA)
7. Farah Momen (7) – (EGY)
8. Alexa Pienaar (8) – (RSA)
9. Siyoli Waters Bongi – (RSA)
10. Jordyn Campbell – (RSA)
11. Thaisa Serafini – (BRA)
12. Makgosi Peloakgosi – (RSA)
13. Bongi Seroto – (RSA)

2019 Growthpoint SA Open – Men’s Entry List
1. Lucas Serme (1) – (FRA)
2. Youssef Ibrahim (2) – (EGY)
3. Ahmed Hosny (3) – (EGY)
4. Tristan Eysele (4) – (RSA)
5. Omar Elkattan (5) – (EGY)
6. Blessing Muhwati (6) – (ZIM)
7. Ahmed Hassan (7) – (ZIM)
8. Khaled Labib (8) – (EGY)
9. Ruan André Olivier – (RSA)
10. Wayne Sithole – (RSA)
11. Christo Potgieter – (RSA)
12. Abdallah Elmasry – (EGY)
13. Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek – (EGY)
14. Owais Rasheed – (PAK)
15. Javier Martin – (ESP)
16. Makho Ntuli – (RSA)
17. Kelvin Ndhlovu – (ZAM)
18. Jacques Duminy – (RSA)
19. Robert Howarth – (RSA)
20. Faisal Hassan – (ZIM)
21. Tayne Turnock – (ZIM)
22. Gary Wheadon – (RSA)

Schedule: 2019 Growthpoint SA Open
• 5 – 6 August: Round of 32 & Round of 16 – Western Province Squash Club
• 7 August (Quarter-Finals) 17:30 – 21:00 – V&A Waterfront
• 8 August (Quarter-Finals) 17:30 – 21:00 – V&A Waterfront
• 9 August (Semi-Finals) 17:30 – 21:00 – V&A Waterfront
• 10 August (Finals) 15:30 – 18:00 – V&A Waterfront

About Growthpoint
Growthpoint creates value for its stakeholders with innovative and sustainable property solutions that provide space to thrive. It is the largest South African primary listed REIT. Growthpoint is a FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index company, a Top 10 constituent of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Emerging Index and is in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index. It owns and manages a diversified portfolio of 559 property assets including 447 properties across South Africa valued at R77.2bn and a 50% interest in the properties at V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, valued at R9.2bn. Internationally, Growthpoint owns 59 properties in Australia valued at R38.4bn through its 66% share in ASX-listed Growthpoint Properties Australia (GOZ). It also owns 52 properties in Romania and Poland, 100% valued at EUR2.5bn through its 28.96% share in LSE AIM-listed Globalworth Investment Holdings (GWI) and its 21.6% share in Warsaw-listed Globalworth Poland Real Estate (GPRE). Visit for more information, and connect with Growthpoint on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About the Squash South Africa
Squash South Africa is the recognised governing body for the sport of Squash in South Africa by the Department of Sport and Recreation.

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