Once again, fans will be treated with world class squash when the annual :Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open 2008; takes place at the world・s most vibrant city in November.

Presented by Hong Kong Squash with the full support of Cathay Pacific, the sporting extravaganza will be held from November 17 to 23 at the Hong Kong Squash Centre in Central and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui.

A :Platinum Series; on the world circuit, the week-long tournament will feature top players from the Women・s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) as well as the Professional Squash Association (PSA). With a winning purse of HK$1.6 million at stake, the world・s top 30 players will certainly be ready to compete for the prestigious men and women・s titles.

To showcase the scenic view of the Victoria Harbour, the tournament will be staged at the Tsim Sha Tsui water front when entering the semi-final stages.

Matches will be held in a state-of-the-art glass court erected at the Piazza of the Cultural Centre, with the grand Harbour as its natural backdrop. A big screen will also be set up at the Piazza where people visiting one of the world・s busiest shopping areas can take a break and enjoy some world class sport.

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open, which is also supported by the Hong Kong government・s Major Event Sports Committee and is awarded :M; mark status, is always popular with the domestic and international squash community. A large contingent of players, coaches, families, fans and international media will be in Hong Kong in November to witness this spectacular event.

Ticket for the :M; event is available at Hong Kong Squash office from October 27 and advance booking is welcome. Please call 2523 2225 for information. You may also contact Hong Kong Squash at 2869 1592 or via fax at 2869 0118 for more details.

Don・t miss the opportunity of joining the world.s best players for a week of top class squash at the :2008 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open; Act now and see you then!