Doha, Qatar: Qatar Tennis Squash Badminton Federation (QTSBF) has signed a new partnership contract with QTerminals to sponsor Qatar Classic, PSA World Tour Platinum event, being organized by QTSBF with participation of the world’s top players.
The press conference announcing this partnership was held on Sunday October 3rd at Four Seasons Hotel in Al Daibel Ballroom.
In attendance were, the QTSBF Secretary General Tariq Zainal and QTerminals Chief Executive Director Mr. Neville Bissett.
As per this new partnership, QTerminals will be the title sponsor of Qatar Classic, which has had attracted the top players over the last several years.
On this occasion, QTSBF Secretary General Tariq Zainal said: “It is my pleasure to announce that QTerminals is the title sponsors of Qatar Classic, PSA World Tour Platinum event.”
“Qatar Classic has become one of the most important tennis tournaments in the region and through the cooperation with our partners, we hope our tournament can reach new levels of success and help promote Doha as a major destination for hosting international sporting events,” Zainal said while speaking at the press conference.
Zainal also emphasized that this partnership reflects the commitment of the QTSBF and QTerminals to develop squash in the state of Qatar and supporting Qatar Classic, which is one of the most prominent squash events in the region and world will help in a long way in promoting and grooming local talent.
Tariq took the opportunity to extent sincere thanks to QTerminals led by Mr. Neville to support squash and tennis events over the years.
“QTerminals have supported squash and tennis in the past by associating us as sponsors, so we have had a long association and we wish to thank them for their continued support to our tournaments.” Mr. Tariq added.
This year’s QTerminals Qatar Classic will take place from October 17-23 at Qatar Squash Federation and will held as per the Ministry Of Public Health (MOPH) guidelines informed Tariq.
“All the health protocols as mandated by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) will be place during the tournament and will be implemented,” added Tariq about the event which will see 48 of the world’s leading male players battling it out for the $187,500 prize fund.
Incidentally, this is the second year QTSBT is hosting the Qatar Classic by following the MOPH guidelines.
This year World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy, is the top seed of the tournament while British Open winner Paul Coll, is No.2 seed for the tournament, former World Champion Tarek Momen and Marwan, younger brother of Mohamed ElShorbagy are the other top players to watch out in the tournament.