Monday, March 9, 2015

Marigold South East Asia Cup 2015


Going for GOLD - Squash gets $50,000 push in its training efforts

With Squash being absent from the last 3 editions of the South East Asian Games (SEA Games), Singapore Squash athletes are eagerly gearing up to prove their worth this year.

The Singapore Squash Rackets Association (SSRA), with the support from the main sponsor, Marigold, and venue sponsor, Singapore Island Country Club, are hosting the inaugural Marigold South East Asia Cup 2015. This is one of the major team squash events in the region.

The squash extravaganza will be held from the 12 March to 14 March 2015 (Thurs to Sat 10am – 8pm) at the Singapore Island Country Club and will see fierce competition amongst countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore.

The event championship format will be playing to the best of 5 ties consisting of the following:
2 x Men’s singles
2x Women’s singles
1 x Men’s Jumbo doubles

The event will be a fore runner of the coming SEA Games for Squash (5-21 June) as many of the overseas participants will be returning for SEA Games 2015. 

This event was only made possible with the support from the main sponsor, Marigold, who has been a strong supporter for the local squash scene. Marigold will also be putting forth another $50,000 towards the Singapore National Squash team for further training expenses, in preparation for the coming SEA Games 2015.

With these opportunities on the horizon for the athletes, Singapore Squash is going for GOLD!

Fixtures may be viewed here

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