The Grand Press Conference Ceremony of Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open 2013 was held at Regal Hong Kong Hotel today.
Hong Kong Squash were delighted to be able to announce continued sponsorship from Cathay Pacific Airways and Sun Hung Kai Financial Group, for the next five years.
“While other sports are scrambling around looking for sponsors, we are lucky to have two committed blue-chip sponsors who have backed us for a long time and are now continuing to do so for the next five years,” an elated David Mui Ying-yuen, chairman of Hong Kong Squash told the South China Morning Post.
“This financial commitment is a major breakthrough. We won’t have to worry every year about where the money will come from and we can go ahead with the tournament. This is great news for squash and for Hong Kong as our tournament is one of the top five in the world,” Mui said.
At the same time, TVB will once again join with Hong Kong Squash to broadcast the annual biggest event “Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open 2013”which is scheduled for the coming December 1st – 8th at Hong Kong Squash Centre and Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
It will once again be attracting all the international squash players around the world, including world number ons and defending champions Nicol David and Ramy Ashour.
Our elite HK Players, Annie Au Wing-chi, Leo Au Chun-ming, Max Lee Ho-yin and Joey Chan Ho-ling (front row) also attended the ceremony and show their full support to the tournament.
From upper row, left to right: Dr. York Chow, GBS, World Squash Ambassador, Mr. Pang Chung, SBS BBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, Mr Jonathan McKINLEY, JP, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr. William Leung Wing-Cheung, BBS JP, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer of Sun Hung Kai Financial Limited, Miss. Sisley Choi, Miss Hong Kong 2013 First Runner-Up, Mr. David Mui, MH JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Squash and President of Asian Squash Federation, Mr. Simon Large, General Manager Marketing, Loyalty Programmes & CRM, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Miss. Grace Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2013 and Miss Photogenic, Mr. Lester Huang, JP, Managing Partner of P. C. Woo & Co, Mr. Dennis Yip, Champion Trainer 2012-2013, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr. Duncan Chiu, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of 2013 Hong Kong Squash Open, Mr. Tony Choi, Head Coach of Hong Kong Squash and Mr. Karl Mak, Executive Director of Hong Kong Squash.