Just a few days after the end of the 2018 Qatar Classic, many of the world’s top players are back in Doha for the $50k PSA Bronze QSF #1 tournament.
In the opening round it was Jamaica’s Chris Binnie who pulled off the surprise win, coming from a game down to beat Welshman Peter Creed to set up a meeting with top seeded Egyptian Omar Mosaad.
There was no joy for the local players, wildcards Rashia Al-Harib and Hamad Al-Amri both losing out in straight games.
The other round one winners all face seeded players in Round Two, which takes place from 17.30 on Sunday. Qatar’s number one Abdulla Al Tamimi, the fifth seed, meets Spain’s Iker Pajares, who won the longest round one match, beating Auguste Dussourd in 80 minutes.