Scottish Stars head for USA

Scotland’s top players will kick off their 2019 campaigns in the USA.

Greg Lobban and Alan Clyne  will  be competing in the Tournament of Champions in New York’s Grand Central Terminus.

Clyne faced Mexico’s Cesar Salazar in the opening round of the men’s PSA Platinum event,  while Lobban was up against Cesar’s twin brother Arturo.

Lisa Aitken, fresh from winning two PSA titles within a week at the end of 2018, is fourth seed in the Delaware Open towards the end of January, where she meets Malaysia’s Wen Li Lai in the first round of the $10k Challenger event.

STOP PRESS: Lisa picked up the final spot in the Tournament of Champions where she will play Egypt’s Nada Abbas on 18th Jan.

Tournament of Champions Results:
Men’s Round One:
Cesar Salazar (Mex) 3-0 Alan Clyne (Sco)                         11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (44m)
Greg Lobban (Sco) 3-1 Arturo Salazar (Mex)        11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 (36m)
Men’s Round Two:
Omar Mosaad (Egy) 3-0 Greg Lobban (Sco)                    12-10, 11-8, 11-7 (43m)
Women’s Round One:
Nour El Tayeb (Egy) 3-0 Lisa Aitken (Sco)                           11-6, 11-0, 11-4 (20m)

The end of the month sees the upgraded Edinburgh Sports Club Open.