Motor City Open Celebrates Twentieth Year in Detroit

Marwan ElShorbagy (l) against Paul Coll in the 2018 Motor City Open final (Photo: Bryan Mitchell for MCO)

The Motor City Open presented by the Suburban Collection starts its engine Tuesday, January 29, as the $70,000 PSA World Tour Silver men’s event marks its twentieth year, January 29-February 2, at the Birmingham Athletic Club in Detroit, Michigan.

First round action is set to kick off Tuesday afternoon at 4pm ET with matches streaming and scoring live on

Defending champion and world No. 8 Marwan ElShorbagy leads the field as the top seed, and is opposed by two seed and 2015 champion Miguel Angel Rodriguez. Egypt’s world No. 10 Mohamed Abouelghar and Peru’s world No. 11 Diego Elias round out the top seeds as three and four, respectively.

The first round will see the top-two U.S. men on tour in action. Following his second round appearance at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, world No. 48 Todd Harrity is in search of his second first round victory of the month against Trinity graduate and world No. 58 Vikram Malhotra.

Two-time U.S. champion and world No. 63 Chris Hanson will take on U.S.-based Kiwi Campbell Grayson in what will be a rematch from 2017 Motor City Open qualifying, which Grayson won in three games.

The Motor City Open was first held as a $12,000 draw in 1999, and has been held as a $70,000 draw since 2013.

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