• Motor City Open Notes

    Darwish and Tuominen back in 2004’s Motor City Open. (Birmingham Athletic Club photo) Welcome back, Karim The last time Karim Darwish came to the Motor City Open it was 2004, he was a rising star at… Read More

  • Imperious Darwish Dominates Iskandar

    In top form, Egyptian blitzes tournament without dropping a game Top seed Karim Darwish hit his stride against Azlan Iskandar in Monday’s Motor City Open final. (Birmingham Athletic Club photo) Birmingham, Mich. – If there were… Read More

  • Darwish and Iskander Advance to Motor City Final

    Malaysian wears down two-seed Lincou in five; Darwish rolls over Aziz Top seed Karim Darwish winds up against OmarAbdel Aziz in their semis duel. (Birmingham Athletic Club photo) Birmingham, Mich. – And then there were two…. Read More

  • Motor City Quarters: Aziz Solves Tuominen, Darwish Cruises

    Lincou ends Qualifier Cuskelly’s run to set up semi against Iskander With textbook form, Thierry Lincou proved too strong for Australian Ryan Cuskelly. (Birmingham Athletic Club photo) Birmingham, Mich. –  Egyptian Omar Abdel Aziz’ upset of… Read More

  • Upsets Mark Motor City’s Opening Round

    Seeds five and six fall; Tuominen gets a scare from retired pro Wellings Birmingham, Mich. – A feisty old dog, a persistent qualifier, and a marathon upset provided color to the opening round of play at… Read More

  • Four Qualifiers Advance to Motor City Main Draw

    Friday First Round will feature two former world Number Ones: Darwish, Lincou Qualifier Alan Clyne (SCO) defeated favored Jan Koukal (CZE) to advance to Friday’s MCO First Round. (Birmingham Athletic Club photo) Birmingham, Mich. – The… Read More