The 16th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters continues to expand its family of partners with local brands Avis Qatar, Fifty One East, Xerox and Aspetar all confirming their support of the US$2.5 million prize fund European Tour event.
Avis will once again fill the role of Official Tournament Transport Provider, Fifty One East is to continue for the 16th year as Audio Visual and IT Sponsor, Xerox is the tournament’s official Document Company, and new partner Aspetar joins the family as Medical Sponsor.
“The strong on-going support of local sponsors guarantees that the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters continues to run smoothly year after year. All of our partners provide vital services that ensure players, organisers and spectators are greeted with first-class facilities,” said Commercial Bank Group CEO Andrew Stevens.
Avis Qatar is an operating division of Avis Europe plc, the leading car rental company in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Avis Country Manager Qatar Vijay Kumar comments on the company’s continued relationship with Qatar’s leading golf competition, “The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has become an established and popular fixture on the sporting calendar, in Qatar and beyond. The international reputation of the event aligns perfectly with our business.”
Fifty One East, Qatar’s iconic retail luxury destination and a division of Darwish Holding, has been the event’s exclusive IT and audio-visual sponsor since its inaugural edition in 1998. The high-end Qatari company will install top of the range Sony Audio Visual and IT products as well as Bang & Olufsen sound booths to provide the tournament’s spectators and VIP hospitality guests with impressive facilities.
Mr Bader Al-Darwish, Chairman and Managing Director of Darwish Holding commented, “We are delighted to share in the success story of this prestigious event. Fifty One East has been providing leading Audio Visual and IT expertise to the tournament since it first started its journey to become a world renowned event. We are proud of our sustained association with the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as it continues to establish itself as a truly world-class sporting property.”
Ahmed Al Afeish, Manager of Xerox Qatar adds “As a division of Darwish Trading Company in Qatar, Xerox is proud to partner with high profile local events such as the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. We are delighted to play a part in Qatar’s bright future as a host for international sporting occasions.”
Aspetar, one of the world leading orthopaedic and sports medicine hospitals in the world, is proud to be a sponsor of Qatar Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2013, and will provide important medical support on-site at Doha Golf Club during tournament week. “Aspetar are delighted to be involved as an official sponsor for the first time in The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters tournament as an exclusive medical service provider. Our highly-qualified team of physiotherapists and medical staff are specialised in assisting athletes to reach their maximum potential,” said Aspetar CEO, Dr Khalifa Al Kuwari.
Hassan Al Nuaimi, President of the Qatar Golf Association, thanked local businesses for their on-going support, “In 1998 when we organised the first edition of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, we were determined to establish the tournament as one of the leading golf events on the world stage. Sixteen years later, thanks to remarkable support from a range of valued sponsors, we have an event to be proud of now and in the future.”
The 2012 Commercialbank Qatar Masters will take place at Doha Golf Club from 23-26 January, with leading players such as Justin Rose, Jason Dufner, Martin Kaymer and Ernie Els competing for the Mother of Pearl trophy.
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