Name: Karim Darwish
Date of Birth: 29th August 1981
World Ranking: 9
World Series Ranking: 9
Birthplace: Giza, Egypt
Residence: Cairo, Egypt
Interests: Listening To Music
Clubs/Teams: Wadi Degla Club,
Biography: 2010 Qatar Classic Champion, Karim Darwish has not dropped out of the top 10 since October 2007.
Known as ‘The Dark Prince’, Darwish finished runner up during an impressive World Championship in 2008 when he lost against compatriot Ramy Ashour.
Darwish climbed to World No.1 in January 2009 after winning the Saudi International and three other major titles in 2008, including the Qatar Classic.
He finished runner up in the Case Swedish Open in 2012 and won the Macau Open against Mohamed Elshorbagy the same year.
His most recent success came at the Kuala Lumpur Open in 2013 when he saw off Elshorbagy again to clinch the championship.