Cathay Pacific Swiss Privilege Hong Kong Open

Qualifing rounds commence on the 16 and the main event is from 18 to 22 October. First round draws and updated results :

[1] Amr Shabana (EGY) v Wai Hang Wong (HKG)
[14] Olli Tuominen (FIN) v Mohammed Abbas (EGY)
[6] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Qualifier
[16] Adrian Grant (ENG) v Qualifier
[4] James Willstrop (ENG) v Alex Gough (WAL)
[11] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) v Qualifier
[5] Anthony Ricketts (AUS) v Cameron Pilley (AUS) Read more of this post

Dunlop British Open Quarters

Nick Matthew  bt James Willstrop 11-7, 11-5 ret (33m)
Karim Darwish bt John White 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4
David Palmer bt Ong Beng Hee 11-9, 12-10, 11-6

Rachael Grinham bt Natalie Grainger 9-2, 9-1, 9-1 (26m)
Engy Kheirallah bt Alison Waters 8-10, 9-7, 9-2, 3-9, 9-6
Nicol David bt Vicky Botwright 9-4, 9-0, 9-0
Natalie Grinham bt Tania Bailey 9-4, 9-7, 7-9, 9-1

Dunlop British Open First Round

[1] Amr Shabana (Egy) lost to John White (Sco) 7-11, 10-11 (3-5), 9-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-5 (75m)
[8] Karim Darwish (Egy) bt [Q] Peter Barker (Eng) 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5 (57m)
[4] James Willstrop (Eng) bt Azlan Iskandar (Mas) 11/4, 11/10(2-0), 8/11, 11/8
[6] Nick Matthew (Eng) bt [Q] Stewart Boswell (Aus) 11/7, 11/4, 11,7 (45m) Read more of this post

Al Ahram World Open – Final

David Palmer (Aus) bt Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 16-14, 11-2 (103 min)
David saves 5  match balls to win a marathon match and his second world title

Al Ahram World Open – Semis

[2] David Palmer (Aus) bt [3] Thierry Lincou (Fra) 11/2, 11/10(2-0), 10/11(0-2), 11/5
[8] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt [1] Amr Shabana (Egy) 11/5, 11/7, 2-11, 11/9

Al Ahram World Open 2006 -Quarters

Amr Shabana bt Wael El Hindi 11-5, 11-7, 11-5
Thierry Lincou bt Peter Nicol 11-6, 5-11, 11-8, 11-8
David Palmer bt Anthony Ricketts 9-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7

Al Ahram World Open – Round2

Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt [10] Lee Beachill (Eng) 11/4, 10/11(0-2), 6/11, 11/8, 11/5 (83m)
[8] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt [11] John White (Sco) 11/3, 11/6, 11/8
[6] Peter Nicol (Eng) bt [15] Stewart Boswell (Aus) 7/11, 11/10(2-0), 11/7 11/2
[3] Thierry Lincou (Fra) bt [14] Olli Tuominen (Fin) 11/10(2-0), 9/11, 11/3, 11/8 (79m)
[5] Anthony Ricketts (Aus) bt [15] Adrian Grant (Eng) 11/6, 9/11, 11/6, 11/8
[2] David Palmer (Aus) bt [13] Ong Beng Hee (Mas) 11-10 (4-2), 11-8, 11-8
[1] Amr Shabana (Egy) bt Mohammed Abbas (Egy) 11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-10 (3-1)
Wael El Hindi (Egy) bt [7] Nick Matthew (Eng) 11-8, 4-11, 11-4, 2-11, 11-10 (2-0)

Al Ahram World Open – Round1

[1] Amr Shabana (Egy) bt [Q] Peter Barker (Eng) 11/7, 5/11, 11/4, 11/6
[2] David Palmer (Aus) bt [Q] Aamir Atlas Khan (Pak) 11/4, 11/3, 11/1
Wael El Hindi (Egy) bt [9] Karim Darwish (Egy) 5/11, 11/3, 11/5, 11/10(2-0)
Mohammed Abbas (Egy) bt [12] Azlan Iskandar (Mas) 11/8, 11/5, 8/11, 11/10(5-3) (69m)
[7] Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Alex Gough (Wal) 11/10(3-1), 11/3, 11/4 (53m)
[14] Olli Tuominen (Fin) bt Shahier Razik (Can) 8/11, 11/9, 5/11, 11/7, 11/10(4-2) (96m)
[10] Lee Beachill (Eng) bt [Q] Borja Golan (Esp) 11/7, 11/5, 11/7 (41m)
[3] Thierry Lincou (Fra) bt [Q] Alister Walker (Eng) 11/4, 7/11, 11/2, 11/6 (96m)
[15] Stewart Boswell (Aus) bt [Q] Hisham Ashour (Egy) 11/9, 11/5, 11/8 (39m)
[11] John White (Sco) bt [Q] Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned) 11/6, 11/6, 7/11, 8/11, 11/8 (68m)
[5] Anthony Ricketts (Aus) bt Omar Mosaad (Egy) 11/7, 11/5, 10/11(1-3), 11/3 (47m)
[16]Adrian Grant (Eng) bt [Q] Davide Bianchetti (Ita) 7/11, 11/8, 11/5, 9/11, 11/5 (63m)
[8] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt [Q] Tarek Momen (Egy) 11/6, 11/6, 11/5 (31m)
[6] Peter Nicol (Eng) bt Graham Ryding (Can) 11/4, 5/11, 11/9, 9/11, 11/10(2-0) (73m)
[13] Ong Beng Hee (Mas) bt Cameron Pilley (Aus) 11/5 11/7 11/3 (34m)

Follow the Al Ahram World Open 2006 on squashsite.co.uk, squashplayer.co.uk, psa-squash.com

Dunlop British Open

The 2006 Dunlop British Open to be staged at the University of Nottingham from the 15th to 18th September features all of the world’s top ten players: [1] Amr Shabana (Egypt), [2] David Palmer (Australia), [3] Thierry Lincou (France), [4] James Willstrop (England), [5] Anthony Ricketts (Australia), [6] Nick Matthew (England), [7] Gregory Gaultier (France), and [8] Karim Darwish (Egypt).
An equally impressive women’s line-up comprises of: [1] Nicol David (Malaysia), [2] Vanessa Atkinson (Netherlands), [3] Rachael Grinham (Australia), [4] Natalie Grinham (Australia), [5] Vicky Botwright (England), [6] Jenny Duncalf (England), [7] Tania Bailey (England), and [8] Madeline Perry (Ireland).

PSA August 2006 ranking

1 Amr Shabana  EGY
2 David Palmer  AUS
3 Thierry Lincou  FRA
4 James Willstrop  ENG
5 Anthony Ricketts  AUS
6 Peter Nicol  ENG
7 Nick Matthew  ENG
8 Gregory Gaultier  FRA
9 Karim Darwish  EGY

43 Ritwik Bhattacharya (no change)
59 Saurav Ghosal (up 2 places)

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