Sport in October

1 FORMULA 1 Chinese Grand Prix
7- 5Nov CRICKET ICC Champions Trophy, India
8 FORMULA 1 Japanese Grand Prix
15 MotoGP Portugese Grand Prix, Estoril
18-22 SQUASH Cathay Pacific Swiss Privilege Hong Kong
22 FORMULA 1 Brazilian Grand Prix
29 MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix, Spain

Highlights: Alonso v Schumacher, Ferrari v Renault, Rossi v Hayden


World ranking in various sports

Tennis: ATP – 275  Rohan Bopanna; WTA – 59 Sania Mirza

Badminton:  IBF – 27 Chetan Anand, 36 Anup Sridhar;  IBF – 32 Saina Nehwal, 70 Trupti Murgunde

Squash: PSA – 41 Ritwik Bhattacharya, 51 Saurav Ghosal; WISPA – 51 Joshna Chinappa

Chess: FIDE 2 Viswanathan Anand, 25 Harikrishna P, 29 Krishnan Sasikiran; 2 Koneru Humpy

Golf: 141  Jeev Milkha Singh, 154  Jyoti Randhawa

Table Tennis: ITTF – 119 Achanta Sharath Kamal; 218 Poulomi Ghatak

World Masters Squash Championships, Cape Town

World Masters Squash Championships, Cape TownManish Chotrani  (M35 – 39),  Rohit Thawani (M40 – 44), Vaman Apte (9/16) (M45 – 49) will be participating at the 8th World Masters Squash Championships will be hosted by Cape Town, South Africa from the 16th -21st October 2006.  Click here for the draws and results

Guinness Book of World Records : Squash

Since the World Open was inaugurated in 1975, Jansher Khan has clinched the title eight times, with  Jahangir Khan winning six titles. But Jahangir has also claimed three International Squash Rackets Federation world individual titles, taking his tally of World titles to a record-breaking nine. In 1982 Jahangir astonished everyone by winning the International Squash Players Association Championship without losing a single point! Read more of this post

Sport Quotes

“Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.”  Ayrton Senna

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”  Michael Jordan

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”  Wayne Gretzky

“Aerodynamics is for those who cannot manufacture good engines.” Enzo Ferrari

Classic Pics: Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston

Ali vs Liston

Woman’s World Squash Team Championships Semis

Vicky Botwright bt Annelize Naude 10-8,9-2,9-4 48m
Tania Bailey bt Vanessa Atkinson 7-9,9-2,9-0,9-10,9-3 71m
Alison Waters bt Orla Noom 9-2,9-3 17m
[2] EGYPT bt [3] MALAYSIA 2-1
Engy Kheirallah bt Sharon Wee9-0,9-5,9-0
Omneya Abdel Kawy lost to Nicol David 8-9,0-9,0-9
Raneem El Weleily bt Tricia Chuah 9-7,9-2,10-8

Woman’s World Squash Team Championships Qtrs

[1] ENGLAND bt [6] NEW ZEALAND 3-0
Tania Bailey bt Shelley Kitchen 6-9, 9-7, 9-4, 9-2 (59m)
Vicky Botwright bt Jaclyn Hawkes 9-2, 9-4, 9-3 (31m)
Jenny Duncalf bt Louise Crome 9-0, 9-0 (12m) Read more of this post

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

New York Times: Squash in the Pentagon

For the last six years, US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has slipped down to the Pentagon basement many afternoons, changed into a T-shirt, sweat pants and headband, and spent a heart-thumping hour playing squash. Mr. Rumsfeld is “very aggressive and he is very intense” on the court, says a former frequent partner, no matter how the war in Iraq was going or how many Democrats were calling for his head, he could uncork his deadly drop shot, leaving his foe helpless and himself triumphant, at least for a moment. Read more of this post