Malaysian Junior Open 2008

Aparajitha Balamurukan (Gu15) & Kush Kumar (Bu13) win the Malaysian Junior Open 2008.

Ravi Dixit (Bu17) – 2nd position, Anwesha Reddy – 3rd position (Gu17), Roshan Kumarakannan (Bu11) – 4th position.


PSA Revises PAR Scoring Reporting

Issued on behalf of: PSA/WISPA
The Board of the Professional Squash Association has decided to revise the reporting of its scoring system with effect from 1 June.

The PSA’s move in August 2004 to reduce of the points in a game from 15 to 11 transformed men’s professional squash – making the sport more attacking, more exciting, and considerably enhancing its spectator and television appeal. Read more of this post

JSIL President PSF Squash International, Abbottabad, Pakistan (PSA event)

Pakistan teenager Farhan Mehboob celebrated his maiden PSA Tour squash title success in the JSIL President PSF International at the Jansher Khan Squash Complex in Abbottabad.

[1] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [3] Yasir Butt (PAK) 5-11, 11-10 (3-1), 11-7, 11-5 (40m)

India’s NAresh Kumar lost in the 1st round
[7] Bilal Zaman (PAK) bt Naresh Kumar 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9 (36m)

WISPA To Move To PAR Scoring

Issued by Howard Harding on behalf of WISPA
In the first scoring system change in the history of women’s professional squash, the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association has decided today (Monday) that all matches played on the WISPA World Tour from 21st July will move to what it terms Pro-Scoring. Read more of this post

Dunlop British Open Squash Championships, May ’08

Women’s 2nd qualifying round:
Madeline Perry (IRL) bt Joshna Chinappa (IND) 9-4, 10-8, 9-1 (25m)
Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Dipika Pallikal (IND) 9-2, 9-0, 9-1 (24m)

Women’s 1st qualifying round:
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Kirsty McPhee (ENG) 10-9, 0-9, 9-2, 9-7 (42m)
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Kerri Shields (IRL) 9-4, 9-1, 9-3 (23m)

Men’s 1st qualifying round:
Ben Ford (ENG) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6 (53m)
Shaun le Roux (ENG) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9 (65m)

May Rankings – PSA / WISPA

53 Saurav Ghosal 
58 Ritwik Bhattacharya 
119 Siddharth Suchde
127 Gaurav Nandrajog
143 Harinder Pal Sandhu
159 Naresh Kumar
191 Parth Sharma

35 Joshna Chinappa
57 Dipika Pallikal
132 Anwesha Reddy
158 Surbhi Misra