Kolkata International (29 March – 3 April 2011)

Kolkata International was held hosted by The Calcutta Racket Club from 29 Mar – 3 April 2011.  Players from Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, Malta, England, South Africa participated in this tournament. 12 Indian players participated in the tournament. India’s Saurav Ghosal lost in the semifinals to the top seed and eventual winner Karim Darwish ( Egy). Siddharth Suchde lost in the first round against  Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY). The rest Indian lost in the qualifying rounds.

Final:

[1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 12-10, 12-10, 11-4 (77m)

Semi-finals:

[1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 11-4 (54m)

[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (28m)

Quarter-finals:

[1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-4, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10 (73m)

[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [Q] Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) 11-8, 6-2 ret.

Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [3] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 12-14, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9 (55m)

[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Robbie Temple (ENG) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 (37m)

1st round:

[1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Clinton Leeuw (RSA) 11-5, 11-1, 11-5 (30m)

Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt [Q] Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (MEX) 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 (43m)

[Q] Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt [Q] Ivan Yuen (MAS) 7-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 (81m)

[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Bradley Hindle (MLT) 12-10, 12-10, 11-3 (49m)

[3] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 8-11, 11-2, 11-6, 2-11, 11-7 (61m)

Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-9, 5-11, 11-5, 11-7 (42m)

Robbie Temple (ENG) bt Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) 11-9, 11-8, 11-13, 11-6 (78m)

[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Cesar Salazar (MEX) 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 13-11 (52m)

Qualifying finals:

Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (MEX) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 11-9 (46m)

Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) 11-5, 3-11, 16-14, 6-11, 11-6 (78m)

Clinton Leeuw (RSA) bt Ravi Dixit (IND) 11-6, 15-13, 11-6 (37m)

Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (32m)

1st qualifying round:

Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (MEX) bt Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 12-10, 8-11, 13-11, 11-9 (48m)

Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Rishi Tandon (IND) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7 (20m)

Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Sandeep Jangra (IND) 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (23m)

Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 11-6, 11-8, 11-9 (35m)

Clinton Leeuw (RSA) bt Gaurav Nandrajog (IND) 12-10, 11-3, 11-6 (35m)

Ravi Dixit (IND) bt Vrishab Kotian (IND) 11-8, 11-5, 11-4 (26m)

Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt Vivek Dinodia (IND) 11-7, 11-2, 11-1 (19m)

Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt Abhishek Pradhan (IND) 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (21m)

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About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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