Buler Challenge Cup, Hong Kong (12 – 17 April 2011)

Harinder lost in the finals of the Buler Challenge a $ 10,000 PSA event to Aaron Frankcomb from Australia in straight games. Harinder world ranked 136 nearly 100 places below his opponent was unseeded in this event. This was Harinder’s his first PSA Tour event of the year – making his breakthrough in the quarter-finals where he ousted second seed Jan Koukal before going on to down Hong Kong’s fourth seed Dick Lau in the semis.

In the WISPA event, Dipika & Joshana lost in the semi finals and quarter finals respectively to Annie Au from Hong Kong.  Men

Finals :

Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 12-10, 11-6, 12-10


Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Dick Lau (HKG) 8-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7

Quarter finals:

Harinderpal Sandhu bt Jan Koukal 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-9

First round:

Harinderpal Sandhu ( Ind ) bt  Bader Al Hussaini (Kuw) 10-12, 11-2, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10



Annie Au (HKG) bt Dipika Pallikal (IND) 11-7, 11-2, 11-1

Quarter finals:

Annie Au  bt  Joshna Chinappa 12-10, 14-12, 11-8

Dipika Pallikal  bt Melody Francis  11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-2

First round:

Joshna Chinappa ( Ind ) bt [Q] Siyoli Waters (Rsa) 11-6, 11-5, 11-7

Dipika Pallikal ( Ind ) bt Elise Ng (Hkg) 11-6, 11-3, 11-6


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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