ToI article on Asian Games

India’s top two women squash players, world number 32 Dipika Pallikal and 33rd ranked Joshna Chinappa, have been seeded 5-8 and placed in the top half of the draw in the November 12-27 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Read more of this post

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Asian Seniors Finals

Top seeded Malaysians win Asian Seniors at Chennai
[1] Nicol David (Mas) bt [2] Rebecca Chiu 11/6, 11/7, 11/7 (24m)

[1] Azlan Iskandar (Mas) bt [3/4] Aamir Atlas Khan 11/8, 11/4, 3/0 rtd (30m)

Asian Seniors Semi finals

[1] Nicol David (Mas) bt [9/16] Dipika Pallikal 11/5, 11/5, 11/2 (23m)
[2] Rebecca Chiu (Hkg) bt [5/8] Joey Chan (Hkg) 11/7, 11/9, 5/11, 15/17, 11/4 (46m)

[1] Azlan Iskandar (Mas) bt [3/4] Saurav Ghosal 11/5, 11/6, 11/5 (44m)
[3/4] Aamir Atlas Khan (Pak) bt [5/8] Yasir Butt (Pak)

British Junior Squash Open Finals

B13: Nasir Iqbal {Pak} bt Fadi Tharwat {Egy} 9/4, 10/9, 9/5 {41m}
B15: Amr Khalid Khalifa {Egy} bt Nousherwan {Pak} 9/3, 9/5, 9/2 {38m}
B17: Mohamed El Shourbagy {Egy} bt Andrew Wagih {Egy} 9/4, 9/3, 9/3 {40m}
B19: Omar Mosaad {Egy} bt Aamir Atlas Khan {Pak} 9/5, 6/9, 9/2, 9/2 {62m}
G13: Nour El Sherbeny {Egy} bt Salma Esmat {Egy} 9/0, 9/3, 9/1 {21m}
G15: Olivia Blatchford {Usa} bt Wee Nee Low {Mas} 9/5, 6/9, 2/9, 9/7, 9/2 {39m}
G17: Heba El Torky {Egy} bt Alia Balbaa {Egy} 9/1, 9/6, 9/1 {22m}
G19: Raneem El Weleily {Egy} bt Camille Serme {Fra} 9/2, 9/2, 6/9, 3/9, 9/1 {48m}

British Junior Squash Open Semis

Girl’s U13: 1* Nour El Sherbeny {Egypt} bt 5/8*Anaka Alankamony {Ind} 9-4, 9-5, 9-2 {25m}; 3/4* Salma Esmat {Egypt} bt  2* Saumya Karki {Ind} 9-3, 9-2, 9-6 {21m}

Boy’s U19 : 1* Amir Atlas Khan {Pak} bt 9/16* Farzan Rashid {Pak} 9-5, 9-1, 9-2 {26m}; 2* Omar Mosaad {Egy} bt 17/32* Rudi Willemse {SA} 9-4, 9-2, 9-3 {28m}

Boy’s U17 : 3/4* Andrew Wagih {Egy} bt 5/8* Ahmed Osama Hawas {Egy} 10-8, 9-2, 9-6 {45m}; 3/4* Andrew Wagih {Egy} bt 5/8* Ahmed Osama Hawas {Egy} 10-8, 9-2, 9-6 {45}

Boy’s U15 : 1* Amr Khalid Khalifa {Egy} bt 17/32* Owais Khan {Pak} 9-0, 9-2, 9-2 {20m}; 9/16* Nousherwan {Pak} bt 2* Danish Atlas Khan {Pak} 5-9, 10-8, 9-10, 9-5, 9-5 {42m}

Boy’s U13 : 1* Nasir Iqbal {Pak} bt 3/4* Oliver Holland {Eng} 9-4, 9-3, 9-0 {19m}; 2* Fadi Tharwat {Egy} bt 5/8* Nematullah Khan {Pak} 9-4, 9-3, 9-2 {28m}

Girl’s U19 : 1* Raneem El Weleili {Egy} bt 5/8* Joelle King {New Zealand} 9-7, 9-3, 8-10, 9-4 {34m}; 2* Camille Serme {Fra} bt 9/16* Sina Wall {Ger} 9-1, 9-2, 9-1 {21m}

Girl’s U17 : 3/4* Heba El Toky {Egy} bt 1* Wee Wern Low {Mal} 9-3, 9-6, 0-9, 7-9, 9-3 {52m}; 2* Alia Balbaa {Egy} bt 3/4* Laura Gemmell {Can} 9-6, 4-9, 9-3, 9-2 {50m}

Asian Games, Doha, Qatar

Howard Harding, Media Manager, WSF: After a short break to celebrate her successful defence of the World Open Squash Championship title in Belfast on Sunday, Malaysian Nicol David must set her sights on reclaiming a major title she does not hold, at the Asian Games in Qatar in December. David and compatriot Mohd Azlan Iskandar have been named as top squash seeds in the sport’s third appearance in the quadrennial Asian Games, in Doha from 10-14 December. Read more of this post

Warid Pakistan Open, Day2

[1] Amr Shabana (Egy) bt [14] Davide Bianchetti (Ita) 11/7, 11/6, 6/5
5] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt [13] Mansoor Zaman (Pak) 11/3, 11/5, 11/4
[8] Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt [9] Wael El Hindi (Egy)11/4, 11/3, 11/9
[3] Anthony Ricketts (Aus) bt Renan Lavigne (Fra) 11/7, 11/4, 11/5
[6] Karim Darwish (Egy) bt [11] Mohammed Abbas (Egy)11/5, 6/11, 11/3, 11/10(5-3)
[5] James Willstrop (Eng)bt Aamir Atlas Khan (Pak) 10/12 (2-0), 9/11, 11/6, 11/4, 11/5
[7] Stewart Boswell (Aus) bt [15] Shahid Zaman (Pak) 10/11 (0-2), 11/10 (3-1), 11/7, 11/7
[2] Thierry Lincou (Fra) bt [16] Joey Barrington (Eng) 11/4, 11/8, 11/7

Warid Pakistan Open, Day1

Over the last few weeks Saurav Ghoshal’s matches have been going to the maximum 5 games. Todays match against Joey Barrington went once again to 5 games, with the Englishman winning in the end 10/11(2-0), 11/5, 11/10(2-0), 9/11, 11/5 in 74 minutes. Ritwik lost to Mohammed Abbas of Egypt in straight games 11/6, 11/5, 11/6.

Pakistan’s Aamir Atlas Khan created the upset of the tournament beating Malaysia’s Mohammed Azlan Iskandar 11/4, 11/4, 7/11, 11/6 Read more of this post