SAF Games Individual Final

SAF Games 2006 Squash Men
Mansoor Zaman bt Aamir Atlas Khan 9/5, 7/9, 4/9, 9/2, 9/0


India get 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze in the Individual event. We expect to reach both the finals in the team event also

SAF Games Women winnersJoshna Chinappa bt Dipika Pallikal 9/6, 9/6, 9/1


Saurav’s Hindustan Times clip

‘I want to be a business consultant’ I ’m a student of Economics and Management at the University of Leeds. Hence I’m passionate about entrepreneurial issues and, perhaps, when I’m done playing, I’d like to get into business consulting. How businesses work, what are their structural and strategic problems – I find these topics interesting. Read more of this post

SAF Games Team picture

Anwesha, Gaurav, Dipika, Cyrus, B. Kumari, Sandeep, Surbhi, Parth, Joshna, Harinder

Gaurav, Harinder, Joshna and Dipika has easy matches and entered the semis of the Individual championship

Hindustan Times interview

National coach Cyrus Poncha has been at the job for a while and he’s seen quite a bit. Especially the muck that flew around after he was conferred the Dronacharya Award last year. In an interview with HT at the PSA Otters Open, Poncha offers his side of the allegations and also touches upon other issues, including the preparation for the South Asian Games.
How did the Chennai camp for the South Asian games go? Things are pretty well. We have lots of player coming in. The competition is close, more so among junior boys. We’ve seen that in the Otters Open.
What are your expectations from the Games at Colombo? In women’s category, we’re definitely looking at winning the gold. In men’s, silver is a realistic target, with top Pakistani players present there. Read more of this post

Otters Open -Day3

The Union Jack was flying high as Mandy Kennedy of England was the unlikely toast of the day when she shocked women’s top seed and India No. 4, 17-year-old Surbhi Misra of Rajasthan 3-0 to set the ball rolling for another day of upsets, in the Otters Open, concurrently being held with the PSA Open.

At 38, Mandy is a mother of two, but there was no sign of the aging aunt while demolishing an opponent less than half her age 9-1, 9-6, 9-7 to storm into the semi-finals. “I love playing squash. My husband is here in Mumbai on a transfer and he informed me of the Otters Open. I was delighted to enter a competition and this win is a huge bonus,” revealed an excited Mandy. Mandy’s stunning effort overshadowed unseeded Rishad Pandole’s upset 10-8, 9-4, 9-6 win over second seed Manish Chotrani in a tight Men’s Open contest to reach the semi-finals. Read more of this post

Otters Open -Day2

Boys: U-19: 2nd Rd: Abhinav Sinha bt Angad Marwah 9-0, 9-5, 9-7; Manek Matur bt Shankar Shantanu (Del) 9-1, 9-2, 9-0; Parth Sharma (Chennai) bt Sanmeet Anand 9-0, 9-0, 9-3; Jay Bhagat bt Raghav Bahl 9-2, 9-6, 9-2; Cyril Kuhn (Chennai) bt Rohan Bhatia 9-2, 9-0, 9-0; Jay Dalal bt Karm Kumar (Del) 10-8, 9-0, 9-1; Pramjeet Singh bt Javed Mohd. 9-0, 9-6, 9-4; Harshit Jain (Del) bt Anup Sharma (Mah) 9-2 0-9, 8-10, 9-4, 9-2;Varun Prakash (Del) bt Karan Muttha 9-7, 9-5, 10-8 Read more of this post

Otters Open -Day1

Otters Open: Boys  U-19 (1st Rd): Jay Bhagat (Mah) bt Virendra  Pawar (Mah) 9-1, 9-2, 9-5; Pramjeet   Singh  (Mah) bt Waqar  Pathan 9-1, 9-2, 9-5.

Boys U-11: 3rd Rd: Aditiya Khatri bt Nikhil Mishra 9-2, 9-3, 9-1. 2nd Rd: Aditiya Khatri bt Aashay Kesdiwal 9-0, 9-1, 9-0; Ravindra Dhote bt Vedant Rao 9-0, 9-5, 9-1; Devchand Rai bt Karan Kochhar 10-8, 9-1, 9-4; Arjun Kochhar bt Armaan Sheikh 9-1, 9-0, 9-3; Akhilesh Yadav bt Haresh Kapadia (Mah) 9-3, 9-3, 9-3;  Nikhil Mishra bt Rajat Agrawal 9-3, 9-2, 9-6; Kunj Rawani bt Bhavik Thakkar 9-0, 9-0, 9-1; Yohan Pandole bt Vinod Sheron 9-1,9-0, 9-1; Zain Motiwala bt Anshul  Goyal 9-1, 9-1, 9-0. Read more of this post

World Junior Men Team – Semis

Ramy Ashour [1] (EGY) beat Tom Pashley [17-32] (ENG) 9-4 9-0 9-2 [25mins]
Omar Mosaad [3] (EGY) beat Joe Lee [9-16] (ENG) 9-1 9-2  [16mins]
Tarek Momen [5-8] (EGY) beat James Snell [17-32] (ENG) 9-6 9-0 9-4 [37mins]

Aamir Atlas Khan [2] (PAK) beat Elvinn Keo(MAS) -4 10-8 9-1 [30mins]
Yasir Butt [5-8] (PAK) beat Choong Kam Hing [17-32] (MAS) 9-3 9-0 [14mins]
Farhan Mehboob [5-8] (PAK) beat Muhd Asyraf Azan [9-16] (MAS) 9-2 9-0 9-3 [24mins]

World Junior Men – New Zealand, Qtrs

Ramy Ashour [1] (EGY) beat Farhan Mehboob [5/8] (PAK) 9/3 10/8 9/2 [42mins]
Tarek Momen [5/8] (EGY) beat Simon Rösner [4] (GER) 9/4 10/8 7/9 10/9 [83mins]
Omar Mossad [3] (EGY) beat Yasir Butt [5/8] (PAK) 9/4 9/4 10/8 [47mins]
Aamir Atlas Khan [2] (PAK) beat Mohd Ali Anwar Reda [5/8] (EGY) 9/2 9/4 9/2 [36mins]

World Junior Men – New Zealand, Day 3

[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [17/32] Choong Kam Hing (MAS) 9-2, 9-1, 9-0 (18m)
[5/8] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 9-0, 9-0, 9-1 (26m)
[4] Simon Rosner (GER) bt [9/16] Bilal Zaman (PAK) 9-4, 10-8, 3-9, 9-4 (78m)
[5/8] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [17/32] Tom Pashley (ENG) 9-5, 9-0, 9-10, 9-5 (61m)
[5/8] Yasir Butt (PAK) bt [9/16] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 9-4, 9-4, 9-7 (36m)
[3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [17/32] James Snell (ENG) 9-0, 9-0, 9-5 (32m)
[5/8] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt [9/16] Joe Lee (ENG) 9-6, 9-6, 1-9, 9-5 (65m)
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt [17/32] Tom Hoevenaars (NED) 9-7, 9-0, 9-0 (29m)