Qatar & Doha Junior Opens (2-5 Mar’15)

The Qatar Junior Open took place from 2nd to 3rd March 2015 followed by the Doha Junior Open from 4th to 5th March 2015.
 
Qatar Junior Open, Doha,  2-3 March 2015:
Of the 9 Indian boys who participated in this tournament two of them – Navaneeth Prabhu (BU13) and Vikas Mehra (BU17) reached the semi finals in their respective groups:
Three others qualified for the quarters – Arnav Tevatia (BU11), Kanhav Nanavati (BU13)  and Gowtham Karthik (BU15) finishing in 5th, 6th and 8th place in their respective categories.
 
Doha Junior Open, Doha, 4-5 March 2015:
In this event, Navaneeth Prabhu (BU13) made it to the finals but went down fighting in four games to Muhammed Azhar of Malaysia while Sandeep Ramachandran BU19 reached the semis losing to Sajad Zareian of Iran finishing in 4th Place.
 
Other players who made it to the quarter finals were Arnav Tevatia (BU11),Kanhav Nanavati (BU13) and Vikas Mehra (BU17) finishing in 5th, 6th, 5th place respectively.

WSA Granite Open, 25k (17-20 Feb’15)

Freshly crowned British National champion Sarah-Jane Perry was in great touch and showed it with a well fought 8-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-7 win over India’s Dipika Pallikal in the final of the $25000 WSA-Granite Open in Toronto. This is Sarah-Jane’s eighth WSA title in her career and also her second win in this prestigious tournament. Read more of this post

Matunga Gymkhana Junior (14-18 Feb’15)

Matunga Winners.MG Junior Squash Open 2015, a 2 star National Ranking Event got overwhelming response with 230 registered entries from Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Karnataka. Read more of this post

35th National Games, Kerala (1 – 4 Feb’15)

The squash competition at the 35th National Games was complete dominated by the Tamil Nadu contingent as all the finalists in both the men’s and women’s competition belonged to the state. First up was women’s singles in which the seasoned Joshana Chinappa did not have much trouble in sailing past Lakshya Ragavendran 11-5 11-8 11-4 to nab the gold medal. Read more of this post

17th Asian Junior Team, Malaysia (28 Jan – 1 Feb’15)

The Indian girls and boys settle for bronze medals at the Asian Junior Team Championship held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was a massive effort by the Indian girls & boys in their respective semifinals both against Malaysia going down 1-2. Read more of this post

Winnipeg Winter Club Open, Canada (28 Jan-1Feb’15)

Top seed Dipika Pallikal defeated second seed Heba El Torky 11-4, 11-9, 11-8 to win her 10th WSA Tour title winning the Winnipeg Winter Club Women’s Open a World Squash Association (WSA) Challenger 15 event. Read more of this post

National School Games, Chennai (22-25 Jan’15)

The SGFI Team and Individual Squash Championships were held at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai.

Tamil Nadu led the way winning 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medal in Individual event and 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medal in the Team event. Overall Tamil Nadu claimed 5 Gold medals with Goa, Delhi and Maharashtra sharing 1 Gold medal each. Read more of this post

British Junior (2-6 Jan’15)

Valiant Kush Kumar’s tenure at the British junior open was ended by the second seeded Egyptian Omar El Atmas over four games in a well fought semifinal.
The Indian junior national champion, making his last appearance as a junior in this prestigious annual event had the consolation of gaining a bronze medal after George Parker from England conceded the play off match for the third place. Read more of this post

A MEMORABLE YEAR – 2014

The year 2014 proved to be one of the best for squash in India.   New milestones were reached and reputations soared even as India entrenched itself as one of the strong forces in the sport in Asian continent. Read more of this post

Singapore Junior (18-21 Dec’14)

Navaneeth Prabhu wins the final in the Singapore junior open

Top seed Navaneeth Prabhu of India came back from a game down to beat ¾ seed Nicolas Chee of Malaysia 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 in the Boys’ Under-13 final of the Old Chang Kee Singapore Squash Open at Kallang Squash Center in Singapore. Read more of this post

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