Joshi brought glory for the country after clinching the
bronze medal at the prestigious British Junior Open in
Sheffield, defeating Kareem El Torkey of Egypt in three
The 12-year-old has been one of the
most impressive junior players on the circuit and his
latest triumph, further qualifies as certainly a player
to watch out for in the future. Men's Under-19 (3rd
round) : [5/8] Patrick Rooney (Merseyside) bt Sandeep R
(IND) 11-5, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8 (47m) [5/8] James Peach
(Yorks) bt [9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 11-8, 11-4,
Serme, the seven-time French national champion but with
no major title under her belt, played the best squash of
her career to date to win the Allam British Open women’s
crown and scupper home hopes in Hull.
most improved player on tour in 2009, the 26-year-old
was now the most inspired and clinical here as she held
off Laura Massaro, the England No 1, 11-3, 11-5, 8-11,
11-8 in 51 minutes.
In the men’s event Mohamed
Elshorbagy captured his first Allam British Open, PSA
World Series title in emphatic style after triumphing
over World No.3 Gregory Gaultier in a high-octane 3-2
Elshorbagy was appearing in his first
ever British Open final and had to come through a stern
test against three-time winner Nick Matthew in his
semi-final clash which the 24-year-old won 3-1.
Gaultier of France Wins 2014 British Open : 18th May
2014: (Hull, England)
World No.1 Gregory Gaultier claimed the 2014 Allam
British Open Squash Championship title, beating
England's World Champion and World No.2 Nick Matthew in
an emphatic 3-0 performance.
Gaultier, who became
the first ever French winner of the prestigious
'Wimbledon of Squash' when he lifted the trophy in 2007,
was in imperious form as he reeled off the 11-3, 11-6,
11-2 victory in just 45-minutes.
It was a sweet
victory for the man from Aix En Provence who lost out to
Matthew on their last three outings on the PSA World
Tour, including a dramatic defeat in the final of the
2013 World Championship in Manchester last November.
Final:  Gregory Gaultier
(FRA) bt  Nick Matthew (ENG) 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 (45m)
David Reclaims British Open Crown: 18th May 2014 (Hull,
World number one Nicol David
avenged her title loss last year by beating England's
defending champion Laura Massaro in the finals of the
Women's Allam British Open Squash Championship to win
the historic Women's Squash Association (WSA) World
Series Platinum title at the Sports Arena in Hull for
the fifth time since 2005.
World No2 Massaro took
a tight first game 11-8 before the Malaysian stormed
back to take the next three games 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 in 64
minutes to win the 74th WSA World Tour
Indian challenge in the tournament ended in the
pre-quarterfinals when Joshna Chinappa lost 1-3 to
Joelle King of New Zealand.
King seemed to be in
control when she jumped to a 2-0 lead, but in the third
game, the Kiwi seemed to relax a bit, slowing down the
pace a bit and losing control of the T.
perfect for Chinappa who rushed to the front and
punished King to take the game and stay in the match.
However, King reacted well by taking the fourth set,
losing just one point, for a 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-1 win
in 43 minutes.
Nicol David (MAS) bt  Laura Massaro (ENG) 8-11, 11-5,
11-7, 11-8 (64m)
Semi-finals:  Nicol David (MAS) bt  Alison Waters
(ENG) 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (43m)  Laura Massaro
(ENG) bt  Raneem El Welily (EGY) 6-11, 11-8, 11-4,
Tushar Shahani secured 7th position at the recently
concluded British Junior Open Squash Championship 2-6
January 2014 at Sheffield. This is the most prestigious
junior squash tournament in the world. This effectively
makes him the world 7th ranked player in Boys Under -13.
In the prequarter final, he defeated his nemesis
Mohd Zafri (Malaysia)- Asia No-1 in Under-13 last year,
who Tushar had lost to in earlier tournaments. In the
quarter final, Tushar lost in a five setter to 2nd seed
Asher Hisham (Egypt), and lost again in 5 sets in 5/6
position match to Mustafa Elserty (Egypt).
Despite hampered training throughout last year due to a
nagging knee condition associated with growth spurt,
Tushar has finished at the highest position this year at
the British Junior from among players from Maharsahtra,
also taking Khar Gymkhana Squash Academy to
He now plays the Scottish
Junior Open at Edinburgh, where he is top seed in Boys
Manchester: India’s Joshna
Chinappa crashed out of the $53,500 WISPA British Open squash championship
here after she was humbled in the qualifiers by Fiona Moverley of England.
World No. 35 Joshna lost 10-12, 12-10, 7-11, 9-11 to Moverly, who is ranked
16 places below her, in the first qualifying round of the World Tour gold
Sourav Ghoshal created history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for
the main draw of the prestigious British Open men’s championship.
a former British Open junior champion, had graduated to the senior level
only this season. Another Indian, the higher ranked Ritwik Bhattacharya
was edged out in the first qualifying round on Sunday.
lost to reigning European junior champion Chris Simpson of England, who is
more than 100 ranks below the former’s 178th position, 11-8, 11-10
(2-0), 11-10 (2-0) in 41 minutes.