ISP Squash
 
 

ISP - Minute Maid SQUASH CARNIVAL 2011

  From 5th Feb to 12th Feb 2011, in Association with Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vileparle Gymkhana Club
   
 

Prize money of more than 11,00,000/- in 20 categories

 
 

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Kapil Sharma hosting ISP's 100th tournament

Prize distribution function

 

 

Marwan, Delia emerge champs in ISP-Minute Maid Squash Carnival

The aggressive tactics and attacking play of second seed Marwan Shorbagy of Egypt prevailed over the defensive, consistent style of Malaysian top seed Kamran Khan in the men’s open final of the Rs 11 lakh prize money ISP-Minute Maid Squash Carnival, the ISP’s 100th tournament, jointly hosted by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle
Gymkhana Club.

Shorbagy won 11-3, 11-8, 12-10 to bag the winner’s purse of Rs 1.5 lakh. Earlier, the women’s final was an anti-climax as top seed Delia Arnold of Malaysia packed too much firepower for her second seed countrymate Siti Munirah Jusoh, winning 11-2, 11-6, 11-9 without breaking too much of a sweat.

Mahesh Mangaonkar and Saumya Karki, the top seeds in the boys and girls u-19 emerged easy winners in their categories while it was double delight for the Chotrani family. While former men’s National champion Manish Chotrani won the men’s over-35 title, his son Veer Chotrani laid claim to the boys under-11 title.

Marwan, who had impressed throughout the tournament with his aggressive play and penchant to go for winners, continued in the same vein in the final, catching Kamran Khan by surprise. The contest had hardly begun before the first game was over. Marwan kept going for his shots in the second game too and when Kamran tried to mirror his tactics he ended up finding the tin on more than a couple of occasions. The third game was a tight affair and Kamran saved two match points to level scores at 10-10. However, a backhand attempted winner that landed on the tin saw him lose the advantage and Marwan then caught him short on a forehand winner for the title.

Delia Arnold, world no. 20, after steamrolling her training partner Siti Munirah said she had not expected such an easy encounter but Munirah was finding it difficult to move on court as she had not recovered from her long semi-final win.

Finals

Men's Open : Marwan Shorbagy bt Kamran Khan 11-3, 11-8, 12-10
Women's Open :
Dehlia Arnold bt Siti Muniroh Jusoh 11-2, 11-6, 11-9
Doubles Open :
Kamran Khan / Gaurav Nandrajog bt Vikas Jangra / Sandeep Jangra 15-9, 8-15, 15-11
Men's Over 35 :
Manish Chotrani bt Gary Nitschike 11-9, 11-5, 11-7
Men's Over 55 :
Rahul Kumar bt Ramesh More 11-5, 11-2, 11-5
Men's Over 45 :
Ashun Bahl bt Deepak Moolani 6-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9
Doubles Handicap Main :
Kishore Chhabria / Inderjeet Singh bt Rajesh Rajani / Vinod Rhijwani 13-15, 15-9, 15-5
Professionals : Amjad Khan bt Sachin Jadhav 11-7, 11-2, 11-8
Boys Under - 17 : Divij Kadan bt Akhilesh Yadav 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7
Girls Under - 19 :
Saumya Karki bt Harshi Kaur Jawanda 11-9, 11-1, 11-4
Girls Under - 13 :
Jui Kalgutkar bt Aishwarya Bhattacharya 11-6, 5-11, 11-5, 12-10
Boys & Girls Under - 9 :
Neel Joshi bt Dhruv Vazirani 11-9, 11-3, 7-11, 11-7
Boys Under 11 :
Veer Chotrani bt Yash Dilip Fadte 12-10, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4
Boys Under - 19 :
Mahesh Mangaokar bt Vivek Dinodia 11-6, 11-5, 11-1
Girls Under - 15 :
Aishwarya Bhattacharya bt Aishwarya Nambiar 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5
Girls Under - 11 :
Aakanksha Rao bt Aditi Raheja 11-1, 12-10, 11-8
Boys Under - 15 :
Kunj Rawani bt  Aishwarya Singh 9-11, 13-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6
Boys Under - 13 : Sandeep Paswan bt Yohann Surti 17-15, 11-7, 11-9

Semifinals :

Doubles Handicap Main : 
Kishore Chhabria / Inderjeet S. Chauhan bt Riaz Mohmd / Gopi Mohite 14-17, 15-4, 15-9
Rajesh Rajani / Vinod Rijhwani bt Rajan Chheda / Rohit Saraf 15-9, 5-15, 15-9

Men's Over 55 : 
Ramesh More bt Bhagat Patil 11-5, 11-3, 11-8
Rahul Kumar bt John Silveira 11-2, 11-2, 11-4

Men's Over 45 : 
Deepak Moolani bt Col. L. K. Agnihotri bt 11-8, 6-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8
Ashun Bahl bt Gopi Mohite 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6

Girls Under 15 : 
Aishwarya Nambiar bt Jui Kalgutkar 11-4, 6-11, 11-4, 11-9

Girls Under 11: 
Aditi Rahejan bt Abhilasha Bhasin 11-3, 11-4, 15-13
Aakanksha Rao bt Diya Joukhani 11-8, 11-3, 11-7

Boys Under 19 : 
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Divij Kadan 11-5, 11-7, 11-9
Vivek Dinodia bt Shashi Pandey 6-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 12-10

Professionals: 
Amjad Khan bt Vijay Waghela 11-8, 11-4, 11-7
Sachin Jadhav bt Sanjay Pawar 5-11, 11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9

Boys Under 15 : 
Aishwarya Singh bt Basant Singh 11-7, 11-8, 11-9
Kunj Rawani bt Akhilesh Yadav 9-11, 8-11,11-9, 11-8, 11-8

Boys Under 13 : 
Sandeep Paswan bt Dev Vazirani 11-6, 11-4, 11-4
Yohann Surti bt Aryaman Adik 11-7, 11-8, 11-7

Doubles Open : 
Kamran Khan / Gaurav Nandrajog bt Abhinav Sinha / Elvin Keo 15-8, 15-17, 17-14
Sandeep Jhangra / Vikas Jhangra bt Marwan Shorbagay / Naresh Kumar 15-12-15-6

Men's Over 35:
Manish Chotrani bt Cdr Pednekar 11-8, 11-3, 11-5
Gary N bt A I Singh 11-6 , 11-6 , 13-11

Women's Open 
Delia Arnold bt Saumya Karki 11-3, 11-9, 11-6
Siti Munirah bt Siyoli Water 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 4-11, 11-9

Men's Open 
Kamran Khan bt Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-9, 11-6, 11-4
Marwan Shorbagay bt Elvin Keo 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 12-10

Girls Under 13 : 
Aishwarya Bhattachrya bt Nikita Joshi 13-11 , 11-8 , 11-6
Jui Kalgutkar bt Aakanksha Salunkhe 8-11 , 13 -11, 13-11 , 11-6

Girls Under 9 : 
Saumya Karki bt Diya Kumar 11-2 , 11-5 , 11-4
Harshit Jawanda bt Shria Khatri 
6-11 , 11-9 , 11-5 , 2-11 , 12-10

Boys & Girls Under 9 :
Neel Joshi bt Tanmai Pathak 11-4 , 11-4 , 11-2
Dhruv Vazirani bt Tanay Punjabi11-9 , 11-8 , 10 -12 , 11-6 , 11-6

Boys Under 17 : 
Divij Kadan bt Abhishek Agarwal 11-5 , 11-8 , 11- 7
Akhilesh Yadav bt Ashraf Hussain 11-7, 11-8, 11-7

Boys Under 11 :
Yash Dilip Fadte bt Jash Chedda 11-9 , 11-2 , 11-4
Veer Chotrani  bt Tushar Sahani 11-8 , 11-6 ,11-1

Quarterfinals:

Doubles Open:
Kamran Khan / Gaurav Nandrajog bt Laxman Joshi/Arun Sharma 15-13, 13-15, 17-14
Abhinav Sinha / Elvin Keo bt Shakir Hussain / Sachin Jadhav 15-10, 15-12
Sandeep Jhangra/Vikas Jhangra bt Sameer Mistry / Avinash Bhavnani 12-15, 15-9, 15-11
Marwan Shorbagy/Naresh Kumar bt Mahesh Mangaonkar/Darius Surti 14-17, 15-13, 15-9

Women's Open:
Delia Arnold bt Diya Kumar 11-2, 11-3, 11-6
Saumya Karki bt Pushpa Devi 11-7, 11-9, 11-5
Siyoli Water bt Harshit Kaur Jawanda 11-1 , 11-2 , 11-7
Siti Munirah bt Deepali Parikh 11-7, 12-14, 13-11

Men's Over 35 :
Manish Chotrani bt Yakub Shaikh 11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6
Cmd Pednekar bt Yudhvir Katoch 11-8, 11-7, 14-12
A I Singh bt Avinash Bhavani 13-11, 6-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7
Gray Nitsch bt Sandeep Rajora 11-4, 11-4, 11-5

Boys Under 17 :
Divij Kadan bt Nikhil Makhija 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
Abhishek Agarwal bt Sagar Wadhewani 11-4, 11-6, 11-6
Ashray Hussain w/o Pranay Motta 
Akhilesh Yadav bt Sumer Rao  11-3, 11-5, 11-5

Men's Open :
Kamran Khan bt Naresh Kumar 11-2 ,12-10 , 11-9
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Sandeep Jhangra 13-11 , 8-11 , 11-8 , 11-8
Elvin Keo bt Gaurav Nandrajog 11-7, 11-9, 1-11, 14-12
Marwan Shorbage bt Vikas Jhangra 11-6, 11-4, 11-7

Boys Under 11 : 
Jash Chedda bt Om Dilip Fadte 11-3 , 11-3 ,11-3
Yash Dilip Fadte bt Ansh Vora 11-8 , 11-4 , 11-3
Tushar Sani w/o Zahaan Motiwala 
Veer Chotrani bt Aahaan Nalwade 11-3 , 11-3 ,11-3

Girls Under 9 :
Saumya Karki bt Aishwarya Nambiar 11-6 , 11-3 ,11-3

Boys & Girls Under 9 :
Neel Joshi bt Megha Bhatia 11-3 , 11-4 , 11-5
Tanmai Pathak bt Arman Kanorwalla 11-5 , 11-3 ,11-4
Tanay Punjabi bt Yash Salunkhe 11-4 , 11-7 ,11-9
Dhruv Vazirani bt Mohit Bhat 11-1, 11-1, 11-1

Girls Under 13:
Aishwarya Bhattacharya bt Shristi Nagar 11-0 , 11- 3 , 11- 1
Nikita Joshi bt Daksha Pathak 11-2 , 11- 6 , 11-9
Akanksha Salunkhe bt Koel Shankar 11-3 , 11-5 , 11-7
Jui Kulgutkar bt Diya Jukani
11-2 , 11- 2, 11-2

Doubles Handicap Main : 
Rajan Chheda / Rohit Saraf bt Abhishek Aggarwal / Sandeep Paswan 15-5, 17-15
Rajesh Rajani / Vinod Rijhwani bt Dehlia Arnold / Waqar Pathan 15-9, 15-14
Kishore Chhabria / Inderjeet S. Chauhan bt Pradeep Paswan / Akhilesh Yadav 16-17, 15-8, 15-10
Riaz Mohd Gopi Mohite bt Anshul Goyal / Deepak Sarwan 15-9, 4-15, 15-6

Men's Over 45 : 
Anshul Bahl bt Amin Kavle 11-7, 11-7, 11-6
Gopi Mohite bt Ashutosh Shrivastav  11-3, 11-5, 11-9
Col. L. K. Agnihotri bt Riaz Mohd 11-5, 12-10, 10-12, 11-7
Deepak Moolani bt Vinod Rijhwani 11-4, 11-4, 11-7

Boys Under 15 : 
Basant Singh bt Harsh Wadhwa 11-6, 11-9, 11-8
Aishwarya Singh bt Ritwik Shrivastav 11-2, 11-5, 11-5
Kunj Rawani bt Abhishek Kumar 11-9, 11-7, 11-7
Akhilesh Yadav bt Nilesh Pal 11-6, 11-4, 11-6

Girls Under 15 :
Gayatri Raheja bt Daksha Pathak 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6
Jui Kalgutkar bt Sahira Oshidar 11-1, 11-0, 11-0
Aishwarya Nambiar bt Kamlesha Rajput 11-6, 11-4, 11-4

Girls Under 11 :
Aakanksha Rao bt Himani Bhatt 11-0, 11-1, 11-1
Diya Joukhani bt Riya Gupta 11-5, 11-2
Abhilasha Bhasin bt Bhavna Goyal 11-0, 11-1, 11-0
Aditi Raheja bt Tanmai Pathak 12-10, 11-7, 11-4

Boys Under 19 : 
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Awdesh Yadav 11-5,11-4, 11-3
Divij Kadan bt Samir Mistry 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-3
Shashi Pandey bt Ashray Ohri 11-5, 11-7, 2-11, 11-13, 11-9
Vivek Dinodia bt Ishaan Ghosh 11-3, 11-8, 11-4

Professionals : 
Amjad Khan bt Sanjay Waghmare 11-3, 11-4, 11-6
Vijay Waghela bt Virendra Pawar 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6
Sachin Jadhav bt Aijaz Shaikh 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9
Sanjay Pawar bt Shakir Hussain 11-2, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7

Boys Under 13 : 
Sandeep Paswan bt Siddhant Iyer 11-2, 9-11, 11-2, 11-4
Dev Vazirani bt Aryan Hemdev 11-6, 14-12, 9-11, 11-7
Yohann Surti bt Chaitanya Shah 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4
Aryaman Adik bt Ajit Sharma 11-9, 11-5, 10-12, 11-7

 

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  Online articles on other websites
   
  13/02/2011: Marwan Subdudes Kamran (Article in Hindustan Times)
13/02/2011: Squash: Loss to Khan spurs Mahesh to U-19 final win (Article in Mid-Day)
13/02/2011: Marwan, Delia Champs (Article in DNA)
13/02/2011: Marwan, Delia emerge champs (Article in Free Press Journal)
12/02/2011: Kamran pips Mangaonkar to enter final (Article in Free Press Journal)
12/02/2011: Kamran in Final (Article in The Times Of India)
12/02/2011: Mangaonkar bows out in semis (Article in Hindustan Times)
12/02/2011: Indian Challenge is all over (Article in DNA)
11/02/2011: Mangaonkar to meet top seed Kamran (Article in The Times of India)
11/02/2011: Mangaonkar whips Jangra (article in Hindustan Times)
9/02/2011: Mahesh, Sandeep enter pre-quarters (Article in The Asian Age)
8/02/2011: Khatri, Nambiar enter under-19 squash quarterfinals (Article in Hindustan Times)
8/02/2011: Shria, Aishwarya make it to quarters (The Times of India)
8/02/2011: Shria, Aishwarya enter quarters (Article in Afternoon)
8/02/2011: Shria, Aishwarya in quarters (Article in The Indian Express)
8/02/2011: Shorbagy playing in city; Keen to shout Anti-Mubarak Slogans in Home Country (Article in DNA)
8/02/2011: SHRIA SIZZLES (Article in Mid Day)
7/02/2011: Squash gets a dose of foreign glam (The Asian Age)
7/02/2011: Chedda, Daksha win tough ties to enter main draw (Article in Free Press Journal)
7/02/2011: Chedda in main draw (Article in Mid Day)
6/02/2011: Contrasting wins for Mandal, Fadte (Article in Free Press Journal)
6/02/2011: City to host Squash Carnival (Article in Free Press Journal)
5/02/2011: Top Foreign players in ISP –Minute Maid squash carnival (Article in The Asian Age)
5/02/2011: Top Foreign players for squash carnival (Article in Free Press Journal)
   

Mangaonkar bows out in semis
Article in Hindustan Times: 12th Feb, 2011

Mahesh Mangaonkar 17, was on the receiving end of a sounding battering by top seed Kamran Khan of Malaysia in the men’s semi-finals of the ISP Minute Maid Squash Carnival hosted jointly by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana on Friday. 

Kamran, ranked 80 in the world, was in total control of proceedings as he romped to a 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 victory.

  

Marwan Subdudes Kamran
(Article in Hindustan Times: 13th Feb, 2011)
 

Second seed Marwan Shorbagy of Egypt adopted an aggressive gamelan to upset Malaysian top seed Kamran Khan in the men’s final of the Rs. 11 Lakh ISP Minute Maid Squash Carnival, the ISP’s 100th tournament, jointly hosted by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vileparle Gymkhana Club on Saturday. Shorbagy won 11-3, 11-8, 12-10 to bag the winner’s purse of Rs. 1.5 lakh

     

Mahesh, Sandeep enter pre-quarters
(Article in The Asian Age, 9th Feb, 2011) 

Fourth seed Mahesh Mangaonkar and fifth seed Sandeep Jangra reached the pre-quarter finals of the ISP – Minutes Maid Squash Carnival, Jointly hotsed by Khar Gymkhana Club, on Tuesday.

Mahesh, who recently defeated Pakistan in the Asian Squash Championship, was seen in the good form as he defeated Shashank R.Iyer 11-1, 11-3 to reach the pre-quarter finals. In another match Sandeep Jangra, too made it to the pre-quarters by beating Bhanu Partap Singh in two games 11-4, 11-5. the Boy’s U-17 matches saw Ashraf Hussain and Akhilesh Yadav score an easy victory against their opponents. Ashraf beat Rahul Deora 11-2, 11-5, while Akhilesh defeated Azad Singhin 11-3, 11-74.

 

Mahesh Sandeep in pre-quarters
(Article in Free Press, 9th Feb 2011)

Fourth seed Mahesh Managaonkar and fifth seed Sandeep Jangra recorded easy wins while making the pre-quarter finals of the ISP – Minute Maid Squash carnival, ISP ‘s 100th tournament, jointly hosted by Khar Gymkhana Club Vile parle Gymkhana Club on Tuesday.

 Managaonkar, a member of the Indian squash team that recently defeated Pakistan in the Asian Squash Championship and won the title, was in good form while drubbing Shashank R Iyer 11-1, 11-3 in his second round encounter. Also Sandeep Jangra who beat Bhanu Pratap Singh 11-4, 11-5 in his match. 

Mangaonkar and Jangra, along with Gaurav Nandrjog are among the fancied Indian names expected of give the foreign players a run for their of the tournament.

Second seed Marwan Shorbagy of Egypt and sixth Elvin Keo had their first taste of the action and hardly broke a sweat while defeating Amit Kararia and Vicky Mehta 11-1, 11-0 and11-3, 11-1 respectively.

 

Indian Challenge is all over
(Article in DNA: 12th Feb, 2011)

Saumya Karki and Mahesh Mangaonkar the highest seeded Indians in the women’s and men’s open respectively, lost their matches against Malaysian opposition in the semifinals of the under-19 ISP – Minute Maid Squash carnival at Khar Gymkhana on Friday. 

However; considering they are still junior players, no less or no more was expected from the two, who were both seeded fourth in their respective categories. Karki and Mangaonkar are top seeds in the under-19 category and are on course to win the titles. 

Local girl Saumya Karki thrashed Delhi’s Dia kumar 11-2, 11-5, 11-2 in the under-19 semifinal Karki showed overall superiority in movements as well as strokes to win the match. There were a number of lets and stokes awarded in the contest because of both the players infrining each other’s shots. Kumar seemed displeased with most of the calls made by the referee. 

Karki’s defeat in the semifinal brought to an end the Indian challenge in the women’s open similarly, the country’s top contender in men’s open Mahesh Mangaonkar; also faced defear in his semifinal against the top seed Kamran Khan of Malaysia loaing 11-9, 11-6, 11-4. 

 

Mangaonkar to meet top seed Kamran
(Article in The Times of India: 11th Feb, 2011)

Mahesh Mangaonkar, one of the most promising junior on the Indian Squash scene, did not play his best squash, yet possessed enough in his game to put it across fifth seed Sandeep Jangra 13-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8 to enter the men’s singles semifinals of the Rs. 11 lakh prize money ISP – Minute Maid Squash Carnival, ISP 100th tournament, jointly hosted by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club on Thursday. 

 

Squash gets a dose of foreign glam
(The Asian Age: 7th Jan 2011)

Celebrating their 100th tournament, the Indian squash professionals have introduced, for the first time ever, a new under-7 category at the ISP Minute Maid squash carnival and Vile parle Gymkhana from February 5. Over 700 entries from across the country are expected to come in for the week-long event, with players from Malaysia and Egypt expected to vie for honors in men and women’s categories. 

In the men’s draw, Muhanad Asyraf Bin Azan (world  number 58) and Omar Aziz (world number 37) from Malaysia and Egypt respectively will be up against top Indian players like Siddharth Suchde, Gaurav Nandrajog, Sandeep Jangra among others. In the women’s draw the top Indian players include Saumya Karki, Shreya Khatri and Surbhi Mishra, Besides, there are also competitions for boys and girls in the U-19, U-17, U-15, U-13 nad U-11 categories.  There will also be joint events for boys and girls in the U-9 and U-7 age groups, and for men over 35, 45, 55 and 65.

The men’s open winner will stand to gain Rs. 1,50,000, while the runner-up will win Rs. 75,000 and losing semifinalists Rs. 30,000 each. The women’s open winner will take home Rs. 75,000 runner-up Rs. 50,000 and losing semifinalists Rs. 20,000 each.

Top Foreign players for squash carnival
(Article in Free Press Journal: 5th Feb 2011)

EGYPT’S Marwan Hossam Mohammed in men’s and Malaysia’s Pushppa Devi Pramaseva in women’s category are the main attraction of the Rs.11 lakh prize money Indian squash professionals 100th squash tournament, the ISP – Minute Maid Squash Carnival, 2011 starting from today at Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana. Over 700 entries are received from all over India, while the top Indian men and women. Along with players from Malaysia and Egypt are participating to vie for honors in the men’s and women’s open categories. 

The mens’s open winner will stand to gain Rs. 1,50,000 with the runner-up taking home Rs. 75,000 and the losing semifinalists getting richer by Rs. 30,000 each. The women’s open winner will take home Rs. 75,000 with the runner-up gaining Rs.50, 000 and the losing semifinalists Rs. 20,000 each. 

Besides Pushppa Devi Pramasewa from Malaysia, country women Siti Munirah Joseph and Delia Arnold will also be participating. Among the Indian top male players in action will be names like Siddharth Suchde Gaurav Nandrajog Vikas Jangra, Sandeep Jangra, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Aditya Jagtap, while the women’s opne will see players like Saumya Karki, Shreya Khatri and Surbhi Mishra, to name a few. 

Besides the men’s and women’s open competition will be held for boys and girls in the age categories of under-19, under-17, under-15, under-13 and under-11. There will also be joint events for boys and girls in the under-7 and under-9 age group. Besides these events there will also be events for men over-35, over-45, over-55, over-65 and also for professionals. There will also be Doubles Open and Doubles Handicap events. 

The finals of the tournament are scheduled for February 12,2011 and will be followed by a gala prize distribution.

  

City to host Squash Carnival
(Article in Free Press Journal: 6th Jan 2011)

Indian squash professionals (ISP) will be organizing their 100th squash tournament, The ISP – Minute Maid Squash Carnival in the city from February 5 to 12, 2011. 

The Indian Squash Professionals will be offering a total prize purse of Rs.11 lakh, benefiting players in 20 categories. The 100th tournament is being organized in association with the Khar Gymkhana and the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana and matches will be played at both the venues. 

The world number 37, Omar Abdel Aziz of Egypt, the main attraction of the event in the men’s 128-man draw will be favorite to the lift the top prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh, it was announced at a media conference on Wednesday. The runner-up would take home Rs. 75,000 while the women’s champion would receive Rs. 75,000 and runner-up Rs. 50,000. India’s top men’s player Sourav Ghosal and top two women players Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, However, are not in the fray as they would be busy on the pro circuit in USA. Among the top Indian men players taking part would be Gaurav Nandrajog, Siddharth Suchde, said ISP president Ashish Gupta who added that the tournament is being held under the aegis of the Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra. Malaysia’s women’s world no 50 Suti Muniorah Jusoh is the favourite on the women’s section in the absence of higher-ranked Dipika and Joshna. Events would also be held for boys and girls in the under-19, 17,15,13,11,9 and 7 age groups and six courts three refurbished glass-backed Khar Gymkhana courts and three more at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana would be used, it was announced. The finals of the tournament are scheduled for February 12, 2011 and will be followed by a gala prize distribution, accompanied by a musical and dance program and a fashion show.

 

Chedda, Daksha win tough ties to enter main draw
(Article in Free Press Journal: 7th Feb 2011)

Rajan Chedda had a fight on his hands against Ashish Mishra, which resulted in  a marathon second game, before he prevailed 11-6, 14-16, 11-6 to enter the men’s singles main draw of the Rs.11 lakh prize money ISP – Minute Maid Squash Carnival, the ISP’s 100th tournament, being palyed at the Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile parle Gymkhana.

Also making the main draw were Sameer Vora, Karan Mirchandani and Sachin Ugade, who scored straight game wins over the rivals. The Girls U-13 final qualifying round also saw a close match between Daksha Pathak and Jaya Pandey, before the former prevailed 9-11, 11-4, 11-2 to enter the main draw.

 

Chedda in main draw
(Article in Mid Day: 7th Feb 2011)

Rajan Chedda was made to fight hard in a marathon second game against Ashish Mishra before he prevailed 11-6, 14-16, 11-6 to enter the men’s singles main draw of the Rs.11 lakh prize money ISP – Squash carnival, being played at the Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana. 

Straight Wins

Sameer Vora, Karan Mirchandani and sachin Ugade also made the main draw after scoring straight game wins over their rivals. 

In the girls U-13 final qualifying round, Daksha Pathank’s clash with Jaya Pandey was a closely contested affair. 

Pathak prevailed 9-11,11-4 11-2 to enter the main draw.


SHRIA SIZZLES
(Article in Mid Day: 8th Feb 2011)

WINNING the Indian Squash Professionals tournament tops Shria Khatri’s priority of Ruia College, who made it to the quarter-final yesterday, said: “winning here will help me get a scholarship for further studies.” The Asian junior semifinalist, Shria beat Maanvi Chopra of Acres club match at the Khar Gymkhana yesterday. In another game, Ashwariya Nambiar beat Araiana Kewaira 11-4, 11-3 

 

Contrasting wins for Mandal, Fadte
(Article in Free Press Journal: 6th Feb 2011)

ALLAHABAD’S young Deepak Mandal and Goa’s Om Fadte scored contrasting victories to enter the boys under-11 second round of the ISP-Minute Maid Squash Carnival, which began at the Khar Gyamkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana, here on Saturday. 

Around 100 matches were played on the opening day of ISP’s 100th event. 

While Mandal was in total control of his match against Yash Dhairyawan, winning 11-6, 11-4, Fadte dropped a game to Anil Yadav before winning 11-6, 5-11, 11-8. 

In a boys under-15 first round qualifying match, Aayush Agarwal was taken the distance before getting the better of Aditya Singh 9-11, 12-10, 11-8. 

 

Top Foreign players in ISP –Minute Maid squash carnival
(Article in The Asian Age: 5th Feb 2011)

Egypt’s Marwan Hossam Mohammed in men’s and Malaysi’a Pushppa Devi Pramaswa in women’s category would be the main attraction of the Indian squash professionals 100th tournament, the ISP-Minute Maid Squash Carnival starting today at Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana. Besides Pushppa Devi Pramasewa from Malaysia, countrywomen Siti Munirah Jusoh and Delia Arnold will also be participating. South Africa’s Siyoli Waters will also be trying her luck in the women’s category. In the men’s category, Malaysia’s Kamran Khan and Elvinn Keo Jinn Chung are the other foreign participants. Among the Indian top male players in action will be name like Siddharth Suchde, Gaurav Nandrajog, Vikas Jangra. Sandeep Jangra, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Aditya Jagtap, while the women’s open will see players like Saumya Karki, Shreya Khatri and Surbhi Mishra, to name a few.


Khatri, Nambiar enter under-19 squash quarterfinals
(Article in Hindustan Times: 8th Feb 2011)

Third seed Shria Khatri beat Maanvi Chopra 15-13, 11-2 in the girls under-19 singles pre-quarters to book her place in the last eight of the ISP-Minute Maid Squash carnival jointly hosted by Khar Gym and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana on Monday. 

In men’s first round action Jindal’s Laxman Joshi started his campaign on a high note as beat Chirag Shah 11-7, 11-7 while Waqar Pathan had struggle before seeing off the qualifier Sachin Uagde 11-9, 6-11, 12-10. 


Shria, Aishwarya make it to quarters
(The Times of India: 8th Feb 2011)

Third seed Shria Khatri made a slow start to her campaign in the girls under-19 singles, but soon got into her groove to get the better of Maanvi Chopra and enter the quarterfinals of the ISP-Minute Maid squash carnival, the ISP’s 100th tournament, jointly hosted by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana club on Monday. Shria who struggled to reach the ball in first game, was taken to the wire before winning 165-13, but once she found romped to a 11-2 win. Also making the round of eight was Aishwarya Nambiar, who made short work of Ariana Kewalramani 11-4, 11-3. In the men’s singles first round, Jindal’s Laxman Joshi began his campaign with 11-7, 11-7 win over Chirag Shah. In another encounter Waqar Pathan dropped a game before getting past qualifier Sachin Ugade 11-9, 6-11, 12-10. 

 

Shria, Aishwarya enter quarters
(Article in Afternoon: 8th Feb 2011)
 

Third seed Shria Khatri made a slow start to her campaign in the girl’s under 19 singles, but soon got into her groove to get the better of Maanvi Chopra and enter the quarterfinals of the ISP- Minute Maid squash carnival held at Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club, yesterday. Shria struggled to reach the ball in the first game was taken to the wire before winning 15-13, but once she found her rhythm her and she romped to a 11-2 win in the second game. Also making the round of eight was Aishwarya Nambiar, who made short work of Araiana Kewalramani 11-4, 11-3. In men’s first round action, Joshi began his campaign with 11-7, 11-7 win over Chirag Shah, while Waqar Pathan dropped a game before getting past qualifier Sachin Ugade 11-9, 6-11, 12-10.

 

Shria, Aishwarya in quarters
(Article in The Indian Express: 8th Feb 2011)
 

Third seed Shria Khatri made a slow start to her campaign in the girls under-19 singles. But soon got into her groove to get the better of Maanvi Chopra and enter the quarterfinals of the ISP-Minute Maid squash carnival, the ISP’s 100th tournament, jointly hosted by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club on Monday. 

Shria, who struggle to reach the ball in the first game, was taken to the wire before winning 165-13, but once she found her rhythm there was no stopping her and she romped to a 11-2 win. Also making the round of eight was Aishwarya Nambiar, who made short work of Ariana Kewalramani 11-4, 11-3. 

In men’s first round action, Jindal’s Laxman Joshi began his campaign with 11-7, 11-7 win over Chirag Shah, while Waqar Pathan dropped a game before getting past qualifier Sachin Ugade 11-9, 6-11, 12-10. 

 

Shorbagy playing in city; Keen to shout Anti-Mubarak Slogans in Home Country
(Article in DNA: 8th Feb 2011)


Squash pro wants to join Egypt protests  

Egyptian squash player Marwan el Shorbagy is sweating it out at the Khar Gymkhana for the Indian squash professional tournament. Amid the practice sessions, also has the well-being of his family on his mind. 

Shorbagy comes out of the glass courts every 20 minutes to check the political developments in Egypt on his Blackberry. 

The country has witnessed strong protests against president Hosni Mubarak’s regime. As many as 300 people have died in the violence since the clashes began on January 25. 

“By God’s grace, my family members and friends in Alexandra are fine. I have been in touch with them through the Internet was banned, but it is working now. All my cousins and friends have joined the protest against Mubarak,” the World Bo. 126 told DNA. 

The player, who shifted base to England a few years base to England a few years ago to pursue his education and his favourite sport at the professional level, is keen to return to his country and take part in the protests. 

“I will go to Alexandria after three weeks and if the protests are still not over, I will join them. I want my nation to be free. So many people have lost their lives, but the protests are still on. That means something. It is time for the dictators to step down from their illegitimate posts. 

The only way my country can progress is through democracy,” said Shorbagy younger brother of World No.9 Mohammed El Shorbagy. He added that he last visited Egypt in December last year. 

“Whatever is happening in Egypt is good. We want the president to step down,” Shorbagy said.

  

Squash: Loss to Khan spurs Mahesh to U-19 final win
(Article in Mid-Day 13th Feb 2011)

 

Mumbai lad Mahesh Mangaonkar failed to beat top seed Kamran Khan in the men’s open category semi-finals of the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) squash carnival on Friday. But the tips he gained from the Malaysian helped Mangaonkar in his U-19 final triumph against Vivek Dinodia 11-6, 11-5, 11-1 at Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana on Saturday.

“Playing Kamran was a great learning experience for me. I spoke to him yesterday and he helped me a lot. He taught me the way he plans his shots and how he maintains his fitness. Facing an internationl athlete like him got me motivated,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kamran lost the open category final to Egypt’s Marwan Shorbagy 11-3, 11-8, 12-10. In an all Malaysian women’s final, Delia Arnold beat siti Munirah Jusoh 11-2, 11-6, 11-9.

 

Marwan, Delia Champs
(Article in DNA 13th Feb 2011)

Egypt’s Marwan Shorbagy of Egypt beat Malaysia’s Kamran Khan 11-3, 11-8, 12-10 in the men’s open final of the ISP- Minute Maid Squash Carnival at Khar Gymkhana on Saturday. Malaysia’s Delia Arnold beat Siti Munirah Jusoh 11-2, 11-6, 11-9 in the women’s final. 

Kamran in Final
(Article in The Times Of India 12th Feb 2011)

Mahesh Mangaonkar was beaten by top seed Kamran Khan of Malysia in the men’s open semifinals of the ISP- Minute Maid Squash Carnival on Friday. Kamran, ranked 80 in the world, and playing his first tournament in Mumbai, was in total control of proceedings as he romped to a 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 victory.

 

Mangaonkar whips Jangra
(article in Hindustan Times 11th Feb 2011)

MUMBAI: Mahesh Mangaonkar got the better of Sandeep Jangra 13-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8 to enter the men’s singles semi-finals of the ISP- Minute Maid Squash Carnival on Thursday. Mangaonkar will clash with top seed Kamran Khan of Malaysia.

   
Kamran pips Mangaonkar to enter final
(Article in Free Press Journal 12th Feb 2011)

Top seed Kamran Khan outplayed Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 to enter the final of the men’s open of the Rs. 11 lakh prize money. ISP- Minute Maid Squash Carnival, ISP’s 100th tournament, hosted jointly by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana on Friday. A similar fate befell 16-year-old Saumya Karki in the Women’s semi’s. Facing off against top seed Delia Arnold of Malaysia, Saumya was clueless as she crashed to a 2-11, 5-11, 2-11 defeat. The final will see Delia clash with her country mate and second seed Siti Munirah Jusoh, who won a topsy turvy semi final against South Africa’s Siyoli Waters, the scoreline reading 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 4-11, 11-9. However, Saumya, the top seed, made the girls under-19 final with an easy 11-2, 11-5, 11-5 win over Delhi’s Diya Kumar and will take on second seed Harshit Jawanda of Delhi, who got the better of Shria Khatri 6-11, 11-9, 11-5, 2-11, 12-10 in a tough encounter that went the distance. 

 

Marwan, Delia emerge champs
(Article in Free Press Journal 13th Feb 2011)

Shorbagy, Arnold easily lift the ISP squash men’s and women’s titles

The aggressive tactics and attacking play of second seed Marwan Shorbagy of Egypt prevailed over the defensive, consistent style of Malaysian top seed Kamran Khan in the men’s open final of the Rs.11 lakh prize money ISP – Minute Maid Squash Carnival, the ISP’s 100th tournament, jointly hosted by Khar Gymkhana and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana club on Saturday. 

Shorbagy won 11-3, 11-8, 12-10 to bag the winner’s purse of Rs.1.5 lakh.

Earlier, the women’s final was an anti-climax as top seed Delia Arnold of Malaysia packed too much firepower for her second seed countrymate Siti Munirah Jusoh, winning 11-2, 11-6, 11-9 without breaking too much of a sweat. Mahesh Mangaonkar and Saoumya Karki, the top seeds in the boys and girls u-19 emerged easy winners in their categories while it was double delight for the Chotrani family. 

While former men’s National champion Manish Chotrani won the men’s over-35 title, his son Veer Chotrani laid claim to the boys under-11 title. 

Marwan, who had impressed throughout the tournament with his aggressive play and penchant to go for winners, continued in the final, catching Kamran Khan by surprise.

The contest had hardly begun before the first game was over, Marwan kept going for his shots in the second game too and when Kamran tried to mirror his tactics he ended up finding the tin on more than a couple of occasions. The third game was a tight affair and Kamran saved two match points to level scores at 10-10. However, a backhand attempted winner that landed on the tin saw him lose4 the advantage and Marwan then caught him short on a forehand winner for the title. 

Delia Arnold, world no. 20, after steamrolling her training partner Siti Munirah said she had not expected such an easy an easy encounter but Munirah was finding it difficult to move on court as she had not recovered from her long semi-final win on Friday.

   
   

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