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PSA Mohammed Yaquob Hajeyah Tournament 2014

 

At Kuwait : 7th May 2014

   
  HARINDER PAL SANDHU LOSES IN THE QUARTERFINALS AS OMAR ABDEL FROM EGYPT WINS TITLE

Final:
[1] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt [3] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 11-6, 5-11, 13-11, 11-3

Semi-finals:
[1] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt [4] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-1 (58m)
[3] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [5] Farhan Zaman (PAK) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 (30m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt [Q] Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) 11-4, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6 (35m)
[4] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt [7] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8 (30m)
[3] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [8] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 11-6, 11-6, 11-9 (33m)
[5] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [2] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) 11-7, 11-7, 11-1 (22m)

1st round:
[7] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 6-11, 4-5 ret. (15m)
     
 

PSA Tour (Challenger 10), Men's Shick Dr.Talal Fahd Al-Ahmad Al-Sobah Martyr Fahad Al-Ahmad Tournament 2014

 

At South Surrah Ministries Complex, Hawalli, Kuwait : 9 April 2014

     
 

Abdullah Al Muzayen claims title


Final:

[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [2] Eddie Charlton (ENG) 11-13, 7-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-8 (71m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [6] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5 (59m)
[2] Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt [5] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 (39m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [8] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 2-11, 4-2 ret. (64m)
[6] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt [4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (55m)
[5] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt [3] Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-9, 13-11, 11-6 (47m)
[2] Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt [7] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 11-4, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9 (66m)

1st round:
[4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 7-11, 14-12 (80m)
 
     
 

Abdullah Al Muzayen of Kuwait is the champ in Men's Burgan Bank Challenger 10 2013

 

At South Surrah Ministries Complex, Kuwait City, Kuwait (23/03/2013)

     
 

Final:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Nasir Iqbal (PAK) 11-9, 11-7, 11-4

Semi-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [4] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) 11-9, 11-8, 11-8 (40m)
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt [2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) 11-7, 11-8, 11-4

Quarter-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (20m)
[4] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Lewis Walters (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (30m)
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt [Q] Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) 5-11, 11-6, 11-6, 15-17, 11-9 (80m)
[2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt [Q] Fallah Mohammed (KUW) 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 (70m)

1st round:
[4] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (50m)

2nd qualifying round:
Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) bt Ravi Dixit (IND) 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-5 (59m)

 
  
 

PSA World Series (World Series Platinum) Men's Kuwait PSA Cup 2013

 

At Qadsia Sporting Club, Kuwait (8 - 14 March)

     

Ramy Ashour Wrests Kuwait Cup From James Willstrop: 14 March 2013

 

The unstoppable world number one Ramy Ashour celebrated his tenth successive PSA World Tour squash final in sensational style today in Kuwait when he beat defending champion James Willstrop in four games to take the Kuwait PSA Cup title.

The 25-year-old Egyptian's triumph, in the third PSA World Series event of the year at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait, is his seventh Tour title in a row, the 30th of his career - and extends his winning streak to 36 matches since May last year.

Final:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [3] James Willstrop (ENG) 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-3

Semi-finals:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 11-8, 11-5, 11-2 (36m)
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 11-5, 12-10, 11-8 (54m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [7] Amr Shabana (EGY) 9-11, 2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-4 (73m)
[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [8] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-3, 11-2 ret. (19m)
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [5] Karim Darwish (EGY) 11-9, 11-4, 4-11, 11-3 (49m)
[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt [13] Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (35m

 

2nd round:
[10] Borja Golan (ESP) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 6-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-

1st round:
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) 13-11, 4-11, 11-4, 11-5 (58m)

 

PSA Challenger 15 Jena International

 

At Kuwait City, Kuwait : 17th June 2012

   

Mahesh Loses in 1st round of Jena International squash in Kuwait

 

In upsetting top seed Mohd Ali Anwar Reda in the quarter-finals of the Jena International No1, local hero Abdullah Al Muzayen put paid to an all-Egyptian semi-final line-up in the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

 

RESULTS:

 

Quarter-finals:
Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-3, 11-6, 13-11 (52m)
Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt [4] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 (52m)
[3]
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 2-11, 11-8 (87m)
[2]
Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 11-6 (29m)

 

1st Round :
Abdullah Al Mezayen (Kuw) beat  [Q] Mahesh Mangoankar (Ind) 11/7, 11/5, 11/2 (30m)

 

Qualifying Finals:

Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Bader Al Hussaini  11/7 11/6 12/10 (3-0) 42min

Qualifying Round One:

Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Mohammad Hussain  6/11 9/11 11/4 12/10 11/8 (3-2) 80min

Al Muzayen Clinches Kuwait Crown : 31 May 2012

Local hero Abdullah Al Muzayen delighted the crowd at the South Surrah Ministries Complex in Kuwait City by beating Egypt's Omar Abdel Meguid to win the Kuwait Open Challenger (Cup Martyr Fahad Al-Ahmad) - and celebrate his sixth PSA World Tour title triumph on home soil.

In the semi finals fourth seed Harinder Pal Sandhu prevailed in a first game tie-break to open up an early lead. Meguid, ranked almost 50 places higher, reasserted his authority on the match to take the next two games for the loss of just eight points.

The fourth also went into extra points, but after 71 minutes it was second-seeded Egyptian Meguid who triumphed 10-12, 11-4, 11-4, 13-11 to make his first Tour final of the year, but the eighth of his career.

 

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Kuwait Open Challenger (Cup Martyr Fahad Al-Ahmad), Kuwait City, Kuwait

Final:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [2] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)     11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 7-2 ret. (42m)

 

Semi-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-9 (24m)
[2] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
bt [4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 10-12, 11-4, 11-4, 13-11 (71m)
 

Quarter-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 11-2, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 (43m)
[3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt Ammar Al-Tamimi (KUW) 11-3, 11-6, 11-6 (40m)
[4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 12-10 (42m)
[2] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) 7-11, 11-9, 11-1, 11-4 (44m)

   
   
   
   

PSA Challenger 15  Jena International, Hawally, Kuwait  
Sandhu loses in quarters of Jena Open (19 June 2011

Final:
[3]
Simon Rosner (GER) bt [1] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) 3-11, 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9 (68m)  

Semi-finals:
[1] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Ali Farag (EGY) 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6 (49m)
[3]
Simon Rosner (GER) bt [Q] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (34m)

Quarter finals:
Abdullah Almezayen (KUW) beat Harinder pal Sandhu 13-11, 11-5, 11-5. 

1st round:
[Q] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-8, 9-1 ret. 

Qualifying finals:
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Mohammed Yaquop Hajeyah (KUW) 11-7, 11-5 ret. (22m)  

   

James Willstrop Clinches Kuwait PSA Cup : 29 November 2011

England's James Willstrop won the biggest title of his career when he beat Egypt's Karim Darwish in the finals of the inaugural Kuwait PSA Cup, the eighth and penultimate PSA World Series squash event of the year at Green Island in Kuwait City. 

It rounded off a sensational ten-day period for the 28-year-old from Leeds who won his first World Series title of the year at last week's Hong Kong Open - again beating Darwish in the final - and can now look forward to returning to second place in the world rankings for the first time since first achieving his career-high ranking exactly six years ago. 

Final:
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [2] Karim Darwish (EGY) 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 11-2 (65m) 

Semi-finals:
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [5] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 (58m)
[2] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [7] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 11-4, 11-9, 5-11, 15-13 (74m) 

Quarter-Finals: 
[5] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt [15] Stewart Boswell (Aus) 8/11, 11/5, 11/2, 11/5 (58m)
[3] James Willstrop (Eng) bt [6] Peter Barker (Eng) 11/9, 11/7, 11/7 (36m)
[2] Karim Darwish (Egy) bt [1] Nick Matthew (Eng) w/o adductor injury
[7] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt [10] LJ Anjema (Ned) 11/8, 11/5, 7/11, 11/7 (52m) 

2nd round:
[10] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-5, 9-11, 12-10, 11-2 (70m)

1st round:
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Tarek Momen (EGY) 11-9, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5 (75m)

 

Dipika loses to Annie in the finals Sheikha Sheikha Saad Al Sabah International

 

At  Hawally, Kuwait : 17/06/2010

 

Hong Kong's Annie Au stormed to victory by beating Dipika Pallikal in the Women's Sheikha Sheikha Saad Al Sabah International, the inaugural $11,600 WISPA World Tour squash event at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Hawally, Kuwait.  

The 21-year-old top seed reached the final without dropping a game - winning each of her two previous matches in just 18 minutes and dropping only five points in her semi-final victory over Egypt's third seed Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy. 

But Dipika Pallikal provided sterner opposition. The 18-year-old from India dropped the first two games - but got the better of the experienced Au, ranked 17 in the world, in the third to win by a tie-break.

But left-hander Au regained the upper hand in the fourth to clinch her 11-6, 11-5, 11-13, 11-3 title triumph after 38 minutes. 

Earlier second seed Dipika Pallikal needed four games to book her anticipated place in the finals. The 18-year-old world No.40 from India battled for 38 minutes to get the better of Japan's fourth seed Misaki Kobayashi 11-6, 13-11, 4-11, 11-5. 

Pallikal is celebrating her third appearance in a WISPA Tour final, while 21-year-old Au, ranked 17 in the world, is marking her ninth final.

Finals : 
[1] Annie Au (HKG) bt [2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 11-6, 11-5, 11-13, 11-3

Semi-finals:
[1] Annie Au (HKG) bt [3] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) 11-1, 11-2, 11-2 (18m)
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [4] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 11-6, 13-11, 4-11, 11-5 (38m)

Quarterfinals :
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [8] Laura Pomportes (FRA)  11-6, 11-1, 8-11, 11-6 (36m)

1st round:
[3] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) bt Surbhi Misra (IND) 11-7, 11-4, 11-6
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Sara El Noamany (EGY) 11-4, 9-11, 13-11, 11-8 

   

KUWAIT OPEN 1/11/2010

 

Egypts Wael Hindi world number 10 beat Saurav Ghosal in a straight game in the 1st round of the $172,500 HH Sheikh Saad Abdullah Al-Sabah Trophy, The Patriarch Amir, Kuwait Open PSA Super Series squash event of the year at Green Island in Kuwait.

 

Finals:

Amr Shabana beat Gregory Gaultier 11-9, 11-3, 7-5 ret. (56m)


Semifinals:

Gregory Gaultier beat Daryl Selby 11-6, 11-2, 11-1 (35m)


Amr Shabana  beat Peter Barker 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 (36m)


1st round result:
[10] Wael El Hindi (Egy) beat  [Q] Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (47m)

 

Delia Delights, while Dipika loses in Semi’s In Kuwait (27/10/2010)

Malaysia's Delia Arnold notched up the sixth WISPA World Tour squash title of her career when she beat surprise opponent Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy in the final of the Women's Sheikha Sheikha Saad Al Sabah International in Kuwait.  

The Kuala Lumpur-born 26-year-old only faced Egyptians throughout the $11,600 event at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Hawally - and ended unseeded Salma Nassar's brave run in the semi-finals in straight games.

But it was in the other semi that El-Defrawy, the third seed from Cairo, made her breakthrough - after fighting back from 2/1 down to topple India's second seed Dipika Pallikal 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7 in 61 minutes. 

RESULTS:

Final:
[1] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt [3] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7 (53m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Salma Nassar (EGY) 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (26m)
[3] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) bt [2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7 (61m)

Quarter-finals:
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [7] Surbhi Misra (IND) 11-4, 11-4, 11-1 (14m)

1st round:
[7] Surbhi Misra (IND) bt [Q] Ali Bushra (PAK) 11-1, 11-7, 11-8 (21m)
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [Q] Merhan Amr Mahmoud (EGY) 11-7, 11-7, 11-2

 

Kuwait Men’s World Open Squash Championship, Green Island,( Kuwait) : (3/11/2009) 

Indian number one Saurav Ghosal suffered the indignity of losing the first game without scoring a point - but refocused and battled back to beat French qualifier Mathieu Castagnet 0-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 after 56 minutes.

"It was just weird," explained the 29th seed, from Chennai, afterwards.  "He played really well - but I was in the rallies, but everything was wrong, even my body language.

2nd round: [1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [29] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 11-1 (40m)

1st round: Saurav Ghosal beat Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 0-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5

 

Kuwait Open Squash Championship, Kuwait City, Kuwait   : 24 April 2008

 

Qualifying Finals:

 

Julian Illingworth (USA) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 

Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-8, 5-11, 11-5, 11-6 
 

Daryl Selby and Alister Walker boosted the English content of the draw by two following four-game qualifying final wins over India's Saurav Ghosal and Jan Koukal, from the Czech Republic, respectively.

 

"I'm ecstatic to qualify for such a big event again," said 25-year-old Selby after his 11-8, 5-11, 11-5, 11-6 victory.  "There's always pressure on the top eight seeds in qualifiers, and it's such a big difference in points and money if you get through.  I've just got a new flat with my girlfriend, so she can have a trip to IKEA now!"

 

Julian Illingworth, the three times US champion from New York, made it through to the biggest tournament of his career when he beat former Indian champion Ritwik Bhattacharya 11-7, 11-4, 11-9. 

 

"I don't have a game plan really - if I'm hitting it well, I go for it, if not, I'm not going to force it, whatever the body/racquet tells you on the day," explained the 24-year-old world No39.  "But today, I was shooting more than I would normally do, because at the back, he is pretty strong."

 

1st qualifying round:

 

Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) bt Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6

Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Tawari (KUW) 11-5, 11-0, 11-3 
 

The only upset came as Ritwik Bhattacharya, the former Indian champion returning to the venue where he played the Asian Championships in February, overcame Australian Aaron Frankcomb - ranked 15 places higher in the world - in three well-contested games, triumphing 11-4, 11-9, 11-6 in 53 minutes.