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.
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.
Quarter-finals: Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt 
Mohd Ali Anwar
Reda (EGY) 11-3, 11-6, 13-11 (52m) Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt 
Aamir Atlas Khan
(PAK) 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 (52m)
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt
Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY)
9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 2-11, 11-8 (87m)
 Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) bt
Zahed Mohamed (EGY)
11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 11-6 (29m)
Round : Abdullah Al Mezayen (Kuw)
beat [Q] Mahesh Mangoankar (Ind) 11/7, 11/5, 11/2 (30m)
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.
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.
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.
PSA Challenger 10 Kuwait Open Challenger (Cup Martyr Fahad Al-Ahmad),
Kuwait City, Kuwait
 Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt  Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 7-2 ret. (42m)
Semi-finals:  Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt  Rex
Hedrick (AUS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-9 (24m)
 Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
bt  Harinder Pal
Sandhu (IND) 10-12, 11-4, 11-4, 13-11 (71m)
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.
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
World Tour squash event at the Qadsia Sporting Club in
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.
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
Shabana beat Gregory Gaultier 11-9, 11-3, 7-5 ret. (56m)
Amr Shabana beat Peter Barker 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 (36m)
1st round result:
 Wael El Hindi (Egy) beat [Q] Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
Delights, while Dipika loses in Semi’s In Kuwait (27/10/2010)
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 SaadAl Sabah
International in Kuwait.
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
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
Men’s World Open Squash Championship, Green Island,( Kuwait) :
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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
Ghosal (IND) bt Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Tawari (KUW) 11-5, 11-0, 11-3
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.
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