Punj Lloyd Squash Masters 2011
held at Sirifort, New Delhi
From December 12th-18th in New Delhi

James Willstrop: A PSA Master & World No1 : 18 December 2011

The climax to an incredible end-of-year run by James Willstrop on the international squash circuit saw the Englishman clinch his third successive PSA World Series title at the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters in India. 

And the opening game was a classic. The battle lasted almost an hour, with rarely more than a point separating the pair until the Frenchman emerged the winner 21-19 after one of the highest-scoring games in the history of the 'PAR to 11' scoring system. 

But Willstrop fought back in the second game to draw level and was in control in the third as it became clear that all was not well with his opponent. 

After treatment in the break, world No3 Gaultier returned to the court - but was clearly suffering from cramp. After a few points, the Frenchman conceded the match to give Willstrop the title, and much more! 

"We've been proud to play this event for three years now - we've been extremely well looked after. It's been a very enjoyable event to play in - so thanks to everybody involved, especially Punj Lloyd." 

"I'm very proud I've done it here in India - I've had some really nice times here - and won the world junior title here as well." 


[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 19-21, 11-8, 11-4, 4-1 ret. (99m) 

[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 12-10, 11-7, 11-1 (53m) 
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [5] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 (30m) 

[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt [2] Karim Darwish (EGY) 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3 (60m)
[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [8] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 11-5, 11-2, 11-5 (38m)
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [7] Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 (65m)
[5] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) 11-13, 11-7, 11-8, 11-1 (45m) 

2nd round:
[5] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-5, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5 (52m)

1st round:
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Julian Illingworth (USA) 12-10, 11-4, 11-2 (42m)
[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-4, 11-1, 11-6 (46m) 


Punj Lloyd Squash Masters 2010
held at Sirifort, New Delhi: 20/12/2010

England 's Matthew & Duncan are the winners, Dipika loses in quarters

England 's Nick Matthew finished the year on the best possible high when he beat fellow countryman James Willstrop in today's final of the $192,500 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters to win the tenth and final 2010 PSA Super Series championship at the Sirifort CWG Block in New Delhi . 

"I'm obviously delighted to finish 2010 on a high note, winning the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters," said the jubilant 30-year-old from Sheffield . "It's been the year of my life and I look forward to a good rest before planning the 2011 campaign. 

"I'd like to thank James for such a tough match and congratulate him on a strong end to the season and to thank Punj Lloyd for their sponsorship of the event and support of Indian squash."  

England 's Jenny Duncalf justified her top seeding in the Women's Punj Lloyd WISPA Masters in India by beating second-seeded Australian Kasey Brown in today's final of the inaugural $36,500 WISPA World Tour squash championship.  

World No2 Duncalf was in sparkling form in the final against an opponent who beat her in October's World Open in Egypt , romping through to beat Brown 11-5, 11-5, 11-4. 

"I'm extremely happy to have finished 2010 on such a high note by winning the Punj Lloyd Wispa Masters," Duncalf told Indian media after netting the ninth Tour title of her career.  

Earlier Dipika Pallikal went down fighting to the second-seeded Kasey Brown of Australia 5-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7, 5-11 in the quarterfinals

In a battle of wits that lasted just over an hour, the 19-year-old Dipika showed that she had the potential to match the best in the world; this despite a bad start when she lacked the intensity that she showed in the third and fourth games.

“It was an outstanding performance by Dipika against the world No. 7. The difference was the experience of the opponent,” said coach Malcolm Willstrop.  

Dipika said that she took time to get used to the glass court after having played on the outer courts, but hastened to add that she was happy to have lasted five games at the end of an arduous season.  

The 25-year-old Kasey praised the mental toughness of Dipika for coming back so strongly after losing the first two games.

Men’s Final:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [2] James Willstrop (ENG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7

[2] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [14] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) 11-8, 11-2, 11-5 (32m)
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [3] Amr Shabana (EGY) 11-9, 11-4 ret. (22m)

James Willstrop (Eng) bt Cameron Pilley (Aus) 12-10, 11-1, 11-3; 
Hisham Mohammed Ashour (Egy) bt Theirry Lincou (Fra) 11-7, 6-11, 12-10, 11-5; 
Amr Shabana (Egy) bt Mohammed El Shorbagy (Egy) 11-8, 11-9, 11-9; 
Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Daryl Selby (Eng) 11-9, 11-7, 13-11.

Women’s Final:
[1] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [2] Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4

[1] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [3] Camille Serme (FRA) 11-9, 8-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-5 (49m)
[2] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt [5] Annie Au (HKG) 11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 2-11, 11-8 (64m)

Jenny Duncalf (Eng) bt Joey Chan (Hkg) 4-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-2; 
Camille Serme (Fra) bt Low Wee Wern (Mas) 11-7, 11-8, 11-3; 
Annie Au (Hkg) bt Jaclyn Hawkes (Nzl) 9-11, 11-9,15-13, 11-9; 
Kasey Brown (Aus) bt Dipika Pallikal 11-5, 11-5, 7-11, 7-11, 11-5. 

Punj Lloyd Interschool 2010

West Zone : Results as on Sept 29 / Sept 30 / Oct 1 / Oct 2 / Oct 4

North Central Zone Press Release &  Results : on 7th Sept  / 8th Sept / 9th Sept / 10th Sept / 11th Sept

South Zone Press Release & Results : on 26th August / 27th August / 28th August / 29th August / 2nd September / 3rd September / 4th September / 5th September

East Zone Press Release & Results : on 31st August / 1st September / 3rd September / 4th September


Punj Lloyd PSA Squash Masters 2009
held at Bombay Gymkhana, Mumbai from 5-10 December 2009


Ramy Masters Matthew in Mumbai

Over the last week, Ramy Ashour has won many admirers with his courageous, inventive and remarkable stroke-play. On Thursday, he conquered Englishman Nick Matthew 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9 to win the $152,500 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters title at the Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai.

Fourth seed Matthew is enjoying the form of his life and arrived in the final of the penultimate PSA Super Series event of the year without dropping a game.  Meanwhile Ashour, still smarting from his straight games loss in last month's World Open final in Kuwait, had avenged that defeat by beating fellow countryman Amr Shabana in the semi-finals - and was ready to tip the scales in his pre-final three-all head-to-head count against the Englishman. 

The 22-year-old from Cairo led from the outset in the opening skirmishes soon moved a game up.  But it was Yorkshireman Matthew who was in the ascendancy throughout the second game and levelled the score after 41 minutes. 

It was neck and neck throughout third – with Matthew mostly in the lead.  But, a point away from game ball at 9-7, Matthew saw the third seed romp away with four points in a row to reclaim the advantage. 

Ashour maintained the momentum to go 3-0 ahead in the fourth – but Matthew led twice thereafter at 5-3 and 7-5.  The Englishman went on to save two match balls from 7-10 down – but Ashour converted his third attempt to record his 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9 title-winning triumph after 79 minutes. 

The win marks Ashour's first Super Series success of the year, but the 13th PSA Tour title of his career - of which, remarkably, eight are Super Series! 

All Results:

FINALS: Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt Nick Matthew (Eng) 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9.


Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Amr Shabana (EGY) 11-9, 13-15, 11-8, 11-2 

Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Peter Barker (ENG) 13-11, 11-6, 11-5 

Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7 
Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt David Palmer (AUS) 11-8, 16-18, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8 
Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Thierry Lincou (FRA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 
Peter Barker (ENG) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 

2nd Round Results :

Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-6 6-11 11-5 12-10
Mohammad El- Shorbagy (EGY) bt James Willstrop (ENG) 7-11 11-5 11-4 5-11 13-11
David Palmer (AUS) bt Omar Masood (EGY) 11-9 11-9 11-5 
Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 11-5 8-11 11-6 13-15 13-11
Peter Barker (ENG) bt Alister Walker (ENG) 7-11 11-9 11-5 11-7 
Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Stewart Boswell (AUS) 11-9 11-7 11-7
Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 11-3 11-5 11-7
Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned) beat Daryl Selby (ENG) 11/7, 9/11, 11/9, 11/5

1st round results:

Stewart Boswell (Aus) bt Anwar Reda (Egy) 11-6,11-8,11-3.
Omar Mossad (Egy) bt Wael El Hindi (Egy) 10-12,11-8, 11-9,12-10.
James Willstrop (Eng) bt Jonathan Kemp (Eng) 11-5,6-11,11-3,11-5.
David Palmer (Aus) bt Tom Richards (Eng) 11-9,11-6,11-7.
Amr Shabana (Egy) bt Mathieu Castagnet (Fra) 11-5,11-9,12-10.
Saurav Ghoshal (Ind) bt Cameron Pilley (Aus) 11-8,11-2,1-12,11-8.
Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt Hisham Ashour (Egy) 11-13,11-6,11-8,11-3.
Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Azlan Iskander (Mal) 14-2 retd.
Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt Joey Barrington (ENG) 11-9, 10-12, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9
Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-3, 11-5, 10-12, 11-5 
Adrian Grant (ENG) bt Chris Ryder (ENG) 6-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-9
Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Renan Lavigne (FRA) 11-9, 11-5, 11-7
Alister Walker (ENG) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3
Peter Barker (ENG) bt Julian Illingworth (USA) 11-4, 11-6, 11-4 
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Davide Bianchetti (ITA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 12-10, 1-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6