ISP Squash
  Tournaments held in Scotland

At Edinburgh, Scotland: 30 December 2023

Anahat Singh [1] bt Robyn Mcalpine [3/4] 11-6,11-1,11-5

BOYS U-15:
Subhash Choudhary bt Shiven Agarwal 5-11,11-4,6-11,11-8,11-5

BOYS U-13:
Shresht Iyer [3/4] bt Shreyansh Jha [3/4] 11-8,11-8,3-11,11-8

Aadya Budhia [1] bt Niea Chew [3/4] 9-11 11-8 8-11 11-8 11-9

Prabhav Bajoria beat Aaditya Shah 5-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6.

BOYS U-15:
Shiven Agarwal bt Darshil Parasrampuria [9/16] 11-8,11-13,2-11,14-12,11-5

BOYS U-17:
Sakhi Khan Tareen bt Vedant Chheda 11-7,11-2,11-7

BOYS U-17:
Aaron Azaña bt Priyaan Thakker [9/16] 11-9,7-11,11-9,11-4

BOYS U-17:
Anay Sawant (USA) bt Dev Sharma 11-1,11-2,11-7
  Men's / Women's JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open 2022

At Edinburgh, Scotland: 30 December 2022

  G11 : [1] Linda El Sayed (Egy) bt [2] Anika Kalanki (Ind) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 (17m)
B11 : [1] Ayaan Dhanuka (Ind) bt [2] Shaarwein Rajasegar (Mas) 11-3 11-2 11-2 (16m)
G13 : [2] Judy Liu (Usa) bt [1] Aadya Bhudia (Ind) 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 (17m)
G17 : [1] Anahat Singh (Ind) bt [2] Robyn McAlpine (Sco) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 (20m)
B17 : [2] Vivaan Bhatia (Ind) bt [1] Malthe Laursen (Den) 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 (22m)
  Men's Lockerbie Challenge 2021

At Scotland - 12 Dec 2021


[1] Nick Wall (ENG) bt [2] Curtis Malik (ENG) 11-8, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-5 (66m)

[1] Nick Wall (ENG) bt [4] Aadit Zaveri (IND) 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 (24m)
[2] Curtis Malik (ENG) bt [3] Abhay Singh (IND) 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 (39m)
  Men's / Women's Commercial Water Solutions Grange Challenger 2021

At Scotland - 5 Dec 2021


[2] Curtis Malik (ENG) bt [3] Miles Jenkins (ENG) 8-11, 3-11, 11-2, 14-12, 11-8 (72m)

[2] Curtis Malik (ENG) bt [5] Abhay Singh (IND) 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 (50m)
  Men's Springfield Scottish Open 2021

At Scotland - 26 September 2021


[1] Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt [5] Emyr Evans (WAL) 12-10, 11-5, 11-7 (48m)

[9/16] Nick Wall (ENG) bt [7] Abhay Singh (IND) 11-3, 3-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10 (55m)
  Men's Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open 2020

At Scotland - 02/02/2020


[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [5/8] Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (30m)

2nd round:
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Abhay Singh (IND) 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7 (38m)
  JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open 2019

At Edinburgh, Scotland - 30th Dec 2019

Darshil Parasrampuria (Ind) BT Brendan Tagliarini (Usa) 8-11, 8-11, 14-12, 11-9, 12-10

Anahat Singh (Ind) BT [Keertty Haridharan (Mas) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1

Round 2
BU13 :
[CAN] Sebastian Singodia bt [IND] Anshuman Jaising : 11-4, 8-11,13-11, 11-6

Quarter Finals
BU17 :
[ENG] Muhammed Azhan Khan bt [IND] Aaryaman Jaising 11-5, 11-3, 11-2

Semi Finals
GU19 :
[SCO] Georgia Adderley bt [IND] Amira Singh 11-8, 12-10, 11-4
  Men's Springfield Scottish Open 2019

At Edinburgh, Scotland - 7th April 2019


MEN'S Final:
[2] Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt [7] Patrick Rooney (ENG) 13-11, 11-9, 8-11, 13-11 (65m)

1st round:
Yuri Farneti (ITA) bt Abhay Singh (IND) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9 (33m)
  JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open 2018

At Edinburgh, Scotland - 30 December 2018

Yoshna Singh (IND) bt Sze Yu Lee (AUST)
11-6, 8-11, 11-4, 13-11

[1] Darosham Khan (CAN) bt [3/4] Rutvik Rau (IND)
11-8, 11-8, 13-11

Quarter finals
Amna Fayyaz bt Krithica J S (walkover)

BOYS U-17:
Muhammed Farhan Hashmi bt Navaneeth Prabhu 11-5,11-4,12-10

1st Round:
Jessica Weatherspoon bt Shaivi Rau 14-12,9-11,13-11,12-10
  $5,000 Women's TRAC Oil & Gas North of Scotland Open

At Aberdeen, Scotland - 11 March 2018


[2] Lucy Turmel (ENG) bt [3] Kace Bartley (ENG) 11-8, 11-8, 11-8 (34m)

[4] Cristina Gomez (ESP) bt [5] Sachika Ingale (IND) 11-9, 11-4, 5-11, 11-6 (33m)

1st round:
[5] Sachika Ingale (IND) bt Elspeth Young (SCO) 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9 (34m)
  $10,000 Men's TRAC Oil & Gas North of Scotland Open

At Aberdeen, Scotland - 11 March 2018


[3] George Parker (ENG) bt [4] Jan van den Herrewegen (BEL) 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 (38m)

Qualifying finals:
Connor Sheen (ENG) bt Abhay Singh (IND) 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (42m)

1st qualifying round:
Abhay Singh (IND) bt James Jacobsen (SCO) 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (26m)
  $10,000 Men's TRAC Oil & Gas North of Scotland Open 2017

Scotland : 2nd April 2017

[2] Vikram Malhotra (IND) beats [3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 3-11, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11, 11-4

[3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [1] Richie Fallows (ENG) 10-12, 11-8, 13-11, 11-3 (70m)
[2] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [7] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 11-4, 11-7, 6-11, 11-2 (58m)

[1] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt [Q] Addeen Idrakie (MAS) 10-12, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (55m)
[3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [6] Jan van den Herrewegen (BEL) 11-6, 11-3, 4-11, 11-6 (58m)
[7] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Douglas Kempsell (SCO) 5-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5 (92m)
[2] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [5] Evan Williams (NZL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 (27m)

1st round:
[3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Israr Ahmed (PAK) 14-12, 12-14, 11-2, 11-4 (50m)
[2] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [Q] Tristan Eysele (RSA) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (32m)
  Men's Trac Oil & Gas North of Scotland Open

At Aberdeen, Scotland : 3rd April 2016

[Q] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt Christopher Binnie (JAM) 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 (33m)

[Q] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 15-13, 11-7, 12-14, 11-7 (100m)
Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt [2] Eddie Charlton (ENG) 4-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (53m)

[Q] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 8-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 (73m)
[3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [7] Chris Fuller (ENG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 (32m)
Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt [LL] Joe Green (ENG) 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-4 (61m)
[2] Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt [6] Steven Finitsis (AUS) 11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 (70m)

1st round:
[3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Douglas Kempsell (SCO) 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10 (95m)
  Scottish Junior Open 2016
  At Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh : 10th January 2016
  Girls Under-13: Ananya Dabke (IND) finished in third place, with Lucie Stefanoni (USA) in fourth.
Boys Under-15: Alasdair Prott (SCO) gave the home crowd its first trophy, in the U15 Boys competition, overcoming Saksham Choudhary (IND) 11-2 8-11 11-5 11-6
Boys Under-19: Jamie Todd (ENG) finished in third place, with Siddharth Choudhary (IND) in fourth.
  Men's Be Personnel Loch Ness Challenger 2014
  Inverness Tennis & Squash Club, Inverness, Scotland : 17-22 June 2014
  Mahesh Mangaokar loses to Steven Finitsis after beating seed no 1 Alan Clyne in the semi finals of  Men's Be Personnel Loch Ness Challenger 2014.

[3] Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt [8] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 11-9, 11-2, 2-11, 11-5 (61m)

[8] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [1] Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-7, 11-4, 5-11, 11-7 (59m)
[3] Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 (116m)

[1] Alan Clyne (SCO) bt [6] Raphael Kandra (GER) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 (50m)
[8] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-13, 11-8, 3-11, 11-5, 11-6 (83m)
[3] Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt [5] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 11-6, 12-10, 11-13, 11-7 (73m)
Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [7] Joel Hinds (ENG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4 (45m)

1st round:
[8] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [Q] Michael Harris (ENG) 10-12, 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-2 (67m)
  Men's Trac Oil & Gas North of Scotland Open 2014
  20th April 2014

[2] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [3] Declan James (ENG) 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4 (79m)

[3] Declan James (ENG) bt [1] Joel Hinds (ENG) 11-8, 13-11, 11-2 (58m)
[2] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [7] James Earles (ENG) 11-4, 11-8, 11-9 (36m)

[1] Joel Hinds (ENG) bt [Q] Stuart Crawford (SCO) 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-3 (51m)
[3] Declan James (ENG) bt [6] Douglas Kempsell (SCO) 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (50m)
[7] James Earles (ENG) bt Tim Weber (GER) 9-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8 (58m)
[2] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [Q] Jamie Henderson (SCO) 11-7, 11-3, 11-6 (26m)

1st qualifying round:
Stuart Crawford (SCO) bt Kush Kumar (IND) 11-3, 11-9, 11-6 (35m)

SCOTTISH JUNIOR OPEN 2013: 9/01/2013

  At Edinburgh ’s Heriot Watt University

 Scottish Junior Open had Competitors from seven different nations across five continents at Edinburgh ’s Heriot Watt University. 


In a stunning Boys Under 13 final England ’s Nick Wall avenged last week’s British Open final loss to Tushar Shahani ( IND ) by beating the number 2 seed in a five game marathon. Shahani had taken the first two games, before the English number 1 kicked into life to win 3-2 and take the title.


After the game, a breathless Nick Wall said: “It was really tight. This was a big match because he beat me 3-1 last week.


“I don’t know what was wrong at the start”, he added, “maybe I reacted too much to the way he was playing because as the match went on I got more confident and started to play my own game.”


Having lost the first game, number 1 seed Satomi Watanabe (JAP) cooly beat India ’s Akanska Salunke to triumph in the Girls Under 15 final. Her number 2 seeded rival looked to have the upper hand in the second game before Watanabe came from behind, going on to win the watch 3-1.

Boys Under 13 final
(3) Nick Wall (ENG) bt (2) Tushar Shahani ( IND ) 7-11 9-11 14-12 16-14 11-5

Girls Under 15 final
(1) Satomi Watanabe (JAP) bt (2) Akanska Salunke ( IND ) 5-11 11-8 11-2 11-3


Akanksha makes Goa proud at Scottish Open 2012


10th jan 2012


Dempo Goodwill Ambassador Akanksha Salunkhe stole the thunder in the Scottish Open Junior Squash tournament with a commendable second-place finish, which was much above her overall 9th standing in the preceding British Open Junior Squash tournament. 

In the semi-finals was supposed to be a tough arena for the young Akanksha and having thus far not dropped a set till the quarters, the Goan lass had to counter a rated opponent in Nikita Joshi of India. Having won the first two sets 11-6, 12-10, Akanksha lost the third 7-11. However, showing nerves of steel, the Dempo Ambassador kept her sponsors’ flag flying high and came up trumps in the fourth set winning it 11-7 and thus making a historic entry into the finals of the competition with a 3-1 sets win. 

That set the Goan challenger up for the final clash against Satomi Watanabe of Japan and what a final it proved to be as Akanksha fought tooth and nail to sweep her maiden Scottish title. But in the end, the Japanese had the last final hurrah and won the match in three straight sets 11-7, 11-5, 11-6. 

Satomi who had the reputation of being a fine player from Japan had stood overall fourth in the British Open whilst Akanksha was ninth, but that did not matter as the Goan fought all the way till the end and ensured that she at least kept her hopes alive of winning the title with an entry into the finals. 

What was truly commendable was the fact that Akanksha’s performance was consistent and she played well without being under pressure. She played to be better player every time she took centre stage and raised the bar a notch higher and in the end put Goa on the world map, showing one and all that yes here was a quality player from a tiny Indian state that had the potential to make it big and the one who held a great deal of promise. 

Akanksha’s father Cdr Hemant Salunkhe pointed out that Akanksha’s steady rise up the ladder by finishing 9th in the best junior squash tournament in the world, which was the British Open and claiming the second place in the Scottish tournament can be attributed to her sheer hard work and more importantly her coach, Mr Rehman Saiyed who while being in small place like Goa had succeeded in moulding her ward into such a formidable player that the world is taking note of. 

"I can once again reiterate that in case of Akanksha, her crowing as Dempo Goodwill Ambassador has made a huge difference and made it possible to train well and participate in tournaments. Participation in tournaments is absolutely critical to improve your game and it shows abundantly in her case," Mr Salunkhe reminded, signing off on a positive note. 

At the same time, Sandeep Ramachandran and Druv Vazirani also stood 2nd in their respective category of U-15 and U-13 while Nikita Joshi stood 3rd and Aishwarya Nambiar stood 4th in the girls U-13 and U-15 category, respectively. 

Girl Under-13

Finals: Satomi Watanabe (Jap) beat Akanksha 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 
3rd place : Nikita Joshi  
Semi Finals: Akanksha beat Nikita Joshi 11-6, 12-10, 7-11, 11-71st 

Quarter Finals: Akanksha beat Vedika Arun (Ind) 11-1, 11-4, 11-6
2nd Round: Akanksha beat Ellie Mc Veigh (Scot) 11-1, 11-4, 11-5 
Round 1: Akanksha beat Maddie Orr (Scot) 11-0,11-0,11-0


Boys Under-15 :

Finals: Omer ALLAUDIN (PAK) beat Sandeep Ramachandran 11/9, 11/9, 11/2 


Boys Under-13 Finals:

James WYATT (ENG) beat Druv Vazirani 11/8, 9/11, 9/11, 11/8, 13/11 

Girls Under-15: 
Harshit KAUR-JAWANDA (2nd Place) 
Aishwarya Nambiar (4th place) 


Kush Kumar wins Scottish junior title




Delhi boy Kush Kumar won his maiden European title when he wonthe Scottish Junior Open squash tournament in the boys' under-13 category. Dominating his category, Kush won all his matches without dropping a game in Edinburgh.

Kush thus capped an excellent year in which he won the Malaysian Junior Open, Penang Junior Open and the junior National titles.


In the Edinburgh event, Yohan Pandole came third while Sandeep Ramachandran finished fifth in the under-13 category. Among others, Deepak Mishra finished runner-up in the under-15 category, where Rahil Fazelbhoy came eighth.


In the girls' under-13 section, Pankhuri Malhotra came third.




2007 FINALS:


30th December 2007

B19: Harinder Pal Singh {India} beat Kelly Shannon {Canada} 9-4, 4-9, 9-1, 10-8
G19: Sarah-Jane Perry {Eng} bt Natalie Pritchard {Wal} 7/9, 8/10, 9/4, 9/5, 9/3
B17: Karan Malik {India} lost to Andrew Schnell {Canada} 1-9, 1-9, 4-9 
G17: Anwesha Reddy {India} beat Kimberley Hay {England} 9-3, 9-5, 10-8 (29m)
B15: Mahesh Mangaonkar {India} beat Dylan Murray {U.S. of America} 9-7, 9-6, 9-7 
G15: Aparajitha Balamurukan {India} lost to Tamika Saxby {Australia} 5-9, 1-9, 2-9 (20m)
B11: Sandeep Ramachandran {India} beat Ryan Murray {U.S. of America} 9-0, 9-0, 9-2 

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2006 FINALS:


30th December 2006

GU13: Manat Allah Naser (Egy) bt [1] Saumya Karki (Ind) 9-0, 9-4, 9-0 (22m)
3rd/4th: Aparajitha Balamurukan (Ind) bt Sachika Balvani (Ind)   9-1, 10-9, 9-0
BU13: [1] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) bt [2] Dylan Murray (Usa) 9-7, 9-2, 5-9, 9-7 (46m)
BU15: [3/4] Ravi Dixit (Ind) bt Kah Wah Cheong (Mas)  -4, 9-4, 8-10, 5-9, 9-6


Girls U13: [1] Saumya Karki (Ind) bt [3/4] Aparajitha Balamurukan (Ind)  7-9,1-9,9-3,9-3,10-8
Manat Allah Naser (Egy) bt  [3/4] Sachika Balvani (Ind)  9-2, 9-2, 9-3
Boys U15: [3/4] Ravi Dixit (Ind) bt Milles Zarazua R (Mex)  7-9, 5-9, 9-6 , 9-4 , 9-6
Boys U13: [1] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) bt Joshua Sekhar (Can)   9-3, 9-2, 10-8 (30m)


Quarter Final
GU15 :[3/4] Hannah Anthony (Sco) bt [5/8] Ankita Sharma (Ind)  9-0, 9-5, 9-2 (16m)
GU13 :
[1] Saumya Karki (Ind) bt Michelle Gemmell (Can)   6-9, 9-3, 9-4, 9-4
[3/4] Aparajitha Balamurukan (Ind) bt Millie Pughe (Eng)   9-4, 9-2, 9-5
[3/4] Sachika Balvani (Ind) bt Shria Khatri (Ind)   9-0, 9-7, 9-1
Manat Allah Naser (Egy) bt [2] Anaka Alankamony (Ind)    6-9, 9-4, 9-3, 9-4

BU15 :
[3/4] Ravi Dixit (Ind) bt [9/16] Allaa Radwan (Egy)  10-9, 9-1, 9-1 (25m)
BU13 :
[1] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) bt [5/8] Ryosei Kobayashi (Jpn) 9-5, 9-3, 9-4 (24m)
Joshua Sekhar (Can) bt [5/8] Rishi Tandon (Ind) 1-9, 9-6, 9-5, 9-3 (34m)
[2] Dylan Murray (Usa) bt [5/8] Shravan Kaul (Ind) 9-0, 9-1, 9-1

Round 1
GU13 : Shria Khatri (Ind) bt Rosie Allan (Sco) 9-3, 9-2, 9-0 (16m)
BU15 : Milles Zarazua R (Mex) bt Akshay Deepak (Ind) 9-7, 9-0, 10-8 (35m) ;
BU17 :
[17/32] Alexander Ma (Usa) bt Suneesh Kaul (Ind) 9-1, 9-7, 9-0 ;
[17/32] Cyril Kuhn (Ind) bt Samuel Haig (Usa) 9-5, 9-3, 9-5;
Ky Hibberd (Eng) bt [9/16] Karan Malik (Ind) 9-3, 9-3, 0-9, 6-9, 9-3 


Round 2 
GU17 : [5/8] Surbhi Misra (Ind) bt Kate Pearson (Rsa) 9-0, 9-1, 9-0 ;
[5/8] Ankita Sharma (Ind) bt Michaela Jv Rensburg (Rsa)     9-2, 9-1, 9-0
BU17 : [17/32] Cyril Kuhn (Ind) bt [9/16] Julius Krauss (Aus) 4-9, 9-7, 9-6, 8-10, 9-5 ;
BU15 :Kah Wah Cheong (Mas) bt [1] Ramit Tandon (Ind) 9-1, 9-3, 9-4 (18m) ;
[3/4] Ravi Dixit (Ind) bt Andrew McGuinness (Usa) 9-0, 9-2, 9-2 (13m) ;

BU13 :
[1] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) bt Devin Mclaughlin (Usa) 9-0, 9-0, 9-2
[5/8] Rishi Tandon (Ind) bt Edward Columbia (Usa) 8-10, 9-6, 9-7, 9-6
[3/4] Ahmed Alsarai (Jor) bt Rahil Fazelbhoy (Ind) 9-4, 9-2, 5-9, 9-4
[5/8] Shravan Kaul (Ind) bt Robbie Paterson (Sco) 9-7, 9-1, 9-6

Round 3
BU15 : [3/4] Ravi Dixit (Ind) bt [9/16] Marcus Yuen (Mas) 1-9, 9-4, 9-1, 9-2
GU17 - [9/16] Lisa Aitken (Sco) bt [5/8] Surbhi Misra (Ind)   9-2, 10-9, 9-4
BU17 - Brian Hong (Can) bt [17/32] Cyril Kuhn (Ind)    9-7, 9-6, 9-7

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2005 FINALS:


30th December 2005

Boys U13:   [3/4] David Wardle (Eng) bt [2] Abhishek Pradhan 9/5, 9/7, 9/6
Boys U15:   Gabriel Velasquez (Mex) bt [2] Ian Jubb (Sco) 2/9, 10/8, 9/2, 9/6 (40m)
Boys U17:   [1] Rory Byrne (Irl) bt  [2] David Letourneau (Can) 9/4, 5/9, 9/5, 9/7 (60m)
Boys U19:   [3/4] Arturo Salazar (Mex) bt  [5/8] Cesar Salazar 9/4, 9/0, 9/2 (44m)
Girls U13:    [3/4] Anaka Alankamony (Ind) bt [1] Sachika Balvani (Ind) 9/0, 9/2, 9/5 (20m)
Girls U15:    [3/4] Laura Gemmell (Can) bt Liu Tsz Ling (Hkg) 9/2, 9/2, 9/4
Girls U17:    Leung Shin Nga (Hkg) bt Surbhi Misra (Ind) 9/4, 10/8, 9/2 (27m)
Girls U19:    [3/4] Neha Kumar (Can) bt [5/8] Victoria Lust (Eng) 9/5, 3/9, 10/8, 9/5 (40m)

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2004 FINALS:


Two in a row for Tandon, Chinappa out: Scottish Open
   By: A Mid Day Correspondentt
January 2, 2004

Ramit Tandon became the first Indian to win back-to-back titles at the world’s second most prestigious Squash Championship, when he became the under-13 winner.

Tandon, who didn’t drop a single game in the tournament, beat fourth seed Islam Elfiky of Egypt 9-6, 9-6, 10-8 to clinch the title.

Siddharth Suchde, finalist here last year in the under-19 event, took 58 minutes to demolish top seed Jose Becerrill of Mexico 10-8,9-4, 9-2 and claim his first major title.

Dipika Pallikal had to sweat it out in five sets before beating Anwesha Reddy 4-9, 0-9, 9-6, 9-5, 9-3.

Joshna Chinappa lost to Sussie Pierrepont (England) 4-9, 3-9, 4-9 in just 27 minutes.

Final Results:

Girls Under-19 : Susie Pierrepont (Eng) bt Joshna Chinappa (Ind) 9-4 9-3 9-4
Girls Under-17 : Petra Hughes (Aus) bt Ho Ling Joey Chan (HK) 9-4 9-2 9-2 
Girls Under-15 : Annie Au Wing Chi (HK) bt Wee Wern Lee (Mal) 9-2 2-9 9-7 9-1
Girls Under-13 : Dipika Pallikal (Ind) bt Anwesk Reddy (Ind) 4-9 0-9 9-6 9-5 9-3
Boys Under 19 : Sidditch Suchde (Ind) bt Jose Angel Becerill (Mex) 10-8 9-4 9-2 
Boys Under 17 : Arturo Salazar (Mex) bt Cesar Salazar (Mex) 10-8 9-4 5-9 7-9 9-3 
Boys Under-15 : Nicolas Muller (Switz) bt Chun Ming Au (HK) 9-2 9-7 3-9 9-3 
Boys Under-13 : Ramit Tandon (Ind) bt Islam Khal Elfiky (Egy) 9-6 9-6 10-8


Suchde supreme at Scottish Open
Indian Express : 2/1/2004

Siddarth Suchde did India proud defeating top seed Jose Angel Becerill of Mexico in the final, to clinch gold in the blue riband under-19 boy's event in the Scottish Junior Open. This is the first time India has bagged gold in the event. Suchde, the second seed won 10-8, 9-4, 9-2 in the girls U-19 event final Joshna Chinappa, met her match in Susie Pierrepont (Englad). Susie won 9-4, 9-3, 9-4. In the boy's U-13 event Ramit Tandon of Kolkata won the title defeating fancied Egyptian Islam Khal Elfiky 9-6, 9-6, 10-8 in the final. In the U-13 girls event, Anwesha, current National Champion in the same category, lost to compatriot Dipika Pallikal 9-4, 9-0, 6-9, 5-9, 3-9



Results for 30 Dec  :

Ramit wins title, Siddharth, Dipika Runners-Up

Indian had a windfall today with the largest ever representation in this event culminating in the best ever result. While Ramit Tandon (Calcutta) became only the third Indian ever (the first being Joshna Chinnapa and second Harininder Sandhu) to win a title in the 17th edition of the Scottish Junior Open Squash Championship- the Second biggest Squash event for Juniors after the British Juniors, Siddharth Suchde became the first Indian to reach the Final of the Boys U-19 event. He had beaten Jose Becerril Gonzalez (Mexico) 9-5, 9-4, 7-9, 9-1 earlier in the day in the Semi Final.

Pitted against the Top Seed Dylan Bennet (Netherlands) in the Final, Suchde showed no signs of being overawed at any stage of the match. Dylan had a better start from the Pole position with a quick lead of 3-1, but Suchde stuck to the elementry game-plan of driving the ball to length without any attempt to wallop the ball as most Juniors do these days, armed with Titanium rackets. Bennet lost his patiecne with not just the ball, but the Referee as well, getting into frequent arguments. Suchde went ahead 6-3, but Dylan showed his superior class and snatched the game 9-6. The second game saw Suchde level 3-3 from a deficit of 1-3, when in a gesture of highest sportsmanship, he admitted to his Drop being 'down' even after the Referee had called it 'good'. He lost the game 5-9 despite having Dylan on the receiving end on several occasions. Dylan was put in tight spots in the third game as well, but owing to his advantage in age, exposure and experience was never in any doubt about taking the Championship. Next year though, Suchde will be at his peak in the U-19 age group, and we can look forward to more exploits from him.

However, Ramit Tandon did not want to wait anything close to a year and took the Under-11 Title againt the hard hitting dynamo from Scotland- Robert Downer. While losing the first game 5-9, he not only won the next 9-5, but left Downer bewildered with the 9-0 score in the third. He won the fourth 9-2, making his first outing to U.K. a successful one.

Dipika Pallikal (Chennai) lacked the experience that her opponent Emily Park from USA had, and lost 0-9, 1-9, 1-9 without putting Emiliy into any trouble. She stood Runners up in the Girls Under-13 section.
Joshna Chinappa (Chennai) played in the 3-4 place playoff like she should have played yesterday in the Semi Final! She beat Genevieve Lessard (Canada) 9-3, 9-2, 9-2 to finish third in the Girls Under-17 section.

Rishi Tandon (Calctta) finished in the 9th place in the Under-11 event, while Harinder Sandhu (Chandigarh) finished at a commendable 13th place, beating C.J.Plimpton (USA) 9-2, 9-4, 9-1. Harinder, now 13 years of age, will peak in the Under-15 age group next year.
 30 Dec- Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (Chd) won his first International title, beating Second seed Karim Ahmed El Dabha (Egypt) 5-9, 9-4, 9-4, 10-8. He became the first Indian Boy to win a Scotish Junior Open title in the last sixteen years since the event has been held (Joshna Chinappa being the first Indian ever).

Harinder started nervously, making several unforced errors, despite an early lead at 3-0. This gave Karim the chance he was looking for, and he took the first game 9-5. In the second, Harinder regrouped, focused on keeping the ball in play, and put Karim under immense pressure, making him scamper to every corner. Karim wilted, and Harinder won 9-4.
 Having regained his composure and confidence, there was no looking back in the third game (9-4). In the fourth, Karim put up a spirited fight, matching Harinder shot for shot, but Harinder always had an upper hand. At 4-4 however, Karim was warned by the referee for his frequent outburst in his 'native dialect', and that unsettled him, giving Harinder an easy point, and a lead at 5-4. Although Karim, in true Egyptian fiery spirit, put in his best effort, Harinder made no mistakes, except for a minor hiccup at 8-7, match ball, where he put the ball in the tin, allowing Karim to level at 8-8. Harinder, however, was in no mood to wait long for his first Major title, and closed the match at 10-8.

Besides his first major title, which happens to be the second most important in the world after the British juniors, Harinder also won praise and appreciation from the icons in World squash. The President of Scottish Squash, Mr. Archie McCue, and Mr. Rehmat Khan, Coach and Mentor of the Legendary Jehangir Khan, reiterated the point that Harinder is indeed a prodigy. Further, Harinder's impeccable On (and Off) Court behaviour- in never even 'appealing', let alone contesting referees' decisions; letting the Racket, and not ones mouth do the talking; and stupendous sportsmanship and regard and respect for all opponents -attracted a great deal of praise. The officials and the spectators alike just loved him, and look forward to following his progress in the future.

As for the other Indians, Siddharth Suchde (Mah) had lost earlier in the Semi Final to Safeer Khan (Pak) 3-9, 1-9, 0-9. He finished third, beating Jorge Quintero (Colombia), a very talented player from a country not known for Squash, 9-2, 9-5, 9-7 in the 3/4 place playoff.

Joshna Chinappa (T.N.) finished fifth, beating Emma Barrat (England) 9-5, 9-1, 9-7 in the 5/6 position playoffs.
Joshna wins in Scottish Open (1999)
India's Joshna Chinnappa won the junior Scottish Squash open defeating Kirtsy McPhee of England 10-9,9-7,7-9,10-8 in the final on Wednesday night. Joshna Chinnappa had won the under-13 Scottish junior squash open title last year.  
Times of India, Mumbai December 31,1999.