loses in the finals of HKFC International 2015
Hong Kong’s Max Lee, the World No.17, delighted the
capacity crowd in the final of the 2015 PSA HKFC
International 25 tournament to retain the title he won
in 2014 with an impressive display against top ranked
Indian Saurav Ghosal in the finale.
came into the final off the back of dominant semi-final
triumphs but, despite losing a tense opening game 11-9,
it was the home-town man Lee who prevailed to pick up
his first PSA World Tour title since winning the
Victorian Open 12 months ago.
Final:  Max Lee
(HKG) bt  Saurav Ghosal (IND) 9-11, 11-6, 11-1, 11-9
Semi-finals:  Max
Lee (HKG) bt  Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) 11-5, 11-2,
11-5 (30m)  Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt  Laurens Jan
Anjema (NED) 11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (38m)
Quarter-finals:  Max Lee (HKG) bt  Tom
Richards (ENG) 6-11, 11-0, 15-13, 16-18, 11-5 (68m)
 Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Rex Hedrick (AUS) 11-8,
11-7, 11-6 (45m)  Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt 
Leo Au (HKG) 11-8, 15-13, 7-11, 11-9 (68m)  Saurav
Ghosal (IND) bt  Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-4, 11-4,
11-7 (41m) 1st round: 
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND)
11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (38m)
Annie Au biggest win
in Women's HKFC International 2015, Hong Kong: 30 May
2015 Hong Kong
squash star Annie Au fulfilled her top billing in the
Women's HKFC International 25 - and delighted the home
crowd at Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley when
she held off the challenge of Egyptian teenager Habiba
Mohamed in today's final of the WSA International 25
event to win the biggest WSA World Tour title of her
At Hong Kong Park Sports
Centre, Hong Kong China, 24-31 August 2014
2ND PSA title to Elshorbagy
and Nicol David takes 75th title of her career by
winning Hongkong Open
No.3 Mohamed Elshorbagy claimed arguably the greatest
victory of his career to date, beating Gregory Gaultier
in a 97-minute battle to be crowned 2014 Cathay Pacific
Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open Squash champion.
The Bristol-based man from Alexandria came through a
tough, gritty encounter to win only his second ever PSA
World Series tournament, after the 2013 Qatar Classic,
inflicting a fifth Hong Kong Open final defeat on the
World No.1 in the process in a result that left the
talented star elated.
In the Women’s event
Malaysia's formidable squash player Nicol David today
marked a tantalising trio of metric milestones in the
climax of the Women's Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai
Financial Hong Kong Open - winning the Women's Squash
Association World Series Gold title for the 10th year in
a row; clinching her 50th straight match win in the
former British colony; and notching up the 75th WSA
World Tour title of her career!
At Hong Kong Football Club,
Happy Valley, Hong Kong China 19-24 May 2014
Amanda Sobhy of USA is the
winner and Aparjita Balamurukan loses in the 1st
Young US squash star
Amanda Sobhy picked up one of the biggest Tour titles of
her brief career to date when she defeated Australia's
former world number one and world champion Rachael
Grinham in straight games in today's final of the HKFC
WSA 25 in Hong Kong.
The 20-year-old US number
one reached the climax of the WSA Silver 25 event at the
Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley without dropping
a game - then crushed 37-year-old Grinham 11-6, 11-2,
11-9 in just 23 minutes to extend her remarkable record
in WSA World Tour finals to 12 wins from 13 appearances.
At Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
Hong Kong China, 1-8 December 2013
Record 90th Turns Into Nine
For Nicol David In Hong Kong: 9/12/2013
The unstoppable Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David
celebrated her record 90th WSA World Tour final
appearance in the Women's Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai
Financial Hong Kong Open by capturing her eighth Hong
Kong Open crown in a row - and her ninth successive
major title in Hong Kong.
The final WSA World
Series Gold event of the year came to a glorious climax
today on an all-glass showcourt at the Hong Kong
Cultural Centre on the spectacular Tsim Sha Tsui
The women's final, a re-run of the
2011 climax, saw world No1 David take on Egypt'sRaneem
El Welily, the third seed from Cairo.
Final:  Nicol David (MAS) bt  Raneem
El Welily (EGY) 11-7, 11-7, 12-10 (35m)
Semi-finals:  Nicol David (MAS) bt 
Alison Waters (ENG) 9-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-7 (58m) 
Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt  Annie Au (HKG) 11-6,
11-5, 11-5 (26m)
At Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
Hong Kong China, 1-8 December 2013
Nick Matthew: Hong Kong
Open Champion & World No1
Matthew finished the year on the best of highs in Hong
Kong when his maiden title triumph in the Cathay Pacific
Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open - the eighth and
final PSA World Series squash event of the year - will
see him return to number one in the world rankings next
month after a 22-month gap.
The 2013 Hong Kong
Open - one of the international circuit's
longest-standing events, which was launched in 1985 -
came to a glorious climax today on an all-glass
showcourt at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on the
spectacular Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront.
Final:  Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  Borja
Golan (ESP) 11-1, 11-8, 5-11, 11-5 (65m)
Hong Kong Squash Centre, Hong Kong China
WSA World Tour (Tour 15), 3-7 July 2013
Max Lee retains and Amanda takes the
titles: 7th July 2013.
Hongkong’s top seed Max Lee delighted the home fans as he retained the title with a straight-game win over unseeded Aussie Steve Finitsis in the men's final, but the women's title was taken by American fifth seedAmanda Sobhy after HK's top seeded Annie Au was forced to withdraw due to illness.
For Max the win marks a 7th PSA title, while Amanda is also celebrating her seventh - and biggest - WSA title.
"Mixed feelings about my win due to the withdrawal of my opponent because of illness. I wish Annie a speedy recovery and hope to get well soon. However, a win is a win and I am delighted to become the 2013 Buler Cup Champion today!" said Amanda.
Men’s Final:  Max Lee (HKG) bt Steven Finitsis (AUS) 12-10, 11-3, 11-7
Semi-finals:  Max Lee (HKG) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (43m)
Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt Ivan Yuen (MAS) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 (47m)
Quarter-finals:  Max Lee (HKG) bt Rex Hedrick (AUS) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (28m)
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [Q] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 11-3, 11-6, 5-11, 2-11, 11-6 (70m)
Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 11-9, 4-11, 11-7, 11-8 (46m)
Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt  Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-9, 6-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5 (72m)
1st round: Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Leo Au (HKG) 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 11-2 (56m)
[Q] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt  Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) 13-11, 11-7, 9-2 (39m)
Qualifying finals: Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (MAS) 11-1, 11-4, 11-4
Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) bt Ravi Dixit (IND) 13-11, 10-12, 14-12, 11-4
1st qualifying round: Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Alex Lau (HKG) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
Ravi Dixit (IND) bt Chi Him Wong (HKG) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
Despite a weather scare, with rain falling just minutes before play was due to start, the finals of the Hong Kong Open took place as scheduled and provided a feast of quality action for the crowd on the Cultural Centre Piazza on the harbour side in Kowloon, as well as for the watching TV and streaming audiences and the IOC delegation here 'inspecting' the event as part of squash's bid for 2020 Olympic inclusion.
Squash 'of the highest calibre' brought the 2012 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open to a magnificent climax when Egypt's former champion Ramy Ashour beat England's
defending champion James Willstrop in the final of the sixth PSA World Series event of the year to regain the title he first won in 2010.
Unseeded Egyptian teenager Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry pulled off a dramatic title triumph in Hong Kong when he recovered from two games down to beat top seed and local favourite Max Lee in the final of the Crocodile Challenge Cup.
It was Ga Sabry's second successive five-game match in the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at the Hong Kong Squash Centre after being taken the full distance by fellow non-seed Harinder Pal Sandhu, from India, in the semi-finals.
Final: Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt  Max Lee (HKG) 11-13, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-3
Semi-finals:  Max Lee (HKG) bt  Campbell Grayson (NZL) 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9
Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-2, 11-13, 7-11, 11-9, 11-6
Quarter-finals:  Max Lee (HKG) bt Dick Lau (HKG) 11-5, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5
 Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Leo Au (HKG) 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt  Matthew Karwalski (AUS) 11-6, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9
Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 12-10, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9
1st round: Dick Lau (HKG) bt [Q] Ravi Dixit (IND) 8-11, 11-4, 13-11, 11-3
Leo Au (HKG) bt [Q] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 11-4, 11-6, 1-11, 11-13, 11-4
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Hon Fung Wong (HKG) 11-9, 11-6, 11-9
Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt [Q] Ramit Tandon (IND) 12-10, 11-7, 11-4
Fadte from Goa wins the Hong Kong Junior Open squash championship held in
The Hong Kong
Junior Open an Asian Platinum Event had 550 players from all over the world
with 16 Indians participating in the event. Yash’s achievement is
commendable having defeated the top seed Shanmugam Kiven from Malaysia in
the semi finals and defeating 3/4 seeded Tang Ethan Pul Lok from Hong Kong
in the finals 11-8, 11-9, 11-1.The other notable achievements are Dev
Vazirani (Boys U-13) – 3rd position, Harshit Kaur Jawanda (Girls
U-017) – 5th position and Shamika Reddy (Girls U-15) –
PSA Challenger 10 Buler Challenge Cup, Hong Kong China
Three years after winning the Buler Challenge Cup title for the first time, Max Lee reclaimed his place on the winner's podium after beating unseeded Dick Lau in today's all-Hong Kong final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at the Hong Kong Squash Centre in Hong Kong.
 Max Lee (HKG) bt Dick Lau (HKG) 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 (32m)
Semi-finals:  Max Lee (HKG) bt  Leo Au (HKG) 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 11-2 (46m)
Dick Lau (HKG) bt Kam Hing Choong (MAS) 10-12, 12-10, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9 (63m)
Quarter-finals: Dick Lau (HKG) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-5 (70m)
1st round:  Max Lee (HKG) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-4 (47m)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [Q] Tsukue Shinnosuke (JPN) 11-5, 11-2, 11-7 (27m)
Pallikal rounded off a very successful year with another victory,
her third WISPA
crown in 2011. The India No. 1 overcame a tough challenge from local
Chan to win the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong, after a
grueling five-game affair.
The 20-year-old has had a golden year, having won two crowns in the US in
September and October before rounding off the season with the triumph in
Hong Kong. Dipika had also become the first Indian to reach the
quarterfinals of the World Open last month, her exploits pushing her closer
to the top-10 of women's squash, which is her target for next year. This is
her fifth win in her professional career.
As of now, Dipika is happy she could end the year on a high and believes the
difference has been the guidance and presence of her Aussie coach Sarah Fitz-Gerald,
a five-time world champion.
"I think what made the difference is that I had my coach Sarah Fitz-Gerald
with me during this tournament. Getting her to travel with me will help me a
lot. I hope I get more sponsor support so that I have my coach traveling
with me during tournaments," added Dipika.
Willstrop Wins Hong Kong Open Crown, Seven in a row for Nicol: 20/11/2011
Willstrop ended the five-year
Egyptian stranglehold on the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong
Kong Open title when he beat Karim Darwish in straight games in
today's final of the seventh PSA World Series squash event of the
year to become the first English winner of the prestigious trophy since Peter
Nicol in 2002.
28-year-old third seed from Leeds was in awesome form - reaching the final
without dropping a game, then dispatching second seed Darwish 11-5, 11-9,
11-4 in 53 minutes on an all-glass court at the Hong Kong Cultural
Centre to clinch his first PSA Tour title since January 2010 and end a
run of five successive runner-up finishes over the period.
Malaysia's world champion and world number one Nicol
David recorded her 35th consecutive win and collected her 7th
title in a row.
 James Willstrop (ENG) bt  Karim Darwish (EGY) 11-5, 11-9, 11-4
 Nicol David (Mas) bt  Raneem El Weleily (Egy) 11/5, 11/4, 11/9
 James Willstrop (ENG) bt  Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 11-9, 11-9, 11-1
 Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) 11-3, 11-8, 11-2
Joshna and Dipika
lost in the 1st round of the Women's Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial
Hong Kong Open the $74,000 WISPA World Tour squash event - the seventh
WISPA Gold championship of the year - in Hong Kong.
India's Joshna Chinappa ended 17-year-old
brave run in the Women's Chairman's Cup in
Hong Kong when she
beat the local qualifier in quarter-finals of the $16,000 WISPA World
Tour squash event at the Hong Kong Squash Centre.
But she lost to Jaclyn Hawkes(NZ)
11-9, 11-8, 11-8 in the semi finals.
beat Donna Urquhart 11-6, 7-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5.
Ghosal lost in the 1st Round to Thierry Lincou of France seeded
no 8 & France 2004 winner in the $1,45,000 PSA Super Series Platanium
Event, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open held on all glass court at Hong
Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Hongkong. In the Qualifying Rounds he
had beaten Campbell Grayson of New Zealand and also Answon Kwong of
Pallikal also lost Emma Beddoes of England in the Final Qualifying Round
after she had won her First Round Qualifier where she had defeated
Victoria Lust of England 3-1.
All Results: 1st Round Saurav Ghosal lost to Thierry Lincou (FRA) 7-11, 8-11, 3-11 Qualifying Final Round:
Saurav Ghosal beat Campbell Grayson(NZL) 10-12, 11-2, 11-7, 11-3
Saurav Ghosal beat Answon Kwong (HK) 11-8, 11-7, 11-8. Women Qualifying Finals: Dipika Pallikal lost to Emma Beddoes 8-11, 11-13, 11-9, 9-11
Dipika Pallikal beat Victoria Lust 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 (35m).
Ritwik goes down
fighting in Hong Kong Open (Article in Mid-day, October 19,
India’s top-ranked squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya went out
fighting in the first round of the prestigious Hong Kong Open yesterday.
The world number 43 went down in four games 5-11, 4-11, 12-10, 5-11 to
world number 11, Egyptian Karim Darwish. The London-based Bhattacharya had
fought valiantly against Aaron Franckomb of Australia to qualify for the
“I let him get away to big leads in practically every
game and that proved to be costly in the end,” Bhattacharya said.
Rishi Tandon turned out
to be the sole title winner from the Indian contingent at the Hong Kong
Squash Open that ended on Friday. He beat Kevin Cheug, 9-2, 9-1, 9-1 for
the Under-11 Title. In the boys under-13 event Akshay Deepak ended runners
up, losing to Cheong Ka Wah (Mal) 3-9, 2-9, 0-9. Ishaan Advani was the 2nd
runners up under 11 category.
Boys’ U-19: Anson Kwong bt Chin Ho Fun 9-2, 10-9, 9-2, U-17: Leo
Au bt Asyraf Azan (Mal) 9-4, 9-6, 9-5, U-15: Ivan Yuen bt Kwok Chun Lok
9-0, 9-0, 9-1, Girls’ U-19: Joey Chan bt Annie Au- 9-1, 10-9, 9-4, U-17:
Leung Shin Nga bt Dororothy Ko 9-5, 9-0, 9-4 U-15: Rachel Goh (Mal) bt Low
wee Nee 9-2, 8-10, 9-7, 9-5, U-13: Tan Yan Xin (Mal) bt Kwai Fai 9-7, 9-4,
9-6, U-11: Ho Ka Po bt Chu Ka Hei 9-4, 9-2, 9-1