At Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
Hong Kong China, 1-8 December 2013
Joshna Chinappa Charges Into
Maiden World Series Quarter-Final In Hong Kong: 5 Dec 13
India's Joshana Chinappa pulled off a sensational
second successive upset in today's second round of the
Women's Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong
Open to claim her first ever quarter-final berth in a
WSA World Series event.
After making her
breakthrough in the first round where she upset No7 seed
Natalie Grinham, the 27-year-old from Mumbai today
stunned Denmark's No15 seed Line Hansen 12-10, 11-8,
9-11, 11-5 in 44 minutes to become the only unseeded
player to reach the last eight of the final World Series
Gold event of the year at theHong Kong Squash Centre.
Quarter-finals:  Nicol David
(MAS) v  Jenny Duncalf (ENG)  Alison Waters
(ENG) v Joshana Chinappa (IND)  Raneem El Welily
(EGY) v  Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)  Laura
Massaro (ENG) v  Annie Au (HKG)
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
Ramy reclaim his men’s title in Hongkong Open: 2/12/2012
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
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)
Qualifying Finals: Harshit Kaur Jawanda (Ind) bt Ho Ching Chan (Hkg) 11/5, 13/11, 4/11,
Pallikal wins third WISPA crown of year in Hong Kong: 18/12/2011
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.
Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong
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.
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).