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
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).