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Malaysian trio head to US for college squash

Malaysian trio head to US for college squash

Malaysian youngsters quit national team for college squash By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysian youngsters Teh Min Jie, Zoe Foo and Marcus Sim recently quit the national team to take up offers from American institutions to play college squash. TThe trio, who were all part of the successful CIMB Foundation junior [...]

August 19, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Tributes pour in for popular Ronald Fauvel

Tributes pour in for popular Ronald Fauvel

In loving memory of Ronald Fauvel A collection of memoirs for the Structural Integrator By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   For Sandra, Antoni and Giovanni – The Dubai Opera House where the PSA World Series Finals is held right now would be missing a familiar voice. The voice of Ronald Fauvel [...]

June 7, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Nicol David and Ivan Yuen bag Malaysian national titles

Nicol David and Ivan Yuen bag Malaysian national titles

Ivan Yuen bags his first national title and Nicol David makes a winning return By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor World number 43 Ivan Yuen bagged his first ever Malaysian national title after a gruelling 97-minute cruncher against the higher ranked and defending champion Nafiizwan Adnan, while eight-time world champion Nicol David [...]

May 28, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Satomi Watanabe nets her maiden title in Manila

Satomi Watanabe nets her maiden title in Manila

Japanese teenager wins her maiden PSA title in Manila By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Japan’s young rising star Satomi Watanabe clinched her maiden PSA tour title as she triumphed over Wales’ Deon Saffrey in a 73-minute thriller at the final of the 2017 Nissan Makati Open in Manila, Philippines. After taking [...]

May 22, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Max Lee and Joshana Chinappa are new Asian champions

Max Lee and Joshana Chinappa are new Asian champions

First time Asian champions crowned in “hot” fashion By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Max Lee of Hong Kong and India’s Joshana Chinappa were crowned Asian for the first time today at the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, India amidst boiling temperatures as the air conditioning did not seem to be working [...]

April 30, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Four Singapore titles for Vivian Rhamanan and Mao Shi Hui

Four Singapore titles for Vivian Rhamanan and Mao Shi Hui

Experience tells in Singapore finals By ALEX WAN – Editor, Squash Mad Asian Bureau   Seasoned campaigners Vivian Rhamanan and Mao Shi Hui both won their fourth Singapore national titles respectively after both took out their much younger compatriots and first time finalists at the National Squash Centre in Kallang. After the event was not [...]

April 25, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Hong Kong and Malaysia lead charge in Asian Squash Federation awards

Hong Kong and Malaysia lead charge in Asian Squash Federation awards

Hong Kong and Malaysia dominate Asian awards By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hong Kong and Malaysia led the honours in the annual Asian Squash Federation Performance and Coaching Awards, with India, Iran, China and Macau also getting recognition. Hong Kong’s top professionals Max Lee and Annie Au won top accolades as [...]

April 4, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

India denies Malaysian double at Asian Junior Teams

India denies Malaysian double at Asian Junior Teams

Malaysian and India come out tops at Asian Junior Team Champs By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seeds Malaysia and India both justified their top seeding after winning their respective finals with an identical 2-0 score line at the Hong Kong Squash Centre. In the girls’ event, Malaysia retained the title [...]

February 5, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Delia Arnold hangs up her racket to move on with life

Delia Arnold hangs up her racket to move on with life

Delia Arnold retires after 14 years on tour By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Former British Open semi-finalist Delia Arnold announced her immediate retirement from the game earlier last week. The world number 17 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, handed in her resignation letter to the Malaysian Director of Coaching, Major (r) S. [...]

January 9, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Top seeds win Singapore Open premier titles

Top seeds win Singapore Open premier titles

Ivan Yuen and Teh Min Jie win premier titles in Singapore By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – Ivan Yuen and Teh Min Jie both justified their top billing at the 2016 Old Chang Kee-Marigold Singapore Open as both walked out victories in their respective men’s and women’s premier finals. Ivan [...]

December 4, 2016 Alex Wan News, Squash Around The World 0

HK’s Tang Ming Hong wins maiden PSA title in Singapore

HK’s Tang Ming Hong wins maiden PSA title in Singapore

Maiden PSA title for Tang in Singapore By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – Hong Kong’s Tang Ming Hong picked up his maiden PSA title today after seeing off experienced Malaysian Elvinn Keo in an exciting five-game thriller. The 23-year old who is currently at his career-high ranking of 141 previously [...]

December 4, 2016 Alex Wan News 0

Elvinn Keo halts Gurshan Singh in Singapore

Elvinn Keo halts Gurshan Singh in Singapore

Elvinn Keo halts Gurshan Singh’s fine run in Singapore By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – Elvinn Keo halted the fine run of qualifier Gurshan Singh’s run at the 2016 Old Chang Kee-Marigold Singapore Open when he beat the Perak-born lad in straight games 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 in 25 minutes. Victory [...]

December 3, 2016 Alex Wan News 0

Gurshan Singh marches into semis in Singapore

Gurshan Singh marches into semis in Singapore

Gurshan Singh marches into semis in dramatic style By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – Malaysia is assured of a finalist on Sunday after Gurshan Singh and Elvinn Keo both won their quarter final matches in contrasting fashion. While Elvinn Keo completely outplayed his Korean opponent, Gurshan Singh had to save [...]

December 2, 2016 Alex Wan News 0

Top seed ejected in Singapore

Top seed ejected in Singapore

Top seed ejected by fellow countryman in Singapore By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – Top seed Wong Chi Him of Hong Kong was shown the exit by fellow countryman Henry Leung in four games at the opening round of the 2016 Old Chang Kee-Marigold Singapore Open. The 21-year old outplayed [...]

December 1, 2016 Alex Wan News 0

Qualifying seeds check into main draw in Singapore

Qualifying seeds check into main draw in Singapore

Sanjay Singh leads seeds onto main draw in Singapore By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – The qualifying finals went all went to seeding this evening at the Kallang Squash Centre. Qualifying top seed Sanjay Singh Chal of Malaysia checked into the main draw in style after stopping giant-killing local Chua [...]

November 30, 2016 Alex Wan News 0