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Low Wee Wern wins in Singapore

Low Wee Wern wins in Singapore

Low Wee Wern produces A-game on final day to win Singapore title By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seed Low Wee Wern put on her A-game on the final day to comfortably see off the challenge of second seeded Lee Ka Yi of Hong Kong in straight games. The 28-year old [...]

December 1, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi to contest in Singapore final

Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi to contest in Singapore final

Young Indians run halted by top seeds By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi will play for the title here in Singapore tomorrow after both saw off their surprise Indian opponents. Wee Wern staved off the challenge of teenager Sunayna Kuruvilla, while Ka Yi [...]

November 30, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Tanvi Khanna and Sunayna Kuruvilla upset the seeding to go into last four By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It was a good day for India on quarter-finals day as both their representatives took out higher ranked opponents. Tanvi Khanna got the ball rolling for the team, taking out Malaysia’s Jessica Keng, [...]

November 29, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Tanvi Khanna leads a trio of upsets in Singapore By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor India’s Tanvi Khanna continued her giant-killing run at the Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open, taking out fourth seed Colette Sultana in straight games. Her win today is her second consecutive upset, after taking out the ninth seed yesterday. [...]

November 28, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

No joy for local hopefuls By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open 2018 kicked off this afternoon with five local hopefuls aiming to progress into the next round. Things did not start great for the hosts as Yukino Tan was forced to pull out after spraining her ankle [...]

November 27, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag produces masterclass performance to capture his first Qatar Classic trophy By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Ali Farag today produced a well thought out masterclass performance to deconstruct the German tree chopper Simon Rosner in straight games to capture his first Qatar Classic trophy. Playing to a full house in [...]

November 2, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Ali Farag to face off with Simon Rosner in Qatar Classic final

Ali Farag to face off with Simon Rosner in Qatar Classic final

Farag avenges Momen defeat while Rosner chops Elias By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Ali Farag, the Egyptian world number two will face Germany’s world number two Simon Rosner in the final of the Qatar Classic tomorrow after the pair won their semi-final matches against Tarek Momen and Diego Elias respectively. Farag [...]

November 1, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Diego Elias ejects Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar

Diego Elias ejects Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar

Elias dethrones ElShorbagy for his maiden Platinum semis berth By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The “Peruvian Puma” Diego Elias reached his first Platinum level semi-final at the Qatar Classic and what better way to do it than to take out the defending champion and world number one Mohamed ElShorbagy. It’s even [...]

October 31, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Joel Makin hits another milestone at the Qatar Classic

Joel Makin hits another milestone at the Qatar Classic

Joel Makin gatecrashes into his first Platinum quarters By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor There seems to be no stopping Joel Makin as he takes out yet another higher seed to make his maiden Platinum level quarter-final here at the Qatar Classic. The 24-year-old beat France’s ex-world number six Mathieu Castagnet in [...]

October 30, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Another milestone win for Makin By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Joel Makin provided the first major upset of the Qatar Classic after dispatching fifth seed Miguel Angel Rodriquez in the longest match of the tournament so far. It was definitely not an easy day for the seeds as sixth seed and [...]

October 29, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

First batch of seeds move into last sixteen in Qatar

First batch of seeds move into last sixteen in Qatar

Shorbagy overcomes tricky Yip to lead seeds into last sixteen By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Bristol-based Mohamed Elshorbagy began his title defence with a hard fought and at times, tricky victory over Hong Kong’s Yip Tsz Fung at the Khalifa Sports Complex. The world number one and three time champion [...]

October 28, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow breaks local hearts

Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow breaks local hearts

Ng Eain Yow ends Abdulla Al Tamimi’s run in Qatar By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysian number two Ng Eain Yow claimed his first win in a PSA Platinum event this evening after breaking local hearts and stunning Qatar’s number one Abdulla Al Tamimi. The former world junior champion, ranked 18 [...]

October 27, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The World Squash Day was celebrated with much fanfare here in South East Asia, with nations such as Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand doing their bid to share the beauty of our sport in their own respective [...]

October 16, 2018 Alex Wan Growing the game, News 0

Sun, sea, lots of beer and great squash in Thailand

Sun, sea, lots of beer and great squash in Thailand

Sanjay Singh and Satomi Watanabe win in Pattaya By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It may not be a PSA World Tour event, but the lure of the sun, white sandy beaches and lots of free beer was too good an offer to refuse. Boasting a total prize money of close to [...]

October 2, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

India stun top seeds Malaysia in Asian Games

India stun top seeds Malaysia in Asian Games

India ejects Nicol David-led Malaysian team while new champion to be crowned in men’s By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hong Kong will be in a good position to hunt for more gold as both their men and women’s teams won their semi-final ties. Having won the men’s individual gold through Leo [...]

August 31, 2018 Alex Wan News 0