Inter IIT – Squash Meet


While the national circuit was getting ready for the Kingfisher 57th Senior Nationals Squash Championship – 2009 that was co-hosted at the Defence Services Officers Institute and Delhi Gymkhana Clubs another Squash event was being played not so far away.

Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur was hosting Inter IIT Sports Meet in is 50th year of exsistance. Squash was a demo sport and being played at another level all together. To know more please click on the following link……

Inter IIT-Squash Meet

Kingfisher Senior National Draws


57th Kingfisher Senior National Draws are available for download. Please click on the link….

Ramy Ashour tricks Nick Mathew with Punj Lloyd Title


The missing intensity of both the semi-finals of yesterday history. Today was going to be a new day and sure it was with the local Squash fraternity witnessing intensly conteste four game final that lasted close to 80 minutes.

Sports 4 Health & Noida Squash that become the first web portals to cover the championship on a daily basis. Special features included ON-LINE scores from the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters as the matches got played in Mumbai. This came courtesy PSALIVE Tv.

We would like to thank Steve Cubbins and Fram for some great photographs that were reproduced here for the benefit of our valued viewrs. We hope that both Steve and Fram will not mind our being able to bring this news before the Iconic SquashSite.

 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters

 Finals

 Nick Mathew (Eng) vs.

 Ramy Ahsour (Egy)

 Ramy Started of flying away with the first four points when the match saw its first handout. Nick managed one point the  loosing the service again. This continued with both players sharing the momentum. However, the first 4 points were decisive and Ramy closed the game 11/6.

After sharing the initial momentum in the second game Nick ran away with six straight points and that is what made him win the game. Six points lead was never going to be easy for even a player like Ramy to wipe off.  Though at 10/4 he manged five but eventually the pressure and one error cost him the match 11/9.

The third was more of hand in and hand out situation. With each player winning points on regular interval, until 9/7 with Nick leading – Ramy snatched the initiative and won the next four points straight to win 11/7

In the fourth game Ramy started where he had left snatching the momentum and winning the first 3 points straight. This game was to see momentum being snatched by respective players for more than one or two points. At 3/0 Nick took the next 5 points when Ramy took the next 2 to level scores before Nick added two to lead 7/5.

The next few points were shared one each by both when at 9/7 with Nick leading – Ashour took the next four points to win the game and match.

 

 

Punj Lloyd Semi Finals


The Semi-Finals at Punj Lloyd PSA Masters got over in less than 2 hours. For the excitement the tournament generated perhaps this was not a HIGH. But the championship in itself saw many highs.

Both the semis were played between players from same country – while Egyptian Ramy played Shaban in the first it was Englands Nick Mathew playing Perter Barker in the other.

The all egyptian semi final saw the younger Ramy get the better of senior meastro Amar Shabana in a match that did not go to the wire.  A 44 minute encounter saw Ramy focus on his game despite some argments with the refs.

The first two games actually were spectacular with both playing the highest quality of Egyptian squash attacking, picking up, reflex, angles and what you may. The two gamse were shared with Ramy winning the first 11/9 and Shabana coming back to take the second 13/15.

 However, sometime during the second Shabana slipped and hurt his hamstring – and it was this twitch that kept bothering him in the third where he did manage to put up a fight but he was making errors and most of his timing was off all volley kills getting the tin.

Shabana lost the third 11/8 and the fourth was merely a formality which Ramy wond very comfortably 11/2. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Second semi finals was no better with it getting over in three games. 

This was English squash played to perfection with both players playing tight and waiting for the opening. The momentum was with Barker in the begining and despite leading 8/3 one just saw Nick Mathew rally around and come back and take the game away 13/11 for no fault of Peter.

The game over Nick never let Peter Baker settle and snatched away the other two games quiet easily 11/6  & /5 – this match was again over in 55 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Over to the FINALS now……

Gaultier Out of Punj Lloyd PSA Masters


Top Seed and currently World No. 2 Gregory Gaultier made early exit after loosing his first round match at the Bombay Gymkhana and so did local challenger Ritwik Bhattacharya.

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DAY TWO ACTION @ MUMBAI

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DAY ONE TO SAURAV GHOSAL

If day one was great for the home crowd as Saurav Ghosal upset World 15th seed Australias Cameron Pillay (3-1).

Saurav plays well within himself and it is the compactness of his stroke making and sharp mind that sometimes outwits his opponents. Which is exactly how it happened on day one.

The first two games were taken by Saurav with absolute ease 11/8. 11/2 that at one stage while viewing the LIVE SCORES courtesy (PSA LIVE & Sports 4 Health) it appeared that he will beat Pillay straight 3-0. Cameron fought back to take the thrid 10/12 and briefly led in the fourth game putting us all on the edge before Saurav won some 5 – 6 points straight to wrap up 11/8 in the final game.

  

 

 

 

                 ………….AND OMAR MOSAAD

The  other upset of Day One was the victory of Mosaad over Wael El Hindi the World No. 11.

In this all Egyptian match Omar Mosaad after loosing the first game 10/12 came from behind to take the next three 11/8, 11/9 and 12/10 in a match that lasted little less than 70 minutes.

Wael El Hindi who loves to dictate the pace of the game was at it from the go. But it was Omar who was picking up everything extremely consistently.  El Hindi was never looking into the match even after winning the first one and at the end ot the match was first to confess that despite his top physical condition on the day it was perhaps the lack of focus that made him loose the match.

WHO WILL LIFT PUNJ LLOYD PSA MASTER’S TITLE


This year it is India’s chance to host the last big PSA event for 2009 through the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters being hosted at the Bombay Gymkhana club.

While all the other players are arriving Top Seeded and World No. 1 Karim Darwish has had to pull out of the event due to a back injury.

Today’s fixtures will see Indian No. 1 Saurav Ghosal play Australian (World No. 15) Cameron Pilley. In other matches the following seeded players are likely to get into action…

  • 3/4 Amr Shabana (Egypt) vs Mathieu Castagnet (France)    @ 1730 hrs
  • 9/16 Cameron Pilley (Australia) vs. Saurav Ghosal (Inida)  @ 1630 hrs
  • 3/4 Ramy Ashour (Egypt) vs Hisham Md. Ashour (Egypt)   @ 1930 hrs
  • 9/16 Md El Shorbagy (Egypt) vs Md. Azlan Iskander (Mal)  @ 2030 hrs

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