Central Gauteng Squash Open results

Central Gauteng Squash Open

Parkview Squash Centre


Results : Women: Qualifying 2nd Round: Sachika Ingale (Ind) bt Lume Landman 10-12 15-13 11-6 11-7, Lauren Siddall bt Karen Schultz 11-4 11-4 11-7, Katie Smith (Eng) bt Alexa Pienaar 12-10 11-13 11-9  5-11 14-12, Farrah Sterne bt Hannah Shipley (Eng) 11-5 11-7 11-5.

Men: 1st Round: 1- Aqeel Rehman (Aut) bt Haseeb Gul (Pak) 11-3 11-3 11-8, Hesham Aly (Egy) bt Mubarak Mohsin (Pak) 11-7 12-10 11-9, Oliver Pett (Eng) bt Baba Ajagbe(Nig) 11-9 11-5 11-3, Kyle Maree bt 6- Anthony Continue reading


Le Roux Makes It Ten In Paris

South African Shaun le Roux celebrated the tenth PSA World Tour title success of his career when he beat England’s Ben Coleman in the final of the IG Open de Paris, thePSA Challenger 10 squash event in its second year at Société Sportive de Jeu de Paume et de Racquets in the French capital.

It was disappointing outcome for Coleman, however, after the sixth seed from Essex scored one of the best wins of his life when he upset second-seeded Malaysian 
Ivan Yuen 8-11, 14-12, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9 in the semi-finals. 

The 105-minute battle proved to be his longest-ever win on the Tour – but Coleman was denied his first ever title triumph on his 23rd birthday. Continue reading



RESULTS: Women’s NSA Open, Pretoria, South Africa
1st round:
Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY) bt [Q] Lume Landman (RSA) 11-4, 11-4, 11-3 (28m)
Lauren Siddall (ENG) bt [5] Cheyna Tucker (RSA) 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (30m)
Milnay Louw (RSA) bt [Q] Elani Landman (RSA) 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-4 (30m)
Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt [7] Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 11-2, 11-5, 11-9
Nadine Ayman Shahin (EGY) bt Julie Lee (RSA) 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 (25m)
Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt Katie Smith (ENG) 11-4, 11-3, 11-7 (21m)
Farrah Sterne (RSA) bt [8] Julia Lecoq (FRA) 11-13, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (45m)
Lisa Aitken (ENG) bt Franziska Hennes (GER) 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 (55m) Continue reading

Ford Grabs Pretoria Prize

England’s Tom Ford kicked off his five-week squash tour of South Africa in the best possible way – reaching his first PSA World Tour final, and then clinching the NSA Open title in Pretoria as the third seed.

Ranked outside the world’s top 100, the 20-year-old from Cheltenham made his breakthrough in the 
PSA Challenger 5 event in its second year at the Pretoria Country Club when he upset top seed Aqeel Rehman, the 28-year-old world No90 from Austria, in the semi-finals.

His opponent in the final was 
Muhammad Saqib Yousaf, the 22-year-old from No.4 seed from Pakistan who also survived a four-game semi to make the climax, the second Tour final of his career.

“The final was close in the first game,” said tournament promoter 
Steven Doëg. Continue reading


Task forces and project manager introduced by IOC to combat Rio 2016 crisis

Task forces and project manager introduced by IOC to combat Rio 2016 crisis

Thomas Bach explained various measures to be taken by the IOC following the Executive Board Meeting over the last two days

Task forces covering three different areas, the appointment of a project manager and greater collaboration with key stakeholders are among measures outlined by the International Olympic Committee to combat fears over preparations for Rio 2016. Continue reading

Northerns Open Squash Championships

Pretoria Country Club
South African players unless otherwise mentioned.
Results: Women: 1st Round: 1- Salma Ahmed(Egy) bt Lume Landman (11-4 11-4 11-3, Lauren Siddall bt 5-Cheyna Tucker  11-9 11-4 11-4, 4- Milnay Louw bt Elani Landman 1—9 8-11 11-7 11-4, Nouran El Tourky (Egy) bt 7 – Alexandra Fuller 11-2 11-5 11-7, 6- Nadine Shain (Egy) bt Julie Lee 11-4 11-7 11-7, 3- Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt Katie Smith (Eng) 11-4 11-3 11-7, Farrah Sterne bt 8- Julia Lecoq(Fr) 11-13 11-9 11-9 11-7, 2-Lisa Aitken (Eng) bt Fransika Hennes Ger) 6-11 11-8 11-8 8-11 11-5.
Men : Second Round : 1 Aqeel Rehman (Aut) bt Sanjay Singh (Mas) 11-6 5-11 11-1 11-9, 7-J P Britz bt Kyle Maree 11-4 14-12 6-11 11-0, 5-Thoboki Mohohlo bt Ahsan Ayaz (Pak) 11-7 12-14 11-3 11-7, 3-Tom Ford (Eng) bt Nell van der Merwe 11-6 11-4 11-1, 4- Mohammed Yousaf (Pak) bt Ray Simbule (Zam) 6-11 11-6 7-11 11-6 11-7, Michael Wood bt 8- Arthur Moineau (Fra) 11-6 11-5 11-9, Piedro Schweertman (Ned0 bt Oliver Pett (eng) 9-11 11-5 11-1 8-11 12-10, Amaad Fareed (Pak) 2-Tayyab Aslam (Pak) 12-10 11-2 11-7 Continue reading

Northern Ontario Open

Sudbury Canada
S A National champion, Steve Coppinger won the 2014 Northern Ontario Open  when he beat Egyptian Marwan El Shorbagy 11-6 13-11 11-4  in the final played at the Sudbury YMCA  at the weekend.
Seeded second Coppinger had accounted for 5th seed Joe Lee (England) in straight games in the semi-final while Shorbagy had been extended to 89 minutes and a gruelling five games in his win over the top seed Adriaan Grant, also of Engand.
Final : 2 – Steve Coppinger (RSA) bt 3-Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy) 11-6 13-11 11-4
Semi-finals: 2- Coppinger bt  5- J Lee (Eng) 13-11 11-3 12-10; 3-Shorbagy bt 1- A Grant (Eng) 6-11 1-0-12 11-9 11-4 11-7

World Squash Rankings

April World Squash Rankings
The latest world rankings released this week by the  Men’s and Women’s Professional Squash Associations  see S A National champions Steve Coppinger and Siyoli Waters ranked at 24 and 34 respectively.
Coppinger together with Shaun le Roux 53, Clinton Leeuw 94, Thoboki Mohohlo 153 and Jean-Pier Brits at 176  sees South Africa with 5 players in the top 200.
Waters, runner-up in the Tswalu S A National Women’s Doubles last week, also heads  4 South Africans in the women’s top 100.  Northerns player’, Milnay Louw is at 63 with Gautenger Cheyna Tucker on 83 and Alexandra Fuller (Western Province) sitting on 91.