Shaun le Roux to meet qualifier in final

Qualifier Coleman Crashes Into Edmonton Climax

2 December 2012

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 15 ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Quarter-finals:
Shaun le Roux (RSA) bt Dane Sharp (CAN) 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6 (85m)
Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt [Q] Declan James (ENG) 11-8, 11-4, 11-7
[Q] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [3] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) 11-3, 12-10, 11-3
Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [1] Zac Alexander (AUS) 8-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-7, 11-8
Semi-finals:
Shaun le Roux (RSA) bt Steven Finitsis (AUS) 11-6, 7-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-4 (88m)
[Q] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt Farhan Zaman (PAK) 5-11, 9-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-7 (71m)

English qualifier Ben Coleman produced a series of stunning displays Continue reading

PSA & ASB Join Forces In Squash Innovation

The Professional Squash Association has signed an agreement with leading court manufacturer ASB to develop new initiatives to enhance the presentation of the sport.

An early result of the new partnership is the new dark floor installed in the latest ASB all-glass show court on which the semi-finals and finals of this week’s PSA World Series Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open will be played.

The unique court, which features doors in the sidewalls to eliminate the central door on the back wall, has been erected at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui.

It is this spectacular setting which will host the International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates who are visiting Hong Kong as part of the ‘inspection’ process to help determine which of the shortlisted sports Continue reading

The Knights depart on UK tour

The 26th Knights Team depart at 12h00 today (30th November) from O R Tambo airport for a highly intensive excursion in the UK lasting 45 days, which sees them playing 36 matches.

Captained by Craig Stephens, the team includes Esjee Robinson (NW), Mick Gouweloos (Midlands), Francois Cloete (North West) and Nell van der Merwe (Northerns).

Stephens, who hails from Parys, matriculated two years ago from Pretoria Boys High and is studying a BSC at Pretoria University. He represented South Africa at the 2010 World Junior Men’s Team and Individual Championships and has played for Northerns A side in the past two years at Jarvis.

“Old man” of the side at 25,  Robinson is  a MSC Masters student at Potchefstroom University. Starting squash at 15, Continue reading

Magic win for Steve in Hong Kong

SA’s Steve Coppinger won his first round match in the World Series Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The PSA website reported as follows: “The only upset came when South African Stephen Coppinger, given a last-minute place in the main draw after the withdrawal of Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema, battled back from a game down to beat Egypt’s world No11 Omar Mosaad 8-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-9 in 69 minutes.

The Cape Town-based world No24 will now take on England’s world No2 Nick Matthew. The second seed from Sheffield began his bid to reach the final for the first time since 2004 by beating German number one Simon Rosner 12-10, 12-10, 11-6 in 49 minutes.”

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Mixed fortunes for Team SA

Women’s World Team  Squash Championships

Nimes, France

In their first two matches in the pool event of The Women’s World Squash Team Championships being played in Nimes, France,  South Africa, seeded 14th met with mixed fortunes.

South Africa , captained by Siyoli Waters, had little difficulty in disposing of 26th seeds, Spain 3-0. Waters dropped only 14 points against the Spanish number 1, Marina de Juan winning through in straight games. New cap, Senade Haupt , a Tukkies student accounted for Christina Gomez also in straight games, while second string Milnay Louw dropped the first game against Xisela Aranda before regaining composure and winning the next three games.

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Tucker out of World Champs

Cheyna Tucker, who has jumped 20 places in the past 2 months on the world rankings, was 2 games all and 9 points all against England’s Victoria Bell on Saturday in the semi-finals of the Mackay Open in Australia when she seems to have torn her Achilles tendon. She is on her way back to South Africa for a final diagnosis. Tucker  has reached three consecutive semi-finals in 3 weekends.

Her place in the team will be taken by the non-travelling reserve Senade Haupt, a Tukkies student.

Liz Addison

Senade Haupt

392 play in Masters Doubles IPT

The biggest doubles tournament in South Africa – The SA Masters Interprovincial Doubles championships – will be hosted by Easterns Squash this weekend at various venues – Boksburg Squash Club, Benoni Country Club, Benoni Lake, Sunward Park, Kempton Park Country Club and Kempton Park Squash Club.

Former national players Craig van der Wath and Angie Clifton Parks (Easterns)  top the Continue reading

SA team to the Squash Women’s World Team Championships

Nimes, France, 12th– 17th November 2012

Siyoli Waters, presently ranked 48 in the world, will captain the South Africa women’s squash team at the World Team championships to be played in Nimes, France from 12th-17th November 2012.

Campaigning in Mexico, where she is seeded Continue reading