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SQUASH - Int News 12 Apr, 2024

Father Thomas and Son Patrick become US Masters Champions
Sports DeskISLAMABAD: Thomas Bedore and Patrick Bedore became the first father and son champions after winning the titles of the US Masters together in the 112-year history of the National Singles of Unites States of America (USA).The Bedore family’s historic performance follows an already impressive 2023 tournament where Thomas–a five-time champion–reached the 65+ semifinals and Patrick reached the 35+ final. Newly aged into the 70+ division as the two seed and coached by his son, Thomas came back from 2-0 down against top seed Richard von Hirschberg to clinch the title 10-12, 9-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-6. In the last final of the day, Patrick avenged his 2023 35+ final loss against Ashraf Yassin in a close final 16-14, 13-11, 11-9 to capture his first national title.

SQUASH - Int News 12 Apr, 2024

World Junior Squash: Pakistan to defend men’s single title
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: There are just three months to go until this year’s WSF World Junior Squash Championships, which are taking place in Houston Squash Club, Houston Texas United States of America (USA) from July 12 to 23, 2024. This year’s championships, which will comprise of an individual and team competition, will feature concurrent men’s and women’s team events for the first time in event history.Last year’s championships, which took place in Melbourne, Australia, Egypt’s Amina Orfi won her second individual title and led Egypt to victory in the team event, while Hamza Khan ended Pakistan’s 37-year wait for a title in the men’s individual event. The last edition of the men’s team event took place in Nancy, France in 2022, where England defeated Egypt 2-1.

SQUASH - Int News 11 Apr, 2024

Pakistani players produce remarkable results in Australia Junior
Sports Bulletin ReportMelbourne (Australia): Pakistani players clinched gold and bronze medals in the Australia Junior Squash Championship 2024 held at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre at Albert Park, Victoria.In a display of outstanding skill and perseverance, Pakistani players, both boys and girls, dominated the courts throughout the tournament, culminating in impressive victories on the final day.Additionally, Mohammad Harmas Ali Raja in Under 11, Fawad Khan in Under 13, and Azaan Ali Khan in Under 15 categories have secured bronze medals in the championship.Results (finals):Boys’ U13: Huzaifa Shahid (PAK) beat Gng Hung Yu (AUS) 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-2)Boys’ U15: Yahya Khan (PAK) beat Henry Kross (AUS) 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-3)Boys’ U17: Ibrahim Zeb (PAK) beat Brodie Bennett (NZ) 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 11-6)Girls’ U13: Mahnoor Ali (PAK) beat Emily Senior (Malaysian) 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-4)Girls’ U17: Mehwish (PAK) beat Erin Wyllie (Malaysian) 3-2 (10-12, 11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6)

SQUASH - Int News 09 Apr, 2024

Australia Junior Squash: 6 boys, 2 Pakistan girls move into next round
Sports Bulletin ReportMelbourne (Australia): Six Pakistani boys and a couple of girls moved into the next round of the Australia Junior Squash Championship 2024 by winning their respective matches here at Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre Albert Park, Victoria on Tuesday.Results (Pakistan’s Matches):Boys’ U11: Mohammad Ahrmas (Pak) beat Hankin leung (AUS) 11-4, 11-1, 11-1 (16mins)Boys’ U13: Huzaifa Shahid (Pak) beat Lee Man He (Malaysia) 11-2, 11-5, 11-1 (16mins)Mohammad Fawad Khan (Pakistan) beat Kai Dumbleton (Australia) 11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (3-0)Boys’ U15: Azan Ali Khan beat Zac Lain 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (18mins)Yahya Khan beat Joel Roshan 11-4 11-7 11 7-11 12-10 (35mims)Boys’ U17: Ibrahim Zeb beat Ethan 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (24mins)Girls’ U13: Mahnoor Ali beat Gizela Josif 11-2, 11-3, 11-3 (15mins)Girls U17: Mehwish Ali beat Edam Alma 11-5, 11-7, 11-5 (22 mins)

SQUASH - Int News 08 Apr, 2024

Australia Junior Squash: Pakistani players take start with a bang
Under-15 Syeda Sarah Ali earns a thrilling victory against host girl June Steel 3-2Sports Bulletin ReportMelbourne (Australia): Pakistani boys and girls started their campaign in the Australia Junior Squash Championship 2024 in style by registering impressive victories on the opening day here at Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre Albert Park, Victoria on Monday.Results of Pakistan matches:Boys’ U11: Ahrmas Ali (Pak) beat Nathan Lin (Aus) 11-1, 11-1, 11-3 (14 mins)Boys’ U13: Huzaifa Shahid (Pak) beat Daniel Webb (Aus) 11-6, 11-4, 11-8 (23 mins)Mohammad Fawad Khan (Pak) beat Lockie Jones (Aus) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4, (17 mins)Boys’ U15: Azan Ali Khan (Pak) beat Max Jones (Aus) 11-2 11-4 11-2 (15mins)Yahya Khan (Pak) beat Olly Collier (AUS) 11-3, 11-8, 11-8 (19 mins)Boy's U17: Ibrahim Zeb (Pak) beat Phillip H chow (Aus) 11-3, 11-3, 11-2 (21 mins)Girls’ U13: Mahnoor Ali beat Yashica Jiwa (Aus) 11-2, 11-1, 11-1 (18 mins)Girls’ U15: Syeda Sarah Ali (Pak) beat June steel (Aus) 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10 (37mins)Girls’ U17: Mehwish Ali (Pak) beat Limeetha Sai (MAS) 11-4, 12-10, 11-5 (24 mins)

SQUASH - Int News 02 Apr, 2024

Pakistan to participate in WSF World Junior Squash Championships
46 nations to compete for titles, England to defend men’s, Egypt women’s titleAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: Besides Pakistan 45 other nations will participate in the WSF World Junior Team, and Individual Championships, which will roll into action on July 12, 2024, at Houston Squash Club, United States of America (USA).A record number of 46 teams will fight for the top honour in the 12-day international squash showpiece. Competitions will wrap up on July 23 at the same venue under the banner of World Squash Federation (WSF). During the World Junior Team Championships, national federation squads of four players aged under 19 compete against each other in individual matches, with the first team to win two matches winning the tie.This year’s championships will feature a men’s and women’s event being held simultaneously for the first time in tournament history. In the men’s event, 27 teams are set to compete, the joint-fifth most in event history while in the women’s, there will be 19 teams, the joint-second most after the 2005 championships, which saw 20 teams compete.This year, 16 federations will send both a men’s and women’s team, including hosts USA, defending men’s champions England, and defending women’s champions Egypt. This year’s championships will also see debuts for the Philippines and Macau, China, with both federations sending a men’s team for the first time.Names of participating countries (46): Australia (Both), Brazil (Both), Canada (Both), Chinese Taipei (Both), Colombia (Both), Czech Republic (Men’s), Egypt (Both), England (Both), France (Both), Germany (Both), Guyana (Men’s), Hong Kong, China (Both), India (Both), Ireland (Both), Japan (Both), Korea (Men’s), Kuwait (Men’s), Macau, China (Men’s), Malaysia (Both), New Zealand (Both), Pakistan (Both), Philippines (Men’s), Scotland (Women’s), South Africa (Both), Spain (Men’s), Sweden (Men’s), Switzerland (Men’s), USA (Both)

SQUASH - Int News 20 Feb, 2024

Houston Open Squash: Mohammad Huzaifa Ibrahim wins U19 title
Mohammad Huzaifa Ibrahim outclasses American lad Christian Capella in straight games 3-0Sports Bulletin Report Houston (USA): Pakistan Squash Player, Mohammad Huzaifa Ibrahim has won the title of Houston Open Under -19 Squash Championship 2024 by defeating American player Christian Capella in straight games 3-0 in the final here at Houston Squash Arena Texas, United States of America (USA). The final score-line was 11-4, 11-8, and 12-10.It is pertinent to mention here that in the semifinal, Mohammad Huzaifa Ibrahim ousted Rustin Wiser of America 3-2 after a tough competition with game scores of 3-1, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, and 12-10. With this victory, Mohammad Huzaifa succeeded in winning the 35th international title overall. 

SQUASH - Int News 09 Dec, 2023

Rayyan reaches final of Redtone Juniors Squash Championship
Sports Bulletin ReportKuala Lumper (Malaysia): Rayyan Zaman of Pakistan qualified for the final of the Under-9 age group category of the Redtone Junior Squash Championship 2023 at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.In the semifinal, Rayyan Zaman won against Mohammad Rizq Azman from Malaysia in Straight games 3-0. The final score-line was 11-9, 11-8, and 12-10. It is pertinent to mention here that Rayyan Zaman is the grand Son of former Squash world champion Qamar Zaman.

SQUASH - Int News 02 Dec, 2023

CAS International Squash Championship for Men’s & Women’s 2023
Three local guys Noor Zaman, Nasir Iqbal, and Mohammad Asim qualify for the semifinalsSports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Besides top seed lad, Ibrahim Elkabbani from Egypt three Pakistani players including Noor Zaman, Nasir Iqbal, and Mohammad Asim Khan qualified for the semifinals of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)-Serena Hotels International Squash Championship for Men, and Women after defeating their respective opponents at Mushaf Squash Complex Islamabad on Saturday.Results (Men’s Event):Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) beat Ong Sai Hung (MAS) 11-5, 11-7, 11-5 (27 min)Noor Zaman (PAK) beat Mohamed Nasser (EGY) 11-9, 1-11, 11-5, 11-2 (38 min)Nasir Iqbal (PAK) beat Amaad Fareed (PAK) 7-11, 11-1, 11-5, 11-4 (38 min)Mohammad Asim Khan (PAK) beat Khaled Labib (EGY) 11-9, 11-8, 12-10 (44 min)Results (Women’s Event):Nadien Elhammamy (EGY) beat Chan Yiwen (MAS) 12-10, 3-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-1 (50 min)Nour Ramy (EGY) beat Sana Bahadar (PAK) 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 (15 min)Amina el Rihany (EGY) beat Malak Samir (EGY) 11-4, 11-4, 13-11 (26 min)Nour Khafagy (EGY) beat Wong Po Yui Kirstie (HKG) 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5 (25 min).

SQUASH - Int News 02 Dec, 2023

CAS-Serena Hotels International Squash Championship
Noor Zaman overcomes compatriot Farhan Mehboob 3-2 in a thrilling contestAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: As many as 4 local and 4 foreign players moved into the quarterfinals of the ongoing Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)-Serena Hotels International Squash Championship for Men, and Women after defeating their respective challengers here at Mushaf Squash Complex on Friday.A duo of Pakistani squash lads Noor Zaman and Farhan Mehboob plundered the day by showing excellent game skills in the men’s event match that lasted 48 minutes, as the final score-line was 4-11, 11-2, 11-9, 10-12, and 11-9.Results (Men’s Event):Ong Sai Hung (MAS) beat Duncan Lee (MAS) 12-10, 11-5, 11-9 (37 min)Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) beat Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6 (125 min)Mohamed Nasser (EGY) beat Mohammad Abdul Qadir (PAK) 11-5, 2-11, 11-6, 11-5 (31 min)Noor Zaman (PAK) beat Farhan Mehboob (PAK) 4-11, 11-2, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9 (48 min)Nasir Iqbal (PAK) beat Seif El-Shenawy (EGY) 11-3, 11-3, 11-1 (16 min)Amaad Fareed (PAK) beat Wee Ming Hock (MAS) 11-8, 119-, 11-4 (32 min)Mohammad Asim Khan (PAK) beat Yassin Shohdy (EGY) 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 (24 min)Khaled Labib (EGY) beat Abdullah Nawaz (PAK) 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9 (66 min)Results (Women’s Event):Chan Yiwen (MAS) beat Rushna Mehboob (PAK) 11-7, 11-3, 11-5 (12 min)Nadien Elhammamy (EGY) beat Mehwish Ali (PAK) 11-2, 11-3, 11-8 (19 min)Sana Bahadar (PAK) beat Anam Mustafa Aziz (PAK) 9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 (25 min)Nour Ramy (EGY) beat Sadia Gul (PAK) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (18 min)Amina el Rihany (EGY) beat Saima Shoukat (PAK) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1 (11 min)Malak Samir (EGY) beat Thanusaa Uthrian (MAS) 9-11, 12-10, 13-11, 12-10 (37 min)Wong Po Yui Kirstie (HKG) beat Komal Khan (PAK) 11-4, 11-6, 11-2 (12 min)Nour Khafagy (EGY) beat Sarah Soudan (EGY) 11-7, 11-6, 11-2 (24 min).