Malaysia’s world no.1 Nicol David (pic ri) beat England’s Jenny Duncalf, the world no.2, in straight games (11-6, 12-10, 12-10) in the Hong Kong Open final, to secure her 6th successive title triumph. The win boosts David’s career Tour tally to 47 titles, including six this year. After 90 action-packed minutes Egypt’s Ramy Ashour (pic le) took his 1st Hong Kong title, by beating Frenchman Greg Gaultier in a thrilling five-games encounter (10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9). This victory ensured Ashour’s return to the top of the PSA world rankings next month. It was the Egyptian’s 1st Super Series trophy of the year and it takes Ashour’s career PSA Tour title tally to 16.
Gaultier and Ashour to contest Hong Kong Open final!
Ramy Ashour (pic ri) is one step away from regaining his world no.1 ranking after beating fellow Egyptian Karim Darwish in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open. But the 22-year-old from Cairo will have to beat French rival Greg Gaultier (pic le) in to…
Darwish survived 2nd round Hong Kong encounter!
Former world no.1 Karim Darwish claimed his anticipated place in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open. The 4th-seeded Egyptian was taken the full distance before overcoming Australian Cameron Pilley in the 2nd round of the $147,500 event. Darwish, …
Peter Barker downs Nick Matthew in Hong Kong!
The English No.8 of the World, Peter Barker (pic), produced a major up-set in the Hong Kong quarter-finals, when he downed his compatriot and World No.1 Nick Matthew in four games (3-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5) in 55 minutes. Barker will meet Frenchman Greg …
Shabana aims for 6th title – Ashour to reclaim World no.1 spot!
Egypt’s Amr Shabana (pic) is ready for to win his 6th successive title in next week’s Hong Kong Open. Reigning world champion Shabana boasts a 25-match unbeaten run in Hong Kong since beginning his record bid in the 2005 championship, which was upgrade…
Great Britain and Hong Kong meet for the World University Team Title!
Hong Kong and former champions Great Britain will contest the final of the 7th World University Team Championships. Both celebrated straightforward wins in the semi-finals in Melbourne, Australia. Great Britain (Joel Hinds, Peter Creed and Emma Chorley…