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 Gaultier in the semi-final, who took out the five times and defending Hong Kong champion Amr Shabana (11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8). No surprise at the women’s draw so far. Quarter-final line up:  Nicol David (MAS) v  Rachael Grinham (AUS) and  Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v  Alison Waters (ENG).
Mehboob downs Grant in Hong Kong upset!
Qualifier Farhan Mehboob (pic) was able to produce the only upset in the first round of the $147,500 Hong Kong Open, beating England’s 13th seed Adrian Grant in straight games (11-9, 13-11, 11-9) victory over the 29-year-old Londoner ranked 15 in the w…
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, …
Women’s Hong Kong quarters are complete!
All favourites made their way to the quarter-finals of the women’s draw in Hong Kong. There have been left over 3 English, 2 Australian and 1 Irish, Egyptian and Malaysian seeds. None of the 8 top seeds faced big trouble in their 2nd round matches. T…
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…
Hong Kong qualifying on the way!
Scotland’s Alan Clyne (pic) survived the longest battle in the 1st qualifying round of the Hong Kong Open, by beating Australian Matthew Karwalski 11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 13-11 after 72 minutes. Egypt’s Omar Abdel Aziz was also taken to the full distan…