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Post by BSharma » Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:19 pm

Kathir in Malaysia is one of the biggest fans along with some other people in this forum and he has provided us with useful first hand reports many times. He has now come up with another exclusive! He has been in touch with the Indian squash coach Mr. Cyrus Poncha, and Kathir informed me that Cyrus visits our forum. Thanks Kathir! :D

As I have mentioned earlier in another thread, this forum has become the site to get current, accurate and sometimes exclusive news about Indian sports, to follow lively discussion about sports, and to read about the history of sports (thanks PKB and Jay). Thanks Dhruv and Jay for setting up this forum, and to everyone who has contributed to this forum.

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Post by BSharma » Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:53 pm

Men's World Open:

Lee Beachill is cruising along after getting a big fight from Ritwik in the first round. It shows the potential in Ritwik.

3rd round:
[30] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt [10] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 15-12,15-14,5-15, 5-15,15-7 (105m)
[7] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [21] Olli Tuominen (FIN) 15-8,15-8,5-15,7-15,15-10 (75m)
[9] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [3] David Palmer (AUS) 15-10,8-15,15-5,14-17,15-2 (68m)
[5] Anthony Ricketts (AUS) bt [20] Mohammed Abbas (EGY) 15-11,15-13,11-15,15-8 (59m)
[19] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [25] Renan Lavigne (FRA) 15-11, 15-8, 15-13 (46m)
[4] Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt Tommy Berden (NED) 17-16, 15-13, 15-12 (44m)
[8] Lee Beachill (ENG) bt [23] Nick Taylor (ENG) 15-7, 15-7, 15-6 (30m)
[11] Joseph Kneipp (AUS) bt [2] John White (SCO) 15-11, 17-14, 15-3 (43m)

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Post by PKBasu » Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:55 am

Thanks Bhushan for those great reports from SquashTalk, etc. They appear to suggest that Ritwik is seriously talented and ready to break into the top-50 soon, if not the top-20! Wow! For the last thirty years, we were always well below world-class in squash (although better than the rest of Asia other than Pakistan). Now Pakistan has slid, and we have raised our level very significantly. Great!

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Post by BSharma » Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:23 am

Joseph Kneipp (AUS)(11) defeated Lee Beachill (8) 10-15 15-10 15-8 11-15 15-10 in the men's World Open. Lee had defeated Ritwik in the first round.

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Post by kathiresan_v » Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:00 am

Men's World Open:
The complete quarterfinal scores;

[7] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [30] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) 17-16, 15-9, 15-5 (52m)
[9] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [5] Anthony Ricketts (AUS) 14-15, 15-14, 15-12, 12-15, 17-16 (86m)
[4] Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt [19] Nick Matthew (ENG) 14-15, 15-7, 15-3, 15-11 (56m)
[11] Joseph Kneipp (AUS) bt [8] Lee Beachill (ENG) 10-15, 15-10, 15-8, 11-15, 15-10

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Post by kathiresan_v » Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:59 am

For the completness sake;

Final:
[9] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [4] Thierry Lincou (FRA) 15-14, 9-15, 15-11, 15-7

Semi-finals:
[9] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [7] Karim Darwish (EGY) 15-11, 11-15, 15-8, 15-14 (57m)
[4] Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt [11] Joseph Kneipp (AUS) 15-12, 15-10, 15-7 (47m)

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Post by BSharma » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:49 am

Thanks Kathir for the updates. :D

Here are the list of tournaments in January 2004:

Marsh-McLennan Open 09 Jan-12 Jan, 2004; New York USA
EBS Asset Management Dayton Open 14 Jan - 17 Jan, 2004; Dayton USA
Sheika Sa'ad Kuwait Open 25 Jan - 28 Jan, 2004; Kuwait

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Post by BSharma » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:59 am

Joshna Chinappa of Chennai won the "Young Achiever of the Year" award by Sportstar.

Congratulations!

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Post by Kumar » Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:43 pm

Congratulation Joshna. Is she playing in any tournaments in near future kathir?

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Post by kathiresan_v » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:35 am

Joshna Chinnapa and Saurav Ghosal are entered in British Junior Open 2004 - Sch. 2nd - 6th Jan., Sheffield.

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Post by BSharma » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:52 am

Quite a few Indian players are in the British Junior Open.

Saurav Ghosal (seeded 5-8) plays Bassem El Tarabishy, Siddarth Suchde (seeded 9-16) plays Jordan King Kwong, and Vikas Jangra plays Sebastian Victor in the first round of Boys under 19 on Jan. 2, 2004.

Manek Mathur plays Kevin Brechbuhl in the first round of Boys under 17 on January 2nd, 2004.

Harinder Pal Singh (seeded 9-16) plays J Telford Signer in the first round of Boys under 15.

Aditya Jagtap plays Sam Burton, Ramit Tandon plays Mohamed Abo El Ghar in the first round of Boys under 13.

Joshna Chinappa is seeded 3-4 in Girls under 19 and has a first round bye and then plays on Jan 3rd Genevieve Lessard of Canada who also has a first round bye.

Anwesha Reddy (seeded 9-16) has a first round bye in Girls under 13 and will play her second round match on Jan. 4th.

Go Indian players!

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Post by PKBasu » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:37 am

I'll be on holiday in Calcutta for the next 10 days, so I'll see if I can get any information on Sourav Ghoshal while I'm there!

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Post by kathiresan_v » Tue Dec 23, 2003 6:43 am

There are a few juniors at Scottish open this (27th - 30 Dec '03) week also;
Boys under 13: (9/12) Ramit tandon, Aditya Jagtop
Girls under 13: (1) Deepika Pallikal

Let's see how they all fare this week.

P/S: Deepika Pallikal (under 13), a trainee at the ICL Squash Academy (?), winner of Belgium open in Nov ’03, and seeded No. 1 in the European Squash Federation ranking.

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Post by warpspeed » Thu Dec 25, 2003 5:31 am

Hi

Follow the results of the juniors on :

http://www.indiansquash.com/home.htm

Scottish Open begins Dec 27
http://www.scottishsquash.org/

British Jr Open begins Jan 2
http://www.englandsquash.com/fshow.php? ... en=PAGE355

Go India

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Post by warpspeed » Thu Dec 25, 2003 5:43 am

Squash has been voted as the healthiest sport
here is the link
http://www.forbes.com/2003/09/30/cx_ns_ ... 0',750,750

Cya :bounce:

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