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Post by PKBasu » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:22 am

The current India #1, Ritwik became the first Indian to play in the main draw of the world open championship -- and came mighty close to beating the 8th seed Lee Beachill. Ritwik is ranked around #83 in the world, and looks set to rise steadily this year.

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Post by kathiresan_v » Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:29 pm

Ritwik's ranking already moved up to 68th spot this year, after PSA Chennai open and world open apperance.

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Post by kathiresan_v » Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:17 am

Upcoming tournaments for RitwikB;

Sheikha Al Saad
Kuwait Open 2004, $65k, 23-28 January, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Ritwik is 1st in alternative list

Hope he squeezes into the qualifying rounds.

Artemis Edinburgh Open 2004Edinburgh, Scotland
29-Jan to 01-Feb, £5000


1st round, 30 Jan ’04 - Ritwik Bhattacharya (14.30) v. Qualifier 4

Malaysia Airlines
KL Open Squash Championships '04, $11k,
10-15 Feb, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


1st round, 12 Feb ’04 - [7] Ritwik Bhattacharya (Ind)
Callum O'Brien (Nzl)


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Post by BSharma » Wed Jan 21, 2004 9:47 pm

Ritwik remains as the first alternate for the qualifier tournament preceding the Kuwait Open. I hope he gets into the qualifier otherwise the Artemis Edinburgh Open from Jan 29th will be his next tournament.

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Post by kathiresan_v » Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:27 am

Ritwik has also entered in the Chezh open and Belgian open in Feb '04, and he is seeded 7 & 5 in these $6k events respectively.

soooo..a lot of squash ahead..go ritwik!!

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Post by BSharma » Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:24 am

Ritwik could not make the qualifier draw at Kuwait Open. :(

Men's qualifying draw - first round:

Omar Elborolossy (Egy) bt Liam Kenny (Irl) 13/15, 15/6, 15/12, 15/11 (64m)
James Willstrop (Eng) bt Shamsul Islam Khan (Pak) 15/8, 15/6, 15/9 (31m)
Moh'd Azlan Iskanda (Mas) bt Abdullah Al Muzayen 15/5, 17/15, 15/11 (41m)
Renan Lavigne (Fra) bt Ali Al Ramzi 15/11, 15/9, 15/8 (39m)
Hisham Moh'd Ashour (Egy) bt Farrukh Zaman (Pak) 9/15, 15/5, 15/6, 15/11 (52m)
Mark Chaloner (Eng) bt Bader Al Hussaini (Quw) 15/14, 15/6, 15/14 (52m)
Nick Taylor (Eng) bt Jago Nardelli (Eng) 15/4, 15/13, 15/6 (35m)
Dan Jenson (Aus) bt Nick Matthew (Eng) 15/12, 15/9, 15/13 (74m)

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Post by kathiresan_v » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:12 am

Edinburgh Open, Scotland:

Ritwik lost in the first round to Peter O'Hara (15/7 13/15 17/16 15/8?) :(

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Post by PKBasu » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:15 am

There are obviously many fewer squash tournaments than tennis ones...which probably explains why a guy like Ritwik (#68) can't even make the qualifying rounds of the Kuwait Open. Or was it a scheduling problem?

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Post by BSharma » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:35 am

PKB, most of the squash pro tournaments have a field of 16 players, and usually the field of the qualifiers is even smaller. Hence players like Ritwik with a ranking above 40 or 50 have trouble getting into tournaments with a larger prize money.

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Post by Dhruv » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:01 am

Hopefully now that Ritwik has signed up with GS things are a little better monetarily so he can try and get into a few of these tourneys and raise his ranking high enough to get automatic entries without the qualifiers hassle

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Post by kathiresan_v » Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:16 am

KL Open Squash Championships '04, $11k,
10-15 Feb, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

1st round, 12 Feb ’04 - [7] Ritwik Bhattacharya (Ind) bt.
Jago Nardelli (Eng)

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Post by kathiresan_v » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:27 am

Tough match ahead for Ritwik in the 2nd round (Quarterfinal) today.

(7) Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) vs. (1) TOMMY BERDEN (NED)

Go Ritwik!!

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Post by BSharma » Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:50 pm

Go Ritwik and take out Tommy Berden the #1 seed.

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Post by kathiresan_v » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:05 am

Ritwik lost to the 34th ranked Tommy Berden in the quarterfinal :(

(7) Ritwik Bhattacharya l. (1) Tommy Berden 10-15, 4-15, 11-15 (40m)


Ritwik entry is not in the latest draws of either Belgian open or Chezh open next week. As such, his next tournament will be COAS International 2004, 22-25 Feb, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, $25k, where he is 4th in the qualifiers list.

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Post by BSharma » Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:43 am

Thanks Kathir for providing us with the report.

I am sad to hear Ritwik's loss to the top seed.

Go Ritwik.

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