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16th Asian Individual Squash Championships
26-30 Apr 2011, Nicol David International Squash Centre, Penang

16th Asian Individual Squash Championship 2011

Draws & Results
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Finals :
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [2] Au Wing-Chi Annie (HK)
                                  11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (23min)
[3/4] Nafizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS)
                                  11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8 (64min)

There Can Only Be Wan:
Adnan, David Win Asian Titles

Will Mather reports

Malaysians Mohd. Nafiizwan Adnan and Nicol David claimed both the men's and women's championships, respectively, at the 2011 Asian Individual Squash Championships held at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang, Malaysia. It is the first title for Adnan, in his first ever appearance in the final. Women's top seed, David, won her 8th consecutive title.

With a second upset in as many days, Adnan who goes by 'Wan' on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour, defeated top seeded Ong in a tenacious and physical final. "I thought if I kept him behind me, I could outplay him at the front," said an exuberant Adnan. Indeed, Ong had a view from the back, but fought to the end as he was pushed by the raucous crowd who favored him. "I'm disappointed with my performance today, but Wan played well as he had all tournament," said Ong afterwards.

The women's final, in a match belying their seedings, was a lopsided affair. The World Champion from Penang, David dominated from the opening serve, quickly earning an eighth Asian title to her collection over Au, ranked 11th in the world.

Spurred before a passionate and loyal crowd that included her family, in the squash facility that bears her name, David was relentless and never allowed Au into the match. "Annie is a player, that, if you let her get into her rhythm, it becomes a very different game. I wanted to make sure she didn't," commented David after the brief 23-minute match, suggestive of just how dominating she was.

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Women's Semi-finals

[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt [3/4] Low Wee Wern (MAS)
         12-10, 10-12, 13-11, 12-10 (86min)
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [3/4] Delia Arnold (MAS)
         11-7, 11-4, 11-6 (26min)

Men's Semi-finals

[1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [5/8] Siddharth Suchde (IND)
           11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12, 11-4 (89min)
[3/4] Nafizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [2] Farhan Mehboob (PAK)
            11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 (52min)

Women's Semi-finals
[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt [3/4] Low Wee Wern (MAS)
                       12-10, 10-12, 13-11, 12-10 (86min)

In the first semi final match of the 16th Asian Individual
Championship, the second seed of the women’s draw dashed the hopes of Penang crowd by winning a very close encounter against Low Wee Wern.

In a match that could have gone either way, Annie won the crucial
points by attacking Wern mostly on the backhand side, playing tight drop shots and at times sending her to the wrong direction by her backhand flicks.
[3/4] Nafizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [2] Farhan Mehboob (PAK)
                        11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 (52min)

In the second match of the day, Nafizwan Adnan, celebrated his first appearance in the final of the Asian Championships, after winning a fast-paced match against the Pakistani marvel, Farhan Mehboob. Adnan played a solid and neat game, putting Farhan under pressure with his deep, tight lengths.
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [3/4] Delia Arnold (MAS)
                      11-7, 11-4, 11-6 (26min)

In the third match of the day, Nicol David got a step closer to
defending her continental title, by appearing in her eighth
consecutive final of the Asian Individual Championships, delighting
her home crowd.

In an all Malaysian affair, Nicol dished out a rather comfortable win over compatriot Delia Arnold. Arnold playing world number one for the first time in a tournament, started off strongly, but her quarter final tough battle against Dipika Pallikal of India, took its toll at the end as she couldn’t follow up her shots against
fresh David.

[1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [5/8] Siddharth Suchde (IND)
                     11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12, 11-4 (89min)

Men’s final line-up was completed, after Ong Beng Hee defeated
Siddhart Suchde of India in a five setter . Beng Hee maintained his
supremacy in the first two games, playing an impeccable shots. In
mid-match players had a bit of collision that seemed to have troubled the Indian , hurting his right elbow.

The fourth game was a close battle which went to Siddhart’s favor at the end. In the fifth game Beng Hee displayed superior game of squash to conclude the match 3-2.

However Suchde should be credited for putting up a good fight during this match and throughout the whole tournament.

Having three Malaysians in the finals, a thrilling atmosphere at
Penang’s Nicol David Squash Center is promised for the conclusion of the 16th Asian Individual Championships.

The men's championship match begins tomorrow at 3pm with the women's to follow. Matches are held at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang. Admission is free and Astro TV will be broadcasting live on channel 801.
"I think we were both pretty nervous so that was the reason why we kept getting on each other’s way…It’s the first time for me that I play a match in which all games went to tie-break…winning her in her home town is quite big for me…there’s no pressure on me tomorrow, I’ll just try to play my game…”

”It was a close match…I was pretty unlucky…Sheh played better on the big points…All credit to her"


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” I’m very happy…this is a great birthday gift for me and tomorrow I’m not going to take away this present from myself!...

Farhan is so dangerous with his racket, I wanted to keep him in back. He is a very good player, but today wasn’t just his day…

This is my first time reaching the semifinals... and the finals. I'm so proud of it and I'm thankful to Azlan and my brother for their help.

I’m just going to give the last big push and since yesterday I’ve been preparing myself to be the champion!...”

” I had a surgery on my elbow two years ago…and as you see now it’s swollen and pretty bad…In the fifth I was so scared to hit the ball hard and play my shots so after getting down I just couldn’t come back…”

” I got lucky in the end…I was two games up, but I just lost focus in the third…and was a bit unlucky not to win the fourth…we had a bit of crash on court which might have hurt his elbow…I hope he’s OK…he’s one of my good friends and my training partner...

I’m glad tomorrow’s an all Malaysian final …great to play here in Penang, having home support and my dad there…he’s been always a great support and one of my biggest fans!...”
” I’m glad to be in the final again…Delia started off well, but I think yesterday match took a lot from her, physically and mentally…

Annie and I have had good matches before so I’m expecting anything for tomorrow, looking forward to an other good one…

I’ll just try to focus and work hard…hope more Penang people come and cheer tomorrow.”

Women's Quarterfinals

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [5/8] Joey Chan (HK)                                             11-6 11-6 11-7
[3/4] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt [5/8] Dipika Pallikal (IND)                   9-11 11-7 5-11 11-5 11-9
[3/4] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS)                       11-8 10-12 11-8 11-2
[2] Annie Au (HK) bt [5/8] Sun Mi Song (KOR)                                             11-3 11-6 11-8

Men's Quarterfinals

[1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS)                                       11-8 11-4 9-11 15-13
[5/8] Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt [3/4] Abdullah Al-Mezayen (KUW) 12-14 11-6 11-8 8-11 11-8
[3/4] Nafizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [5/8] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS)               11-9 11-5, 3-11, 11-8
[2] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [9/16] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)                      11-8 11-8 11-4

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"She played quite well in the last game…however I made so many mistakes in the second and the third…playing my drop shots was one of my tactics to finish the rallies today…

looking forward to my match tomorrow…it’s going to be a tough one..."
" She played well…she had nothing to lose…I was the one under pressure…I was a bit unlucky in the second, I wanted to win 3/0 to save energy for the semis…

Looking forward to playing Annie especially here in Penang."

"It was a very good match…I’m happy with my match today…but a bit disappointed because of my knee… I wanted to push more and hang in there...some of my shots were good and she couldn’t pick them up, so I’m happy to have given her a challenge…”

28-Apr, Day Three:
Suchde, Arnold Hold on
in Quarterfinal Thrillers

Will Mather reports

It was an exciting night of squash at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang, Malaysia, as the 2011 Asian Individual Championships continued today with quarterfinal play.

India's Siddarth Suchde staged an impressive victory over Kuwait's Abdullah  Al-Mezayen. In a closely contested match, the players demonstrated deceptive racket skills, creative use of the court and an array of shots before an appreciative Penang crowd. The match went to a fifth set decider, exactly what the tense crowd was hoping for. "You never know what to expect of him," said Suchde. "But it wasn't just that I lost the fourth, it was how I lost it. I was up 7-5 and he won it 11-8. He outscored me 6-1 to finish it," Suchde continued, "In the fifth I reminded myself of how I got here and tried to stick to a basic game plan."

Suchde will now face Malaysia's Ong Beng Hee for a spot in the final. "Last time I played Beng Hee, he beat me 3-2 in India. I would like to beat him in Malaysia," Suchde said.


In a highly anticipated match, Malaysia's Delia Arnold withstood a fierce fifth game come back from India's Dipika Pallikal. After quickly trailing 2-8 in the fifth, Pallikal fought back to tie the decider at 9. Arnold was able to finish with the partisan crowd passionately pushing her on. Arnold joins teammates Low Wee Wern and Nicol David, taking 3 of the 4 available semifinal slots. Annie Au, of Hong Kong, is the fourth semifinalist.


” It’s hard to play him…We play and travel a lot together , like recently the U.S and Canada…so I know his game very well…I just tried to play my game, stick to my game plan and keep the shots tight…and I’m glad I managed to do that…Tomorrow my match against Farhan’s going to be tough…he like to play a fast-paced game…I’d like to play like top 10 players kind of squash…I’m very glad to be in the semis of the Asian Championships…I tried and worked so hard…but well, tomorrow’s another day…”

”It’s the first time I make the semis so of course I’m very happy…

I just played my game…

Thanks to Abdullah for a fair game, it was fun and I just enjoyed it…win or lose I would have said the same thing…I just got lucky in the end…

I look forward to playing one of Malaysian guys tomorrow, and I hope they’ll have a hard match today!”

”It was the first time I was playing Dipika… I’d been always hearing good stuff about her, that she’s a talented and attacking player…but I tried to put everything aside and play my own game…

I was moving a bit slowly during the past two days and it was worried about that a little…But in the third and fourth game I started moving much better, and right then I just really wanted to win…so got more focused in the fourth..

it was kind of a new start for me as I so much wanted to be in the semis for the first time! I’ve never played Nicol in tournaments, so I really look forward to my match tomorrow…”


It’s great to play in my home-town where all my family and friends are around me…

I felt good today…Joey is a tough player and she had some good results lately…today started well, but I tried not to give her any chance…I had to bring my game up to win her and it was a bit of hard work for me…”

”Elvinn had a good run in the tournament, having reached this far…so tonight was his night and obviously there was no pressure on him…the pressure was on me…

In the third I just kind of made it difficult for myself…he played some lucky shots…(in the fourth) having luck to win a point isn’t that bad in the whole match…

Tomorrow obviously it’s going to be a tougher match against Sachde, he’s my training partner in England…he did very well today against Abdullah, and I think he’s really hungry to win…”

” I guess I did pretty well…from my first match till just now…I’m still fit for another five setter though!...

Beng Hee has been guiding me in these three months to come back from my injury…I’m very honored to have played against him…

I wish him all the best and hopefully he gets to the final and can win the tournament…”

”I was thinking about playing at 19:00…I just warmed-up three time today…my match started very late (22:15)…He started well tonight in the first game…I used the same game plan I use playing against top players…I tried to use my experience to play against him…I focus on my tomorrow’s match now, as every match is very important…hopefully I can play well tomorrow ansd at the end hope I can win this tournament inshallah!"

”I knew it was going to be a tough match, Farhan is a top player, very crafty with shots and very gifted and quick…so I had to be very precise and couldn’t afford to hit any loose shots…He’s one of PSA top players …hopefully next time I’ll play better against him …”

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Quarterfinal play tomorrow at 2pm at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang. Admission is free and Astro TV will broadcast live on channel 801.

27-Apr, Day Two:
Keo delivers KO as Malaysia sets tone
Will Mather reports, additional info from Sima Pad-Bod

Eight Malaysians have earned their way into the quarterfinals of the 2011 Asian Individual Squash Championships being held at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang, Malaysia.

Local Elvin Keo continued his winning ways today, defeating Hong Kong's number one and event fifth seed Dick Lau. Unseeded Keo has now run off three straight upsets, all of which went the to fifth set decider.
"He [Lau] is such a steady player and he kept retrieving and sending the ball back and my legs were really feeling it," commented an enthusiastic Keo afterwards. He continued, "but I was trying to take it early and attack at the front in an attempt to finish the rallies."

Indeed, Keo nearly won in straight games, but a second set tiebreak was won by Lau. Keo will now face top seeded compatriot, Ong Beng Hee, for a spot in the semifinals.

Women's seeds going strong

The women's top seeds all advanced with impressive victories. Also making the quarterfinals is Siti Munira Jusoh of Malaysia after a strong performance against Hong Kong's Liu Tsz-Ling.

”It was a very good match," said Siti. "The last game was tough…I having trouble with my right knee so it was hard for me to keep concentrated…but I tried to keep it up to the end…

"She’s very fit…I’m happy to win today and hope I can play well tomorrow against Wern.”

Liu added: ”I played well but it can always be better…my shots were not stable …she played very well…”

She joins teammates Nicol David, Delia Arnold and Low Wee Wern who all won convincingly. Otherwise, all seeds advance and Asia's top women will have a showdown as expected.

India's Dipika Pallikal needed all five games to overcome Japan's Misaki Kobayashi, thus avoiding the fate of compatriot Joshna Chinappa, who went out yesterday.

Misaki :”The past few times that I played against her, I always lost 3-1…and the one game I’d take, it would always be because of her mistakes…but today I did my best, I just wanted to win so badly!...

"Yet I think I could have done better, it was our closest game…I’m not satisfied with my squash…and mentally she was stronger than I was today…”

Dipika:”I think Misaki and I have been playing for ages and we’ve always had tough matches…Joshna and I had a tough month, first Hong Kong , then Chennai and now here…so we’re both very tired and I think it’s the reason why Joshna lost yesterday…

"I’m training hard, in Chennai with Indian Squash Academy and in Australia with Sarah Fitz-Gerald…so training-wise it’s going perfect…we’re working on different areas of my game…

"The Asian’s a very prestigious tournament for us, so it’s a shame Saurav isn’t here with us…”

Hong Kong has two representatives in the quarters - Annie Au and Joey Chan both beat Korean opposition today. Au faces another Korean in Song Sun-Mi while Chan faces the daunting task of taking on top seed Nicol David.

Joey: ” Today I played OK, but in the second game I lost it a little, started to hit hard in this bouncy court and followed her game…in the 3rd. and 4th., I slowed down the pace and played more straight shots that cross-courts…

"I tried to move her around the court other than just at the back…Tomorrow I look forward to playing Nicol in her own club and will try to win some points and learn from her…”

Women's 2nd round
[2] Au Wing-Chi Annie (HK) bt Yeon Soo Yang (KOR) 11-8 11-4 11-5
[5/8] Sun Mi Song (KOR) bt Kozue Onizawa (JPN) 6-11 11-6 11-4 11-4
Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (HK) 11-5 11-7 10-12 12-10
[3/4] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Zulhijjah Azan (MAS) 11-4 11-7 11-6
[3/4] Delia Odette Arnold (MAS) bt Ga Hye Kim (KOR) 11-5 11-6 11-9
[5/8] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 13-11 9-11 11-7 6-11 11-3
[5/8] Chan Ho-Ling Joey (HK) bt Eun Tschan Ahn (KOR) 11-4 6-11 11-7 11-1
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt Jerryca Teo (SIN) 11-2 11-6 11-4

Men's 3rd round
[1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt Kamran Khan (MAS) 12-10, 11-8, 11-9
Elvinn Keo Jinn Chung (MAS) bt [5/8] Dick Lau Siu-Wai (HK) 11-7 10-12 11-8 6-11 11-9
[5/8] Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt [9/16] Choong Kam Hing (MAS) 11-8 11-8 11-4
[3/4] Abdullah Ah-Mezayen (KUW) bt [9/16] Yuen Chee Wern (MAS) 8-11 11-4 11-3 11-8
[3/4] Mohd Nafizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [9/16] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) 11-1 11-6 11-6
[9/16] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) bt [5/8] Max Lee Ho-Yin (HK) 11-8 11-8 6-11 11-7
[5/8] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt [9/16] Leo Au Chun-Ming (HK) 11-9 8-11 11-2 11-5
[2] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [9/16] Ali Bader M. Al-Ramezi 11-8 9-11 11-7 11-9

26-Apr, Day ONE

Malaysian Men,
Hong Kong & Korean Women Roll
Will Mather reports

The 2011 Asian Individual Squash Championships had a booming start this evening. The field has been narrowed to 16 for both the men's and women's event with two upsets.

Malaysia's Elvinn Keo Jinn Chung, having survived a 5-setter in the morning, again went the distance before ousting Pakistan's 9/16th seed Waqar Mehboob in the fifth set. When asked about his physical strength after two 5-set matches, Keo responded, "No matter how sore or tired you are, when you win, you feel good!"

Hong Kong continues to compete with three contenders reaching the second round after Liu Tsz-Ling defeated India's 5/8th seed Joshna Chinappa. Joining the Hong Kong women in the second round are 3 Korean women making a statement in these championships.

With the exception of Chinappa, the seedings still remain intact. Team Malaysia's women took a hit, however, 3/4th seeds Low Wee Wern and Delia Arnold won soundly. Tomorrow, top seed Nicol David makes her debut in the championships in which she is heavily favored.

Round of 16 play begins tomorrow and is set to start at 4pm at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang.

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Women's 1st round

[2] Au Wing-Chi Annie (HK) bt Jemyca Aribado (PHI) 11-2 11-7 11-2
Yeon Soo Yang (KOR) bt Vanessa Raj (MAS) 11-4 11-9 11-8
Kozue Onizawa (JPN) bt Celine Yeap Celine Yeap (MAS) 11-3 11-6 11-7
[5/8] Sun Mi Song (KOR) bt Lee Ka-Man Carmen (HK) 11-9 6-11 11-7 11-9

Liu Tsz-Ling (HK) bt [5/8] Joshna Chinappa (IND) 8-11 11-7 11-9 11-9
Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) bt Ayssa Yvonne Dalida (PHI) 11-4 11-3 11-4
Zulhijjah Azan (MAS) bt Gu Jinyue (CHN) 11-5 13-11 11-9
[3/4] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Chinatsu Matsui (JPN) 11-7 11-5 11-3

[3/4] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Miwa Maekawa (JPN) 11-6 11-6 11-8
Ga Hye Kim (KOR) bt Irma Maryani (INA) 11-6, 11-3, 11-1
Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt Janet Intan Winona (INA) 11-2, 11-1, 11-7
[5/8] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Li Dongjin (CHN) 11-7, 11-9, 11-1

[5/8] Chan Ho-Ling Joey (HK) bt Tan Yan Xin (MAS) 11-7 11-3 11-7
Eun Tschan Ahn (KOR) bt Mao Shi Hui (SIN) 11-4, 11-4, 11-6
Jerryca Teo (SIN) bt Dulakshi Elikewela (SRI) 11-6 11-5 11-0

Men's 2nd round

[1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt Nyeon Ho Lee (KOR) 11-5 11-4 11-9
Kamran Khan (MAS) bt Chen Ching-Han (TPE) 11-7, 11-4, 11-4
Elvinn Keo Jinn Chung (MAS) bt [9/16] Waqar Mehboob (PAK) 11-5, 3-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-2
Dick Lau Siu-Wai (HK) bt Samuel Kang (SIN) 11-2 11-7 11-7
Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt Ahmad Al-Zabidi (JOR) 11-7 11-4 3-0 Retired

[9/16] Choong Kam Hing (MAS) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 11-9 11-6 6-11 3-11 11-4
[9/16] Yuen Chee Wern (MAS) bt Navid Malek Sabet (IRN) 11-3 11-5 11-2
[3/4] Abdullah Ah-Mezayen (KUW) bt Muhd Addeen Bahtiar (MAS) 11-9 10-12 11-1 11-5
[3/4] Mohd Nafizwan Adnan (MAS) bt Wong Hon Fung (HK) 13-11 11-2 11-6

[9/16] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt SeungTaek Lee (KOR) 11-7 11-6 11-8
[9/16] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) bt Vivian Rhamanan (SIN) 11-13, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9
[9/16] Leo Au Chun-Ming (HK) bt SAhmad Al Saraj (JOR) 11-2 11-7 11-4
[5/8] Max Lee Ho-Yin (HK) bt Johny Marthen Londong (INA) 11-9 11-2 11-4

[5/8] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt Se Hyun Lee (KOR) 11-9 11-5 9-11 11-6
[9/16] Ali Bader M. Al-Ramezi bt Mohammadreza Sadeghpour (IRN) 11-6 12-14 11-3 11-5
[2] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt Shinnosuke Tsukue (JPN) 11-3 11-3 11-4

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26-Apr, Day ONE
Malaysia, Kuwait and Korea Impressive
in Men's First Round

Will Mather reports

The 2011 Asian Individual Squash Championships had a booming start at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang, Malaysia, this morning. The field of 64 men and 32 women representing 15 nations gave plenty to talk about for the local squash enthusiasts as all three Malaysian men won their first round encounters.

The Malaysian trio of Choong Kam Hing, Muhd, Addeen Idrakie b. Bahtiar and Elvinn Keo Jinn Chung, will move on to second round action. Choong and Bahtiar were both convincing in their victories, however, Keo will have to recover quickly after his grueling, highly competitive match with Ammar Abdukareem Al-Tamimi of Kuwait. Al-Tamimi pushed him to the very end before falling 7-11 in the fifth set. "It was a stressful match for me. I expected it to be tough... I hope to play my next match better. I gained confidence by winning this one!” said a tired Keo post match. Perhaps a bit more exhausted, Al-Tamimi shared as much saying, "it was a difficult match. I tried my best to win but Elvinn played very well. I made many mistakes in the fifth and also the stamina made a difference."

Al-Tamimi's spirited loss was part of an impressive overall showing for Team Kuwait. While 9/16th seed Ali Bader M. Al-Ramezi won in straight games, Kuwaiti teammate Salem Fayes Mohamad also lost in the fifth set of a highly competitive match with Vivian Rhamanan of Singapore. Unfortunate mistakes were the telling difference in the fifth set. With Al-Ramezi and Abdullah Khalid H. Ah-Mezayen expecting to go far, the two close losses ought to provide needed confidence for the future of men's squash in Kuwait.

Team Korea sends 3 of its four players through the first round after Seung Joon Lee suffered the sole defeat at the hands of 9/16th seed Leo Au Chun-Ming of Hong Kong. A fast-paced match, Seung went point for point with Au before losing the crucial points at the end of each set. Otherwise, Team Korea dropped only one game as Se Hyun Lee, Seung Taek Lee and Nyeon Ho Lee move on.

The men's second round, in addition to the women's first round, is set to start at 4pm today at the Nicol David International Squash Center in Penang.

Men's 1st round
Nyeon Ho Lee (KOR) bt Yuta Fukui (JPN) 11-9, 12-10, 12-10
Chen Ching-Han (TPE) bt Yasir Issadeen (SRI) 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 14-12
Elvinn Keo Jinn Chung (MAS) bt Ammar Abdukareem Al-Tamimi (KUW) 4-11, 11-2, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7
Samuel Kang (SIN) bt Robert Andrew Garcia (PHI) 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8
Ahmad Al-Zabidi (JOR) bt Marcus Phua (SIN) 11-8, 11-9, 10-12, 11-7

Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Chen Shu-Kai (TPE) 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
[9/16] Choong Kam Hing (MAS) bt Richard Espinola (PHI) 11-4, 11-6, 16-14
Navid Malek Sabet (IRN) bt Soni Ramdhani (INA) 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6
Muhd Addeen Idrakie b. Bahtiar (MAS) bt David William Pelino (PHI) 11-9, 11-3, 11-3
Wong Hon Fung (HK) bt Chang Chun-Yu (TPE) 11-3, 11-2, 11-4

SeungTaek Lee (KOR) bt Ken Okada (JPN) 13-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7
[9/16] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt Huang Cheng-Yao (TPE) 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9
[9/16] Leo Au Chun-Ming (HK) bt Seung Joon Lee (KOR) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7
Ahmad Al Saraj (JOR) bt Mohammad Hossein Sanaee (IRN) Walkover
Se Hyun Lee (KOR) bt Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN) 11-4, 11-1, 11-7

Johny Marthen Londong (INA) bt Eranga Alwis (SRI) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6
Vivian Rhamanan (SIN) bt Salem Fayez Mohamad (KUW) 11-13, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9
[9/16] Ali Bader M. Al-Ramezi (KUW) bt Shen Jiaqi (CHN) 11-1, 11-6, 11-2
Mohammadreza Sadeghpour (IRN) bt Lal Wickremasinghe (SRI) Walkover
Shinnosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt Wang Junjie (CHN) 11-4, 11-5, 11-2

David aims to defend Asian title at home

The newly-renamed Nicol David International Squash Centre (NDISC) will host its first international squash event in Penang—the 16th Asian Individual Squash Championship 2011 with the participation from 13 Asian countries, from 26–30 April.

This will be the first Asian Individual Championship held separately from the Team Championship title, now held biennially.

The highlight of this tournament will be the participation of the world’s top women’s player, Dato’ Nicol David who will be defending her individual title, this time on home ground with the support of the home crowd.

"It’s great that the 16th Asian Championship is being hosted in Penang, and to play an event in the squash centre named after me will certainly be a whole different experience. I’m looking forward to inviting all the asian squash players to my hometown!"

Other local Penangites who will be playing in this tournament are Low Wee Wern and Ong Beng Hee.

Mr. Lim Guan Eng, the Honorable Chief Minister of Penang who is also the PBA Group of Companies’ Chairman, said this would be an opportunity for the people of Penang to enjoy world class squash in action in the very hometown of Nicol David.

"With the world class centre (NDISC), we hope that more squash tournaments will be held in Penang. As we know, Penang has produced the world’s top ranked player, we hope to produce more young players and this championship will be a showcase for the young and upcoming world class players," he said.

A total of 15 countries will be participating in this year’s championship with the addition of new challengers from Indonesia, Philippines and Jordan. As with the 15th Asian Squash Championship 2010 in Chennai, India—spectators will also witness top players from Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Iran, China and Chinese Taipei. Iraq has regrettably withdrawn from this year’s championship.

This championship is jointly organized by the Squash Racquet Association of Malaysia (SRAM) and the Squash Rackets Association of Penang (SRAP). The event will be broadcasted live on Astro Arena, channel 801. The sponsors for this tournament are PBA and Nusmetro.

16th Asian Individual Squash Championship 2011

Live Draws

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in the NDISC

Press conference launch

Live Draws & Results

Admission to the championship is free
For more information please contact the NDISC at 604-6574422 or email asian2011@squashpenang.com

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