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Kuwait World Open 2009
Qualifying - 24th August, St George's Hill, Surrey. 11am-7pm

With a 64-draw awaiting in the Kuwait World Open in November, 32 hopefuls met in Surrey to compete for 16 qualifying places in the world's richest and most prestigious event ...

EVENING SESSION
French Corner     
Quickies from St George's

Draw & Results





Robbie Temple (Eng) bt Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
          
11/9, 12/10, 4/11, 11/9 (58m)
Julien Balbo (Fra) bt Dylan Bennett (Ned)
           12/14, 11/9, 11/7, 11/4 (73m)

BROKE MY HEART....

It's little things like that that really get to me, you know. It was the first time I saw Henrik Mustonen play. I probably glanced at him a few times, but this was the first time I actually stopped and really watched that young man.

What struck me first was the unorthodox style of play he has, I would  bet he learnt more or less on his own, and developed his own style. Mind you, can't say that Robbie is your typical player either! Left handed, plus a two handed backhand ...

Still, I've known Robbie a few years now, and of course, your heart always goes to the one you do care for. But when between the games, I realised Henrik was completely on his own, nobody to speak with him, to advise or support him, my heart went for him. Poor thing, all the others had coaches and/friends/family to help them out. But he was just alone. Not fair.

But you cannot help raising your hat to Robbie. He got injured 9 weeks ago, he tore some foot ligament, and since, has gone twice on court, Thursday and Friday last week, and this was his first match back after he got the all clear from the physio and his coach, Pete Genever.

A little scare in the third for Robbie, who seemed to twist his ankle, and got three minutes for a self inflicted injury, lost a bit of focus, that helped a fighting for every shot Henrik who took that game 11/4.

But Robbie came back and gave it everything he had in that fourth. Lucky he got it, as Pete told him that if he didn't win it, he would have to pull out, too much struggle physically.

Well, the Englishman pulled out quite rightly from the Saudi Qualifiers list tomorrow. Like he said "I'm not going to be able to walk tomorrow, I'll be aching too much...".

"I'm so happy to get into my second World Open. Last year, I got to the second round and lost to Lee Beachill.

Today, I used all the experience I could put my hand on. I knew he was a bit young, and I used all the tricks I knew somehow, talked a bit with the ref, trying to break his rhythm a bit, because if we played at the pace he likes I would have lost so fast... I know it's not the best way to win, but that's all I could do today.

Henrik is so strong, so consistent. And to be honest, had I lost the fourth, that was it for me, I would have pulled out. I was really suffering physically, and it wouldn't have been reasonable to go on...



JULIEN, EVENTUALLY

Those two normally play each other in the European teams, win or lose it's always a close battle, as they seem to get in each other's way a lot. They are both tall, they like to volley, and they like their attacking shots at the front...

Today, Dylan got a few reprimands from the ref for abusing the ball, then the racquet, and even a conduct stroke. But it was more frustration than anything else really. The Frenchman got better control of the middle as the match unfolded, hence a bit of losing nerves from the Dutch.

A few too many decision, example, first game, 31 decisions, that's a freaking lot, people. But like I said, normal day at the office for those two.

I would appreciate Julien, who I know rather well, but I do like Dylan an awful lot. He is a young man who doubts a lot of himself, and who has, like me, a non diplomatic way to handle himself sometimes. I hear he won't be representing his country in the upcoming World Team event in Denmark. That's a bleeping shame indeed for them. Politics and sport don't go well together I believe. Just got to see what happened last week with the Olympics...

Not that I still can't swallow it or anything, of course not...

Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas) bt Max Lee (Hkg)
                  
14/12, 11/9, 8/11, 11/5 (69m)
Nicolas Mueller (Sui) bt Jens Schoor (Ger)
                   7/11, 11/7, 11/5, 11/8 (43m)

NOT SURE
WHAT HAPPENED THERE...

OK, I'm sometimes a bit blonder than I should be, but I got those two completely wrong. As I'm up and down stairs on a regular basis trying to get a connection, I missed a lot of the action. But never as much as for those two matches.

I arrived for Wan (Nafiizwan) v Max in the third, the game that Max won. And honestly, there was no doubt in my mind Max was going to win the match. He was more accurate, he was keeping Wan so far back the Malaysian just couldn't move to the front fast enough. Wan was playing everything short, it was really not a good day for him. But I was stunned to here that Wan won that in 4! Which proves that you cannot judge a match if you don't see it fully.



And again, Nicolas - Happy Birthday again - seemed in a lot of trouble every time I watched him. So when I heard match ball, I sort of saw that he was on the receiving end, and assumed he lost the match. So I went to Jens, thinking he was the winner, and asked him how he felt. "Not well! I just lost!"



Mmmmm. Gifted, the French woman, isn't she????

Well, thank God, Nicolas didn't take offence, I said "sorry" when I saw him right after his match, and Jens doesn't hate me too much....



"My game plan went right out of the window there. I'm really frustrated, coming all that way, and having nothing to show for it...

He just played too well, and denied me from playing my game. He was intercepting everything....

Frustrated..."

 


"Finally!

I didn't start well at all, I struggled a bit, and he played tight squash.

In the second, I got a bit of my confidence back, and he couldn't reproduce the quality of the game he showed in the first.

In the fourth, I had a bit of a scare at 7/2 up, I twisted my ankle, and didn't want to ask for an injury break, I wanted to keep it warm. But it seems that it's alright actually.

I'm looking forward to Kuwait, and hopping that I will get in the qualifiers draw tomorrow [for Saudi], I'm reserve 6, but a few players are injured or didn't show up, so no big party tonight for me, I'll do that next week, I think there are no tournament then..."

 


"I was very tense all the way through, I wasn't able to let go of my shots today. I couldn't find my game, or I was taking too many risks, or not enough. I was working hard for two rallies, and then, giving way the next two. No consistency really.

As the match went on, I was able to get more accurate and patient on the backhand. Then the mental started to follow. Well, that's the start of the season, I prepared well physically, I feel confident and didn't find myself short in that department, but now, it's all about working hard to get matches in.

Dick put me under pressure, he played so well, he made me work hard, and actually, I was down scorewise in all the games I won!

I'm happy I won the mental battle, I was strong when I need to be, and I need to thank André [Delhoste], Thomas, and my dad for their support. Without them, I wouldn't be here.



Scott Arnold (Aus) bt Aqeel Rehman (Aut)
      
11/7, 12/10, 9/11, 8/11, 11/9 (65m)
Yann Perrin (Fra) bt Dick Lau (Hkg)
       11/6, 7/11, 11/9, 6/11, 11/6 (93m)
Alan Clyne (Sco) bt Brad Hindle (Aus) 8/11, 8/4 ret.

DIDN'T SEE MUCH...

That session, let's be honest, I saw very little of, busy I was getting connected up in the office, and updating articles and results.

According to the players, Aqeel completely missed out on the end of the match. After being led 2/0, he crawled back, and got the upper hand on the match in the fifth, 9/6, and on his way to victory.

But fear of winning, oh my God, I'm going to be playing in the World Open, and zoom, mishit, wrong shot selection, tin, you know the drill, he just couldn't get another point in. A few seconds later, Scott was walking out the court, 11/9...
 
"This is not the first time it happens, trust me. So many times I'm up 10/6, match ball, or like here, 9/4, and I managed to lose the match.

It just something in my head, I seem to freeze, I'm starting to realise that my opponent is much better ranked than me, that I'm going to create an upset, here that I was going to play in the World Open, and that's it. My game goes to pieces..."

As far as Alan is concerned, he played his typical strong and focused squash, making his opponent work so hard for every point. And lucky him, Bradley today was not in the best of disposition. Obviously tired, both mentally and physically after the first long game, he never seemed to really get into the match, all credit to Alan of course.



Now for the longest match of the day, they played "catch me if you can" all the way. Yann was ahead, then Dick equalised 1/1, the Frenchman took the lead again 2/1, only to be caught up 2/2.  And that's when I arrived.

Honestly, there is something in the education of the Asian players. Dick, like Beng Hee (one is from Hong Kong, the other is from Malaysia), doesn't show his emotions.

 I could sort of see he was angry with himself, frustrated, probably heartbroken not to be able to find solutions in the fifth, but only at one point, he hit the ball against the wall. That was as far as anger we saw of him. That's such a great strength I think. A strength I wish I had, by the way....

André Delhoste, French national Coach, and Pete Genever, coach to Dick, Robbie, Wan and so many othersDick took an excellent start in the decider, 4/2, only to be caught up, 8/4. At that moment, Yann took all the time he needed, experience I guess, to regroup, and got to 9/5. Five lets. The tension was pretty high. 6/9 for Dick. A return kill crosscourt nick for the French, 10/6 match ball, and a backhand crosscourt that finds a lucky nick. A quick ending for a very loooong match.

MORNING SESSION

Mathieu Castagnet (Fr) bt Gilly Lane (USA)
        
5/11, 7/11, 11/2, 11/5, 11/4 (72m)
Martin Knight (Nzl)
bt Ben Ford (Eng)
         11/7, 10/12, 11/9, 9/11, 11/6 (82m)

LONG VERSION....

If some earlier matches were a bit on the short side, those three ones kept us on our seats for longer than expected really...

My compatriot likes to make it last. Well, must be something to do with the French trade, I guess, how many matches have you seen Thierry win in 3??? Mathieu, who trains a lot with him, is confident enough to unconsciously, allow himself to get into trouble, like today, down 2/0 and still make the day...

Mathieu, who is normally very patient, was all over the place to start with, and was put under tremendous pressure by American Gilly Lane, who is now based in Amsterdam.



Gilly has got some stunning front shots, it has to be stressed. What that boy gets in is purely remarkable, but as ever, where you play a high percentage game, you are bound to have a few miss. It's all a question of finding the right balance.

The American found it in the first two games, and honestly, had they played on a cold court, Mathieu would have been back in the changing room in 20 minutes. But luck was on the French side today, and when Gilly started to rush things a bit in the third, Mathieu found a few brain cells that were actually connected, and broke through. From that moment on, the Frenchman slipped into his normal game, as in, returning everything, and sticking his teeth strongly in, never giving one point away.

And it worked. But as Mathieu kept on repeating to everybody after the match, he was pretty lucky today, and Gilly probably deserved to win that one....



And what about Ben, hey? Supposed to be old and all, trying to pretend like "I've got grey hair, I'm tired, I'll never make it to the end"....

It took Martin 81 minutes to get him to match ball for crying out loud - depriving us of a well deserved break of 30m we could have all done with, the refs and I!!!

What a match that was really. What experience from both players, with similar games, lots of touch, accuracy, intelligence of play, and a few years between them that I feel made the difference in the end, more in the head than anything else really, Martin having the feeling that he was bound to win, and Ben lacking of confidence on the last game.

Actually, it was Martin who appeared the most tired at the end, and even had to stop for a sec before shaking his opponent's hand. But what a gentlemen's match, polite yet determined, disputed yet fair at all times.

A credit to those two.

"Playing Mathieu on a warm court was never going to be easy of course, but I played very well to start with, and got a bit over anxious in the third, trying to finish it off a bit too quickly...

I swear Mathieu's forte is actually being down 2/0 and coming back to win! The boy is a fit machine, he keeps going and going!!!!

The conditions were very hard indeed today... I managed to play better the first two games, and he played better the next three.... Frustrating...

I'm leaving tomorrow for Columbia, 10am flight, I'll have 14 hours to think about the match and how to try and make it better next time!

 
"So relieved!

This will be my second World Open, last year, I lost against Aamir in the first round.

Today, I was flat, no energy, the head was in the right place, but the legs weren't moving right! Only pride made me find a bit of nerve in the third, but he was the one who virtually gave me the game, as he seemed to have a massive drop in mental energy there.

Had he played as well in the third as he did in the second, he would have wiped the floor with me today. I'm fine physically I feel, but I don't have my front game in place at all.

I guess we all worked hard physically in the summer, but we lack tough matches, and suddenly, finding ourselves playing to qualify for one of the majors of the year for the first match back, is pretty difficult to handle....

I was pretty lucky today, and so happy to go through..."





Rasmus Nielsen (Den) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (Ind)                        11/4, 11/5, 11/6 (23mm)
John Rooney (Irl) bt Mohamed Abbas (Egy)
                        wo back injury
Yasir Butt (Pak) bt Clinton Leeuw (SA)
                       7/11, 11/8, 7/11, 11/5, 11/7 (61m)

Well, that was a strange session. First, Ritwick, in his own words, just "didn't turn up today", which of course doesn't take anything away from Rasmus, who is fit as a fiddle, and moves pretty well.

Still, it must be very disappointing for the Indian, as he spent a few weeks down in Aix, France, to train with Stéphane Galifi and also played a few matches with Greg....

Then, Gentleman Abbas who couldn't even go on court today, as his back simply went as he warmed up before his match. What a string of injuries for that lovely player. A real heartbreaker. But that makes a very happy John Rooney who himself had his share of bad luck with health...

And then, a superb match between Strong Hitter Fit as a fiddle Yasir Butt, and a Rubber Ball Clinton, whose ability to stretch and come back within seconds to the T is rather impressive and should be shown in Squash Schools around the world.

Also, Clinton possesses a delicate backhand volley drop shot that gave him a few points, when he was able to get into an attacking position, that is, which unfortunately for him, didn't happen as much as he would have liked.

And that because Yasir was finding some superb length, and put a lot of weight on the ball, smacking it with confidence and accuracy. Clinton, who is lacking match fitness, as he doesn't have people to train with, just got tired from the fourth onwards, and made most of the running.

Yasir played very well, never lost his focus, and kept on hitting where it hurt, mixing short and long well, forcing his opponent to spend every drop of energy he had in the tank...

"These were hard conditions to start the year with, it's very warm on there, I didn't expect it to be that warm!

I've played a few matches, I've trained harder, now I can concentrate only on squash, and not having to share my time with my studies, so I was confident from the start, there was no doubt in my mind I was going to win, even if I played a lot of unforced errors in the beginning.

At 21, it's my first World Open main draw, and I'm really honoured to participate to the event..."

Joe Lee (Eng) bt Jan Koukal (Cze)
                    11/6, 15/13, 8/3 (retired inj) (49m)
Shawn Le Roux (Eng) bt Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
                     4/11, 12/10, 11/7, 11/4 (59m)

JOE HAS MATURED...

Joe Lee has worldly famous for his drop shots, and his superb volleying. But he is also famous for losing matches that he led 2/0, or tinning his way all the way back to the changing room....

But none of that today. Against a confidence player, Jan, who likes to feel in control, Joe HAD to win the second game to keep mentally on top of his opponent. At 10/8, he seemed to be doing that just fine, but his old demons came up, playing home, dad right behind, the expectations, and zoom, tinned a few to allow Jan to come back right into it.

The "old Joe" would have probably lost the plot and the match there. But not the new one. With the confidence that comes from knowing you can last forever on the warm court if needed, Joe took the game 15/13.

Two love down was always going to be hard to come back from for Jan, who never really gave up, the rallies kept as long as previously, but just a little tin here and there that gave even more mental strength to the English boy.

At 8/3, Joe went for the ball on the backhand wall, and accidentally stepped on Jan's foot. Game was stopped, as the poor newly married couldn't walk anymore, and match finally declared for Joe, as Jan was just unable to resume play.



NOT SURE....

As I've been struggling a lot this morning with my connection, I missed the end of the match, therefore, wouldn't dream of pretending I knew I happened in the players mind.

But my feel at the time was that Grayson's wheel just came off, if you pardon me the expression. He was really in control, absorbing the power coming from Shawn's racquet quite well, and volleying very well, counter-attacking beautifully.

Still, when the New Zealander lost the second on tie-break, I had the impression he just couldn't put that loss out of his mind. Mind you, the fact he just got off the plane from NZ must not have helped either!!!

He sort of woke up at the end of the third, 3/9 I think, but it was too late to catch up with that one. "I felt very flat today, I wasn't able to do much with the ball, and he played extremely well...", he told me later.

The game was a bit intense, both players seemed to be in each other's way a lot. But you'll have to remember that it's very warm here, courts are pretty bouncy, and as Shawn was hitting very hard the ball indeed, a bit of imprecision, and zoom, it's in the middle of the court!

A very contrasting match with Joe and Jan's, who were more into accuracy at the front than the power battle that went on between Shawn and Campbell.



"Normally, I'm not able to use the fact I'm playing home to my advantage, it feels too familiar, sleeping in my own bed, it doesn't feel like a tournament. But this time, I actually succeeded to make it past that.

The second was crucial, it took a lot out of me, and I was really happy to be up 2/0 and not back at 1/1. But I knew it was going to make a massive difference  to take that game, and at 10/10, that's what I thought about.

This is the first time I succeed to qualify for the World Event, I'm so proud. It's the most prestigious tournament of the year, and I pictured myself playing against one of the top players. I'm really very excited..

I really would like to thank my dad, Peter Genever and all the players who train with me. We are becoming like a family, and training to the intensity of that kind of match I played today, every single day. We are pushing each other up, and that makes all the difference I believe....



Tous les joueurs français ainsi que l'entraîneur National n'ont cessé de penser à Ken aujourd'hui.... Ils partagent la douleur de sa famille et de ses amis....
FRENCH CORNER
André Deloste vous raconte...
 
Mathieu Castagnet bt Gilly Lane (USA)
        
5/11, 7/11, 11/2, 11/5, 11/4 (72m)

Gilly Lane a débuté les 2 premiers jeux sur les chapeaux de roue, mettant une bonne pression sur Mathieu, qui manquait d’agressivité en début de match.

De plus Mathieu a fait beaucoup plus de fautes directes qu’à son habitude, ce qui permit à l’Américain de remporter les 2 premiers jeux sur un score confortable.

Suite à cela, Gilly s’enflamme dans le troisième, sort mentalement du match et tente beaucoup trop, alors que dans le même temps, Mathieu gagne en agressivité, et entrevoit des solutions tactiques.

Dès le début du quatrième jeu, il mène tactiquement les échanges et contre toutes les attaque de Lane à l’avant du court. L’Américain ne trouve plus de solutions pour gagner les échanges et fait de plus en plus de mauvais choix et de fautes directes.

Mathieu se qualifie donc pour le world open dans la douleur.

Yann Perrin bt Dick Lau (HK)
       11/6, 7/11, 11/9, 6/11, 11/6 (93m)

Après un début de match hésitant où Yann se retrouve mené 6/3 dans le premier jeu en manquant de longueur, il emporte le jeu 11/7 dès qu’il est plus patient et plus précis en longueur.

Dès lors, le match est très irrégulier, Dick Lau gardant un niveau de jeu régulier, mais Yann alterne le bon et le moins bon. Alors qu’il domine les débuts du second et du quatrième jeu, il sors de son schéma tactique, tente trop tôt dans les échanges et remet son adversaire dans le match.

De nouveau embarqué dans un match de 5 jeux. Yann prend un bon départ, et ne sera jamais rejoint en contrôlant son adversaire ne lui laissant plus les ouvertures qui lui avaient coûté la perte des second et quatrième jeu.

Il s’offre une balle de match d’un retour de service frappé croisé dans le nick et finit sur un croisé qui trouve un autre nick à l’arrière du court.

Julien Balbo bt Dylan Bennett (Ned)
           12/14, 11/9, 11/7, 11/4 (73m)

Julien prend un départ moyen et se retrouve mené la plupart du premier jeu, 9/7 pour Bennett, puis, prend les 3 points suivants pour s’offrir sa première balle de jeu, qu’il rate ainsi que la seconde et se voit perdre 13/11 après un très long jeu, qui a compté 32 demandes de let.

Le Hollandais n’étant pas réputé pour sa condition physique, ce long premier jeu, fait l’affaire de Julien, qui au fur et à mesure prend le match plus à son compte, et malgré une longueur approximative, se bat comme un forcené, et trouve des super défenses.

Plus le match dure et plus le Hollandais tente des attaques à tout moment, faisant ainsi soit des fautes directes, soit ouvrant le court ce qui permet à Julien des contre attaques qui marquent la plupart du temps.


Menant 2/1, Julien prend l’ascendant dès le début du quatrième jeu, et s’attribue 4 points d’avance, qu’il ne lâchera plus jusqu’à la conclusion du match.

Carton plein, 3 Français sur 3 qualifiés pour le world open, ce qui signifie que 7 Français seront présents dans le tableau final.







Draw & Results





Nicolas Mueller



Danny Lee

Bradley Hindle



24-Aug-2009


ALL HERE...

Not one player was missing this morning, nobody was late. Too important those qualifiers, that lead straight onto the main draw of the Biggest Tournament of the Year, and the most priced ever, I'm told.

Come on, look at the draw. That round could be a semi or a final in a lot of PSA tournaments around the world. No joking, this is a treat for my first tournament back...

Only little trouble here, in this stunning club, no wireless. And the only way I can get my personal internet to work, is outside, in the sun. Meaning that I can't see the screen cause the light! You may have to wait a bit for the updating of the site for the next three days...

But before things get serious, let's catch up with a few important facts, you know me, I just cannot resist....

EN BREFS' QUICKIES....

Jan, texting the lady of his heart...First of all, Happy Birthday to Nicolas Mueller, who just turned 20 today. He is so freaking tall, can't believe he is only 20!....  Also Jan Koukal is married, just tied the knot in the summer, more on that later....

Important to notice, the WSF sent the Top Guns today to referee those qualifiers, proof if needed the importance of that tournament. Wendy D, in charge of the show, will be assisted by two World Refs, John M and Roy G, plus an International Ref from England, Dean C.

The three refs rules will be applied here, meaning that a volunteer player will be required at each match. A good move, the players feel...

If the English players show a nice happy smile on their faces, the Australians are not that ecstatic, having lost a crucial encounter yesterday in cricket, something called the Ashes, I believe.

Don't ask me, I just know it's played over an awful long time, and that it's extremely important for those two countries...



But I kept the best one for the end, literally. As the players were waiting to their fate to be drawn out of Danny delicate hands, two ladies from the club called me up. "Sorry, dear, who is that hunk near the window?". "Euh, which one", I replied, "they are ALL gorgeous, and they are all MINE, you can't have them". "Well, that one, there, unshaved look."

And they pointed at Bradley Hindle.

What can I say, the Australian charm struck again... Must be something in the Australian water, as I could tell you a few other names to add to that "hunk" list...
Qualifying start in a few hours in St George's, London
Framboise Reports

Holidays are over boys and girls. Time to come back to serious business for the PSA players. And there will be 32 to compete to try and get in the main World Open draw.

Last year, we all remember it all happened in Manchester with a first victory for Ramy, and a confirmation of Nicol's world supremacy. This year, the championship will boast a prize fund of US$277k - the largest ever offered by any World Open or PSA event - and will be the first official sporting World Open Championship to be hosted in Kuwait, from 01-07 November.

But before landing in Kuwait, 32 players from 21 nations, representing all 5 continents, (wink to the CIO), will have to compete against each other for the remaining sixteen main draw places. The thirty-two entrants will comprise 27 PSA players and five WSF nominations.

So, we'll all be in the famous St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, a superb complex not too far away from London, conveniently situated between Heathrow and Gatwick. Actually, we are all going to stay there for a few days, as the qualifiers for the Saudi Open will be held the next following days.

As Legend Cubbins is still between planes coming back from the Caymans Islands - I know, tis a tough job but - I'll have the heavy duty to try and inform you on my own, so, don't shoot if a few grammar errors occur, or if I'm a bit slower to put articles on the site. My English brain is a bit rusted after those weeks spent in the lovely south of France....

Draw at 10h30 Monday morning, start of play at 11h30... Speak then people....

(Czech Republic)
Jan Koukal
(France)
Julien Balbo, Mathieu Castagnet, Yann Perrin
(South Africa)
Stephen Coppinger, Clinton Leeuw
(Egypt)
Mohammed Abbas
(Malaysia)
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan
(India)
Ritwik Bhattacharya
(Australia)
Scott Arnold, Bradley Hindle, Wade Johnstone
(New Zealand)
Martin Knight, Campbell Grayson
(Pakistan)
Yasir Butt, Adil Maqbool, Shahid Zaman
(England)
Robbie Temple, Ben Ford, Shaun le Roux
(Switzerland)
Nicolas Mueller
(Netherlands)
Dylan Bennett
(USA)
Gilly Lane
(Ireland)
Arthur Gaskin, John Rooney
(Scotland)
Alan Clyne
(Hong Kong)
Dick Lau, Max Lee

players nominated by the WSF, via their national federations

Jens Schoor (Germany)
Aqeel Rehman (Austria)
Rasmus Nielsen (Denmark)
 Henrik Mustonen (Finland)
Abdul Salem Al-Malki (Qatar)

Kuwait World Open 2009
Jan Koukal (Cze)
11/6, 15/13, 8/3 (retired injured) 49m
Joe Lee (Eng)
Joe Lee (Eng)

Shawn Le Roux (Eng)
Shawn Le Roux (Eng)
4/11, 12/10, 11/7, 11/4 (59m)
Campbell Grayson (NZ)
Adil Maqbool (Pak)
13/11, 8/11, 11/7, 11/8
Arthur Gaskin (Irl)
Arthur Gaskin (Irl)

Rasmus Nielsen (Den)

Rasmus Nielsen (Den)
11/4, 11/5, 11/6 (23m)
Ritwik Bhattacharya (Ind)
Mohamed Abbas (Egy)
retired wo back injury
John Rooney (Irl)
John Rooney (Irl)

Yasir Butt (Pak)
Clinton Leeuw (Rsa)
7/11, 11/8, 7/11, 11/5, 11/7 ( 61m)
Yasir Butt (Pak)
Mathieu Castagnet (Fr)
5/11, 7/11, 11/2, 11/5, 11/4 (72m)
Gilly Lane (USA)
Mathieu Castagnet (Fr)

Martin Knight (Nzl)
Ben Ford (Eng)
11/7, 10/12, 11/9, 9/11, 11/6 (82m)
Martin Knight (Nzl)
Scott Arnold (Aus)
11/7, 12/10, 9/11, 8/11, 11/9 (65m)
Aqeel Rehman (Aut)
Scott Arnold (Aus)

Yann Perrin (Fra)
 
Dick Lau (HK)
11/6, 7.11, 11/9, 6/11, 11/6 (93m)
Yann Perrin (Fra)
Brad Hindle (Aus)
8/11, 8/4 ret.
Alan Clyne (Sco)
Alan Clyne (Sco)

Steve Coppinger (Rsa)

Wade Johnstone (Aus)
11/3, 11/1, 11/9 (31m)
Steve Coppinger (Rsa)
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)
14/12, 11/9, 8/11, 11/5 (69m)
Max Lee (Hkg)
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)

Nicolas Mueller (Swi)
Jens Schoor (Ger)
7/11, 11/7, 11/5, 11/8 (43m)
Nicolas Mueller (Swi)
Robbie Temple (Eng)
11/9, 12/10, 4/11, 11/9 (58m)
Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
Robbie Temple (Eng)

Julien Balbo (Fra)
Dylan Bennett (Ned)
12/14, 11/9, 11/7, 11/4 (73m)
Julien Balbo (Fra)

Lucky Losers :
Ben Ford - Jens Schoor - Ritwick  Bhattacharya - Gilly Lane - Henrik Mustonen - Max Lee - Campbell Grayson - Clinton Leew

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