The Longest Match Ever
Gas City ProAm
Semi-Final, 24-Jan 2015:
 Leo Au (Hkg) 3-2  Shawn Delierre (Can)
11-6, 7-11, 16-14 (170m)
The semi-final match between
Leo Au and Shawn Delierre in Holtrand Gas City
Pro-Am 2015 in Medicine Hat, Canada, was, at a mammoth 170
minutes, the longest squash match .... ever !!
It was a match that eclipsed the previous record set
32-years ago by legendary Pakistani six-time world champion
Jahangir Khan, who took 166-minutes to get past
Gamal Awad in the 1983 Chichester Festival in the era of
With the fifth game, which went to 16-14, lasting an
incredible 78-minutes alone the victory saw Au, who stands
at 5ft 4, complete a total of over 300-minutes on court
during the four-day tournament, averaging 75-minutes-plus
per day as he stormed to the title, earn his place in the
annals of sporting history in the process.
was a tough week for me because I'm physically and mentally
exhausted after the tournament," said Au.
"I'm really happy to win this match against Shawn. In the
fifth game neither of us ever had a big lead, it was 1-1,
2-2, 3-3 and always very tight.
"When we got to the tie-break I don't think anyone could
tell who would win in that situation because both of us were
tired and we were still pushing hard for each point.
Fortunately, I managed to finish the match at 16-14!
"I was physically very tired in the final but I just fought
for each point and didn't think much about other things. I'm
happy that my fitness lasted until the end and that I was
able to stay focused during the match."
PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough said: "The fact that Leo
not only won his 170-minute match against Shawn, but then
followed it up by winning the final in 85-minutes, with less
than 24 hours recovery, is testament to the kind of physical
conditioning that is par for the course on the PSA World
Tour at present.
"In sports like premier league football players are lauded
for completing two 90-minute matches inside seven days while
we are regularly seeing players backing up from 60-minute
plus battles on a daily basis at all events, from the
Challenger level all the way through to World Series,
demonstrating the supreme fitness levels that are required
to play squash at the highest standard and the players
deserve all the credit for the efforts they put in."
ref: Martin Knight
Matches you measure in hours
The longest matches
2015 Gas City Pro-Am: Leo Au (Hkg) 3-2 Shawn Delierre
11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 7-11, 16-14
1983 Chichester Festival: Jahangir Khan (Pak) 3-1 Gamal Awad
9-10, 9-5, 9-7, 9-2
2013 National Capital Open: Shawn Delierre (Can) 3-2 Adrian
11-13, 12-10, 14-12, 4-11,
2008 Baltimore Cup : Shawn Delierre (Can) 3-2 Shahier Razik
9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 13-11,
2015 Dougie Kempsell (Sco) 3-2 Joshua
6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 13-11 (149m)
2006 Hong Kong Open: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 3-2 Adrian Grant
12-10, 11-3, 3-11, 7-11,
And the longest three-game match:
2016 Gas City Pro-Am: Ben Coleman (Eng) 3-0 Shawn
11-9, 13-11, 12-10 (130m)