Final: Egypt 2-1 Pakistan Amr Khalid Khalifa 3-0 Danish Atlas Khan
11/3, 11/9, 11/3
Ali Farag 2-3 Nasir Iqbal
8/11, 11/6, 7/11, 11/2, 8/11 Marwan El Shorbagy 3-1 Farhan Zaman
11/5, 4/11, 11/9, 11/9
3rd/4th: Canada 2-1 England
5th/6th: India 2-1 New Zealand
7th/8th: France 2-0 Germany
9th/10th: Australia 2-0 Mexico
11th/12th: Wales 2-0 USA
13th/14th: Korea 2-0 Colombia
15th/16th: Netherlands 2-0 Venezuela
17th/18th: South Africa 2-0 Ireland
19th/20th: Japan 2-1 Ecuador
21st/22nd: Kuwait 2-1 Guatemala
23rd/24th: Brazil 2-0 Cayman Islands
Egypt Reclaim World Junior Team Title
In a dramatic climax to the 2010 Men's World Junior Team
Squash Championship in Quito, top seeds Egypt beat defending
champions Pakistan 2/1 to win the title for the third time
world individual champion Amr Khaled Khalifa put the
favourites into a commanding position in the tie after
beating Pakistan number one Danish Atlas Khan 11-3,
11-9, 11-3 in a victory which marked his tenth successive
win in the two-week-long championships.
But second seeds Pakistan charged back into contention when
Nasir Iqbal ended Ali Farag's unbeaten run in
the team event by overcoming the individual championship
runner-up 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 2-11, 11-8 in a 65-minute
encounter to level the tie.
it took a further nail-biting 50 minutes before the
destination of the title was resolved - when 17-year-old
Marwan El Shorbagy repeated his individual championship
bronze medal win over Farhan Zaman to beat the
18-year-old Pakistani 11-5, 4-11, 11-9, 11-9.
It was a glorious conclusion to the championships for Egypt
- who not only claimed all the medals in the individual
championship, but now hold all four main world team titles,
the men's and women's senior and junior crowns.
seeds Canada celebrated their best finish in the
championship since 1992 after upsetting third seeds and
former champions England 2/1 in the bronze medal play-off
for third place.
India also claimed a 2/1 victory in the fifth place
play-off - but it proved a notable conclusion for runners-up
New Zealand, the 11th seeds whose 6th place is their best
finish for 18 years.
There was further cause for celebration in the Korea
camp when the 16th-seeded team, in only their second
appearance in the championship, beat Colombia in the
play-off for 13th place - thus finishing 16 places higher
than in their 2000 debut.
Canada wins Bronze Louis Daugnault
Canada concluded an impressive run at the men’s world junior
squash championships on Saturday with a thrilling 2-1
victory over number-three England to win the bronze medal in
the team event.
The third place result equals Canada’s best-ever finish at
the men’s world juniors. The Canadians were also third in
1992 and in 1979. This week’s tournament was the ultimate
fitness test in a city sitting at 10,000 feet above sea
level. Every match was a heart bursting, lung busting
challenge for the players.
“I can’t say enough how proud I am of our team,” said
Jonathan Hill of Calgary, the head coach of Canada’s
national junior team. “The key to our success was our
preparation. We put four weeks of hard work and training
together with the goal to win a medal. Our players were
ready for this tournament.”
After Andrew Schnell of Calgary lost the opening match to
Charles Sharpes, Nick Sachvie of St. Catharines, Ont., tied
the match at 1-1 defeating Nathan Lake in five games with
the fifth match going 11-9.
Arjun Gupta of Toronto won the third and deciding match in
another five-game thriller with the fifth game going to
12-10. Gupta had squandered match ball in the fourth game
and blew a 10-7 lead late in the fifth.
“It was very difficult mentally,” said Gupta. “I knew that
bronze medal was on the line and this was what we had worked
so hard for. I didn’t want to let it slip away. I just had
to keep really focused.”
Schnell was still on a high after receiving his medal.
“This is unbelievable,” he said. “Canada came through and
this tournament really showed how much we’ve prospered in
this sport. The altitude was especially difficult in the
individual tournament last week but by the team event we
were pretty use to it. Our preparation really paid off.”
Canada opened the tournament winning its two round robin
matches earlier this week then defeated Mexico and fourth
seed India in the round of 16 and quarterfinals
respectively. They put up a strong fight against number-one
Egypt on Friday in the semifinal but lost 3-0.
The 1992 Canadian team, the last one to earn a world junior
podium finish, included world champion Jonathon Power of
Toronto. It launched a golden period for Canadian squash.
“This week’s performance will inspire many of our top
players back in Canada to try and attain the same kind of
success on the international stage,” said Hill.
England 1-2 Canada
Charles Sharpes 3-0 Andrew Schnell 11/5, 11/7, 11/9
Nathan Lake 2-3 Nick Sachvie 6/11, 3/11, 11/5, 12/10,
James Earles 2-3 Arjun Gupta 9/11, 11/6, 11/3, 11/3,
Ravi & Ramit secure 5th for India Cyrus Poncha reports
India defeated New Zealand at the World Junior Men’s Squash
Championships to secure the 5th position.
In the first tie, a pumped up Paul Coll defeated Aditya
Jagtap. After winning the first game in the tiebreaker Paul
kept the pressure on Aditya and did not give him a chance to
get into the match winning the next two games comfortably.
The first game of the second tie was a 21 min duel with Ravi
going down to his opponent Lance 15-17. That game seemed to
drain out the energetic Lance and fleet footed Ravi took
control of the match thereafter by continuously moving him
to all corners and levelled the score for India.
In the decider, Ramit Tandon once again gave a solid
performance wrong-footing Bryce on numerous occasions to win
the match in straight game and the tie for India.
India attained the 5th position and New Zealand 6th. This
has been the best performance for New Zealand since 1992.
Earlier India had lost to Canada in the quarterfinals.
Canada finished in 3rd position ahead of England.
India’s performance at the World Junior Men’s has been
consistent for the past 5 events. Our best performance was
in 2008 when we finished 4th. In 2006 – 6th; 2004 – 5th;
2002 – 5th.
INDIA 2 - 1 NEW ZEALAND
Aditya Jagtap 0-3 Paul Coll 10/12, 6/11, 5/11 (27m)
Ravi Dixit 3-1 Lance Beddoes 15/17, 11/5, 11/8, 11/3 (50m)
Ramit Tandon 3-0 Bryce Redman 11/9, 11/5, 11/5 (26m)
Top Two to contest Teams final
Egypt and Pakistan
will line up in the World Junior Team final for the
fourth time in a row since 2004 after the two top seeded
teams won their semi-finals in contrasting styles.
Favourites Egypt - with a squad featuring the players who
won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the earlier
individual completion - defeated surprise opponents Canada,
the fifth seeds, 3/0.
New world individual champion Amr Khaled Khalifa recovered
from a game down to beat Canadian number one Andrew Schnell
7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 before bronze medallist Marwan El
Shorbagy took out the third string Canadian Arjun Gupta
11-13, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9.
Ali Farag, individual championship runner-up, ensured
maximum points for Egypt by despatching Nick Sachvie 11-1,
11-8 in the best-of-three dead rubber.
The win takes Egypt, champions in 1994 and 2006, into the
world final for the eighth time since 1994.
Title-holders Pakistan had a harder time claiming their
anticipated place in the climax, having to fight back from a
match down to beat former champions England, the third
England number one Charles Sharpes raised England's hopes
with a battling 9-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-5, 13-11 win over
Pakistan's Danish Atlas Khan in the opening clash. Farhan
Zaman restored order for the second seeds when he beat
James Earles 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4.
The decider was a dramatic 55-minute affair which lasted
four games - but it was the Pakistan number two Nasir Iqbal
who prevailed, defeating Nathan Lake 11-8, 11-5, 11-13, 11-7
to put the four-time champions into the final for the eighth
time since the inaugural championships in 1980.
 Canada Amr Khaled Khalifa 3-1 Andrew Schnell
7/11, 11/7, 11/7,
Marwan El Shorbagy 3-1 Arjun Gupta
11/13, 11/6, 11/3,
Ali Farag 2-0 Nick Sachvie
11/1, 11/8 (17m)
 Pakistan 2-1  England Danish Atlas Khan 2-3 Charles Sharpes
11/9, 5/11, 11/4,
5/11, 11/13 (72m)
Farhan Zaman 3-1
11/7, 9/11, 11/9,
Nasir Iqbal 3-1
11/8, 11/5, 11/13,
5/8: France 1-2 India, Germany 1-2
9/12: Mexico 3-0 USA, Australia
13/16: Colombia 2-1 Netherlands, Korea 3-0
17/20: Ireland 3-0 Ecuador, Japan 0-3 South Africa
21/24: Cayman 1-2 Guatemala, Brazil 1-2 Kuwait
Canada Crash into Semis
Canada upset fourth seeds India in the quarter-finals
to ensure a top four finish for the first time since 1992.
number one Andrew Schnell, 18, from Calgary, put the fifth
seeds into the driving seat with a commanding 11-5, 11-9,
11-4 win over India's Aditya Jagtap. Team-mate Nick Sachvie
clinched Canada's place in the semi-finals by beating Ravi
Dixit 11-7, 11-7, 11-4.
“I knew all along our team was good enough to reach the
semifinals,” said Sachvie, who clinched the match. “It’s an
honour for us to do so well. When I got to match ball, I got
a huge adrenaline rush after thinking one more point and
Team Canada is in the semifinals. I was ecstatic and glad I
could finish it off for the team."
“I feel this will be a great motivator for our junior squash
players,” said Jonathan Hill, head coach of the men’s
national junior team. “They now have a group of players they
have watched for many years achieve success on a world
stage. A top-four finish will inspire many of our top
players back in Canada to try and attain the same kind of
success on the international stage."
“Egypt has been dominating junior squash for a few years
now, so our players will have to be at the top of their game
for us to win,” Hill added. “They play a very attacking
style of squash and move the ball around the court very
well. Our players are very fit and are up for the challenge
to counter the attack.”
India gained a consolation point when third string Ramit
Tandon dismissed Canadian Arjun Gupta 11-2 11-1 in the
'dead' third rubber.
now face favourites Egypt for a place in the final.
Fielding the players who won the gold. silver and bronze
medals in the earlier individual completion - Amr Khaled
Khalifa, Ali Farag and Marwan El Shorbagy, respectively -
Egypt brushed aside seventh seeds France 3/0.
Defending champions Pakistan and former champions
England will line up in the other semi-final. Pakistan,
the second seeds, crushed Germany 3/0, while four-time
champions England, the third seeds, defeated outsiders New
Zealand 3/0 - but only after Nathan Lake survived a dramatic
second string battle against Lance Beddoes, coming back from
two games down to beat the 17-year-old Kiwi 10-12, 7-11,
11-3, 11-9, 11-5.
 EGYPT bt  FRANCE 3/0 Amr Khaled Khalifa
bt Lucas Serme 11-3, 11-2, 11-0
Ali Farag bt Arthur Moineau 11-9, 11-0, 11-3
Marwan El Shorbagy bt Alexandre Cogno 11-4, 11-1
 CANADA bt  INDIA 2/1 Andrew Schnell bt Aditya Jagtap 11-5, 11-9, 11-4
Nick Sachvie bt Ravi Dixit 11-7, 11-7, 11-4
Arjun Gupta lost to Ramit Tandon 2-11, 1-11
 ENGLAND bt  NEW ZEALAND 3/0 Charles Sharpes bt Paul Coll 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
Nathan Lake bt Lance Beddoes 10-12, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-5
James Earles bt Bryce Redman 11-8, 11-6
9th - 16th place play-offs:
 USA bt  COLOMBIA 3/0
 MEXICO bt  NETHERLANDS 3/0 Miled Zarazua bt Rick Penders 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
Ricardo Lopez bt Tim van der Pluijm 11-4, 11-7, 11-4
Mario Yanez bt Marc ter Sluis 11-13, 11-2, 11-8
 WALES bt [17/24] VENEZUELA 3/0 David Haley bt Daniel Prato 11-6, 11-3, 11-3
Nyall Driscoll bt Alejandro Suarez 11-2, 11-4, 11-3
Sam Huxtable bt Wilfredo Arcia 11-4, 11-6
 AUSTRALIA bt  KOREA 2/1 Jacob Alexander bt Go Young-Jo 11-9, 11-7, 14-12
Sam Fife bt JaeJin Yoo 12-10, 11-7, 11-1
Jack Molloy lost to Jeong Dae-Hoon 10-12, 9-11
17th - 24th place play-offs:
[17/24] IRELAND bt [17/24] CAYMAN ISLANDS 3/0 Gary Power bt Cameron Stafford 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 10-12,
Rory Birtwistle bt Alex Frazer 11-5, 11-2, 11-6
Conor O'Shea bt Matthew Mudeen 11-6, 11-2
[17/24] ECUADOR bt [17/24] GUATEMALA 2/1 Ernesto Davila bt Bryan Bonilla 11-2, 11-9, 11-6
Santiago Sevilla lost to Luis Pedro Flores 9-11, 7-11, 9-11
Alejandro Castro bt Antonio de la Torre 11-9, 5-11, 11-7,
 SOUTH AFRICA bt [17/24] KUWAIT 2/1 Paul Rodrigues bt Hasan Al-Taqi 8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5
Athan Page bt Nasser Al-Rashid 10-12, 2-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-3
Craig Stephens lost to Yousef Saleh 5-11, 1-11
[17/24] JAPAN bt [17/24] BRAZIL 2/1 Ryosei Kobayashi bt Josimar Silva 11-9, 5-11, 4-11,
Tomotaka Endo lost to Pedro Veiga 5-11, 11-5, 5-11, 8-11
Taiki Kaido w/o[/b]
04-Aug, Knockout Round One: After two days of
pool matches it's down to the knockout stages of the world
junior teams in Quito. Most of the top sixteen seeds made it
through to the main draw, the exception being 12th seeds
South Africa, who lost out to Venezuela in the
final round of pool matches, by default after the South
Africans played their team in the wrong order.
New Zealand scored an upset win over sixth seeds
Mexico to top pool F, and they followed it up with a
comfortable win over Venezuela to gain a place in the
quarter-finals against third seeds England, who eased
Top seeds Egypt and defending champions Pakistan,
who have contested the last three finals,
both progressed comfortably enough, and they now meet
France and Germany, respectively.
Last sixteen round:
 EGYPT bt  COLOMBIA 3/0 Zahed Mohamed 3-0 Simon Martinez 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
Amr Khaled Khalifa 3-0 Juan Vargas 11-4, 11-7, 11-9
Marwan El Shorbagy 2-0 Alfonso Marroquin 12-10, 16-14
 FRANCE bt  USA 3/0 Alexandre Cogno 3-0 Ash Egan 12-10, 11-4, 11-7
Lucas Serme 3-0 Brandon McLaughlin 11-1, 11-5, 12-10
Damien Volland 2-1 Dylan Murray 11-6, 3-11, 11-8
 INDIA bt  NETHERLANDS 3/0
Mahesh Mangaonkar 3-0 Tomas de Paauw 11-3, 11-4, 11-7
Aditya Jagtap 3-2 Rick Penders 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 12-10,
Ravi Dixit 2-0 Tim van der Pluijm 11-3, 11-3
 CANADA bt  MEXICO 2/1
Arjun Gupta 3-2 Luis Quintal Valdiva 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 8-11,
Andrew Schnell 3-0 Miled Zarazua 11-7, 11-7, 11-8
Nick Sachvie 1-2 Mario Yanez 11-8, 4-11, 0-11
G: AUSTRALIA 3 – 0 BRAZIL
Jacob Alexander vs Josemar Silva 17/15, 11/5, 11/7
Walter Koteka vs W.O.
Sam Fife vs Pedro Veiga 11/6, 11/4, 11/0
H: USA 1 – 2 GERMANY Brandon McLaughlin vs Rudi Rohrmuller 2/11, 4/11, 9/11
Christopher Jung vs Sven Lemmermann 10/12, 11/9, 11/7, 7/11,
Dylan Murray vs Valentin Rapp 11/9, 11/3, 11/4
E: SOUTH AFRICA 1 – 2 VENEZUELA Paul Rodriguez vs Daniel Prato 11/3, 11/1, 11/3
Craig Stephens vs Wilfrido Arcia W.O.
Durant Martin vs Alejandro Suárez W.O.
F: MÉXICO 1 – 2 NEW ZEALAND Miled Zarazua vs Paul Coll 11/6, 6/11, 11/6, 8/11,
Mario Yanez vs Michael Sunderland 10/12, 11/3, 11/3, 11/6
Ricardo López vs Lance Beddoes 11/6, 11/3, 6/11, 9/11, 8/11
C: NETHERLANDS 2 – 1 KUWAIT
Rick Penders vs Hassan Al-Taqi 8/11, 11/0, 11/3, 11/6
Marc Tersluis vs Yousif Saleh 3/11, 11/36, 6/11, 3/11
Tim Van Der Pluijm vs Nasser Al-Rashid 11/9, 11/9, 7/11,
D: INDIA 2 – 1 WALES
Aditya Jag Tap vs David Haley 7/11, 11/9, 11/9, 11/6
Ramit Tandon vs Sam Huxtable 11/8, 11/7, 11/6
Ravi Dixit vs Sam Fenwick 6/11, 11/7, 0/11, 0/11
A: KOREA 2 – 1 IRELAND
Youngjo Ko vs Gary Power 6/11, 9/11, 11/8, 4/11
Daehoon Jeong vs Michael Stewart 11/7, 11/8, 12/10
Jaejin Yoo vs Rory Birstwistle 11/7, 7/11, 11/2 11/3
H: USA 3 – 0 CAYMAN ISLANDS
Brandon McLaughlin vs Cameron Stafford 11/8, 11/4, 11/6
Ash Egan vs Nicolas Cameron 11/4, 11/3, 11/1
Dylan Murray vs Alex Frazer 11/6, 11/6, 11/2
G: FRANCE 2 – 1 AUSTRALIA
Lucas Serme vs Jacob Alexander 11/7, 11/5, 11/8
Damien Volland vs Walter Koteka 11/7, 11/7, 9/11, 11/4
Arthur Moineau vs Sam Fife 9/11, 5/11, 1/11
E: CANADÁ 2 – 1 SUDÁFRICA
Andrew Schnell vs Paul Rodriguez 11/7, 11/4, 11/9
Arjun Gupta vs Craig Stephens 11/5, 10/12, 7/11, 9/11
Nick Sachvie vs Athan Page 11/9, 11/8, 11/5
F: MÉXICO 3 – 0 GUATEMALA
Miled Zarazua vs Luis Pedro Flores 11/2, 11/5, 11/2
Luis Quintal vs Josue Enriquez 11/9, 11/3, 11/4
Mario Yanez vs Antonio de la Torres 11/5, 11/6, 11/4
02-Aug, Day One Matches:
No problems for the top seeds
on the first day of teams action.
Favourites Egypt - with a clean sweep of the individual
medals it's hard to see anyone seriously challenging them -
opened up with two three-nil wins.
Defending champions Pakistan had just the one match today,
beating Japan 3/0 while third seeds England also enjoyed a
pair of comfortable victories.
Day two seed the end of the pool stages, the top sixteen
going into the knockout draw.
 EGYPT bt [17/24] IRELAND 3/0
Zahed Mohamed bt Conor O'Shea 11-2, 11-2, 11-6
Ali Farag bt Rory Birtwistle 11-8, 11-4, 11-7
Marwan El Shorbagy bt Michael Stewart 11-5, 11-3, 11-5
 EGYPT bt  SOUTH KOREA 3/0 Zahed Mohamed bt Daegil Her 11-5, 13-11, 11-6
Ali Farag bt JaeJin Yoo 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
Marwan El Shorbagy bt Jeong Dae-Hoon 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
 COLOMBIA bt [17/24] JAPAN 2/1
Simon Martinez lost to Tomotaka Endo 4-11, 4-11, 5-11
Juan Vargas Heredia bt Ryosei Kobayashi 6-11, 11-5, 11-4,
Alfonso Marroquin bt Gunjl Hayate 11-5, 5-11, 11-3, 12-14,