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18th Asian Junior Teams 2017
01-05 Feb, Hong Kong

05-Feb, Day FIVE, Finals:
India and Malaysia win Gold in HK

BOYS' FINAL: [1] India 2-0 [2] Malaysia
Velavan Senthilkumar 3-0 Ong Sai Hung          12/10, 11/0, 11/2
Abhay Singh 3-2 Darren Rahul     10/12, 7/11, 11/5, 14/12, 11/6

GIRLS' FINAL: [1] Malaysia 2-0 [2] Hong Kong
Sivasangari Subramanian 3-1 Hiu Lam Liu   11/5, 11/5, 9/11, 11/5
  Andrea Lee 3-1 Cheng Nga Ching           11/9, 11/6, 11/13, 11/4

After five days of competition, India and Malaysia claimed the of Boys' and Girls' team champions of the Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Squash Team Championships 2017.

The boys came first, as top seeds India took on defending champions Malaysia, aiming reclaiming the title they lost in 2013 and 2015.

Velevan Senthikumar gave India the advantage with a straight-games win over Ong Sai Hung. India's number two Abhay Singh recovered from two games down to clinch the triumph for India by beating Malaysian Darren Rahul in a tough five setter.

Hong Kong and Pakistan took the bronze medals.

The Girls' final was a repeat of 2015 between Hong Kong and Malaysia.  Subramaniam gave Malaysia the lead with a 3-1 win over Lui Hiu Lam, and Andrea Lee made sure that the top seeds retained the title as she beat Cheng Nga Ching, also in four games.


The Prize Presentation Ceremony was held after all the matches finished, Mr. David Mui, MH, JP, the President of Asian Squash Federation and Chairman of Hong Kong Squash along with Mr. Edmond Hui, Chief Executive Officer, Bright Smart Securities, Mr. Yeung Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports, Home Affair Bureau, Mr. Kelvin Leung, Chief Leisure Manager (Sports Funding), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Mr. Won-Kwan Kim, Vice President, Asian Squash Federation, Mr. Debendranath Sarangi, Vice President, Asian Squash Federation, Mr. Fayez Abdullah S. Al-Mutairi, Vice President, Asian Squash Federation, Mr. Duncan Chiu, Secretary General, Asian Squash Federation and Mr. Cedric Tyen, Honorary Treasurer, Asian Squash Federation were invited to the grand ceremony and to present the prizes and to share the joy with all the winning teams.

04-Feb, Day Four:

The Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Squash Championships 2017 Boys' and Girls' Teams finalists emerged today after four exciting semi-finals held at Hong Kong Squash Centre.

[1] India
2-0 [3] Hong Kong , [2] Malaysia 2-1 [4] Pakistan
[1] Malaysia
2-1 [3] Japan , [2] Hong Kong 2-0 [4] Singapore

Hong Kong Girls team featuring Lui Hiu Lam, Cheng Nga Ching, Chan Sin Yuk and Tang Yan Yi halted Singapore to advance to the final for four time in a row. Third string Chan Sin Yuk gave Hong Kong the lead by winning in straight games over Chan Hui Lynn in the opening match, and Lui Hiu Lam settled the battle with a straight games win over Sivkumar Sneha.

The Hong Kong girls will meet defending Champion Malaysia who beat  Japan 2-1 in their semi-final encounter. Zoe Foo put Malaysia ahead, Satomi Watanabe levelled the match with a 3-1 win over Sivasangari Subramaniam, and Aifa Azman took the decider foir Malaysia.

In the Boys' event India claimed the first place in the final by defeating Hong Kong 2-0 in two vigorous matches in front of the packed crowd.

Playing at the top string, Chan Chi Ho started off with an aggressive style against Ranjit Singh, but the Indian managed to grasp the crucial shots and to finish off in four games. Hong Kong No.1 Lai Cheuk Nam played a fierce see-saw match against British Junior Open title holder, Valavan Senthilkumar before losing in five games.

Malaysia fought back from a match down to secure their spot in the boy's final. Pakistan made a good start with a five-game victory by Mansoor Zaman, Ong Sai Hung tied the match for Malaysia and Darren Rahul closed the match out with a 3-0 win in the decider.

The finals will start at 12.30 and 15.00 tomorrow at Hong Kong Squash Centre for free admission. Welcome you all to come and support our players!

03-Feb, Day Three:
Semis Set in Hong Kong

The Pool Matches of the Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Squash Team Championships 2017 were wrapped up today at Hong Kong Squash Centre, with the semi-finalists in both events determined.

Hong Kong girls remained unbeaten to confirm their top place in pool B with a 2-1 win over Japan. They will meet Singapore for a place in the final, while top seeds Malaysia face Japan.

On the boy’s side, in Pool A top seeds India made it five wins out of five to finish top while Pakistan beat Iran 3-0 to clinch second spot and a place in the semis.

In Pool B defending champions Malaysia beat Hong Kong 3-0 to leave three teams on four wins. Countback determinded tha Malaysia finished top, Hong Kong second and Jordan, who earlier beat Malaysia, miss out on the semis.

[1] India
2-0 [3] Hong Kong
[2] Malaysia 2-1 [4] Pakistan
[1] Malaysia
2-1 [3] Japan
[2] Hong Kong 2-0 [4] Singapore
Pool Stage
Boys A W/L Boys B W/L
[1] India
[4] Pakistan
[5] Iran
[9] Korea
[8] Japan
[12] Macau
5 / 0
4 / 1
3 / 2
2 / 3
1 / 4
0 / 5
[2] Malaysia
[3] Hong Kong

[6] Jordan
[7] Singapore
[10] Sri Lanka
[11] Taipei
4 / 1
4 / 1
4 / 1
2 / 3
1 / 4
0 / 5
Girls A W/L Girls B W/L
[1] Malaysia
[4] Singapore
[5] Korea
[8] Macau
[9] Taipei
4 / 0
3 / 1
2 / 2
0 / 4
1 / 3
[2] Hong Kong
[3] Japan

[6] India
[7] Sri Lanka
3 / 0
2 / 1
1 / 2
0 / 3

02-Feb, Day TWO:
Jordan shock champions Malaysia
as semis approach ...

The second day of pool matches of Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Squash Championships 2017 saw Hong Kong Boy’s and Girl’s teams carry on their winning streaks to stay top of their pools.

Hong Kong boys produced a solid win in the first match against Sri Lanka and came through a tough encounter with Jordan. Chan Wui Ki recorded the first win, however Jordan levelling up the match as beating Lai Cheuk Nam in four games. In the deciding match, Chan Chi Ho fought hard to survive in four close games.

The biggest upset today came as Jordan beat defending champions and second seeds Malaysia in at 2-1 to open up Pool B. The Hong Kong Boys now meet Malaysia, and Jordan play Singapore to decide final positions.

In Pool A, top seeds India beat Pakistan 3-0 to secure top spot with just Macau to play. Pakistan and Iran meet to decide whoi joins India in the semis.

There were no surprises in the girls matches, the Hong Kong girls team including Liu Hiu Lam, Cheng Nga Ching and Chan Sin Yuk maintained their sharp form by defeating India in the anticipated three nil victory. They will face Japan tomorrow to determine who earns a more advantageous place in the knock out stages.

Meanwhile top seeds Malaysia finished top of the pool A with a clean sweep of 3-0 wins, and Singapore and Korea meet to decide the last semi-final place.

01-Feb, Day ONE:
Seeds sail through opening day

The  Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Squash Team Championships kicked off at Hong Kong Squash Centre with 18 matches as all the seeded teams won to secure the top spot in all four pools of both boys and girls team events.

In the boy’s event, Pakistan took charge in Pool A by defeating Korea and Macau 3-0 while top seeds India came  beat Japan 3-0, but lost the last leg to Korea to finish 2-1.

Hong Kong, the local favourites consisting of Lai Cheuk Nam, Chan Wui Ki, Chan Chi Ho and Ho Ka Hei, are top of Pool B after winning two comfortable straight games against Singapore and Chinese Taipei. Defending champions Malaysia also got safely through with two wins over Singapore and Malaysia to take second spot.

In the girl’s event, top seed and defending champions Malaysia passed through Macau and Chinese Taipei to dominate pool A. Second seeded Hong Kong featuring Lui Hiu Lam, Cheng Nga Ching, Chan Sin Yuk and Tang Yan Yi, clinched a comprehensive victory over Sir Lanka to top Pool B.

Full Draws & Results

Day TWO Results

Day ONE Results

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