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Houston Open 2016
10-15 May, Texas, Usa, $50k

-May, Final:
Elshorbagy beats Abouelghar in all-Egyptian final

In-form Egyptian Marwan ElShorbagy stormed to his first Houston Open title by beating fellow Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar in a four-game 51-minute final.

After his tough semi final match against Mazen Hesham when he was matchball down in the fourth he,  looked more focused and relaxed today.  The match was e replay of both their world junior finals - both of which were also won by Marwan  - as he claimed his 6th PSA title.

"I'm delighted and ecstatic after this weekend," said Marwan, "and it's good preparation for next weeks event in Guatemala."

Abouelghar was "happy with my performance and was delighted to reach the final, and also looking forward to his next event in Guatemala."

Life Time Tour Director Andre Maur was very happy with the event and is looking forward to next yea'rs event with the glass court. Tournament Director Jahanzeb Khan organized an outstanding event.

Houston Open 2016
10-15 May, Texas, Usa, $50k
Round One
12 May 
13 May
14 May
15 May
[1] Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy)
12-10, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)
[Q] Olli Tuominen (Fin)
[1] Marwan Elshorbagy

 11-8, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8 (45m)

[5] Steve Coppinger
[1] Marwan Elshorbagy

 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9 (60m)

[3] Mazen Hesham

6 PSA titles
for Marwan

[1] Marwan Elshorbagy


11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3 (51m)


[4] Mohamed Abouelghar

[5] Steve Coppinger (Rsa)
11-9, 13-11, 11-5 (50m)
Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)
[8] Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy)
11-5, 21-19, 11-1 (50m)
[wc] Shahjahan Khan (Pak)
[8] Omar Abdel Meguid

5-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 (65m)

[3] Mazen Hesham
[3] Mazen Hesham (Egy)
11-13, 11-5, 11-6, 12-10 (50m)
[Q] Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
Diego Elias (Per)
7-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 11-4 (52m)
[4] Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy)
[4] Mohamed Abouelghar

7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9(46m)

[6] Gregoire Marche
[4] Mohamed Abouelghar

 11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 11-7 (35m)

[2] Ryan Cuskelly

Cesar Salazar (Mex)
17-19, 11-2, 13-11, 11-8 (70m)
[6] Gregoire Marche (Fra)
[Q] Reiko Peter (Sui)
 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 (46m)
[7] Zahed Mohamed (Egy)
[7] Zahed Mohamed

11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8 (76m)

[2] Ryan Cuskelly
[Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
12-10, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)
[2] Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)

11-May, Finals:

Reiko Peter (Sui) 3-0 Vikram Malhotra (Ind)                   11-3, 11-6, 11-7 (40m)
Henrik Mustonen (Fin) 3-0 Danish Atlas Khan (Pak)          11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (27m)
Olli Tuominen (Fin) 3-2 Chris Binnie (Jam)    8-11, 10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 (68m)
Campbell Grayson (Nzl) 3-0 Nathan Lake (Eng)              11-6, 11-5, 12-10 (35m)

10-May, Round One:

Vikram Malhotra (Ind) 3-0 Alfredo Avila (Mex)                     11-6, 11-7, 11-5 (35m)
Reiko Peter (Sui) w/o Yasir Butt (Pak)                                         w/o
Danish Atlas Khan (Pak) 3-1 Anthony Graham (Eng)    9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 (52m)
Henrik Mustonen (Fin) 3-0 Adam Coleman (Usa)                   11-2, 11-0, 11-1 (12m)
Olli Tuominen (Fin) 3-1 Faraz Khan (Usa)                    11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-2 (36m)
Chris Binnie (Jam) 3-2 Clinton Leeuw (Rsa)         9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 (80m)
Nathan Lake (Eng) 3-0 Reuben Phillips (Eng)                       11-3, 11-8, 11-3 (45m)
Campbell Grayson (Nzl) 3-0 Shahid Hussain (Pak)                 11-0, 11-2, 11-3 (19m)

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14-May, Semis:
Elshorbagy and Abouelghar set up all-Egyptian final

The final of the Houston Open will be an all-Egyptian affair after hard-fought semi-final wins from Marwan Elshorbagy and Mohamed Abouelghar.

Today on the fifth day of the 2016 Houston open, the atmosphere was electric as we were well under way on the amateur tournament with quarter finals and everyone was anxiously anticipating the pro semifinals.

The semifinals did not disappoint with a nail biting 3-2 battle against the two Egyptians, Marwan ElShorbagy and Mazen Hesham. Hesham was here in Houston for the third year to defend his unbeaten record. With a 11-9 finish in the fifth game, both Egyptians were fighting to the end with some incredibly fast paced and intense rallies.

The second semifinal proved to be as intense with Abouleghar dominating Ryan Cuskelly in the first two games as Auskelly fought back in the third. But it seems that an Egyptian final was meant to be as Abouleghar finished off the match in the fourth, ending 3-1.

11-May, Qualifying Finals:
Qualifying complete in Houston

Day two of the Lifetime Houston Open proved to be another spectacular day of squash with the final qualifying rounds. Reiko Peter of Switzerland started today's rounds with a 3-0 battle against from India.

Another classic battle was Christopher Binnie against Olli Tuominen from Finland. Christopher played an incredibly close match but lost out in the fifth as Tuominen joined fellow Finn Henrik Mustonen in the main draw.

Campbell Grayson of New Zealand ended the final qualifying rounds by beating out Nathan lake of England, 3-0.

The amateur rounds started as well with some fantastic and inspired playing by lifetime club members.

10-May, Qualifying Round One:
Malhotra takes out top seed Avila

The first day of the Houston Open 2016 proved to be an exciting day for the players as well as the members of Lifetime Athletic Club City Centre.

Matches started with Campbell Grayson of New Zealand winning a 3-0 match against Shahid Hussain of Pakistan.

One of the following extremely close matches came from Clinton Leeuw of South Africa who was up 2-0 against Christopher Binnie of Jamaica, but failed to close the match and ended in a 3-2 defeat.

The big upset of the day came as India's Vikram Malhotra beat top qualifying seed Alfredo Avila in straight games.

All of the qualifying first round matches today are just a taste of what's to come with more exciting matches as the days go on.


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