6th, FINALS DAY
Finals day at Abbeydale, eight matches to
decide the destination of the titles - plus
lots of playoff matches. Egypt
claimed another handful of titles, with
Malaysia taking two and Peru one.
B19  Diego
Elias (Per) 3-1  Omar El Atmas (Egy)
13/15, 11/2, 11/2, 11/3 (55m)
losing a monumental first game 15/13, top
seed and world junior champion Diego
Elias took total control of his match
with Omar El Atmas, easing through the next
three games to add the U19 title and the
Drysdale Cup to the U17 title the Peruvian
won two years ago.
G19  Nouran
Gohar (Egy) 3-2  Mariam Metwally
9/11, 11/7, 11/9, 5/11, 11/9 (82m)
Gohar came through a second successive
five setter to take the G19 title, and
although she didn't have to save match balls
as she did yesterday, Mariam Metwally came
just as close to creating the upset.
first four games were shared in a match that
was peppered with lets and collisions and
plenty of involvement from the referees, two
determined players refusing to give an inch.
Metwally took an early lead in the fifth,
but leads of 7-4 and 8-5 didn't prove enough
as Gohar rallied to take the title on her
second match ball.
B17  Eain Yow
Ng (Mas) 3-2  Saad El Din Ihab (Egy)
7/11, 5/11, 11/9, 11/9, 11/4 (78m)
seed for the B17, Eain Yow Ng collected a
third BJO title, but the gritty Malaysian
had to come from two games down to deny Saad
El Din Ehab.
Egyptian had his chances, with the third
poised at 8-all and leading 9-7 in the
fourth, but with the crowd going wild for
both players the Malaysian took both 11/9
and then pulled away from 3-all in the
G17  Habiba
Mohamed (Egy) 3-0 [9/16] Zena Mekiwy
11/2, 11/5, 11/4 (18m)
junior champion Habiba Mohamed made
it four titles for Egypt as she won a fifth
BJO in a row, proving too strong for
compatriot Zena Mekiwy.
Habiba stormed to an 8-0 lead in the opening
game, and try as she might Zena could never
get on terms with the powerful top seed.
B15  Marwan
Tarek (Egy) 3-1 [5/8] Ahmad Almashad
11/8, 11/4 (36m)
seed in the B15 Marwan Tarek made it three
titles in a row for Egypt as he proved too
strong for compatriot Ahmad Almashad.
After the first two games were shared Tarek
took a 9/4 lead in the third, holding off
Almashad's comeback to regain the lead and
took the fourth with some ease to take the
G15  Hania El
Hammamy (Egy) 3-1  Rawan Reda (Egy)
11/9, 7/11, 11/7, 14/12 (53m)
second title for Egypt came as top seed
Hania El Hammamy took the G15 title.
There was little to choose between Hania and
second seed Rawan Reda for four tough games,
and we almost went to another decider, but
in the end Hania held her nerve to take the
fourth on extra points.
B13  Yehia
Elnawasny (Egy) 3-2 Harris Qasim (Pak)
11/4, 7/11, 6/11, 11/4 (29m)
claimed their first title in the B13 event,
as top seed Yehia Elnawasny, who
looked to be heading for a comfortable win
after the first two games, held off a
determined comeback by unseeded Pakistani
Harris Qasim, taking the decider 11/4.
(Mas) bt  Nouran Youssef
11/9, 11/13, 7/11, 8/10
injured, match awarded
controversial end to the first match, what
was shaping up to be a terrific G13 final.
After two hotly contested first games were
shared, Nouran Yossef took the third and was
10-7 up in the fourth when she collided with
Jessica Keng at the front of the
The Malaysian was injured, couldn't
continue, and after deliberations by the
referees the match was awarded to the
Malaysian. "Not deliberate, but caused by
the opponent, and Jessica unable to continue
so match awarded," said the referee.
The Egyptian camp were upset at the decision
and considered pulling their players out of
the rest of the finals, but thankfully
decided to continue.
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