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Golootlo Pakistan Open 2018
28 Nov - 02 Dec, Karachi, $53k+$18k

02-Dec, Finals:
Top seeds Gawad and Adel
deliver Eyptian double

It was an Egyptian double in the finals of the Pakistan Open, played at the DHA Asif Nawaz Squash Complex, Creek Club in Karachi, as Karim Abdel Gawad and Yathreb Adel both won in straight games against the tournament's second seeds.

Gawad was in imperious form in the first two games, taking them 11-4, 11-2, and although second seeded Peruvian Diego Elias challenged in the third there was no stopping Gawad who took it 11-8 in 38 minutes to claim his 19th PSA title.

The women's final was decided in 21 minutes as Yathreb Adel beat compatriot Nadin Shahin 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 to capture her 9th PSA title.

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Golootlo Pakistan Open Men's 2018
28 Nov - 02 Dec, Karachi, $53k
Round One
28 Nov
Round Two
29 Nov
30 Nov
01 Dec
02 Dec
Tayyab Aslam (Pak) *
11/13, 9/11, 12/10, 11/8, 11/6 (74m)
Asim Khan (Pak)
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
11/6, 11/13, 11/5, 11/2 (37m)
Tayyab Aslam
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad

11/9, 11/7, 11/1 (29m)

Mazen Gamal
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad

11/8, 11/5, 11/7 (25m)

[4] Nafiizwan Adnan

[1] Karim Abdel Gawad


11/4, 11/2, 11/8 (38m)


[2] Diego Elias

Mazen Gamal (Egy) *
11/7, 11/8, 14/12 (35m)
Mohd Syafiq Kamal (Mas)
[7] Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy)
11/9, 8/11, 14/12, 11/8 (68m)
Mazen Gamal
Ivan Yuen (Mas) *
11/8, 11/6, 11/2 (29m)
[wc] Ahsan Ayaz (Pak)
[8] Mohamed Reda (Egy)
11/9, 11/3, 11/8 (34m)
Ivan Yuen
Ivan Yuen

6/11, 11/6, 11/7, 12/10 (69m)

[4] Nafiizwan Adnan
Auguste Dussourd (Fra) *
11/8, 10/12, 11/7, 11/9 (50m)
Shehab Essam (Egy)
[4] Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)
11/5, 7/11, 15/13, 11/2 (48m)
Shehab Essam
Ammar Altamimi (Kuw)
11/5, 11/9, 11/13 11/4 (38m)
Mostafa Asal (Egy) *
Mostafa Asal
11/5, 11/9, 6/11, 11/4 (51
[3] Abdulla Al Tamimi (Qat)
Mostafa Asal

11/5, 11/2, 11/7 (31m)

[5] Arturo Salazar
[5] Arturo Salazar

11/9, 11/4, 11/1 (24m)

[2] Diego Elias

[wc] Noman Khan (Pak)
11/6, 9/11, 11/3, 11/3 (33m)
Iker Pajares (Esp) *
Iker Pajares
11/9, 11/7, 5/11, 11/6 (55
[5] Arturo Salazar (Mex)
Baptiste Masotti (Fra)
 8/11, 11/3, 11/8, 3/11, 11/6 (52m)
Edmon Lopez (Esp) *
Edmon Lopez
10/12, 11/7, 11/6, 11/4 (51m)
[7] Karim El Hammamy (Egy)
[7] Karim El Hammamy

11/6, 11/7, 11/9 (35m)

[2] Diego Elias
Ahmed Hosny (Egy)
11/8, 11/4, 11/7 (25m)
Josh Masters (Eng) *
Josh Masters
11/3, 11/4, 11/2 (22m)
[2] Diego Elias (Per)
* = 9/16 seed
Serena Hotels Pakistan Open Women's 2018
28 Nov - 02 Dec, Karachi, $18k
Round One
28 Nov
Round Two
29 Nov
30 Nov
01 Dec
02 Dec
Jelena Dutina (Srb) *
11/6, 13/11, 12/10 (30m)
[wc] Amna Fayyaz (Pak)
[1] Yathreb Adel (Egy)
1/8, 11/6 11/4 (13m)
[wc] Amna Fayyaz
[1] Yathreb Adel

12/10, 11/9, 9/11, 11/9 (34m)

[7] Rachel Arnold
[1] Yathreb Adel

11/8, 5/11, 11/9, 11/7 (35m)

[3] Zeina Mickawy

[1] Yathreb Adel


11/5, 11/9, 11/8 (21m)

[2] Nadine Shahin

Wen Li Lai (Mas) *
11/2, 11/4, 11/5 (11m)
Anam Mustafa Aziz (Pak)
[7] Rachel Arnold (Mas)
9/11, 11/4, 11/6, 11/6 (32m)
Wen Li Lai
Enora Villard (Fra) *
11/8, 11/3, 11/4 (14m)
[wc] Noor ul Huda (Pak)
[8] Tong Tsz-Wing (Hkg)
11/8, 11/4, 11/6 (27m)
Enora Villard
Enora Villard

11/8, 11/6, 4/11, 12/10 (45m)

[3] Zeina Mickawy
Aika Azman (Mas) *
11/4, 8/2 rtd (11m)
Sadia Gul (Pak)
[3] Zeina Mickawy (Egy)
11/4, 11/5, 11/6 (21
Aika Azman
Riffat Khan (Pak)
11/5, 11/7, 11/4 (26m)
Eve Fertekova (Cze) *
Eve Fertekova
11/1, 11/4, 11/1 (11m)
[4] Liu Tsz-Ling (Hkg)
[4] Liu Tsz-Ling

11/9, 11/8, 3/11, 6/11, 11/4 (27m)

[5] Sivasangari Subramaniam
[5] Sivasangari Subramaniam

11/8, 11/7, 11/7 (20m)

[2] Nadine Shahin

Arezoosadat Mousavizadeh (Iri)
11/3, 11/3, 11/4 (17m)
OOi Kah Yan (Mas) *
OOi Kah Yan
11/7, 11/7, 11/13, 11/4 (32m)
[5] Sivasangari Subramaniam (Mas)
Zoya Khalid (Pak)
11/5, 11/6, 11/6 (16m)
Madina Zafar (Pak) *
Madina Zafar
11/9, 11/4, 11/5 (16m)
[6] Satomi Watanabe (Jpn)
[6] Satomi Watanabe

11/6, 11/3, 14/12 (27m)

[2] Nadine Shahin
Farah Momen (Egy)
11/8, 11/8, 3/11, 11/8 (30m)
Salma Youssef (Egy) *
Farah Momen
11/9, 11/5, 11/7 (19m)
[2] Nadine Shahin (Egy)
* = 9/16 seed
01-Dec, Semis:
Top seeds through to finals in Karachi

The finals of the Pakistan Open in Karachi will be contested by the top seeds in both draws.

Men's top seed Karim Abdel Gawad took just 25 minutes to beat Malaysias Nafiizwan Adnan in straight games, and the Egyptian former world champion will meet an equally fresh second seed in the final after Peruvian Diego Elias eased past Mexico's Arturo Salazar in just 24 minutes.

The women's final will be an all-Eyptian affair after top seed Yathreb Adel overcame compatriot Zeina Mickawy in four ames and second seed Nadine Shahin blitzed young Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam in 20 minutes.

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30-Nov, Quarters:
Top men's seeds through as
Egyptian dominate women's draw

Top seeds Karim Abdel Gawad and Diego Elias moved into the semi-finals of the Golootlo Pakistan Open at the DHA Asif Nawaz Squash Complex in Karachi with straight-games wins over Egyptian opponents.

Gawad overcame unseeded compatriot Mazen Gamal in 29 minutes while Elias took 35 minutes to see off seventh seed Karim El Hammamy.

Gawad now faces Nafiizwan Adnan after the fourth seed won an all-Malaysian tussle with Ivan Yuen in four close games taking 70 minutes, while Elias comes up against Mexico's Arturo Salazar, who ended the run of world junior champion Mostafa Asal in straight games.

Egyptians dominated the women's quarters, although it wasn't plain sailing - top seed Yathreb Adel was pushed close in all four games by young Malaysian Rachel Arnold, as was her semi-final opponent Zeina Mickawy in her match against France's Enora Villard.


Second seed Nadine Shahin beat Japan's Satomi Watanabe in straight games, while Malaysia's Sivasangari Subramaniam produced the only seeding upset of the day as she overcame fourth seed Liu Tsz-Ling in four games.

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29-Nov, Round Two:
Top seeds through as locals bow out

Day Two of the Pakistan Open in Karachi saw the top seeds advance in the men's and women's draws as Pakistani interest ended in both.

Men's top seed Karim Abdel Gawad beat the sole home player Tayyab Aslam in four games to become one of four Egyptians in the last eight.

Gawad will meet compatriot Mazen Gamal, who produced one of three upsets results as he beat sixth seed Omar Abdel Meguid in a tough four games.

Ivan Yuen upset eight seed Mohamed Reda to set up an all-Malaysian quarter-final with Nafiizwan Adnan, the fourth seed.

The biggest upset came as world junior champion Mostafa Asal beat third seed Abdulla Al Tamimi to set up a quarter-final with Mexico's Arturo Salazar.

Second seed Diego Elias will meet Karim El Hammamy at the bottom of the draw.

In the women's draw the only upset saw France's Enora Villard upset eighth seed Tong Tsz-Wing, setting up a meeting with third seeded Egyptian Zeina Mickawy.

Home interest ended as top seed Yathreb Adel beat wildcard Amna Fayyaz and Satomi Watanabe beat Madina Zafar.

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DAWN: Players from 14 countries vying for Pakistan Open titles

28-Nov, Round One:
Aslam leads home trio into round two

Day One of the Golootlo Pakistan Open at the DHA Asif Nawaz Squash Complex in Karachi saw seven of the eight 9/16 seeds win their first round matches to progress to meetings with the top seeds in Round Two.

The only upset came as Egypt's Shehab Essam overcame Frenchman Auguste Dussourd in four games, going through to meet fourth seed Nafiizwan Adnan of Malaysia.

The only home winner was Tayyab Aslam, who came from two games down to beat compatriot Asim Khan in the longest match of the day at 74m. Aslam now faces top seeded Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad.

In the Serena Hotel's Women's Open six of the first round matches went with seeding, with wildcard entry Amna Fayyaz beating Serbian Jelena Dutina and Farah Momen beating fellow Egyptian Salma Youssef to create create the two upset results, pitching the winners against Egyptian top seeds Yathreb Adel and Nadine Shahin in tomorrow's round two.

Further home interest was added as Madina Zafar beat compatriot Zoya Khalid, going through to a meeting with Japan's Satomi Watanabe for a place in the quarter-finals.

DAWN: Players from 14 countries vying for Pakistan Open titles


All set for Pakistan Open in Karachi

The Sindh Squash Association is organizing "GOLOOTLO - PAKISTAN OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP 2018Ē from 28th November till 2nd December, 2018 at the DA Creek Club, Karachi.

A total of 15 different countries participating which includes Egypt, England, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Qatar, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Iran, Kuwait and Pakistan.

A total number of 37 foreign players (Menís & Womenís) and 11 Pakistan players (Menís & Womenís) are participating in this event.

In the Menís event Karim Abdel Gawad (Egypt) has been top seeded. Gawad a former World No. 1 & former World champion (2016) is currently world No. 10. The 2nd seed is Diego Elias of Peru ranked 13 in the world.

Elias recent performance is he has played Semi Finalís at Qatar Classic a PSA platinum event and in the Channel Vas Championship a PSA Gold event. The 3rd seed of the Menís event is Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi of Qatar, Tamimi is world No. 24. He has played a quarter final in the china open & winner of Malaysian Open. Nafiizwan Adnan of Malaysia is seed No. 4 and ranked world No. 40.

In the womenís event Yathreb Adel of Egypt is top seeded and ranked 30 in the world. She won the Lake City Open, runner up in the El Gouna Open & quarter finalist in US Open 2018.

Nadine Shahin is seeded No.2 and ranked 32 in the world. She is the winner of Winnipeg Winter Club Women's Open 2018 & Edinburgh Sports Club Open 2018. Zeina Mickawy of Egypt is seeded No. 3 and ranked 35 in the world. Zeina is the winner of Wadi Degla Squash Tournament &runner up in Irish Open 2018. Liu Tsz-Ling from Hong Kong is seeded No. 4 and ranked 39 in the world.


Organising Committee Chairman Jahangir Khan


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