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(2 SEPT) POSTPONEMENT OF ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS TO 2021

Due to the extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order to 31 Dec 2020 in Malaysia with no international participants and audience are allowed to take part in sports activities, ASF’s Executive Committee, having consulted the Management Committee, decides to postpone the 2020 Asian Team Championships to next year.

Take this opportunity, ASF’s EXCO would like to thank Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia for their preparation work and support.

 

(23 AUG) ASIAN JUNIOR RANKING

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the region, almost all AJSS events in 2020 are cancelled and postponed. After consulting the Championship Committee, the ASF's EXCO decided to freeze the ranking points as at February 2020 Asian Junior Ranking, which recorded the points that players earned in 2019 tournaments.

Please click here for the Up-to-date Asian Junior Ranking.

 

(29 JUL) CANCELLATION OF 2020 ASIAN JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Asian Squash Federation Executive Committee confirmed the cancellation of 2020 Asian Junior Individual Championships today.

“This is a tough decision, but the EXCO and I think that it’s necessary to make this decision at this time,” said Mr. David Mui MH JP, ASF’s President, “safety and health of the athletes are always our top priority, especially for the juniors, whom I believe we should even be more cautious about. When Chinese Squash Association confirmed with us that they would not host the event due to the uncertain development of COVID-19 in the region and around the world, we respect and understand their decision.” Mr. Mui continued, “we are not inviting any new host to come in because the preparation time would be too rush. It’s unfair to the new host."

"On behalf of the EXCO, I would like to thank Chinese Squash Association and Qingdao Squash Association for their dedication and support over the last eight months. I also hope that you and your loved ones continues to stay safe, stay healthy and stay strong."

 

(1 APR) Solidarity Message from ASF's President

Warmest Greetings from Asian Squash Federation and hope you are all well!

The world shut down, all major sports events including our beloved sport - Squash, have been suspended in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The safety and well-being of our squash family is always our paramount importance. Hope this pandemic will subside soon and we can resume all our regular activities.

Amidst the uncertain world around us, I am confident that these tough times will pass and we will emerge stronger than before.

Above all, hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. Take Care, my friends!

Warmest Regards,

David Mui, MH JP

President, Asian Squash Federation

(2 MAR) ASF PERFORMANCE AWARDS AND COACHES AWARDS 2019

We are very delighted to inform you that we have received 15 nominations from 4 countries for 7 categories of the ASF Performance Awards 2019 and 19 nominations from 6 countries for 4 categories of the ASF Coaches Awards this year in total. Thank you very much for the support of the participating member nations. Please click here for the awards recipients this year proposed by the Selection Panel and endorsed by ManCom.

 
Congratulations to all the award winners and special thanks to the Selection Panel. The awards will be presented at the forthcoming Asian Team Championships 2020 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Date to be confirmed.

 

 

(2 MAR) POSTPONEMENT OF ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS & ASIAN JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

In view of the current situation of COVID-19 across the globe as well as the recent assessment of World Health Organisation on the risk of spread and risk of impact of the coronavirus as very high at global level, the ASF EXCO, having discussed with the hosting nations, decided to postpone the 20th Asian Team Championships, the 40th ASF's AGM as well as the 27th Asian Junior Individual Championships to prevent the risk of spread.
 
When the new date of the events are confirmed, we will inform all members immediately and upload the new date onto the website.

Please stay tuned with us!

(9 OCT) Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President attended the Book Launch Event for “Tamil Nadu’s Quest for Gold”

Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President, attended as the Guest of Honour of the book launch event for “Tamil Nadu’s Quest for Gold” on 4 October 2019 in Chennai, India.

“I’m glad to be part of such a meaningful event. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. N. Ramachandran on launching a book on the history of sports in Tamil Nadu,” said Mr. Mui.

The book “Tamil Nadu’s Quest for Gold”, initiated by Mr. N. Ramachandran, Patron of ASF as well as the President of Tamil Nadu State Olympic Association records over 200-year history of sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic in Tamil Nadu, India.

After the event, Mr Mui had the chance to meet with Mr. Vinod Kumar Tiwari, Director – International & NOCs Relations of Olympic Council of Asia to discuss the development of squash in Asia. “I’m very happy to hear from Vinod that it would be very likely for squash to have five events including Mixed Doubles in 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. It is definitely a very good and encouraging news for our member nations and players,” said Mr. Mui with delight.

Photo Caption: (From right to left) Mr. David Mui MH JP, Mr. N. Ramanchandran and Mr. Vinod Kumar Tiwari

(28 AUG) REMINGTON 4th Asian Master Championships 2019 - Hong Kong

As informed by the promoter, REMINGTON Asian Master Championships will be held on schedule from 5 to 8 September at Kowloon Cricket Club. The promoter will closely monitor the situation to see if any further action needs to be taken. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Mr. Amos Yuen, the Championship Director direct at asianmaster@zomacollection.com

Please click here for the most updated draw.

 

(19 AUG) 2020 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS & 40TH ASF AGM

The 20th Asian Team Championships is scheduled to be held 25 - 29 March 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 40th ASF AGM will be held in conjunction with the Championships on Sunday, 29 March.

The 27th Asian Junior Individual Championships is scheudled to be held 29 June to 3 July in Qingdao, China.

Details of both Championships and the AGM will be sent out at a later stage.

(16 AUG) 3rd West Asian Championships 2019

The 3rd West Asian Championships was successfully held in Gorgan City Iran. Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq and Iran sent their best teams to participate in the event. Congratulations go to all the winners and the member nations. Thanks should also go to Iran Squash Federation, who organised such a successful event.

Results of the Individual Championshp:

Winner: Abdullah Altamimi (Qatar)

1st Runner Up: Sajad Zareian Jahromi (Iran)

2nd Runners Up: Ammar Alatamimi (Kuwait) & Azlan Amjad (Qatar)

Results of the Team Championshp:

Winner: Iran

1st Runner Up: Qatar

2nd Runner Up: Kuwait

 

 

(2 Jul) 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2019

The 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships, which were held at Macau, China from 26 - 30 June, have come to a successful conclusion on Sunday.

Malaysia is the big winner of gaining 5 Gold medals in the Boys Under 17, Under 13 and Girls Under 19, Under 15 and Under 13. Other regions who share their glory include Hong Kong China, India and Pakistan who won the Girls Under 17, Boys Under 19 and Boys Under 15 respectively.

“Congratulations to all the winners and the member nations. I would also like to thank Macau Squash Association, who made the Championships all the success and a wonderful memory for all the participants. Thanks should also be extended to all the officials, referees and the parents,” said Mr. David Mui MH, JP, the ASF’s President.

Please click here for the full set of draws and results.

Photo caption

Top: ASF's Officers, the Championships Officials and all the winners.

Bottom: Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF's President (right) receives a souvenir from Mr. William Kuan, Chairman of the Championships Organising Committee.

Photos credit to Macau Squash Association.

Results of the 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2019

BU19

Gold - Veer Chotrani (India)

Silver - Yash Fadte (India)

Bronze - Haris Qasim (Pakistan) / Hamza Sharif (Pakistan) 

BU17

Gold - Nathan Kueh (Malaysia)

Silver - Neel Joshi (India)

Bronze -  Ameeshenraj Chandaran (Malaysia) / Duncan Lee (Malaysia)

BU15

Gold - Mohammad Hamza Khan (Pakistan)

Silver - Joachim Chuah (Malaysia)

Bronze - Tse Jat (Hong Kong, China) / Paarth Ambani (India) 

BU13

Gold - Wong Lee Hong (Malaysia)

Silver - Christopher M Buraga (Philippines)

Bronze - Wong Wing Kuen (Hong Kong, China) / Low Wa Sern (Malaysia) 

GU19

Gold - Chan Yiwen (Malaysia)

Silver - Aifa Azman (Malaysia)

Bronze - Sanya Vats (India) / Ooi Kah Yan (Malaysia) 

GU17

Gold - Chan Sin Yuk (Hong Kong, China)

Silver - Yee Xin Ying (Malaysia)

Bronze - Wong Po Yui (Hong Kong, China) / Jessica Keng (Malaysia) 

GU15

Gold - Aira Azman (Malaysia)

Silver - Yuvna Gupta (India)

Bronze - Tam Cho Nga (Hong Kong, China) / Tse Yee Lam (Hong Kong, China)  

GU13

Gold - Anrie Goh (Malaysia)

Silver - Ena Kwong (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze - Anahat Singh (India) / Doyce Lee (Malaysia) 

 

(26 Jun) 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships debuts today in Macau, China

Over 210 top junior players have arrived at Macau, China and compete for the 8 championship titles in the 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships from today till 30 June.

"We are honoured to have the chance to host the 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships. This is the first Asian Squash Championships ever held in Macau. We hope that the 217 players and their parents, as well as the officials will enjoy the tournament and their stay in Macau," said Mr. William Kuan Wai Lam, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Championships.

13 regions inlcude China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Kuwait, Macau China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Sri Lanka have sent players to participate in the Championships which will be held 26 to 30 June.

Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF's President showed his appreciation to all the participating regions for their support, "We are thrilled to learn that there are so many members associations participated in the championships. We believe that their players and officials will have a memorable tournament. I would also like to thank Macau Squash Association for hosting the championships."

Please click here for the details and the update results of the Championships.

(6 May) Double Happiness for India at the 20th Asian Individual Championships

The 20th Asian Individual Championships were concluded with great excitement yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. World No. 15 Joshna Chinappa of India successfully defended the Asian Individual Championship Women’s Title after her 3-1 win over the 2018 Asian Games Gold Medallist Annie Au of Hong Kong. Saurav Ghosal, the world No. 10 Indian player also created history when he became the first Indian to win the Asian Men’s Championship title after he beat Leo Au of Hong Kong in 3 straight games in the Final.

“Congratulations to Saurav and Joshna, our new Asian Champions, as well as The Squash Rackets Federation of India, who won the double happiness. I would also like to take this opportunity to show my sincere gratitude to Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia, Dr. Patrick Gurubatham, Chairman of the Organising Committee, his organising team and all the officials, who made such an incredible and wonderful event,” said our President, Mr. David Mui, MH JP.

For details of the match reports of the 20th Asian Squash Championships and the draws, please click onto the official website.

 

 

(24 Apr) 20th Asian Individual Championship will start on 1 May at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In a week, the 20th Asian Individual Championships will debut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Top squash players from the region will use their whole pack of tricks to compete for individual glory at the National Squash Centre at Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur.

The Championships, which will be held from 1 to 5 May, have attracted 78 players from 14 regions include Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and Thailand to participate in the Men’s and Women’s events. 

Saurav Ghosal from India, who was the 1st Runner-up last time, is the top seed of the Men’s Event; while Yip Tsz Fung from Hong Kong China is the second seed. For the Women’s Event, Annie Au from Hong Kong China is the top seed, while Joshana Chinappa from India, the defending champion, is seeded No. 2.

For details and the full draws of the Championships, please visit the ASF’s official website.

 

(11 Apr) ASF Awards 2018: The Complete List of Winners

ASF Performance Awards 2018

Dato Alex Lee Award – Outstanding Performance of the Year (Senior) 

  • Men: Leo Au (Hong Kong, China)
  • Women: Annie Au (Hong Kong, China)

Hassan Musa Award – Outstanding Performance of the Year (Junior)

  • Boy: Abbas Zeb (Pakistan)
  • Girl: Aifa Azman (Malaysia)

ASF Award – Outstanding Team of the Year

  • Men's Team:  Malaysia 2018 Asian Games Men's Team
  • Women's Team: Hong Kong 2018 Asian Games Women's Team

ASF Development Award – The Most Improved Team of the Year

  • Iran Men's Team

 

ASF Coaches Awards 2018

Coach of the Year (Team)

  • Rebecca Chiu (Hong Kong, China)

Coach of the Year (Individual)

  • Peter John Genever (Malaysia)

Junior Coach of the Year

  • Mohd Shahril (Malaysia)

Development Coach of the Year

  • Seyed Mohammadhossein Sanaee (Iran)

Coaches Certificate of Recognition

  • Fung Wing-Ming (Hong Kong, China)
  • Anson Kwong (Hong Kong, China)
  • Danny Yip (Hong Kong, China)
  • Fatemeh Alsadat Haidary (Iran)
  • Muhammad Ammar Md Sidik (Malaysia)
  • Zulfiqar Khan (Malaysia)
  • Tay Jess Sin Kiong (Malaysia)
  • Foo Kean Ghee (Malaysia)
  • Kho Yang Yang (Malaysia)
  • Ong Beng Hee (Qatar)

Congratulations to all award winners. Besides, we would also like to thank the paricipating member nations as well as the selection panel.

The awards will be presented at the Prize Presentation Ceremony of the Asian Individual Championships 2019 on 5 May at Kuala Lumpur.

(17 Feb) 4th Asian Master Championships 2019 in Hong Kong

The 4th Asian Master Championships is scheduled to be held 5 - 8 September 2019 in Hong Kong, China. The tournament will be held at Kowloon Cricket Club, one of the prestigious sports clubs in Hong Kong.

Details of the Championships will be sent out at a later stage.

 

(21 Jan) 39th ASF AGM 2019

The 39th Asian Squash Federation's Annual General Meeting was successfully concluded yesterday. There were 17 delegates and 7 observers from 17 member nations participated in the AGM.

ASF would like to thank Thailand Squash Rackets Association for their warm hospitality, which made a wonderful and memorable stay for all delegates.

More photos will be published in the coming Squash Pulse in April. Please stay tuned!

(21 Jan) 19th Asian Junior Team Championships 2019 - A Happy Conclusion

The 19th Asian Junior Team Championships came to a successful conclusion yesterday after two exciting boys’ and girls’ finals at the Squash Centre in the Ambassador City Jomtien in Pattaya, Thailand.

For the Asian Junior Men's Team event, the top seed Pakistan met an unexpected opponent India, who beat the second seeded Malaysia 2-1 in the semis. The frequent finalist Pakistan finally beat India 2-0 to claim their Asian Junior Men’s Team title. It is thier fourteenth time to win this title. Hong Kong China and Malaysia both finished bronze.

The finals of the Junior Women’s Team is the repeat of last year's, defending Champion Malaysia beat Hong Kong China 2-0 in the final to retain its title, while India and Korea claimed the co-third.

The 19th Asian Junior Team Championships, which was held in Pattaya, a beautiful resort city in Thailand, has attracted 12 junior men's teams and 9 junior women's teams to participate.

"It is the first time for Thailand Squash Rackets Association to host an Asian Championship. I would like to thank and congratulate them for hosting such a successful yet memorable event. Their warm hospitality and dedication has made the event run smoothly. I would also like to thank the officials, referees and helpers," said Mr. David Mui, MH JP, the ASF's President.

Results:

Junior Men's Team Event:

1. Pakistan 2. India 3. Hong Kong China & Malaysia 5. Kuwait 6. Sri Lanka 7. Korea 8. Japan 9. Singapore 10. Chinese Taipei 11. China 12. Thailand

Junior Women's Team Event:

1. Malaysia 2. Hong Kong China 3. India & Korea 5. Sri Lanka 6.Singapore 7. Japan 8. Macau, China 9. Chinese Taipei

For full set of results, please visit the official site of Asian Squash Federation.

 

(5 OCT) Squash Pulse #11 Releases Today

The newest edition of the ASF bi-annual e-newsletter SQUASH PULSE is released today. Some highlights for this issue include:

- Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia

- 25th Asian Junior Individual Championships in Chennai, India

Relax and hope you enjoy reading our latest Squash Pulse. 

 

(4 Oct) Recruitment of Foreign Squash Coach in India

The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) wishes to hire a foreign squash coach. Given below are the relevant details:

Your duties are as follows:

  • Analyze Indian players’ current and potential performances.
  • Provide coaching services to SRFI players (juniors and seniors).
  • Plan a Nation-wide coaching program according to agreed goals – short/mid/long term.
  • Travel for Major International Championships (Commonwealth / Asian Games, World / Asian Championships.
  • Your target would be to train players to obtain medals at international events.

The key points to be noted are:

  • You will be Foreign Consultant Coach for the Squash Rackets Federation of India.
  • Your initial term would be for 1 year from January 2019 onwards.
  • You will be based in Chennai and will travel to other cities in India when directed.
  • Your remuneration will be US$ 7,500 (tax free) plus a furnished accommodation.

Those interested may email the SRFI at squashsecretariate@gmail.com along with your bio- data.