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(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.

 

(2 Oct) 25th Asian Junior Individual Championships

The 25th Asian Junior Individual Championships, which were held at Chennai, India from 26 - 29 September, have attracted the top junior squash players from 11 Asian regions to compete in the eight categories: Boys and Girls, each with Under 19, Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13 four age group.

Pakistan is the big winner of the Boys' Categories of gaining 3 Gold medals in the Boys Under 19, Under 17 and Under 15, while Malaysia and Hong Kong China share the glory of each winning 2 gold medals in the four Girls' categories.

“Congratulations to all the winners and the member nations. I would also like to thank The Squash Rackets Association of India, 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.

Results of the 25th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2018

BU19

Gold - Abbas Zeb (Pakistan)

Silver - Chung Yat Long (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze - Tushar Shahani (India) / Siow Yee Xian (Malaysia) 

BU17

Gold - Hari Qasim (Pakistan)

Silver - Muhammad Amir Amirul Bin Azhar (Malaysia)

Bronze -  Danial Nurhaqiem Shah Izham (Malaysia) / Nathan Kueh (Malaysia)

BU15

Gold - Mohammad Hamza Khan (Pakistan)

Silver - Arnaav Sareen (India)

Bronze - Joachim Chuah (Malaysia) / Andrik Lim (Malaysia) 

BU13

Gold - Yuvraj Wadhwani (India)

Silver - Anas Ali Shah (Pakistan)

Bronze - Sze Jun Him (Hong Kong, China) / Tam Tsz Shing (Hong Kong, China) 

GU19

Gold - Chan Yiwen (Malaysia)

Silver - Lai Wen Li (Malaysia)

Bronze - Cheng Nga Ching (Hong Kong, China) / Ooi Kah Yan (Malaysia) 

GU17

Gold - Chan Sin Yuk (Hong Kong, China)

Silver - Jessica Keng (Malaysia)

Bronze - Fung Ching Hei (Hong Kong, China) / Sanya Vats (India) 

GU15

Gold - Aira Azman (Malaysia)

Silver - Yee Xin Ying (Malaysia)

Bronze - Tse Yee Lam (Hong Kong, China) / Wong Po Yui (Hong Kong, China) 

GU13

Gold - Leung Ka Huen (Hong Kong, China)

Silver - Lee Sze Lok (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze - Kaavya Bansal (India) / Tiana Parasrampuria (India) 

 

(8 Sept) IOC President Shows Support to the Squash Events at the Asian Games

Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee joined Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President and the ASF Officers to watch the Men’s Squash Team Final at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

“We are honoured to have Mr. Bach’s presence at the Men’s Team Final to show his support of our squash event at the Asian Games. He was impressed of the professionalism of the officials, the performance of our athletes as well as the passion of the crowd. I believe his visit to the Asian Games squash event is definitely a good propaganda for the 2024 Olympic bid,” said Mr. Mui.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate PB Persatuan Squash Indonesia for hosting the prosperous squash event of the 2018 Asian Games. My sincere appreciation would also extend to all who have involved in making the event successful and memorable, included the participating member nations, their athletes and coaches, the organising team, the officials and the helpers. You have showcased the unity, enthusiasm and impeccable teamwork of the Asian squash community.”

To show appreciation to the support of the IOC President, Mr. David Mui presented Mr. Thomas Bach a very thoughtful souvenir which is a squash-court 3D model with “Our Olympic Dream” on it.

Photo Caption:

1. Mr. David Mui MH JP (middle), the ASF's President together with Mr. Duncan Chiu (left), the Secretary General of ASF, present the souvenir to Mr. Thomas Bach (right), the IOC's President.

2. Mr. David Mui MH JP (middle), the ASF's President together with Mr. N. Ramachandran (left), the ASF's Patron, escort Mr. Thomas Bach (right), the IOC President into the squash venue.

3. The specially-design squash-court 3D model with "Our Olympic Dream" on it as a souvenir for Mr. Thomas Bach.

4. Mr. Thomas Bach, the IOC President joins Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF's President and the ASF Officers to watch the Men's Squash Team Final of the 2018 Asian Games.

(2 Sept) Hong Kong and Malaysia Share Asian Games Glory

Asian Games Squash Events had come to a successful conclusion after two thrilling Teams’ Finals yesterday. After 10-day competitions, Hong Kong China and Malaysia are the two big winners of both bagging 2 gold medals at Squash Events.

In today’s Women’s Team Final, Hong Kong China beat India 2-0 to win its first-ever Women’s Team gold medal. The bronze medals went to Japan and Malaysia.

For the Men’s Team Final, Malaysia beat Hong Kong China 2-1 to win the Men’s Team gold medal. The bronze medals go to India and Pakistan.

For detail results of the Asian Games, please visit the official website.

 

Overall Results of the 2018 Asian Games:

Men’s Singles Event

Gold Medalist:            Leo Au (Hong Kong, China)

Silver Medalist:          Max Lee (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze Medalists:       Ghosal Saurav (India)

                                Mohd Adnan Nafiizwan (Malaysia)

 

Women’s Singles Event

Gold Medalist:            Nicol David (Malaysia)

Silver Medalist:          Sivasangari Subramaniam (Malaysia)

Bronze Medalists:       Chinappa Joshana (India)

                                 Dipika Pallikal (India)

 

Men’s Teams Event

Gold Medalist:            Malaysia

Silver Medalist:          Hong Kong, China

Bronze Medalists:       India

                                Pakistan

 

Women’s Teams Event

Gold Medalist:            Hong Kong, China

Silver Medalist:           India

Bronze Medalists:        Japan

                                 Malaysia

 

Photo Caption:

Top Photo: Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF's President (front right) and Mr. Debendranath Sarangi, the ASF's Vice President (front left), together with the 2018 Asian Games Women's Squash Team Medallists (left to right): India (Silver), Hong Kong (Gold), Japan (Bronze) and Malaysia (Bronze).

Bottom Photo: Mr. Duncan Chiu, the ASF's Secretary General (front left) and Mr. Huang Ying How, the Vice Presient of WSF (front right), together with the 2018 Asian Games Men's Squash Team Medallists (left to right): Hong Kong (Silver), Malaysia (Gold), Pakistan (Bronze) and India (Bronze).

Photos Credit to Husni Yamin.

 

(27 Aug) Leo Au and Nicol David won the Asian Games Singles Gold Medals

Leo Au beat Max Lee 3-1 in the all-Hong Kong Men’s Final yesterday at Jakarta to claim his first-ever Asian Games gold medal. The bronze medals went to Ghosal Saurav of India and Mohd Adnan Nafiizwan of Malaysia respectively.

For the Women’s Singles, it was an all-Malaysian Final where top seeded Nicol David beat Sivasangari Subramaniam 3-2 to win her fifth Asian Games Singles gold medal. The bronze medals went to Chinappa Joshana and Dipika Pallikal of India respectively.

Team Events start today till 1 September. Please click here for updated results.

Photo Caption:

Top Photo: Mr. David Mui, the ASF’s President (front row: 2nd from the right) and Mr. Won-Kwan Kim, the ASF’s Vice President (front row: 2nd from the left) and the Men’s Singles medallists (left to right): Mr. Max Lee (HK, CHINA), the silver medallist; Mr. Leo Au (HK, CHINA), the gold medallist; Mr. Mohd Adnan Nafiizwan (MAL) and Mr. Ghosal Saurav (IND), the bronze medallists.

(Photo credit to Sportsroad)

Bottom Photo: 2018 Asian Games Squash Women's Singles Event Medallists (left to right): Ms Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAL), the silver medallist; Ms. Nicol David (MAL), the gold medallist; Ms. Chinappa Joshana (IND), the bronze medallist and Ms. Dipika Pallikal (IND), the bronze medallist.

(Photo credit to Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN))

 

(13 AUG) 2018 Asian Games - Draws for Individual Events

Draws for the Men's and women's Individual Events of the 2018 Asian Games were conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia on 10 August in accordance with the ASF Championship Regulations and under the supervision of the Olympic Council of Asia Senior Executive Advisor - 18th Asian Games Mr. Matthew Kidson and 2018 Asian Games Technical Delegate Ms. Emily Mak.

Squash Events of 2018 Asian Games will be held 23 August - 1 September at Jakarta, Indonesia. There will be four events: Men's and Women's Individual and Team Events.

For details of the events, please visit the official website of the 2018 Asian Games or your can also download the schedule and draws from the ASF official website.

(19 Jul) 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2019

The 26th Asian Junior Individual Championships is scheduled to be held 26 - 30 June 2019 in Macau.

 

We will send out the details of the Championships at a later stage.

 

(27 Jun) 19th Asian Junior Team Championships 2019

The 19th Asian Junior Team Championships is scheduled to be held 16 - 20 January 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand. The 39th ASF AGM will also be held in conjunction with the Championships on Sunday, 20 January.

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

 

(24 Apr) Squash Pulse #10 Releases Today

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

- The ASF Annual General Meeting 2018

- The ASF Annual Awards 2017

- 19th Asian Team Championships 2018, Cheongju, Korea

- WSF Men's World Team Championship, Marseille, France

Relax and hope you enjoy reading our latest Squash Pulse. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(27 Mar) Double Wins for Hong Kong, China in 19th Asian Squash Team Championships 2018

The 19th Asian Squash Team Championships has come to a successful conclusion on Sunday, 25 March at Cheongju in Korea. After the 5-day competitions of 15 men’s teams and 11 women’s teams respectively, Hong Kong, China got a double happiness of winning both the Asian Men’s and Women’s Team Championships Titles.

For the Men’s Championships, Pakistani men’s team won the silver medals while Iran and Malaysia finished co-third. On the other hand, for the Women’s Championships, Korean women’s team won its first-ever silver medal in the Asian Team Championships in its hometown, while Japan and Malaysia won the bronze.

Mr. David Mui, the ASF President was grateful to Korea Squash Federation for hosting a successful Asian Championships, “The squash complex that was used for the championships is superb and the event was also well organised. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Korea Squash Federation, who made the Championships all the success. My thanks would also be extended to all the officials, referees and helpers.”

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

 

(8 Feb) GuoGuang All Glass Court - the Official Partner of ASF

We are pleased to announce that Dalian Guoguang Sports Equipment Engineering Company Ltd has become the Official Partner of the Asian Squash Federation.

Specialized in building, rental and retail of squash courts, “GuoGuang Squash” was accredited by the World Squash Federation as one of the qualified squash courts manufacturer in 2017 and became the only one honoured in Asia, the top five worldwide.

“GuoGuang and ASF share the same mission of promoting and developing squash in Asia. Thus, we are very happy that GuoGuang becomes our Official Partner,” commented Mr. David Mui, the ASF’s President, on the partnership with GuoGuang.

In addition to building squash courts, GuoGuang has also been very active in developing squash in China over the last few years. “GuoGuang, being the only WSF’s accredited squash courts manufacturer in China and Asia, has the responsibility to assist the Chinese Squash Federation to develop the sport in China. As China is part of Asia, we are glad that we can cooperate with the ASF to promote squash in the region. Having been establishing a stronger base in China, we hope to play an important role in Asia and further extend our influences to worldwide squash development,” said Mr. Wang Guo-Guang of GuoGuang Sports Equipment Engineering Company Ltd. GuoGuang has committed to sponsor the ASF for 3 years until January 2021.

For more information about GuoGuang Sports Equipment Engineering Company Ltd, please click here.

 

 

(12 Dec) Hong Kong Squash – the first National Sports Association in HK awarded the Directors of The Year Awards

Congratulations to Hong Kong Squash, which was awarded the Directors of The Year Awards 2017 in the categories of Statutory / Non-profit-distributing Organizations organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a premier body in Hong Kong representing directors.

Mr. Cedric Tyen, the Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong Squash commented, “We are extremely grateful to be the first National Sports Association in Hong Kong to receive this outstanding award. Under the leadership of our Chairman Mr. David Mui and with the guidance of the Association’s General Committee, we have been working very hard to ensure a high standard in corporate governance. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. David Mui and the General Committee for their commitment and support.”

The Directors of The Year Award is to recognize the Board of Hong Kong Squash, who has established sound principles and procedures in terms of corporate governance as well as effective strategic plans for a continuous success of the association in Hong Kong.

Photo Caption:

Top left: Mr. David Mui MH JP, the Chairman of Hong Kong Squash, presents his speech at the Presentation Ceremony of the Directors of The Year Awards 2017.

Top right: The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor GBM GBS, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, presents her speech as the Patron of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Bottom: Mr. David Mui MH JP, the Chairman of Hong Kong Squash together with the General Committee’s members receive the Directors of The Year Awards 2017.

(4 Dec) WSF Men's World Team Championship 2017

The 25th WSF Men's World Team Championship has successfully concluded yesterday at Marseille, France. Top seeds Egypt finally reclaimed their Men's World Team Championship title from England in this southern coastal city.

Out of the 24 nations participated in this year's Championship, there were 5 from Asia, included Hong Kong China, India, Iraq, Malaysia and Pakistan. "I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Champion Egypt and all other participating countries, especially the 5 Asian nations, who demonstrated their best squash to the world. My congratulations would also go to Hong Kong China, who claimed their first-ever bronze medal in history in the Men's World Team Championship," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, our President with thrills, "we are also delighted to see that Iraq made their first appearance this year."

Besides Hong Kong, China who claimed the bronze medal, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Iraq finished 7th, 12th, 19th and 23rd respectively.

Details of the results please visit the official site of the WSF Men's World Team Championship 2017.

(7 Nov) Sajad Zareian Claims the First PSA Title for Iran

Iran’s number one and former World Junior Number 6, Sajad Zareian won the Iran Squash Federation Peace and Friendship Cup on Sunday, 5 Nov and became the first Iranian player to win a professional tour title.

In the Final, top seed Zareian came from 1-2 down to beat the 2nd seed Adil Maqbool in five games: 14-12, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 and 11-8, and claimed his first PSA title.

Details of the tournament, please visit the PSA official website.

 

 

 

 

(3 Oct) Squash Pulse #9

The 9th issue of our bi-annual e-newsletter, SQUASH PULSE, is released today. Some highlights for this issue include:

- The ASF Annual Awards 2016

- Jio 19th Asian Individual Championships 2017, Chennai, India

- 24th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2017, Amman, Jordan

- WSF World Junior Squash Championships, Tauranga, New Zealand

- The World Games 2017, Wroclaw, Poland

Relax and hope you enjoy reading our latest Squash Pulse. 

 

(25 Sept) 19th Asian Team Championships 2018

The 19th Asian Team Championships is scheduled to be held 21 – 25 March 2018 in Cheongju, South Korea. The ASF AGM will also be held in conjunction with the Championships on Sunday, 25 March.

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

 

(16 Sept) Macau hosts their first-ever WSF Level 1 Coaching & Refresher Course

Macau Squash Association has successfully hosted the first WSF Level 1 Coaching and Refresher Course 2017 on 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, September. The course, which was tutored by Lim Chee Ming, the Head Coach of Macau Squash Association, has attracted total 19 participants.

Congratulations to the Macau Squash Association as well as the participants.

Photo Caption:

Mr. William Kuan Vai Lam, Chairman of Macau Squash Association (middle in the front row), Mr. Lim Chee Ming, the Course Tutor (right in the front row) and the other tutor (left in the front row) with the participants of the WSF Level 1 Coaching and Refresher Course 2017. 

(28 Aug) ASF President Mr. David Mui, MH JP Meet with the IOC President Mr. Thomas Bach and the OCA President Mr. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah

Our President Mr. David Mui, MH JP, met with Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee and Mr. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Olympic Council of Asia for lunch during the 2017 National Games of China in Tianjin.

“I took this great opportunity to thank both presidents for their support of ensuring squash to be remained in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia and introducing the sport into the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. At our meeting, I also introduced the successful development of squash in Asia and in the World over these years and lobbied them to support squash into the 2024 Olympic Games. Their feedback was very positive. They also reassured us of showing great appreciation to the work we've done as well as encouraging us to keep up with the good work," said Mr. Mui.

"I wish the 2024 Olympic Bid all the success,” Mr. Mui concluded with faith.

 

 

 

(21 Aug) Jordan and Japan Made History at the 24th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2017

The 24th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2017 has come to a successful conclusion on Saturday, 19 August at Amman, Jordan. At his hometown, Mohammad Al-Sarraj wins Jordan the first-ever Asian Junior Under 19 Boys’ Individual Championship title by beating his Pakistani opponent Mansoor Zaman in 5 sets. On the other hand, the Japanese top junior woman’s player, Satomi Watanabe, also brings home the first gold medal of the Asian Junior Under 19 Girls’ Individual Championship.

Besides, Macau China also made history of having their first medal in the Asian Junior Individual Championships after its girls' player Yeung Weng Chi finished co-3rd with Navmi Shama of India in the Girls' Under 17 Category.

The 5-day Championships has attracted the top junior squash players from 13 Asian countries to compete in the eight categories: Boys and Girls, each with Under 19, Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13 four age group. Malaysian Team is again the big winner of the Championships of gaining 5 Golds in the Boys Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13 as well as in the Girls Under 15 and Under 13 respectively. The all-Hong-Kong-final of the Girls Under 17 Category allows Hong Kong to clinch one gold medal.

“Congratulations to all the winners and the member nations. I would also like to thank Jordan Squash Federation, 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. For photos of the events, please download from the facebook of the Jordan Squash Federation, who will continue to upload more photos.

Results of the 24th Asian Junior Individual Championships 2017

BU19

Gold - Mohammad Al-Sarraj (Jordan)

Silver - Mansoor Zaman (Pakistan)

Bronze - Alireza Shameli (Iran) / Abdul Malik (Pakistan)

BU17

Gold - Xiow Yee Xian (Malaysia)

Silver - Tushar Shahani (India)

Bronze -  To Wai Lok (Hong Kong, China) / Danial Nurhaqiem Bin Shah Izham (Malaysia)

BU15

Gold - Muhammad Amir Amirul Bin Azhar (Malaysia)

Silver - Neel Joshi (India)

Bronze - Danial Gharooni (Iran) / Asad Ullah (Pakistan)

BU13

Gold - Joachim Chuah Han Wen (Malaysia)

Silver - Yuvraj Wadhwani (India)

Bronze - Paarth Ambani (India) / Mohammad Huzaifa Ibrahim (Pakistan)

GU19

Gold - Satomi Watanabe (Japan)

Silver - Ho Ka Wing (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze - Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (India) / Sunayna Kuruvilla (India)

GU17

Gold - Chan Sin Yuk (Hong Kong, China)

Silver - Lui Hiu Lam (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze - Navmi Shama (India) / Yeung Weng Chi (Macau, China)

GU15

Gold - Jessica Keng Jiai Hui (Malaysia)

Silver - Kiroshanna Manoharan (Malaysia)

Bronze - Ananya Dabke (India) / Yoshna Singh (India)

GU13

Gold - Aira Azman (Malaysia)

Silver - Lam Tse Yee, Toby (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze -  Tam Mariko Cho Nga (Hong Kong) / Yuvna Gupta (India)