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(20 DEC) Ng Eain Yow and Tong Tsz Wing Becomes the Asian Squash Men’s and Women’s Champion

The 21st Asian Individual Championships, which was concluded in Islamabad, Pakistan yesterday, have attracted 24 men’s players and 16 women’s players from 6 member nations to participate.  After 5-day matches, top seeded Ng Eain Yow from Malaysia and Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz Wing clinches the 21st Asian Individual Championships titles in the Men’s and Women’s Event respectively.

“I would like to congratulate Yow and Wing, who won the Asian Individual Championships. My congratulation would also go to Pakistan Squash Federation, who has hosted an enjoyable and safe event successfully,” said Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President.

 Mr. Mui continued, “After an almost 2-year halt of major championships in the region due to the pandemic, I’m pleased to see both Asian Team and Asian Individual Championships are able to be held successfully before the end of 2021. This once again shows the unity and strength of our Asian Squash community.” Mr. Mui was grateful to all the parties, who have been so supportive to both Championships. “Firstly, I must thank the dedication and commitment of Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia and Pakistan Squash Federation, the host of the Asian Team and Asian Individual Championships respectively. I would also like to thank the participating members, who sent teams and players to the two Championships. My gratitude would also go to all officials, especially for those who need to travel from their home town or home country to help officiate in the Championships.”

“Last, but not the least, my sincere appreciation would like to go to Mr. Mohamad Bin Abdullah Arrffan from Singapore, the ASF Technical Delegate of both Championships. His passion, professionalism and earnestness gave tremendous confidence to different parties at the Championships, which allowed the event to be smoothly run.”

“On behalf of ASF’s Management and Executive Committees, I would like to wish you all a joyful holiday season and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2022.”

Results of 21st Asian Individual Championships

Men’s Event

Gold – Ng Eain Yow (Malaysia)

Silver – Yip Tsz Fung (Hong Kong, China)

Bronze – Lau Tsz Kwan (Hong Kong, China) & Nasir Iqbal (Pakistan)

Women’s Event

Gold – Tong Tsz Wing (Hong Kong, China)

Silver – Rachel Arnold (Malaysia)

Bronze – Ho Tze Lok (Hong Kong, China) & Liu Tsz Ling (Hong Kong, China)

(14 DEC) 21ST ASIAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 21st Asian Individual Championships, which will debut tomorrow in Islamabad, Pakistan, has attracted 24 men's players and 16 women's players from 6 nations to participate in the Men's and Women's Event. The Championships will last for 5 days till 19 December 2021.

Mr. David Mui, MH JP, the ASF's President feels very thankful, "I would like to thank for the suppot of the host, Pakistan Squash Federation and the participating nations. I wish the championships all the success. All players, officials and helpers a safe and enjoyable event."

For the draws and updated results of the Asian Individual Championships, please click here.

 

 

(4 DEC) DOUBLE HAPPINESS FOR MALAYSIA AT THE 20TH ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

After an almost 2-year halt of having any Asian Championships, the 20th Asian Team Championships, which was due to be held in 2020, has successfully concluded at National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 4 December 2021.

After the 5-day competition, Malaysia won in both Men’s and Women’s Team Championships. This is the first time for the Malaysian teams to claim both Asian Men’s and Women’s Team Championships titles on their home ground.

“I would like to congratulate all winners and participating players. Besides, my sincere appreciation would also go to SRAM, all the officials involved as well as the participating members. Their dedication, passion and full support had made the event a successful one during this difficult time,” said David Mui, MH JP, the ASF’s President.

20th Asian Men’s Team Championship

1st – Malaysia

2nd – India

Co-3rd – Hong Kong, China / Japan

20th Asian Women’s Team Championship

1st – Malaysia

2nd – Hong Kong, China

Co-3rd – India / Japan

Results details please refer to the Championships Official Link.

 

(29 NOV) 20th ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL DEBUT TOMORROW AT KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

20th Asian Team Championships, which will be held 30 November - 4 December in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has attracted 79 players from 12 member nations to participate in the Men's and Women's Team Championships.

"I would like to thank Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia and the participating nations. Their passion, dedication and support made the Championships finally happen after several postponements due to the pandemic," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF's President.

"I wish the championshps all the success. All players, officials and helpers a safe and enjoyable event."

Please click here for the updated draws and results of the Asian Team Championships.

(19 NOV) ASF MOURNS THE PASS AWAY OF PRASAD PILLAI

Having learnt with great sadness about the death of Mr. Prasad Pillai, the Secretary General for ASF from 1997 - 2001, ASF expressed its deepest condolences to Pillai’s family.

Mr. Pillai was also the Secretary General for WSF from 1989-1992 and the second Honorary Secretary of Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia.

“Prasad had tremendous contributions to the development of squash not only in Malaysia, but also in Asia and to the world in many years. His good works could be seen everywhere in our squash community and he will surely be cherished in our memories forever,” said Mr. David Mui MH JP, President of ASF.

“May Prasad’s soul rest in peace and my our Lord bless and comfort his family during this time of grief.”

 

(30 SEPT) APPOINTMENT OF NEW SUB-COMMITTEES

With the newly elected Board at the 41st Annaul General Meeting, the seven Sub-Committees have been reviewed.

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the service and contribution of the outgoing sub-committees members. Their invaluable input and support allowed squash in the region to develp and grow in a healthy way," said Mr. David Mui, MH JP, ASF's President.

"It's my pleasure to thank those members who continue to serve at the committees and also to welcome the new comers. I believe the committee will be benefited from their knowledge and experiences."

Please click for the new ASF's Sub-Committees list.

(18 SEPT) SRI LANKA SQUASH IS SEEKING CONSULTANT COACH FOR NATIONAL TEAM

Sri Lanka Squash is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill the position of Consultant Coach for the National Team. Please click for more details.

Interested parties please contact Sri Lanka Squash direct via email squashsrilanka@yahoo.com 

 

 

(5 SEPT) DAVID MUI, MH JP RE-ELECTED AS THE ASIAN SQUASH FEDERATION PRESIDENT

Mr. David Mui, MH JP has been re-elected as the Asian Squash Federation (ASF) President following the ASF’s Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually yesterday (4 September 2021).

“I deeply appreciate the trust and support the member nations gave me in the last eight years. It’s an honour for me to continue to serve and work with all members. It’s been tough for the last two years, but I’m impressed that our member nations have been working hard to keep squash under the spotlight,” said David.

Mr. Fayez Abdullah Al-Mutairi from Kuwait has also been re-elected as the Vice President. Other two Vice Presidencies have gone to the newly elected Ms Heo Tae-Sook from Korea and Mr. Cyrus Poncha from India.

“I’d like to welcome Ms. Heo and Cyrus. Together with Fayez, they will bring new idea and expertise to the Office. Meanwhile my gratitude would go to Mr. Kim Won-Kwan and Mr. Debendranath Sarangi, who have retired from their roles as Vice President. Kim, as the VP for 12 years, has brought the Federation harmony and unity, which are the vital Asian squash community’s spirit. I would also like to thank Sarangi for his contribution to the Referee Committee over the past four years. I believe Sarangi will continue to serve the sport successfully as the WSF’s Vice President.”

Photo Caption:

Mr. David Mui MH JP (2nd from left), ASF’s President and his Executive Committee team: Mr. Duncan Chiu (3rd from left), Secretary General and Mr. Cedric Tyen (far right), Honorary Treasurer. On the far left is Mr. Tony Choi, Coaching Director.

 

(24 JUNE) POSTPONEMENT OF 2021 ASIAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

In view of the current unstable situation of COVID-19 across various Asian countries, the ASF's EXCO decided to postpone the Asian Individual Championships, which is due to be held 25 - 29 August 2021 in Pakistan, to the later part of the year.

 
ASF and Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) agreed that the dates for the Asian Individual Championships would be TENTATIVELY scheduled to 14 - 18 December 2021. Please note that the dates are subject to changes.
 
The tentative dates of the Asian Individual Championships in Pakistan are set after the World Men's Team Championships finish in Malaysia on 11 December 2021. The ASF's EXCO hopes that the two back-to-back major championships would allow members nation to send players to both events.
 
We appreciate the support of PSF and we will continuously monitor the situation and communicate with them.

(14 MAY) POSTPONEMENT OF THE 20TH ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Due to the pandemic situation in Malaysia and in the region, Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) would postpone the 20th Asian Team Championships, which is due to be held 17 - 21 August 2021, to the later part of the year.
 
The ASF's EXCO understands their decision and appreciates the enthusiasm of SRAM. After the discussion, it was agreed that the dates for the 20th Asian Team Championships would be TENTATIVELY scheduled to 16 - 20 November 2021. Please note that the dates are subject to changes.
 
We will continuously monitor the situation and communicate with SRAM.

 

Please stay tuned for any updates.

(27 APR) Squash Pulse Issue 16

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

- 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games - Inclusion of Mixed Doubles

- Tentative dates of 2021 Asian Championships

Relax and hope you enjoy reading our latest Squash Pulse. 

 

(8 APR) INCLUSION OF MIXED DOUBLES INTO 2022 HANGZHOU ASIAN GAMES

Asian Squash Federation received the official confirmation from The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Organising Committee that Mixed Doubles will be added as one of the squash events in next year’s Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Other four squash events include Men’s and Women’s Singles and Teams.

 
Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President expressed his sincere appreciation to various parties, who make this happen, “I would like to thank the support of The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee.”
 
For the successful inclusion of Mixed Doubles into the 2022 Asian Games Squash Event, the ASF’s Patron Mr. N. Ramachandran also played a significant part. “I would also like to give my thanks to Mr. N. Ramachandran for his tremendous assistance and support,” added Mr. Mui, “this is a great news for the Asian squash community, who longs for more medals opportunity in the Asian Games. Besides, it is also an important step for increasing the status of the sport in the world. We, the squash community, are grateful for Mr. N. Ramachandran’s dedication and contribution to the sport in both Asia and the world over the years.”
 
Mr. Mui continued, “Having 2 men's & 2 women's players in a bigger squash court for the Doubles will allow more interaction between players in different gender and excitement, which arouses more fun to the game and to the spectators,” said Mr. Mui, “thus, I believe it will be a good show.”
 
Squash was first introduced into the Asian Games in 1998 in Bangkok. There were only two events: Men’s and Women’s Singles. In 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Men’s and Women’s Teams Events were added. After another twelve years, in 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, Mixed Doubles will be included as a new event. Squash events in Hangzhou Asian Games will be held 13 -22 September 2022.

(19 FEB) DATES OF ASIAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

Tentative dates of the two Asian Senior Championships in 2021 are as follows:

 
Asian Team Championships
Dates: 17 - 21 August 2021*
Venue: Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia
 
Asian Individual Championships 
Dates: 25 - 29 August 2021*
Venue: Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
Please be reminded that these dates are subject to change based on the development of pandemic situation. We will closely monitor the situation and communciate with the hosts. So please stay tuned for any updates.

Please click here for the ASF's event calendar.

* the dates are subject to change.

(3 FEB) Nicol David Voted The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time

Squash legend Nicol David adds another accolade to her collection as she topped the online poll for “The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time”. Being the only Asian candidate, the five-time Asian Games Gold Medallist, received 318,945 votes, over double that of the runner-up James Kehoe, an Irish tug-of-war legend.

“I would like to congratulate Nicol for crowning “The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time”. Nicol is not just a great squash player, but also the greatest athlete of all time and a role model for young athletes. Her dedication, striving for excellence and incomparable achievements has inspired a lot of people not just in Asia, but also in the world,” said Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President.

“My warm congratulation would also go to Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia. Nicol’s victory has definitely shown the strength and unity of Malaysian squash community as well as the popularity of the sport in the country.”

In her 20-year career, Nicol David won a trio of World Games gold medals in addition to a bronze. She also had an unprecedented nine-year reign at the top of the World Rankings between 2006-2015 and gained eight-time World Championship title.

 

(1 FEB) CANCELLATION OF 2020 ASF AWARDS

Due to the pandemic, most of the tournaments in 2020 in the region and in the world were cancelled. Thus, the ASF's EXCO decided to cancel the 2020 ASF Coaching and Performance Awards.

 

(19 JAN) ASF Mourns the Pass Away of Hany Hamouda

Having learnt with great sadness about the death of President of Squash Federation of Africa Hany Hamouda, ASF expressed its deepest condolences to Hamouda’s family, the Egyptian Squash Federation and the Squash Federation of Africa.

 

“It’s my great pleasure and honor to have known Hany, who was a truly lovable gentleman with great passion and tremendous contributions to the development of squash not only in Egypt, Africa but also to the world in many years. He was highly respected and loved by all of us throughout our world squash family. His good works changed the lives of many and he will surely be cherished in our memories forever,” said Mr. David Mui MH JP, President of ASF.

 

“May Hany’s soul rest in peace and may our Lord bless and comfort his family during this time of grief.”

 

(12 JAN) SRI LANKA SQUASH IS SEEKING CONSULTANT COACH FOR NATIONAL TEAM

Sri Lanka Squash is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill the position of Consultant Coach for the National Team.

For interested parties please click here for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(21 DEC) 40th ASF's Annual General Meeting

The 40th Annual General Meeing of the Asian Squash Federation, which was held virtually, was successfully concluded on 19 December 2020. There were delegates and observers from eighteen Member Federations as well as representatives from South Eastasian Squash Federation joined the online meeting.

"I'm happy to see all the delegates and observers from our Member Nations. Though we can't meet in person at the AGM like previous years, we catch up with everyone online at the virtual meeting," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, President of ASF, "I believe we all need to embrace technology and new thinking to adapt for the "new normal" under this unprecedented pandemic siutation."

Mr. Mui continued, "I hope that the pandemic will subside soon and regular activities will resume, so everyone will be able to meet and greet in person in future occasions.

(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.