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(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.

 

(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.