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(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.

 

(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.