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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.
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.
Tentative dates of the two Asian Senior Championships in 2021 are as follows:
Please click here for the ASF's event calendar.
* the dates are subject to change.
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.
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.
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.”
Sri Lanka Squash is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill the position of Consultant Coach for the National Team.
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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.
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.
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.
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."
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!
David Mui, MH JP
President, Asian Squash Federation
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.
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here for the most updated draw.
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.
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:
1st Runner Up: Qatar
2nd Runner Up: Kuwait
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.
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
Gold - Veer Chotrani (India)
Silver - Yash Fadte (India)
Bronze - Haris Qasim (Pakistan) / Hamza Sharif (Pakistan)
Gold - Nathan Kueh (Malaysia)
Silver - Neel Joshi (India)
Bronze - Ameeshenraj Chandaran (Malaysia) / Duncan Lee (Malaysia)
Gold - Mohammad Hamza Khan (Pakistan)
Silver - Joachim Chuah (Malaysia)
Bronze - Tse Jat (Hong Kong, China) / Paarth Ambani (India)
Gold - Wong Lee Hong (Malaysia)
Silver - Christopher M Buraga (Philippines)
Bronze - Wong Wing Kuen (Hong Kong, China) / Low Wa Sern (Malaysia)
Gold - Chan Yiwen (Malaysia)
Silver - Aifa Azman (Malaysia)
Bronze - Sanya Vats (India) / Ooi Kah Yan (Malaysia)
Gold - Chan Sin Yuk (Hong Kong, China)
Silver - Yee Xin Ying (Malaysia)
Bronze - Wong Po Yui (Hong Kong, China) / Jessica Keng (Malaysia)
Gold - Aira Azman (Malaysia)
Silver - Yuvna Gupta (India)
Bronze - Tam Cho Nga (Hong Kong, China) / Tse Yee Lam (Hong Kong, China)
Gold - Anrie Goh (Malaysia)
Silver - Ena Kwong (Hong Kong, China)
Bronze - Anahat Singh (India) / Doyce Lee (Malaysia)