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(18 JAN) UPDATE NEWS ON ASIAN EVENTS

22nd Asian Indiviudal Championships & 43rd ASF AGM
Please be informed that the 22nd Asian Individual Championships is scheduled to be held 6 - 10 June 2023 in Hong Kong, China; while the 43rd ASF AGM will be held in conjunction with the Asian Individual Championships on Saturday, 10 June 2023. Details of the Championships and the AGM will be sent out to all member nations at a later stage. 
"Exciting Hangzhou" Asian Squash Mixed Doubles Tournament
A mixed doubles event namely "Exciting Hangzhou" Asian Squash Mixed Doubles Tournament will be held 26 - 30 June 2023 at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court. Details will also be sent out once confirmed.

(23 DEC) ASF COACHES AND PERFORMANCE AWARDS 2022

To honour the effort and achievement of the squash elites in the region for 2022, ASF will present the Coaches Awards and the Performance Awards to well-recognised coaches and players respectively.

"I'm happy that ASF Coaches & Performance Awards can resume after its suspension for 2 years due to the pandemic, to award the elites in the region for the year 2022," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, ASF's President.

A Selection Panel, comprised of the Chairman: ASF Coaching Director Mr. Tony Choi (HKG)  three panel members including Maj  (R)  S.  Maniam  (MAS),  Mr.  Koo Ryun-Hoe (KOR) and Mr. Cyrus Poncha (IND), has been formed for selecting all awards' recipients for the final endorsement of the ASF Management Committee.

All ASF member nations are invited to put up nominations. The closing date for nominations is 17 February 2023. Details please refer to the ASF Awards page.

(20 NOV) 42nd Asian Squash Federation Annual General Meeting

The 42nd Annual General Meeing of the Asian Squash Federation, which was held virtually, was successfully concluded on 19 November 2022. Delegates and observers from fourteen Member Federations joined the online meeting. Zena Wooldridge OBE, President of World Squash Federation and William Louis-Marie, CEO of WSF, also joined the meeting to share WSF's current situation and future plan.

Mr. David Mui MH JP, President of ASF said, "I'm happy to see all the delegates and observers from our Member Nations online. We are also honoured to have Zena, WSF's President to join us at the meeting and feel grateful for the kind words of Zena on the contribution of the Asian Squash Family to the development of the sport globally." Mr. Mui continued, "Our next AGM will be held on 12 February 2023 together with the 21st Asian Junior Team Championships in Chennai, India, when we will finally meet face-to-face. Thus, I hope member nations will support."

Photo Caption: Mr. David Mui MH JP, President of ASF (centre), Mr. Duncan Chiu, Secretary General of ASF (left), Mr. Tony Choi, Coaching Director of ASF (right)

(4 NOV) INDIA & HONG KONG WON THE 21ST ASIAN MEN'S TEAM & WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP RESPECTIVELY

21st Asian Team Championships have brought to a successful conclusion today at Cheongju, Korea. India won the Asian Men's Team Championship, while Hong Kong China crowned the Asian Women's Team Championship Title.

After beating Kuwait 2-0 in the finals, Indian Men's Team claimed its first-ever Asian Championship Title. The Women's Final between Hong Kong China and Malaysia is a repeat of last year, but Hong Kong China Women's Team got a revenge this year and beat Malaysia 2-1 to win the title.

Final Position of Men's Team Championship:

1st - India; 2nd - Kuwait; Co-3rd - Hong Kong, China; Co-3rd - Malaysia; 5th - Pakistan; 6th - Korea

7th - Japan; 8th - Iran; 9th - Singapore; 10th - Philippines; 11th - Chinese Taipei; 12th - Qatar

Final Position of Women's Team Championship:

1st - Hong Kong, China; 2nd - Malaysia; Co-3rd - India; Co-3rd - Korea;

5th - Japan, 6th - Iran; 7th - Singapore; 8th - Chinese Taipei

(28 OCT) 21st ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS START ON 31 OCTOBER IN CHEONGJU, KOREA

21st Asian Team Championships, which will start on 31 October till 4 November in Cheongju, Korea, have attracted 12 men's teams and 8 women's teams to participate.

“Over the years, with the increasing number of participating teams and the ascending level of the players, Asian Championships have become a significant event on both regional and the world squash calendar. With the dedication of the host Korea Squash Federation and the support of participating nations, I’m pleased that the 21st Asian Team Championships are able to be held as scheduled amid the pandemic pressure in early 2022," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, ASF's President, "I wish the Championships all the success, all participating teams and officials an enjoyable event in Korea.”

The matches will be streaming through Korea Squash Federation’s YouTuber channel, please visit this link to watch matches live:

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwhOJVIixbc0uMn_vnDOoWg?reload=9&view_as=subscriber

 

 

(23 SEPT) UPDATES ON ASIAN JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

2022 Asian Junior Team Championships (Hong Kong, China) - CANCELLED
Due to strict quarantine requirements of Hong Kong in the last two years, the 20th Asian Junior Team Championships which were planned to be held in Hong Kong have been postponing. After thorough consideration and discussion, ASF's EXCO inevitably cancels the 20th Asian Junior Team Championships as the 21st Asian Junior Team Championships have already been confirmed to be held in early 2023.

2023 Asian Junior Team Championships (Chennai, India) 
Having discussed with the host Squash Rackets Federation of India, it is confirmed that the 21st Asian Junior Team Championships will be held 8 - 12 February 2023 in Chennai, India. Once the championships information and handbook are ready, we will send to all MNFs for action. We will also keep an eye on the pandemic situation if there's any unexpected development.

ASF EXCO thanks Hong Kong Squash for their support and also wish the 2023 Asian Junior Team Championships in India all the success.

(21 JULY) NEW DATES FOR HANGZHOU ASIAN GAMES

 

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced that the 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from 23 September to 8 October 2023. For the details of the announcement, please visit OCA Official website.
The exact dates for the Asian Games Squash Event will be informed once they are confirmed.

 

(20 JUL) HANGZHOU OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTRE SQUASH COURT HOSTS THE FIRST OFFICIAL SQUASH COMPETITION, HANGZHOU SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hangzhou Squash Championships, co-organised by Hangzhou Squash Association and Hangzhou International EXPO Centre was held 2 – 3 July at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court. It is the first official squash competition held at this centre, where the squash courts were specially built for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou.

“The 4D Exhibition Hall of Hangzhou International EXPO Centre was made over into Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court, which will be used for the Squash Event of Hangzhou Asian Games. We are very happy to host the first squash competition in this newly built Squash Court,” said Ms. Tang Xue, General Manager of Hangzhou International EXPO Centre cum Secretary General of Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court, “the Championships besides serves the purpose of testing the venue and the courts, it also acts as a trial run to prepare the venue management team and competition organising team for a smooth running of the squash event in the coming Hangzhou Asian Games.”

With area of 9,504m2, Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court consists of 8 all-glass squash courts (1 Finals court that can accommodate 1,075 spectator seats, 3 doubles courts and 4 single courts), that are built by the ASF and WSF accredited CGG Sports Facilities Engineering Co., Ltd..

“I would like to congratulate Hangzhou Squash Association and Hangzhou International EXPO Centre on organising the successful championships at the state-of-the-art Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court. With the positive and encouraging feedbacks from the participants on the incredible venue and the management team, I have great confidence in a successful staging of the squash event in the coming Hangzhou Asian Games,” said Mr. David Mui, MH, JP, the ASF President.

Photo Caption: Hangzhou Squash Championships, the first official squash event held at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court (the venue that will be used for the coming Hangzhou Asian Games).

(8 JUL) 4th West Asian Championships 2022

The 4th West Asian Championships has concluded on 2 July in Tehran, Iran. Besides the host country, Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq also sent their best teams to participate in the event. Congratulations go to all the winners and the participating member nations. Thanks and congratulations would also go to Iran Squash Federation, who organised the event successfully.

Results of the Individual Championshp:

Winner: Abdullah Altamimi (Qatar)

1st Runner Up: Alireza Shameli (Iran)

2nd Runners Up: Ammar Alatamimi (Kuwait) & Amjad Azlan (Qatar)

Results of the Team Championshp:

Winner: Iran

1st Runner Up: Qatar

2nd Runner Up: Iraq

 

(20 JUN) 29th ASIAN JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

The 29th Asian Junior Individual Championships have come to a successful conclusion at Pattaya, Thailand on Sunday, 19 June 2022.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners and participating nations. Congratulations would also go to Thailand Squash Rackets Association and all the officials, referees and helpers, who made the Championships a successful and wonderful event," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, ASF's President.

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

Results of 29th Asian Junior Individual Championships 

Boys Under 19

Champion - Noor Zaman (PAK)

1st Runner-up - Joachim Chuah (MAS)

2nd Runners-up - Andrik Shan (MAS) / Ameeshenraj Chandaran (MAS)

Girls Under 19

Champion - Aira Azman (MAS)

1st Runner-up - Kirstie Wong (HKG)

2nd Runners-up - Ying Yee Xin (MAS) / Wong Heng Wai (MAS)

Boys Under 17

Champion - Jooyoung Na (KOR)

1st Runner-up - Low Wa Sern (MAS)

2nd Runners-up - Sharan Punjabi (IND) / Harith Danial (MAS)

Girls Under 17

Champion - Akari Midorikawa (JPN)

1st Runner-up - Xuan Goh Zhi (MAS)

2nd Runners-up - Valerie Huang (HKG) / Tiana Parasrampuria (IND)

Boys Under 15

Champion - N. Moganasundharam (MAS)

1st Runner-up - Aqil Mirza Fariz (MAS)

2nd Runners-up - Altamis Sufian (MAS) / Jonghyeok Lee (KOR)

Girls Under 15

Champion - Anahat Singh (IND)

1st Runner-up - Ena Kwong (HKG)

2nd Runners-up - Whitney Wilson (MAS) / Cheung Tsz Ching (HKG)

Boys Under 13

Champion - Wei Sim Yeak (MAS)

1st Runner-up - Raziq Razi (MAS)

2nd Runners-up - Lokesh Subramani (IND) / Shiven Agarwal (IND)

Girls Under 13

Champion - Harleein Tan (MAS)

1st Runner-up - Chloe Lo (HKG)

2nd Runners-up - Yek Rui Jean (MAS) / Anika Dubey (IND)

(11 JUN) 29th Asian Junior Invidual Championships Start on 15 June in Pattaya, Thailand

29th Asian Junior Individual Championships will start on 15 June till 19 June in Pattaya, Thailand.

After two-year halt of the Asian Junior Individaul Championships due to the COVID, the 29th Asian Junior Individual Championships, hosted by Thailand Squash Rackets Association, attracted over 200 junior players of age under 19 from 14 member nations to participate.

"I would like to thank Thailand Squash Rackets Association and all participating nations. Their passion, dedication and support allow the Championships to be held as scheduled. I would specially thank Mr. Chalitrat Chandarubeksa, President of TSRA and also the Chairman of the Championships Organsing Committee and his team for all the preparation work. Appreciation would also be given to Mr. Akarin Hiranprueck, Championship Director, who have been working hard to ensure all players and officials will have a safe and enjoyable event," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF's President.

"I wish the championships all the success, all players, officials and supporters enjoy the event in Pattaya, which is a lovely and beautiful place. ."

Please click here for the updated draws and results of the 29th Asian Junior Individual Championships.

 

Photo Caption: Press Conference of the 29th Asian Junior Individual Championships held by TSRA in Thailand.

(25 MAY) 21ST ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 & 42ND ASF AGM - POSTPONEMENT

In view of the uncertain pandemic situation in Korea and the push back of the Covid relaxation plan of the Korean Government, ASF Executive Committee, after thorough discussion with the host Korea Squash Federation, decided to postpone the 21st Asian Team Championships to 31 October to 4 November 2022. We will keep communicating with KSF for any update information.
Besides, ASF Executive Committee considered the situation and also decided to host the 42nd ASF's AGM virtually in the last quarter of 2022.  The exact dates and the details of the AGM will be announced later.
We appreciate the great work and support of Korea Squash Federation. 

(6 MAY) POSTPONEMENT OF THE 19TH ASIAN GAMES 2022

Olympic Council of Asia today announced that the 19th Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China from 10 – 25 September 2022, will be postponed. The new dates will be released at a later date.

“I’m sad to learn that the Asian Games is postponed. We have been looking forward to it, especially there will be one more event: Mixed Doubles for squash, and the all-glass squash courts and facilities built in Hangzhou for the Games are state-of-the-art,” said Mr. David Mui, MH, JP, ASF’s President, “on the other hand, we understand and respect that it is a careful decision made by all the stakeholders for the good sake of the Games. I feel sorry to the organizing committee, the athletes and the officials, who have been working hard on it, but I also have confidence in a successful staging of the Games at a later time.”

 

(20 APR) DATES CONFIRMED FOR 21ST ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

After communicating with the host, Korea Squash Federation, and consulting the intention of all member nations, the ASF's EXCO confirmed that the 21st Asian Team Chamiponships will be held 19 - 23 July 2022 in Cheongju, Korea.

"We greatly appreciate the passion and committment of Korea Squash Federation, which allows the 21st Asian Team Championships to be held as scheduled. We also thank the support of the member nations. Korea Squash Federation hosted a very successful Asian Team Championships in Cheongju in 2018, we believe they will once again do a great job this time," said ASF's President Mr. David Mui, MH JP.

 

 

(29 MAR) A TRIBUTE TO MUHAMMAD FAYYAZ

It is with greatest sadness that we were informed of the passing of Mr. Muhammad Fayyaz on 25th March 2022. He has been an important and vibrant member of our team and will be dearly missed.

Mr. Fayyaz was appointed as a WSF Referee in 2003 from Hong Kong China and had officiated many major championships and games globally. His last match as a WSF Referee was performed on 18th March, 2022 in the “Karachi Open Squash Championships” at Karachi, Pakistan.

Apart from that, he had also exercised duties as an Asian Regional Assessor including Asian Games & Asian Championships.

Mr. David Mui, MH JP, the ASF President wishes to pay tribute to Mr. Fayyaz for his contribution to the game of squash both in coaching & refereeing capacity saying; “It is with great sadness that I learnt the passing of Mr. Fayyaz. ASF and the squash family around the world will be forever grateful for the immense contribution he had made to the sport. Fayyaz’s commitment & dedication were extraordinary."

The Squash Fraternity globally and specifically from Asia flooded their views and condolences and shown sympathy for his family. His contribution for the Squash will never be faded and always be remembered.

“The thoughts of the ASF are with Fayyaz’s family.”

 

(28 MAR) DATES CONFIRMED FOR 29TH ASIAN JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

After communicating with the host, Thailand Squash Rackets Association, and consulting the intention of all member nations, the ASF's EXCO confirmed that the 29th Asian Junior Individual Chamiponships will be held 15 - 19 June 2022 in Pattaya, Thailand.

"We greatly appreciate the passion and committment of Thailand Squash Rackets Association, which allows the 29th Asian Junior Individual Championships to be held as scheduled. We also thank the support of the member nations. With the experience that TSRA gained when they held the Asian Junior Team Championships in 2019, we believe TSRA will once again host a successful event," said ASF's President Mr. David Mui, MH JP.

This is the second asian championships hosted by Thailand Squash Rackets Association. The first one can be dated back to 2019, when the 19th Asian Junior Team Championships were held in Pattaya, Thailand.

 

(16 FEB) UPDATE ON 2022 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tentative dates of two Asian Championships in 2022 are as follows:

 
29th Asian Junior Individual Championships 
Dates: 15 - 19 June 2022*
Venue: Pattaya, Thailand
21st Asian Team Championships
Dates: 19 - 23 July 2022*
Venue: Cheonju, Korea
 
 
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.

(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.