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FMC International Squash main round begins

The main qualifying round of the FMC International Squash Pakistan Circuit–II started here at the Punjab Squash Complex courts on Monday. Apart from a few foreign players all the participants are from

Seedings announced for COAS Squash

ISLAMABAD – Farhan Mehboob is the top seed in men’s category, while Saima Shoukat is number one seed in women’s category for the main round of the Chief of Army Staff Open squash tournament, which will be played from April 20 at Mushaf Ali Mir Squash Complex, Islamabad.
Secretary Punjab Squash Association Tariq Farooq Rana said that male players will compete for a total cash prize of Rs 400,000, while female players would vie for a reward of Rs 86,000. He said the seedings of the

Nasir clinches Junior Squash title

LAHORE – Nasir Iqbal defeated fellow team mate Sadam Ul Haq in the final to clinch the Punjab National Junior Squash Championship 2011, that concluded here at the PSA Complex on Monday. Iqbal took 21 minutes to undo the resistance extended by Sadam.
He won the match in three straight games and kept Sadam on his toes with challenging drop and cross court shots. In the girls category, winner Zoya Khalid was taken to full length by Riffat Khan, who won the opening game and kept

National Junior Squash final an all-PAF affair

LAHORE – It would be an all PAF final in the boys category of the Punjab National Junior Squash Championship and surprisingly, both the finalists of the girls event are from ZTBL.
Sadamul Haq and Nasir Iqbal, both the PAF players, beat their teammates in the semi-finals to set up a clash in the final while Zoya Khalid beat Zahab Khan of Sindh in the first semi-final to meet Riffat Khan also of ZTBL in the final after the latter defeated Samar Anjum of Punjab in the second

Junior Squash semis today

LAHORE – The semifinal matches of the Punjab National Junior Squash Championship 2011 will be played today here at the PSA Complex. On Saturday, the quarterfinal matches of the championship were played with the seeded players moving to the last four in all the age categories of under-11, 15, 17 and 19 of boys and girls.
Quarterfinal results:
Under-11: Mehran Javed (PAF) beat Salman Jilani (PAF) 15-13, 11-8, 11-8 24 -Min ; Ali Karamat (PAF) beat Arslan Ramzan (Pb)

Junior Squash Championship reaches quarters

LAHORE – The Punjab National Junior Squash Championship 2011 reached the quarter-final stage here on Friday. The event will have its finals played on February 7 at the Punjab Squash Complex. On Friday, the main round matches started, with President Punjab Squash Association Malik Amjad Ali Noon opening the round. The day started with some of the first round matches.
Another 46 matches were decided in under-11 to 19 different age categories of boys and girls.

Junior Squash C’ship underway at PSA Complex

LAHORE – The Punjab National Junior Squash Championship 2011 rolled into action here at the PSA Complex on Wednesday. On the opening day, qualification round matches were played after Tariq Rana, Honorary Secretary Punjab Squash Association, took out the draws.
Sixty-four matches in different age groups of under-11, 13, 15 and 19 were held. On day two, some of the third round qualification matches will be played, followed by the main round matches.

Punjab National Junior Squash from 7th

LAHORE – The Punjab Squash Association will organise the Punjab National Junior Squash Championship from February 2 to 7. Boys and girls from all over Pakistan will be participating in this Championship. The final will be played on February 7 at 1600 hours at PSA Complex Lahore.
Governor Punjab will be the chief guest in the final. The competitions will be held in five boys and two girls categories. The boys will compete in under-11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 categories while girls

Arshad upsets favourite in squash event

PESHAWAR – Pakistan’s top squash player Arshad Iqbal Burki upset England’s Ryan Thompson on the opening day of the US $ 5000 Philadelphia Squash Open, which got under way at Fairmount Racquet club Pennsylvania, Philadelphia on Friday.
With his victory in the qualifying round, Arshad Iqbal Burki, once 52 in the world ranking and Pakistan No. 3, took berth into the main round to face top seed Julien Balbo of France on today (Saturday).
“I would try my best to do good against

Deaf Squash C’ship final today

LAHORE – The final of the 6th National Deaf Squash Championship will be played today here at the Punjab Squash Complex, between Bilal Tahir and Balil Atiq,
Hamid M. Mirza, Head of Marketing – Bank Alfalah, will be the chief guest at the final, which will be played at 1600 hours. Prize distribution will also be held after the final.
The second round matches started at yesterday at 10 am. Quarter-final and semi-final matches were also decided.

Ali advances in British Open Junior Squash

LONDON – Pakistani youngsters competing in the British Junior Open Squash Championships in Sheffield had mixed fortunes on Sunday. Appearing in the first round of Boys Under-17 category, Syed Ali Bokhari defeated his Japanese opponent Taiki Kaido in straight games by 11-6,11-5,11-4 after 24 minutes in the court.
Saad Shahid, who is ranked 64, went past local boy Joshua Masters 11-8, 11-8, 11-3 in only 21 minutes. Malik Balaj was the third successful Pakistani in the first round

Khyber PK retain squash team title

PESHAWAR – The Khyber PK squash team retained the title of the men’s team event for the third consecutive time after upsetting their strong rivals WAPDA in the 31st National Games played here on Thursday at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex.
They won the title in Quetta National Games and Karachi earlier on as in the first match of best of three, Waqar Mehboob Khan of Khyber PK in a thrilling encounter defeated Asian gold medallists Amir Atlas Khan. The score was 3-11, 8-11,11-8,

Pakistan upset Malaysia to claim squash gold

GUANGZHOU: Aamir Atlas Khan avenged his singles final loss to Mohamad Azlan Iskandar as Pakistan won the men’s team title Thursday, preventing Malaysia from sweeping the Asian Games squash golds. But world number one Nicol David grabbed her fourth Asiad gold medal as she powered Malaysia to a 2-0 win over Hong Kong in the women’s team final.
It was only Pakistan’s second gold of these Games after the women’s cricket title. It was also their second squash gold since the racquet