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(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.

 

(24 Apr) Squash Pulse #10 Releases Today

The newest edition of the ASF bi-annual e-newsletter SQUASH PULSE is released today. Some highlights for this issue include:

- The ASF Annual General Meeting 2018

- The ASF Annual Awards 2017

- 19th Asian Team Championships 2018, Cheongju, Korea

- WSF Men's World Team Championship, Marseille, France

Relax and hope you enjoy reading our latest Squash Pulse. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(27 Mar) Double Wins for Hong Kong, China in 19th Asian Squash Team Championships 2018

The 19th Asian Squash Team Championships has come to a successful conclusion on Sunday, 25 March at Cheongju in Korea. After the 5-day competitions of 15 men’s teams and 11 women’s teams respectively, Hong Kong, China got a double happiness of winning both the Asian Men’s and Women’s Team Championships Titles.

For the Men’s Championships, Pakistani men’s team won the silver medals while Iran and Malaysia finished co-third. On the other hand, for the Women’s Championships, Korean women’s team won its first-ever silver medal in the Asian Team Championships in its hometown, while Japan and Malaysia won the bronze.

Mr. David Mui, the ASF President was grateful to Korea Squash Federation for hosting a successful Asian Championships, “The squash complex that was used for the championships is superb and the event was also well organised. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Korea Squash Federation, who made the Championships all the success. My thanks would also be extended to all the officials, referees and helpers.”

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

 

(8 Feb) GuoGuang All Glass Court - the Official Partner of ASF

We are pleased to announce that Dalian Guoguang Sports Equipment Engineering Company Ltd has become the Official Partner of the Asian Squash Federation.

Specialized in building, rental and retail of squash courts, “GuoGuang Squash” was accredited by the World Squash Federation as one of the qualified squash courts manufacturer in 2017 and became the only one honoured in Asia, the top five worldwide.

“GuoGuang and ASF share the same mission of promoting and developing squash in Asia. Thus, we are very happy that GuoGuang becomes our Official Partner,” commented Mr. David Mui, the ASF’s President, on the partnership with GuoGuang.

In addition to building squash courts, GuoGuang has also been very active in developing squash in China over the last few years. “GuoGuang, being the only WSF’s accredited squash courts manufacturer in China and Asia, has the responsibility to assist the Chinese Squash Federation to develop the sport in China. As China is part of Asia, we are glad that we can cooperate with the ASF to promote squash in the region. Having been establishing a stronger base in China, we hope to play an important role in Asia and further extend our influences to worldwide squash development,” said Mr. Wang Guo-Guang of GuoGuang Sports Equipment Engineering Company Ltd. GuoGuang has committed to sponsor the ASF for 3 years until January 2021.

For more information about GuoGuang Sports Equipment Engineering Company Ltd, please click here.

 

 

(12 Dec) Hong Kong Squash – the first National Sports Association in HK awarded the Directors of The Year Awards

Congratulations to Hong Kong Squash, which was awarded the Directors of The Year Awards 2017 in the categories of Statutory / Non-profit-distributing Organizations organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a premier body in Hong Kong representing directors.

Mr. Cedric Tyen, the Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong Squash commented, “We are extremely grateful to be the first National Sports Association in Hong Kong to receive this outstanding award. Under the leadership of our Chairman Mr. David Mui and with the guidance of the Association’s General Committee, we have been working very hard to ensure a high standard in corporate governance. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. David Mui and the General Committee for their commitment and support.”

The Directors of The Year Award is to recognize the Board of Hong Kong Squash, who has established sound principles and procedures in terms of corporate governance as well as effective strategic plans for a continuous success of the association in Hong Kong.

Photo Caption:

Top left: Mr. David Mui MH JP, the Chairman of Hong Kong Squash, presents his speech at the Presentation Ceremony of the Directors of The Year Awards 2017.

Top right: The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor GBM GBS, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, presents her speech as the Patron of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Bottom: Mr. David Mui MH JP, the Chairman of Hong Kong Squash together with the General Committee’s members receive the Directors of The Year Awards 2017.

(4 Dec) WSF Men's World Team Championship 2017

The 25th WSF Men's World Team Championship has successfully concluded yesterday at Marseille, France. Top seeds Egypt finally reclaimed their Men's World Team Championship title from England in this southern coastal city.

Out of the 24 nations participated in this year's Championship, there were 5 from Asia, included Hong Kong China, India, Iraq, Malaysia and Pakistan. "I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Champion Egypt and all other participating countries, especially the 5 Asian nations, who demonstrated their best squash to the world. My congratulations would also go to Hong Kong China, who claimed their first-ever bronze medal in history in the Men's World Team Championship," said Mr. David Mui MH JP, our President with thrills, "we are also delighted to see that Iraq made their first appearance this year."

Besides Hong Kong, China who claimed the bronze medal, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Iraq finished 7th, 12th, 19th and 23rd respectively.

Details of the results please visit the official site of the WSF Men's World Team Championship 2017.

(7 Nov) Sajad Zareian Claims the First PSA Title for Iran

Iran’s number one and former World Junior Number 6, Sajad Zareian won the Iran Squash Federation Peace and Friendship Cup on Sunday, 5 Nov and became the first Iranian player to win a professional tour title.

In the Final, top seed Zareian came from 1-2 down to beat the 2nd seed Adil Maqbool in five games: 14-12, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 and 11-8, and claimed his first PSA title.

Details of the tournament, please visit the PSA official website.