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(24 Apr) OCA confirms squash for the 18th Asian Games 2018

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has confirmed that squash will remain in the sports programme for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, after the persistent lobbying and hard work of our President, Mr David Mui.

"When we knew that the OCA would discuss with the Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) to reduce the sports programme of the 18th Asian Games and squash was considered to be dropped, we immediately act accordingly to seek support and assistance from relevant OCA's officials and INASGOC. I insisted that with the successful development of squash in the region these years, our beloved sport has to be one of the competition sports in the Asian Games," said Mr. Mui.

Mr. Mui continued, "I would like to specially thank our Patron, Mr. N. Ramachandran, who has provided tremendous assistance and influence on the issue. My sincere appreciation would also go to the Persatuan Squash Indonesia and all those who have been working hard to strive for the inclusion of squash into the 2018 Asian Games."

There will be four events: Men’s and Women’s, Team and Individual, for the sport. Details of the announcement of the OCA, please refer to the OCA’s website.

 

(19 Apr) Jio 19th Asian Squash Championships 2017

In a week, the Jio 19th Asian Squash Championships 2017 will debut in Chennai, India. Top squash players from all over the region will perform their superb skills in front of the fans, from the preliminary rounds at the Indian Squash Academy and on the Glass Court at the Express Avenue Central Atrium, with the quarter-finals onward to take place at the Express Avenue Central Atrium.

The Championships, which will be held from 26 to 30 April, have attracted 28 women’s players from 8 regions include Hong Kong China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore to participate in the Women’s event. On the other hand, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan and Qatar together with the above regions sent total 42 men’s players to participate in the Men’s Event.

Max Lee and Annie Au from Hong Kong, China are the top seeds for the Championships while the host country’s Saurav Ghosal and Joshua Chinappa take the second positions. For details and the full draws of the Championships, please visit the event website.

(10 Apr) Squash Pulse #8

The 8th edition of the ASF's bi-annual e-newsletter, Squash Pulse, which covers what has happened since October 2016, is released.

Do Relax and enjoy the reading.

SQUASH PULSE #8

(3 Apr) ASF Awards 2016: The Complete List of Winners

ASF Performance Awards 2016

Dato Alex Lee Award – Outstanding Performance of the Year (Senior) 

  • Men: Max Lee (Hong Kong, China)
  • Women: Annie Au (Hong Kong, China)

Hassan Musa Award – Outstanding Performance of the Year (Junior)

  • Boy: Ng Eain Yow (Malaysia)
  • Girl: Sivasangari Subramaniam (Malaysia)

ASF Award – Outstanding Team of the Year

  • Men's Team:  Pakistan Men's Team 2016
  • Women's Team: Hong Kong Women's World Team 2016

ASF Development Award – The Most Improved Team of the Year

  • Hong Kong Men's Asian Team 2016

 

ASF Coaches Awards 2016

Coach of the Year

  • Cyrus Poncha (India)

Junior Coach of the Year

  • Ong Beng Hee (Malaysia)

Development Coach of the Year

  • Lim Chee Ming (Macau, China)

Coaches Certificate of Recognition

  • Wong Wai Chung (China)
  • Mosoud Ghareh Ziaeddini (Iran)

Congratulations to all award winners. Besides, we would also like to thank the paricipating member nations as well as the selection panel.

(27 Feb) Recruitment of Head Squash Coach in Hong Kong

The recruitment of Head Squash Coach in the Hong Kong Sports Institute is now open for application. For details, please clicks the following website: -

http://www.hksi.org.hk/opportunities/job-openings/head-squash-coach/

Deadline for job application: 
22 March 2017 (Wednesday)

(5 Feb) Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Team Championships came to a successful conclusion

The Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Team Championships came to a successful conclusion today after two exciting boys’ and girls’ finals at the Hong Kong Squash Centre.

Top seed India defeated the defending Champion Malaysia 2-0 to claim the Asian Junior Men’s Team title. It is the second time for the Indian boys to win this title, the earlier was in 2011 in Sri Lanka. Hong Kong China and Pakistan both finished bronze.

For the Asian Junior Women’s Team event, defending Champion Malaysia beat Hong Kong China 2-0 in the final to retain its title, while Japan and Singapore claimed the co-third.

ASF would like to thank Hong Kong Squash for hosting the event, as well as the officials, referees and helpers who made a successful yet memorable event.

Please visit the official site of Hong Kong Squash for the full results.

 

(5 Feb) David Mui, MH JP Re-elected Asian Squash Federation President

The Annual General Meeting of the Asian Squash Federation was successfully concluded today in Hong Kong. At the AGM, David Mui, MH JP was re-elected the President of the ASF.

“I deeply appreciate the trust and support the member nations gave me in the last four years. It has been a great pleasure to work with all members for promoting and developing our beloved sport in Asia,” said David.

At the meeting, Won-Kwan Kim and Fayez Abdullah Almutairi were re-elected as the Vice Presidents. Besides, Debendranath Sarangi, who was newly elected, took the remaining Vice Presidency.

“I would like to welcome Mr. Sarangi. I believe his expertise will bring new idea to the Office. The new Management Committee will continue the good work together with all member nations for another four years to pursue the objectives of the ASF,” added David.

 

(1 Feb) Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Team Championships 2017 Kick Off in Hong Kong, China Today

The biennial Asian Junior Team Championships commence today at the Hong Kong Squash Centre in Hong Kong, China. The event has attracted 12 countries and regions with almost a hundred promising junior athletes to compete for the Asian Junior Men’s and Women’s Team titles.

Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, Macau China, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka sent both their boys’ and girls’ teams, while Iran, Joran and Pakistan had their boys’ teams to participate in the Championships.

We would like to thank Hong Kong Squash for hosting the Bright Smart Securities 18th Asian Junior Squash Team Championships 2017 and we also wish all the participating teams and officials every success in the Championships.

For detail report of the Championships, please visit the official website of Hong Kong Squash.

 

(16 Dec) Recruitment of Head Squash Coach in Hong Kong

The recruitment of Head Squash Coach in the Hong Kong Sports Institute is now open for application. For details, please clicks the following website: -


Deadline for job application: 
13 January 2017 (Friday)

(1 Dec) MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2017

We are pleased to confirm the dates of the three major championships in 2017 as follows:

  • the 18th Asian Junior Team Championships to be held in Hong Kong from 1 to 5 February;
  • the 19th Asian Individual Championships to be held in Chennai, India from 26 to 30 April; and
  • the 24th Asian Junior Individual Championships to be held in Amman, Jordan from 15 to 19 August.

Thanks should go to Hong Kong Squash, the Squash Rackets Federation of India and Jordan Squash Federation for hosting the events.

We look forward to the active participation from all member nations.

 

(17 Oct) 3rd Asian Master Championships 2016 concluded successfully

Congratulations to ​the successful run of the 3rd Asian Master Championships 201​6 held ​in Dalian, China last week. After ​a week of exciting squash among ​over ​70 master players​ in the region to compete for the prestigious Asian Master titles​, we congratulates all the winners for seven age categories as follows: - 

Wong Wai Chung (CHN)

- Men’s Age 35 – 39

Foo Kean Ghee (MAS)

- Men’s Age 40 – 44

Lim Kim Jim (MAS)

- Men’s Age 45 – 49

Rohit Thawani (IND)

- Men’s Age 50 – 54

Dyus Hugh Gordan (HKG)

- Men’s Age 55 – 59

Chan Kai Ki (HKG)

- Men’s Age 60+

Hong Shen (CHN)

- Women’s Age 35+

Special thanks to the hos​ting association, Chinese Squash Association​ and its organizer Dalian Squash Association for their great organization and warmest hopsitality. Thanks should also goes to all the officials, referees​ and volunteers​ for their ​hard work in staging this 3rd edition of Asian Master Championships.

 

(14 Oct) 3rd Asian Master Championships kick off

We are happy to announce that the 3rd Asian Master Championships is returned and kick off at Dalian China from 13 - 16 Oct, after its last edition completed in 2012 in Pakistan. Kindly click to the Asian Championship page for the updated results!

(13 Oct) Recruitment of Head Squash Coach in Hong Kong

The recruitment of Head Squash Coach in the Hong Kong Sports Institute is now open for application. For details, please clicks the following website: -

http://www.hksi.org.hk/opportunities/job-openings/head-squash-coach/

Deadline for job application : 5 November 2016 (Saturday)

(12 Oct) Squash Pulse #7

We are pleased to announce that the 7th issue of our bi-annual e-newsletter, SQUASH PULSE, is released today. Together with coaching and referee activities updates, this issue highlights some outstanding results among our member nations include:

- 18th Asian Team Championships

- 23rd Asian Junior Individual Championships

- 9th World University Squash Championship

- WSF Junior Individual & Team Championships

Let's relax and hope you enjoy reading our latest Squash Pulse under this link ( http://www.asiansquash.org/squash_pulse.php ) 

We welcome and feel free to send us any ideas, comments or suggestion that help us to do better.

 

(12 Sept) Asian topped the 9th World University Squash Championships 2016

Asian power made a clean sweep of all three gold medals, men's singles, women's singles and mixed team at the 9th World University Squash Championships 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week.
 
Top seeds crowned the titles in the individual event. Yip Tsz Fung from Hong Kong, China, being the first HK men's player, won the champion title by beating Malaysian men's Ivan Yuen in a straight game while Low Wee Wern from Malaysia managed to down second seed Tong Tsz Wing from Hong Kong, China 3-1 and ended the decade old wait for gold for the hosts in the women individual event. Plus another Hong Kong men's player Wong Chi Him was awarded the men's singles bronze alongside the women's bronze medallist Malaysian Nazihah Hanis, Asian players had totally captured four medals out of six in the single's event. 

In the all-Asian team final, the host Malaysia crowned the mixed team title for the first time by prevailing the top seed Hong Kong, China in a dramatic final in 2-1, deciding by a very close 5-setters of men's second tie. Japan also secured a team bronze medal in Asian ​pocket. 


Cheers for the Asian Power and sincere congratulations to all the winners, coaching teams and the respective MNFs!

(18 Aug) Pakistan reclaim World Junior Team Title in Poland

 

Big applause to Pakistan junior men's team comprised of Israr Ahmed, Ayaz Ahsan, Shoukat Abbas and Javed Mehran reclaiming the World Junior Title by ending the run of top seed Egypt in 2-1 after three successive defeats in the final over the past six years. 
Congratulations should also go to other three Asian junior men's teams, India, Hong Kong China and Jordan whom reached the Top 10 in the world by finishing the championships in the 6th, 9th and 10th place correspondingly.  

For more details, please visit the official event website: http://wsfworldjuniors.org/ 

[Photo credit to SquashSite]

 

(17 Aug) 1st Asian School Squash Championship 2019

With our great pleasure to announce that Squash has been successfully adopted as one of the Asian School Events at the General Assembly of the Asian School Sport Federation held in Singapore last week. Hosted by Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation and with the support of Hong Kong Squash, the inaugural Championship would be taken place in Hong Kong in the Year 2019.

Squash is going to be featured at the Asian School Championships for the very first time, we strongly encourage all member nation federations to support this significant junior championship by showing your interest of participation to your respective National School Sport Federation.

With all your joint effort in promoting squash at Asian School level, we believed our beloved sport would be getting wider and wider practiced in the region.

 

(12 Aug) Remarkably performance of Asian power shining in World Junior Championships

Huge congratulations to Malaysian top junior Ng Eain-yow crowning his first-ever title of World Junior Champion by defeating the top seed Egypt's Saadeldin Abouaish in 3-1 (11/3, 9/11, 11/7, 11/5) in Bielsko-Biala, Poland yesterday. Applause also go in order for the other two Asian medallists of this pinnacle event, Israr Ahmed from Pakistan and Sivasangari Subramaniam from Malaysia winning the bronze medal of the boys' and girls' event respectively. This extraordinary result proves that Asian junior players are definitely a strong force to be reckoned with on the world stage. We wish the Asian junior boys continuing to play well in the upcoming team event starting today. For more event details, please visit : http://wsfworldjuniors.org/ 

Once again, congratulations to Eain-yow, Israr, Sivasangari, their coaches and federations for these tremendous results achieved.

 

[Photo credit to SquashSite]​

 

(1 Aug) 3rd Asian Master Championship Handbook

The Championship handbook of the 3rd Asian Master Championships is now avaliable on Major Champion page. Consisting of various age group categories from over 35 years up to 70+ years, we welcome all your master players to join us in this Master Championship on 13 - 16 October 2016.  

Kindly send back the completed entry form (attached in the handbook) to the Tournament Secretary, Ms. Yuan Zhiwen (daliansquash2016@163.com) and copy to ASF Secretariat email (info@asiansquash.org) not later than entry deadline 7 September 2016.

Looking forward to see you all in the Championships!

(30 Jun) 3rd Asian Master Championships

Very delighted to announce that the 3rd Asian Master Championships will be returned to the Asian calendar after its last edition completed in 2012 in Pakistan. Special thanks to the host Chinese Squash Association for their initiative and hard work, the Championships is confirmed to be held on 13 - 16 October 2016 in Dalian, China and that consist of various age group categories from over 35 years up to 70+ years for men and women respectively.

With this long-waiting Masters event just around the corner, we encourage and welcome all your masters players to gear up for the challenge. Stay tuned to this website for the Championship Handbook and Entry Forms released in due course.