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COAS International 2004
22-25 Feb, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, $25k
25-Feb, FINAL:
[6] Adrian Grant (Eng) bt Shahid Zaman (Pak)
      12-15, 15-12, 15-4, 12-15, 15-12 (78m)

Grant Cashes in in Peshawar
England's Adrian Grant collected the biggest title of his career with a hard-fought victory over home favourite Shahid Zaman in Peshawar.

Shahid led 7-4 in the fifth, but Grant recovered, and from 9-11 down the Englishman put together a run of unanswered points to claim the title.

  • Draw & Results
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  • 2003 Event
COAS International 2004
1st Round
Sun 22nd
Mon 23rd
Tue 24th
Wed 23rd
[1] Karim Darwish (Egy)
13-15, 15-10, 15-13 rtd
Shahid Zaman (Pak)
 Shahid Zaman
15-13, 11-15, 15-13, 15-9 (42m)
Hisham Moh'd Ashour
 Shahid Zaman

15-8, 11-15, 15-11, 8-15, 15-12  (73m)

 Majid Khan

  Shahid Zaman

12-15, 15-12, 15-4,
 12-15, 15-12 (78m)

Adrian Grant

[5] Mansoor Zaman (Pak)
15-9, 7-15, 15-6, 15-6
Hisham Moh'd Ashour (Egy)
[3] Mohammed Abbas (Egy)
15-6, 15-7, 15-11
Peter Barker (Eng)
Mohammed Abbas
15-11, 15-5, 6-2 ret. (24m)
 Majid Khan
[8] Farrukh Zaman (Pak)
15-3, 6-15, 15-12, 11-15, 15-12
[Q] Majid Khan (Pak)
Ben Garner (Eng)
15-13, 15-6, 17-15
[6] Adrian Grant (Eng)
Adrian Grant
15-2, 15-7, 15-12 (35m)
 Khayal Muhammed
Adrian Grant

15-8, 11-15, 15-6, 15-7 (55m)

 Wael El Hindi

[Q] Khayal Muhammed (Pak)
6-15, 15-11, 4-15, 15-11, 15-6
[4] Renan Lavigne (Fra)
[Q] Farhan Mehbook (Pak)
15-8, 15-13, 17-15
[7] Wael El Hindi (Egy)
Wael El Hindi
17-16, 17-16, 9-15, 17-14 (72m)
 Omar Elborolossy
[Q] Saeed Hassan (Pal)
15-12, 15-7, 12-15, 15-12
[2] Omar Elborolossy (Egy)

Qualifying Finals:

Majid Khan (Pak bt Mohammad Ilyas (Pak) 15-17, 15-11, 15-8, 15-2
Khayal Muhammad (Pak) beat Khalid Atlas (Pak) 15-13, 6-15, 15-14, 15-10
Saeed Hassan (Pak) beat Alister Walker (Eng) 15-12, 15-14, 5-15, 15-13
Farhan Mehboob (Pak) beat Safeerullah Khan (Pak) 15-6, 15-8, 13-15, 15-14

Qualifying first round:
Khayal Muhammad (Pak) bt Arshad Iqbal Burki (Pak) 15/13,15/9,8/7 (Rtd)  24m
Majid Khan (Pak) bt Wakeel Khan (Pak) 15/2,15/5,15/13  22m
M Ilyas (Pak) bt Ritwick Bhattacharya (Ind) 15/13,5/15,15/8, 15/3  53m
Farhan Mehboob (Pak) bt Alamzeb Junior (Pak) 15/12, 15/7, 15/13  24mn
Saeed Hassan (Pak) bt Naveed Atlas (Pak) 15/8,15/11,15/6  29mn
Safeer Khan (Pak) bt Yasir Butt (Pak) 15/11,13/15,15/4,15/9  60mn
Khalid Atlas (Pak) bt Aamir Atlas (Pak) 15/10,11/15,13/15, 15/6,15/9  45m
Alister Walker (Eng) bt Majeed Hussain (Pak) 15/7, 15/9, 15/6  23m

Info from the Daily Times
Amir Atlas, Faisal Zaman, Wakeel Khan, Bilal Zaman, Asgher Khan, Haider Jamal, Majid Hussain and Alim Zeb Junior advanced to the second round to be played on Thursday 19th. After the second round, four will join the 12 who are already in the qualifying round to be played on February 20 and 21. Four qualifiers of the second round will be included in the main draw to be played from February 22 to 25. The title winner will collect $4,000 of the $25,000 total prize fund.

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24-Feb, Semis:
Shahid Zaman (PAK) bt [Q] Majid Khan (PAK)    15-8, 11-15, 15-11, 8-15, 15-12  (73m)
[6] Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [7] Wael El Hindi (EGY)   15-8, 11-15, 15-6, 15-7 (55m)

Grant & Zaman To
Meet In COAS Final

Domestic interest in the final of the $25,000 Chief Of the Army Staff (COAS) International in Islamabad will be led by Pakistan's unseeded Shahid Zaman, who beat fellow countryman Majid Khan, a qualifier, in today's semi-finals and will face England's sixth seed Adrian Grant in tomorrow's climax.

Majid Khan, a 20-year-old former Pakistan junior international from Peshawar, fought all the way in his surprise semi-final against the experienced Shahid Zaman, a world top fifty player for almost three years. Twice Zaman led, and twice his young opponent drew level.

After 73 minutes, the Quetta-based Zaman finally gained his 15-8 11-15 15-11 8-15 15-12 win to reach his first PSA Tour final for more than two years.

London-born left-hander Adrian Grant had a slightly easier run to his 12th PSA Tour final in a 15-8 11-15 15-6 15-7 victory in 55 minutes over Egypt's Wael El Hindi, the seventh seed.

The in-form world No21, who is now based in Halifax in Yorkshire, will be looking for his first title success for more than a year in the biggest final of his career.

23-Feb, Quarters:
Shahid & Majid Ensure Local Interest
Further giant-killing victories in today's quarter-finals will lead to Pakistanis Shahid Zaman and Majid Khan meeting each other in the semi-finals, thus ensuring local interest in the final in Islamabad.

Unseeded Shahid Zaman made his breakthrough in the first round when he beat Egypt's defending champion Karim Darwish after the in-form top seed retired injured after three games. In the quarter-finals, the 21-year-old from Quetta removed another Egyptian, unseeded Hisham Mohammed Ashour 15-13 11-15 15-13 15-9
in 42 minutes.

Majid Khan, a 20-year-old qualifier from Peshawar, upset Shahid's cousin Farrukh Zaman, the No8 seed, in the first round - then despatched last year's runner-up Mohammed Abbas in the quarter-finals when the third seed retired injured midway through the third game.

The other semi-final will feature England's sixth seed Adrian Grant and seventh-seeded Egyptian Wael El Hindi, the shock survivor of a tough battle with compatriot and second seed Omar Elborolossy in a 17-16 17-16 9-15 17-14 scoreline.

22-Feb, Round One:
Darwish limps out in Peshawar
Karim Darwish, the reigning COAS International Champion, limped out of the first round in Pshsawar, retiring injured at 2-1 up over Pakistan's Shahid Zaman. It was one of several shock results in the first round.



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