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QSF No.1 2018

QSF No.1 2018
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QSF No.1 2018
10-14 Nov
Doha, Qatar, $51k

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[1] Omar Mosaad (EGY)
11-3, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6 (52m)
Christopher Binnie (JAM)
Omar Mosaad
11-8, 14-12, 11-2 (40m)
 Joshua Masters
Omar Mosaad
4-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (46m)
George Parker
Omar Mosaad
11-9, 11-6, 11-6 (42m)
 Daryl Selby
[9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG)
11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8 (69m)
[8] Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS)
11-6, 11-9, 11-9 (41m)
[7] Chris Simpson (ENG)
Ivan Yuen
11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9 (57m)
George Parker
[9/16] George Parker (ENG)
17-15, 11-5, 11-7 (42m)
[4] Cameron Pilley (AUS)
[3] Daryl Selby (ENG)
4-11, 11-3, 13-11, 11-7 (53m)
[9/16] Olli Tuominen (FIN)
Daryl Selby
11-4, 5-11, 13-11, 11-8 (60m)
Abdulla Al-Tamimi
Daryl Selby
3-11, 11-3, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8 (65m)
 Greg Lobban
[5] Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT)
11-9, 12-14, 11-8, 11-3 (59m)
[9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)
[6] Greg Lobban (SCO)
11-9, 9-11, 13-11, 11-5 (54m)
[9/16] Richie Fallows (ENG)
Greg Lobban
11-7, 11-8, 11-7 (48m)
Raphael Kandra
[9/16] Mohamed Reda (EGY)
11-4, 11-7, 11-8 (28m)
[2] Raphael Kandra (GER)
Main Draw Ė 2018 QSF No.1
[1] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bye
Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt [9/16] Peter Creed (WAL) 7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 (61m)
[9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [WC] Rashid Al-Harib (QAT) 11-2, 11-4, 11-0 (13m)
[8] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bye
[7] Chris Simpson (ENG) bye
[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt Bernat Jaume (ESP) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9 (36m)
[9/16] George Parker (ENG) bt Tayyab Aslam (PAK) 16-14, 11-5, 10-12, 11-9 (63m)
[4] Cameron Pilley (AUS) bye
[3] Daryl Selby (ENG) bye
[9/16] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-1 (40m)
[9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 11-4, 8-11, 11-8, 13-11 (80m)
[5] Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT) bye
[6] Greg Lobban (SCO) bye
[9/16] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt Chris Hanson (USA) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 (34m)
[9/16] Mohamed Reda (EGY) bt [WC] Hamad Al-Amri (QAT) 11-9, 11-3, 11-8 (23m)
[2] Raphael Kandra (GER) bye
Selby beats top seed to take the title

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Englandís Daryl Selby claimed the QSF #1 title as he beat top seed Omar Mosaad in straight games in the final at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, just days after the end of the Qatar Classic at the same venue.
Mosaad and Selby to meet in final

The final of the QSF #1 will be contested by Egyptís Omar Mosaad and Englandís Daryl Selby after semi-final victories today at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.

Top seed Mosaad recovered from a slow start, losing the first game heavily to unseeded Englishman George Parker, but recovered to take the next three games with some comfort.

Selby, the third seed, also lost his opening game as Scotlandís fifth seed Greg Lobban took a swift lead. Selby struck back, taking the next two games comfortably, but couldnít quite overhaul Lobbanís 8-4 lead in the fourth as the Scot set up a decider.

After a close opening to the fifth, Selby forged ahead reaching 10-6 and closed it out on his third match ball.
Tamimi bows out as Lobban downs Kandra

Home interest in the QSF #1 PSA Bronze event ended as Qatar star Abdulla Al Tamimi lost out to Englandís Daryl Selby in the quarter-finals at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.

Selby, the third seed, took the first but Tamimi rallied well to level, and had game ball opportunities in the third before Selby regained the lead in extra points. The Englishman was always ahead in the fourth, and although it was close, the home favourite could never quite close the gap.

Top seed Omar Mosaad kept Egyptian interest alive as he despatched unseeded Englishman Josh Masters in straight games. Heíll face more English opposition in the semis after George Parker followed up on his win over fourth seed Cameron Pilley with a three-nil win over Malaysiaís Ivan Yuen, also unseeded.

In the final match of the day sixth seed Greg Lobban of Scotland ousted second seeded German Raphael Kandra in three close games.

Tamimi safely through to Quarters

Qatarís Abdulla Al Tamimi made it safely through to the last eight as he beat Spainís Iker Pajares in four tough games, setting up a quarter-final against Englishman Daryl Selby, who came from a game down to beat Finnish veteran Olli Tuominen.

Round Two saw the seeded players enter the fray, and three of them failed to make it past their first match. Eain Yow Ng fell in five games to Josh Masters, Ivan Yuen beat Chris Simpson in straight games, and in the biggest upset Englandís George Parker beat fourth seed Cameron Pilley in three tough games.

That leaves Egyptís Omar Mosaad as the only remaining seed in the top half of the draw, while all the bottom half matches went to seeding.
Main Draw Released for QSF No.1

The main draw for this monthís QSF No.1 has been released with Egyptís former World No.3 Omar Mosaad and Germanyís Raphael Kandra seeded to meet in the final of the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament, which will take place between November 10-14.

The tournament will be held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex and will see a high quality draw battle it out for a share of the $51,000 prize purse.

Mosaad Ė who has never faced Kandra on the PSA Tour Ė is seeded on the same side of the draw as the likes of Spainís former World No.5 Borja Golan, Australiaís Cameron Pilley and Englandís Chris Simpson.

The Egyptian, along with the other top eight seeds, receives a bye into the second round and will face either Jamaicaís World No.81 Christopher Binnie or Welsh World No.50 Peter Creed for a place in the last eight.

Germanyís Kandra, meanwhile, is seeded to meet Englandís former World No.9 Daryl Selby in the semi-finals but will first have to navigate through a draw that also contains the likes of home favourite Qatarís World No.23 Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi and Scotlandís World No.32 Greg Lobban.

Home interest comes in the form of Al Tamimi, who will face either Spainís Iker Pajares Bernabeu or Franceís Auguste Dussourd for a place in the quarter-finals. Wildcards Rashid Al-Harib and Hamad Al-Amri face Englandís World No.53 Joshua Masters and Egyptís World No.52 Mohamed Reda in the opening round.

More information on the tournament can be found at www.qatarsquash.org