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CAS International Championships 2015

CAS International 2015
01-06 Oct, Islamabad, $25k
Round One
03 Oct 
04 Oct
05 Oct
06 Oct
[1] Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy)
 11/5, 11/5, 12/10 (28m)
Waqar Mehboob (Pak)
Omar Abdel Meguid
9-11, 11-1, 14-12, 11-7 (62m)
Farhan Mehboob
Omar Abdel Meguid
6/11, 14/12, 11/3, 11/9 (80m)
 Karim Ali Fathi
Omar Abdel Meguid
7-11, 11-9, 13-11,
6-11, 11-9 (78m)
Mohamed Abouelghar
[5] Danish Atlas Khan (Pak)
7/11, 11/4, 11/5, 11/4 (46m)
[Q] Farhan Mehboob (Pak)
[6] Tayyab Aslam (Pak)
11/6, 11/3, 11/7 (29m)
[Q] Saqib Yousaf (Pak)
Tayyab Aslam
11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (35m)
 Karim Ali Fathi
[3] Karim Ali Fathi (Egy)
11/5, 11/3, 11/8 (29m)
Aqeel Rehman (Aut)
Adil Maqbool (Pak)
 11/1, 11/7, 11/4 (23m)
[4] Nasir Iqbal (Pak)
Nasir Iqbal
11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 (46m)
Israr Ahmed
Nasir Iqbal
11/8, 2/11, 11/8, 14/12 (48m)
Mohamed Abouelghar
[wc] Israr Ahmed (Pak)
11/9, 11/7, 12/10 (42m)
[8] Shahjahan Khan (Pak)
Lance Beddoes (Nzl)
8/11, 11/6, 5/11, 11/2, 11/6 (49m)
[7] Shehab Essam (Egy)
Shehab Essam
11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 (71m)
Mohamed Abouelghar
[Q] Kashif Asif (Pak)
 11/1, 11/5,11/4 (18m)
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy)
Results – Quarter-Final: CAS International Championship 2015
Abouelghar Lifts CAS International Crown

Number two seed Mohamed Abouelghar captured the CAS International Squash Championship, PSA M25 title after coming through a five game epic with fellow Egyptian Omar Abdel Meguid in the final.

Abouelghar had downed home favourite Nasir Iqbal in the semi-final while Meguid dispatched compatriot Karim Ali Fathi in four to earn his spot in the final where he was attempting to retain the title he won last year.

Meguid was the victor in the first game after dominating the 'T' throughout to secure an 11-7 triumph but Abouelghar battled back to level the encounter up.

The World No.36 took the lead for the first time in game three after a number of demanding rallies went in the 22-year-old's favour as he recorded a 13-11 win on the tie-break but Meguid clawed a game back in the fourth to send the match into a fifth game.

A number of nervy rallies played out in front of the gathered spectators with Abouelghar edging it to secure a 7-11, 11-9, 13-11, 6-11, 11-9 victory to claim his fifth PSA World Tour title.
Seeds Safely Through to Semis in Islamabad

The quarter-final stage of the CAS International Squash Championship, PSA M25 tournament saw the top four seeded players, led by Omar Abdel Meguid, secure their spots in the semis.

World No.28 Meguid went up against Pakistani qualifier Farhan Mehboob in his quarter-final tie with Mehboob in a confident mood after his upset of Danish Atlas Khan in the previous round.

Indeed, Mehboob took the opening game against Meguid but the number one seed fought back and took three games without reply to earn his semi-final berth with a 9-11, 11-1, 14-12, 11-7 victory.

He will face off with compatriot Karim Ali Fathi for a place in the final after Fathi defeated Tayyab Aslam in straight games.

Nasir Iqbal meanwhile is the only home hope left in the tournament after he defeated wildcard Israr Ahmed 3-1. Mohamed Abouelghar will be his opponent in the semi-final after he saw off Shehab Essam.


The main draw of the CAS International Squash Championship, PSA M25 event begins on Saturday October 3 as a number of absorbing matches get set to play out in front of spectators at the Mushaf Squash Complex in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Defending champion Omar Abdel Meguid is the number one seed for this event as he looks to retain the title he won last year when he defeated Aamir Atlas Khan in the final.

Meguid has not been able to claim any PSA World Tour titles so far in 2015 but did make it to the final of the Stratos Seattle Open back in March.

The 27-year-old Egyptian begins his title defence against Waqar Mehboob in the opening round with a possible matchup with Danish Atlas Khan on the horizon if both players can make it past their first round ties.

Mohamed Abouelghar is also amongst the forerunners for the title and is on the hunt for his first PSA World Tour crown since 2014’s Sekisui Open.

The World No.38, who reached the quarter-final of the CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit earlier this month, lines up against Kashif Asif in round one.

Third seed Karim Ali Fathi is looking to improve his form this year which has seen him fail to make it out of the quarter-final stage at any of the events he has appeared at so far in 2015.

With nine PSA World Tour titles to his name, Fathi is an experienced competitor in the latter stages of events and still has the potential to be a real danger this time out. He takes on Austria’s Aqeel Rehman for a place in the quarter-final.

Pakistan No.1 Nasir Iqbal meanwhile is the leading home hope at the event and has captured two PSA World Tour titles this year on home soil. He reached the quarter-final of this tournament in 2014 and, although he is a dark horse for the title this time around, has a real chance of making an impact. Compatriot Khawaja Adil Maqbool awaits him in the opening round.