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Qatar Circuit No.3 2016







Qatar Circuit No.3 2016
19-23 Mar
 Doha, Qatar, $15k

Round One
20 mar
21 mar
22 mar
[1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
11/6, 13/11, 11/8 (28m)
[Q] Adil Maqbool (PAK)
Karim Ali Fathi
11/5, 11/9, 11/6 (34m)
Piedro Schweertman
Karim Ali Fathi
12/10, 4/11, 8/11, 11/6, 11/9 (94m)
Ivan Yuen
Karim Ali Fathi
 5/11, 11/4, 7/11, 11/6, 11/9 (71m)
Abdulla Al Tamimi
[6] Piedro Schweertman (NED)
11/9, 11/8, 11/1 (32m)
Kuwsh Kuwmar (IND)
[5] Ivan Yuen (MAD)
11/9, 11/7, 13/11 (36m)
[Q] Lance Beddoes (NZL)
Ivan Yuen
11/3, 12/10, 11/5 (25m)
Ammar Altamimi
[4] Jens Schoor (GER)
10/12, 11/6, 8/11, 13/11, 14/12 (67m)
[Q] Ammar Altamimi (KUW)
[Q] Carlos Cornes (ESP)
11/5, 11/8, 7/11, 11/2 (48m)
[3] Abdulla Al Tamimi (QAT)
Abdulla Al Tamimi
11/6, 8/11, 11/9, 5/11, 11/4 (67m)
Karim El Hammamy
Abdulla Al Tamimi
11/5, 11/6, 11/2 (26m)
Mazen Gamal
Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
14/12, 11/5, 10/12, 11/8 (53m)
[8] Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
James Huang (TPE)
11/5, 6/11, 11/5, 11/7 (48m)
[7] Mazen Gamal (EGY)
Mazen Gamal
11/5, 11/9, 4/11, 11/7 (59m)
Mohamed Reda
Shehab Essam (EGY)
11/9, 12/10, 11/4 (34m)
[2] Mohamed Reda (EGY)


Qualifying Finals:
Lance Beddoes (NZL)
bt Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 11/5, 12/10, 11/6 (27m)
Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt Ahmad Alsaraj (JOR) 12/10, 11/5, 6/11, 11/8 (52m)
Adil Maqbool (PAK) bt Ben Grindrod (NZL) 11/5, 11/9, 11/6 (26m)
Carlos Cornes (ESP) bt Iker Pajareb (ESP) 7/11, 3/11, 12/10, 11/5, 11/6 (60m)

Qualifying Round One:
Lance Beddoes (NZL)
bt Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT) 11/3, 12/10, 11/7 (24m)
Mohd Syafiq Kamal (Mas)
bt Sean Conroy (IRL) 11/4, 11/6, 4/11, 6/11, 11/7 (60m)
AhMAD Alsaraj (Jor)
bt Abdullah Al Mezayen (KUW) 9/11, 11/9, 11/6, 12/10 (48m)
Ammar Altamimi (KUW)
bt Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) 11/8, 11/6, 11/4 (27m)
Adil Maqbool (PAK)
bt Dani Pascual (ESP) 11/6, 11/8, 16/14 (39m)
Ben GrINDrod (NZL)
bt Abbas Maniar (PAK) 11/5, 11/6, 11/4 (22m)
Iker Pajareb (ESP)
bt Umair Zaman (QAT) 11/8, 11/9, 11/6 (25m)
Carlos Cornes (ESP)
bt Abdulwahab Al-Ishaq (QAT) 11/6, 11/9, 11/6 (17m)

Final Semi Finals Quarter Finals


 Fathi Leads Charge In Qatar Circuit


Egyptís Karim Ali Fathi takes the favourite tag in the upcoming Qatar Circuit III, PSA M15 tournament which begins on Sunday March 20 in Doha as he renews his attempts to lift a 10th career PSA World Tour title.

The World No.43 reached the semi-final stage of the Qualico Manitoba Open a week ago, adding to the runner-up finish he achieved at the Oregon Open in his first tournament of 2016.

Despite his tendency to reach the latter stages of the events he participated in, Fathi is currently enduring a barren spell as far as silverware is concerned, with his last success coming in August 2014.

However, the 22-year-old benefits from being the top seed in Qatar and, with plenty of experience under his belt despite his tender years, will certainly be a contender to capture the title. Fathi is set to face a qualifier in the first round.

Mohamed Reda, the PSA Menís Player of the Month for November, represents Fathiís biggest competitor for the crown and the duo are seeded to meet in the final. Reda won the pairís only professional encounter thus far back in 2014 but has a number of tough potential fixtures in his side of the draw, with a possible quarter-final meeting against fellow Egyptian and seven-time PSA World Tour title winner Mazen Gamal on the horizon.

He will need to progress beyond compatriot Shehab Essam though in the opening round if he is to harbour any ambitions of adding to the trio of PSA World Tour titles he has picked up this season.

Another player eyeing up silverware in Qatar is the countryís number one player, Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi. The World No.61 broke his title duck last time out at the Life Time Atlanta Open with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Chris Hanson and he will look to maintain that form as he looks for a first tournament win on home soil.

A qualifier lies between Al Tamimi and a place in the quarter-final where he will meet either Karim El Hammamy or Tayyab Aslam.

Germanyís Jens Schoor has reached the final in three of his last four events on the PSA World Tour, winning one of those at the PSA Valencia Open three months ago. The 28-year-old has 10 years of professional experience and has an outside of chance of taking the crown if he plays up to his potential. Schoor will begin his tournament against a qualifier in round one.