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Contrex Challenge Cup 2016







Contrex Challenge Cup 2016
Men's Draw
05-09 Jul
Kowloon CC, Hong Kong, $5k
Round One
06 ju
07 ju
08 ju
[1] Chi Him Wong (HKG)
11/9, 11/3, 11/9
[wc] Harley Lam (HKG)
Chi Him Wong
11/6, 11/8, 8/11, 11/6
Tsun Hei Yuen
Chi Him Wong
11-3, 12-10, 12-10
Tsz Kwan Lau
Chi Him Wong
11/8, 11/3, 11/5
Tang Ming Hong
[5] Tsun Hei Yuen (HKG)
11/4, 11/5, 11/4
[Q] Matthew Lai (HKG)
[6] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG)
9/11, 11/4, 11/6, 13/11
[Q] Syed Ali Bokhari (PAK)
Tsz Kwan Lau
10/12, 11/7, 11/6, 11/7
Mohd Farez Izwan
[4] Basem Makram (EGY)
14/12, 11/6, 11/3
[Q] Mohd Farez Izwan (MAS)
Ong Sai Hung (MAS)
11/7, 11/3, 11/9
[3] Tang Ming Hong (HKG)
Tang Ming Hong
11/6, 11/3, 11/8
Bryan Lim Tze Kang
Tang Ming Hong
11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9
Yeung Ho Wai
Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS)
9/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/6
[7] Steven Liu (HKG)
Chris Lo (HKG)
9/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/6
[8] Henry Leung (HKG)
Henry Leung
3/11, 11/7, 9/11, 11/6, 10/5 rtd
Yeung Ho Wai
[Q] Yeung Ho Wai (HKG)
11/3, 11/8, 11/8
[2] Eain Yow Ng (MAS)


Results – Final Qualifying Round: Contrex Challenge Cup 2016
1] Mohd Farez Izwan (MAS) bt [7] Han Seung Cheol (KOR) 3-1: 13-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6
[L] Yeung Ho Wai (HKG) bt [L] Russell Chan (HKG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-1, 11-4
[L] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt [5] Ahmed Al Kiremli (IRQ) 3-0: 11-2, 11-8, 11-4
[2] Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) bt [L] Wong King Yeung (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-6


Contrex Challenge Cup 2016
Women's Draw
05-09 Jul
Kowloon CC, Hong Kong, $5k
Round One
06 ju
07 ju
08 ju
[1] Lee Ka Yi (HKG)
11/7, 11/7, 11/7
[Q] Lau Tin Yan (HKG)
Lee Ka Yi
11/7, 11/9, 11/9
Cheng Nga Ching
Lee Ka Yi
11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6
Bubble Lui
Lee Ka Yi
11/9, 13/11, 11/6
Andrea Lee
[8] Hyo Ju Seo (KOR)
11/7, 11/5, 11/5
Cheng Nga Ching (HKG)
[5] Liu Kwai Chi (HKG)
11/7, 11/3, 9/11, 11/2
Elise Ng (HKG)
Elise Ng
11/9, 21/19, 11/8
Bubble Lui
[3] Carmen Lee (HKG)
11/9, 11/7, 11/5
Bubble Lui (HKG)
Harshit Jawanda (IND)
[4] Ho Tze-Lok (HKG)
Ho Tze-Lok

Andrea Lee
Andrea Lee
7-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6
Zoe Foo
[Q] Ho Ka Po (HKG)
11/7, 11/3, 9/11, 11/2
[7] Andrea Lee (MAS)
[Q] Tang Yan Yi (HKG)
11/5, 11/6, 11/8
[6] Zoe Foo (MAS)
Zoe Foo
8/11, 11/9, 13/11, 11/4
Siva Subramaniam
[Q] Li Sum Yin (HKG)
11/4, 11/3, 11/9
[2] Siva Subramaniam (MAS)


Results – Final Qualifying Round: Contrex Challenge Cup 2016
[L] Tang Yan Yi (HKG) (bye)
[L] Lau Tin Yan (HKG) bt [L] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) 3-1: 11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4
[L] Li Sum Yi (HKG) bt [L] Ho Ka Wing (HKG) 3-1: 12-10, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9
[L] Ho Ka Po (HKG) bt [L] Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) 3-1: 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 11-1



Chi And Lee Capture Contrex Challenge Cup Crowns


Hong Kong’s Chi Him Wong and Malaysia’s Andrea Lee took the Men’s and Women’s Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA M5 & W5 titles, respectively after emerging victorious from their final fixtures in the Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong.

Chi, the defending champion and number one seed, came up against compatriot Tang Ming Hong in the final after enjoying a fine tournament that saw him drop just one game, to fifth seed Tsun Hei Yuen, in the last eight.

Tang, meanwhile, opened up with two 3-0 wins, but was pushed all the way to five games by tournament surprise package Yeung Ho Wai in his semi-final encounter.

World No.99 Chi had won the last two meetings between the pair and wasted no time in asserting himself on the fixture as he held off any attempts from Tang to build up momentum, duly taking a one-game lead.

Despite Tang’s attempts to claw his way back into the contest, Chi remained composed and dropped just three points in the second game before powering to victory in the third to wrap up an 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 triumph which sees him lift his second PSA World Tour title.

“I am truly happy to defend my title since Tang had a tough match last night, I guess that might have been an advantage for me,” said Chi.

“The victory definitely gives me lots of confidence as I did not play very well in the previous tournaments this year, and I hope I can have better performances in the future.”

The Women’s final saw World No.131 Lee take on top seed Lee Ka Yi in a fiercely contested three-game battle.

Neither player could pull away in the opening exchanges and they shared the spoils after a series of well-constructed and patient rallies until Lee managed to reel off some winners to take game one and then doubled her advantage with victory on the second game tie-break.

With Ka Yi beginning to feel the fatigue after a gruelling five-game semi-final fixture the day before, Lee ramped up the pressure and the 17-year-old closed out the final game to seal the win by an 11-9, 13-11, 11-6 margin, securing her first PSA World Tour title in the process.
Lee Ka Yi Comes Through Lui Clash To Reach Final


Defending champion Lee Ka Yi overturned a 2-1 deficit to defeat local player Bubble Lui in the semi-final stage of the Women’s Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA W5 tournament – ensuring she will take on Malaysia’s Andrea Lee in the final.

Lee Ka Yi, who defeated Ho Tze-Lok in last year’s final, was odds on favourite to beat Lui but found herself a game behind after the third and staring down the barrel of an unlikely defeat.

But she responded with a tenacious performance and improved the consistency of her game to take the next two games and close out an extremely hard-fought victory with a 7-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6 scoreline enabling her to advance to her second PSA World Tour final.

Andrea Lee also had to dig in during her semi-final fixture with Zoe Foo Yuk Han after initially letting a one-game lead slip, but she recovered to triumph 3-1.
Tang And Chi To Contest Final


Hong Kong duo Tang Ming Hong and Chi Him Wong will face off in the final of the Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA M5 tournament after they managed respective victories over Yeung Ho Wai and Tsz Kwan Lau in the last four.

Number three seed Tang came up against Yeung who, after battling through qualification and then dispatching second seed Eain Yow Ng and eighth seed Henry Leung en route to the semi-final, had proved himself a dangerous proposition.

After going two games to the good, Tang then surrendered his lead after a determined Yeung dug in to set up a nail-biting decider. Both players fought tooth and nail to get the better of one another, but it was Tang who managed to edge the win by a narrow two-point margin.

“This is my first PSA World Tour final, so I am excited to come through in five games,” said Tang.

“I executed my game plan well in the first two games, but I was feeling tired in the third and fourth. In the fifth, I just gave it all I had and won with some luck.”

Chi, meanwhile, eased into a one-game lead against Lau for the loss of just three points, but had to fend off a much improved display from his opponent in games two and three to take them on the tie-break. Tang and Chi are set to meet for the fourth time on the PSA World Tour, with Chi winning the last two.

“I am happy to win in straight games and to fulfil my expectations of getting to the final,” Chi said.

“We [Chi and Tang] have played each other so many times and we both know each other well, so I will just do my best for tomorrow and hope everything will work out.”
Top Seed Lee Sweeps Through To Women’s Last Four


World No.56 Lee Ka Yi overcame local player Cheng Nga Ching 3-0 in the quarter-final of the Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA W5 tournament to advance to the last four in the Kowloon Cricket Club.

Lee, the number one seed, was pushed hard by a tenacious Cheng, but held her nerve to wrap up the result by an 11-7, 11-9, 11-9 scoreline which sends her into her fourth PSA World Tour semi-final.

The 22-year-old from Hong Kong will go head-to-head with compatriot Bubble Lui for a place in the showpiece finale after Liu defeated Elise Ng in straight games in a match which saw Liu win the second game by an incredible 21-19 margin of victory.

Sixth seed Zoe Foo Yuk Han rose to a surprise win over Sivasangari Subramaniam in an all-Malaysian quarter-final fixture and recovered from 2-1 down to take the win in five.

Yuk Han will take on Andrea Lee in the next round, with Lee overturning a one-game deficit against Ho Tze-Lok.
Surprise Package Yeung Reaches Semis


Hong Kong qualifier Yeung Ho Wai followed up his superb opening round victory over second seed Eain Yow Ng by overcoming compatriot Henry Leung in the last eight of the Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA M5 event after injury scuppered Leung’s chances of reaching a maiden PSA World Tour semi-final.

An engaging contest saw each player take two games apiece to send the match into a decider, in which Yeung amassed five match balls to put him on the verge of reaching the last four.

Leung had been struggling with injury though and was unable to see out the match, meaning that Yeung moved successfully past the opponent that he had lost to in the previous year’s Hong Kong Nationals.

Yeung will look to maintain his stunning progress thus far against number three seed Tang Ming Hong, who secured a straightforward 3-0 victory over Bryan Lim Tze Kang.

Chi Him Wong and Tsz Kwan Lau will contest the other semi-final fixture, with Chi beating Tsun Hei Yuen in four games, while Kwan Lau dispatched Mohd Farez Izwan to reach his first PSA World Tour semi-final.
Second Seed Eain Yow Suffers Shock Exit


Malaysian number two seed Eain Yow Ng succumbed to a surprise defeat against qualifier Yeung Ho Wai of Hong Kong in the opening round of the Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA M5 tournament.

Eain Yow has had a strong first half of 2016, earning his maiden PSA World Tour title in April’s Malaysian Squash Tour II and breaking into the world’s top 150 in this month’s rankings, but a lacklustre performance against local player Yeung saw him fall to a shock 11-3, 11-8, 11-8 defeat.

Yeung’s reward is a quarter-final clash with compatriot Henry Leung, with Leung emerging victorious from his first round fixture courtesy of a four-game triumph and the World No.259 will look to reach his first ever semi-final.

Top seed Chi Him Wong is also through to the last eight after he dispatched wildcard Harley Lam in straight games. Lam, 17, performed admirably and stayed within touching distance of Chi for the majority of the match, but Chi’s superior experience eventually told as he forced through the win to set up a next round meeting with Tsun Hei Yuen, who beat Matthew Lai.

Elsewhere, Tang Ming Hong sealed his quarter-final spot thanks to a 3-0 win against Ong Sai Hung and he will face off with Bryan Lim Tze Kang for a place in the semi-final after he saw off Macau’s seventh seed Steven Liu.

Tsz Kwan Lau and Mohd Farez Izwan will face off in the other quarter-final fixture after they achieved respective victories over Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari and Basem Makram, respectively.
Curtain Comes Down On Women’s Qualifying


The final qualifying round of the Women’s Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA W5 tournament saw a trio of all-Hong Kong fixtures take place at the Kowloon Cricket Club, with Lau Tin Yan, Li Sum Yi and Ho Ka Po all progressing through to the main draw.

Lau went up against Ching Hei Fung in her fixture, and went a game to the good before conceding the second on a dramatic tie-break. The momentum soon shifted back in Lau’s favour though and she battled to victory in the final two games to wrap up the win by an 11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4 scoreline.

Defending champion Lee Ka Yi lies in wait for Lau in the opening round of the main draw, with 22-year-old Lee looking to retain the title she won last year by beating compatriot Ho Tze-Lok in the showpiece finale.

Li also advanced to the main draw after a 3-1 victory, this time against Ho Ka Wing. After winning 12-10 in the first game, Li struggled to establish herself on proceedings in the second, but soon rediscovered her rhythm as she edged ahead to claim a victory that will see her lock horns with second seed Sivasangari Subramaniam in the next round.

Ho Ka Po and Tang Yan Yi have also moved through to the main draw. Ho dispatched Chan Sin Yuk, while Tang received a bye to ensure that she moved into the main draw unopposed.

Ho will line up against Andrea Lee in the next round, with Tang set to go head-to-head with Zoe Foo Yuk Han as she bids to reach the last eight.
Hong Kong Duo Advance To Main Draw


Matthew Lai and Yeung Ho Wai sealed their places in the main draw of the Contrex Challenge Cup, PSA M5 tournament thanks to respective wins over Ahmed Al Kiremli and Russell Chan on home soil in the final qualifying round in Hong Kong.

Lai romped to victory in the opening game of his encounter with World No.300 Al Kiremli for the loss of just two points and he followed that up with straightforward wins in games two and three to record an 11-2, 11-8, 11-4 victory, ensuring that he will compete in the main draw stage.

Up next for Lai is a meeting against compatriot Tsun Hei Yuen, where a victory could see him pitted against top seed Chi Him Wong in the quarter-final.

Ho Wai, meanwhile, overcame Chan in straight games to set up a main draw clash with Eain Yow Ng, the 18-year-old Malaysian who is looking to rediscover the form that saw him capture a maiden PSA World Tour title back in April.

Elsewhere, top qualifying seed Mohd Farez Izwan will join Lai and Wai in the main draw after he swept past Han Seung Cheol courtesy of a 3-1 triumph, and he will take on Egypt’s Basem Makram for a place in the quarter-final.

Pakistan’s Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari was the other player to emerge from the final round of qualifying unscathed after he eased past Wong King Yueng and he will do battle with sixth seed Tsz Kwan Lau in the main draw’s first round.