Results – Final Qualifying Round: Contrex Challenge Cup 2016
 Mohd Farez Izwan (MAS) bt  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,
[L] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt  Ahmed Al Kiremli (IRQ) 3-0: 11-2, 11-8,
 Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) bt [L] Wong King Yeung (HKG)
3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-6
Contrex Challenge Cup 2016
Kowloon CC, Hong Kong, $5k
 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
Lee Ka Yi
11/9, 13/11, 11/6
 Hyo Ju Seo (KOR)
11/7, 11/5, 11/5 Cheng Nga Ching (HKG)
 Liu Kwai Chi (HKG)
11/7, 11/3, 9/11, 11/2 Elise Ng (HKG)
11/9, 21/19, 11/8 Bubble Lui
 Carmen Lee (HKG)
11/9, 11/7, 11/5 Bubble Lui (HKG)
Harshit Jawanda (IND)
 Ho Tze-Lok (HKG)
7-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6
[Q] Ho Ka Po (HKG)
11/7, 11/3, 9/11, 11/2
 Andrea Lee (MAS)
[Q] Tang Yan Yi (HKG)
11/5, 11/6, 11/8
 Zoe Foo (MAS)
8/11, 11/9, 13/11, 11/4
[Q] Li Sum Yin (HKG)
11/4, 11/3, 11/9
 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,
[L] Li Sum Yi (HKG) bt [L] Ho Ka Wing (HKG) 3-1: 12-10, 7-11, 11-5,
[L] Ho Ka Po (HKG) bt [L] Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) 3-1: 11-7, 8-11, 11-4,
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.
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
“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.”
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.