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Courtcare Open 2016







Courtcare Open 2016
09-14 Aug
Pontefract, UK, $10k
Round One
[1] Ben Coleman (ENG)
11-2, 11-6, 11-7 (41m)
[Q] Ondrej Uherka (CZE)
Ben Coleman
11-5, 11-9, 11-6
Patrick Rooney
Ben Coleman
walk over
Chris Fuller
Ben Coleman
11-5, 11-8, 11-9
Karim El Hammamy
[WC] Patrick Rooney (ENG)
11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5 (53m)
[5] Piedro Schweertman (NED)
[6] Chris Fuller (ENG)
11-4, 11-7, 11-5 (39m)
[Q] Sam Ellis (ENG)
Chris Fuller
10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
Ashley Davies
Ashley Davies (ENG)
6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6 (74m)
[3] Tom Ford (ENG)
[4] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
11-3, 12-10, 14-16, 12-10 (68m)
[Q] Lyell Fuller (ENG)
Karim El Hammamy
11-8, 11-9, 12-10
Jan van den Herrewegen
Karim El Hammamy
11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5
 Matthew Hopkin
[Q] Martin Svec (CZE)
11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 13-11 (60m)
[7] Jan van den Herrewegen (BEL)
[8] Ammar Altamimi (KUW)
11-5, 11-9, 13-11 (33m)
Matthew Hopkin (AUS)
Matthew Hopkin
8-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9,
Mark Fuller
Mark Fuller (ENG)
9-11, 11-7, 11-2, 9-11, 11-7 (79m)
[2] Eddie Charlton (ENG)



Results Ė Final Qualifying Round: Courtcare Open 2016
[1] Lyell Fuller (ENG) bt Bradley Masters (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 (37m)
[5] Ondrej Uherka (CZE) bt [3] Tristan Eysele (RSA) 3-2: 11-7, 11-9, 10-12, 7-11, 11-5 (75m)
Sam Ellis (ENG) bt Miles Jenkins (ENG) 3-1: 12-10, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8 (56m)
[2] Martin Svec (CZE) bt [8] James Peach (ENG) 3-2: 7-11, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9, 11-6 (61m)

Results Ė First Qualifying Round: Courtcare Open 2016

[1] Lyell Fuller (ENG) bt [L] Matthew Sidaway (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8 (29m)
Bradley Masters (ENG) bt [7] Lewis Doughty (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-5 (31m)
[5] Ondrej Uherka (CZE) bt Owain Taylor (WAL) 3-1: 11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7 (67m)
[3] Tristan Eysele (RSA) bt Taminder Gata-Aura (ENG) 3-1: 11-6, 13-15, 11-5, 11-7 (36m)
Miles Jenkins (ENG) bt [4] Nick Mulvey (ENG) 3-2: 7-11, 11-1, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 (54m)
Sam Ellis (ENG) bt [6] Julian Tomlinson (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 12-10, 11-8 (45m)
[8] James Peach (ENG) bt Phil Nightingale (ENG) 3-1: 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-3 (43m)
[2] Martin Svec (CZE) bt Cai Younger (ENG) 3-1: 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 11-3 (42m)




Coleman Claims Courtcare Open Crown

Englandís Ben Coleman defeated 2013 World Junior Champion Karim El Hammamy in the final of the Courtcare Open, PSA M10 tournament held at Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club to lift his eighth PSA World Tour title.

The World No.53 didnít drop a game throughout the tournament and followed up an opening day win against Ondrej Uherka with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over tournament wildcard Patrick Rooney, before receiving a semi-final walkover against Chris Fuller after he sustained an injury against Ashley Davies.

Meanwhile, El Hammamyís quarter-final triumph over seventh seed Jan van den Herrewegen, sandwiched between wins over Lyell Fuller and Matthew Hopkin, enabled the Egyptian to claim a second successive PSA World Tour final berth after reaching the same stage of Juneís Arab Federation Open.

Coleman had the better of the opening stages and put his opponent under pressure after a series of lengthy, well-constructed rallies, eventually going a game ahead for the loss of five points.

The 25-year-old was then met with an improved display from El Hammamy, with the second and third games being highly competitive affairs. Coleman managed to keep El Hammamy at armís length though to wrap up the win by an 11-5, 11-8, 11-9 margin to lift his second PSA World Tour crown of 2016.

Rooney Shocks Schweertman As Seeds Fall In Courtcare Open


Englandís highest ranked teenager Patrick Rooney produced an magnificent performance to reach the quarter-final stage of the Courtcare Open, PSA M10 tournament courtesy of a superb win over World No.79 Piedro Schweertman Ė the Dutchman who is ranked 81 places above Rooney in the World Rankings.

Having won the Katowice Open less than a month ago, Schweertman came into his encounter with Rooney full of confidence, but went two games behind after a strong start from the 19-year-old tournament wildcard.

Schweertman clawed a game back in the third, but Rooney rallied to take the fourth, wrapping up an 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5 victory to set up a last eight clash with top seed Ben Coleman after the World No.53 dispatched Ukrainian qualifier Ondrej Uherka.

There were further upsets to be found at the Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club as the number two and three seeds, Eddie Charlton and Tom Ford, also exited the tournament on the opening day of action.

Charlton succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against World No.119 Mark Fuller, while Ford let a 2-1 lead slip against Ashley Davies to bow out by the same scoreline. Fullerís reward is a quarter-final clash with Matthew Hopkin, the Australian who defeated eighth seed Ammar Altamimi, and Davies is set to face Fullerís brother, Chris, for a place in the last four.

2013 World Junior Champion Karim El Hammamy and Belgiumís Jan van den Herrewegen will meet in the other quarter-final fixture after they beat Lyell Fuller and Martin Svec, respectively.
Englandís Fuller And Ellis Seal Courtcare Open Main Draw Berths


English duo Lyell Fuller and Sam Ellis emerged unscathed from their respective final qualifying round matches at the Courtcare Open, PSA M10 tournament to secure their places in the main draw at the Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club.

World No.145 Fuller dominated his fixture with compatriot Bradley Masters and surged to the win in straight games by an 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 margin of victory in 37 minutes.

Fuller will do battle with 2013 World Junior Champion Karim El Hammamy in the opening round of the main draw as he looks to reach the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time in 2016.

Ellis, meanwhile, also overcame a fellow Englishman in Miles Jenkins. 23-year-old Ellis went a game ahead after prevailing on a tie-break before doubling his lead in the second. A resurgent Jenkins clawed a game back in the third, but Ellis was soon on top to close out a 3-1 triumph and set up a meeting with Chris Fuller in the next round.

Czech pair Martin Svec and Ondrej Uherka both earned their main draw spots after triumphing in five games over James Peach and Tristan Eysele, respectively.

Svec is set to meet Belgiumís Jan van den Herrewegen for a place in the last eight, while Uherka has the distinction of facing tournament top seed Ben Coleman.
Courtcare Open Qualifying Gets Under Way


English World No.145 Lyell Fuller sealed his place in the final qualifying round of the Courtcare Open, PSA M10 tournament after defeating compatriot Matthew Sidaway 3-1 at the Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club.

Fuller, 20, took the opening game before conceding the second after an improvement from Sidaway. He steadied the ship though in the third game, dropping just three points as he regained his lead, and pressed on to take the fourth in an 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8 victory.

Exeter-based Fuller will lock horns with World No.249 Bradley Masters in the final round of qualifying after he swept past seventh seed Lewis Doughty.

Number eight qualifying seed James Peach is also through to the next round courtesy of a 3-1 win over Phil Nightingale. A strong start from Peach saw the 19-year-old power to a 2-0 lead and, despite Nightingale clawing a game back in the third, he held firm to take the win in four games, setting up a fixture with Martin Svec of the Czech Republic, who beat Cai Younger.

Elsewhere, Miles Jenkins and Sam Ellis will do battle in an all-English affair after they rose to respective scalps against Nick Mulvey and Julian Tomlinson. Jenkins came back from behind to claim a 3-2 triumph, while Ellis achieved a hard-fought straight games victory.

South Africaís Tristan Eysele and number five qualifying seed Ondrej Uherka will face off in the other final qualifying round fixture after Eysele dispatched Taminder Gata-Aura and Uherka defeated Owain Taylor.