Czech Open 2003
06-08 May, Prague, $6k

Top seed Peter Genever claimed the Hi-Tec & Dunlop Czech Open title in Prague, when Scott Handley was forced to retire at 2-0 down in the final.

Earlier in the day Genever had ensured an all-English final by beating Christian Drakenberg 3/0, while Handley needed five games to see off the challenge of Stacey Ross in their semi-final.

Photo Gallery from Tomas Barva

Peter Genever

Hi-Tec & Dunlop Czech Open 2003
1st Round Quarters Semis Final
[1] Peter Genever (ENG)
15-6, 15-10, 15-6
[Q] Jesse Engelbrecht (ZIM)
Peter Genever
15-3, 15-10, 15-4
Amr Mansi
Peter Genever

15/8, 15/10, 15/12

Christian Drakenberg

Peter Genever

15/8, 15/7 rtd

Scott Handley

[Q] Amr Mansi (EGY)
15-8, 15-11, 15-7
[8] Raj Nanda (AUS) 
[3] Jan Koukal (CZE)
17-16, 16-17, 8-15, 15-12, 15-13
[Q] Laurent Elriani (FRA)
Jan Koukal
12-15, 8-15, 15-9,
15-14, 15-4
Christian Drakenberg
[6] Christian Drakenberg (SWE)
15-10, 15-8, 15-6
Jago Nardelli (ENG)
Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND)
7-15, 17-15, 15-12, 13-15, 15-7
[5] Ben Howell (ENG)
Ritwik Bhattacharya
15-8, 15-4, 15-11
Stacey Ross
Stacey Ross

6/15, 15/11, 6/15, 15/9, 15/5

Scott Handley

Stacey Ross (ENG)
15-1, 10-15, 15-7, 15-8
[4] Derek Ryan (IRL)
[7] Scott Handley (ENG)
15-4, 13-15, 15-5, 15-7
[Q] Duncan Walsh (ENG)
Scott Handley
15-5, 15-8, 15-8
Laurens Anjema
[2] Laurens Anjema (NED)
15-5, 15-8, 15-8
Martin Stepan (CZE)

Czech Open Photo Gallery, from Tomas Barva

The Champion

Handley & Genever
watch the Doubles

This'll be easy ...

Doubles fun

Scott likes it ...

Phew, that was tough!

Linda Charman with Czech
young hope Tomas Fiala

Jan Koukal

the Final

Tom Cvikl,
Tournament Director

the Final

Tom multi-tasks ...
Results & Reports

Swede Drakenberg Stands In Way
Of All-English Czech Open Final
Sixth-seeded Swede Christian Drakenberg ended local interest in the Hi-Tec & Dunlop Czech Squash Open when he came back from two games down to upset Czech No1 Jan Koukal, the third seed, 12-15 8-15 15-9 15-14 15-4 in the quarter-finals in Prague.

Fresh from action in the European Team Championships in England, where he led Sweden to an impressive fifth place finish, Drakenberg now meets England's top seed Peter Genever who defeated Egyptian qualifier Amr Mansi in straight

The other semi-final will be a surprise all-English affair between unseeded Stacey Ross and seventh seed Scott Handley.  Ross reached the last eight after upsetting Ireland's fourth seed Derek Ryan in the first round, then beat India's Ritwik Bhattacharya 15-8 15-4 15-11 to take his place in the semi-finals.

Handley upset Dutchman Laurens Anjema, the No2 seed, 15-5 15-8 15-8.

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