Kemp Captures Berkshire Crown
21-26 April, Berkshire USA, $20k
 Omar Mosaad (Egy)
11-6, 10-12, 11-5, 11-4 (47
[Q] TG Raubenheimer (Rsa)
8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (66m)
12-10, 11-7, 11-9 (53m)
11-7, 3-11, 11-5, 11-2
Robbie Temple (Eng)
11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (31m)
[Q] Arshad Iqbal Burki (Pak)
 Julian Illingworth (Usa)
11-6, 11-5, 12-10 (57m)
Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
11-6, 11-13, 11-4, 11-3
 Bradley Hindle (Egy)
11-13, 11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 11-3 (64m)
[Q] Cesar Salazar (Mex)
Shaun Le Roux (Eng)
4-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-5 (50m)
 Arturo Salazar (Mex)
14-12, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9 (60m)
9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 (55m)
Regardt Schonborn (Rsa)
11-9, 10-12, 2-11, 11-8, 11-8 (70m)
 Omr Abdel Aziz (Egy)
Chris Gordon (Usa)
11-7, 3-11, 11-6, 12-10 (43m)
 Jorge Ferreira (Mex)
11-7, 11-2, 11-5 (24m)
[Q] Patrick Chifunda (Zam)
11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (40m)
 Jon Kemp (Eng)
Kemp Captures Berkshire
Jonathan Kemp comfortably captured his seventh PSA World Tour squash
title when he toppled top seed Omar Mosaad, of Egypt, in the final of the
Berkshire Open at Williams College in Williamstown in the
28-year-old second seed took control of the match early in the third game and
cruised to an 11-7, 3-11, 11-5, 11-2 victory to take the $20,000 Tour title.
crowned a sensational six-week North American run by the world number 32 from
Halifax in Yorkshire who won the Manitoba Open in Canada last month –
also as second seed – before finishing as runner-up in the Pacific Athletic
Club Open in California.
nervous at all out there today," said left-hander Kemp. "I'm not sure what
happened with Omar [in the last two games] but I don't think it was physical.
I've had the same thing happen to me before."
21-year-old from Cairo, was gracious in defeat: "I played tough matches in this
tournament and maybe that's why it came out this way today."
impressive Tour record now stands at seven wins out of nine final appearances.
Top Seeds Mosaad & Kemp To
Meet In Berkshire Final
For the first
time in the event's five-year history, the top two seeds will contest the final
of the Berkshire Open after Egypt's Omar Mosaad and Englishman
Jonathan Kemp prevailed in the semi-finals of the $20,000 PSA World Tour
squash event at Williams College in Williamstown in the USA.
The hopes of
America's top-ranked player Julian Illingworth were dashed when favourite
Omar Mosaad beat the five-time US national champion 12-10, 11-7, 11-9 in 53
the 25-year-old third seed from New York, said of Mosaad: "He's just
dangerous. He's got a cannon on his arm and I didn't really find the balance I
Mosaad - now
in his seventh PSA final - will play Jonathan Kemp. The second seed from
Halifax in Yorkshire overcame a determined effort from fifth-seeded Arturo
Salazar of Mexico to win 9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 in 55 minutes in the
day's first semi-final.
28-year-old left-hander was glad to get through to the ninth Tour final of his
career - and saw positives in the test that Salazar gave him: "It's good having
had a tough match heading into the finals. It usually helps me play better the
next day and takes the edge off the nerves."
Arturo Salazar Makes
seed Arturo Salazar secured a surprise place in the semi-finals of the
Berkshire Open after beating South African Regardt Schonborn
in the quarter-finals of the $20,000 PSA World Tour squash event in its
fifth year at Williams College in Williamstown in the USA.
Schonborn made his breakthrough in the first round when he upset Egypt's fourth
seed Omar Abdel Aziz in a 70-minute marathon.
21-year-old from San Luis Potosi's superior quickness gave Salazar the edge over
the South African as he clinched the match 14-12, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9 in exactly
Cesar Salazar pushed US number one Julian Illingworth all the way
in another quarter-final at Williams College. The third seed from New York
ultimately won 11-6, 11-13, 11-4, 11-3.
truly one of the up-and-coming young players on the tour," said a relieved
25, will now face top seed Omar Mosaad for a place in the final after the
Egyptian beat England's No7 seed Robbie Temple 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9.
severely tested by the crafty left-hander from London, and was forced to draw on
all of his skills to get through in a match that saw incredible pace and a lot
of jockeying for court position and the referee's favour on numerous let calls.
English success, however, for Jonathan Kemp after the second seed from
Halifax in Yorkshire beat Mexican Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira 11-7,
Kemp made short work of his Mexican opponent, thoroughly outclassing the sixth
seed with a dazzling variety of drops and drives in the shortest match of the
evening in Williamstown.