World University Squash Championships,
 Joel Hinds
(GBR) bt  Jens Schoor (GER) 11-6, 11-7, 11-2
 Joel Hinds (GBR) bt [5/8] Leo Au (HKG) 13-11, 11-8, 11-8
 Jens Schoor (GER) bt [5/8] Todd Harrity (USA) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
[5/8] Todd Harrity (USA) bt [5/8] Leo Au (HKG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-3
Joel Hinds (GBR) bt [5/8] Richard Colburn (RSA) 11-3, 11-8, 11-3
[5/8] Leo Au (HKG) bt [3/4] Colin West (CAN) 11-1, 11-4, 7-11, 3-11, 11-5
[5/8] Todd Harrity (USA) bt [3/4] Peter Creed (GBR) 12-10, 11-8, 7-11, 11-5
Jens Schoor (GER) bt [5/8] Chris Hall (GBR) 7-11, 11-5, 11-1, 11-6
Joel Hinds (GBR) bt Marcus Phua (SIN) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6
[5/8] Richard Colburn (RSA) bt Alex Domenick (USA) 11-8, 11-9, 11-5
[5/8] Leo Au (HKG) bt [9/16] Fred Reid (CAN) 11-6, 11-9, 11-5
[3/4] Colin West (CAN) bt Ho Fai Chui (HKG) 11-9, 11-3, 11-2
[3/4] Peter Creed (GBR) bt [9/16] Eduardo Gonzales De Chaves (ESP) 11-8, 11-8,
[5/8] Todd Harrity (USA) bt [9/16] Sam Brown (AUS) 11-3, 11-5, 11-9
[5/8] Chris Hall (GBR) bt [9/16] Christopher Hanson (USA) 15-13, 11-2, 11-8
Jens Schoor (GER) bt [9/16] Adrian Dudzicki (CAN) 3-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
Marcus Phua (SIN) bt [9/16] Marcus Greslehner (AUT) 6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8
Domenick (USA) bt [9/16] Michael Pittams (NZL) 13-11, 11-7, 11-5
[9/16] Fred Reid (CAN) bt Daniel Haider (AUT) 11-5, 11-7, 11-5
Fai Chui (HKG) bt [9/16] Luke Sims (AUS) 14-16, 11-8, 13-11, 11-9
[9/16] Eduardo Gonzales De Chaves (ESP) bt Alan McGuigan (RSA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6
[9/16] Christopher Hanson (USA) bt Christo Potgeiter (RSA) 4-11, 11-6, 11-4,
[9/16] Adrian Dudzicki (CAN) bt Sean Rong (SIN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-3
 Annie Au (HKG) bt [3/4] Emma Chorley (GBR) 11-8, 11-5, 11-4
Third place play-off:
[5/8] Kirsty McPhee (GBR) bt  Melody Francis (AUS)11-7, 12-14,
8-11, 11-3, 11-8
 Annie Au (HKG) bt [5/8] Kirsty McPhee (GBR) 11-5, 11-2, 11-2
[3/4] Emma Chorley (GBR) bt  Melody Francis (AUS) 11-5, 8-11,
Annie Au (HKG) bt [5/8] Kristen Lange (USA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-6
[5/8] Kirsty McPhee (GBR) bt Senada Haupt (RSA) 11-9, 8-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6
[3/4] Emma Chorley (GBR) bt [5/8] Logan Greer (USA) 11-2, 11-7, 11-9
Melody Francis (AUS) bt [5/8] Shin Nga Leung (HKG) 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9
[5/8] Kristen Lange (USA) bt Selena Shaikh (AUS) 11-3, 11-4, 11-1
[5/8] Kirsty McPhee (GBR) bt Laura Gemmell (CAN) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
Senada Haupt (RSA) bt [3/4] Birgit Coufal (AUT) 11-2, 11-7, 11-7
[3/4] Emma Chorley (GBR) bt Nicole Chua (SIN) 11-2, 11-5, 11-2
[5/8] Logan Greer (USA) bt Stephanie Smith (NZL) 11-8, 11-5, 11-4
[5/8] Shin Nga Leung (HKG) bt Cheyna Tucker (RSA) 11-9, 11-9, 11-9
Melody Francis (AUS) bt Micaala Seth (CAN) 11-2, 11-4, 11-4
Joel Hinds &
Annie Au Strike Gold In Melbourne World Championships
Joel Hinds and Hong Kong's Annie Au shared gold in the World
University Squash Championships after straight games victories in the individual finals of the 7th staging of the event at Monash
University in Melbourne, Australia.
camp occupied three of the six podium spots on offer - with top seed Hinds, a
student at Birmingham University in England making his third appearance
in the biennial event, the team's star after his 11-6, 11-7, 11-2 triumph after
a fiery yet dominant performance over Germany's second seed Jens Schoor.
"It was great
- it's my third time so it's great to finally get that first place," said the
visibly exhausted but relieved and ecstatic 23-year-old from Derbyshire after
the second British winner of the men's title, following success by Chris
Ryder, now ranked 38 in the world, in 2006.
a student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University who is ranked 16 in the
professional WISPA world rankings, put paid to a British double at Monash after
beating Emma Chorley 11-8, 11-5, 11-4.
It was a brave
performance by Chorley, a 3/4 seed from Bridgwater College in Somerset who
secured a surprise place in the final after downing Australia's brightest hope
Melody Francis, the No2 seed, in the previous round.
concluded an impressive tournament run by the highly-rated Au who became the
first World University champion from Hong Kong - making up for the
disappointment of fellow countrywoman Rebecca Chiu's runners-up finish
ten years ago.
Kirsty McPhee took third place in the women's event after beating Melody
Francis in the bronze medal match.
Chorley's attention will now turn to the team competition where the Britons will
try to continue their run of hot form in the face of some fierce opposition from
all across the globe.
Chorley Raises Hopes
Of GB World Double In Melbourne
Emma Chorley pulled off an impressive upset over home hope Melody Francis
in the women's World University Squash Championships
semi-finals to set up the prospect of the first ever double British gold at the
7th staging of the event at Monash University in Melbourne,
The 22-year-old 3/4
seed from Bridgwater in Somerset, a student at Bridgwater College,
battled for four games to overcome Melody Francis, the second seed from
nearby Sunbury who was leading Australian hopes in the world championships.
Despite being ranked
almost 100 places lower in the world, Chorley charged to an 11-5, 8-11, 11-2,
12-10 victory over the world No55 from Deakin University to claim her
unexpected place in the women's final.
Chorley will now face
the event's highest-ranked player after top seed Annie Au despatched
Britain's Kirsty McPhee 11-5, 11-2, 11-2.
The 21-year-old from
Hong Kong, ranked 16 in the world, arrived in Melbourne fresh from victory in
the Des Pyramides Open in France last week - her seventh title on the
professional WISPA World Tour. Au has also achieved significant success
in the region after winning the Australian Open in Clare, South
Australia, against expectations in August 2008.
And it was another
Briton who denied the Au family double celebrations at Monash University after
Joel Hinds beat Annie's younger brother Leo Au 13-11, 11-8, 11-8
in the men's semi-finals.
Hinds is seeded to
win the men's crown - and will be hoping that Chorley can spring a second upset
to stand alongside him on the winner's podium.
But the 23-year-old
from Birmingham University - who is making his third successive
appearance in the event after losing to the eventual champions both in 2006 and
2008 - will face still opposition in the final from Jens Schoor, the
second seed from Germany.
23-year-old world No 103 from Koblenz who is ranked just two places behind
Hinds, ended US interest in the event when he beat 5/8 seed Todd Harrity,
from Princeton University, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6.
The men's final will
mark Hinds and Schoor's first meeting - though Au and Chorley will be
celebrating their second clash after first doing battle in the semi-finals of
the Dutch Junior U19 Open exactly four years ago in Amsterdam, where
left-hander Au prevailed in five games.
Keeps Au Double Bid Alive In Melbourne
Kongís Leo Au battled to a five-game upset in the menís quarter-finals of
the World University Squash Championships to keep alive hopes of the
first ever sibling final double in the 7th staging of the event in
students from 11 countries are competing in the week-long event at Monash
University, where FISU, the world governing body for university
sport, is represented by Kenny Chow and the World Squash Federation
by Vice President Heather Deayton.
a 20-year-old student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, stemmed a
fightback by Colin West to beat the 3/4 seed from Canada 11-1, 11-4,
7-11, 3-11, 11-5.
5/8 seed will now face menís event favourite Joel Hinds after the
23-year-old Briton, representing Birmingham University, despatched South
African Richard Colburn 11-3, 11-8, 11-3.
the womenís event, Hong Kong favourite Annie Au remains on course to
reach the final after dismissing USAís Kristen Lange 11-5, 11-3, 11-6.
The 21-year-old represents the same University as her younger brother Leo. If
both reach the finals, they would be the first siblings to do so in the 14-year
history of the championships.
Au - ranked 16 in the world, and the highest-ranked player in the event Ė now
faces Kirsty McPhee, one of three Britons in the semi-finals. The 5/8
seed from Leeds Metropolitan University needed five games to overcome
surprise opponent Senada Haupt, an unseeded 20-year-old from South
Africa, 11-9, 8-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6.