KIG OPEN 2011
Kemp Crowned KIG Champion
01-06 Mar, Los Angeles, Usa, $25k
 Shahier Razik (Can)
11/6, 5/11, 8/11, 11/8, 11/4
Julian Illingworth (Usa)
11-7, 11-8, 7-11,
Chris Simpson (Eng)
Yann Perrin (Fra)
Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
11/5, 11/8, 5/11, 7/11, 11/4
[Q] Kristian Frost (Den)
14-12, 11-4, 11-9
Ali Anwar Reda
Jan Koukal (Cze)
11/4, 11/8, 4/11, 7/11, 11/3
 Ali Anwar Reda (Egy)
 Omar Abdel Aziz (Egy)
8/11, 11/2, 11/4, 11/5
[Q] Zac Alexander (Aus)
Omar Abdel Aziz
11-8, 1-11, 8-11,
11-8, 12-10, 11-7
Stefan Casteleyn (Bel)
11/9, 11/9, 11/9
Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
Stephane Galifi (Ita)
11/7, 11/4, 11/13, 10/12, 11/8
[Q] Amr Khaled Khalifa (Egy)
Amr Khaled Khalifa
11-2, 11-9, 8-11,
[Q] Bradley Hindle (Mlt)
11/4, 11/2, 12/10
Jonathan Kemp (Eng)
Qualifying Finals 2nd Mar:
Zac Alexander (Aus) vbt Chris Gordon (Usa)
12/10, 7/11, 11/3, 10/12, 11/7
Amr Khaled Khalifa (Egy) bt Andrew Wagih (Egy)
11/2, 11/4, 9/11, 11/1
Kristian Frost Olesen (Den) v Ivan Yuen (Mas)
7/11, 4/11, 11/9, 11/7, 11/5
Bradley Hindle (Mlt) bt
Scott Arnold (Aus)
11/5, 11/8, 11/6
Qualifying Round One:
Zac Alexander (Aus) bt Al Preston (Usa)
11/7, 11/7, 11/8
Chris Gordon (Usa) bt JP Rothie (Arg)
11/3, 11/5, 11/4
Amr Khaled Khalifa (Egy) bt Tyler Hamilton (Can)
11/2, 11/5, 11/7
Andrew Wagih (Egy) bt Brian Hawkes (Usa)
11/2, 11/6, 11/8
Kristian Frost Olesen (Den) bt Joel Hinda (Eng)
18/16, 2/11, 11/4, 11/8
Ivan Yuen (Mas) bt Erik Tepos Valtiera (Mex)
11/7, 14/12, 12/10
Bradley Hindle (Mlt) bt Jamal Dealfi (Usa)
11/4, 11/6, 11/3
Scott Arnold (Aus) bt Eddie Charlton (Eng)
11/8, 11/9, 3/11, 6/11, 13/11
Jonathan Kemp celebrated a dramatic title triumph in the KIG Open in
Los Angeles where he beat home hope Julian Illingworth in a
five-game final of the PSA World Tour International 25 event in its
second year at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
seed from Halifax disappointed the local crowd in the semi-finals when he ended
the brave run of club coach Stefan Casteleyn, the 37-year-old former
world No7 from Belgium who reached the last four after upsetting Egypt's fourth
seed Omar Abdel Aziz in the previous round.
Julian Illingworth reached the 13th PSA World Tour final of his career
when he despatched Australian Ryan Cuskelly in the other semi. The New
Yorker had made his breakthrough in the opening round where he ousted Shahier
Razik, the top seed from Canada.
Kemp, the world No22, opened up a two-game lead in the final before Illingworth,
ranked 12 places lower, battled back to draw level.
But Kemp stuck
to his guns and reclaimed control of proceedings before closing out the match
11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11, 11-6.
marked the 12th PSA Tour title of Kemp's career - and his third in the
Campaign Lives Longer In LA
veteran Stefan Casteleyn maintained his giant-killing run on his home
courts at the Los Angeles Athletic Club when he scored his second upset
in the KIG Open to earn a surprise place in the semi-finals of the PSA
World Tour International 25 event in Los Angeles.
organiser Casteleyn, a 37-year-old former world No7, recovered from 2/1 down to
upset fourth-seeded Egyptian Omar Abdel Aziz 11-8, 1-11, 8-11, 11-5,
ranked 391 in the world, will now take on England's Jonathan Kemp, the
only seed left in the draw.
second seed from Halifax, also ousted an Egyptian, qualifier Amr Khaled
Khalifa, 11-2, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6.
leads home interest in the other semi-final where he will meet fellow unseeded
opponent Ryan Cuskelly.
Illingworth followed his dismissal of top-seeded Canadian Shahier Razik
in the first round by defeating England's Chris Simpson 7-11, 11-6, 11-4,
Cuskelly earned his place in the last four after removing Egypt's No3 seed
Mohd Ali Anwar Reda 14-12, 11-4, 11-9.
Jettisons Shahier In LA Shock
US squash star
Julian Illingworth provided unexpected hopes for domestic success in the
KIG Open in Los Angeles when he ousted top-seeded Canadian
Shahier Razik in the opening round of the PSA World Tour International 25
event in its second year at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
New Yorker, winner of a record six US national titles, clambered back from 2/1
down to upset Razik, the world No26 from Toronto, 11-6, 5-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4.
ranked 34 in the world, now faces England's Chris Simpson for a place in
the last four. Simpson, the Guernsey-born world No43, defeated Frenchman Yann
Perrin 11-6, 11-7, 11-1.
organiser Stefan Casteleyn showed that he has not lost the touch which
took him to a world ranking high of 7 in 1999. The 37-year-old Belgian
despatched New Zealander Campbell Grayson 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 to set up a
quarter-final clash with Omar Abdel Aziz, the fourth seed from Egypt.