SASKATOON BOAST 2011
Alexander Storms to Second Tour Title In A Week
22-27 Nov, Canada, $10k
 Zac Alexander (Aus)
12/10, 11/7, 11/6
Matthew Serediak (Can)
9-11, 11-7, 11-6,
11-9, 11-7, 7-11,
5-11, 11-8 (52m)
Geoffrey Demont (Fra)
11/5, 11/7, 8/11, 9/11, 11/5
[Q] Alejandro Garbi (Esp)
Thomas Brinkman (Can)
6/11, 10/12, 14/12, 11/6, 11/4
[Q] Jamie Macaulay (Sco)
11-7, 9-11, 11-4,
Scott Arnold (Aus)
6/11, 11/9, 11/2, 11/5
 Andrew Schnell (Can)
 Eddie Charlton (Eng)
8-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 7-6 rtd (55m)
[Q] Kam Hing Choong (Mas)
Kam Hing Choong
11-9, 11-8, 8-11,
8-11, 11-9, 11-4,
Dane Sharp (Can)
11-8, 11-2, 11-7 (33m)
Fred Reid (Can)
Amr Swelim (Ita)
8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-3 (42m)
David Letourneau (Can)
11-9, 11-8, 11-5
[Q] Mike McCue (Can)
11/9, 12/10, 11/3
 Gonzalo Miranda (Arg)
Storms to Second Tour Title In A Week
PSA Challenger 10 Prairie Autohaus Saskatoon Boast Open, Saskatoon, Canada
Zac Alexander collected his second PSA World Tour title in a week
when he dismissed Italian Amr Ramsy Swelim in the final of the Prairie
Autohaus Saskatoon Boast Open in Canada, the PSA Challenger 10 squash
event in its tenth year at the YMCA in Saskatoon.
players met in last week's quarter-finals of the RhodySquash RI Open
en-route to the Brisbane-born 22-year-old's title success in Rhode Island,
Swelim, who reached the final after upsetting second seed Gonzalo Miranda
in the quarter-finals, made many more mistakes in this match than in any earlier
match. While he made good shot-making decisions when Alexander afforded him any
opportunities, the Cairo-based 27-year-old failed to execute his shots time and
frequent tins gave Alexander, who made far fewer mistakes, the first two games.
Alexander seemed to take a break in the third, while Swelim, at least
temporarily, found his game.
start of the fourth game saw steady pressure from Alexander, while Swelim again
struggled to find his form. The top-seeded Australian remained strong, with very
few unforced errors, and finished off the match 11-5, 11-6, 5-11, 11-8 with
The win marks
the 11th PSA Tour title of Alexander's career - and his fourth of the year.
Into Saskatoon Semis
Italian Amr Ramsy Swelim swept into the semi-finals of the Prairie
Autohaus Saskatoon Boast Open in Canada when he upset second seed Gonzalo
Miranda in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10
squash event in its tenth year at the YMCA in Saskatoon.
It took just
33 minutes for the Cairo-based 27-year-old to dismiss Miranda, the world No115
from Argentina, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5.
all smiles after the match and noted his game plan was to slow down the game and
not play the fast retrieving game the South American players loved to play,"
said event spokesman Daryl Foreman. "He gave full marks to Miranda and
advised he was a talented and improving player."
now face fellow non-seed Dane Sharp, the 26-year-old from Toronto who
ensured Canadian interest in the lower half of the draw by beating Malaysian
qualifier Kam Hing Choong 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 in 47 minutes.
Andrew Schnell leads local interest in the top half of the draw following
his 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-7 win over fellow countryman Thomas Brinkman.
Schnell will line up against Zac Alexander after the top seed from
Australia defeated Spanish qualifier Alejandro Garbi Caro 9-11, 11-7,
Scott In Saskatoon Upset
qualifier Kam Hing Choong produced the biggest upset on the opening day
of action in the Prairie Autohaus Saskatoon Boast Open in Canada when he
downed third seed Eddie Charlton to claim an unexpected place in the
quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event in its
tenth year at the YMCA in Saskatoon.
From two games
down, the 22-year-old from Ipoh Perak clawed his way back into the game to draw
level. After an accidental collision at six-all in the decider, both took a
three-minute injury break - but after only two further rallies, Charlton was
forced to retire - giving Choong the match 8-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 7-6 (ret.)
after 55 minutes.
became the second qualifier to survive the first round when he outlasted
France's Geoffrey Demont 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5 in 74 minutes.
28-year-old Spaniard progresses to meet Zac Alexander. The top-seeded
Australian defeated local hope Matthew Serediak, a 27-year-old from
Toronto, 12-10, 11-8, 11-6 in 34 minutes.
interest is assured through to the semi-finals after fourth seed Andrew
Schnell beat Australian Scott Arnold 6-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-5. The
Calgary-born 20-year-old will now meet fellow countryman Thomas Brinkman,
a 6-11, 10-12, 14-12, 11-6, 11-4 winner over Scottish qualifier Jamie