19-22 Sep, Charlottesville, Usa, $10k
 Julian Illingworth (Usa)
11/6, 11/13, 12/10, 3/11, 11/8 Abdullah Al Tamimi (Qat)
Abdullah Al Tamimi 11-7, 11-9, 2-11,
Abdullah Al Tamimi 7-11, 7-11, 11-5,
11-3, 11-8 Charles Sharpes
Charles Sharpes 10-12, 11-6,
11-7, 8-11, 11-7 (98m) Martin Knight
Geoffrey Demont (Fra)
11/8, 14/12, 11/13, 15/13 Clinton Leeuw (Rsa)
Paul Coll (Nzl) 11/3, 11/5, 11/9
Fred Reid (Can)
Paul Coll 11-8, 11-6, 9-11,
12-10 Charles Sharpes
Joe Chapman (Ivb)
11/5, 11/5, 11/5  Charles Sharpes (Eng)
 Dan Sharpe (Can) 11/9, 6/11, 11/2, 11/4
Nathan Lake (Eng)
Dan Sharpe 8-11, 9-11, 11-6,
11-8, 11-5 Arthur Gaskin
Arthur Gaskin 12-10, 11-7, 11-3 Martin Knight
Arthur Gaskin (Irl) 11/0, 11/3, 11/2
Mike Lewis (Usa)
Johan Bouquet (Fra)
11/3, 11/9, 13/11 Syed Bukhari (Pak)
Syed Bukhari 9-11, 11-7, 11-6,
11-3 Martin Knight
Thomas Brinkman (Can)
11/8, 11/6, 11/8  Martin Knight (Nzl)
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 ilex construction Charlottesville
Challenger, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Time Lucky For Knight In Charlottesville
After reaching his third PSA World Tour final
this month, New Zealand's Martin Knight finally celebrated a
first win when he beat England's Charles Sharpes in the final
of the ilex construction Charlottesville Challenger, the
inaugural PSA Challenger 10 squash event at McArthur
Squash Center in Charlottesville in the US state of
The No2 seed from Auckland dropped only one game
en-route to the final - and immediately had to play catch-up as
third seed Sharpes took the opener.
Knight, who arrived in Charlottesville after
finishing as runner-up in PSA Tour events in New Zealand and Brazil
earlier in the month, won the next two games to take the lead - but
21-year-old Sharpes fought back to force a decider.
It took 98 minutes for the title to be decided -
29-year-old Knight emerging the 10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 victor
to claim the fourth Tour title of his career.
"Get in!!! Just won the Charlottesville Open," the
jubilant Knight told his friends on Facebook. "My third final in 3
weeks, it was great to convert this time around!!"
Sharpes To Share Charlottesville Final
England's Charles Sharpes and New Zealander
Martin Knight will contest the final of the ilex construction
Charlottesville Challenger after surviving contrasting
semi-finals in the inaugural PSA World Tour Challenger 10
squash event at McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville
in the US state of Virginia.
Third seed Sharpes faced Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi,
the unseeded Qatari teenager who upset US favourite Julian
Illingworth in the first round.
The 18-year-old from Doha took the opening two games
before the London-born 21-year-old Sharpes asserted his authority on
the encounter to take the next three to secure a 7-11, 7-11, 11-5,
11-3, 11-8 victory.
The win moves Sharpes into his second PSA Tour final
of the year and the seventh of his career.
Second seed Knight, the New Zealand champion from
Auckland, also faced an unseeded opponent. Ireland's Arthur
Gaskin earned his surprise place in the last four after
upsetting fourth-seeded Canadian Dane Sharp in the previous
But the 29-year-old Kiwi, ranked 53 in the world, was
too strong for the Irishman, winning 12-10, 11-7, 11-3 to claim his
third successive Tour final appearance this month - and the 11th of
Survives Charlottesville Challenge
Irishman Arthur Gaskin grabbed an unexpected
place in the semi-finals of the ilex construction Charlottesville
Challenger after upsetting fourth seed Dane Sharp in the
inaugural PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at
McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville in the US state
The unseeded 28-year-old from Dublin came from two
games down to beat Sharp, ranked 12 places higher in the world,
8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5.
Gaskin now faces Martin Knight, the No2 seed
from New Zealand who ended Pakistani Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah
Bokhari's run, beating the 17-year-old 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3.
Qatari teenager Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi
continued his mighty run by beating South Africa's Clinton Leeuw
11-7, 11-9, 2-11, 11-9.
The 18-year-old from Doha, who produced a major first
round shock when he ousted top seed Julian Illingworth, now
takes on third seed Charles Sharpes after the Englishman
defeated Kiwi Paul Coll 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10.
Teen Al Tamimi Takes Out Top Seed
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi, an
18-year-old from Doha playing his first PSA World Tour event
since becoming the first ever Qatari to reach the semi-finals of the
World Junior Squash Championships in July, made a massive
statement in senior circles when he toppled top seed Julian
Illingworth in the opening round of the ilex construction
Charlottesville Challenger, the inaugural PSA Challenger 10
event at McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville in
the US state of Virginia.
The new professional world circuit event is commemorating the
opening of the new McArthur Squash Center at Boar's Head Sports
Club - a $12.4 million facility which boasts nine singles
courts, two doubles courts and 'state-of-the-art features that
cannot be found anywhere else', according to one of the consultants
on the project.
Al Tamimi, ranked outside the world top 100, twice overcame leads
by world No35 Illingworth before beating the eight-time US National
champion 11-6, 11-13, 12-10, 3-11, 11-8 in his best ever win on the
The Qatar teenager now faces Clinton Leeuw, an unseeded
South African who beat Frenchman Geoffrey Demont 11-8, 14-12,
There was further unexpected success from a teenager when
17-year-old Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari, a last-minute
entry to the event after the withdrawal of one of the seeds, stunned
France's Johan Bouquet 11-3, 11-9, 13-11.
The Pakistani youngster from Lahore now tests himself against
second seed Martin Knight, the New Zealander ranked 53 in the
world who beat Canadian Thomas Brinkman 11-8, 11-6, 11-8.