Peter Creed (Wal)
11/8, 11/6, 11/5 (21m) Graeme Schnell (Can)
Graeme Schnell 6-11, 11-7, 11-9,
11-8 (49m) Karim Ali Fathi
[Q] Andrew Schnell (Can)
10/12, 11/9, 11/9, 11/8 (71m)  Karim Ali Fathi (Egy)
Marwan Makes It Three In Edmonton
Two-time world junior champion Marwan Elshorbagy collected the
third PSA World Tour title of his career at the ReidBuilt
Homes Edmonton Open in Canada when he beat Karim Ali Fathi in
the all-Egyptian final of the PSA Challenger 15 squash event at
the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton.
won my third PSA title here in Edmonton, very happy with the way I
played the whole week!" tweeted the 20-year-old from Alexandria after
his 11-5, 13-11, 8-11, 11-5 victory in 69 minutes. "Now waiting for my
flight to Hong Kong."
players prevailed in four-game semi-finals - top seed Elshorbagy needing
57 minutes to overcome third-seeded New Zealander Martin Knight
and second seed Ali Fathi, also 20, from Cairo, ending unseeded
Pakistani Farhan Zaman's run.
Farhan Makes Second Surprise Edmonton Semi
Pakistan's unseeded Farhan Zaman prevailed in the quarter-finals
of the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open to secure a surprise
semi-final berth in the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event
at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton, Canada, for the
second year in a row.
won the Edmonton crowd over last year at the ReidBuilt Homes tournament
with his electrifying style of play," said event spokesman Alvin
20-year-old from Peshawar followed his breakthrough first round win over
Mexico's No.4 seed Alfredo Avila by overcoming Spanish qualifier
Carlos Cornes Ribadas 11-3, 12-10, 11-6 in 39 minutes.
64 in the world, Zaman now faces No.2 seed Karim Ali Fathi for a
place in the final of the Tour event in its sixth successive year at the
Royal Glenora Club.
Egyptian Ali Fathi, ranked 23 places higher, ended home interest in the
championship when he beat Canadian wild card Graeme Schnell 6-11,
11-7, 11-9, 11-8 in 49 minutes.
other semi will the match predicted by the draw, between Egypt's top
seed Marwan Elshorbagy and third-seeded New Zealander Martin
No.32 Elshorbagy defeated England's Declan James 11-3, 11-6, 11-1
while Knight had to fight back from a game down to conquer Australian
qualifier Scott Arnold 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9.
Zaman Zaps Avila In Edmonton Upset
Unseeded Pakistani Farhan Zaman claimed an unexpected place in
the quarter-finals of the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open when he
upset No.4 seed Alfredo Avila in the opening round of the PSA
World Tour Challenger 15 squash event in its sixth successive year
at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton in the Canadian
province of Alberta.
20-year-old from Peshawar took just 26 minutes to crush World No.56
Avila 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 to earn a clash with Spaniard Carlos Cornes
qualifier from Santiago de Compostela also upset a Mexican, ousting
World No.78 Arturo Salazar 5-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-7.
Ribadas will be joined in the last eight round by fellow qualifier
Scott Arnold after the Australian despatched Canadian 'lucky loser'
Fred Reid 11-5, 11-9, 11-9.
there will be Canadian interest in the next round when Calgary's
Graeme Schnell takes on Egypt's No.2 seed Karim Ali Fathi.
Schnell defeated higher-ranked Welshman Peter Creed 11-8, 11-6,
11-5. But the 25-year-old wild card's hope to meet his younger brother
Andrew Schnell for a place in the semi-finals were dashed when
20-year-old Ali Fathi beat 22-year-old Schnell junior, a qualifier,
10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 in 71 minutes.