INDIVIDUAL EVENT

INDIVIDUAL EVENT

13th Men's World Junior TEAM Squash Championships
23-28 August 2004, Islamabad, Pakistan


Victorious Pakistan team with Jahangir Khan

Sat 28th:
Final:
 
Pakistan  2-1  Egypt
Khalid Atlas Khan lt Ramy Ashour      6/9, 6/9, 9/2, 7/9
Yasir Butt bt Omar Abu Zaid              9/4, 3/9, 9/4, 9/1
Farhan Mehboob bt Mahmoud Adel    9/2, 9/4, 9/0

AND SO TO THE FINAL
George Mieras reports

So to the final. Ramy Ashour versus Khalid Atlas Khan to start, at number one. Khalid, who has not really played too well this past two weeks, put on a much better performance this time. But again the Egyptian wizard showed his ability to come back - from 1-6 in the first to 9-6, then 2-6 in the second, though not so smoothly, to 9/6. It started out hard hitting but gradually Ramy got the pace where he wanted and we were treated to some amazing displays  of taking the ball early from both players. Khalid was particularly successful in dealing with Ramy's lobs and this got him the third, but to no avail, the Champion triumphed in four. Egypt one up.

Yasir Butt versus Omar Abu Zid followed, and this was pretty straightforward for Pakistan. Perhaps as a result of having been unwell Omar clearly ran out of steam as the game progressed and though he earned full marks for fighting the result was never really in doubt - one all.

So to the climax - Mohammed Adel versus Farhan Mehboob. Pakistan's wee left hander was inspired and shot through the first game making his opponent look so cumbersome. 6-0 quickly became 9-2. Game two saw some great play from the Pakistani as he opened a 5-0 lead and though Adel stuck in then it was converted, 9-4. A frantically cheering crowd of both adults and kids were going berserk and their hero did not let them down, sealing it quickly against a despondent Egyptian 9-0.

CELEBRATIONS ...
AND REWARDS

What celebrations! Then President Musharaff arrived to give away the prizes in an impressive ceremony. He also increased the PSF President's 2 million rupees to the team to 5 million and offered any Pakistani world champion a personal 1 million!!! He spoke very strongly in support of sport and of course squash in particular as a social player himself.

So Pakistan retain the trophy, Egypt have to settle for second and England got the bronze medals. Reece Williams of New Zealand won the fair play award for the tournament.


Fri 27th:
Semi-Finals:
George Mieras reports

Egypt 3-0 England
Ramy Ashour bt Chris Simpson  9/3, 9/2, 9/6
Ahmed Swaify bt Tom Richards  0/9, 9/0, 7/9, 9/7, 9/3
Mahmoud Adel bt James Wright 5/9, 9/5, 10/8

Pakistan 3-0 Kuwait
Khalid Atlas Khan bt Abdullah Al-Mezayin  9/4, 9/1, 9/5
Yasir Butt bt Suliman Al-Khamees  9/1, 9/0, 9/2 
Farhan Mehboob bt Salem F Mohammed  9/7, 9/0


HOSTS CRUISE INTO FINAL
Hosts Pakistan, the defending champions, cruised past the slightly unexpected semi-finalists Kuwait and into the final this afternoon in the Mushaf Cenre, watched by an enthusiastic home crowd.

At number one Abdullah Al-Mezayin hung in very well against Khalid Atlas Khan, the first game taking just over 18 minutes. But the PSA player showed the benefits of all his experience against his younger and less experienced opponent, picking up pretty well everything and eventually forcing loose returns which allowed him to then finish the rallies. In the second and third games the Kuwaiti was forced to play the ball looser and looser, with inevitable consequences. The pace was controlled by Khalid throughout - very high - and it was soon 3/0 and one up for Pakistan.

At number three individual finalist Yasir Butt simply overwhelmed young Suliman Al-Khamees, who has been playing so well. Aware of his opponent's front court skills Yasir took possession of the T somewhat akin to a 2 legged squash ball hitting machine programmed in the first to play every single shot to the back, his opponent restricted to going from side to side behind the service boxes until unable to reach any more. It may not have been pretty but it was impressive, ruthless and very effective. Come the next two games Yasir threw in some shots, now confusing Suliman, who was completely thrown off his normal game, and it only took minutes for both games to go to the Pakistani and see the home team through.

EGYPT DENY ENGLAND
In the second semi-final Chris Simpson of England played as well as I for one have ever seen him play and kept Ramy Ashour on court for some 45 minutes. Indeed, Ramy, not on top form, showed a slightly disappointing side to his play by hustling his opponent and the referee, something a player of his calibre really does not need to do. It was an inevitable 3-0, however.

Egypt then had to field Ahmed El-Swaify in place of unwell regular number three and he and the management must have got a real fright when Tom Richards came out all guns blazing and swept through the first 9-0! The lanky Egyptian was clearly 'encouraged' during the interval and responded by levelling, also 9-0! We then settled into a match, very well contested indeed. Richards worked so very, very hard, trying to expose the Egyptian's slowness especially when drawn in short, but always facing the problem of the massive reach of his opponent and a lethal forehand drive if allowed to play it. Tom deservedly got the 3rd and led 6-3 in the 4th before Ahmed hauled it back. In the 5th that little bit more senior experience was the difference and a much relieved Egyptian took his side through.

But these English lads can feel really proud of themselves for this effort and performance.

So the expected final is on!


Thu 26th:
Quarter-Finals:
George Mieras reports

HOSTS CHEERED THROUGH
First of the main quarter-finals was Pakistan v Canada, played early to allow a large contingent of school pupils to come and watch. Hence the surprised Canadians found themselves getting steamrollered in front of a wildly cheering crowd of school-uniformed kids!!

It was over fairly quickly and painlessly, 3-0!

EGYPT EASE INTO SEMIS
No 2 Seeds Egypt did not hang around long either, against New Zealand. Campbell Grayson did not really look as though the experience of playing Ramy Ashour was one to be treasured and fairly quickly succumbed to the skills of the Champion, and the giant El Swaify completed the win by defeating Michael Bill.

SAURAV CAN'T SAVE INDIA
England as expected lost at no 1 to India's Saurav Ghosal, 0-3. They then fielded their number 4 player Joel Hinds against the talented but so lackadaisical Sandeep Jangra, and the workmanlike Joel soon evened the match. So it was a decider and the strength and consistency of James Wright triumphed over the flair of Vikas Jangra - but what a pleasure to watch in the latter a player who actually makes the serve count as a pressure shot instead of the opening shot to a rally.

So England moved into the semis 2-1.

KUWAIT GATECRASH SEMIS
The final top match was Germany against Kuwait, a much fancied team of young players (all eligible again in 2 years) showing the benefits of national coach Amir Wagih. This was a very tough match. Simon Rosner at 1 was expected to win for Germany, but the almost two weeks here are taking their toll and he just did not have enough left in the tank against the fast and deceptive little left-hander, Abdullah Al-Mezayin. Being constantly drawn to the front left the German ragged by the end and he succumbed 1-3.

German no 3 Matthias Maierhofer then played the Kuwait no 4 Suliman Al-Khamees. This was a marathon, well contested, but frankly tedious at points with endless mono-pace back wall rallies. Matthias should have won the first but just lost it 9-10, which was critical. He did not like the referee insisting that he played the ball in situations where he must have been used to getting some strokes, but key to it all was his refusal to count the volley as anything other than a defensive shot to be played only if circumstances were absolutely desperate.

This was his downfall in a very long 4 game encounter which saw the much younger and less experienced player just scrape through to upset the seedings.

So Friday's semi-finals will see Pakistan take on the surprise package Kuwait, who had never previously reached even the quarter-finals, with Egypt and England meeting head on to contest a place in the final.


Wed 25th:
Down to the last eight
George Mieras on Teams Day Three

Today sorted out the teams that go forward into the quarters for places 1-8 with the losers going to the 9-12 playoffs, plus matches in the 13-19 and 20-22 sections.

Canada had a great start against Mexico where Robin Clark saw off Erick Tepos, who has had such a great run, 3-0. Canada had to field no 4 Keith Pritchard next as a result of thier no 3 being sick but he was up to the task and took his side through 3-1.

By then New Zealand had easily seen off Wales 3-0, Singapore won 3-0 against first time in the event Iran and Kuwait found spirited resistance from Malaysia but reached 2-0.

The real crunch match was Australia v India, affected by illness and sheer exhaustion after a very hard week.

As expected Saurav Ghosal won easily at no 1 but there was a real battle at 3. It could probably best be described as a 'robust' match with much shouting from all personnel both sides and the referee in a very hot seat indeed, fortunately well up to the task. Andrew Budd is a street fighter, uncompromising, but lacked the skills and thoughtfulness of Sandeep Jangra. He levelled at 1-1 and the crucial was the third, very hard fought. When Sandeep won it 9-7 in reality it was over as Andrew's head was not as cool in the situation, some unforced errors helped the Indian and though he seemed ill at easy and doubting if he could win he did have enough fighting qualities and shots to take his much relieved side through.


Tue 24th:
Pools completed

George Mieras on Teams Day Two
All has progressed in day 2 of the pool stage today - the only near upset came in an absolute marathon between Germany and Australia which went right to the wire before the German 2 won in the fifth. Otherwise the pools are nearing completion, generally along expected lines, and the stage 2 draw has now been made.

All are going to play at 10am local time Wednesday allowing free time for shopping and sightseeing trips - or rest - later in the day. Then it is onto quarters Thursday, semis Friday and finals Saturday.


Mon 23rd:
Boston Tea Party?!
George Mieras on Teams Day One

These Yanks - can't take them anywhere.

Chris Gordon of the USA decided to follow the Egyptian 'spoil the party' example today in round one of team event by upsetting England's Chris Simpson in a very arduous one and a half hour tussle, a great result for the rapidly improving American. Fortunately for England the number 2 and 3 strings for USA are far less able and England managed to wrap the match up quite quickly.

Elsewhere the early matches produced a much longer than anticipated stay on court for Australia against a very spirited Scottish side, and Mexico upset the seedings against Netherlands in an absolute marathon - the number ones took 1hour 20m and Mexico won, Netherlands evened after over another hour but in the decider the Dutch boy clearly tired and went down 1-3 to give Mexico the tie.

New Zealand had no problem with Singapore, intimidating them at the start with a bare-chested Haka ... Kuwait beat Zimbabwe, India's Saurav Ghosal looked very lacklustre against Ireland's Orwill but won to set his side on the road to victory.

The pool stages end Tuesday night and we move into stage two on Wednesday, finishing Saturday.

 


Official site
from Islamabad

FULL TEAM RESULTS

Sat 28th:
FINALS DAY

Early report from
George Mieras ...


BRONZE FOR ENGLAND
From the sublime to the ridiculous? Chris Simpson, the England no 1 who had played so very well in the semi-final against Ramy Ashour, simply could not get anything at all going today against the Kuwait no one (who was rested yesterday), Ali-Mezayin. It was all over 3-0 to Kuwait to the considerable concern of coach David Campion and the England camp.

But Joel Hinds was far too strong for Salem Mohammed and it was then down to James Wright v Ali Al-Ramzi. This was a marathon of very long rallies. James was the more patient and indeed the fitter and played very steadily and well to bring the bronze medals to his side.

FIFTH FOR INDIA
India, a splendid 4th last time, were desperate to get 5th this time. The opening match was over one and a half hours, played at an incredible pace, and eventually saw Sauruv Ghosal, having saved match points in the 5th, win 10-8 over Simon Rosner of Germany. Sandeep Jangra then won 3-1, with the Germans being a little demoralised now, everything really seeming to have gone against them in several close matches.

KIWIS SEVENTH
New Zealand v Canada saw Robin Clark end a pretty poor week for him with a sound defeat from Campbell Grayson. Keith Pritchard though quickly levelled for Canada and all hinged on Whairoa Mocke v Michael Auer. This was a thriller as well with the Kiwi eventually getting there in 4.

AUSSIES ON TOP
Australia saw off Mexico 2-0 in a more straightforward encounter.

That just left from the morning matches Wales v Malaysia where Malaysia won 3-1 at no 1. Then followed a gripping encounter which would have had Robbo lose any hair were that to be possible! Rob Wilkins and Elvin Keo battled it out for 4 games, then Elvin got to 8-0 and ? Yes, a recovery from 0-8 (bless the international scoring system!) , match balls saved and 10-8 win. So Peter Creed gets another decider to play after all - currently still going .
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY FOUR RESULTS:

Quarter-Finals:
Pakistan 3-0 Canada
Kuwait 3-0 Germany
England 2-1 India
Egypt 3-0 New Zealand

13-22 Quarters:
Switzerland 3-0 Ireland
USA 2-1 Singapore
Netherlands 3-0 Zimbabwe
Hong Kong 3-0 Scotland
 

 


Schoolkids enjoy the action

 

DAY THREE RESULTS:

Positions 1-12:

Canada bt Mexico  3-0
New Zealand bt Wales 3-0
Kuwait bt Malaysia
 India bt Australia

 



Iran and England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POOL Results:

Pool A:
Wales
3-0 Switzerland
Pakistan 3-0 Switzerland
Pakistan 3-0 Wales

Pool B:
Egypt
3-0 Netherlands
Mexico
3-0 Kenya
Mexico 2-1 Netherlands
Egypt 3-0 Kenya
Netherlands 3-0 Kenya
Egypt 3-0 Mexico

Pool C:
England
3-0 Iran
Malaysia
2-1 USA
Malaysia 3-0 Iran
England 2-1 USA
USA 3-0 Iran
England 3-0 Malaysia

Pool D:
Germany
2-1 Australia
Australia 3-0 Scotland
Germany 2-1 Scotland

Pool E:
India
3-0 New Zealand
Singapore 3-0 Ireland
India 2-1 Singapore
New Zealand 3-0 Ireland
New Zealand 3-0 Singapore
India 3-0 Ireland

Pool F:
Kuwait
3-0 Hong Kong
Canada
3-0 Zimbabwe
Kuwait 3-0 Canada
Hong Kong 3-0 Zimbabwe
Kuwait 3-0 Zimbabwe
Canada 2-1 Hong Kong

FULL TEAM RESULTS

        
Full Team Results:

3rd place play-off:
[3] ENGLAND bt [6] KUWAIT 2-1 (Chris Simpson lost to Abdul Khalid Mazayin 6-9, 1-9, 0-9; Joel Hinds bt Salem Faiz Mohammed 9-2, 9-5, 9-5; James Wright bt Ali B Al-Ramzi 9-2, 9-2, 9-2)

5th place play-off:
[5] INDIA bt [4] GERMANY 2-0 (Saurav Ghosal bt Simon Rosner 9-2, 6-9, 4-9, 9-6, 10-8; Sandeep Jangra bt Pascal Tayaz 9-1, 5-9, 9-5, 9-2)

7th place play-off:
[8] NEW ZEALAND bt [7] CANADA 2-1 (Campbell Grayson bt Robin Clarke 9-0, 9-1, 9-4; Michael Bill lost to Keith Pritchard 2-9, 4-9, 3-9; Whaiora Moeke bt Michael Auer 8-10, 9-0, 9-7, 5-9, 9-3)

9th place play-off:

[10] MALAYSIA bt [12] WALES 2-1 (Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan bt Lewys Hurst 9-4, 2-9, 6-9, 9-2, 9-2; Elvinn Keo lost to Rob Wilkins 9-2, 6-9, 6-9, 9-7, 8-10; Muhammad Azfar Azan bt Peter Creed 9-6, 9-1, 7-9, 9-0)

11th place play-off:
[9] AUSTRALIA bt [13/18] MEXICO 2-0 (Matthew Karwalski bt Erick Tepos 10-8, 9-7, 4-9, 9-7; Andrew Budd bt Edmundo Garcia 4-9, 9-1, 9-1, 9-1)

13th place play-off:
[13/18] HONG KONG bt [13/18] USA 2-1 (Dick Lau lost to Christopher Gordon 0-9, 7-9, 3-9; Ho Fai Chui bt Suleyman Saleem 9-0, 9-1, 9-1; Anson Kwong bt Garnett Booth 9-4, 9-3, 9-3)

15th place play-off:
[13/18] SWITZERLAND bt [11] NETHERLANDS 2-0 (Kevin Brechbuhl bt Martijn Kock 7-9, 9-3, 0-9, 9-6, 9-2; Benjamin Fischer bt Marc Te Witt 9-1, 9-2, 9-6)

17th place play-off:
[13/18] SCOTLAND bt [19/22] SINGAPORE w/o

19th place play-off:
[13/18] IRELAND bt [19/22] ZIMBABWE 2-1 (Samuel Olwill lost to Craig Heath 9-4, 8-10, 5-9, 0-9; Brian Healy bt Mark Assaraf 4-9, 9-0, 9-2, 9-5; Niall Caheny bt Casper Coetzee 9-2, 9-5, 5-9, 10-8)

21st place play-off:
[19/22] IRAN bt [19/22] KENYA 2-1 (Masud Ekhlas lost to Amar Shah 4-9, 1-9, 2-9; Babak Shahabi bt Poojan Dodhia 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Mohammad Jafari bt Ronak Shah 9-2, 9-1, 9-4)

Semi-Finals:
Egypt 3-0 England
Ramy Ashour bt Chris Simpson  9/3, 9/2, 9/6; Ahmed Swaify bt Tom Richards  0/9, 9/0, 7/9, 9/7, 9/3;  Mahmoud Adel bt James Wright 5/9, 9/5, 10/8

Pakistan 3-0 Kuwait
Khalid Atlas Khan bt Abdullah Al-Mezayin  9/4, 9/1, 9/5; Yasir Butt bt Suliman Al-Khamees  9/1, 9/0, 9/2; Farhan Mehboob bt Salem F Mohammed  9/7, 9/0

Quarter-Finals:
Pakistan beat Canada (3 0)   Khalid Atlas beat Robin Clarke 9/0, 9/5, 9/5 (33) ; Yasir Butt beat Daniel Sibley 9/3, 9/1, 9/1 (28); Farhan Mehboob beat Michael Auer 9/0, 9/3 (11)
Egypt beat New Zealand (3 0)   Ramy Ashour beat Campbell Grayson 9/0, 9/1, 9/5 (31) ; Mahmoud Adel beat Whairoa Moeke 9/4, 9/0 (17) ; Ahmed Al Swaify beat Michael Bill 9/0, 9/5, 9/3 (31)

England beat India (2 1) 
Joel Hinds beat Sandeep Jangra 9/2, 9/0, 9/5 (31) ; James Wright beat Vikas Jangra 9/3, 9/4, 9/0 (34); Chris Simpson lost Saurav Ghosal 2/9, 3/9, 4/9 (28)

Kuwait beat Germany (3 0)  Abdullah Mezayin beat Simon Rosner 5/9, 9/1, 9/6, 9/5 (62) ; Sulaiman Khamees beat Matthias Maierhofer 10/9, 9/3, 6/9, 9/6 (83) ; Ali B Al Ramzi beat Jens Schoor 9/10, 9/6, 9/7 (59)

Last sixteen round:
[7] CANADA bt [13/18] MEXICO 2-1 (Robin Clarke bt Erick Tepos 9-5, 9-2, 9-4; Keith Pritchard bt Jesus Pena 7-9, 9-5, 10-8, 9-3; Michael Auer lost to Cesar Salazar 6-9, 2-9)

[6] KUWAIT bt [10] MALAYSIA 3-0 (Abdul Khalid Mazayin bt Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan 9-3, 9-4, 9-6; Sulaiman Al Khamees bt Elvinn Keo 9-7, 9-0, 9-7; Ali B Al-Ramzi bt Muhammad Azfar Azan 9-0, 9-6)

[5] INDIA bt [9] AUSTRALIA 3-0 (Saurav Ghosal bt Matthew Karwalski 9-1, 9-2, 9-1; Sandeep Jangra bt Andrew Budd 9-2, 6-9, 9-7, 9-7; Vikas Jangra bt Steven Robinson 9-5, 9-8)
[8] NEW ZEALAND bt [12] WALES 3-0 (Campbell Grayson bt Lewys Hurst 9-7, 9-3, 9-1; Reece Williams bt Rob Wilkins 9-7, 9-2, 9-1; Whaiora Moeke bt Peter Creed 9-4, 9-4)

13th - 22nd place play-offs:
[13/18] IRELAND bt [19/22] KENYA 3-0 (Samuel Olwill bt Amar Shah 9-6, 9-3, 9-0; Brian Healy bt Chiraag Shah 9-0, 9-1, 9-2; Niall Caheny bt Ronak Shah 9-1, 9-2)

[19/22] SINGAPORE bt [19/22] IRAN 3-0 (Vivian Rhamanan bt Mohammad Jahri 9-2, 9-4, 9-0; Richard Hill bt Babak Shahabi 9-1, 9-3, 9-1; Kenneth Chan bt Mohammad Jafari 9-1, 9-7)

 


2nd qualifying rounds - Pool A:
[12] WALES bt [13/18] SWITZERLAND 3-0 (Lewys Hurst bt Kevin Brechbuhl 9-0, 9-6, 3-9, 10-8; Rob Wilkins bt Cyrill Ortuer 9-6, 5-9, 9-6, 9-4; Peter Creed bt Nicolas Muller 9-2, 9-1, 9-4)
Final positions: 1 Pakistan, 2 Wales, 3 Switzerland

Pool B:
[13/18] MEXICO bt [19/22] KENYA 3-0 (Cesar Salazar bt Amar Shah 9-0, 9-2, 9-2; Edmundo Garcia bt Poojan Dodhia 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Jesus Pena bt Chiraag Shah 9-2, 9-3, 9-1)
[2] EGYPT bt [11] NETHERLANDS 3-0 (Mahmoud Adel bt Sebastiaan Weenink 9-4, 10-8, 9-0; Ahmed El Swaify bt Bastiaan Meulenbelt 9-7, 9-0, 9-1; Omar Abu Zid bt Martijn Kock 9-6, 1-9, 9-0, 9-2)
Final positions: 1 Egypt, 2 Mexico, 3 Netherlands, 4 Kenya

Pool C:
[10] MALAYSIA bt [13/18] USA 2-1 (Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan lost to Christopher Gordon 7-9, 8-10, 3-9; Elvinn Keo bt Joseph Raho 9-7, 9-4, 9-1; Muhammad Azfar Azan bt Garnett Booth 4-9, 9-3, 9-2, 8-10, 9-0)
[3] ENGLAND bt [19/22] IRAN 3-0 (James Wright bt Masud Ekhlas 9-0, 9-4, 9-1; Joel Hinds bt Mohammad Jafari 9-0, 9-1, 9-2; Tom Richards bt Mohammad Jahri 9-1, 9-1, 9-2)
Final positions: 1 England, 2 Malaysia, 3 USA, 4 Iran

Pool D:
[4] GERMANY bt [9] AUSTRALIA 2-1 (Simon Rosner bt Matthew Karwalski 9-1, 9-7, 6-9, 9-5; Matthias Maierhofer lost to Steven Robinson 9-6, 5-9, 3-9, 9-7, 6-9; Jens Schoor bt Ryan Cuskelly 9-0, 7-9, 9-0, 8-10, 9-5)
Final positions: 1 Germany, 2 Australia, 3 Scotland

Pool E:
[19/22] SINGAPORE bt [13/18] IRELAND 3-0 (Vivian Rhamanan bt Samuel Olwill 9-3, 10-9, 9-2; Richard Hill bt Fearghal Field 9-4, 9-1, 9-6; Kenneth Chan bt Niall Caheny 6-9, 9-7, 9-1, 5-9, 9-1)
[5] INDIA bt [8] NEW ZEALAND 3-0 (Saurav Ghosal bt Campbell Grayson 9-2, 10-9, 9-2; Sandeep Jangra bt Michael Bill 9-3, 9-4, 9-3; Vikas Jangra bt Whaiora Moeke 9-3, 9-0, 9-7)
[8] NEW ZEALAND bt [13/18] IRELAND 3-0 (Campbell Grayson bt Samuel Olwill 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Reece Williams bt Brian Healy 9-4, 9-6, 10-8; Whaiora Moeke bt Niall Caheny 9-0, 9-0, 9-1)
[5] INDIA bt [19/22] SINGAPORE 2-1 (Saurav Ghosal bt Kenneth Chan 9-3, 9-3, 9-4; Harinder Pal Singh bt Marcus Phua 9-0, 9-1, 9-7; Sandeep Jangra lost to Richard Hill 1-9, 7-9, 9-7, 5-9)
Final positions: 1 India, 2 New Zealand, 3 Singapore, 4 Ireland

Pool F:
[6] KUWAIT bt [13/18] HONG KONG 3-0 (Abdul Khalid Mazayin bt Dick Lau 9-4, 10-8, 7-9, 2-9, 9-1; Sulaiman Al Khamees bt Raymond Chui 9-5, 9-4, 9-6; Ali B Al-Ramzi bt Anson Kwong 9-0, 9-1, 9-7)
[7] CANADA bt [19/22] ZIMBABWE 3-0 (Robin Clarke bt Craig Heath 9-2, 9-3, 9-0; Daniel Sibley bt Mark Assaraf 9-2, 9-0, 9-5; Michael Auer bt Casper Coetzee 9-5, 9-5, 9-6)
[13/18] HONG KONG bt [19/22] ZIMBABWE 3-0 (Dick Lau bt Craig Heath 9-0, 9-0, 9-1; Ho Fai Chui bt Deepesh Patel 9-1, 9-3, 9-4; Anson Kwong bt Casper Coetzee 9-6, 9-6, 9-1)
[6] KUWAIT bt [7] CANADA 3-0 (Abdul Khalid Mazayin bt Robin Clarke 9-7, 9-5, 9-3; Salem F Mohammed bt Daniel Sibley 9-5, 9-2, 9-2; Ali B Al-Ramzi bt Michael Auer 9-1, 9-0, 9-3)
Final positions: 1 Kuwait, 2 Canada, 3 Hong Kong, 4 Zimbabwe

1st qualifying rounds - Pool A:
[1] PAKISTAN bt [13/18] SWITZERLAND 3-0 (Khalid Atlas Khan bt Kevin Brechbuhl 9-0, 9-3, 9-3; Yasir Butt bt Cyrill Ortuer 9-1, 9-2, 9-1; Farhan Mehboob bt Benjamin Fischer 9-4, 9-0, 9-2)
[1] PAKISTAN bt [12] WALES 3-0 (Khalid Atlas Khan bt Lewys Hurst 0-9, 9-1, 9-0, 9-1; Yasir Butt bt Ben Hardwidge 9-6, 9-1, 9-3; Farhan Mehboob bt Peter Creed 9-2, 9-1, 9-3)

Pool B:
[2] EGYPT bt [19/22] KENYA 3-0 (Mahmoud Adel bt Amar Shah 9-4, 9-2, 9-4; Ahmed El Swaify bt Chiraag Shah 9-0, 9-0, 9-1; Omar Abu Zid bt Ronak Shah 9-0, 9-0, 9-1)
[13/18] MEXICO bt [11] NETHERLANDS 2-1 (Erick Tepos bt Sebastiaan Weenink 10-9, 4-9, 7-9, 9-1, 9-7; Jesus Pena lost to Bastiaan Meulenbelt 7-9, 0-9, 9-5, 8-9; Cesar Salazar bt Martijn Kock 1-9, 9-2, 9-0, 9-2)
[11] NETHERLANDS bt [19/22] KENYA 3-0 (Martijn Kock bt Amar Shah 9-5, 9-2, 9-1; Marc Te Witt bt Poojan Dodhia 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Bastiaan Meulenbelt bt Ronak Shah 9-2, 9-3, 9-7)
[2] EGYPT bt [13/18] MEXICO 3-0 (Mahmoud Adel bt Erick Tepos 9-4, 7-9, 9-4, 6-9, 9-6; Ahmed El Swaify bt Edmundo Garcia 9-2, 9-1, 9-0; Omar Abu Zid bt Jesus Pena 9-3, 9-0, 9-0)

Pool C:
[3] ENGLAND bt [13/18] USA 2-1 (Chris Simpson lost to Christopher Gordon 9-3, 4-9, 6-9, 5-9;
Tom Richards bt Suleyman Saleem 9-2, 9-0, 9-0; James Wright bt Joseph Raho 9-0, 9-0, 9-2)
[10] MALAYSIA bt [19/22] IRAN 3-0 (Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan bt Masud Ekhlas 9-0, 9-2, 9-3; Elvinn Keo bt Mohammad Jafari 9-2, 9-2, 9-4; Muhammad Azfar Azan bt Mohammad Jahri 9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
[13/18] USA bt [19/22] IRAN 3-0 (Christopher Gordon bt Mohammad Jahri 9-0, 9-4, 9-1; Joseph Raho bt Babak Shahabi 9-2, 9-0, 9-0; Garnett Booth bt Mohammad Jafari 9-1, 9-0, 9-2)
[3] ENGLAND bt [10] MALAYSIA 3-0 (James Wright bt Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan 9-3, 9-2, 9-3; Joel Hinds bt Elvinn Keo 9-1, 9-2, 9-0; Tom Richards bt Muhammad Azfar Azan 9-4, 9-1, 9-1)

Pool D:
[9] AUSTRALIA bt [13/18] SCOTLAND 3-0 (Matthew Karwalski bt Alan Clyne 2-9, 3-9, 10-9, 9-2, 9-6; Steven Robinson bt Jamie Macaulay 9-3, 9-3, 4-9, 9-6; Ryan Cuskelly bt Graham Melvin 9-7, 2-9, 10-8, 10-8)
[4] GERMANY bt [13/18] SCOTLAND 2-1 (Simon Rosner bt Alan Clyne 9-6, 9-2, 9-3; Matthias Maierhofer lost to Jamie Macaulay 9-5, 6-9, 1-9, 9-2, 5-9; Jens Schoor bt Graham Melvin 9-0, 9-3, 10-8)

Pool E:
[5] INDIA bt [13/18] IRELAND 3-0 (Saurav Ghosal bt Samuel Olwill 9-7, 9-2, 9-0; Sandeep Jangra bt Brian Healy 9-3, 9-0, 9-3; Vikas Jangra bt Niall Caheny 9-5, 9-6, 9-2)
[8] NEW ZEALAND bt [19/22] SINGAPORE 3-0 (Campbell Grayson bt Vivian Rhamanan 9-2, 9-1, 9-0; Michael Bill bt Richard Hill 9-0, 9-1, 10-8; Whaiora Moeke bt Kenneth Chan 9-2, 9-1, 9-0)

Pool F:
[6] KUWAIT bt [19/22] ZIMBABWE 3-0 (Abdul Khalid Mazayin bt Craig Heath 9-0, 9-0, 9-5; Salem F Mohammed bt Deepesh Patel 9-1, 9-6, 9-0; Ali B Al-Ramzi bt Casper Coetzee 9-1, 9-1, 9-1)
[7] CANADA bt [13/18] HONG KONG 2-1 (Robin Clarke lost to Dick Lau 6-9, 1-9, 1-9; Keith Pritchard bt Raymond Chui 9-0, 9-3, 8-10, 9-4; Michael Auer bt Anson Kwong 9-1, 10-8, 0-9, 10-8)