Hong Kong Open (squash)

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Hong Kong Squash Open
Logo Hong Kong Squash Open 2016.jpg
Details
Event name Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open
Location Hong Kong Hong Kong
Venue Hong Kong Squash Centre
Tsim Sha Tsui
Website
www.hksquash.org.hk
PSA World Tour
Category World Series Platinum
Prize money $150,000
Most recent champion(s) Egypt Ramy Ashour
Current Men's Hong Kong squash Open 2016
WSA World Tour
Category World Series
Prize money $95,000
Most recent champion(s) Egypt Nouran Gohar
Current Women's Hong Kong squash Open 2016

The Hong Kong Squash Open is an annual squash tournament held in Hong Kong in November. The tournament has both men and women's sections. The opening sections of the tournament are held at the Hong Kong Squash Centre, while the finals are contested in a glass show court outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Hong Kong Squash Centre

Past Results[edit]

Men's[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
2016 Egypt Ramy Ashour Egypt Karim Abdel Gawad 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6
2015 Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy Australia Cameron Pilley 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
2014 Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy France Grégory Gaultier 11-9, 11-2, 4-11, 8-11, 11-4
2013 England Nick Matthew Spain Borja Golán 11-1, 11-8, 5-11, 11-5
2012 Egypt Ramy Ashour England James Willstrop 11-8, 3-11, 11-7, 11-6
2011 England James Willstrop Egypt Karim Darwish 11-9, 11-5, 11-4
2010 Egypt Ramy Ashour France Grégory Gaultier 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9
2009 Egypt Amr Shabana France Grégory Gaultier 11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 5-2
2008 Egypt Amr Shabana France Grégory Gaultier 11-9, 13-15, 8-11, 11-2, 11-3
2007 Egypt Amr Shabana France Grégory Gaultier 11-13, 11-3, 11-6, 13-11
2006 Egypt Amr Shabana Egypt Ramy Ashour 13-11, 3-11, 11-5, 13-11
2005 not held due to the 2005 World Open
2004 France Thierry Lincou England Nick Matthew 11-8, 11-4, 13-11
2003 No competition
2002 England Peter Nicol Canada Jonathon Power 15-13, 15-9, 14-15, 15-10
2001 Australia David Palmer France Thierry Lincou 15-13, 15-6, 15-9
2000 Scotland Peter Nicol Canada Jonathon Power 15-11, 15-10, 15-6
1999 Scotland Peter Nicol Canada Jonathon Power 15-10, 15-8, 15-8
1998 Canada Jonathon Power Scotland Peter Nicol 15-14, 15-11, 15-14
1997 Pakistan Jansher Khan Canada Jonathon Power 14-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-2
1996 Australia Rodney Eyles Pakistan Jansher Khan 15-10, 15-10, 15-5
1995 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Brett Martin 15-12, 15-7, 15-3
1994 Pakistan Jansher Khan Scotland Peter Nicol 15-7, 15-10, 15-6
1993 Australia Brett Martin Australia Rodney Martin 12-15, 15-12, 15-4, 15-6
1992 Australia Rodney Martin Australia Chris Dittmar 12-15, 15-13, 15-14, 15-9
1991 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Trisatan Nancarrow 16-17, 15-6, 15-17, 15-4, 15-5
1990 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Chris Robertson 15-6, 14-15, 15-10, 15-5
1989 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Chris Dittmar 15-8, 16-17, 15-2, 15-6
1988 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Chris Dittmar 15-11, 9-15, 15-6, 12-15, 15-1
1987 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Chris Dittmar 9-6, 9-2, 9-5
1986 Australia Rodney Martin Australia Trisatan Nancarrow 9-6, 9-5, 9-2
1985 England Phil Kenyon Australia Steve Bowditch 9-3, 6-9, 9-3, 9-7

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Women's[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
2016 Egypt Nouran Gohar United States Amanda Sobhy 6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8
2015 Malaysia Nicol David England Laura Massaro 15-13, 11-5, 11-3
2014 Malaysia Nicol David Egypt Nour El Tayeb 11-4, 12-10, 11-8
2013 Malaysia Nicol David Egypt Raneem El Weleily 11-7, 11-7, 12-10
2012 Malaysia Nicol David France Camille Serme 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7
2011 Malaysia Nicol David Egypt Raneem El Weleily 11-5, 11-4, 11-9
2010 Malaysia Nicol David England Jenny Duncalf 11-6, 12-10, 12-10
2009 Malaysia Nicol David Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy 11-4, 11-7, 11-7
2008 Malaysia Nicol David Australia Rachael Grinham 14-12, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8
2007 Malaysia Nicol David Australia Natalie Grinham 9-3, 9-5, 10-8
2006 Malaysia Nicol David England Tania Bailey 9-1, 10-8, 9-5
2005 not held due to the 2005 World Open
2004 No competition
2003 not held due to the 2003 World Open
2002 Australia Rachael Grinham United States Natalie Grainger 9-3, 9-5, 9-7
2001 New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Carol Owens 9-7, 9-6, 9-0
2000 No competition
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1995
1994 Australia Michelle Martin England Cassie Jackman 9-6, 9-5, 7-9, 10-8
1993 Australia Michelle Martin Australia Liz Irving 4-9, 9-0, 6-9, 9-4, 9-3

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Statistics[edit]

List of Hong Kong Open Men's champions by number of victories[edit]

Rank Player Name No. of Titles Runner-up Final Appearances
1 Pakistan Jansher Khan 8 1 9
2 Egypt Amr Shabana 4 0 4
3 Scotland / England Peter Nicol 3 2 5
4 Egypt Ramy Ashour 3 1 4
5 Australia Rodney Martin 2 1 3
6 Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy 2 0 2
7 Canada Jonathon Power 1 4 5
8 France Thierry Lincou 1 1 2
Australia Brett Martin 1 1 2
England Nick Matthew 1 1 2
England James Willstrop 1 1 2
12 Australia David Palmer 1 0 1
Australia Rodney Eyles 1 0 1
England Phil Kenyon 1 0 1
15 France Grégory Gaultier 0 5 5
16 Australia Chris Dittmar 0 4 4
17 Australia Trisatan Nancarrow 0 2 2
18 Spain Borja Golán 0 1 1
Australia Cameron Pilley 0 1 1
Australia Chris Robertson 0 1 1
Egypt Karim Darwish 0 1 1
Australia Steve Bowditch 0 1 1

Men's champions by country[edit]

Champions Runner-up
 Egypt 9  Australia 11
 Pakistan 8  France 6
 Australia 4  Canada 5
 England 4  Egypt 3
 Scotland 2  England 2
 Canada 1  Scotland 2
 France 1  Pakistan 1
   Spain 1

List of Hong Kong Open Women's champions by number of victories[edit]

Rank Player Name No. of Titles Runner-up Final Appearances
1 Malaysia Nicol David 10 0 10
2 Australia Michelle Martin 2 0 2
3 Australia Rachael Grinham 1 1 2
4 New Zealand Leilani Rorani 1 0 1
Egypt Nouran Gohar 1 0 1
6 Egypt Raneem El Weleily 0 2 2
7 United States Amanda Sobhy 0 1 1
France Camille Serme 0 1 1
Australia Carol Owens 0 1 1
England Cassie Jackman 0 1 1
England Jenny Duncalf 0 1 1
England Laura Massaro 0 1 1
Australia Liz Irving 0 1 1
United States Natalie Grainger 0 1 1
Australia Natalie Grinham 0 1 1
Egypt Nour El Tayeb 0 1 1
Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy 0 1 1
England Tania Bailey 0 1 1

Women's champions by country[edit]

Champions Runner-up
 Malaysia 10  Australia 4
 Australia 3  Egypt 4
 Egypt 1  England 4
 New Zealand 1  United States 2
   France 1

Records[edit]

Record Player(s) Count Winning years
Men
Winner of most Men's titles Pakistan Jansher Khan 8 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997
Winner of most consecutive Men's titles Pakistan Jansher Khan 5 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Women
Winner of most Women's titles Malaysia Nicol David 10 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Winner of most consecutive Women's titles Malaysia Nicol David 10
Miscellaneous
Loser of most finals (men) France Grégory Gaultier 5 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
Loser of most finals (women) Egypt Raneem El Weleily 2 2011, 2013
Lowest-ranked winner (men) England Phil Kenyon 15th 1982
Lowest-ranked winner (women) Australia Rachael Grinham 9th 2002
Youngest winner (men) Pakistan Jansher Khan 18 years (& 3 m.) 1987
Youngest winner (women) Egypt Nouran Gohar 18 years (& 10 m.) 2016
Oldest winner (men) England Nick Matthew 33 years 2013
Oldest winner (women) Malaysia Nicol David 33 years 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hksquash.org.hk/pdf/hksquash_records/HK_Open_Champions.pdf
  2. ^ "Today at the Hong Kong Squash Open". Squashsite.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Search: Hong Kong Open | Squash". Squash Info. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  4. ^ "History". Squashsite.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  5. ^ "Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open 2007". Hksquash.org.hk. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  6. ^ http://www.hksquash.org.hk/hkopen2007/doc/hkopen07_womensmain_pdf.pdf
  7. ^ "Hong Kong Squash Open 2006". Hksquash.org.hk. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  8. ^ http://www.ispsquash.com/hongkongOpen.HTM

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