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Bordeaux Gradignan 2022


$12,000 Men's PSA Bordeaux Gradignan Open 2022, Squash Bad 33, Gradignan, France, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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Bordeaux Gradignan 2022
Men's Draw
26 - 30 Oct
Bordeaux France, $12k

27 Oct
28 Oct
29 Oct
30 Oct

[1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL)
11-6, 11-8, 12-10 (41m)
[9/16] James Peach (ENG)

Juan Camilo Vargas
11-9, 5-11, 11-5, 11-8 (62m)
Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman
11-8, 11-5, 15-17, 11-8 (90m)
 Benjamin Aubert
 Benjamin Aubert
10-12, 11-4, 11-4,
1-0 rtd (53m)
Rory Stewart


[8] Ben Coleman (ENG)
11-3, 11-3, 11-5 (37m)
Abdalah El Masry (EGY)
[9/16] Stuart MacGregor (ENG)
12-10, 13-11, 11-3 (51m)
[7] Emyr Evans (WAL)
Stuart MacGregor
11-6, 11-5, 11-1 (32m)
 Benjamin Aubert
[9/16] Benjamin Aubert (FRA)
11-3, 11-6, 11-1 (34m)
[4] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY)
[3] Rory Stewart (SCO)
11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (29m)
[9/16] Edwin Clain (FRA)
Rory Stewart
11-9, 11-8, 15-13 (53m)
Ivan Perez
Rory Stewart
11-8, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5 (51m)
Rui Soares
[6] Ivan Perez (ESP)
10-12, 9-11, 11-4, 11-3, 12-10 (84m)
[9/16] Mohamed Nasser (EGY)
[5] Daniel Mekbib (CZE)
9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9 (59m)
[9/16] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL)
Daniel Mekbib
4-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 (45m)
Rui Soares
[9/16] Jakub Solnicky (CZE)
11-8, 11-8, 13-11 (34m)
[2] Rui Soares (POR)


[1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bye
[9/16] James Peach (ENG) bt Ondrej VorlŪcek (CZE) 14-12, 11-3, 11-6 (34m)
Abdalah El Masry (EGY) bt [9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 11-7 (66m)
[8] Ben Coleman (ENG) bye
[7] Emyr Evans (WAL) bye
[9/16] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [WC] Laszlo Godde (FRA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (29m)
[9/16] Benjamin Aubert (FRA) bt Pablo Dolz (ESP) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (27m)
[4] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bye
[3] Rory Stewart (SCO) bye
[9/16] Edwin Clain (FRA) bt [WC] Paul Gonzalez (FRA) 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8 (45m)
[9/16] Mohamed Nasser (EGY) bt Macťo Lťvy (FRA) 11-6, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6 (54m)
[6] Ivan Perez (ESP) bye
[5] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bye
[9/16] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt [WC] Joshua Phinera (FRA) 12-10, 11-5, 11-9 (33m)
[9/16] Jakub Solnicky (CZE) bt Manu Paquemar (FRA) 11-7, 11-5, 11-3 (22m)
[2] Rui Soares (POR) bye
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Stewart Claims Second Title Of Season

Rory Stewart and Benjamin Aubert at the prize giving ceremony for the PSA Bordeaux Gradignan
Rory Stewart and Benjamin Aubert at the prize giving ceremony

Scotlandís Rory Stewart added to his tally of victories this season with a win over Frenchman Benjamin Aubert in the final of the PSA Bordeaux Gradignan on Sunday afternoon.

The Scot came into the tournament as the No.3 seed, and after receiving a bye through the opening roundís action, he then defeated home hope Edwin Clain in straight games to kick off his campaign. A solid 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 win saw him move through to the last eight.

In the quarter finals, Stewart defeated No.6 seed Ivan Perez in a tightly-contested straight games win. The third game went deep into a tie-break, with the Scot winning it 15-13. He then overcame the challenge of Portuguese No.1 Rui Soares in four games in the semis, taking the last two of those comfortably to book his spot in the final.

The final pitted Stewart against Frenchman Benjamin Aubert, who had started the week unseeded. It was the home favourite that took the first game 12-10, but from there, Stewart was in control, winning the next two games by an 11-4 scoreline. Aubert was clearly struggling with an issue, and after a point of the fourth game, and to retire through injury. Stewart has claimed his second title of the season, following a win at the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts.
Coleman Defeats Top Seed Vargas

Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman in action in Bordeaux

Englandís Ben Coleman overcame top seed Juan Camilo Vargas on Friday evening to reach the last four of the PSA Bordeaux Gradignan.

Coleman came into the tournament as the No.8 seed, and faced off against Vargas in the last eight of the competition. The Englishman won the first game of their quarter final meeting 11-9, but saw the Colombian fight back to live the match. From there, though, it was the former World No.43 that was in control, winning both the third and fourth games to secure victory and to move through to the semi-finals.

He will take on home favourite Benjamin Aubert, after the unseeded Frenchman defeated Englandís Stuart MacGregor in the last eight. Aubert spent just 32minutes on court, dropping only 12 points in the match, in an 11-6, 11-5, 11-1 victory on Friday.

The other semi-final will see No.2 seed Rui Soares and No.3 seed Rory Stewart go head-to-head. Soares defeated Czechian Daniel Mekbib in four games, while the Scot came through a tight three-game battle against Spaniard Ivan Perez, with the last of those three games going deep into a tie-break.

The semi-finals of the Challenger 10 level PSA Bordeaux Gradignan will take place on Saturday, October 29. You can keep up to date with all of the live scores from the tournament right here.
MacGregor and Aubert Set Up Unseeded Quarters Clash

Benjamin Aubert
Benjamin Aubert

Englandís Stuart MacGregor and Frenchman Benjamin Aubert have set up an all-unseeded clash in the quarter finals of the PSA Bordeaux Gradignan.

Aubert, featuring on home soil, took on No.4 seed Ibrahim Elkabbani in the second round in Bordeaux, and was on top form throughout. The Frenchman dropped just ten points across three games to win comfortably 11-3, 11-6, 11-1 in 34 minutes.

Englishman MacGregor came up against No.7 seed Emyr Evans in his last 16 contest, and it was a very tight battle. Both of the first two games went to tie-breaks, with the World No.153 taking both of them. The first was claimed 12-10, before he also won the second 13-11. From there, it was a cruise, with MacGregor dropping just three points in the third to win in straight games.

Elsewhere, Spainís Ivan Perez had to survive an epic five-game thriller to make his way through. The Spaniard came up against Egyptís Mohamed Nasser and found himself two games down. He fought back to win the third and fourth games quite easily, but the deciding salvo went to a tie-break. Eventually, Perez took it 12-10 to win after 84 minutes, and he will now face No.3 seed Rory Stewart in the quarters.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
Elmasry Comes Through Five-Game Thriller

Abdallah ELmasry in action in Bordeaux
Abdallah Elmasry in action in Bordeaux

The opening day of the PSA Bordeaux Gradignan saw some tight encounters, with Egyptís Abdallah Elmasry downing the Czech Republicís Viktor Byrtus to move into the second round.

Elmasry came into his first match of the Challenger 10 level competition sitting 35 places below the Czechian in the World Rankings. However, he was the man to start the stronger of the two, and he quickly raced into a two-game lead at Squash Bad 33 in Bordeaux, France.

Byrtus, the World No.108, showed his qualities to fight back in the match, winning the third game 11-8, before taking the fourth as well to send the match into a decider. Elmasry was able to regroup, though, to come back and win the fifth 11-7 to advance to the second round, and he will now face No.8 seed Ben Coleman.

Elsewhere, the French duo of Benjamin Aubert and Edwin Clain both made it through on home soil. Aubert got the better of Spainís Pablo Dolz in straight games, while Clain defeated compatriot and wildcard Paul Gonzalez.

Englandís James Peach and Stuart MacGregor also booked their places into the last 16, and will be joined by another Egyptian, in Mohamed Nasser. Welshman Elliott Morris Devred and Czech Republicís Jakub Solnicky complete the second round line-up.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.

Juan Camilo Vargas will be the top seed this week in Bordeaux

The first of two events taking place on European soil this week will be the PSA Bordeaux Gradignan, being played in France from Wednesday, October 26 to Sunday, October 30.

The Challenger 10 level menís event will feature 24 men aiming for glory at Squash Bad 33 in the French city of Bordeaux, with Colombiaís Juan Camilo Vargas being the top seed for the tournament.

The Colombian will face strong competition for the title from Portuguese No.1 Rui Soares, Scotlandís Rory Stewart, Egyptís Ibrahim Elkabbani, Czechiaís Daniel Mekbib and Spaniard Ivan Perez, who are all members of the worldís top 100 going into the tournament.

Welshman Emyr Evans and Englandís Ben Coleman will make up the rest of the top eight seeds, while Frenchman Benjamin Aubert will be the leading home hope. He will be joined by Edwin Clain, Manu Paquemar, Maceo Levy, Laszlo Godde, Joshua Phinera, Paul Gonzalez.

The event takes place from Wednesday, October 26 to Sunday, October 30 at the Squash Bad 33 in Bordeaux. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on
Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.

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