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Cleveland Skating Club Open 2022


$30,000 Men's Cleveland Skating Club Open 2022, Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, PSA Challenger Tour 30
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Cleveland Skating Club Open 2022
Men's Draw
29 Sept - 03 Oct
Cleveland, Ohio, USA, $30k

30 sep
01 Oct
02 Oct
03 Oct

[1] Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-2 (53m)
[9/16] Curtis Malik (ENG)

Eain Yow Ng
11-2, 11-9, 11-2 (38m)
Timothy Brownell
Eain Yow Ng
11-5, 11-3, 11-3 (28m)
Leonel Cardenas
Eain Yow Ng
11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-3 (62m)
 Sébastien Bonmalais
[9/16] Timothy Brownell (USA)
11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-3 (66m)
[6] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
[9/16] Charlie Lee (ENG)
11-8, 11-5, 11-8 (40m)
[5] Nathan Lake (ENG)
Charlie Lee
12-10, 11-1, 11-5 (39m)
Leonel Cardenas
[4] Leonel Cardenas (MEX)
11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 (55m)
[9/16] Ronald Palomino (COL)
[3] Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA)
11-5, 11-3, 11-6 (33m)
[9/16] Christopher Gordon (USA)
 Sébastien Bonmalais
11-6, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7 (56m)
Andrew Douglas
 Sébastien Bonmalais
9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 12-10 (57m)
Rory Stewart
Andrew Douglas (USA)
10-12, 11-7, 11-2, 11-0 (33m)
[8] Arturo Salazar (MEX)
[9/16] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG)
11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (19m)
[7] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK)
Tsz Kwan Lau
11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (32m)
Rory Stewart
[9/16] Rory Stewart (SCO)
11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (45m)
[2] Adrian Waller (ENG)


[1] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bye
[9/16] Curtis Malik (ENG) bt Ivan Perez (ESP) 11-9, 11-2, 11-6 (31m)
[9/16] Timothy Brownell (USA) bt Alfredo Avila (MEX) 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 (60m)
[6] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bye
[5] Nathan Lake (ENG) bye
[9/16] Charlie Lee (ENG) bt [WC] Dillon Huang (USA) 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-3 (41m)
[9/16] Ronald Palomino (COL) bt Nick Sachvie (CAN) 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 10-12, 11-6 (71m)
[4] Leonel Cardenas (MEX) bye
[3] Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA) bye
[9/16] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt [WC] Maxwell Orr (USA) 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 (35m)
Andrew Douglas (USA) bt [9/16] Ben Coleman (ENG) 4-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 (76m)
[8] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bye
[7] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bye
[9/16] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) bt Seif Shenawy (EGY) 11-9, 11-9, 11-2 (32m)
[9/16] Rory Stewart (SCO) bt Josue Enriquez (GUA) 11-7, 11-7, 4-11, 11-2 (35m)
[2] Adrian Waller (ENG) bye
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Ng and Bonmalais Into Final

Eain Yow Ng in action in the semis in Cleveland

Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng and Frenchman Sebastien Bonmalais will meet in the final of the Cleveland Skating Club Open on Monday evening, after winning their respective semi-finals on Sunday in Ohio.

Top seed Ng made it through to the semis after wins over England’s Curtis Malik and home hope Timothy Brownell, and he came up against Mexico’s Leonel Cardenas, the tournament’s No.4 seed, in the semi-finals.

It was business as usual for the Malaysian, who dropped just 11 points in his last four match-up. Ng won the first game 11-5 to hold the advantage, and he never looked like relishing that lead. Both the second and third games were won with an 11-3 scoreline, and the World No.26 is into the final in Cleveland.

He will now face Frenchman Sebastien Bonmalais in the final on Monday evening at the Cleveland Skating Club. Bonmalais came through his semi-final against the unseeded Rory Stewart in four games. He lost the first game, but fought back well to lead 2-1. The fourth went to a tie-break, and it was Bonmalais that took it 12-10 to book his place in the final.

The final of the Cleveland Skating Club Open will take place on Monday evening, and you can watch all the action from the meeting between Ng and Bonmalais live on the PSA Challenger Tour YouTube channel. If you are unable to watch, then you can see up to date with live scores here.

Waller Aiming To Defend Crown

Adrian Waller
Adrian Waller

One of the biggest events on the Challenger Tour returns this week, with the Challenger 30 level Cleveland Skating Club Open taking place from Thursday, September 29 to Monday, October 3.

The event has been on the Tour since 2015, and has a list of high-quality winners, including German No.1 Raphael Kandra, Scotland’s Greg Lobban andEgypt’s Mohamed ElSherbini. Last year’s victor, Adrian Waller, is back to defend his crown in Cleveland this week as the tournament’s No.2 seed.

We spoke to the Englishman, who is coming into the new season off the back of featuring for his country at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in the summer, an experience he will never forget.

“It’s the start of the season again, so it’s a little bit unknown as to how well training has gone bit I’m optimistic that it’s in good shape heading into the event,” Waller explained.

“The summer was busy for me with the Commonwealth Games. The atmosphere of the larger event at hand is a real experience and it was taken to another level with the extra home support while playing. It’s something that I won’t be forgetting, that’s for sure!”

Waller took the title at the Cleveland Skating Club Open in 2021 after a monster final with Mohamed ElSherbini. The Englishman eventually won it in the fifth game 16-14, and he is looking to defend that crown this year.

The former England No.1 is looking to get back to his highest ranking of World No.17 and beyond, to break into the top 16 for the major tournaments. He would also love to become his nation’s No.1 again, but he knows that will be tough with the form ‘The Beast’ is in.

“Last year’s event was very important, it was the first event we played outside the Platinum events since COVID so it’s great to keep supporting the events that were so quick to support us at a tough time,” he explained.

“It’s always rewarding to see your ranking go up after a good run of results and I’m hoping to start that in Cleveland. I wouldn’t say that I’m putting a number in it but it certainly is a goal of any player to make the top 16 in the rankings to ensure your seeding for the biggest events.

“Adding in Mohamed [ElShorbagy] to the English continent is great for the game in England and the closer other English players can get to him on a ranking basis, the better for everyone. It would be great to have a run good enough to challenge him for the top spot in England but that might take a while considering the brilliant start to the season he’s had!”

Waller will be the No.2 seed in Cleveland, with Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng leading the draw. France’s Sebastien Bonmalais and Mexico’s Leonel Cardenas will also contend for the crown, while recent Nash Cup victor Nathan Lake will be among those seeded for the draw.

Eain Yow Ng
Eain Yow Ng

Eain Yow Ng will be the top seed in Cleveland this week
He will be joined by Swiss No.2 Dimitri Steinmann, Pakistani No.2 Muhammad Asim Khan and Mexico’s Arturo Salazar as the final members of the top eight seeds.

Scotland’s Rory Stewart, who claimed victory at the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts last week, will also be in the draw, with Americans Timothy Brownell and Christopher Gordon among those in the 9/16 seeding bracket for the Challenger 30 level draw.

Three more home hopes, in Andrew Douglas and wildcards Dillon Huang and Maxwell Orr, both of whom will be making their Tour debuts, will be in action. The likes of Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Hong Kong and Spain will also be represented in the 24-strong draw in Cleveland.

The event takes place from Thursday, September 29 to Monday, October 3 at the Cleveland Skating Club in Ohio, where Adrian Waller is the defending champion for the tournament. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

Action from Cleveland will be streamed throughout the week on the PSA Challenger Tour YouTube channel, where you can watch Challenger Tour action, and interviews with rising stars.

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

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