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Eastside Open 2022


$6,000 + $3,000 Eastside Open 2022, Eastside Squash Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, PSA Challenger Tour 5
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Eastside Open 2022
Men's Draw
14 - 18 Sep
Tasmania, Australia, $6k

Menís Final Draw: To Be Played Sunday, September 18
[3] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) v [2] Robin Gadola (SUI)

Menís Semi-Final Results: Eastside Open
[3] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [9] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) 3-0: 11-3, 11-1, 14-12 (34m)
[2] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt [16] Elijah Thomas (NZL) 3-0: 11-9, 13-11, 11-5 (43m)

Menís Quarter Final Results: Eastside Open
[9] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) bt [13] Matthew Lai (HKG) 3-1: 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6 (46m)
[3] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [14] Anthony Lepper (NZL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (37m)
[16] Elijah Thomas (NZL) bt [4] Robert Andrew Garcia (PHI) 3-1: 4-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (60m)
[2] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt [8] Nicholas Calvert (AUS) 3-1: 9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 (54m)

2nd round:
[13] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt [1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) 11-8, 11-13, 11-0, 11-3 (41m)
[9] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) bt [5] Rhys Dowling (AUS) 11-1, 19-17, 11-3 (43m)
[14] Anthony Lepper (NZL) bt James Lloyd (AUS) 11-4, 9-11, 18-16, 7-11, 12-10 (73m)
[3] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [11] Chung Yat Long (HKG) 11-5, 11-13, 11-2, 11-7 (50m)
[4] Robert Andrew Garcia (PHI) bt [15] Wailok To (HKG) 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 (36m)
[16] Elijah Thomas (NZL) bt [7] Zahir Shah (PAK) 12-10, 11-6, 11-1 (26m)
[8] Nicholas Calvert (AUS) bt [12] William Donnelly (NZL) 11-5, 11-4, 11-1 (25m)
[2] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt [10] Joel Arscott (NZL) 11-8, 11-4, 12-14, 11-9 (59m)

1st round:
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt Muhammad Abdul Qadir (PAK) 11-4, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7 (34m)
[13] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt [WC] Benjamin Hudson (AUS) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 (22m)
[9] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) bt David Turner (AUS) 11-3, 11-5, 9-11, 11-3 (33m)
[5] Rhys Dowling (AUS) bt Cameron Darton (AUS) 11-7, 14-12, 9-11, 11-3 (36m)
James Lloyd (AUS) bt [6] Harley Lam (HKG) 11-5, 11-6, 3-11, 10-12, 11-9 (80m)
[14] Anthony Lepper (NZL) bt [WC] Will Mooney (AUS) 11-2, 11-1, 11-3 (20m)
[11] Chung Yat Long (HKG) bt Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 (27m)
[3] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt Tate Zak Norris (AUS) 12-10, 11-4, 11-3 (28m)
[4] Robert Andrew Garcia (PHI) bt Benjamin Ratcliffe (AUS) 11-8, 13-11, 11-9 (34m)
[15] Wailok To (HKG) bt Javed Ali (AUS) 11-7, 11-2, 11-5 (27m)
[16] Elijah Thomas (NZL) bt [WC] Harry Palfreyman (AUS) 11-7, 11-5, 11-2 (24m)
[7] Zahir Shah (PAK) bt David Mulcahy (AUS) 11-6, 11-8, 11-3 (18m)
[8] Nicholas Calvert (AUS) bt Dylan Molinaro (AUS) 9-11, 11-2, 12-10, 11-2 (52m)
[12] William Donnelly (NZL) bt Jamie Pattison (AUS) 11-9, 11-2, 11-9 (22m)
[10] Joel Arscott (NZL) bt [WC] Jack Hudson (AUS) 13-11, 11-7, 11-2 (34m)
[2] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt Bradley Fullick (AUS) 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 12-10 (41m)

Eastside Open 2022
Women's Draw
15 - 18 Sep
Tasmania, Australia, $3k

Womenís Final Draw: To Be Played Sunday, September 18
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) v [3] Ching Hei Fung (HKG)

Womenís Semi-Final Results: Eastside Open
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt [6] Riffat Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-1 (13m)
[3] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) bt [7] Maggy Marshall (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-6 (21m)

Womenís Quarter Final Results: Eastside Open
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt [5] Colette Sultana (MLT) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (23m)
[6] Riffat Khan (PAK) bt [4] Aiman Shahbaz (PAK) 3-1: 12-10, 11-5, 5-11, 11-3 (25m)
[3] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) bt Jennifer Condie (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-3, 11-4 (23m)
[7] Maggy Marshall (AUS) bt [2] Noor ul Huda (PAK) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (21m)

1st round:
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bye
[5] Colette Sultana (MLT) bye
[6] Riffat Khan (PAK) bt Caitlin Purvis (AUS) 8-11, 11-7, 11-3, 5-11, 11-9 (35m)
[4] Aiman Shahbaz (PAK) bye
[3] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) bye
Jennifer Condie (AUS) bt [8] Maria-Rose Kalafatis (AUS) 11-2, 11-0, 11-1 (22m)
[7] Maggy Marshall (AUS) bt Grace Pattison (AUS) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (18m)
[2] Noor Ul Huda (PAK) bye
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Finalists Set In Hobart

The finals are set at the Eastside Open in Hobart, Australia, with New Zealandís Temwa Chileshe and Switzerlandís Robin Gadola in the menís event, while the Hong Kong duo of Cheng Nga Ching and Ching Hei Fung will do battle in the womenís final.

All four semi-finals were won in straight games, and New Zealandís Chileshe took on Malaysiaís No.9 seed Bryan Lim Tze Kang, and dropped just four points across the opening two games of the contest. The third game was much closer, going all the way to a tie-break, but it was the Kiwi who took the win 14-12, to book his spot in the final.

The second menís semi-final saw Switzerlandís Robin Gadola and another New Zealander, in Elijah Thomas, do battle for a place in the final. The Swiss man won the first 11-9, before then needing to take the second on a tie-break 13-11. That second game victory kept the momentum in Gadolaís favour, and he went on to win in three.

Womenís top seed Cheng Nga Ching kept her flawless run in the tournament going, as she overcame the challenge of No.6 seed Riffat Khan in straight games. The Hongkonger dropped just seven points throughout the contest, and did not allow the Pakistani to get into any sort of rhythm whatsoever, winning 11-4, 11-2, 11-1 in just 13 minutes.

She will now face compatriot and No.3 seed Ching Hei Fung in the final of the Eastside Open on Sunday afternoon after her fellow Hongkonger defeated Australiaís No.7 seed Maggy Marshall, also in straight games. Fung won the first 11-4, and continued to be in control from that point onwards to win in three to book her spot in the final.

The finals of the 2022 Eastside Open will take place on Sunday, September 18 at the Eastside Squash Centre in Hobart, Australia, as Temwa Chileshe and Robin Gadola aim for glory in the menís event, while Hong Kongís Cheng Nga Ching and Ching Hei Fung aim to take the womenís title home.
Thomas and Marshall Gatecrash Semis

The quarter finals of the Eastside Open threw up a couple of surprises, as New Zealandís Elijah Thomas and Australiaís Maggy Marshall both took down higher-ranked opposition to reach the last four in Hobart.

Thomas, the No.16 seed in the menís competition, took on Filipino No.1 Robert Andrew Garcia, and he fell behind early in their quarter final contest, losing the fist game to the No.4 seed 11-4. He fought back with a tie-break win in the second, before then taking both the third and fourth games by an 11-9 scoreline to advance to the last four, where he will now take on Switzerlandís Robin Gadola.

The other menís semi-final will see another Kiwi, in No.3 seed Temwa Chileshe, take on Malaysiaís No.9 seed Bryan Lim Tze Kang, after the pair came through their respective quarter final matches against Anthony Lepper and Matthew Lai.

Thee were a couple of surprise results in the womenís Challenger 3 level draw, with Australiaís Maggy Mahall downing No.2 seed Noor ul Huda on home soil. The Aussie won in straight games in just 21 minutes, while No.6 seed Riiffat Khan beat No.4 seed Aiman Shahbaz in an all-Pakistani four-game battle.

The semi-finals of the Eastside Open will take place on Saturday, September 17, with the last four in their respective draws aiming to reach the finals of the Challenger 5 and 3 level competitions.

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Lai Downs Top Seed To Reach Quarters

The second day of the Eastside Open saw the womenís Challenger 3 level tournament get underway, while the second round of the menís Challenger 5 level competition also took place, and that is where the surprises arose.

Hong Kongís Matthew Lai caused the biggest upset of the dayís play, as he got the better of the menís top seed, New Zealandís Lwamba Chileshe, in a four-game contest at the Eastside Squash Centre in Hobart, Australia.

Lai started the first game strongly, and when he took the lead in it, he did not relinquish that advantage. After taking the first game, he saw Chileshe fight back, with the Kiwi securing the second game on a tie-break. However, the Hongkonger then won the third game without dropping a point, before taking the fourth 11-3 to secure his spot in the next round.

He will now face Malaysiaís Bryan Lim Tze Kang in the quarter finals, after the No.9 seed overcame No.5 seed Rhys Dowling in straight games. The first was comfortable for the Malaysian, but he then had to go deep into tie-break in game two, eventually taking it 19-17. That broke the back of the Aussie, with Kang taking the third 11-3 to advance.

Elsewhere, New Zealandís Elijah Thomas also took down the higher-ranked Zahir Shah, and he will be joined in the last eight by fellow Kiwis Temwa Chileshe and Anthony Lepper, with the latter winning his battle against the unseeded James Lloyd in a fifth game tie-break.

Just three matches took place on the opening day of the womenís Challenger 3 level tournament in Hobart, with Australian Jennifer Condie causing a seeding upset, as she beat No.8 seed Maria Kalafatis in straight games. Pakistanís Riffat Khan and Australian Maggy Marshall were the other two winners I the womenís draw on Thursday.

The quarter finals of the Eastside Open will take place on Friday, September 16 at the Eastside Squash Centre in Hobart, Australia, with the last eight in both draws aiming to advance to Saturdayís semi-finals.