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Kuwait International 2022

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12,000 Men's Kuwait International 2022, Sheikh Salem Sabah Al Salem International Squash Complex, Hawally, Kuwait, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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 Kuwait International 2022
Men's Draw
24 - 28 Sep
Hawally, Kuwait, $12K

ROUND TWO
25 Sep
QUARTERS
26 Sep
SEMIS
27 Sep
FINAL
28 Sep

[1] Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
11-9, 11-9, 11-5 (30m)
[9/16] Tang Ming Hong (HKG)

Auguste Dussourd
11-8, 11-8, 11-3 (30m)
Abdalah El Masry
Auguste Dussourd
11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (30m)
 Khaled Labib
Auguste Dussourd
8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-4 (53m)
Abdullah Almezayen
[9/16] Abdalah El Masry (EGY)
11-3, 5-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5 (74m)
[5] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY)
[7] Khaled Labib (EGY)
15-13, 13-11, 11-6 (55m)
Rowan Damming (NED)
 Khaled Labib
11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (33m)
Ammar Altamimi
[9/16] Ammar Altamimi (KUW)
11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (30m)
[4] Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT)
[3] Balázs Farkas (HUN)
11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6 (59m)
Adegoke Onaopemipo (NGR)
Balázs Farkas
9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 (75m)
Tom Walsh
Balázs Farkas
8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 (43m)
Abdullah Almezayen
[6] Tom Walsh (ENG)
7-11, 12-10, 11-3, 11-1 (29m)
Finnlay Withington (ENG)
[WC] Abdullah Almezayen (KUW)
11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5 (42m)
[8] Chi Him Wong (HKG)
Abdullah Almezayen
11-3, 3-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-2 (50m)Mazen Gamal
[9/16] Mohamed Nasser (EGY)
4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (60m)
[2] Mazen Gamal (EGY)

ROUND ONE

[1] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bye
[9/16] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt Vini Rodrigues (BRA) 11-6, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8 (40m)
[9/16] Abdalah El Masry (EGY) bt Manu Paquemar (FRA) 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (40m)
[5] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bye
[7] Khaled Labib (EGY) bye
Rowan Damming (NED) bt [9/16] Perry Malik (ENG) 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5 (54m)
[9/16] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt [WC] Athbi Hamad (KUW) 11-4, 11-5, 11-2 (30m)
[4] Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT) bye
[3] Balázs Farkas (HUN) bye
Adegoke Onaopemipo (NGR) bt [9/16] Alireza Shameli (IRI) 11-8, 3-11, 11-6, 11-4 (37m)
Finnlay Withington (ENG) bt [9/16] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (20m)
[6] Tom Walsh (ENG) bye
[8] Chi Him Wong (HKG) bye
[WC] Abdullah Almezayen (KUW) bt [9/16] Abdulrahman Al-Malki (QAT) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 (20m)
[9/16] Mohamed Nasser (EGY) bt [WC] Mohammad Almasoud (KUW) 11-6, 14-12, 11-8 (49m)
[2] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bye
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Dussourd Wins In Hawally

Auguste Dussourd collects the trophy at the 1st Kuwait International Squash Championship
Auguste Dussourd collects the trophy

Frenchman Auguste Dussourd continued his fine form in September to take the 1st Kuwait International Squash Championship title, his 12th win on Tour.

Prior to travelling to Hawally, the Frenchman had impressed on home soil at the Open de France de Squash, making it to the semi-finals of the PSA World Tour Bronze level tournament. He then came into the 1st Kuwait International Squash Championship as the top seed, receiving a bye through the opening day’s action in Hawally.

He started off his campaign in the second round, and began with a straight games victory over Hong Kong’s Tang Ming Hong. Dussourd then overcame the challenge of the unseeded Abdallah Elmasry, also in three, to make it through to the semi-finals of the Challenger 10 level tournament.

The Frenchman, who is currently at his highest position in the rankings at World No.38, dropped just nine point in his last four clash. He then defeated Egypt’s No.7 seed Khaled Labib 11-5, 11-1, 11-3 in half an hour to make it through to a 22nd final on Tour.

In the final, he came up against the competition’s surprise package, in wildcard Abdullah Almezayen. The Kuwaiti had already taken out the No.2 and No.3 seeds to make it through to the final, and he won the first game against Dussourd as well. However, the Frenchman was able to fight back to win the next three games, taking the title in four. In doing so, Dussourd claimed his 12th Tour title, and his fourth in the last twelve months.

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Farkas and Almezayen Through In Five

         
Balazs Farkas celebrates his win over Tom Walsh

Hungary’s Balazs Farkas and Kuwaiti wildcard Abdullah Almezayen both came through five-game battles to set up a semi-final clash at the 1st Kuwait International Squash Championship.

Farkas, the tournament’s No.3 seed, came up against England’s Tom Walsh in the quarter finals in Hawally on Monday evening, and found himself two games behind to the Englishman. However, he was able to fight back, and after winning a tight third game 11-9, the momentum was on his side for the rest of the contest, going on to win the next two games as well to take victory in five, and book his place in the last four.

The Hungarian will now take on Kuwaiti wildcard Abdullah Almezayen on Tuesday after he continued his incredible run on home soil. Almezayen made it into the quarter finals in Hawally thanks to victories over two higher-ranked players, in Abdulrahman Al-Malki and Chi Him Wong, before taking on the tournament’s No.2 seed, Mazen Gamal in the last eight.

He never fell behind in the contest, winning both the first and third games of their quarter final clash to hold an advantage, but Gamal showed his qualities to level on both occasions. The fifth game was a procession, though, with Almezayen taking it 11-2 to continue his knockout run, to move through to the semi-finals on home soil.

The other semi-final will see top seed Auguste Dussourd and Egypt’s No.7 seed Khaled Labib go head-to-head after the pair won their respective quarter final contests in straight games. The Frenchman got the better of Egypt’s Abdallah Elmasry, while Labib downed Kuwaiti Ammar Altamimi to advance.

The semi-finals of the 1st Kuwait International Squash Championship will take place on Tuesday, September 27, with the last four doing battle for places in the finals on Wednesday. After winning in five, Farkas and Almezayen will meet on Tuesday evening in Hawally, while top seed Dussourd will take on Labib for a place in the final.


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