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Madeira International Open 2022


$12,000 Men's Madeira International Open 2022, Galo Active Health Club, Madeira, Portugal, PSA Challenger Tour 10 & 3
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Madeira International Open 2022
Men's Draw
7 - 11 Sep
Madeira, Portugal, $12k

08 Sep
09 Sep
01 Sep
11 Sep 

[1] Rui Soares (POR)
11-6, 11-8, 11-3 (29m)
Sam Buckley (IRL)

Rui Soares
11-5, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8 (54m)
Simon Herbert
Rui Soares
11-6, 11-8, 11-9 (47m)
Ivan Perez
Rui Soares
11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9 (61m)
Balázs Farkas
[9/16] Simon Herbert (ENG)
12-10, 11-7, 11-3 (33m)
[6] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY)
[7] Ivan Perez (ESP)
11-7, 11-9, 17-15 (65m)
[9/16] Sergio Garcia Pollan (ESP)
Ivan Perez
11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (52m)
Ben Coleman
[4] Ben Coleman (ENG)
11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (37m)
[9/16] Richie Fallows (ENG)
[3] Balázs Farkas (HUN)
11-6, 5-11, 11-3, 11-8 (50m)
Marek Panacek (CZE)
Balázs Farkas
11-4, 11-4, 11-5 (32m)
Emyr Evans
Balázs Farkas
11-6, 10-12, 11-7,
7-11, 11-8 (82m)
Aly Abou Eleinen
[8] Emyr Evans (WAL)
11-8, 11-8, 2-11, 11-6 (55m)
[9/16] Jakub Solnicky (CZE)
[5] Ronald Palomino (COL)
11-9, 11-7, 11-9 (39m)
[9/16] Valentin Rapp (GER)
Ronald Palomino
11-4, 14-12, 11-2 (38m)
Aly Abou Eleinen
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR)
11-0, 11-7, 10-12, 11-2 (39m)
[2] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY)


[1] Rui Soares (POR) bye
Sam Buckley (IRL) bt [9/16] Sean Conroy (IRL) 11-9, 6-11, 7-11, 11-0, 11-6 (54m)
[9/16] Simon Herbert (ENG) bt Perry Malik (ENG) 11-9, 1-11, 12-10, 11-6 (49m)
[6] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bye
[7] Ivan Perez (ESP) bye
[9/16] Sergio Garcia Pollan (ESP) bt Javier Martin (ESP) 11-9, 11-6, 12-10 (60m)
[9/16] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt Ondrej Vorlícek (CZE) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (29m)
[4] Ben Coleman (ENG) bye
[3] Balázs Farkas (HUN) bye
Marek Panacek (CZE) bt [9/16] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) 12-10, 11-6, 6-11, 2-11, 11-8 (71m)
[9/16] Jakub Solnicky (CZE) bt Vini Rodrigues (BRA) 12-10, 11-6, 11-3 (30m)
[8] Emyr Evans (WAL) bye
[5] Ronald Palomino (COL) bye
[9/16] Valentin Rapp (GER) bt Toufik Mekhalfi (FRA) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 (39m)
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt Nilo Vidal (ESP) 11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4 (42m)
[2] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) bye

Madeira International Open 2022
Women's Draw
7 - 11 Sep
Madeira, Portugal, $3k

08 Sep
09 Sep
01 Sep
11 Sep 

[2] Katriona Allen (SCO)
7-11, 13-11, 11-4, 11-5 (38m)
Catarina Nunes (POR)

Katriona Allen
13-11, 11-5, 13-11 (37m)
Anastasiia Kostiukova
Anastasiia Kostiukova
11-6, 9-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-8 (62m)
 Kiera Marshall
 Kiera Marshall
11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 11-8 (49m)
Katerina Tycova
[7] Anastasiia Kostiukova (UKR)
11-2, 11-7, 11-7 (21m)
Mariana Ventura Martins (POR)
[5] Sofia Aveiro Pita (POR)
13-11, 11-13, 11-4, 11-5 (36m)
Bruna Marchesi Petrillo (BRA)
Sofia Aveiro Pita
11-5, 11-8, 11-4 (27m)
 Kiera Marshall
[4] Kiera Marshall (ENG)
11-4, 11-4, 11-4 (22m)
Jasmin Kalar (ENG)
[3] Léa Barbeau (FRA)
11-4, 11-6, 11-4 (18m)
Kincső Szász (HUN)
Léa Barbeau
11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8 (44m)
Maria Tovar
Léa Barbeau
12-10, 11-3, 10-12,
11-7 (47m)
Katerina Tycova
Maria Tovar (COL)
11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (27m)
[8] Aylin Günsav (GER)
[6] Ella Galova (FRA)
7-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8 (51m)
Nour Ramy (EGY)
Ella Galova
11-8, 11-6, 12-10 (39m)
Katerina Tycova
Ellie Jones (ENG)
11-4, 11-6, 11-4 (23m)
[1] Katerina Tycova (GER)
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Herbert and Tovar Take Shock Wins

There were a couple of surprise results on the second day of the Madeira International, with England’s Simon Herbert and Colombian Maria Tovar both making it through to the last eight on the Portuguese island.

England’s Herbert took on Egypt’s Ibrahim Elkabbani, the No.6 seed, in the second round, and won in straight games against the man that won the University of Birmingham Open earlier this year to qualify for the CIB PSA World Championships.

The Egyptian was in contention throughout the first game, but he saw Herbert take it on a tie-break, and from then on, the Englishman had full control of the match. He dropped just ten more points across the next two games to win in three, setting up a clash with the tournament’s top seed and home favourite Rui Soares in the quarters.

There was a single surprise in the women’s Challenger 3 level competition as well, as Colombia’s Maria Tovar defeated Germany’s Aylin Gunsav in straight games to make the last eight. The Colombian took the first game 11-5 of their first round clash, and carried the momentum through the next two games to win in three, and she will now face France’s Lea Barbeau, the No.3 seed, in Friday’s quarter finals.

The quarter finals of the Madeira International will take place on Friday, September 9, with all the action from the Galo Active Health Club being streamed live on the Galomar TV YouTube channel. You can also keep up to date with live scores from the tournament on the PSA World Tour’s website here.

Challenger 10 and 3 level Madeira International, which will take place from Wednesday, September 7 to Sunday, September 11 on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

The Galo Active Health Club will play host to the tournament, which will feature a men’s Challenger 10 level draw, where Portugal’s No.1 Rui Soares will be aiming to go one better than last year. He lost out in last year’s final to Egypt’s Moustafa El Sirty, but will be the top seed this time round, and aiming for another Challenger Tour crown.

Egypt’s Aly Abou Eleinen, Hungarian No.1 Balazs Farkas and Englishman Ben Coleman will be the other members of the top four seeds, in a 24-man draw that will feature players from 13 nationalities, including Colombia, Israel and Brazil.

Colombian Ronald Palomino, who took his first win on the PSA World Tour at the CIB Zed Squash Open a couple of weeks ago, is joined by Egypt’s Ibrahim Elkabbani, Spaniard Ivan Perez and Welshman Emyr Evans in rounding out the top eight seeds in the men’s competition.

England’s Richie Fallows will be appearing on Tour for only the second time in 2022, while the Irish duo of Sean Conroy and Sam Buckley, the nation’s leading two male players, will meet in the opening round of the tournament.

For the first time, the Madeira International will also feature a women’s event, with 16 players vying to win the Challenger 3 level crown on the Portuguese island. Germany’s Katerina Tycova will be the top seed for the event, and she will be aiming to capture her first Tour title come the end of the weekend.

Scotland’s Katriona Allen and England’s Kiera Marshall will both be among the seeds, along with the French duo of Lea Barbeau and Ella Galova, Ukraine’s Anastasiia Kostiukova and another German in Aylin Gunsav.

Sofia Aviero Pita, the Portuguese No.1, will be the leading home favourite in the draw as the No.5 seed, but she will be joined by compatriots Catarina Nunes and Mariana Ventura Martins, who will both be aiming to cause upsets in front of a home crowd.

The event takes place from Wednesday, September 7 to Sunday, September 11 at the Galo Active Health Club in Madeira. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

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