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 2nd Bangamata Tournament 2023

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$6,000 Men's 2nd Bangamata Tournament 2023, Chittagong Club Ltd, Chittagong, Bangladesh, PSA Challenger Tour 5
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 2nd Bangamata Tournament 2023
Men's Draw
07 - 11 Mar
Chittagong, Bangladesh, $6k

Final
[1] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [2] Seif Shenawy (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 12-10, 11-2 (35m)

Semi-Finals
[1] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [16] Hazem Hossam (EGY) 3-0: 11-2, 11-5, 11-2 (18m)
[2] Seif Shenawy (EGY) bt [10] Matthew Lai (HKG) 3-1: 12-10, 15-13, 6-11, 11-8 (58m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [9] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) 11-7, 14-12, 11-4 (36m)
[16] Hazem Hossam (EGY) bt [3] Darren Pragasam (MAS) 8-11, 13-11, 12-10, 11-7 (66m)
[10] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt [11] Chung Yat Long (HKG) 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6 (49m)
[2] Seif Shenawy (EGY) bt [13] Lam Shing Fung (HKG) 11-3, 11-8, 11-8 (23m)

1st round:
[1] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [WC] MD Parvez Karim (BAN) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (20m)
[15] Amir Amirul (MAS) bt [WC] Md Shahidul Islam (BAN) 11-4, 11-3, 11-5 (21m)
[9] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) bt [WC] Md Shahadat Hossain (BAN) 11-4, 11-2, 11-1 (21m)
[8] Wee Ming Hock (MAS) bt Pardeep Malik (IND) 11-2, 11-8, 11-2 (15m)
[5] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) bt [WC] MD Aminul Islam (BAN) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (15m)
[16] Hazem Hossam (EGY) bt Mohamed Gohar (EGY) 14-12, 12-10, 11-8 (54m)
[14] Wailok To (HKG) bt Duncan Lee (MAS) 11-4, 11-3, 15-13 (30m)
[3] Darren Pragasam (MAS) bt [WC] Roni Debnath (BAN) 11-2, 11-2, 11-5 (15m)
Ravi Dixit (IND) bt [4] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9 (16m)
[10] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt [WC] Jubayer Ahmed Soykot (BAN) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 (11m)
[11] Chung Yat Long (HKG) bt [WC] Durjoy Barua (BAN) 11-1, 11-2, 11-1 (13m)
[6] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) bt [WC] MD Saimoon Islam (BAN) 11-2, 11-2, 11-1 (11m)
[7] Harley Lam (HKG) bt [WC] Md Masum Ahmmad (BAN) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (15m)
[13] Lam Shing Fung (HKG) bt [WC] MD Shumon (BAN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-2 (22m)
[12] Ho Ka Hei (HKG) bt Shamil Wakeel (SRI) 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-6 (43m)
[2] Seif Shenawy (EGY) bt Fazley Ahmed (BAN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-2 (19m)
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Final

Elkabbani Claims Crown In Chattogram

Top seed Ibrahim Elkabbani won an all-Egyptian final to claim the 2nd Bangamata International Squash Tournament presented by SA Group title.

Elkabbani came in as the top seed for the Challenger 5 level competition in the Bangladeshi city of Chattogram, and he would drop just a single game throughout the event.

He started his week with a confident 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 victory over Bangladeshís MD Parvez Karim, before then coming from behind to down Malaysiaís Amir Amirul in four games. The fourth of those went to a tie-break, which the Egyptian claimed 12-10.

Another Malaysian lay in wait in the quarter finals of the tournament, where Elkabbani downed Hafiz Zhafri in straight games. He then also won in three in the semi-finals, beating the tournamentís surprise package, No.16 seed Hazem Hossam 11-2, 11-5, 11-2.

The final saw Elkabbani take on compatriot Seif Shenawy, with the tournamentís No.2 seed actually being ranked two places higher. However, Elkabbani showed his class in the final. He won 11-7, 12-10, 11-2 to secure his first title of the 2022-2023 season.
 
Quarter Finals

Debutant Hossam Into Last Four

Featuring in his first Tour event, Egyptís Hazem Hossam is into the semi-finals of the 2nd Bangamata International Squash Tournament presented by SA Group.

The Egyptian came into the Challenger 5 level competition as the No.16 seed, and has been in great form throughout the week at the Chittagong Club Ltd, situated in the Bangladeshi city of Chattogram.

After beating No.5 seed Sandeep Ramachandran in straight games in the second round, Hossam took on No.3 seed Darren Rahul Pragasam in the last eight. He fell behind as the Malaysian won the opening game 11-8, but fought back strongly. 19-year-old Hossam, who has won three PSA Satellite events in 2023, won both the second and third games on tie-breaks to hold the advantage in the clash. He then claimed the fourth 11-7 to book his semi-final spot in Chattogram.

He will now face compatriot and top seed Ibrahim Elkabbani in the last four on Friday. His fellow Egyptian also overcame Malaysian opposition on Thursday, in the former of Hafiz Zhafri. A second game tie-break was crucial, with Elkabbani claiming it 14-12 en route to a straight games victory.

No.2 seed Seif Shenawy made it three Egyptians in the last four, after he got the better of Hong Kongís Lam Shing Fung in straight games. He will face another Hongkonger, in No.10 seed Matthew Lai in the semis. La defeated compatriot Chung Yat Long in a five-game battle on Thursday, and he will be aiming to reach a second Tour final.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected events will also be streamed live on SQUASHTV.
 
Round 1

Busy Opening Day In Chattogram

The opening day of the 2nd Bangamata International Squash Tournament presented by SA Group was a busy one, with 16 matches taking place.

The Chittagong Club Ltd in the Bangladeshi city of Chattogram is playing host to the Challenger 5 level competition, which started off with 32 players from seven nations.

The top two seeds, in Egyptís Ibrahim Elkabbani and Seif Shenawy both came through their first round matches unscathed. The tournamentís top seed, Elkabbani, downed MD Parvez Karim, while his compatriot got the better of Fazley Ahmed, with both Egyptians winning inside 20 minutes.

There was an upset towards the top of the seedings though. Indiaís Ravi Dixit overcame No.4 seed Ammar Altamimi to advance. The former World No.113 defeated the Kuwaiti No.2 in straight games to book his spot in the second round, joining compatriot and No.5 seed Sandeep Ramachandran in doing so.

The Malaysian quartet of Darren Rahul Pragasam, Wee Ming Hock, Hafiz Zhafri and Amir Amirul also advanced, along with Sri Lankan No.1 Ravindu Laksiri and six Hongkongers, including No.7 seed Harley Lam.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected events will also be streamed live on SQUASHTV.
 
Preview

The first event on the Challenger Tour this week will be the 2nd Bangamata International Squash Tournament presented by SA Group.

The Challenger 5 level menís competition will take place at the Chittagong Club in Chattogram, Bangladesh from Tuesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 11.

This will be the second edition of the tournament, twelve months after Egyptís Yassin Elshafei took the title. Another Egyptian will be the top seed this year, with Ibrahim Elkabbani leading the field. He will be joined by compatriot Seif Shenawy as the two men seeded to reach the final in Chattogram.

The Malaysian duo of Darren Rahul Pragasam and Hafiz Zhafri are also among the top eight seeds in the 32-strong draw, with Kuwaitís Ammar Altamimi, Indiaís Sandeep Ramachandran, Sri Lankan No.1 Ravindu Laksiri and Hong Kongís Harley Lam also in that bracket.

There will be ten Bangladeshis in action in the competition with Fazley Ahmed as the leading home hope. MD Shumon, Masum Ahmed and MD Shahadat Hossain will be among the wildcards for the competition.

The event takes place from Tuesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 11 at the Chittagong Club in Chattogram, Bangladesh.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected events will also be streamed live on SQUASHTV.
 

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