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  1. Captain demands more from HK

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com It wasn't pretty but Jonathan Chu and Coenie van Wyk got the job done, pushing Hong Kong to an unassailable 3-0 lead over Syria to ensure a place ... and Issam Al Taweel to seal victory in the relegation play-off at Victoria Park. Syria will be demoted to group three next year, while Hong Kong keep their place. 'The goal [now] must be to win ...

  2. Home advantage for HK in Syria Davis Cup clash

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong heaved a sigh of relief after the toss of a coin decided next month's Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group Two tie against Syria ... year. 'It will be good playing at home, although even if we had lost the coin toss, the chances of the ITF [International Tennis Federation] playing the tie in Syria would have been very ...

  3. Hong Kong make short work of Syria

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Hong Kong thrashed Syria 3-0 yesterday in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II of the Federation Cup in Seoul, finishing top of the standings and winning promotion into Group I next year. Team veteran Tong Ka-po quickly disposed of Syria's Sarah Makki 6-0, 6-0, while youngster Geraldine Leong Kwan-ning made a sterling debut, beating Sybille Khayat 6-1, 6-0. ...

  4. Hosts China thrash Syria in opener

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... HOSTS China roared out of the starting blocks at the 22nd Asian Men's Basketball Championships on Tuesday, hammering Syria 103-51 in their opening Group C game in the northeastern ... Championships Tuesday's results Group A - Uzbekistan 68 Hong Kong 64; Lebanon 79 Kazakhstan 70 Group B - India 94 Kuwait 74; South Korea 103 Malaysia 72 Group C -Taiwan 74 Iran 83; China 103 Syria ...

  5. HK seek 'miracle' to keep Olympic hopes alive

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teams (Hong Kong, Syria and Malaysia) still have a chance to qualify as runners-up in the group. Hong Kong, who scored a surprising 1-0 away win over Malaysia in their last match, are bottom with only one win in three matches. If they can win both remaining matches, they could still qualify, depending on the other teams' results. Syria, who have won two of their four matches, ...

  6. HK face must-win game

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong need a victory over Taiwan today to reach the quarter-finals of the Asian championship in Tokushima, Japan. The team kept their hopes alive with a hard-fought win over Syria in group D yesterday. Inspired by captain Poon Chi-ho (pictured), HK produced a great performance to defeat the Middle East state 104-100. Point guard Poon picked up 38 points, ...

  7. Highly skilled

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are top on six points. Hong Kong can take heart from Kuwait's recent form as the Kuwaitis lost twice at home to Syria in the space of three days, 1-0 on Tuesday and 2-1 on Thursday. ...

  8. Syrians quick to punish HK's defensive failings

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... straight loss in group B qualifying. The 2-0 reversal at home to Syria, which follows the 3-0 defeat by Japan, left the SAR side pointless and rooted to the bottom of the group with Malaysia, who lost 2-1 to Japan in Kuala Lumpur. Japan and Syria, who began their campaign with a 3-1 win against Malaysia, share top billing on six points in the race for the two qualifying places. ...

  9. Yu to set a Davis Cup record then call it a day

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of appearances- 22- but revealed the tie against Syria at Victoria Park will be his last. 'This is the last time I will be playing for Hong Kong in Davis Cup,' Yu said yesterday. 'I ... this weekend when Hong Kong meet Syria in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group Two tie. Life has come full circle for Yu, who's Davis Cup career started in 2002: 'The first time I played, ...

  10. Only a win will do for SAR

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa A depleted Hong Kong under-23 team will need to beat Syria to keep their Olympic hopes alive when the two sides meet in a group B qualifying match at Hong Kong Stadium tonight. ... will then join hosts China, the automatic qualifiers, as the Asian representatives in Beijing next year. Syria are currently second in the group, with Hong Kong bottom. ...




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