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World Open

David seals 7th victory in HK with panache

Nicol David's love affair with the city continued last night, as she took her seventh title in a row here at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open last night.

Monday, 21 November, 2011, 12:00am

'Beating David is difficult but can be done,' says finalist Duncalf

A determined Jenny Duncalf of England wants to become the first player to beat Malaysian Nicol David this year when the world's two best players meet in the final of the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open at Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill, today.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Chiu on collision course with nemesis David

Hong Kong's Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin and newly crowned world champion Nicol David of Malaysia are on another collision course as one of Asia's most enduring rivalries is set to continue at next month's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Au and Chiu get the ball rolling for HK at Open

Annie Au Wing-chi's campaign at the World Open in Manchester got off to a flying start when she defeated world number 17 Samantha Teran of Mexico in one of the day's biggest upsets.

The Hong Kong number two wrapped up the match in 36 minutes with a 11-5, 11-4, 3-11, 11-5 victory.

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Each week we talk to HK's brightest and best

Name Leo Au Chun-ming

School Jockey Club Ti-I College

Grade Form Six

Sport Squash

Achievements Leo, 18, is Hong Kong's top-ranked junior squash player.

He has won many local competitions and achieved excellent results overseas as well.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Referee in the firing line

David Palmer went out of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open with a bang. First he pushed defending champion Amr Shabana all the way in a bitterly fought semi-final. Then he took a swipe at organisers for failing to comply with international standards in not using a three-man referee system.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hu pledges cash splash for promoters

'Imaginative' event concepts to get government support - and extra funding

'Come up with a good idea and we will back you all the way. Money is no limit.' That's the provocative challenge thrown down to sports associations yesterday by Herman Hu Shao-ming, head of the government's Major Sports Events committee.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

HK seeks funds for hosting worlds

Hong Kong will host the prestigious men and women's World Open for the first time later this year - if financial arrangements can be worked out.

Hong Kong Squash, the local governing body, is now working hard to secure sufficient funding for the $4 million event, which includes total prize money of $2 million.

7 May 2005 - 12:00am

What a perfect way for Owens to finish her career

A slow boat to China chugged away last night in Victoria Harbour, behind the outdoor court set up on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Carol Owens was not on it. She was on the fast track to winning the Credit Suisse Privilege World Women's Open.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Stunning skyline steals show

The mountain, they say, came to Mohammed. Yesterday, Hong Kong's version saw squash being taken to the people - glass court and all as the semi-finals of the Credit Suisse Privilege World Women's Open was played out in the stunning surroundings outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

13 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Stunning HK skyline steals the show

Owens, Jackman win on a day when players were cast in supporting roles

The mountain, they say, came to Mohammed. Yesterday, Hong Kong's version saw squash being taken to the people - glass court and all as the semi-finals of the Credit Suisse Privilege World Women's Open was played out in the stunning surroundings outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

13 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

HK in with shout to host World Open

Hong Kong has a good chance of staging the Women's World Open in December, Heather Deayton, executive director of Hong Kong Squash, said yesterday.

'We have approached the government, asking for funds to host this prestigious event from December 7-14. The initial response has been very good and I'm optimistic that the tournament will go ahead,' Deayton said.

14 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

'I'm confident the Hong Kong Open will be one of the Grand Slam events'

The feeling is mutual. Both squash sexes like being with each other. And expectant organisers and officials hope this week's cosy Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Men's and Women's Open will lead to the birth of four tennis-style Grand Slam events next year.

21 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

SAR young brigade aim to make world's top 16

Hong Kong hope a combination of young talent and a successful protest over seedings will put them back in the women's elite.

18 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Brave Barada back from brink

He's back. Only months after suffering a near-fatal stabbing, Egyptian star Ahmed Barada is miraculously taking his place in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open ready to challenge the world again. And this time, he's more determined than ever.

29 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

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