Hong Kong hosted the 2015 squash tournament Hong Kong FC International which ispart of the world tour Professional Squash Association (PSA) and the Women’s Squash Association (WSA).
The competition was settled by Max Lee for his country in front of his fans after he defeated the Indian Saurav Ghosal in the final game, with scores of 11-9, 6-11, 1-11, 9-11 in a game that continued for 70 minutes.
Through his path towards the title, Max Lee achieved four victories which he started with at the expense of Taipei James Huang in the first round, which Lee won by a total score of 3-0. In the second round of the competition, Lee won over English player Tom Richards with the total score of 3-2. Lee achieved his third win against Egyptian player Omar Abdel Meguid in the semi-finals, with total score of 3-0.
With such a win, Max Lee maintains the title which he also won last year at the expense of his Malaysian competitor Ong Beng Hee.
The female Hong Kong player Annie Au was titled champion of the tournament’s female competitions, after defeating the Egyptian player Habiba Mohamed in the final game with scores of 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 4-11, 8-11.
Au started the competition winning over her rival Carmen Lee in the first round, with a total score of 3-0. In the quarter finals, Au won over Joey Chan with total score 3-1, while her third win was against the Indian Joshna Chinappa in the semi final, with total score of 3-1.
Last year’s title was won by the American Amanda Sobhy at the expense of the Australian Rachael Grinham.
Guatemala witnessed the Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta 2015 championship which is under the PSA world tour and has a total prize money purse of $35,000. The Torneo title was won by Egyptian player Omar Mosaad, after his Mexican competitor César Salazar withdrew from the final game. Mosaad maintained the title for Egypt after it was won last year by Marwan El-Shorbagy.
In the first round, Mosaad faced the Mexican Alfredo Ávila and defeated him with a total score of 3-1, while in the quarter finals he overcame the Australian player Ryan Cuskelly with total score of 3-1. Mosaad ascended to the finals after eliminating his Egyptian competitor Mohamed Abouelghar with the total score of 3-1.
Marwan El-Shorbagy, the Egyptian star, also participated in the competition but he was out in the first round after facing defeat at the hands of the English Eddie Charlton 3-2.