ARNOLD HOMES

TRING PSA SQUASH OPEN – $15k

May 21 – 26 2018 | Tring, Hertfordshire, UK

About

2018 ARNOLD HOMES TRING OPEN

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the players and spectators to the 2018 Arnold Homes Tring Open. This is the 2nd running of the event and we hope we can build on the success of last year.

We are very excited to announce a fantastic lineup for this years event, featuring UK players Adrian Waller (WR 38), Joel Makin (WR 43), Peter Creed (WR 55) and George Parker (WR 56), joined by Egyptians Yousseff Soliman (WR 50) and Karim El Hammamy (WR 60).

The top six seeds will be joined by 20 more players, eight of whom are currently ranked in the PSA top 100. With four spots in the main draw available through qualifying, the 2018 Arnold Homes Tring Open will be hotly contested with guaranteed high quality squash on display from start to finish.

Main Draw

23 – 26 May

Venue

Tring Squash Club

Prize fund

$15,000

Tickets

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Results

26/05/2018 - FINAL

Joel Makin (2) WAL bt Peter Creed (4) WAL 3-0 (11/4, 11/5, 11/3 – 45m)


25/05/2018 - SEMI FINALS

Peter Creed (4) WAL bt Adrian Waller (1) ENG 3-2 (3/11, 6/11, 11/7, 11/2, 13/11 – 87m)

An odd one to watch at times, Adrian was cruising, absolutely coasting for the first and most of the second but then appeared to switch off at the same time as Peter changed it a little and all of a sudden the momentum switched. Peter then really pushed on and Adrian knew he was in a real battle, we all know how much fight Peter has in him, he's shown it several times this week already. After losing the fourth 11/2 Adrian was in big trouble and it was a nail biting fifth which saw the crowd go wild as Peter took the match to reach tomorrow's final. Well done to Peter, he hugely deserves to be a finalist after the show he's put on so far this week.
Alex PrestonTring Club Champion

Joel Makin (2) WAL bt Youssef Soliman (3) EGY 3-0 (11/7, 11/8, 11/9 – 58m)

Joel and Youssef have both looked very strong from round one so this had potential for fireworks. It's a testament to Joel's form, fitness and mental strength that he finished this 3-0 and is yet to drop a game in the tournament.
Chris NoakesTournament Director

24/05/2018 - QUARTER FINALS

Adrian Waller (1) ENG bt Ramit Tandon (7) IND 3-0 (11/6, 11/9, 11/9 – 46m)

Ramit didn't really get it going tonight like he did the night before. I felt Adrian's game was too tight and disciplined to allow him the free reign he wanted to attack. Well done to Adrian - a very solid performance and he's looking like an extremely tough nut to crack.
Chris NoakesTournament Director

Peter Creed (4) WAL bt Mahesh Mangoankar (8) IND 3-1 (9/11, 12/10, 11/9, 11/7 – 74m)
Strong Welsh support from the balcony here tonight as witnessed by the Y Ddraig Goch and inflatable Daffodil! The crowd loved this one with both Peter and Mahesh playing extremely fairly, honestly and really trying to play every ball, which we all love to see. I thought both looked very strong but Peter seemed to have the extra speed and awareness when it counted.
Nick LaveryBar Patron

Youssef Soliman (3) EGY bt Bernat Jaume ESP 3-1 (11/5, 11/5, 11/13, 11/8 – 75m)
After the heroics of last night against Karim I think Bernat was maybe a bit drained mentally. Youssef offered lots going forward and was having a bit of a nickfest at one point. I was very pleased to get on and show my skills with the broom! Owning my own squash club these days (Thame Racquets) unfortunately I'm always very busy with the business side of things and I don't get much chance to do a job that I actually find very therapeutic.
Simon MartinEx European Racketball Champion

Joel Makin (2) WAL bt George Parker (5) ENG 3-0 (11/9, 11/3, 11/5 – 41m)
Have to say I managed to call this score beforehand so Messrs Noakes JNR and Walters will have to settle up with me later. I felt the first was going to be make or break for George, he and Joel played a real high quality game with phenomenal movement by the pair of them. It was great to watch and so clean with no traffic issues whatsoever, considering the ground they were covering it was unbelievable at times. Joel's consistency was just that bit too much in the end and nicking a tight first was pivotal.
Dave HerronTournament food and beverage assistant


 

Joel Makin vs George Parker

Bernat Jaume vs Youssef Soliman

Adrian Waller vs Ramit Tandon

Mahesh Mangoankar vs Peter Creed

23/05/2018 - FIRST ROUND

Adrian Waller (1) ENG bt (Q) Abhay Singh IND 3-0 (11/7, 16/14, 11/6 – 41m)

I got a good start but the 2nd game was crucial. Abhay played well and I had to save a couple of game balls, that was a big hurdle mentally. Pleased to be through to the quarters and looking forward to tomorrow.
Adrian WallerENG

Ramit Tandon IND bt Ahsan Ayaz PAK 3-0 (11/2, 11/3, 11/5 – 27m)
Everything was working well for me tonight, I was pleased with the way my tactics were working and my shots were coming off as well as could have hoped. Ahsan is a dangerous opponent and I was very happy to get it done 3-0 and not have an extended battle. Tomorrow will be a tough ask but I'm feeling good and up for it
Ramit TandonIND

Mahesh Mangaonkar (8) IND bt Jan Van Den Herrewegen BEL 3-1 (10/12, 11/4, 11/3, 11/7 – 57m)

Peter Creed (4) WAL bt (Q) Carlos Cornes Ribadas ESP 3-2 (11/6, 6/11, 12/10, 7/11, 11/4 – 77m)

The scoreline really reflects this match and the way it went, up and down all the way with the momentum changing direction regularly. Carlos was really enjoying the battle as was I, there really wasn't anything in it until I found that bit extra in the fifth. Thanks to Carlos and Charles the ref for an exciting and fair match which by the sounds of it the crowd really enjoyed.
Peter CreedWAL

Youssef Soliman (3) EGY bt (Q) Jaymie Haycocks ENG 3-1 (11/7, 7/11, 11/4, 11/7 – 52m)

Bernat Jaume ESP bt Karim El Hammamy (6) EGY 3-0 (12/10, 11/2, 18/16 – 68m)

That's one of my best results to date and to beat Karim, an ex World Junior Champion is a good step for me. I'm feeing confident and ready to take it to Youssef tomorrow in the quarters.
Bernat JaumeESP

George Parker (5) ENG bt (WC) Alex Noakes ENG 3-0 (11/3, 11/5, 11/6 – 38m)

Joel Makin (2) WAL bt (Q) Asim Khan 3-0 (14/12, 11/5, 11/2 – 39m)

At 0-4 in the second I realised Asim could get on a roll and pull it back so I made a big effort to tighten up and thankfully it paid off. He's a talented player and I'm very happy to win 3-0, ready for a big battle with George in the quarter finals.
Joel MakinWAL


 

George Parker vs Alex Noakes

George Parker vs Alex Noakes

Carlos Cornes Ribadas vs Peter Creed

Mahesh Mangoankar vs Jan Van Der Hereweggen

22/05/2018 - QUALIFYING FINALS

Jaymie Haycocks (1) ENG bt Rui Soares (5) POR 3-1 (10/12, 11/7, 13/11, 11/5 – 61m)

Really pleased to have won that one as he’s beaten me a couple of times recently. Happy with the way I played and looking forward to the main draw!
Jaymie HaycocksENG

Asim Khan (3) PAK bt Shahjahan Khan (8) PAK 3-0 (11/6, 11/9, 11/7 – 44m)

Carlos Cornes Ribadas (4) ESP bt Lyell Fuller (6) ENG 3-1 (5/11, 11/2, 11/5, 11/6 – 48m)

A slow start but happy with my game when I got going. Lyell is a dangerous player but was not at his best today. Happy to be in the main draw
Carlos Cornes RibadasESP

Abhay Singh (7) IND bt Emyr Evans WAL 3-2 (11/9, 5/11, 11/3, 7/11, 11/7 – 64m)


 

Abhay Singh vs Emyr Evans

Asim Khan vs Shahjahan Khan

Jaymie Haycocks vs Rui Soares

21/05/2018 - QUALIFYING FIRST ROUND

Jaymie Haycocks (1) ENG bt Bradley Masters ENG 3-1 (11/5, 6/11, 11/7, 11/2 – 36m)

Rui Soares (5) POR bt Robert Downer ENG 3-2 (11/7, 10/12, 7/11, 11/7, 11/8 – 78m)

Shahjahan Khan (8) PAK bt James Wyatt ENG 3-0 (11/7, 13/11, 15/13 – 32m)

Asim Kahn (3) PAK bt Ashley Davies ENG 3-1 (11/4, 11/7, 4/11, 11/9 – 48m)

It was really good to be on court with Ashley. He is a tough opponent and I’m happy to have won my match and be in the next round.
Asim KhanPAK

Carlos Cornes Ribadas (4) ESP bt Joe Brooke ENG 3-0 (11/9, 11/5, 11/5 – 25m)
Happy with my 1st round performance. Looking forward to playing Lyell tomorrow, I’m ready for it!
Thanks to Tring club and Chris for a great event and to my billet Ian Digby.
Carlos Cornes RibadasESP

Lyell Fuller (6) ENG bt Ondrej Uhurka CZE 3-0 (11/2, 11/6, 11/9 – 48m)
Happy to get through in 3 against Ondrej as he’s a tough competitor especially in the hot conditions today and this puts me in good stead for tomorrow. Hopefully a good battle with Carlos!
Lyell FullerENG

Abhay Singh (7) IND bt Michael Harris ENG 3-1 (11/7, 9/11, 11/7, 11/8 – 45m)

Emyr Evans WAL bt Kristian Frost (2) DEN 3-2 (8/11, 7/11, 11/7, 11/6, 11/5 – 66m)

Really very happy to win today especially after being 2-0 down. He’s very hard to beat and a strong player so I’m pleased to get through. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Emyr EvansWAL


 

Lyell Fuller vs Ondrej Uhurka

Draws

Main Draw – 23 May, 17:30

Qualifying Draw – 21 May, 17:30

PLAYERS

TOP SEEDS FOR 2018

Adrian Waller (1)

Adrian Waller (1)

World Ranking: 38

Racket: Head

Coach: Paul Carter

Joel Makin (2)

Joel Makin (2)

World Ranking: 43

Racket: Unsquashable

Coach: Rob Owen

Youssef Soliman (3)

Youssef Soliman (3)

World Ranking: 50

Racket: Prince

Coach: Hadrian Stiff

Peter Creed (4)

Peter Creed (4)

World Ranking: 55

Racket: Head

Coach: David Evans

George Parker (5)

George Parker (5)

World Ranking: 56

Racket: Unsquashable

Coach: Rob Owen

Karim El Hammamy (6)

Karim El Hammamy (6)

World Ranking: 60

Racket: Prince

Coach: Omar Abdel Aziz

2017

2017 saw many closely fought battles, notably Ahsan Ayaz from Pakistan progressing from qualifying through to the Semi Finals where he lost out to eventual winner Declan James. Greg Lobban took out number two seed Rafael Kandra, then followed that up by taking out Joel Makin, seeded three.

In a four game, 90 minute final Greg pushed hard but couldn’t find quite enough, with Declan eventually closing out the win 4/11, 13/11, 11/7, 11/9. 

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LOCATION

TRING SQUASH CLUB

Tring Squash Club

Club Location

Cow Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5NS

Partners

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Grapheve Property

Graham Littler

Ken Longhurst

Introducing our Tournament Director: He’s the who’s who of squash, the encyclopedia, the networker; who and what he doesn’t know in the game quite frankly isn’t worth mentioning…

Now in his second year leading the team involved in the Arnold Homes Tring Open, Chris Noakes puts huge effort into making this event successful. Without him it wouldn’t be happening, so thanks Chris, keep up the good work.

Betty Longhurst – Tring Squash Club Chairman

Introducing our Tournament Director: He’s the who’s who of squash, the encyclopedia, the networker; who and what he doesn’t know in the game quite frankly isn’t worth mentioning…

Now in his second year leading the team involved in the Arnold Homes Tring Open, Chris Noakes puts huge effort into making this event successful. Without him it wouldn’t be happening, so thanks Chris, keep up the good work.

Betty Longhurst – Tring Squash Club Chairman

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