Abbas Zeb Wins 39th CAS National Junior Open Squash Championship
Zeeshan Mehtab 6 days ago Fri 07th December 2018 | 07:30 PM
Abbas Zeb clinched the trophy after winning against Zeeshan Zeb in the final of the Under-19 category of the 39th Chief of the Air Staff National Junior Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Friday.
Air Marshal Asim Zaheer, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, was the chief guest on the occasion. Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Squash Federation Air Marshal Shahid Alvi, Air Marshal Jawad Khan, DCAS (Admin) PAF sports Control Committee, Air Vice Marshal Sarfaraz Khan, Air Officer Commanding Northern Air Commanding, Base Commander Peshawar Kaiser Janjua, officials, players and large number of spectators were also present.
Both Abbas Zeb and Zeeshan Zeb played well and gave each other a tough fight. It was the first set when Abbas Zeb took the first set by 11-4. Abbas Zeb fully dominated the set and did not give much time to settle down and thus Abbas Zeb marched into victory.
Abbas Zeb after winning the first set was so good with his strong length shorts, nick and drops shorts and grabbed the second set as well, the score was 11-8. It was the third set when Abbas took the lead but Zeeshan Zeb staged a comeback and won the third set by 8-11.
Abbas Zeb and Zeeshan Zeb also played well when the game tally was 2-1 as they rallied to 14-12. Both struggled for a single point and played some excellent game against each other. The set was also tied at 4-4, 5-5, 7-7, 8-8, 9-9, 10-10, 11-11 and 12-12.
In the Under-17 category Farhan Hashmi of Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Ltd recorded victory against Asad Ullah of PAF in a thrilling four sets battle, the score was 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 and 11-9. Farhan Hashmir and Asad Ullah played well against each other and received some thundering applause from the sitting spectators.
In the Under-15 category Muhammad Hamza of PAF defeated Huzaifa Zahid of PAF in another thrilling final.
Muhammad Hamza faced tough resistance against Huzaifa Zahid in the 3-0 battle, the score was 11-9, 11-7 and 11-9. Muhammad Hamza played well and despite facing tough resistance against Huzaifa Zahid but he dominated the final and thus marched into victory 3-0.
In the Under-13 final Anas Bokhari of Punjab defeated Humam Ahmad of PAF in thrilling five sets battle, the score was 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 7-11, and 13-11. Both Anas Bokhari and Humam played well and gave each other a tough fight. Anas Bokhari won the first two sets at 11-9 and 11-9 but after losing the first two sets, Humam came back strongly and succeeded in leveling the tally 2-2 when he exhibited some classical display of nick, smashes and length shorts. It was the fifth set when Anas was leading by 4-1, 9-4 but Humam tied the tally at 4-4 and then at 9-9 besides saving two match points.
In the Under-11 Varun Asif of Punjab faced tough resistance against Mobeen of PAF in the 3-1 battle. Varun took 29 minute by marching into victory at 11-8, 11-6, 6-11 and 11-7.
Speaking at the occasion, Vice Chief of the Air Staff said that PSF in collaboration with PAF has focused on the promotion of Squash at grassroots level. He further said that these young players are the future of Pakistan Squash and would be provided every possible facility to bring the lost glory in the game. He also announced cash prize of 500,000 from PAF and a brand new car from PSF to the player who win the upcoming British Open Juniors and US Open Junior Squash Championships.
The CAS Junior Open Squash Championship was played from Dec 3-7 with the prize money of Rs. 500,000. Over two hundred players from all over the country, including all national seeded junior players, participated in the championship.