Coast Open Squash Tournament 2017

The Coast Open Squash tournament was held at Mombasa Continental Resort in Mtwapa, on 14th to 16thApril 2017 for the first time ever, which is proof that apart from the fact that the coast region is a tourist attraction, it also has a lot to offer in terms of sporting facilities such as squash. The tournament had a total of 36 entries with a number of new faces and the return of legends.

We had one draw for the main event and a different draw for the ladies event. We also had a plate draw for the main event first and second round losers together with the ladies.

We had very competitive matches from the onset but the juice was turned up in the second round and the quarter finals with a few upsets in the fray. Hussein Moiz proceeded to the Quaters after a very close shave with Charles Wambua (A.K.A longman) by scrapping through  with a narrow 3-2 win. He was later whitewashed by James Dalidi in the quarter finals 3-0.  The other quarterfinal showdown between Abdul Aziz and Billy Jusa proved that altitude conditions may affect performance after Billy hard a tough time adapting to the court but later lost to the fitter Abdul Aziz 3-1. The main event first semi final was between Leon Keya and Abdul Aziz, with Leon beating Abdul 3-0. The second semifinal was between James Dalidi and Hardeep Reel, where Dalidi won in a keenly contested semi final, with the score being 3-2. This was the match of the tournament after a display of spectacular shots from Hardeep and amazing pickups by one of the fittest athletes in Kenya, James Dalidi.  The Ladies final was won by Elizabeth Mulwa who beat a resurgent Beatrice Musyoka 3-0. The Main Plate event was also won by Elizabeth Mulwa beating Nick Ngari 3-1.

The Results were as follows;

Main Event

Winner – JAMES DALIDI

 R- UP – LEON KEYA

Ladies  

Winner – ELIZABETH MULWA

R –  UP  – BEATRICE MUSYOKA

Main Event Plate –

Winner –ELIZABETH MULWA

R- UP – NICK NGARI

Ladies Plate

Winner – Emma Phillips

R-UP – Shaleen

KSRA would like to thank Mombasa Continental Resort for hosting the tournament, Mr. Ellistone Kimega the tournament organizer and all the players who participated in the tournament. Special thanks to all who volunteered to mark the games. KSRA looks forward to having more events at Mombasa Continental Resort.

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