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ALLAM BRITISH OPEN 2014

Posted in British Squash, European Squash, First Round, Joelle King, Qualifiers, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

May (World Series Platinum), England

This was the first time I had qualified for this prestigious event, played in Hull. I had my family of in-laws and friends watching every game. I had more support than the English girls. Thanks to an awesome family!!!

Qualifiers 1: Won 3-1 vs Victoria Temple-Murray (England), 12/10 11/4 4/11 11/4

Siyoli vs Victoria

Siyoli vs Victoria

Qualifiers 2: Won 3-2 vs Lisa Camilleri (Australia), 11/6 11/8 6/11 8/11 11/7
1st Round: Lost 3-0 vs Joelle King (New Zealand), 11/2 11/5 11/5

Joelle King

Joelle King

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WELCOME TO 2014

Posted in Asia Squash, Canadian Squash, First Round, LASER LOGISTICS, Qualifiers, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash Results, squash tournament, World Open on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

Winnipeg Winter Club Women’s Open 2014, Canada
January (Tour 15)

1st Round: Won 3-0 vs Ivonne Diaz (Mexico), 11/7 11/4 11/3
Quarter Finals: Lost 3-0 to Joshana Chinappa (India), 11/7 11/7 11/7

Joshana vs Siyoli

Joshana vs Siyoli

Penang Women’s World Championships 2013
March 2014 (World Series Platinum)

Qualifiers 1: Won 3-2 vs Lotte Erikson (Norway), 12/10 8/11 11/9 9/11 11/7
Qualifiers 2: Lost 3-1 vs Lisa Aitken (England) ,11/5 5/11 11/6 11/7

Texas Open 2014
April (Tour 50)

Qualifiers 1: Won 3-0 vs Roxanna Keshavarz (England), 11/3 11/2 11/6
Qualifiers 2: Lost 3-0 vs Nour El Sherbini (Egypt), 11/5 11/6 11/6

Richmond Open 2014
April (Tour 10)

1st Round: Won 3-0 vs Diana Garcia (Mexico), 11/2 11/5 11/5
Quarter Final: Won 3-1 vs Kristen Lange (USA), 11/4 11/5 11/13 11/4
Semi Final: Lost 3-1 vs Rachel Grinham (Australia), 8/11 11/9 11/4 11/7

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QUALIFIER FOR WORLD SERIES EVENT

Posted in Asia Squash, First Round, Joelle King, LASER LOGISTICS, Qualifiers, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament, Technifibre on September 18, 2013 by siyoli

CIMB MALAYSIAN OPEN 2013
Kuala Lumpur

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MAIN DRAW
Round 1 
(Wednesday 11th September 2013)

Opponent: Joelle King
Country: New Zealand
Seed: 5
World Ranking: 5
Result: Lost 3-0; 11/5 11/4 11/8

Qualification Round
(Tuesday 10th September 2013)

Opponent: S. Sivasangeri
Country: Malaysia
Seed: Local Junior
Result: Won 3-0; 11/9 11/4 11/7

UCT Open 2012 prizes

Posted in British Squash, First Round, Qualifiers, Squash Results, Upcoming Squash Events on May 14, 2012 by siyoli

UCT Open 2012 prizes

Grainger Family Prizegiving

So i lost this one 3-1 in the Finals. I was a little disappointed to have lost, considering i had managed to dominate rallies, but made unforced errors when the opportunities opened up. Milnay play consistently well down the lines, but found myself using the drop shot too early, which allowed her openings to attack, and forced me to use my speed to defend, rather than for attacking.

Anyone who watched my league matches the Monday night, and Tuesday night following the Sunday’s final, would have thought I was taking out all my frustrations on my poor unsuspecting opponents. Well i hope i manage to bring that same fire to the Brisith Open.

I flew out to London on Wednesday to compete in the Allam British Open.
Watch this space…
http://www.britishopensquash.net/sun-13th-day-two-at-st-georges/

RESULTS UPDATE for OCTOBER

Posted in European Squash, Qualifiers, Squash Results, World Open on November 12, 2011 by siyoli

SANTIAGO DE COMPESTELLA OPEN
SPAIN

Squash in Spain turned out to be of a learning experience than I hoped.
I struggled through my matches on the all glass court. The girls matches were scheduled while the afternoon sun was still beaming on court erected in the Area Central Shopping Complex. This made visibility of the ball difficult at times, especially if was a low hard cross court, or high lob. It made me look slow to the front…actually, let me put excuses aside, I was slow to adapting and played the wrong game on it.

1st Round
19th October

Opponent: Catuxa Codesido
Nationality: Spain
World Ranking: 273
Result: Won 3-0, 11/9 11/3 11/5 (14min)

Quarter Finals
20th October

Opponent: Cyrielle Peltier
Nationality: France
World Ranking: 120
Result: Won 3-1

Semi Final
21st October

Opponent: Lisa Aitken
Nationality: Scotland
World Ranking: 68
Result: Lost 3-0, 11/7 11/9 11/5 (18min)

Against Lisa, I fell apart somewhat- maybe “choked” is the word. I wanted it too much and ended up crashing instead. I tried to match her fast paced game, and lost my accuracy along the way. I forgot the new crucial lesson I picked up in Pontefract in July. I hope to bring them to surface again soon.

WORLD OPEN
ROTTEDAM, NETHERLANDS

Round 1 Qualifiers
29th October

BYE

Round 2 Qualifiers
30th October

Opponent: Milou van der Heijden
Nationality: Holland
World Ranking: 51
Result: Won 3-1; 4/11 11/4 12/10 11/8 (42min)

Official Media Report:
The last Dutch interest in the qualifying competitions came to an end when Siyoli Waters came from a game down to beat Milou Van Der Heijden before a partisan home crowd.

“Milou made it hard for me, but I also made it difficult for myself,” admitted the South African, “I made a few errors trying to create something out of nothing and lost some good leads.

“You put more pressure on yourself to win when it’s a big event like this, so I’m just aiming to play good squash in my next match and not worry about the score, the opponent or the crowd.”

That next opponent will be Kanzy El Dafrawy who boosted the already impressive Egyptian tally with a 3/1 win over yesterday’s quickest winner Birgit Coufal, although Kanzy needed to refocus after dropping the third game 11/0, which she did to take the fourth 13/11.

More info: http://www.worldopensquash2011.com/index.htm

Round 3 Qualifier
31st October

Opponent: Kanzy El Dafrawy
Nationality: Egypt
World Ranking: 35
Result: Lost 3-0, 11/6 11/4 11/9 (33min)

I didn’t play at my best in the first 2 games, and found myself running aimlessly after balls. In the third game, i got some structure back into my game, but gave her such a big lead at the start that I made it too difficult for myself. Naturally I’m disappointed, but in some sense, am excited about the future and the development of my game.

Kanzy went on to have a great tournement, beating an Egyptian champion and former world no.4, Omneya Abdel Kawy. She was then stopped in her tracts by the up and coming Indian star player, Dipika Pallikal. Another young Egyptian, Nour El Sherbini, celebrated her 16th birthday by beating the world no.13, Donna Urquhart from Australia. These youngsters never cease to amaze me. I guess I’m just going to have to learn to stay “young at heart”.

QATAR CLASSIC

Posted in Qatar Open, Qualifiers, WISPA squash players on October 19, 2011 by siyoli

QUALIFICATION ROUND 2
SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
Opponent: Farah Abdel Meguid
Nationality: Egypt
World Ranking: 97
Result: Lost 3-1; 8/11 11/5 11/6 11/2 (33m)

I started off well and Farrah started off badly, and the obtained result is a lopsided game score…in my favour of course. I was 7-0 up before i knew it. Then she woke up…and boy did she play well. I managed to hold onto the first game. She caught me flat footed many times with her backhand boast, then she hit nicks and perfect drops left right and centre. I didn’t know what hit me and i felt helpless.

She went on to play Jaclyn Hawkes, the No.11 seed from New Zealand and World #15. Farrah beat her 3-1. That means that Farrah is really playing well at the moment, also boasting her 7kg lighter frame after working hard these previous months. Sometimes it’s best to just pat a player on the back when they are playing superbly, and not get too analytical about your game. Well done Farrah! Next time, i’ll be ready.

These young Egyptians are definitely taking the squash world by storm, and their ranking hardly ever reflects their ability accurately, as some of them tend to only play tournaments that are in Egypt or not far from it. Two Egyptian teenagers just caused major upsets in the Qatar Classic. The 16 year Nour El Sherbini beat the World No.5 and September’s US Open champion, Laura Massaro. The 18 year old Nour El Tayeb, current world junior champion, beat the world No.2, Jenny Duncalf yesterday. They will have to compete against each other today…and I’m sure will have many more battles in the future.

For more squash results, go to:
http://www.squashsite.co.uk/qatar/today.htm

BLOG CATCH UP: DEC 2010 – JULY 2011

Posted in Africa Squash, Asia Squash, Australian Squash, British Squash, Dipika Pallikal, European Squash, Finals, First Round, milestone, Qualifiers, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash Results, Upcoming Squash Events, WISPA squash players on September 5, 2011 by siyoli

BLOG UPDATE

So. It’s been a long time since I updated my blog. It has been a busy year with some exciting results, other results that I would like to forget and small milestones reached.

(All player’s rankings will be reported on their current August rankings.)

NEW SOUTH WALES OPEN, SYDNEY
JULY 2011

Opponent: Amanda Landers-Murphy
Country: New Zealand
World Ranking: No.66
Round Reached: Semi-Finals
Result: Lost 3-2

Hard match to lose considering I had beaten her the week before. She played well and went on to win the tournament. Some good lessons learned in that match.

QUEENSLAND OPEN, BRISBANE
JULY 2011

Opponent: Song Su Mi
Country: South Korea
World Ranking: No.50
Round Reached: Finals
Result: Won 3-0

It was so weird to end a tournament on a win. I guess we get so used to exiting a tournament on a loss. I played more calmly and clearly and it showed…and payed off. This was definitely the direct effect of the previous weeks training.

THREE CHEERS TO MY FIRST WIN ON THE TOUR!!!!

WISPA PYRAMIDES OPEN, PARIS
JUNE 2011

Opponent: Celia Allemargot
Country: France
World Ranking: No.81
Round Reached: Qualifying Finals
Result: Lost 3-0

This was a match that was tough to lose. I wanted to win that match, but just didn’t play well. The tension in my body was too obvious and affected how I played.

Fortunately, after the tournament, I went to Uk to visit family and friends, and also got the opportunity to train in Pontefract. The training I received there was exactly what I needed – a few things were mentioned before by others but no-one had ever been able to show me “how”.

SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, JOHANNESBURG
JUNE 2011

June was a tough month on the squash court because I did not play the squash that I wanted. And the results did not lie either, I felt there was something I was doing wrong, but I did not know what it was.

Opponent: Tenille van der Merwe
Country: South Africa
SA Ranking: SA Champion
Round Reached: Semi Finals
Result: Lost 3-1

WESTERN PROVINCE OPEN, CAPE TOWN
JUNE 2011

Opponent: Milnay Louw
Country: South Africa
SA Ranking: SA No.1
Round Reached: Semi-Finals
Result: Lost 3-1

HURGHADA OPEN, EGYPT
MAY 2011

Opponent: Salma Hany
Country: Egypt
World Ranking: No.79
Round Reached: Qualifying Finals
Result: Lost 3-2

This match was a little weird for me. I don’t like making excuses, however, I would like to say that 5minutes before my match, I seemed to lose all energy that I had. It was weird – yes I all of a sudden felt really sleepy and lethargic.

That means that as the match started I felt groggy and dizzy, which on the squash court looked like I was playing purposeless shots and shoddy footwork.
Suddenly I was 2-0 down…then the electricity went off!! This was probably my lucky break…literally. The lights were off in the entire complex. After a few minutes, I decided to lie down, and had a little nap. After what I think was 20minutes, I woke up with the electricity still gone, but I did feel fresher.

The lights came back on, went back on court and managed to catch up to 2-2 in games, In the last game, Salma showed no signs of giving up, and I started playing the wrong game against her, which gave her more confidence. In the end, she won in a tie breaker. I guess this time, I woke up too late.


EGYPT CIRCUIT NO.1, CAIRO
MAY 2011

Opponent: Heba El Torky
Country: Egypt
World Ranking: No.29
Round Reached: Finals
Result: Lost 3-2

Heba is a strong fighter, so I knew the game was going to be somewhat physical and I would need to maintain my levels of positive aggressiveness. The match had a close result in the end, but I was more happy that I played the squash that I wanted to play.

HONG KONG OPEN
APRIL 2011

Opponent: Joshana Chinnapa
Country: India
World Ranking: No.31
Round Reached: Top 16
Result: Lost 3-0

The Indian girls are known for their deceptive moves. Joshna played well and did not allow me to settle into my game. It was a match that was a bit too short for my liking. It ‘s tough meeting the top players in the early rounds.

INDIA CHALLENGER NO.1, CHENNAI
APRIL 2011

Opponent: Dipika Palikal
Country: India
World Ranking: No.24
Round Reached: Top 16
Result: Lost 3-1

In this match, once again I was on the back foot from the beginning, with Dipika attacking me in the front of the court. The third game was long and had some great rallies and I played more confidently and began to attack her too. I soon had the egde and managed to take the game.
The fourth game is one I would love to forget. She played some great winners to start. Then I became too aware of the score line and lost focus. To close the match with a 11-0 loss, after taking the game before was bitterly disappointing…probably should be deemed “unacceptable”.

VINDEE WISPA OPEN, FRANCE
MARCH 2011

Opponent: Lauren Briggs
Country: England
World Ranking: No.49
Round Reached: Finals
Result: Lost 3-1

Lauren Briggs is a player that has had a ranking in the Top 30. Due to injury her ranking dropped and now she is back in the game. She was a tricky player to play – very calm and deceptive. It was a good experience to play against her game style.
THREE CHEERS TO MY FIRST FINAL!!!!! YEAH!

WORLD CUP TEAMS, INDIA
MARCH 2011

This was a team event where countries sent 3 men and 2 women.
Our SA Team comprised of Steve Coppinger, Clinton Leeuw, Rodney Durbach, Tenille ven der Merwe and yours truly.

Opponent: Raneem El Weielly
Country: Egypt
World Ranking: No.12
Result: Lost 3-0

SA team was in a pool with Egypt, France and Sri Lanka. Only the top two teams were going to make it through to the finals rounds. Unfortunately we lost against Egypt and France.

ISP 100TH CELEBRATION INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
FEBRUARY 2011

This was a tournament to celebrate Indian Squash. It was invitational and not for world ranking purposes.

Opponent: Siti Murina Jusoh
Country: Malaysia
World Ranking: No.47
Round Reached: Semi Finals
Result: Lost 3-2

PUNJ LLOYD INDIAN SQUASH TOURNAMENT
DECEMBER 2010

Opponent: Jaclyn Hawkes
Country: New Zealand
World Ranking: No.16
Round Reached: Top 16
Result: Lost 3-0

Jaclyn is known to be a steady player who doesn’t often make mistakes. That means you win by outlasting her or playing accurate attacking squash. In the first two games, I was the won who made the mistakes. I then got into it and was able to rally with her longer and play more accurately. Her experience got he better of me. Next time!!

UPCOMING EVENTS
September will see me playing in the USA. I am looking forward to it.
WATCH THIS SPACE!!

DREAD SERIES OPEN NO.1, WASHINGTON DC
1st – 4th SEPTEMBER 2011

ORANGE COUNTY OPEN, CALIFORNIA
8th -11th SEPTEMBER 2011

PHOENIX OPEN, USA
15th – 18th SEPTEMBER 2011