Men’s Squash Captain’s Report 2016/2017 Season

The Hong Kong Football Club squash section had another excellent season in the Hong Kong squash league. We fielded 16 Main league teams and 7 Masters teams, together with the 6 Ladies teams as reported by the Ladies Captain.

There were several promotions of teams since the previous season so competition was significantly increased.  We fielded two teams for the first time in both Division 8 and 10, whilst dropping one of our Division 14 teams as players moved up divisions compared to the previous season.

We were particularly successful in our teams playing in the strongest divisions. We won the leagues across the top Divisions 2, 3, 4 with teams HKFC2B and HKFC4 winning the Double in the playoff as well.  Given the ever-increasing strength of these Divisions across Hong Kong this was a remarkable achievement.  Strength was also shown in our mid-ranked teams with division championships in Divisions 7 and 10A, as well as playoff series champions in Division 8 and 11. All 14 of our teams at Division 11 or a higher standard made it to the finals series.

Thanks to the convenors and all the players for sustaining our record of success:

Congratulations go to teams and convenors who led their teams to these titles:

  •  HKFC2B – League and Playoff Champions – Convened by Homing Chiu 
  •  HKFC3 – League Champion – Convened by Terence Teo
  •   HKFC4 – League and Playoff Champions – Convened by James Li
  •   HKFC7 – League Champion – Convened by Dave Chan
  •   HKFC8B – Playoff Champion – Convened by Philip Ting
  •   HKFC10A – League Champion – Convened by Vinod Harjani
  •   HKFC11 – Playoff Champion – Convened by Rajesh Mulchand

 

Besides 8 players who were unbeaten this season (shown in attached table), congratulations also go to the two players who topped the charts as the highest ranked players in their respective divisions:

  •          David Champion – Division 5
  •          Jeff Leung – Division 11

 

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The league and playoff double by Division 2B team led by Homing Chiu was a historic milestone of success for HKFC squash. Division 2 is the highest amateur division of squash in Hong Kong and the level of play in this division gets stronger from year to year.  Strengthened by bringing in South Africa ex-professional Rudi Willemse (highest world ranking 189) at number 1 this season, Ho Ming’s team brought home an extraordinary 4-1 victory over Kowloon Cricket Club in the playoff final.

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Division 4 also had an excellent season led by James Li, strengthened by two young and upcoming players Ray Man and Wilson Chan at 1 and 2 as well as veteran Chris Caves who all newly joined the club this season. HKFC4 were the only team across all of Hong Kong squash in any division that were unbeaten in any match this season!

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Other memorable team performances include Terence Teo leading Division 3 to victory in another exceptionally strong division.

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Dave Chan brought home a fantastic league championship win on the tough Division 7 Friday night.

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Philip Ting and Rajesh Mulchand continued their success as convenors with yet more silverware in consecutive seasons leading Division 8B and Division 11 respectively to playoff championships.

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Vinod Harjani led his Division 10 team to victory in a very tight division.


In terms of other strong individual performances, Carmen Lee won all 13 of her games in Main League Division 3 providing a deep support to that team to win the Championship in a particularly tough division. Two of our new members Chris Caves and Charles Ko were unbeaten this season.

Stuart Gates showed incredible improvement through the season in Division 10 and in Division M2.

Finally, Jeff Leung was unbeaten with the most wins of any player across all our teams (18 wins), dominating Division 11 and clearly set for a stronger division next year.

Many thanks go to vice-captain Nathan L’Huillier for all his help throughout the season, in particular for taking up the challenging tours role. I wish him every success as he moves back to Melbourne, and hope he can find a chance to come back and see us often in Hong Kong.

I look forward to building further on our success in the coming season.

Julian Tanner

HKFC Squash Men’s Captain

 

Team League and Playoff Positions

Team and Division

League Position

Playoff Position

2A

Champion

Champion

2B

4

4

3

Champion

2

4

Champion

Champion

5

2

2

6A

3

2

6B

4

4

7

Champion

3

8A

4

3

8B

2

Champion

9

4

3

10A

Champion

2

10B

4

3

11

2

Champion

13

6

-

14

7

-

M1A

4

4

M1B

8

-

M2A

2

2

M2B

4

4

M3A

3

3

M3B

6

-

M4

7

-

 

Highest HK Squash League Ranking Point Players (>5 games and >20 points)

Player 

Division 

Points 

Matches 

Div Ranking 

Rudi Willemse

2

21.56

16

2

Keith Frith

3

21.00

15

5

Ray Man

4

24.50

12

2

Wilson Chan

4

22.07

14

6

Eashwar Krishnan

4

20.40

5

10

David Champion

5

25.13

16

1

Jason Waldie

5

21.00

6

5

Gergo Schlosser

6

22.41

17

3

Neil Sadarangani

6

21.55

11

7

Charles Ko

7

25.00

12

2

Adrian Ng

7

20.75

12

5

Joseph Kwok

8

21.94

16

2

TK Yeung

8

20.44

16

5

Mike Zimmerman

9

20.54

13

6

Stuart Gates

10

21.14

21

3

David Cross

10

20.00

18

7

Jeff Leung

11

26.33

18

1

Rajesh Mulchand

11

20.73

11

6

Nigel Steffensen

13

22.20

15

5

David Champion

M1

22.20

10

4

Julian Tanner

M2

22.69

16

2

Adrian Ng

M2

21.00

9

9

David Cross

M3

21.17

18

5

Jurg Niederberger

M3

20.50

6

8

Emma Duncombe

M4

20.00

6

12

 

Unbeaten Players in Main League (>5 games)

Name

Division

Wins

Carmen Lee 

3

13

Sean Soo 

4

10

Chris Caves 

4

9

Eashwar Krishnan 

4

5

Karen Lau 

4

5

Charles Ko 

7

12

Jeff Leung 

11

18

Jurg Niederberger

M3

6

 

 

Men’s Squash Captain’s Report 2016/2017 Season

The Hong Kong Football Club squash section had another excellent season in the Hong Kong squash

league. We fielded 16 Main league teams and 7 Masters teams, together with the 6 Ladies teams as

reported by the Ladies Captain.

There were several promotions of teams since the previous season so competition was significantly

increased. We fielded two teams for the first time in both Division 8 and 10, whilst dropping one of

our Division 14 teams as players moved up divisions compared to the previous season.

We were particularly successful in our teams playing in the strongest divisions. We won the leagues

across the top Divisions 2, 3, 4 with teams HKFC2B and HKFC4 winning the Double in the playoff as

well. Given the ever-increasing strength of these Divisions across Hong Kong this was a remarkable

achievement. Strength was also shown in our mid-ranked teams with division championships in

Divisions 7 and 10A, as well as playoff series champions in Division 8 and 11. All 14 of

our teams at Division 11 or a higher standard made it to the finals series.

Thanks to the convenors and all the players for sustaining our record of success:

Congratulations go to teams and convenors who led their teams to these titles:

HKFC2B – League and Playoff Champions – Convened by Homing Chiu

HKFC3 – League Champion – Convened by Terence Teo

HKFC4 – League and Playoff Champions – Convened by James Li

HKFC7 – League Champion – Convened by Dave Chan

HKFC8B – Playoff Champion – Convened by Philip Ting

HKFC10A – League Champion – Convened by Vinod Harjani

HKFC11 – Playoff Champion – Convened by Rajesh Mulchand

Besides 8 players who were unbeaten this season (shown in attached table), congratulations also go

to the two players who topped the charts as the highest ranked players in their respective divisions:

David Champion – Division 5

Jeff Leung – Division 11

The league and playoff double by Division 2B team led by Homing Chiu was a historic milestone of

success for HKFC squash. Division 2 is the highest amateur division of squash in Hong Kong and the

level of play in this division gets stronger from year to year. Strengthened by bringing in South Africa

ex-professional Rudi Willemse (highest world ranking 189) at number 1 this season, Ho Ming’s team

brought home an extraordinary 4-1 victory over Kowloon Cricket Club in the playoff final.

Division 4 also had an excellent season led by James Li, strengthened by two young and upcoming

players Ray Man and Wilson Chan at 1 and 2 as well as veteran Chris Caves who all newly joined the

club this season. HKFC4 were the only team across all of Hong Kong squash in any division that were

unbeaten in any match this season!

Other memorable team performances include Terence Teo leading Division 3 to victory in another

exceptionally strong division. Dave Chan brought home a fantastic league championship win on

the tough Division 7 Friday night. Philip Ting and Rajesh Mulchand continued their success as

convenors with yet more silverware in consecutive seasons leading Division 8B and Division 11

respectively to playoff championships. Vinod Harjani led his Division 10 team to victory in a very

tight division.

In terms of other strong individual performances, Carmen Lee won all 13 of her games in Main

League Division 3 providing a deep support to that team to win the Championship in a particularly

tough division. Two of our new members Chris Caves and Charles Ko were unbeaten this season.

Stuart Gates showed incredible improvement through the season in Division 10 and in Division M2.

Finally, Jeff Leung was unbeaten with the most wins of any player across all our teams (18 wins),

dominating Division 11 and clearly set for a stronger division next year.

Many thanks go to vice-captain Nathan L’Huillier for all his help throughout the season, in particular

for taking up the challenging tours role. I wish him every success as he moves back to Melbourne,

and hope he can find a chance to come back and see us often in Hong Kong.

I look forward to building further on our success in the coming season.

Julian Tanner

HKFC Squash Men’s Captain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team League and Playoff Positions

 

Team and Division

League Position

Playoff Position

2A

Champion

Champion

2B

4

4

3

Champion

2

4

Champion

Champion

5

2

2

6A

3

2

6B

4

4

7

Champion

3

8A

4

3

8B

2

Champion

9

4

3

10A

Champion

2

10B

4

3

11

2

Champion

13

6

-

14

7

-

M1A

4

4

M1B

8

-

M2A

2

2

M2B

4

4

M3A

3

3

M3B

6

-

M4

7

-

 

Highest HK Squash League Ranking Point Players (>5 games and >20 points)

 

Player

Division

Points

Matches

Div Ranking

Rudi Willemse

2

21.56

16

2

Keith Frith

3

21.00

15

5

Ray Man

4

24.50

12

2

Wilson Chan

4

22.07

14

6

Eashwar Krishnan

4

20.40

5

10

David Champion

5

25.13

16

1

Jason Waldie

5

21.00

6

5

Gergo Schlosser

6

22.41

17

3

Neil Sadarangani

6

21.55

11

7

Charles Ko

7

25.00

12

2

Adrian Ng

7

20.75

12

5

Joseph Kwok

8

21.94

16

2

TK Yeung

8

20.44

16

5

Mike Zimmerman

9

20.54

13

6

Stuart Gates

10

21.14

21

3

David Cross

10

20.00

18

7

Jeff Leung

11

26.33

18

1

Rajesh Mulchand

11

20.73

11

6

Nigel Steffensen

13

22.20

15

5

David Champion

M1

22.20

10

4

Julian Tanner

M2

22.69

16

2

Adrian Ng

M2

21.00

9

9

David Cross

M3

21.17

18

5

Jurg Niederberger

M3

20.50

6

8

Emma Duncombe

M4

20.00

6

12

 

Unbeaten Players in Main League (>5 games)

 

Name

Division

Wins

Carmen Lee 

3

13

Sean Soo 

4

10

Chris Caves 

4

9

Eashwar Krishnan 

4

5

Karen Lau 

4

5

Charles Ko 

7

12

Jeff Leung 

11

18

Jurg Niederberger

M3

6

 

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