The 2014 HKFC Squash Championships 


The HKFC Squash Championships recently concluded after two, solid months of matches. The competition this year was delayed by a combination of factors – the recent renovation and refurbishment of the squash centre catered for three new all-glass squash courts which were completed in time for the recent professional event hosted by the club. This meant that the finals were played a little later in the season.

The clubs seeding committee did their homework very well again. The top seed in the Men’s event, Chad Sunde, eased through the opening rounds of the event without losing a game, as he swept aside Brian Taam, Adam Draper, Manoj Nihilani and Andrew Ward to progress through to the semi-finals. It was in the semi-final against Ho Ming Fai that Chad really had to pull out all the stops, sneaking through to the final after winning 3-2 at the death. In the final, Chad met Phil Head, one of his old adversaries and team-mates. Phil couldn’t really get going as Chad cut everything off and made Phil run for his points. By the end, Chad was a worthy winner and triumphed 3-0.


The Ladies event saw the two top seeds clashing in the final, with top seed Carmen Lee retaining her title after defeating Karen Lau, the number two seed in 29 minutes.



The veteran events are getting very popular now (as our members age!) and the Men’s Masters Final proved to be an excellent match with Phil Head defeating Malcolm Kerr 3-1 in an up-and-down match. Phil then had to rest himself in preparation for the Men’s Cup Final against Chad (as described above). The Ladies Masters event was won by Julie Savoie who triumphed 3-2 in a tight final against Iris Sung. The Men’s Super Masters final (for over 50s) saw long-time rivals James Barrington and Hugh Dyus clashing swords (or rackets) in the final. James triumphed 3-0 to obtain some revenge for his defeat to Hugh in the 2013 final.



The championships were another excellent and well-run competition run by Simon Ho. First round losers and second round losers had the chance to play in Plate events and Bowl event and the full list of competition winners has been printed below. Congratulations to all winners and runners-up.

 See full list of Winners here ...