A biiiig upset in that category as the number 1
Lorin Clude fell in 4 to Hala Roshdy for the first
time. Hala now meets with another upset Jaida Amr, R19,
who defeated R7 Jomana Shehab 3-0.
No surprise on the other side though with the two higher ranked
going through, Nadin Elhamamy, a hard 3/2 against
Logina Walid, and Gana Galal, 3/1 against Kinzy
For the boys, it went according to ranking, expect for the 4/5
battle going to the R5, Eyad Hossm, in the detriment of
Adham Mabrook, 3/1. Eyad will now play R2 Eyad Soliman,
who defeated Hassan Elqanadily 3-0. Top of the draw, R1
Mohamed Zakaria will play Ahmed Walid, R3.
Finally an age group where we didn't have any
upset and pretty straightforward, with funnily enough the
hardest match between top Youssif Mohamed, ranked 1 and
Yassin Amr, R31, four games.
The rest were straight 3/0 (I think), Youssif will now play
Adam Ashraf, and on the other side of the draw, we have
Youssif Roshdy, R2 against Yahia Eslam, R6.
for the girls, it went all according to plan, well nearly, with
R1 Login Elghary reaching the semi against R4 Malak Admed, both
winning their matches 3:1 against Habiba Hanny and Nour
Only minor surprise, the defeat of Malak Amr R5 against
Nour Megahd, R7. Nour will now face Fayrouz Ehab,
R2, who dispatched of Aysel Soliman, R4, 3-0.
suprises in the boys category with the higher ranked
taking the spots in the semis. Saif Eldeen Sameh and Mohamed
Nasser wining their matches 3/0 against Ali Karim and
Ismail Sherif respectively. Saif will meet Ahmed Ayman,
winner of Youssif Hesham 3/1 while Nasser will face
Youssif Abdelfatah, winner of Mohamed Mostaf, in a huuuuuuge
match, 12/10 in the 5th!!!
the Girls, a biiiiig upset this morning as the favourite of the
event and R1 of that age group, Kinzy Saber, lost in a
very disputed match against Gana Kareem, 3/2.
She'll meet tomorrow with Mentallah Walid, winner of
Gana Hesham in 4.
On the other side of the draw, Salma Eltayeb, R12, upset
the odds to beat Nardin Sameh, R7, 3/0, and will play
Malak Islam, who had to fight very hard to get a win against
R9 Lina Shreif.
10th December 2017
First time for me in
as we always seem to cover events happening in the Sporting
Club! This amazingly large club is I'm told the second club in
size of Egypt - first I think is Shams Club in Cairo. It's
literally huge, and I'm not even going to attempt going round
it! Apparently, there are 37 different sports here, including
Polo and Jumping!!!
The most famous "products" of the club are of course the
Shorbagy Brothers, who learn to play here and still
represent them in the National Leagues. But also three ladies,
Salma Hany, Mariam Metwally and the World Junior
Champion, Rowan Elaraby...
was welcomed yesterday by the Tournament Organiser, Ibrahim
Metwally, father of Mariam, also Ibrahim Mahdy,
tournament director, and Smouha Club manager, Walid Ahmed
Samir, who speaks fluent french!
Everybody has been extremely kind and helpful thanks to all, so
now it's all about finding out what is going on - not easy I
tell you as there are 937 participants in the event,
coming from 22 clubs in Egypt!
We are finishing the last 16 this morning for the Boys
U11, Boys U15, Boys U17 and the Girls U17, as there were so
many players in those categories...
Then at some point today, we will switch to the quarters... So,
as they say over here, Stay Tuned!!!
As it happens in Arabic
on the FB page