Thrilling Conclusion of 1st Quaid-e-Azam National Championship 2023

Thrilling Conclusion of 1st Quaid-e-Azam National Championship 2023

We are excited to announce the successful conclusion of the 1st Quaid-e-Azam National Championship, 2023, organized by the Pakistan Squash Federation. This thrilling event took place at the prestigious Mushaf Squash Complex in Islamabad from June 2nd to June 7th, 2023.

The championship showcased the incredible talent of young squash players across Pakistan, with participants competing in 13 different age categories. On the final day of the championship, the spotlight was on the Boys U-19 and Girls U-19 categories, which were organized as the PSA National Championship, offering a prize of US$1,000 for each division.

The tournament reached its climax with the highly anticipated finals of various age categories. Spectators witnessed intense matches, filled with skill, determination, and sportsmanship. Among the distinguished guests present at the ceremony was the renowned squash legend, Mr. Qamar Zaman, who graced the event as the Chief Guest. Additionally, Mr. Zubair Sheikh, General Manager of Shell Lubricants Pakistan, had the privilege of witnessing the thrilling final matches and participating in the prize distribution ceremony.

Here are the results of the final matches held today:

Boys U-9 (Final)

Atif Ali Naz (KP) defeated Rayyan Zaman (KP) in a gripping battle, with a score of 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, lasting 20 minutes.

Boys U-11 (Final)

Harmas Raja (PB) emerged victorious over Ahmed Ali Naz (KP) in a closely contested match, with a score of 5-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, lasting 30 minutes.

Boys U-13 (Final)

Muhammad Fawad (KP) triumphed over Sohail Adnan (PB) in an exhilarating encounter, with a score of 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 9-11, 11-6, lasting 32 minutes.

Boys U-15 (Final)

Azan Ali (Army) showcased remarkable skills to defeat Nouman Khan (Army) with a score of 7-11, 4-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-4, lasting 38 minutes.

Boys U-17 (Final)

Abdullah Nadeem (PB) emerged victorious over Huraira Khan (KP) in an intense match, with a score of 13-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-4, lasting 23 minutes.

Boys U-19 – PSA Event (Final)

Anas Ali Shah (Army) showcased outstanding performance, defeating Muhammad Ammad Khan (PAF) in a grueling match that lasted 59 minutes. The final score was 12-10, 11-13, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7.

Girls U-15 (Final)

Sehrish Ali (Sindh) demonstrated exceptional skills to secure victory over Rania Qazi (KP) with a score of 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, lasting 20 minutes.

Girls U-19 – PSA Event (Final)

In a thrilling final match of the PSA Event of girls Under 19 Category, Mehwish from (Sindh) triumphed over Sana Bahadur from (Army) in a hard-fought battle, with a score of 13-11, 10-12, 11-7, 13-11, lasting 26 minutes.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants for their remarkable performances throughout the championship. Your dedication, skill, and passion for the sport were truly inspiring. The Pakistan Squash Federation would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to all the players, coaches, officials, and supporters who made this championship a resounding success. The 1st Quaid-e-Azam National Championship, 2023 was not just a platform for competition but also a celebration of the rich squash heritage in Pakistan. It provided an opportunity for young athletes to showcase their talent and strive for excellence while upholding the spirit of sportsmanship.

We express our gratitude to Squash legend Mr. Qamar Zaman for gracing the event with his presence as the Chief Guest. His unwavering support and encouragement serve as a tremendous source of inspiration for the next generation of squash players. Furthermore, we would like to thank Mr. Zubair Sheikh, General Manager of Shell Lubricants Pakistan, for attending the final matches and participating in the prize distribution ceremony. Your presence added prestige to the championship, and we are grateful for your continued support.

We congratulate all the participants, winners, and runners-up of each category for their exceptional performances. Your dedication, hard work, and commitment to the sport have been truly remarkable. You have not only elevated the level of competition but also set new benchmarks for future players to aspire to. We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the organizing committee, volunteers, and all those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the smooth execution of the championship. Your hard work and commitment have been instrumental in making this event a grand success.

Finally, we extend our gratitude to the sponsors, media partners, and all the squash enthusiasts who supported the 1st Quaid-e-Azam National Championship, 2023. Your contributions have played a vital role in promoting squash in Pakistan and nurturing young talent. We look forward to witnessing more spectacular moments and achievements in the future as we continue to nurture and develop squash in Pakistan. Once again, congratulations to all the participants, and thank you to everyone who made this championship a memorable experience.