Hong Kong Semis – a Ferry Trip to the HKCC

Semi-Finals at the Harbour

Weather permitting (decision to be made at 3pm), we’re off to the Cultural Centre on Victoria Harbour (the Kowloon side, looking across to Hong Kong Island) tonight for the semi-finals of the latest World Series event.

After a day of upsets and revenge at Hong Kong Squash Centre yesterday some of the lineups have an unfamiliar feel to them, particularly the women’s semi-finals where top seed and six-time defending champion Nicol David is the only one of the original top eight seeds remaining.

The men’s has more representation from the top echelons but will definitely see a new champion crowned after five-time champion Amr Shabana yesterday became one of the seeded casualties, as did top seed Nick Matthew.


18.00  [1] Nicol David (Mas) v [8] Annie Au (Hkg)
18.45  [3] James Willstrop (Eng) v [5] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
19.45  [10] Raneem El Weleily (Egy) v [13] Low Wee Wern (Mas)
20.30  [2] Karim Darwish (Egy) v Azlan Iskandar (Mas)

Across the Harbour

Here’s some photos from a trip across the water on the Star Ferry from Central, a look around the Cultural Centre, and a ferry ride back to Wan Chai (near the hotel).


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