Welcome to the 5th annual Rochester Pro Squash Tournament, presented by the Rochester Squash Racquets Association. This is a sanctioned $4K Satellite event on the Professional Squash Association world tour and boasts a 16 man qualifying draw and a 16 man main draw. The players are rated from No. 70 to No. 200 in the world and hail from USA, Australia, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Botswana, Zambia, Japan, Argentina, Wales, England, France and Brazil.
We couldnâ€™t have done this without the generous contributions and support from the local squash community. Please take a moment and scroll down to the list of sponsors and patrons.
The Rochester Pro 2006 Squash Tournament boasts a 16 man qualifying draw and a 16 man main draw. The players are rated from No. 70 to No. 200 in the world and hail from USA, Australia, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Botswana, Zambia, Japan, Argentina, Wales, England, France and Brazil.
|1||Miguel Angel Rodriguez||COL||73|
|4||Ahmed Maged Hamza||EGY||123|
|5||Jose Angel Becceril||MEX||124|
|12||Yasser El Halaby (*Wildcard)||EGY||321|
|Q13||Julio Silva Caseiro||BRA|
Draws and Schedule:
First Qualifying Round – Thursday Jan 26 11:00 am
Second Qualifying Round – Thursday Jan 26 6:00 pm
First Main Round – Friday Jan 27 5:30 pm
Quarterfinals – Saturday Jan 28 11:00 am
Semifinals – Saturday Jan 28 6:00 pm
Finals – Sunday Jan 29 12:00 pm
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
11/2, 11/4, 11/5
 Armando Olguin (MEX)
13-15, 11-1, 5-11, (Donegan retd.)
8/11, 12/10, 11/7,11/9
12/10, 2/11, 7/11, 9/11, 11/6
Yasser El Halaby
 Patrick Chifunda (ZAM)
9/11, 11/9, 9/11, 9/11
[Q1] Ryan Donegan (USA)
 Ben Gould (AUS)
11/7, 11/10(2-0), 11/5
[Q2] Joan Lezaud
11/6, 13/11, 11/8
 Jose Angel Becceril (MEX)
11/9, 5/11, 11/9, 11/6
[Q3] Imran Khan
 Manuel Fregoso (MEX)
11/5, 7/11, 11/8, 11/4
 Regardt Schonborn (RSA)
11/6, 11/8, 11/7
11/7, 12/10, 11/7
Yasser El Halaby
[Q4] Neil Hitchens
11/5, 11/7, 11/4
 Ahmed Maged Hamza (EGY)
 Lefika Ragontse (BOT)
11/3, 5/11, 11/0, 3/11, 11/6
 Patrick Bedore (CAN)
11/3, 11/3, 13/11
Yasser El Halaby
[WC] Yasser El Halaby (EGY)
3/11, 12/10, 11/3, 11/6
 Bernardo Samper (COL)
Qualifiers: Jan 26th 2005
Ryan Donegan (USA) bt. Scott Fitzgerald (WAL) ( 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8)
Imran Khan (PAK) bt. Yasunori Ishiwata (JPN) ( 11-2, 11-7, 11-1)
Neil Hitchens bt. Brendon Bascom (USA) (11-6, 11-6, 11-2)
Joan Lezaud (FRA) bt. Takehide Hota (JPN) (15-13, 11-4, 11-7)
Ryan Donegan (BYE)
Scott Fitzgerald bt. Ben Oliner (11-8,11-7,11-9)
Imran Khan bt. Joe Millman (11-4, 11-6, 11-4)
Yasunori Ishiwata bt. Julio Silva Caseiro (12-10, 8-11,11-3,11-1)
Neil Hitchens bt Jay Fleishman (11-4, 11-1, 11-6)
Brendon Bascom bt Iain Crozier (13-1,13-11, 8-11, 14-16, 11-7)
Joan Lezaud bt. Patrick Harris (11-5, 11-3, 11-8)
Takehide Hota (BYE)
Photos by Paul Schwartz, Paul Shin, Thomson Chew and Mithun Mukherjee
Volunteers, Housing and Transportation:
Housing and Transport –
One of the great advantages to our pro tournament each year is the community involvement to embrace the players of many nationalities to our city. Many players return to Rochester because of the hospitality, in turn many people house players each year because of the positive interaction they have enjoyed on and off the court with players in the past. For many people, they develop and maintain relationships with these players after the tournament is over. We hope more new people can come forward and help us make our event a great experience for everyone involved!
RESPONSIBILITIES TO HOUSERS
The players will be arriving on or after January 25th (Wed) depending on which draw they are in. Players need to be picked up at the airport or directed to your home. Eric Hernady (385-5826 or 275-4805) and others will coordinate the player’s arrival with you.
Players will need to be transported to the University of Rochester Goergen Athletic Center each day for their matches and provided one meal, which can be anything simple. Players will be provided a majority of their food throughout the day at the squash courts. Players will spend a majority of their day at the venue, but may ask to go back home to rest. Additional transportation will be provided to aid this process on Thursday and Friday.
Thank you to all the housers for this years tournament:
If you would like to volunteer transport help in driving the players to and from the courts contact us.
Housing – email@example.com
Transport – firstname.lastname@example.org
Court area volunteers –
If you would like to volunteer to provide court area support (this includes, cleanup, registration help, general support, tournament reporting, photography) please contact email@example.com .
Thank you to all the volunteers for this years tournament:
From the South:
Take I-390 North to Exit 17 (Scottsville Rd). Take a left at the light at the end of the ramp onto Scottsville Rd. After half a mile, Scottsville will end in a “Y”. Bear to the right onto Elmwood Ave. After less than half a mile, bear to the left to enter the University of Rochester. Refer to map below for directions within the University campus.
From the East or West:
NYS Thruway (I-90) to Exit 46; I-390 North and proceed as from the South.
Parking spots are reserved at the Library Lot. These are only for players and volunteers.
Over the years the local squash community has helped us bring this event to Rochester with their generous contributions and support. We would like to thank the following groups and individuals –
Tax & Investment Group
Lacy Katzen LLP
Lisa & Gary Slater
Harro East Squash Club
Jeff & Beth Wilkens
Rail & Ale Society (Mike Coil)
University of Rochester
Muscle Maintenance Inc.
UR Squash team
Bagel Bin Cafe
Holiday Inn (Rochester Airport)
If you would like to make a contribution to this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .