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Chi Him Wong (right) and Cheng Nga Ching (centre right), the winners of the Hong Kong Football Club Christmas PSA

Hong Kong Football Club Christmas PSA: Wong and Ching Take Titles

Top seeds Chi Him Wong and Cheng Nga Ching came away with the titles at the Hong Kong Football Club Christmas PSA this weekend, with both claiming their second victories of 2021.

Ching started the month with a win at the KCC PSA Challenge Cup, what was her first win on Tour, and the 21-year-old was able to double up in December with another win this week.

She started with a bye through to the last eight due to a late drop-out from the tournament, and then began her campaign with a comfortable straight-games victory over Wing Hei Jannis Lam.

Ching then got the better of No.5 seed Fung Ching Hei in the semi-finals, wrestling back the momentum in the contest after she dropped the second game, and the same happened in the final.

In the final on Thursday, the World No.191 came up against the tournament’s No.6 seed, 18-year-old Wong Po Yui Kirstie, and the pair were level after two games. However, Ching was able to pull through to take her second title in December, winning the Hong Kong Football Club Christmas PSA women’s title.

In the men’s event, Chi Him Wong came in as the top seed, and tournament favourite, as the only member of the world’s top 100 in action. He defeated Spaniard Gonzalo Romero inside 20 minutes to get his campaign off and running.

Wong then got the better of No.7 seed Ho Ka Hei in the quarter finals, before downing No.6 seed Wailok To in a half an hour contest in the last four to book his place in Thursday’s final.

The World No.86 came up against the tournament’s No.2 seed, Tang Ming Hong, in the final, and won out in straight games, winning 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 to secure his second title of 2021, after winning the Chairman Cup back in March.

Results: The Hong Kong Football Club Christmas PSA
Men’s Final
[1] Chi Him Wong (HKG) bt [2] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 (34m)

Women’s Final
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt [6] Wong Po Yui Kirstie (HKG) 3-1: 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-3 (34m)

Men’s Semi-Finals
[1] Chi Him Wong (HKG) bt [6] Wailok To (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-7 (30m)
[2] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt [5] Chung Yat Long (HKG) 3-1: 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8 (37m)

Women’s Semi-Finals
[6] Wong Po Yui Kirstie (HKG) bt [2] Toby Tse (HKG) 3-2: 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 1-11, 11-8 (35m)
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt [5] Fung Ching Hei (HKG) 3-1: 13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9 (47m)

Men’s Quarter Finals
[1] Chi Him Wong (HKG) bt [7] Ho Ka Hei (HKG) 3-1: 11-4, 11-3, 10-12, 11-2 (33m)
[6] Wailok To (HKG) bt [3] Harley Lam (HKG) 3-2: 10-12, 11-13, 11-5, 11-2, 11-9 (80m)
[5] Chung Yat Long (HKG) bt [4] Matthew Lai (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (33m)
[2] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt [8] Lam Shing Fung (HKG) 3-2: 5-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4 (35m)

Women’s Quarter Finals
[2] Toby Tse (HKG) bt [8] Renee Wu (HKG) 3-0: 16-14, 11-8, 11-9 (28m)
[6] Wong Po Yui Kirstie (HKG) bt [4] Tam Mariko Cho Nga (HKG) 3-1: 10-12, 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 (29m)
[5] Fung Ching Hei (HKG) bt [3] Wai Sze Wing (HKG) 3-1: 8-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-7 (32m)
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt [7] Wing Hei Jannis Lam (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (22m)

Men’s Round One
[1] Chi Him Wong (HKG) bt Gonzalo Romero (ESP) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 (16m)
[7] Ho Ka Hei (HKG) bt Ho Ka On (CAN) 3-0: 11-8, 11-2, 12-10 (20m)
[6] Wailok To (HKG) bt Derek Ng (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 (21m)
[3] Harley Lam (HKG) bt Murakami Akifumi (HKG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 (21m)
[4] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt Wilson Chan (HKG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 (23m)
[5] Chung Yat Long (HKG) bt [WC] Law Arthur Pak Ki (HKG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (23m)
[8] Lam Shing Fung (HKG) bt Anson Wong (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-3, 11-7 (20m)
[2] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt Andes Ling (HKG) 3-1: 11-8, 12-10, 11-13, 11-9 (38m)

Women’s Round One
[2] Toby Tse (HKG) bt [WC] Cheng Pik Ching (HKG) 3-0; 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 (20m)
[8] Renee Wu (HKG) bt [WC] Leung Ka Huen (HKG) 3-1: 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 13-11 (38m)
[6] Wong Po Yui Kirstie (HKG) bt [WC] Cheng Miriam Min-Chen (HKG) 3-1: 11-8, 10-12, 14-12, 11-9 (33m)
[4] Tam Mariko Cho Nga (HKG) bt [WC] Cheung Tsz Ching (HKG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-1 (19m)
[3] Wai Sze Wing (HKG) bt [WC] Carmen Lee (HKG) 3-2: 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4 (38m)
[5] Fung Ching Hei (HKG) bt Au Ling Yu (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (19m)
[7] Wing Hei Jannis Lam (HKG) bt [WC] Ena Kwong (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-6 (25m)

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