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B&T Panmure Open QF: Top Four Seeds Into Semis

The top four seeds are all safely through to the semi-finals of the Barfoot & Thompson Panmure Open after coming through their respective last eight contests unscathed.

The Challenger 3 level tournament, which is taking place at Panmure Squash Club in Auckland, New Zealand, featured players from three nationalities; Australia, Malaysia and the host nation, New Zealand. The semis, meanwhile, will see two battles between the latter two countries, with the Chileshe brothers battling it out against the Malaysian pairing of Duncan Lee and Wee Ming Hock.

Top seed Lwamba Chileshe overcame compatriot and No.6 seed Anthony Lepper in his quarter final contest, winning in straight games to advance to the last four of the competition, where he will take on No.4 seed Duncan Lee. The Malaysian downed compatriot Amir Amirul in a four-game contest, winning a final game tie-break to advance to the semis.

The other match in the last four will feature the younger of the two Kiwi siblings in Temwa Chileshe, with the No.2 seed for the tournament defeating Malaysia’s No.5 seed Hafiz Zhafri to make the semi-finals. He will now face another Malaysian, in No.3 seed Wee Ming Hock on Saturday evening, after he downed Australia’s Nicholas Calvert in four games to advance.

The semi-finals of the Challenger 3 level men’s competition will take place on Saturday evening in Auckland, with the winners of tonight’s matches going though to Sunday’s finals.

Quarter Final Results: Barfoot & Thompson Panmure Open
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt [6] Anthony Lepper (NZL) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 (40m)
[4] Duncan Lee (MAS) bt Amir Amirul (MAS) 3-1: 11-5, 12-14, 11-8, 12-10 (45m)
[3] Wee Ming Hock (MAS) bt [8] Nicholas Calvert (AUS) 3-1: 11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 12-10 (45m)
[2] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [5] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) 3-0: 15-13, 11-7, 11-8 (44m)

Semi-Final Draw: To Be Played Saturday, May 14
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) v [4] Duncan Lee (MAS)
[3] Wee Ming Hock (MAS) v [2] Temwa Chileshe (NZL)

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