The Future: Amina Orfi v Hana Moataz

There were a few noticeable upsets during those events…

Aly Abou Eleinen beating Mazen Hesham in Gouna, then Marwan El Shorbagy, but putting too much pressure on himself for the Worlds, with a splendid Dimitri Steinmann winning 14-12 in the 5th in 83m…

Also the fantastic Worlds from Fayrouz Aboelkheir taking out successively Nada Abbas in 3, then Chan SIn Yuk in 4, and finally Nele Gilis in 4 to reach

Read my report about Fayrouz quarter-final against Olivia Weaver


It was the big shock of the BlackBall Open, of course, when Hana Moataz took out the Destroyer Amina Orfi in front of a stunned, knowledgeable crowd.

And OF COURSE, they had to play each other again in Gouna – a few days later – in the second round again. And if this time, Amina won it, it was an EPIC ENCOUNTER, 87m, ending 16/14 in the 5th!