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Amr Shabana shakes off Omar Mosaad to set up dream showdown with Ramy Ashour

Amr Shabana shakes off Omar Mosaad to set up dream showdown with Ramy Ashour

Top seed Gaultier outnumbered by Egyptians in El Gouna semi-finals Egypt’s four-time world champion Amr Shabana survived a testing encounter against an in-form Omar Mosaad to book his place in the semi-final of the 2014 El Gouna International Squash Open today. Shabana faces a dream semi-final against the young man who has not only followed [...]

April 17, 2014 Lee Horton News, PSA 0

Ramy Ashour to meet Darwish in classic Egyptian encounter

Ramy Ashour to meet Darwish in classic Egyptian encounter

Five home stars reach the last eight in El Gouna By Squash Mad Correspondent Five Egyptians have powered through to the quarter-finals of the 2014 El Gouna Open as the home nation displays its wealth of talent on the international stage. Defending El Gouna champion Ramy Ashour is joined in the last eight by compatriots [...]

April 16, 2014 Guest Contributor News, PSA 0

Ramy Ashour enjoys happy Olli day in El Gouna

Ramy Ashour enjoys happy Olli day in El Gouna

Rosner up next for Ramy after quickfire champ removes Tuominen  Egyptian squash superstar Ramy Ashour remains on course to retain his EL Gouna International Squash Open title after romping to a 3-0 victory over Finnish challenger Olli Tuominen in his opening match in the 2014 event. The World No.4, who won the last staging of [...]

April 15, 2014 Lee Horton News, PSA 0
Nour El Sherbini shakes off Dipika Pallikal to take Texas title

Nour El Sherbini shakes off Dipika Pallikal to take Texas title

Egyptian ace powers through the field to claim biggest career prize By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest Women’s Squash Association World Tour title of her career when she upset India’s No4 [...]

April 14, 2014 News, WSA
It’s a Texas turn-up as Dipika Pallikal and Nour El Sherbini book final showdown

It’s a Texas turn-up as Dipika Pallikal and Nour El Sherbini book final showdown

Pallikal powers past Perry as Sherbini downs Serme to set up final thriller By HOWARD HARDING After pulling off significant upsets in the semi-finals of the Women’s Champion Fiberglass Texas Open in the USA, India’s No4 seed Dipika Pallikal and [...]

April 13, 2014 News, WSA
Nour El Sherbini’s amazing giant-killing act continues as Low Wee Wern crashes

Nour El Sherbini’s amazing giant-killing act continues as Low Wee Wern crashes

No.1 seed Low Wee Wern falls to sizzing Sherbini in Texas shocker Malaysian favourite Low Wee Wern suffered at the hands of the sport’s teenage ‘giant-killer’ when she crashed out of the Women’s Champion Fiberglass Texas Open to 18-year-old qualifier Nour El Sherbini in the quarter-finals. [...]

April 12, 2014 News, WSA
Daddy cool Ong Beng Hee inspired in El Gouna

Daddy cool Ong Beng Hee inspired in El Gouna

Malaysian ace celebrates new arrival with win over Ibrahim Veteran squash player Ong Beng Hee is over the moon after becoming a father for the first time and he’s hoping some of that joy will spill over to the squash [...]

April 11, 2014 News
Cassie’s Corner: Growing the game in Oz

Cassie’s Corner: Growing the game in Oz

Hats off to Todd Bowden for making Moorabbin such a busy squash base It is always frustrating when you read about squash clubs closing or seeing courts permanently used as aerobics studios for example. So it is nice for me [...]

April 9, 2014 Cassie's Column, Coaching and Development, Comment, News
World champions lead Duffield to PSL final against Surrey

World champions lead Duffield to PSL final against Surrey

Nick Matthew is a record breaker as he and Laura Massaro set up Surrey showdown By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad PSL Correspondent Defending champions Integrity Surrey Health & Racquets and Benz-Bavarian Duffield will contest the Premier Squash League (PSL) [...]

April 9, 2014 News, Premier Squash League
Duffield bring out the big guns for PSL semis

Duffield bring out the big guns for PSL semis

Duffield Amazing line-up as former champs call on Massaro and Matthew to face Exeter HOWARD HARDING reports Former champions Benz-Bavarian Duffield will make Premier Squash League history in today’s (Tuesday) semi-finals by fielding two world champions in their bid to [...]

April 7, 2014 Premier Squash League
Laura Massaro’s British Open target

Laura Massaro’s British Open target

England’s world champion aims to make history in Hull By HOWARD HARDING   World champion Laura Massaro bids to become the first Englishwoman for more than 50 years to defend the Allam British Open squash title when she takes on [...]

April 4, 2014 British Open, News, WSA
Exclusive: Nicol David on the overwhelming feeling of losing her world title in Malaysia

Exclusive: Nicol David on the overwhelming feeling of losing her world title in Malaysia

Nicol David shares moments of joy and despair at losing the world title in her home town By ALEX WAN  - Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent Nicol David carried the weight of a nation on her slim shoulders into the Women’s [...]

April 3, 2014 Comment, Interviews, News, WSA
Exclusive: Lee Drew closes the gap between players and referees

Exclusive: Lee Drew closes the gap between players and referees

Goodwill hunting pays off for Drew Boy as he builds up PSA database  By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Columnist He’s familiar to Squash TV viewers as co-commentator ‘Drew Boy’, offering lyrical analysis on the PSA tour. Having reached world [...]

April 2, 2014 Comment, Mike Dale column, News, PSA
PSL: Super Simmo seals semi spot for Chapel Allerton

PSL: Super Simmo seals semi spot for Chapel Allerton

Allerton and Exter Diamonds heading for semi-final shoot-outs Yorkshire club Chapel Allerton and Devon team Exeter Diamonds clinched the final two slots in this season’s semi-final play-offs after a dramatic tenth and final round of PSL action. Chapel Allerton emerged [...]

April 2, 2014 Premier Squash League
David holds off Massaro in April WSA rankings

David holds off Massaro in April WSA rankings

Malaysian Nicol makes it 93 months at number one By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s new world champion Laura Massaro is closing the gap on Nicol David in the latest April Women’s World Squash Rankings, but it is [...]

April 1, 2014 News, World Rankings, WSA