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Ramy Ashour and Nouran Gohar make it an Egyptian double in Hong Kong

Ramy Ashour and Nouran Gohar make it an Egyptian double in Hong Kong

‘I feel empty without squash’ admits champion Ramy By NATHAN CLARKE in Hong Kong    There was double delight for Egyptian squash in the finals of the 2016 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open as three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour and World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar took the honours inside Hong Kong [...]

August 28, 2016 Alan Thatcher News 1

Nouran Gohar ends Nicol David’s Hong Kong reign

Nouran Gohar ends Nicol David’s Hong Kong reign

Ramy roars into all-Egyptian final By NATHAN CLARKE in Hong Kong   The 18-year-old world junior champion Nouran Gohar followed up her quarter-final victory over 2015 runner-up and World No.2 Laura Massaro with a sumptuous performance to end World No.3 Nicol David’s unprecedented 10-year winning-streak at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong [...]

August 27, 2016 Guest Contributor News 0

Super Max reaches Hong Kong semi-finals

Super Max reaches Hong Kong semi-finals

Hong Kong hero beats Egyptian giant-killer By NATHAN CLARKE in Hong Kong    Hong Kong’s Max Lee sent the home crowd wild as he delivered a masterclass performance to defeat Egypt’s Fares Dessouky and book a berth in the semi-final of the Hong Kong Open – becoming the first male home player in over 30 [...]

August 26, 2016 Guest Contributor News 0
Racketball: 57 guesses to come up with a new name

Racketball: 57 guesses to come up with a new name

Stand by for a racketball revolution as new name is about to be announced By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor News reaches Squash Mad HQ from our outer space branch office that a decision has been reached for a new name for [...]

August 26, 2016 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
Hong Kong shock as Pilley powers past Elshorbagy

Hong Kong shock as Pilley powers past Elshorbagy

Aussie takes out top seed in 91-minute battle By NATHAN CLARKE in Hong Kong   World Champion Gregory Gaultier and World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy both crashed out of the 2016 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open during [...]

August 25, 2016 News
Wild card Ho downs Duncalf in Hong Kong

Wild card Ho downs Duncalf in Hong Kong

Lightning strikes twice in Hong Kong as locals battle through By NATHAN CLARKE in Hong Kong   Just 24 hours after watching Men’s wildcard Tsz Fung Yip stun World No.5 Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the first round of the Men’s [...]

August 25, 2016 News
Yip, Yip hooray after huge win over Rodriguez

Yip, Yip hooray after huge win over Rodriguez

Hong Kong hero sinks No.3 seed By NATHAN CLARKE in Hong Kong    A virtuoso display from tournament wildcard Tsz Fung Yip brought the capacity crowd inside Hong Kong Squash Centre to their feet as the unfancied World No.50 stunned [...]

August 23, 2016 News
Joe Lee books place in Hong Kong main draw

Joe Lee books place in Hong Kong main draw

Lee meets Lee in first round By NATHAN CLARKE in Hong Kong   England’s Joe Lee emerged triumphant in a physically punishing 98-minute battle with Frenchman Lucas Serme to come through qualification at the 2016 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai [...]

August 22, 2016 News
UPDATED: Pakistan fielded over-age players to win World Junior Team event

UPDATED: Pakistan fielded over-age players to win World Junior Team event

WSF to investigate claims that winning juniors are 20 years old By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation are investigating claims that Pakistan fielded two over-age players while winning the recent World Junior Team Championship in Poland. Israr [...]

August 20, 2016 Comment, News
Scots pair win World Doubles final

Scots pair win World Doubles final

Double joy for Kiwi King By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   Scotland’s Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban are the men’s world doubles champions after beating Australia’s David Palmer and Zac Alexander in the final.  Second seeds Clyne and [...]

August 19, 2016 News
Scots reach World Doubles final

Scots reach World Doubles final

Kiwi King eyes Doubles double By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   Scotland’s dynamic duo of Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban will be going for gold when they face Aussies David Palmer and Zac Alexander in the men’s final of the [...]

August 18, 2016 News
Pakistan stun Egypt to reclaim World Junior Team title

Pakistan stun Egypt to reclaim World Junior Team title

Pakistan’s first title since 2008 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   After three successive defeats in the final over the past six years, second seeds Pakistan upset favourites Egypt in the climax of the VDC Dental-Care WSF Men’s [...]

August 18, 2016 News
Mixed fortunes for World Doubles hosts Australia

Mixed fortunes for World Doubles hosts Australia

Pilley and Cuskelly march on By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   There were mixed fortunes for hosts Australia on the second day of action in the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Darwin where, despite a surprise defeat for the [...]

August 17, 2016 News
Egypt meet Pakistan in World Junior Team final

Egypt meet Pakistan in World Junior Team final

Eight finals in a row for Pakistan By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   After first meeting in the 2004 climax, top seeds Egypt and Pakistan will contest the seventh successive final of the VDC Dental-Care WSF Men’s World [...]

August 17, 2016 News
England and USA reach World Junior semi-finals

England and USA reach World Junior semi-finals

Major breakthrough on world stage as USA upset France By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   In the biggest upset of the event to date, USA upset fourth seeds France in the quarter-finals of the VDC Dental-Care WSF Men’s [...]

August 16, 2016 News