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Dazzling Delia Arnold beats her demons at last

Dazzling Delia Arnold beats her demons at last

Malaysian star stuns Alison Waters in KL first round shock By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent Yes!!! Finally!!! That was exactly Delia Arnold’s reaction in reply to my congratulatory message over WhatsApp. The 28 year old came back from 2-1 down to claim the biggest scalp of her career by outlasting Alison Waters, [...]

August 20, 2014 Alex Wan Malaysian Open, News, PSA, WSA 0

RIP Hashim Khan, the man who led Pakistan’s golden era

RIP Hashim Khan, the man who led Pakistan’s golden era

Squash legend dies soon after celebrating his 100th birthday The great Hashim Khan has passed away, just one month after celebrating what was believed to be his 100th birthday. The Pakistani legend, who won the British Open seven times, spawned several generations of champions after arriving in London as an unknown entity in the early [...]

August 19, 2014 Alan Thatcher Comment, News 1

PSA launch three-year calendar

PSA launch three-year calendar

Promoters will need long-term sponsorship deals in place to underpin elite events The men’s PSA World Tour has announced a three-year calendar schedule restricted to eight major PSA World Series events per year. The move is designed to strengthen and protect the major events on the calendar, requiring promoters to commit to long-term agreements to [...]

August 19, 2014 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, PSA 0
A-Z of the Games Part Two: How the Indian girls stopped a streaker

A-Z of the Games Part Two: How the Indian girls stopped a streaker

A-Z of the Commonwealth Games Part Two: Pain and medals, parties and music Alan Thatcher continues his guide to the Games, with highlights from all the action on and off court. Who knew that James Willstrop had a Glasgow Fan [...]

August 18, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Commonwealth Games, Fun Stuff
It’s slam Diego and happy Habiba at world juniors

It’s slam Diego and happy Habiba at world juniors

Elias storms to first title while 15 year old Habiba stuns the world The 2014 WSF World Junior Squash Championships came to a resounding climax at the Wanderers Sports Club in the Namibia capital Windhoek when 15-year-old Egyptian Habiba Mohamed Ahmed claimed her third upset in as many [...]

August 16, 2014 World Junior Championship
Habiba shocks Sherbini to reach world final

Habiba shocks Sherbini to reach world final

Egyptian 15-year-old stuns favourite Nour in 94-minute thriller By  Squash Mad Reporter In one of the biggest upsets in the event’s history, 15-year-old outsider Habiba Mohamed Ahmed outlasted three-time champion and fellow Egyptian Nour El Sherbini in a 94-minute marathon [...]

August 15, 2014 World Junior Championship
Cassie’s Corner:  Commonwealth classic major boost for game

Cassie’s Corner: Commonwealth classic major boost for game

Squash shone like gold on the big stage in Glasgow If there was ever any doubt that squash shouldn’t be part of the Olympics then it was spectacularly blown away at the Commonwealth Games. The game of squash shone on [...]

August 11, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Commonwealth Games
A-Z of the Commonwealth Games: I’d happily walk 500 miles to do it all again

A-Z of the Commonwealth Games: I’d happily walk 500 miles to do it all again

Proclaimers whip up the crowds as glorious Glasgow hosts a Golden Games for Scotland Time to reflect on the Golden Games of Glasgow, with a light-hearted look at some magnificent, memorable moments from a fantastically successful squash tournament. A TO [...]

August 8, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Commonwealth Games, Fun Stuff
35,000 fans enjoy Commonwealth Games squash drama at Glasgow 2014

35,000 fans enjoy Commonwealth Games squash drama at Glasgow 2014

Record crowds and amazing atmosphere make Golden Games a huge success for WSF By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad WSF Correspondent Packed and exuberant crowds throughout the 11 days of action in the 2014 Commonwealth Games – a significant percentage [...]

August 7, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News, WSF
Harry Leitch reveals how he played with two broken bones in his foot

Harry Leitch reveals how he played with two broken bones in his foot

Scotland’s Braveheart hero plays through the pain barrier in Glasgow Games SQUASH MAD EXCLUSIVE Braveheart hero Harry Leitch played through the pain barrier to compete in the Commonwealth Games doubles competition, just two weeks after breaking two bones in his [...]

August 6, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Commonwealth Games, Interviews
Glasgow’s Golden Games gives squash an Olympic boost

Glasgow’s Golden Games gives squash an Olympic boost

Squash upbeat as IOC discuss new selection and voting processes SQUASH MAD EXCLUSIVE Squash could be heading to the Olympic Games after all, perhaps not in 2020, as some reports have suggested, but hopefully momentum is building for a shot [...]

August 5, 2014 Alan's Blog, Commonwealth Games, News, WSF
Palmer rolls back the years to strike double Commonwealth Gold

Palmer rolls back the years to strike double Commonwealth Gold

Aussie veteran denies Nick Matthew second gold with his own double strike By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter A fairy-tale climax to David Palmer’s comeback appearance in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland saw the illustrious Australian veteran win [...]

August 4, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Joshana and Dipika are the stars of India as they strike Commonwealth Gold

Joshana and Dipika are the stars of India as they strike Commonwealth Gold

Games shock as Massaro and Duncalf fall to brilliant Indian duo By Squash Mad Reporters Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal combined brilliantly to clinch gold in the women’s doubles final and give India their first squash medal in the Commonwealth [...]

August 2, 2014 Commonwealth Games
England and Aussies chase triple gold in Glasgow

England and Aussies chase triple gold in Glasgow

Aussies Palmer and Grinham pursue Commonwealth Games medals record By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter in Glasgow Only England and Australia have medal hopes in all three Doubles events after Thursday’s action-packed Commonwealth Games Squash schedule at the Scotstoun [...]

August 1, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Gold prospectors switch to doubles in Glasgow

Gold prospectors switch to doubles in Glasgow

Early scare for Nicol David but it’s business as usual for Nick Matthew By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter After Monday’s exhilarating climax to the Commonwealth Games Squash singles action in Glasgow, players from 25 nations switched to doubles [...]

July 30, 2014 Commonwealth Games