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Nicol David meets Raneem El Welily in Cairo showdown

Nicol David meets Raneem El Welily in Cairo showdown

Egyptian favourite Raneem El Welily overcomes Alison Waters to delight her home crowd in Cairo  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Top seed Nicol David and No.3 seed Raneem El Welily will contest the final of the Wadi Degla Women’s World Squash Championship in Cairo – Malaysian David celebrating her eighth appearance in the [...]

December 20, 2014 Guest Contributor News, WSA 0

Alison Waters wipes out Laura Massaro in World Championship upset

Alison Waters wipes out Laura Massaro in World Championship upset

Canadian confidence carries Alison Waters into semi-final clash with Cairo favourite Raneem El Welily By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent The shortest reign in world championship history came to an end in Cairo when fifth seed Alison Waters upset England team-mate Laura Massaro, the No.2 seed, in the quarter-finals of the Wadi Degla Women’s [...]

December 19, 2014 Guest Contributor News, WSA 0

Australia: Bondi Waverley becomes next outpost for Aaron Frankcomb’s East Coast Academy

Australia: Bondi Waverley becomes next outpost for Aaron Frankcomb’s East Coast Academy

Former top pro Aaron Frankcomb is busy building squash in Australia, one club at a time By Squash Mad Australia Correspondent Bondi, NSW, Australia – Bondi Waverley Squash Club has signed up to become the second facility for the East Coast Squash Academy in Sydney, Australia. A complete schedule of coaching clinics, tournaments and activities [...]

December 18, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 0
Laura Massaro lines up last eight clash against England team-mate Alison Waters

Laura Massaro lines up last eight clash against England team-mate Alison Waters

Defending world champion Laura Massaro overcomes two tough tiebreaks against Annie Au to reach quarter-finals in Cairo By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champion Laura Massaro moved one step closer to a third successive appearance in the final [...]

December 18, 2014 News, WSA
Analysis: Asian squash is on the march

Analysis: Asian squash is on the march

Squash Mad Analysis: Waiting for an all-Asian world final is not merely a pipe dream By ALEX WAN – Editor, Squash Mad Asian Bureau Before 1990, there was not more than a single Asian nation competing in the Women’s World [...]

December 17, 2014 Comment, Growing the game, News
Danny Massaro: Always say Thank You for receiving such special sporting gifts

Danny Massaro: Always say Thank You for receiving such special sporting gifts

Thankful Power can transform your life and give you a positive frame of mind By DANNY MASSARO – Squash Mad Columnist It’s only when athletes have injuries that they start to appreciate that being injury free is a great place [...]

December 17, 2014 Comment, Growing the game, News
Kawy conquers giant-killer Gohar in Women’s World Championship

Kawy conquers giant-killer Gohar in Women’s World Championship

Another all-Egyptian showdown in Cairo as Omneya Abdel Kawy halts teenage sensation Nouran Gohar By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s former runner-up Omneya Abdel Kawy halted the advance of ‘giant-killer’ Nouran Gohar in the Wadi Degla Women’s World [...]

December 17, 2014 News
Gohar shocks Sherbini in Women’s World Championship

Gohar shocks Sherbini in Women’s World Championship

Titanic teenage tussle as Nouran Gohar topples Nour El Sherbini in Cairo classic By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent While defending champion Laura Massaro claimed her anticipated place in the second round of the Wadi Degla Women’s World Squash [...]

December 16, 2014 News, WSA
Nicol David: No better feeling than winning a world title

Nicol David: No better feeling than winning a world title

Nicol David aims to get back on top of the squash pyramid by winning her eighth world title in Cairo By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent After the disappointment of losing her world crown in front of a home crowd [...]

December 15, 2014 News, WSA
Can Laura Massaro win world title twice in one year?

Can Laura Massaro win world title twice in one year?

Heading to Cairo, England number one Laura Massaro sets sights on unique triple target  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Just days after adding a world team title to the individual world crown she won for the first time [...]

December 14, 2014 News, WSA
ToC confirm prize money parity for women

ToC confirm prize money parity for women

Tommy Berden thanks John Nimick and JP Morgan for New York cash boost  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Promoters of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions have confirmed that the total prize-fund for the Women’s Squash Association championship [...]

December 13, 2014 Growing the game, News, WSA
Yorkshire coaches lead racketball boom

Yorkshire coaches lead racketball boom

Racketball playing numbers will overtake squash within five years, predicts coach Nick Bond  By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Reporter A new series of racketball events is offering players video footage of their matches captured using GoPro HD video technology. [...]

December 12, 2014 Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Racketball
New hope for 2020 Olympics after IOC changes event format

New hope for 2020 Olympics after IOC changes event format

With cap on sports lifted, squash hopes to make Olympic Games debut in Tokyo in 2020 Hopes of squash gaining admission to the Olympics appear to be gaining traction after the IOC agreed to significant changes in the structure of future [...]

December 11, 2014 News
Matthew downs Castagnet to bag 30th PSA title

Matthew downs Castagnet to bag 30th PSA title

Slick Nick finds the stamina to quelle British Grand Prix challenge of brave French ace Mathieu NICK MATTHEW became only the ninth player ever to win 30 PSA World Tour titles after defeating French World No.15 Mathieu Castagnet in the [...]

December 8, 2014 News, PSA
Mathieu Castagnet masters Miguel Rodriguez to make Manchester final

Mathieu Castagnet masters Miguel Rodriguez to make Manchester final

French underdog meets Nick Matthew in AJ Bell British Grand Prix final By NATHAN CLARKE  - Squash Mad Correspondent in Manchester French outsider Mathieu Castagnet meets England’s three-time world champion Nick Matthew in the final of the 2014 AJ Bell [...]

December 7, 2014 News, PSA