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India and Malaysia share Asian Games gold medals

India and Malaysia share Asian Games gold medals

Saurav Ghosal goes mad as he gains revenge to lead Indian men to team title  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent For the first time in history, India and Malaysia contested both team finals in the 17th Incheon Asian Games Squash Championships in the Republic of Korea, with honours ultimately shared – Malaysia retaining [...]

October 1, 2014 Guest Contributor News, WSF 0

Match of the Bay as Gregory Gaultier lines up showdown with Amr Shabana

Match of the Bay as Gregory Gaultier lines up showdown with Amr Shabana

French ace and Egyptian maestro show their class to Net final clash By BLAKE RHODES in San Francisco No. 1 seed Gregory Gaultier (France) continued his streak of perfection on the shores of San Francisco Bay this year to earn his third consecutive trip to a NetSuite Open final, defeating fourth seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez [...]

September 30, 2014 Guest Contributor News, PSA 0

Shabana and Barker to meet in San Francisco semi-finals

Shabana and Barker to meet in San Francisco semi-finals

Lefties line up last-four clash in NetSuite Open Amr Shabana and Peter Barker will meet in the semi-finals of the NetSuite Open in San Francisco after recording accomplished performances in last night’s quarter-finals on the new glass court at Justin Herman Plaza.  Shabana overcame England’s Adrian Grant 3-1, while Barker powered past Alister Walker in [...]

September 29, 2014 Alan Thatcher News, PSA 0
Gaultier and Rodriguez line up San Francisco shoot-out

Gaultier and Rodriguez line up San Francisco shoot-out

Early finish as injury forces Anjema to retire Top seed Gregory Gaultier meets Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the semi-finals of the NetSuite Open after two quick quarter-finals in San Francisco.  French world No.1 Gaultier (France) halted the run of [...]

September 28, 2014 News, PSA
Chris Simpson stuns Cam Pilley in NetSuite shock

Chris Simpson stuns Cam Pilley in NetSuite shock

Top seeds through but Adrian Grant  hustles back from match ball down England’s Chis Simpson pulled off a stunning victory over Australian Cam Pilley in the first round of the NetSuite Open in San Francisco.  Simpson’s outstanding fitness was a [...]

September 27, 2014 News, PSA
Salazar muscles past Mustonen in San Francisco

Salazar muscles past Mustonen in San Francisco

Mexican ace crosses the border to win Battle of the Bay Cesar Salazar (Mexico), the fifth seed in the qualifying round for the NetSuite Open, needed four games to upset third seed Henrik Mustonen (Finland) to advance to the first [...]

September 26, 2014 News, PSA
Bay fans back brave Charlie in NetSuite qualifiers

Bay fans back brave Charlie in NetSuite qualifiers

Home hero Johnson fights to the Finnish against Henrik Mustonen Bay Club pro Charlie Johnson mounted the performance of his life in the first qualifying round of the NetSuite Open in San Francisco and forced Finland’s Henrik Mustonen to battle [...]

September 25, 2014 News, PSA
Mighty Mo masters Marwan in Mexico final

Mighty Mo masters Marwan in Mexico final

Egyptian ace rises to No.2 in PSA world rankings after beating younger brother By Squash Mad Reporter World No.3 Mohamed Elshorbagy claimed his third PSA World Tour title in less than a month by defeating brother Marwan in the final [...]

September 22, 2014 News, PSA
Cassie’s Corner: 11 points with Fiona Geaves

Cassie’s Corner: 11 points with Fiona Geaves

My mate Fi has high hopes for England squash and her beloved Liverpool It has been a while since I have done an 11-points interview so it has been great to catch up with my old England team-mate and good [...]

September 20, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Interviews
WSA heading for $2m tour says chief Tommy

WSA heading for $2m tour says chief Tommy

Women’s game growing faster than ever before reveals boss Burden The Women’s Squash Association (WSA) has revealed that their  2014 calendar will produce a total prize fund of $1,600,000…representing a 40% increase over the previous year. The Association, which elected [...]

September 18, 2014 News, WSA
Triumphant Whitlock celebrates one over the eight

Triumphant Whitlock celebrates one over the eight

Welsh queen Emily claims ninth WSA title with victory in California It was second time lucky for Emily Whitlock in the final of the Women’s Equinox Orange County Open in the USA when the England squash star beat South African [...]

September 16, 2014 WSA
Demont fells Koukal for maiden PSA title win

Demont fells Koukal for maiden PSA title win

French ace upsets the seedings with brilliant victory Frenchman Geoffrey Demont claimed the first PSA World Tour title of his career when he upset No.2 seed Jan Koukal in a dramatic Romania PSA International final in the Romanian capital Bucharest. [...]

September 16, 2014 News, PSA
Mohamed Elshorbagy happy to win ugly as he powers to the top

Mohamed Elshorbagy happy to win ugly as he powers to the top

Hard-hitting Egyptian adds flair and fire to build faith in his destiny By JOEL DURSTON    If the current top 11 squash players were to make up a football team, the gaffer – Jonah Barrington? Nick Matthew? Alan Thatcher? – [...]

September 10, 2014 Comment, Egypt, News, PSA
Exclusive Interview: Andrew Cross on life in Malaysia

Exclusive Interview: Andrew Cross on life in Malaysia

The lad from Leeds has lit up the junior scene in Malaysia By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asia Correspondent Squash Mad writer ALEX WAN interviews Andrew Cross, the lad from Leeds who brought Malaysian junior squash to new heights. [...]

September 10, 2014 Growing the game, Interviews, Malaysian Open
PSA introduce new $100k tournament tier

PSA introduce new $100k tournament tier

Promoters keen to embrace new world tour event option The men’s world tour operators, PSA (Professional Squash Association), are introducing a new tournament tier with $100,000 in prize money. The PSA International 100 will come into effect immediately from September [...]

September 9, 2014 Growing the game, News, PSA