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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 of the Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas PSA International 70 tournament in Huixquilucan, Mexico. The 22-year-old, [...]

September 22, 2014 Guest Contributor News, PSA 0

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 friend Fiona Geaves. Fiona reached a world ranking high of five and remained in the [...]

September 20, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment, Interviews 0

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 a new board of directors in January and appointed former Dutch champion Tommy Berden as [...]

September 18, 2014 Lee Horton News, WSA 0
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
Low Wee Wern claims China hat-trick

Low Wee Wern claims China hat-trick

Malaysian sinks Camille Serme in 102-minute Shanghai marathon By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Low Wee Wern maintained Malaysian ownership of the Women’s China Open – Squash Stars On The Bund title for the fourth year in a row, [...]

September 8, 2014 China Open, News, WSA
James Willstrop is China champion

James Willstrop is China champion

Willstrop beats Peter Barker in Shanghai marathon final England’s James Willstrop, the World No.7 and 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist, claimed his first PSA World tour title since 2013 by defeating compatriot Peter Barker 3-2 in the final of the [...]

September 7, 2014 China Open, News, PSA
More agony for Ramy Ashour

More agony for Ramy Ashour

Injured Egyptian ace pulls out of San Francisco and US Open Injury has once again forced Ramy Ashour to pull out of two major events in the USA. He will miss the Netsuite Open in San Francisco and the Delaware [...]

September 7, 2014 News, PSA
English duo set up Shanghai showdown

English duo set up Shanghai showdown

James Willstrop meets England team-mate Peter Barker in China Open final By Squash Mad Reporter English World No.7 James Willstrop and World No.8 Peter Barker will go head-to-head in the final of the 2014 China Open – Squash Stars On [...]

September 7, 2014 China Open, News, PSA
Cassie’s Corner: Conquering the pain of injuries

Cassie’s Corner: Conquering the pain of injuries

I feel for Nick, James, Ramy and Joelle as they battle back to peak condition Injuries unfortunately are a part of playing sport. Whether you compete socially or professionally in the back of your mind you know there is a [...]

September 2, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Growing the game, News
PSA confirm schedule for 3-year calendar

PSA confirm schedule for 3-year calendar

USA leads the way events in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia By Squash Mad Reporter The running order for that the PSA World Series calendar for the period 2014-2017 has now been finalised, featuring three events in the USA. Following [...]

September 2, 2014 PSA
Tarek Momen moves into world top ten

Tarek Momen moves into world top ten

Egyptians on the march as Hong Kong champion Mohamed Elshorbagy closes  gap at the top By Squash Mad  Reporter Tarek Momen, the 26-year-old Egyptian who reached the semi-final stage of the recent PSA World Series Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai [...]

September 2, 2014 News, PSA