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Mohamed Elshorbagy: Building a world number one

Mohamed Elshorbagy: Building a world number one

Exclusive interview with Hadrian Stiff, the Bristol coach who helps fine-tune a genius EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor     On Saturday, (November 1st 2014) Mohamed Elshorbagy takes over as world number one. The young Egyptian came close to being world champion two years ago. Now he has made it to [...]

October 30, 2014 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News, PSA 0

WSA and PSA to join forces in historic merger

WSA and PSA to join forces in historic merger

Unified World Tour targets increased revenues, prize money parity, and a place in the Olympics Squash made an historic step forward today with the announcement that the men’s and women’s tours, the PSA and WSA, are to merge.  The professional game will now be administered by one unified body for the first time. The WSA [...]

October 30, 2014 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, WSA 0

Diego Elias gives Halifax fans a glimpse of the future of squash

Diego Elias gives Halifax fans a glimpse of the future of squash

High-quality qualifiers at the Bluenose Classic By Squash Mad Reporters in Halifax Halifax squash fans were treated to a full night of high quality squash on the second day of qualifying for the 2014 Fiera Properties Bluenose Squash Classic. There were no short matches tonight, as the competitors were all closely matched. Ryan Cuskelly, the [...]

October 29, 2014 Guest Contributor News, PSA 0
Women’s World Championship heads to Egypt

Women’s World Championship heads to Egypt

Wadi Degla club to host Women’s Worlds in Cairo By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2014 Women’s World Squash Championship will take place in Egypt in December following an agreement reached this week between the Women’s Squash Association [...]

October 29, 2014 News, WSA, WSF
Alan’s Blog: Double the fun on World Squash Day

Alan’s Blog: Double the fun on World Squash Day

How squash can grow the game and have a positive effect on your local community World Squash Day is now cemented in the calendar as a major annual event where clubs and federations can use the occasion to grow the [...]

October 27, 2014 News, WSF
Tarek Momen takes his first Macau title

Tarek Momen takes his first Macau title

Reigning champion Omar Mosaad defeated in all-Egyptian final By ANDREW CROSS  - Squash Mad  Reporter in Macau The Macau Squash championships 2014 came to an end today with two new winners adding their names to the trophies. After Nicol David [...]

October 27, 2014 News, PSA
Nicol David adds Macau Open to her collection of titles

Nicol David adds Macau Open to her collection of titles

Masterful Malaysian takes WSA Gold as she beats Raneem El Welily in straight games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent A masterful performance by Nicol David in the climax of the Women’s Macau Open saw the world number one [...]

October 27, 2014 News, WSA
Marseille’s mighty Mathieu masters Miguel in magnificent Montreal marathon

Marseille’s mighty Mathieu masters Miguel in magnificent Montreal marathon

French ace shows top form as he beats Colombian in 100-minute final By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet, the 27-year-old World No.19, claimed the biggest PSA World Tour title of his career to date by [...]

October 26, 2014 News, PSA
Mosaad meets Momen after Macau master-class sinks Bengy

Mosaad meets Momen after Macau master-class sinks Bengy

Top-seed Tarek takes out fellow Egyptian and meets another in the final By ANDREW CROSS – Squash Mad Reporter in Macau The Macau Open semi-finals moved to the all glass court, set against the wonderful backdrop of the casinos and [...]

October 26, 2014 News, PSA
Nicol David meets Raneem El Welily in Macau final

Nicol David meets Raneem El Welily in Macau final

Raneem renews rivalry with world No.1  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Malaysia’s Nicol David and Egyptian Raneem El Welily, the No.1 and No.3 players in the world, respectively, will meet in Sunday’s final of the Women’s Macau Open [...]

October 25, 2014 News, WSA
Ghosal goes down to magic Mazen in Macau thriller

Ghosal goes down to magic Mazen in Macau thriller

Top seed Tarek Momen survives match ball against Max Lee  By ANDREW CROSS – Squash Mad Reporter in Macau Quarter-final day at the Macau Open 2014 began with a stunning result as Saurav Ghosal from India lost 13-11 in the [...]

October 24, 2014 News, PSA
Rodriguez takes out top seed Golan in Montreal marathon

Rodriguez takes out top seed Golan in Montreal marathon

Mathieu Castagnet overcomes Cam Pilley to reach his first PSA 50 final By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the highest ranked South American squash player of all-time, will compete in one of his biggest [...]

October 24, 2014 News, PSA
Jenny Duncalf downs giant-killer Emma Beddoes

Jenny Duncalf downs giant-killer Emma Beddoes

Duncalf meets Nicol David in Macau semi-finals By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Jenny Duncalf extended her unbeaten record over England team-mate Emma Beddoes by defeating her unseeded opponent in straight games in the Women’s Macau Open to claim [...]

October 24, 2014 News, WSA
Beddoes Betters Sherbini In Macau masterpiece

Beddoes Betters Sherbini In Macau masterpiece

Beddoes blast sets up all-Yorkshire clash with Jenny Duncalf in quarter-finals By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Just a week after losing to Nour El Sherbini in the first round of the US Open, England’s unseeded Emma Beddoes gained [...]

October 23, 2014 News, WSA
Malaysian youngster Yong Sue Ann loves life at Harvard

Malaysian youngster Yong Sue Ann loves life at Harvard

Squash and brains gets promising Malaysian youngster Yong Sue Ann into Harvard By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor For many years now, the lure of a place in a top American university and the opportunity to play [...]

October 22, 2014 Comment, Interviews, WSA