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Ousted Aussie Zac Alexander angry after Commonwealth Games exclusion

Ousted Aussie Zac Alexander angry after Commonwealth Games exclusion

Zac raps David Palmer and Arbitration decision that forced him to leave Glasgow on eve of Games By CHRIS BARRETT – Sydney Morning Herald A shattered Zac Alexander has lifted the lid on his last-minute omission from Australia’s Commonwealth Games team, saying the morale of the men’s squash squad was shot and that his partner [...]

July 26, 2014 Lee Horton Commonwealth Games 1

Ivan the wonderful sends Walker crashing out of Games

Ivan the wonderful sends Walker crashing out of Games

Malaysia ace books last-eight date with Willstrop after taking out Alister Walker By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter Ivan Yuen restored Malaysia’s Commonwealth Games following the shock exit of Ong Beng Hee when he stormed into the men’s quarter-finals last night upsetting Botswana’s number six seed Alister Walker. “That was one of my best matches [...]

July 26, 2014 Lee Horton Commonwealth Games 0

Aussie squash player Zac Alexander leaves Glasgow after rival wins court appeal to replace him

Aussie squash player Zac Alexander leaves Glasgow after rival wins court appeal to replace him

Karwalski to replace Aussie rival after taking case to Court of Arbitration AUSTRALIAN squash player Zac Alexander has been dramatically forced to pack his bags and leave the Commonwealth Games after a successful court appeal from the nation’s third-ranked player, Matthew Karwalski. Karwalski (pictured below  right) was only told late on Tuesday night his appeal [...]

July 24, 2014 Lee Horton Commonwealth Games, News 1
Games dream over as Ong Beng Hee falls at first hurdle

Games dream over as Ong Beng Hee falls at first hurdle

Flu-hit Malaysia ace falls in four to Kelvin Ndhlovu in Games upset By HOWARD HARDING – Commonwealth Games Correspondent  Eighth seed Ong Beng Hee, the former world No7 from Malaysia making a record-equalling fifth successive appearance in the Commonwealth Games, [...]

July 24, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Nick Matthew carries the flag for Team England

Nick Matthew carries the flag for Team England

Fellow athletes vote for squash world champion to be Games standard bearer England’s world champion Nick Matthew is one of three squash players carrying flags at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic’s Parkhead stadium. Malaysia’s Nicol David, like Matthew [...]

July 22, 2014 Alan's Blog, Commonwealth Games, News
Elias and El Sherbini aim for historic junior successes

Elias and El Sherbini aim for historic junior successes

Namibia hosts first major glass-court event with World Junior Championships By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Teenagers Diego Elias and Nour El Sherbini are aiming for historic successes in next month’s WSF World Junior Squash Championships in Namibia. The [...]

July 22, 2014 News, World Junior Championship, WSF
All hands on Dec as James grabs first overseas title

All hands on Dec as James grabs first overseas title

Declan James delivers but it’s Madeira misery for crocked Chris Fuller By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter England’s Declan James claimed his first overseas PSA World Tour title when he beat compatriot Chris Fuller in the final of the [...]

July 20, 2014 PSA
Madeira mayhem as Fuller raps Parker over ref rant

Madeira mayhem as Fuller raps Parker over ref rant

Top seed Declan James marches on but battling Brits turn Madeira into the Isle of Fight By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter in Madeira English second seed Chris Fuller slammed fellow compatriot George Parker’s treatment of the referee during [...]

July 18, 2014 News, PSA
Commonwealth Games Countdown: Minnows from Mauritius meet reigning champions in first round

Commonwealth Games Countdown: Minnows from Mauritius meet reigning champions in first round

Nick Matthew and Nicol David favourites for gold in Glasgow By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent A pair of players from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will provide the first challenge to gold medallists Nick Matthew and Nicol [...]

July 17, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News, WSF
Cassie’s Corner: Manchester moments to treasure

Cassie’s Corner: Manchester moments to treasure

Royal visitors and battles for medals made the 2002 Games so special Cassie Thomas continues her Commonwealth Games Countdown with more memories of Manchester in 2002, as Team England fought hard to win as many medals as possible on home [...]

July 15, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Commonwealth Games, News
Sarah Fitzgerald and Natalie Grainger call for PSA and WSA to merge

Sarah Fitzgerald and Natalie Grainger call for PSA and WSA to merge

Stars demand a unified approach to boost the sport’s Olympic bid By Squash Mad Correspondent Two leading squash players have called for the PSA and the WSA to merge in order to boost the sport’s Olympic aspirations. Sarah Fitzgerald and [...]

July 10, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, Olympics
Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Top coach plays his first match in 15 years on charity night at Harrogate EXCLUSIVE by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent David Pearson, coach of both current world champions, hasn’t played a squash match for 15 years. But [...]

July 8, 2014 David Pearson Column, Fun Stuff, Interviews, Mike Dale column, News
Scots squash stars bid for home glory in Glasgow

Scots squash stars bid for home glory in Glasgow

Inverness boys Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban aim to ride the Tartan wave By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Scottish Correspondent Something is hopeful in the state of Scotland. Glasgow 2014 is a major opportunity for Scotland’s squash stars to [...]

July 7, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Squash ace would love to repay Channel Islanders’ support with a medal in Glasgow By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Chris Simpson admits it would be “absolutely amazing” to win Guernsey’s first Commonwealth Games medal for 20 years [...]

July 4, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Interviews, News
Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Rousing World Cup patriotism should be mirrored in squash … and racquetball Hands up, who wasn’t thrilled by the performance of the USA in a magnificent World Cup battle against Belgium the other night? If goalkeeper Tim Howard stood for [...]

July 3, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game