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Gregory Gaultier out of Chicago

Gregory Gaultier out of Chicago

World champion targets British Open return By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor France’s 2015 World Champion Gregory Gaultier has withdrawn from this month’s Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners and Equitrust Life Insurance Company after failing to recover from an ankle injury sustained during January’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. The 33-year-old Frenchman had [...]

February 8, 2016 Alan Thatcher News 0

Karim Abdel Gawad is Swedish Open champion

Karim Abdel Gawad is Swedish Open champion

Huge breakthrough as Gawad wins fiery fifth game By JESPER PERSSON in Linköping   In the sold out Linköping Sporthall, the final match has just ended. The two Egyptians, Tarek Momen and Karim Abdel Gawad, gave the crowd a match of absolute world-class squash that lasted for 80 minutes. Finally, after five games, the No.2 [...]

February 8, 2016 Guest Contributor News 0

Tarek Momen to meet Karim Gawad in all-Egyptian final

Tarek Momen to meet Karim Gawad in all-Egyptian final

Momen topples top seed Simon Rosner as Gawad sinks Daryl Selby in straight games By JESPER PERSSON in Linköping   The final of the UCS Swedish Open will be an all-Egyptian affair as Tarek Momen toppled top seed Simon Rösner in a 91-minute battle and Karim Abdel Gawad overcame England’s Daryl Selby in straight games. [...]

February 6, 2016 Guest Contributor News 0
Chris Simpson falls to Karim Gawad in Swedish thriller as Daryl Selby sinks Max Lee

Chris Simpson falls to Karim Gawad in Swedish thriller as Daryl Selby sinks Max Lee

Daryl Selby meets Egyptian ace in semi-final By SEAN REUTHE    England’s Chris Simpson lost a brutal five-game thriller to world No.9 Karim Abdel Gawad in the quarter-finals of the 2016 UCS Swedish Open in Linköping, but tour veteran Daryl [...]

February 6, 2016 News
Swedish Open: Lucas Serme brings down Fares Dessouki

Swedish Open: Lucas Serme brings down Fares Dessouki

French ace faces Tarek Momen in last 16 By NATHAN CLARKE   French World No.42 Lucas Serme bridged a huge gap in the world rankings to dispatch talented Egyptian Fares Dessouki in the first round of the 2016 UCS Swedish [...]

February 4, 2016 News
Squash Mad Australia: Steve Walton’s Video Blog

Squash Mad Australia: Steve Walton’s Video Blog

By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Roving Reporter Down Under Great to see Cam Pilley and Ryan Cuskelly flying the flag for Australia in major world events, with Ryan especially doing well in the States and Cam climbing back up [...]

February 4, 2016 Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News
Azlan Iskander steps in to rescue Women’s Worlds

Azlan Iskander steps in to rescue Women’s Worlds

Malaysia to host postponed event in April with record prize fund By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Former professional player Azlan Iskandar has stepped in to rescue the Women’s World Championship, which was postponed in controversial circumstances in December. Azlan [...]

February 3, 2016 Alan's Blog, News
Camille Serme beats Alison Waters in Cleveland final

Camille Serme beats Alison Waters in Cleveland final

Serme pushes through after losing the first game By JERMAINE XABA   An impressive performance from Camille Serme in the final of the 2016 Cleveland Classic PSA W50 tournament saw the Frenchwoman down England’s Alison Waters 3-1 to collect the [...]

February 3, 2016 News
England-France showdown in Cleveland Classic final

England-France showdown in Cleveland Classic final

Waters gains revenge on Amanda Sobhy for ToC defeat By JERMAINE XABA. Pictures by ANDREA DAWSON The top two seeds, Camille Serme and Alison Waters, will meet in the final of the 2016 Cleveland Classic in the USA. Serme was [...]

February 2, 2016 News
Alan Clyne takes Edinburgh title

Alan Clyne takes Edinburgh title

Braveheart Clyne is the first Scots winner since John White in 2004 By SIMON BOUGHTON   Another sell out on Edinburgh Sports Club’s famous Court Five for an eagerly anticipated final between Scotland’s No.1 player Alan Clyne and England’s Tom [...]

February 2, 2016 News
Laura Massaro maintains hold on number one

Laura Massaro maintains hold on number one

Laura keeps ahead of the pack By NATHAN CLARKE England’s Laura Massaro has maintained her position as the Women’s World No.1 for the second consecutive month after topping the February PSA Women’s World Rankings released today (Feb 1). Massaro maintains [...]

February 1, 2016 News
Ali Farag motors to 13 in PSA rankings

Ali Farag motors to 13 in PSA rankings

Detroit winner sets sights on top 10 By NATHAN CLARKE    One week after securing the biggest tournament title of his career at the PSA M70 Motor City Open presented by The Suburban Collection Egyptian Ali Farag has jumped up [...]

February 1, 2016 News
Alan Clyne beats Daryl Selby in Edinburgh

Alan Clyne beats Daryl Selby in Edinburgh

Tom Richards halts Greg Lobban to set up an England-Scotland final By SIMON BOUGHTON in Edinburgh    Scotland’s number one Alan Clyne recorded a milestone victory over England’s experienced and higher-ranked Daryl Selby in the semi-finals of the Edinburgh Open last [...]

January 31, 2016 News
Ramy Ashour calls for respect for referees

Ramy Ashour calls for respect for referees

Triple world champion calls for voting system to reward referees By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Ramy Ashour has spoken out in support of squash referees in an amazing post on social media. Egypt’s triple world champion, who has not [...]

January 28, 2016 Alan's Blog, News
Plans for Pyramids return as World Team event gets KO

Plans for Pyramids return as World Team event gets KO

Plans to resurrect squash spectacular at the Pyramids By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation has reluctantly abandoned plans to re-schedule the 2015 Men’s World Team Championship in Cairo. The tournament was postponed after a number of [...]

January 28, 2016 Alan's Blog, Comment, News