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Egyptian rule ends at Motor City Open

Egyptian rule ends at Motor City Open

Mosaad, Barker and Golan all go off the road in day of shocks in Motor City Open By JAMES HAWKINS – Squash Mad Correspondent Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — The Egyptians’ recent dominance at the Motor City Open came to a surprising end on a day of upsets on Sunday at the Birmingham Athletic Club. One day after [...]

January 26, 2015 Guest Contributor News 0

Exhausted Elshorbagy quits against Cam Pilley in Detroit

Exhausted Elshorbagy quits against Cam Pilley in Detroit

With nothing left in the tank, ToC champion Elshorbagy stalls in Motor City Open  By JAMES HAWKINS – Squash Mad Reporter in Detroit Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. — Less than 24 hours after conquering the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City, World #1 Mohamed Elshorbagy was back on court Saturday outside Detroit, Michigan, looking to [...]

January 25, 2015 Guest Contributor News 0

Mohamed Elshorbagy masters Nick Matthew in a glass act in Manhattan

Mohamed Elshorbagy masters Nick Matthew in a glass act in Manhattan

Egyptian double as Mohamed Elshorbagy cements his place as world number one on a night of drama in New York From NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent in New York Mohamed Elshorbagy reinforced his position at the top of the squash ladder with an impressive performance in the final of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions to [...]

January 24, 2015 Guest Contributor News 1
Raneem El Welily beats Alison Waters to win New York final

Raneem El Welily beats Alison Waters to win New York final

First Egyptian success in Women’s Tournament of Champions final as Raneem roars home at Grand Central Terminal By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Raneem El Welily became the first Egyptian winner of the Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions [...]

January 24, 2015 News
It’s Egypt v England in two tumultuous ToC finals

It’s Egypt v England in two tumultuous ToC finals

All change at Grand Central as Matthew masters Rodriguez to meet Elshorbagy in men’s final, while Waters powers past El Sherbini to face  El Welily   By KRISTI MAROC, Squash Mad USA Editor   Catching a glimpse of Miguel Angel [...]

January 23, 2015 News
Alison Waters railroads Nicol David at Grand Central Terminal

Alison Waters railroads Nicol David at Grand Central Terminal

11-1? Yes, England’s Alison Waters makes it a nightmare on 42nd Street for Nicol David By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Alison Waters produced the shock of the championship when she despatched defending champion Nicol David, the world [...]

January 22, 2015 News
Magnificent Miguel motors past Gaultier in Manhattan

Magnificent Miguel motors past Gaultier in Manhattan

Colombian giant-killer Miguel Rodriguez guns down Gregory Gaultier in Grand Central shoot-out From NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad Correspondent in New York Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez pulled off the biggest victory of his career, reinforcing his credentials as a genuine [...]

January 22, 2015 News
WSF push for squash in 2020 Games

WSF push for squash in 2020 Games

WSF President presses case for squash to included in 2020 Olympics on mission to Japan  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash is making all the right diplomatic moves in the hope of achieving a place in the 2020 [...]

January 21, 2015 News
ToC: Amr Shabana takes out Tarek Momen to reach semi-finals

ToC: Amr Shabana takes out Tarek Momen to reach semi-finals

‘I spent every single bit of energy to win’ reveals Egypt’s Amr Shabana as he reaches ToC semi-final clash with Mohamed Elshorbagy By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad Correspondent in New York Defending champion Amr Shabana kept alive his hopes [...]

January 21, 2015 News
Miguel Rodriguez lights up Manhattan with a stunning victory over world No.6 Peter Barker

Miguel Rodriguez lights up Manhattan with a stunning victory over world No.6 Peter Barker

Superman Miguel Rodriguez dives around Grand Central to win epic battle against Peter Barker By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent Agile Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez became the first South American squash player to reach the quarter-finals of a [...]

January 20, 2015 News
British Junior Open misfortune leads to unseemly outbursts from adults

British Junior Open misfortune leads to unseemly outbursts from adults

The story of an under-13 girls’ final, and some unseemly adult responses to an ugly finale By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The recently concluded British Junior Open saw all top seeds win in their age categories, [...]

January 19, 2015 Comment, News
ToC: Egyptian trio power through to quarter-finals in New York

ToC: Egyptian trio power through to quarter-finals in New York

Mohamed Elshorbagy, Amr Shabana and Tarek Momen lead Egyptian charge in ToC By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent The quarter-finals of the 2015 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions will be full of Egyptian flavour after Mohamed Elshorbagy, Amr [...]

January 18, 2015 News
ToC: Gaultier and Matthew move closer to Manhattan meeting

ToC: Gaultier and Matthew move closer to Manhattan meeting

Solid start for long-term rivals Matthew and Gaultier as fans fill Grand Central Terminal By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent English three-time World Champion Nick Matthew and French World No.2 Gregory Gaultier, the man Matthew beat to claim [...]

January 18, 2015 News
ToC: New York is no Olli-day for reigning champion Amr Shabana

ToC: New York is no Olli-day for reigning champion Amr Shabana

Egyptian maestro Amr Shabana begins his New York title defence with a stylish victory By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent Amr Shabana began the defence of his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title in New York’s stunning Grand [...]

January 17, 2015 News
Exclusive Interview with Gregory Gaultier: Former champion seeded to meet Mohamed Elshorbagy in New York showdown

Exclusive Interview with Gregory Gaultier: Former champion seeded to meet Mohamed Elshorbagy in New York showdown

Exclusive Interview by Kristi Maroc: French ace Gaultier aims to take it to the Max in ToC first round By KRISTI MAROC – Squash Mad USA Editor World #2 Greg Gaultier will play his first PSA match of the year [...]

January 16, 2015 Interviews, News