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Monthly Archives: December 2014

PSA: Home hero makes Kuwait final

PSA: Home hero makes Kuwait final

Home Hero Al Muzayen Makes Kuwait Final 23 September 2011 RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Jena International No2, Hawally, Kuwait Quarter-finals: [Q] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [Q] Bader Al Hussaini (KUW) 11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 11-5 (36m) [4] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Leo Au (HKG) 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 11-6 (32m) Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Amr Ramsy Swelim (ITA) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 [...]

September 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

PSA: Grant sinks Willstrop in Manchester

PSA: Grant sinks Willstrop in Manchester

21 September 2011 RESULTS: PSA World Series ROWE British Grand Prix, Manchester, England 2nd round: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 (38m) [7] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6 (60m) [5] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [Q] Simon Rosner (GER) 11-9, 14-12, 4-11, 11-7 (54m) Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [4] James Willstrop [...]

September 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher Events, News, PSA, Tournaments 0

Referees need help with long-distance vision

Referees need help with long-distance vision

Here’s my response to Steve Cubbins’ article on referees in his new Blog On The Tyne, headlined How Many Referees Is Enough? Source: www.cubbins.info Steve Some great points mentioned above. To fill in a few of the gaps, let’s start with the seating position of the central referee(s). In years gone by, referees would have [...]

September 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, Coaching and Development, Events, Kent Open, PSA, Refs and Rules, Tournaments, WSA, WSF 0

WSF: New logo is off the wall!

WSF: New logo is off the wall!

WSF Unveils New Corporate Logo 20 September 2011 The World Squash Federation today launches a bold new visual identity. The WSF’s new corporate logo is intended to achieve a clear, consistent visual identity that not only emphasises the position and role of the Federation, but also has the adaptability to enable it to be used in [...]

September 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher Events, News, Refs and Rules, Tournaments, World Squash Day, WSF 0

WISPA: Khan conquers in Phoenix

WISPA: Khan conquers in Phoenix

Khan wins Southwest Open title                    19th September 2011 Latasha Khan won her 8th WISPA title and second of the year this week in Phoenix at the Tour 8 Southwest Open. The event was back on the tour again after proving to be a huge success last year. The tournament featured a [...]

September 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Tournaments, WSA 0

PSA: Rosner sinks Richards in Manchester

PSA: Rosner sinks Richards in Manchester

19 September 2011 RESULTS: PSA World Series ROWE British Grand Prix, Manchester, England 1st round: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Jens Schoor (GER) 11-3, 11-3, 11-6 (26m) Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11, 11-8 (76m) Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt [Q] Mohammed Abbas (EGY) 11-4, 11-3, 12-10 (52m) [7] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [...]

September 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

PSA: Lezaud wins Costa Rica final

PSA: Lezaud wins Costa Rica final

Lezaud Celebrates First Tour Title Win In Costa Rica 19 September 2011 RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Tour De Las Americas Costa Rica Open, San Jose, Costa Rica Final: [3] Joan Lezaud (FRA) bt Jonathan Uriel Ramos Islas (MEX) 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-5 Frenchman Joan Lezaud celebrated the first PSA World Tour title success of his career when he beat Jonathan [...]

September 19, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

WSF: World Squash Day – Here Come The Girls

WSF: World Squash Day – Here Come The Girls

World Squash Day 2011: Here Come The Girls A worldwide programme to increase female participation in squash launches today. World Squash Day 2011, which takes place on Saturday 5 November, will focus on attracting a new generation of female players to the sport. The World Squash Federation (WSF) will be encouraging clubs and associations all over the [...]

September 19, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, ESR, Events, Kent Open, News, Tournaments, World Squash Day, WSA, WSF 0

Ramy in tune at Boston Symphony Hall

Ramy in tune at Boston Symphony Hall

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – World Champions Challenge Title, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston FINAL Ramy Ashour (EGY, #2) def. Nick Matthew (ENG, #1) 9-11, 11-2, 11-2 24 mins. SEMIFINALS Nick Matthew (ENG, #1) def. Jonathon Power (CAN) 8-11, 11-4, 1-0, 20 mins. Ramy Ashour (EGY, #2) def. Peter Nicol (ENG) 11-9, 11-10 (sudden death to [...]

September 15, 2011 Alan Thatcher Events, News, Photo Galleries, Tournaments 0

World Open offers riches in Rotterdam

World Open offers riches in Rotterdam

World’s Best Squash Stars Confirmed for World Open in Rotterdam 15 September 2011 A star-studded cast featuring the world’s best players will line up in the World Open Squash 2011, the richest ever event in world squash which will take place in Rotterdam, from 28 October to 6 November. England’s world number one Nick Matthew will be hoping [...]

September 14, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments, WSA, WSF 0

PSA: Rafael retains Brazil crown

PSA: Rafael retains Brazil crown

Rafa Retains Brazil Open Crown 12 September 2011 RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Tour De Las Americas Brazil Open, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Final: [2] Rafael Alarcon (BRA) bt [1] Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5 (54m) Brazilian squash star Rafael Alarcon produced the dream result for organisers of the Tour De Las Americas Brazil Open when he successfully retained the PSA [...]

September 12, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

European Clubs: Nicol sinks Aberdeen!

European Clubs: Nicol sinks Aberdeen!

EUROPEAN SQUASH NEWS RESULTS: European Club Championship, Belfast, Ireland Men’s quarter-finals: Aberdeen (Scotland) bye Paderborn (Germany) bt Neudorf (Austria) 3/1 Borja Golan bt Chris Ryder 11-3, 11-1, 11-8 Simon Rosner bt Kashif Shuja 11-6, 11-5 Peter Nicol lost to Stefan Leifels 8-11, 10-12 Tim Garner bt Andreas Freudensprung 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 Valence (France) bt Intersquash (Sweden) 2/2 Nicolas Mueller lost [...]

September 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, Events, News, Tournaments 0

PSA: Video referees here to stay

PSA: Video referees here to stay

PSA To Roll Out Video Review For All TV Events 8 September 2011 After extensive trials at recent major PSA World Tour events, the Professional Squash Association is rolling out itsVideo Review system at all future televised events. The system allows match officials to review decisions (eg, ‘Let’, ‘Stroke’ or ‘No Let’) questioned by the players, via [...]

September 8, 2011 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, Events, News, PSA, Refs and Rules, Tournaments, WSF 0

WSF: John White joins ambassador programme

WSF: John White joins ambassador programme

  September 7, 2011 John White Joins WSF Ambassador Programme In Latvia Former world number one John White will join Nicol David, the reigning women’s world number one from Malaysia, in the inaugural WSF Ambassador Programme in Latvia in November. The first WSF Ambassador Programme – an international promotional initiative devised by the World Squash Federation – will visit the Latvian [...]

September 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, Events, News, World Squash Day 0

European Masters: Portugal

European Masters: Portugal

Men’s Over-45 champion Fredrik Johnson EUROPEAN SQUASH NEWS RESULTS: European Masters Individual Squash Championships, Porto, Portugal Men’s Over-35 quarter-finals: [1] Renan Lavigne (FRA) bt Gregory Billebaulr (FRA) 12-10, 11-5, 11-4 [3/4] Andrea Torricini (ITA) bt [5/8] Manuel Fistonic (CRO) 11-7, 11-4, 13-11 [3/4] Stephen Cooke (NED) bt [5/8] Dovi Haruzi (ISR) 11-4, 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 11-4 [2] Stefan Leifels (GER) bt [9/16] Ciaran Brian [...]

September 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, Events, News, Tournaments, WSF 0