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Monthly Archives: August 2014

World Open: Old warriors battle on

World Open: Old warriors battle on

Palmer & Lincou survive … From STEVE CUBBINS in Rotterdam Playing probably his last world open, two-time champion David Palmer took an hour and a half in the opening match of the day to fend off the challenge of Scotland’s Alan Clyne. After taking a two-game lead Palmer found himself at 8-all in the fifth before [...]

October 30, 2011 Alan Thatcher Events, News, PSA, Tournaments, WSA, WSF 0

World Open: Galifi wins through to face Matthew

World Open: Galifi wins through to face Matthew

29 October 2011 RESULTS: PSA World Open, Rotterdam, Netherlands Brothers in Arms and Birthday Treat in Rotterdam It was another long day at Victoria Squash in Rotterdam, the Dutch City of Sports, as men’s qualifying concluded and women’s qualifying began for the World Open Squash 2011, the biggest and most valuable squash event ever held in [...]

October 29, 2011 Alan Thatcher Events, News, PSA, Tournaments, WSA, WSF 0

WSF: Back the Bid 2020 campaign

WSF: Back the Bid 2020 campaign

WSF Launches ‘Back the Bid 2020′ 29 October 2011 The World Squash Federation (WSF) is launching Back the Bid 2020 to tap into the huge support that players, fans and corporate organisations are showing towards Squash’s campaign to get the sport into the Olympic Games. “With individuals and companies expressing an interest in playing a part in supporting [...]

October 29, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Events, News, WSF 0

World Open: Matthew ready to roar back in Rotterdam

World Open: Matthew ready to roar back in Rotterdam

Qatar Crash Could Be Boost For Matthew In Rotterdam 27 October 2011 Despite crashing out of last week’s Qatar Classic in the second round – ending a sensational run of ten successive Tour finals in a row for the world number one – England’s Nick Matthew is confident of his form as he prepares to defend his [...]

October 28, 2011 Alan Thatcher Events, News, PSA, Tournaments 0

ESR: ‘Students’ get a lesson from Duffield

ESR: ‘Students’ get a lesson from Duffield

PSL Stalwarts Duffield Crush Birmingham University Newcomers 25 October 2011 A capacity crowd attracted to the first home fixture of Premier Squash League (PSL) newcomers University of Birmingham went home disappointed after the West Midlands team were crushed 5/0 by former champions Benz-Bavarian Duffield in the second round of the 28th season of the world’s most prestigious squash [...]

October 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, Tournaments 0

WSF: Squash Awards Dinner at the World Open

WSF: Squash Awards Dinner at the World Open

7th Annual World Squash Awards To Be Awarded At World Open Dinner 25 October 2011 The world’s leading players will be honoured at the seventh annual World Squash Awards which will take place on Saturday 5th November 2011 in Rotterdam. This year’s awards – founded in 2005 by Eventis Sports Marketing and endorsed annually by the World Squash Federation [...]

October 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, Events, News, PSA, World Squash Day, WSA, WSF 0

PSA: Bennett battles to Leinster title

PSA: Bennett battles to Leinster title

Bennett Battles To Leinster Title 24 October 2011 RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Leinster Open, Dublin, Ireland 1st round: [1] Dylan Bennett (NED) bt Sebastian Weenink (NED) 11-7, 11-7, 11-13, 11-7 (47m) [Q] Johan Bouquet (FRA) bt Alex Ingham (ENG) 11-6, 14-12, 2-11, 11-3 (43m) Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt Arthur Gaskin (IRL) 10-12, 11-4, 11-7, 11-3 (48m) [Q] Declan James (ENG) bt [4] Dane [...]

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

WSF: Mexico strike gold in Pan-Am Games

WSF: Mexico strike gold in Pan-Am Games

RESULTS: Pan American Games Squash Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico Men’s Singles semi-finals: [5/8] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [3/4] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 11-2, 11-8, 11-2 [2] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [3/4] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 Final: [2] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [5/8] Cesar Salazar (MEX) 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (55m) Women’s Singles semi-finals: [1] Samantha Teran (MEX) bt [3] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) 11-3, [...]

October 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher Events, News, Tournaments, WSF 0

PSA: Gaultier rises in World Series rankings

PSA: Gaultier rises in World Series rankings

Gaultier Rises In PSA World Series Standings 23 October 2011 Success in last week’s Qatar Classic in Doha has seen Gregory Gaultier rise to fifth place in the latest 2011 Dunlop PSA World Series Standings. In his first major title success for more than two years, the Frenchman defeated England’s former champion James Willstrop in a 70-minute final of [...]

October 23, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

WSF: Harare to host 2012 African Junior Champs

WSF: Harare to host 2012 African Junior Champs

Harare To Host 2012 All Africa Junior Squash Championships 24 October 2011 Vijay Gajjar, President of the African Squash Federation, today announced that the next All Africa Junior Championships will be staged in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 5-10 April 2012 – during which the African Squash Federation AGM will also take place. Commenting upon the first time that the [...]

October 23, 2011 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, News, Tournaments, WSF 0

Qatar: Gaultier and David take titles

Qatar: Gaultier and David take titles

                      XI Qatar Classic Squash Championships 2011, Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar From STEVE CUBBINS in Doha FINALS: [1] Nicol David (Mas) bt [4] Madeline Perry (Irl)     11/2, 11/7, 11/3 (33m) [6] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt [4] James Willstrop (Eng) [...]

October 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments, WSA 0

PSA: Golan beats Grant in Santiago final

PSA: Golan beats Grant in Santiago final

                              Home Hero Golan Celebrates Santiago Success 23 October 2011 RESULTS: PSA International 25 Santiago Open, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Final: [3] Borja Golan (ESP) bt [1] Adrian Grant (ENG) 14-12, 11-0, 8-11, 11-6 (76m) Home town hero Borja Golan delighted the packed crowd at [...]

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

Qatar: Willstrop v Gaultier and David v Perry in finals

Qatar: Willstrop v Gaultier and David v Perry in finals

  Qatar Squash Classic 2011: 14-21 October, Doha, Qatar From STEVE CUBBINS in Doha WISPA Semi-Finals: [1] Nicol David (Mas) bt [3] Rachael Grinham (Aus)      11/6, 4/11, 11/6, 11/8 (51m) [4] Madeline Perry (Irl) bt [13] Nour El Tayeb (Egy)      11/9, 19/17, 11/9 (61m) PSA Semi-Finals: [6] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt [...]

October 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments, WSA 0

Qatar: Big guns power through

Qatar: Big guns power through

                                  Qatar Squash Classic 2011: 14-21 October, Doha, Qatar DAILY NEWS – Edition #6 – Wednesday 19th Oct From STEVE CUBBINS in Doha Women’s Quarter-Finals [1] Nicol David (Mas) bt [9] Raneem El Weleily (Egy)         [...]

October 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, PSA, Tournaments, WSA 0

Carnage in Qatar as Matthew and Duncalf crash out

Carnage in Qatar as Matthew and Duncalf crash out

  World champions are falling like flies in Qatar. First it was Amr Shabana making a hasty exit from the event, then it was his compatriot Ramy Ashour. Today England’s reigning world champion Nick Matthew suffered a stunning straight-games defeat to rising Egyptian Tarek Momen as the tournament seedings were once again thrown out of the [...]

October 19, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, PSA, Tournaments, WSA 0