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Monthly Archives: July 2014

WSF: Under-21 World Cup launched in Chennai

WSF: Under-21 World Cup launched in Chennai

Indian Government Official Declares World Cup Underway In Chennai 31 January 2012 India’s Additional Chief Secretary to the Tamil Nadu Government GA Rajkumar officially inaugurated the SDAT WSF Under-21 World Cup at a special Opening Ceremony tonight in Chennai on the eve of the new World Squash Federation championship getting underway at the city’s Indian Squash Academy. Players representing the [...]

January 31, 2012 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, Tournaments, WSF 0

WSA Cleveland: Sobhy through as injured Duncalf pulls out

WSA Cleveland: Sobhy through as injured Duncalf pulls out

Eighteen-year-old Amanda Sobhy booked her semi final place at the WSA Cleveland Classic 2012 after Jenny Duncalf was forced to retire injured. Duncalf started strongly, initially appearing untroubled by the blow to her knee, sustained in a round one clash with the racket of Sarah Kippax.  The world No2 played accurate squash to take the [...]

January 31, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, Tournaments, WSA 0

PSA: Proton Man Bengy motors to Detroit title!

PSA: Proton Man Bengy motors to Detroit title!

Beng Hee Battles To Major Career Title In Detroit 31 January 2012 RESULTS: PSA International 50 Motor City Open, Detroit, USA Final: Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [2] Hisham Mohamed Ashour (EGY) 11-8, 11-9, 11-7   Ong Beng Hee‘s fairy tale run in the Motor City Open in the USA went the full distance when the unseeded Malaysian [...]

January 31, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

Squash is best for burning calories

Squash is best for burning calories

SQUASH IS BEST FOR BURNING CALORIES Squash heads the calorie-burning league table for indoor sports (per hour) by a distance: 1 Squash (816) 2 Kick Boxing (680) 3 Basketball (544) 4 Volleyball (544) 5 Indoor Rowing (476) 6 Fencing (408) 7 Badminton (306) 8 Table Tennis (272)   [...]

January 31, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, News 0

USA: Irish ace Roberts wins Harrow award

USA: Irish ace Roberts wins Harrow award

Yale Senior John Roberts will be forever remembered as the man who ended the streak: it was he who was on the court with then-undefeated Trinity and No. 2 Yale tied 4-4 Jan. 18, and he who finished of Johan Detter to clinch the Bulldogs’ historic victory. For that epic win, and another he added against [...]

January 30, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, Tournaments 0

Why squash is so healthy!

Why squash is so healthy!

We all know squash (the sport) is good for you! Thanks to Miriam Stoppard in the Mirror, we can now learn why squash the vegetable is also good for you! Here are five top reasons to eat lots of squash: 1 Squash is rich in the beta-carotene that our bodies use to make vitamin A, [...]

January 30, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, News 0

ESR: Willstrop and Matthew battle for national glory

ESR: Willstrop and Matthew battle for national glory

29 January 2012 Just two weeks after battling for the world number one ranking in New York, Yorkshiremen James Willstrop and Nick Matthew will bid for domestic glory in the anticipated men’s final of the British National Squash Championships inManchester. In last week’s first ever all-English final of the prestigious PSA World Series Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Station, [...]

January 30, 2012 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, Tournaments 0

WSF: Young stars ready for World Cup

WSF: Young stars ready for World Cup

Young Squash Stars Riding High On Eve Of World Cup In India 30 January 2012 Many of the young squash stars of the future eager to make their mark in this week’s WSF Under-21 World Cup in India will arrive in Chennai fresh from notable success on the senior international circuit. Mixed teams from eight nations will [...]

January 30, 2012 Alan Thatcher Tournaments, WSF 0

WSA: Lauren’s back in the Brigg time

WSA: Lauren’s back in the Brigg time

Lauren Briggs didn’t drop a game on her way to winning the 2012 Artemis Edinburgh Open, which culminated in an impressive 3-0 win over no2 seed Orla Noom. Claiming her 11th WSA title, the final score of 11/3, 11/9, 11/8 appropriately reflected the No1 seeds’ dominance as she finished off the event in 32 minutes. [...]

January 30, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, Tournaments, WSA 0

PSA: Bengy bursts into Detroit final

PSA: Bengy bursts into Detroit final

Beng Hee Bursts Into Motor City Open Final 30 January 2012 RESULTS: PSA International 50 Motor City Open, Detroit, USA Semi-finals: Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [1] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 11-9, 11-7, 13-11 [2] Hisham Mohamed Ashour (EGY) bt Stephen Coppinger (RSA) 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 Unseeded Malaysian Ong Beng Hee continued his blistering run in the Motor City Open [...]

January 30, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

PSA: Bengy beats Pilley and Copp chops Walker

PSA: Bengy beats Pilley and Copp chops Walker

Beng Hee & Coppinger Progress In Detroit 29 January 2012 RESULTS: PSA International 50 Motor City Open, Detroit, USA Quarter-finals: [1] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [4] Cameron Pilley (AUS) 8-11, 13-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt [3] Alister Walker (BOT) 9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-7 [2] Hisham [...]

January 29, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

PSA: Max in Motor City Open shock

PSA: Max in Motor City Open shock

Lee Lays On Lone Upset In Motor City Open 28 January 2012 RESULTS: PSA International 50 Motor City Open, Detroit, USA 1st round: [1] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt [Q] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [Q] Gregoire Marche (FRA) 10-12, 11-3, 11-8, 7-11, [...]

January 28, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, PSA, Tournaments 0

BSPA: Artemis Edinburgh Open

BSPA: Artemis Edinburgh Open

Artemis Edinburgh Open 2012, 26-29 Jan, Scotland BSPA Men’s and WSA Women’s event Sat 28th Jan, Day Two, Quarter and Semi-Finals Women’s semis: [1] Lauren Briggs (Eng) bt [3] Birgit Coufal (Aut)           11/7, 11/6, 11/5 (28m) [2] Orla Noom (Ned) bt [6] Zephanie Curgenven (Eng)    11/7, 12/10, 11/3 (22m) Men’s [...]

January 28, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, Tournaments 0

TOC: Grinham’s experience tells in WSA final

TOC: Grinham’s experience tells in WSA final

Experience outweighs youth in Tournament of Champions Natalie Grinham demonstrated a perfect example of experience over youth on her way to winning the WSA Tournament of Champions title at Grand Central Station, New York City. The Dutch international overcame prodigal Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini in the semi finals, followed by 20-year-old Pallikal in the [...]

January 28, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, Tournaments, WSA 0

TOC: Matthew wins final to regain No.1 spot

TOC: Matthew wins final to regain No.1 spot

                              Nick Matthew beat James Willstrop in the final of the Tournament of Champions in New York. He won 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 to reclaim his world No.1 spot in the February rankings. From BETH RASIN in New York New York, NY [...]

January 27, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, PSA, Tournaments 0