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Nick Matthew meets George Parker in World Championship first round

Nick Matthew meets George Parker in World Championship first round

Richie Fallows faces Declan James in all-English tie By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   English duo Richie Fallows and George Parker will appear in the main draw of the Men’s AJ Bell PSA World Championships for the first time after they defeated Evan Williams and Rex Hedrick, respectively, to qualify for the main draw [...]

December 10, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Wild card Josh Masters meets Ramy Ashour in World Championship

Wild card Josh Masters meets Ramy Ashour in World Championship

Tough test for rising England star By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Rising England squash star Josh Masters, who was runner-up in the Select Gaming Kent Open earlier this year, faces a daunting challenge after being awarded the wild card in the AJ Bell World Championships in Manchester. Masters, the 6ft 4in tall world No.55 [...]

December 7, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Needing the 5,000: Aussies target new supporters

Needing the 5,000: Aussies target new supporters

Squash Victoria reaches out to bring all players, fans and families into the fold By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Here at Squash Mad we are always delighted to share great ideas to help grow the game. Data capture is obviously an important factor in helping the sport to know who is playing squash and [...]

November 22, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Nour El Sherbini and Mohamed ElShorbagy win Hong Kong titles

Nour El Sherbini and Mohamed ElShorbagy win Hong Kong titles

ElShorbagy praises Farag after brutal final in Hong Kong By SEAN REUTHE   Men’s World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy and Women’s World No.1 Nour El Sherbini kept the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open titles in Egyptian hands after they beat compatriots Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily, respectively, to triumph in the final [...]

November 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tesni Evans and Declan James reach Hong Kong quarters

Tesni Evans and Declan James reach Hong Kong quarters

Evans overcomes Alison Waters as Dessouky injury gives James a walkover By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE   England’s Declan James will make his maiden appearance in a PSA World Series quarter-final round after his opponent, Egypt’s Fares Dessouky, retired with an injury in the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open. On [...]

November 16, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Huge win as Simon Rösner beats world champion Karim Abdel Gawad in Qatar

Huge win as Simon Rösner beats world champion Karim Abdel Gawad in Qatar

Matthew beats Mathieu; now for Momen By NATHAN CLARKE in Doha   Squash world champion and 2016 title winner Karim Abdel Gawad crashed out of the 2017 Qatar Classic after suffering a surprise second round defeat at the hands of German Simon Rösner, the 29-year-old from Paderborn who out-hustled and outplayed the former World No.1 [...]

November 1, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

World Squash Day brings the game together like a global village

World Squash Day brings the game together like a global village

Squash is just one big global family By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day brought the sport together like one big global family with some amazing events taking place all over the planet. And nowhere was the idea of family more apparent than at the US Open in Philadelphia, where Egyptians Ali Farag [...]

October 16, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 2

Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win US Open titles

Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win US Open titles

  Dream come true for Egyptian aces By ELLIE MAWSON    Egyptian couple Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb wrote their names into the history books earlier today (October 14) as they triumphed at the 2017 U.S. Open Presented by Macquarie Investment Management to become the first married couple in sporting history ever to win [...]

October 15, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb first married couple to reach US Open finals

Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb first married couple to reach US Open finals

All-Egyptian finals in Philly as Matthew and Massaro bow out in thrillers By ELLIE MAWSON   Egyptians Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb, the Cairo-based pair who married in 2016, will be hoping for double-delight during the finals of the 2017 U.S. Open Presented by Macquarie Investment Management after they became the first married pair [...]

October 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

World Squash Day: Growing the game and building new clubs

World Squash Day: Growing the game and building new clubs

British MPs back World Squash Day By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Politicians, national federations, squash stars, coaches and clubs all over the planet are promoting the sport on World Squash Day, which is taking place tomorrow (Saturday October 14). And one national coach has promised that every newcomer to his academy will become “addicted to [...]

October 13, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Joelle King topples Alison Waters in US Open

Joelle King topples Alison Waters in US Open

Huge wins for Farag and Mosaad By ELLIE MAWSON    New Zealand’s Joelle King will compete in the semi-finals of a PSA World Series tournament for the first time in over three years after she downed England’s Alison Waters 3-1 to secure a last four berth at the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Presented by [...]

October 13, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

East Coast Academy launches graphical history of the game on World Squash Day

East Coast Academy launches graphical history of the game on World Squash Day

Squash’s history in bite-sized chunks By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 14th 2017, In celebration of World Squash Day, The East Coast Squash Academy is excited to release the most all- inclusive infographic of squash statistics representing the history of squash, its massive global appeal, fun facts and interesting trivia. The Squash [...]

October 13, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Matthew and Massaro through as El Tayeb takes out top seed El Sherbini

Matthew and Massaro through as El Tayeb takes out top seed El Sherbini

Battling Brits in US Open semi-finals By ELLIE MAWSON   After 2016 champion Camille Serme and eight-time World Champion Nicol David crashed out of the 2017 U.S. Open Presented by Macquarie Investment Management in the second round, the shocks continued to flow inside Philadelphia’s Drexel University as World No.1 Nour El Sherbini saw her title [...]

October 12, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joelle King topples reigning US Open champion Camille Serme

Joelle King topples reigning US Open champion Camille Serme

‘Camille is a classy player so that was huge’  By ELLIE MAWSON   New Zealand’s World No.10 Joelle King showed impressive poise and composure to come through a nerve-racking 66 minute battle with World No.3 Camille Serme that saw her end the Frenchwoman’s title defence during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open Presented [...]

October 11, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Diego Elias stuns Marwan ElShorbagy in US Open

Diego Elias stuns Marwan ElShorbagy in US Open

Peruvian powers into quarter-finals By ELLIE MAWSON    Peru’s World No.15 Diego Elias caused a big upset at the U.S. Open as he downed Egypt’s world No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy in straight games to reach his first quarter-final at the tournament. The 20-year-old from Lima was agonisingly close to defeating World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad during [...]

October 11, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0