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Sarah-Jane Perry secures debut spot at PSA World Series Finals

Sarah-Jane Perry secures debut spot at PSA World Series Finals

English trio head to Dubai By NATHAN CLARKE   England’s Sarah-Jane Perry will compete in the lucrative season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals for the first time in June after a superb run to the final at the Allam British Open saw her seal a place amongst the top eight on the concluding Women’s PSA [...]

March 29, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

English trio in British Open finals

English trio in British Open finals

Nick Matthew meets Gregory Gaultier and it’s an all-English battle between Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry in Hull By SEAN REUTHE in Hull   A historic day of semi-final action at the 2017 Allam British Open – the sport’s oldest and most established tournament – saw English trio Nick Matthew, Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry [...]

March 25, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini ready for Hull of a battle

Nour El Sherbini ready for Hull of a battle

‘2016 British Open win was so special’ By NATHAN CLARKE and ALAN THATCHER   The 2016 Allam British Open Champion Nour El Sherbini says that victory last year, when she defeated compatriot Nouran Gohar to become the first Egyptian woman ever to win the sport’s oldest and most established tournament, will live long in her [...]

March 16, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Pupils enjoy magic moments on the glass court By Squash Mad Reporter   A recent partnership established between Rackets Cubed and the Canary Wharf Squash Classic (a major event on the professional world tour) saw Rackets Cubed become the official Charity Partner to the event for 2017. This link provided a major highlight for 27 [...]

March 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Canary Wharf Picture Gallery

Canary Wharf Picture Gallery

Pictures by PATRICK LAUSON (www.patricklausonphotography.co.uk) Photographer Patrick Lauson shares his portfolio of action images from the Canary Wharf Squash Classic.  He has captured the drama of one of the world’s most successful tournaments, with the action taking place inside one of squash’s most iconic venues, the East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf.       Visit www.patricklausonphotography.co.uk   [...]

March 11, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Amanda Sobhy injured on match ball in Colombia

Amanda Sobhy injured on match ball in Colombia

Olivia Blatchford meets Nicol David in the final By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Reporter   Top seed Amanda Sobhy’s tournament at the inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanca came to an abrupt end after the United States No.1 tore her achilles while match ball up during her semi-final clash with compatriot Olivia Blatchford at the Parque el [...]

March 11, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

By Squash Mad Reporter   Interactive Squash is really flying high. The pop-art techno start-up, whose mission is to make squash fun with moving murals and coloured targets on the front wall, is teaming up with ASB to install a glass show court court at Munich Airport for a two-week period in April. The glass [...]

March 10, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Battle of The Bankers at Canary Wharf

Battle of The Bankers at Canary Wharf

Squash rivals from Barclays and Credit Suisse aim to show their class on the glass By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Forget The Wolf of Wall Street: top seed Nick Matthew is the Wolf of Bank Street. The most successful English squash player in history is seeking a sixth Canary Wharf Classic title this week [...]

March 9, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Canary Wharf qualifying quartet into main draw

Canary Wharf qualifying quartet into main draw

Makin makes a date with Pilley after Sharpes opens show with Selby By ALAN THATCHER   Joel Makin (Wales), Lucas Serme, Declan James and Charles Sharpes (both England) all won through to the main draw of the 2017 Canary Wharf Classic after a day of drama in the qualifying finals at Wimbledon. James and Serme [...]

March 5, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joel Makin and Richie Fallows topple top seeds in Canary Wharf qualifying

Joel Makin and Richie Fallows topple top seeds in Canary Wharf qualifying

Waller and Al Tamimi out in straight games By ALAN THATCHER at Wimbledon   Top qualifying seeds Adrian Waller and Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi were both knocked out of the Canary Wharf Classic at the first hurdle. Waller fell in straight games to Welsh number one Joel Makin, and Qatari ace Al Tamimi was outplayed [...]

March 5, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Omar Mosaad pulls out of Canary Wharf

Omar Mosaad pulls out of Canary Wharf

Tom Richards moves into first round draw By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Egypt’s former World No.3 Omar Mosaad has pulled out of next week’s Canary Wharf Classic due to illness. Mosaad, who was runner-up to Mathieu Castagnet, will be replaced in the draw by England’s Tom Richards. Mosaad’s withdrawal means that fans will not [...]

March 3, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Nick Matthew to donate Canary Wharf prize money to #Sunshine4Sumner

Nick Matthew to donate Canary Wharf prize money to #Sunshine4Sumner

Sumner Malik is guest of honour at the East Wintergarden on Monday By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew has pledged to donate every penny of his prize money from next week’s Canary Wharf Squash Classic to the #Sunshine4Sumner campaign. World No.4 Matthew, the top seed at Canary Wharf, is making [...]

March 1, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Alan Clyne shocks Miguel Rodriguez in Swedish Open

Alan Clyne shocks Miguel Rodriguez in Swedish Open

Injured Selby forced to pull out By SEAN REUTHE   Scotland’s Alan Clyne achieved one of the best results in his career by beating Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the first round of the 2017 UCS Swedish Open in Linköping. Sadly, an ankle injury forced England’s Daryl Selby to withdraw from the tournament. All but one [...]

February 3, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nick Matthew meets Ryan Cuskelly in Canary Wharf opener

Nick Matthew meets Ryan Cuskelly in Canary Wharf opener

Big guns Cam Pilley and Omar Mosaad to clash  By ALAN THATCHER and NATHAN CLARKE   Major upsets could be on the cards from the very first day of the 2017 Canary Wharf Classic after the release of the draw for the PSA M70 tournament, which will mark its 14th edition this year at the stunning [...]

February 2, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nick Matthew aims for six of the best at Canary Wharf

Nick Matthew aims for six of the best at Canary Wharf

English veteran is top seed at East Wintergarden in March By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew will be aiming to make it six of the best when he returns to the 2017 Canary Wharf Squash Classic as the top seed in a draw that will see players from 10 countries [...]

January 24, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0