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Dazzling World Doubles under way in Manchester

Dazzling World Doubles under way in Manchester

England shock as Waters/Duncalf beat Massaro/Perry By DONNA HELMER in Manchester   Malaysia’s Rachel Arnold and Nicol David defeated third seeds Rachael Grinham and Donna Urquhart 2-1 in the biggest upset on the opening day of the 2017 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Manchester. Eight-time world champion David and Arnold, the sixth seeds, ran [...]

August 2, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Nour El Sherbini on top for 16 months in a row

Nour El Sherbini on top for 16 months in a row

By NATHAN CLARKE   Egypt’s two-time World Champion Nour El Sherbini has maintained her position as World No.1 for the 16th month in a row after the release of the PSA Women’s World Rankings today (August 1). El Sherbini, whose 16-month reign atop the World Rankings now matches that of former World Champions Rachael Grinham [...]

August 1, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Gregory Gaultier equals Thierry Lincou’s record on top of the PSA rankings

Gregory Gaultier equals Thierry Lincou’s record on top of the PSA rankings

Gaultier’s 14th month on top By NATHAN CLARKE   Gregory Gaultier has drawn level with compatriot Thierry Lincou as the longest serving French World No.1 ever after the PSA Men’s World Rankings, released today (August 1), saw the 34-year-old record his 14th month atop the standings to equal Lincou’s reign between January 2004 to  December [...]

August 1, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Kempsell and Moran topple world champs in Scottish Doubles final

Kempsell and Moran topple world champs in Scottish Doubles final

Shock for Clyne and Lobban By ANDY WESTON in Glasgow Doug Kempsell and Kevin Moran pulled off a shock win over world champions Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban to secure the Scottish Men’s Doubles Championship title at Scotstoun in Glasgow. While nobody doubted the quality of Kempsell and Moran, few had expected them to emerge [...]

July 18, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Gregory Gaultier stays at number one for July

Gregory Gaultier stays at number one for July

By SEAN REUTHE   Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has retained his World No.1 spot for the second month in succession after the release of the PSA Men’s World Rankings for July featured an unchanged top 20. Gaultier is joined by former World No.1s Karim Abdel Gawad, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nick Matthew in the top five, with [...]

July 1, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

15 months at the top for Nour El Sherbini

15 months at the top for Nour El Sherbini

By SEAN REUTHE    Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has remained at World No.1 for a 15th month in succession after the two-time World Champion topped an unchanged top 20 in the PSA Women’s World Rankings released today (July 1). The 21-year-old – whose reign atop the World Rankings is just one month shy of the [...]

July 1, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Laura Massaro capture World Series Finals titles

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Laura Massaro capture World Series Finals titles

‘I am back to my best’ says mighty Mo  By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai   Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy and defending champion Laura Massaro claimed the titles at the 2016-17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals after prevailing in their final clashes inside the stunning Dubai Opera. The World Series Finals is the first sporting event to [...]

June 10, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

It’s England v Egypt in World Series Finals

It’s England v Egypt in World Series Finals

Willstrop stuns world champion By SEAN REUTHE    It will be England versus Egypt in the finals of the 2016-17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals after a breathtaking night of semi-final action at Dubai Opera saw James Willstrop, Mohamed ElShorbagy, Laura Massaro and Nour El Sherbini seal their spots in the title-deciders. Former World No.1 [...]

June 10, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

James Willstrop meets world champion Karim Gawad in World Series semi-finals

James Willstrop meets world champion Karim Gawad in World Series semi-finals

Willstrop dazzles in Dubai as Gawad loves the Opera By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai   World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad, former World No.1 James Willstrop and Germany’s Simon Rösner all joined World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy in the semi-finals of the Men’s event as the group stage of the 2016-17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals drew [...]

June 9, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Defending champion Gaultier is out as ElShorbagy and Massaro qualify for semi-finals

Defending champion Gaultier is out as ElShorbagy and Massaro qualify for semi-finals

Crunch time for Willstrop and Matthew in Dubai By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai   World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy sealed his place in the last four of the Men’s 2016-17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals after the Egyptian beat compatriot Ali Farag on day two in Dubai Opera – meaning last year’s champion Gregory Gaultier crashes [...]

June 8, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Dubai Opera is theatre of dreams for Sarah-Jane Perry, Ali Farag and Simon Rosner

Dubai Opera is theatre of dreams for Sarah-Jane Perry, Ali Farag and Simon Rosner

Gregory Gaultier’s winning run ends on day one in Dubai By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai   The opening day of the 2016-17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals featured a number of matches befitting of Dubai Opera’s status as one of the most stunning squash venues of all time as World Champions Karim Abdel Gawad and [...]

June 6, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

French double at PSA Awards

French double at PSA Awards

Gregory Gaultier and Camille Serme are PSA Players Of The Year By NATHAN CLARKE in Dubai   There was double delight for France at the 2016-17 PSA Awards as Men’s World No.1 Gregory Gaultier and Women’s World No.3 Camille Serme collected the Player of Year Awards during a gala dinner at the Vida Hotel, Dubai. [...]

June 6, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy feels at home in Dubai for the World Series Finals

Mohamed ElShorbagy feels at home in Dubai for the World Series Finals

‘I want to finish a disappointing season on a high’ By ELLIE MAWSON    Former World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is aiming to end a disappointing 2016-17 season on a high with victory at next month’s PSA Dubai World Series Finals – with the lucrative tournament set to light up Dubai Opera between June 6-10.  The [...]

June 2, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Alison Waters delighted to part of the show in Dubai

Alison Waters delighted to part of the show in Dubai

‘I’ve got nothing to lose; there is no pressure on me’ By ELLIE MAWSON   England’s World No.9 Alison Waters says she can’t wait for the action to get under way at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, which takes place at Dubai Opera from June 6–10. Waters originally finished ninth on the PSA Women’s [...]

June 2, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Gregory Gaultier returns to summit of men’s world rankings

Gregory Gaultier returns to summit of men’s world rankings

Lead changes four months in a row By SEAN REUTHE   Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has become World No.1 for the sixth time in his career, overtaking Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad to top the PSA Men’s World Rankings after they were released today (June 1), making it the first time since 2012 that the World No.1 [...]

June 1, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0