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Egyptian double in World Juniors

Egyptian double in World Juniors

Araby and Tarek take titles in New Zealand finals By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   It was an Egyptian double – the fifth in the history of the tournament – today in New Zealand where Marwan Tarek and Rowan Reda Araby won the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, in the WSF World [...]

July 24, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Squash set to light up World Games in Poland

Squash set to light up World Games in Poland

Camille Serme and Simon Rösner are top seeds in Wroclaw By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Eyes of the squash world will be focussed on Poland this coming week where the sport’s top players will be in action in the World Games in the city of Wroclaw from 25-28 July. Squash will be [...]

July 23, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Tarek and Crouin meet in surprise World Junior final

Tarek and Crouin meet in surprise World Junior final

French finalist drops first game on way to New Zealand showdown By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   A men’s final missing both of the top two seeds for the first time in 13 years* will bring the 2017 WSF World Junior Squash Championships to a climax tomorrow in New Zealand after Egypt’s [...]

July 23, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Scots are top seeds in World Doubles in Manchester

Scots are top seeds in World Doubles in Manchester

Record 50 pairs take part By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Reigning champions New Zealand and Scotland are expected to retain their gold medals in next month’s WSF World Doubles Squash Championships, according to the seedings announced by the World Squash Federation. . The 2017 championships, hosted by England Squash in conjunction [...]

July 23, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Men’s World Teams heads to USA for the first time

Men’s World Teams heads to USA for the first time

Squash On Fire in DC to stage premier event By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   For the first time in the event’s 50-year history, the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship will be staged in the USA in 2019. The biennial World Squash Federation championship – the 2017 edition of which will [...]

July 23, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Historic win for Japan in World Juniors

Historic win for Japan in World Juniors

Yousry takes out No.2 seed By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Satomi Watanabe wrote her name into squash history after beating US opponent Marina Stefanoni in the women’s quarter-finals of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships in New Zealand to become the first ever Japanese player to reach the men’s or women’s [...]

July 23, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

English players exit in fourth round at World Juniors

English players exit in fourth round at World Juniors

Kyle Finch falls to 16-year-old Mostafa Asal   By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   All five English players fell in the fourth round of the World Junior Championships in New Zealand. Male trio Kyle Finch (seeded 5/8), Tom Walsh and Adam Corcoran (both 9/16) and female pair Elise Lazarus and Lucy Turmel (both [...]

July 23, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

England juniors aim high in New Zealand

England juniors aim high in New Zealand

Five feature in World Junior Fourth Round By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Elise Lazarus, Lucy Turmel, Kyle Finch, Tom Walsh and Adam Corcoran will all represent England in the fourth round of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships in New Zealand. Turmel defeated fellow England player Alice Green, and Jasmine Hutton [...]

July 20, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Egyptians aim for clean sweep in World Juniors

Egyptians aim for clean sweep in World Juniors

New Zealand hosts World Junior Champs By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Egyptians are seeded to win both individual titles in the WSF World Junior Squash Championships next month in New Zealand – bidding to claim a seventh successive women’s title and reclaim the men’s trophy after three years in Peruvian or [...]

June 18, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Fascinating history of squash is now online

Fascinating history of squash is now online

From a school yard to Dubai Opera, squash has come a long way By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Squash has a fascinating history, and the game’s leading historian, James Zug, has published a major new work on the origins of the sport on the World Squash Federation website. From a school [...]

June 11, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 1

Nicol David bids for World Games gold record

Nicol David bids for World Games gold record

Malaysian superstar chases fourth title in Poland By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Malaysia’s eight-time women’s world squash champion Nicol David is bidding to win a record fourth World Games gold medal when the 2017 event takes place in Poland next month. Squash’s fifth appearance in the World Games, the multi-sport event [...]

June 2, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

12 nations compete in World Doubles

12 nations compete in World Doubles

  England hope to shine in Manchester By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Hosts England will lead 12 nations that have confirmed entry for the 2017 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships which will take place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester between 1-5 August. The fifth World Doubles Championships, which will [...]

May 30, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Trio make debut in Men’s World Teams

Trio make debut in Men’s World Teams

Iraq, Israel and Jamaica to compete in Marseille By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Iraq, Israel and Jamaica will make their debuts in the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in France where 28 nations will contest the biennial World Squash Federation event. The championship will be held in Marseille, from [...]

May 29, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Maria Toorpakai elected to IOC women’s post

Maria Toorpakai elected to IOC women’s post

From fleeing the Taliban to a role with IOC Women’s Commission By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Pakistan squash star Maria Toorpakai Wazir has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Women in Sport Commission in a role that will see her assist the IOC in the development and implementation of their [...]

May 4, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

New Zealand dominate World Masters Games

New Zealand dominate World Masters Games

Kiwis host 600 squash vets as Fitz and Craig add to their medal tally  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Hosts New Zealand claimed the lion’s share of the Squash titles in the 2017 World Masters Games, described by International Masters Games Association President Kai Holm at the Closing Ceremony in Auckland [...]

May 1, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0