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Top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy wins Windy City marathon

Top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy wins Windy City marathon

Kiwi Paul Coll in 94-minute epic battle with top seed By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   Defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy began his 2017 Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company campaign with a winning start, coming through an epic 94 minute battle with New Zealand’s Paul Coll in one of [...]

February 24, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

WRT: Mexican Montoya marches on to Seattle title

WRT: Mexican Montoya marches on to Seattle title

Hot Rod’s power show wins it By LAURA McCORMICK – Squash Mad North American Racquetball Correspondent   Number three seed Rodrigo Montoya won The Mount Rainer Open, hosted in downtown Seattle at the Washington Athletic Club, to enhance his rapidly-growing reputation. The Mount Rainer Open saw a 40-strong draw with strong international and local participation. [...]

February 24, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Olli Tuominen meets Ramy Ashour in Chicago

Olli Tuominen meets Ramy Ashour in Chicago

Seeds fall in Windy City qualifiers By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   Number one and two seeds Gregoire Marche and Nafiizwan Adnan, along with number two seeded woman’s qualifier Coline Aumard, crashed out of the 2017 Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company as qualification at the PSA World Series [...]

February 23, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Camille Serme sees off Alison Waters in five to clinch Cleveland Classic title

Camille Serme sees off Alison Waters in five to clinch Cleveland Classic title

By JOE RUSSELL   French World No.2 Camille Serme continued her unbeaten start to 2017 after she mounted a superb comeback from two games down to retain her Cleveland Classic title at the expense of England’s former World No.3 Alison Waters in Pepper Pike. Serme, the 27-year-old from Créteil, has been in scintillating form over [...]

February 21, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

India to host 2018 World Juniors

India to host 2018 World Juniors

WSF to stage World Juniors in Chennai By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   For the third time since 2002, India will host the WSF World Junior Squash Championships after winning the rights from the World Squash Federation to stage the 2018 event in Chennai. The Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Championships will [...]

February 21, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

An Olympic place is key to the growth of squash says Ryan By MARK KELLY, Squash Mad Ireland Correspondent Irish squash legend Derek Ryan, a former top 10 player almost two decades ago, is back at the pinnacle of the game, having secured a contract as Lead Physiotherapist and Medical Coordinator, providing on-site treatment and advice [...]

February 13, 2017 Mark Kelly Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Nick Matthew makes it NINE national titles

Nick Matthew makes it NINE national titles

‘I want to come back and make it ten’ By DONNA HELMER   Nick Matthew made history by winning his ninth National title in Manchester and cemented his status as one of the greatest British squash players ever. Three-time world champion Matthew eased through his final against underdog Joe Lee to take home the trophy [...]

February 12, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Nineteen champions crowned in Manchester

Nineteen champions crowned in Manchester

Taylor and Marshall serve up a treat in Manchester Masters final By DONNA HELMER   A host of new National champions were crowned in Manchester. Former World No.2 Peter Marshall and seven-time National masters champion Nick Taylor contested a thrilling men’s over-45 final on the show court on the last day of the tournament in [...]

February 12, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Four National titles for Laura Massaro

Four National titles for Laura Massaro

Now she wants to overtake Cassie’s record of six By DONNA HELMER  Laura Massaro won her fourth National Squash Championship title to further establish her dominance at the top of women’s squash in England. The World No.5 from Preston defeated Sarah-Jane Perry in a repeat of the final from two years ago in Manchester. World [...]

February 12, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Illness forces James Willstrop to quit Nationals

Illness forces James Willstrop to quit Nationals

Joe Lee takes walkover to meet Adrian Waller in semi-finals By DONNA HELMER   Two-time National champion James Willstrop was forced to retire from the tournament in today’s quarter-finals after he was unable to recover from illness. The former World No.1 fought valiantly to take 5/8 seed Joe Lee to a fifth game but came [...]

February 11, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Top seeds march on in Manchester

Top seeds march on in Manchester

Nationals shock as Haycock halts Coleman By DONNA HELMER in Manchester   Tournament favourites Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro cruised through their first round matches as they began their quest to defend their Nationals titles. Matthew overcame qualifier Ashley Davies, a regular training partner in Sheffield, while Massaro comfortably dispatched Deon Saffery at the National [...]

February 10, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Amanda Sobhy and Nicol David are star attractions in Colombia

Amanda Sobhy and Nicol David are star attractions in Colombia

Colombia stages biggest women’s event in South America By SEAN REUTHE   United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy and Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David are seeded to meet in a mouthwatering final encounter after the draw for the inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanca was released today (February 8). Staged on a specially constructed glass court on [...]

February 8, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Alex Cardona gets revenge over Alex Landa in Concord final

Alex Cardona gets revenge over Alex Landa in Concord final

All-Mexican final in West Coast Champs By Laura McCormick – Squash Mad US Racquetball Correspondent   The inaugural West Coast Championship, held in the newly renovated Big C Club in Concord, California came down to two, an all-Mexican affair between big hitters Alex Cardona and Alex Landa. To get there, they had to navigate their [...]

February 5, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Gregory Gaultier stops Karim Gawad’s rise to the top

Gregory Gaultier stops Karim Gawad’s rise to the top

French ace beats world champion in Swedish Open final By SEAN REUTHE   French World No.3 Gregory Gaultier lifted the UCS Swedish Open title for the third time in his career after he overturned a one-game deficit to defeat World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad in the final in Linköping – bringing an end to the [...]

February 5, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

India denies Malaysian double at Asian Junior Teams

India denies Malaysian double at Asian Junior Teams

Malaysian and India come out tops at Asian Junior Team Champs By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seeds Malaysia and India both justified their top seeding after winning their respective finals with an identical 2-0 score line at the Hong Kong Squash Centre. In the girls’ event, Malaysia retained the title [...]

February 5, 2017 Alex Wan News 0