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Saudi Women’s Masters added to PSA World Series calendar

Saudi Women’s Masters added to PSA World Series calendar

Riyadh hosts $165k event By NATHAN CLARKE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that the PSA Women’s Masters event will return to the calendar for the first time in seven years this October when Saudi Arabia hosts the 2017 Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters at the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh. [...]

June 21, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA prize money reaches new high during 2016-17 season

PSA prize money reaches new high during 2016-17 season

$5.8m for 220 events on World Tour By SEAN REUTHE    The total level of financial compensation for squash players on the PSA World Tour was at an all-time high during the 2016-17 season after figures released today (June 20) by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) showed an overall growth rate of 5.2 per cent [...]

June 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Joel Makin wins Kent Open title as Josh Masters runs out of steam

Joel Makin wins Kent Open title as Josh Masters runs out of steam

  Packed crowd can’t lift home hero By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor at The Mote Squash Club   Runner-up last year, Joel Makin claimed the Select Gaming Kent Open PSA M10 title by overpowering local hero Josh Masters in straight games. In front of a packed gallery at The Mote Squash Club in [...]

June 18, 2017 Alan Thatcher 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

Joel Makin meets Josh Masters in Kent Open final

Joel Makin meets Josh Masters in Kent Open final

Local hero fights back to beat US number one By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor   Local favourite Josh Masters recovered from 2-1 down in games to beat US number one Todd Harrity to reach the final of the Select Gaming Kent Open, presented by First Business Finance. A boisterous, partisan crowd at The [...]

June 18, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joel Makin survives scare in Kent Open

Joel Makin survives scare in Kent Open

Top seed forced to fight By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor   Top seed Joel Makin survived a tough battle against training partner Jan van den Herrewegen in the quarter-finals of the Select Gaming Kent Open, presented by First Business Finance. Welsh number one Makin squeezed home 11-6, 9-11, 12-10, 13-11 in 72 minutes [...]

June 17, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Local hero Josh Masters books place in Kent Open quarter-finals

Local hero Josh Masters books place in Kent Open quarter-finals

Lopez loses out in five-game thriller By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor   Local hero Josh Masters battled through a severely testing first round encounter with Spain’s Edmon Lopez to reach the quarter-finals of the Select Gaming Kent Open, presented by First Business Finance, at The Mote Squash Club in Maidstone. Number four seed [...]

June 16, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Rui Soares turns on the style in Kent Open classic

Rui Soares turns on the style in Kent Open classic

Mote magic from Portugal’s powerhouse  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor   In the nine years of running the Kent Open, we have seen some truly classy players in action, with Jonathan Kemp, Chris Simpson, Tom Ford and fun-loving title sponsor Jonny Powell gracing our courts at The Mote Squash Club in Maidstone. Tonight [...]

June 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Revitalising Squash in Northamptonshire

Revitalising Squash in Northamptonshire

Revitalising Squash in Northamptonshire By James Roberts – Squash Mad Reporter   I moved home to Northamptonshire, a largely rural county in the East Midlands of England, just over a year ago. When researching the squash scene to determine where I was going to play and what opportunities there would be for competitive team squash, [...]

June 13, 2017 James Roberts News 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

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

Tributes pour in for popular Ronald Fauvel

Tributes pour in for popular Ronald Fauvel

In loving memory of Ronald Fauvel A collection of memoirs for the Structural Integrator By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   For Sandra, Antoni and Giovanni – The Dubai Opera House where the PSA World Series Finals is held right now would be missing a familiar voice. The voice of Ronald Fauvel [...]

June 7, 2017 Alex Wan News 0