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Gawad and Serme etch names into Tournament of Champions history

Gawad and Serme etch names into Tournament of Champions history

First wins for Egyptian and French stars in dazzling New York finals By NATHAN CLARKE in New York   New names were etched into the record books of both the Men’s and Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions yesterday (January 19) as Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad, World No.2, and France’s Camille Serme, World No.4, were [...]

January 20, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Laura Massaro halts Sarah-Jane Perry as James Willstrop falls to Karim Gawad in ToC

Laura Massaro halts Sarah-Jane Perry as James Willstrop falls to Karim Gawad in ToC

Gregory Gaultier and Camille Serme derail Egyptian champions in dramatic night at Grand Central By NATHAN CLARKE    French duo Gregory Gaultier, Men’s World No.3, and Camille Serme, Women’s World No.4, derailed the challenge of 2016 tournament winners Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini to come through two dramatic and enthralling semi-final encounters at the [...]

January 19, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Montoya claims second title at Longhorn Open

Montoya claims second title at Longhorn Open

Mexicans dominate as Hot Rod wins year-opening tourney in Austin  By LAURA McCORMICK   The World Racquetball Tour began the new year with its biggest event of the season. The Longhorn Open sells out within a few weeks, and at 336 participants, this year’s event sold out in a record six days. Housed in Austin, [...]

January 18, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Nour El Sherbini defends world title on home soil

Nour El Sherbini defends world title on home soil

Women’s World Championship to take place in El Gouna By NATHAN CLARKE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that the delayed 2016 PSA Women’s World Squash Championship will take place this April, when the world’s elite players will travel to El Gouna, Egypt to compete for the most illustrious trophy in squash. From [...]

January 18, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Sarah-Jane Perry leads English trio into New York semi-finals

Sarah-Jane Perry leads English trio into New York semi-finals

Massive wins for Perry, Massaro and Willstrop in ToC By NATHAN CLARKE in New York   England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, World No.11, triumphed in a remarkable rollercoaster encounter with 2015 tournament winner Raneem El Welily, World No.3, in New York yesterday (Jan 17) to reach the semi-finals of the iconic 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament Champions and [...]

January 18, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

England’s Sarah-Jane Perry sinks home hope Amanda Sobhy

England’s Sarah-Jane Perry sinks home hope Amanda Sobhy

Stunning victory at Grand Central railroads American hopes By NATHAN CLARKE in New York   England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, the World No.11, stunned a capacity crowd inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal as she downed crowd favourite and 2016 runner-up Amanda Sobhy in a thrilling five-game battle to reach the last eight of the iconic J.P. [...]

January 17, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Finally, James Willstrop ends 10-year losing run to rival Nick Matthew

Finally, James Willstrop ends 10-year losing run to rival Nick Matthew

Under the chandeliers at Grand Central, Willstrop exorcises painful record against long-term rival By NATHAN CLARKE and HOWARD HARDING in New York   England’s James Willstrop ended a 10-year, 19-match losing streak against perennial domestic rival Nick Matthew to knock the 36-year-old from Sheffield out of the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions with a 73-minute [...]

January 16, 2017 Guest Contributor News 1

ElShorbagy brothers are on track to clash in New York

ElShorbagy brothers are on track to clash in New York

‘One day I know he will beat me, then he will be a complete player’  By NATHAN CLARKE in New York   There will be more than just a place in the semi-final of one of squash’s most iconic tournaments, the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, at stake inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal [...]

January 15, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Battle of Broadway takes centre stage in New York

Battle of Broadway takes centre stage in New York

Willstrop and Matthew continue rivalry in theatrical surroundings  By NATHAN CLARKE and ALAN THATCHER    Veteran English duo Nick Matthew and James Willstrop will write another chapter into their long-standing rivalry after coming through their opening match-ups at the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – taking place inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal – to [...]

January 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Birthday boy Mohamed Elshorbagy given a hard time by Declan James at ToC

Birthday boy Mohamed Elshorbagy given a hard time by Declan James at ToC

‘We’ll have lots more hard matches in the future’ By HOWARD HARDING in New York   World number one Mohamed Elshorbagy celebrated his 26th birthday in fine style today in New York where he led five fellow Egyptians through the first round of the 2017 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions which is marking its 20th [...]

January 13, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Declan James bags top seed after ToC qualifying shocks

Declan James bags top seed after ToC qualifying shocks

Richards, Clyne and James on track for ToC first round at Grand Central By NATHAN CLARKE and ALAN THATCHER   Declan James received the ultimate prize, a first round clash with top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy, after leading a trio of Brits through to the main draw of the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in [...]

January 12, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Home hopes fall in ToC qualifying competition

Home hopes fall in ToC qualifying competition

Alan Clyne clips Douglas at Princeton Club By BETH RASIN in New York   Home hopes surrendered in the first round of qualifying for one of the world’s most glamorous international tournaments, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York. Four New York City squash clubs – Princeton, Harvard, Yale and the New York [...]

January 11, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Delia Arnold hangs up her racket to move on with life

Delia Arnold hangs up her racket to move on with life

Delia Arnold retires after 14 years on tour By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Former British Open semi-finalist Delia Arnold announced her immediate retirement from the game earlier last week. The world number 17 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, handed in her resignation letter to the Malaysian Director of Coaching, Major (r) S. [...]

January 9, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Denis Gilevskiy claims first British Junior Open title for Ireland

Denis Gilevskiy claims first British Junior Open title for Ireland

Elise and Sam finish runners-up for England By DONNA HELMER in Sheffield   This year’s British Junior Open drew to a close with a dazzling display of squash and two surprising records set on the tournament’s final day. The championships saw upsets, comebacks, thrashings and thrillers but some of the best action was saved for [...]

January 7, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Elise and Sam make it to British Junior Open finals

Elise and Sam make it to British Junior Open finals

Best of British since Jenny, James and Nick were nippers  By DONNA HELMER in Sheffield   Two of England’s finest young squash players will be vying for British Junior Open titles for the first time in 16 years on Friday. The 33-year-old James Willstrop was still a junior the last time the country was so [...]

January 5, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0