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PSL: Champs back in the chase

PSL: Champs back in the chase

Champions Surrey Health Back In The Chase For PSL Glory Reigning champions Surrey Health & Racquets celebrated their third successive Premier Squash League (PSL) win with a 4/1 home victory over Exeter Diamonds – a reversal of the result earlier in the season which strengthens the Croydon club’s second place behind runaway leaders TWP St George’s Hill in Group [...]

March 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, ESR, News 0

WISPA: David targets Devoy’s record

WISPA: David targets Devoy’s record

Nicol David Sets Sights On Dame Devoy’s World Ranking Record By HOWARD HARDING While Nicol David celebrates her 59th as world number one this month – thus leaving only one player in history who has topped the Women’s World Squash Rankings for a longer period – three players mark their highest ever top 20 positions in the [...]

March 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

NAO: Final gallery

NAO: Final gallery

Great pictures from Patricia Lyons. More marvellous images here: http://www.patricialyonsphotography.com/NAOSQUASH2011/SemisandFinal http://www.patricialyonsphotography.com/NAOSQUASH2011/QuarterFinals http://www.patricialyonsphotography.com/NAOSQUASH2011/Round2 [...]

March 2, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

PSA: Aussie Steve’s Salzburg success

PSA: Aussie Steve’s Salzburg success

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Austrian Open, Salzburg, Austria 1st round: [1] Julien Balbo (FRA) bt Jakob Dirnberger (AUT) 11-3, 17-15, 11-5 (34m) [Q] Rene Mijs (NED) bt Alex Ingham (ENG) 11-7, 3-11, 11-9, 11-6 (55m) Johan Bouquet (FRA) bt [Q] Ondrej Ertl (CZE) 9-11, 11-3, 9-11, 13-11, 11-6 (102m) [4] Piedro Schweertman (NED) bt Chris Fuller (ENG) 13-11, 11-9, 11-8 [3] Jens Schoor (GER) bt Adam [...]

March 1, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

WISPA: Beddoes wins in Winnipeg

WISPA: Beddoes wins in Winnipeg

RESULTS: Meadowood Pharmacy Open, Winnipeg, Canada 1st round: [1] Emma Beddoes (ENG) bt Stephanie Edmison (CAN) 11-9, 11-1, 9-11, 11-6 [6] Leonie Holt (ENG) bt Tara Chawla (USA) 11-9, 11-4, 11-3 [3] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt [Q] Nikki Todd (CAN) 11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 11-6 [7] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt Tamika Saxby (AUS) 11-7, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8 [5] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) bt [Q] Kristen Lange (USA) 9-11, [...]

March 1, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO: Final: Mighty Matthew masters Ashour to retain Richmond title

NAO: Final: Mighty Matthew masters Ashour to retain Richmond title

PSA North American Open, Westwood Club, Richmond, Virginia, USA Final: (1) Nick Matthew (England) beat (2) Ramy Ashour (Egypt) 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6 (85 minutes) Top seed Nick Matthew retained the North American Open title after beating his great rival Ramy Ashour in a momentous final of this $115,000 PSA World Series Tour event [...]

February 27, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO: Semi-final images

NAO: Semi-final images

More great pictures by Patricia Lyons [...]

February 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

NAO: Matthew meets Ashour in American dream final

NAO: Matthew meets Ashour in American dream final

Pictures by Patricia Lyons MATTHEW MEETS RAMY IN AMERICAN DREAM FINAL PSA NORTH AMERICAN OPEN Semi-finals, Westwood Club, Richmond, Virginia, USA. (1) Nick Matthew (England) beat (4) Amr Shabana (Egypt) 11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-5 (40 mins) (2) Ramy Ashour (Egypt) beat (3) James Willstrop (England) 11-8, 12-10, 5-11, 11-6 (45 mins) World champion Nick Matthew [...]

February 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO: Quarter-final images

NAO: Quarter-final images

A richly-deserved standing ovation for Ramy Ashour and Gregory Gaultier David Palmer goes over on his ankle as he collides with Nick Matthew Azlan Iskandar dives against Amr Shabana James Willstrop gets in front of Peter Barker Gaultier has Ramy on the run Ramy gets in the swing of things For more fantastic pictures from [...]

February 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

NAO: Magic show from Ramy as Matthew marches past injured Pamer

NAO: Magic show from Ramy as Matthew marches past injured Pamer

This is the moment when David Palmer went over on his right ankle. Picture by PATRICIA LYONS PSA NORTH AMERICAN OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS At the Westwood Club, Richmond, Virginia Quarter-finals, Thursday: (1) Nick Matthew (England) beat David Palmer (Australia) 8-9 retd (23 mins) (4) Amr Shabana (Eypt) beat Azlan Iskandar (Malaysia) 11-7, 6-11, 12-10, 12-10 [...]

February 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO: Best views in the house

NAO: Best views in the house

The Westwood Club is a glorious venue for the North American Open. The club lounge and restaurant offer superb views over the court, along the right-hand wall and looking down through the front. Pictures by Patricia Lyons [...]

February 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

NAO: Wednesday action

NAO: Wednesday action

Photographs by Patricia Lyons [...]

February 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

NAO: Ramy’s relief as Richards rocks Richmond

NAO: Ramy’s relief as Richards rocks Richmond

Poster boy Ramy Ashour: Photo by Kim Ennis PSA NORTH AMERICAN OPEN, Westwood Club, Richmond, Virginia, USA Wednesday results: 5pm: (6) Peter Barker (England) bt (Q) Nafizwan Adnan (Malaysia) 11-2, 11-3, 11-5 (28 mins) 6pm: (3) James Willstrop (England) bt (Q) Martin Knight (NZ) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (30 mins) 7pm: (2) Ramy Ashour (Egypt) bt [...]

February 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO: Matthew masters his demons to reach quarters

NAO: Matthew masters his demons to reach quarters

RESULTS: PSA World Series North American Open, Richmond, Virginia, USA 2nd round (top half of draw): [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Shahier Razik (CAN) 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (34m) David Palmer (AUS) bt Alister Walker (ENG) 11-6, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9 (61m) Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt Simon Rosner (GER) 9-11, 11-1, 11-5, 11-7 (48m) [4] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 11-8, 13-15, [...]

February 23, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 1

Aussie Tour grows in 2011

Aussie Tour grows in 2011

PSA/WISPA TOUR EVENT NEWS Australian Squash Tour Bigger And Better In 2011 Squash Australia has unveiled an expanded 2011 Australian Squash Tour, featuring 14Professional Squash Association (PSA) and/or Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) tournaments in every state and territory over a four-month period. The tour starts with the ACT Open in Canberra in late March and culminates [...]

February 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0