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Richards rocks Beng Hee in ToC shock

Richards rocks Beng Hee in ToC shock

Qualifiers Richards and Golan Into Second Round at J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions; Seeds Advance By BETH RASIN at Grand Central Terminal, New York New York, NY – Qualifier Tom Richards registered the first upset at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions as he eliminated Malaysia’s Ong Beng Hee in three games in the first [...]

January 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canary Wharf in the news

Canary Wharf in the news

Thanks to Simon Hayes at The Wharf for the whole of last week’s back page. [...]

January 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Lee clinches first PSA title

Lee clinches first PSA title

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Le Sport Open, Rhos-on-Sea, Wales 1st round: [1] Joe Lee (ENG) bt [Q] Steven London (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (33m) Alex Ingham (ENG) bt Mark Fuller (ENG) 12-10, 11-5, 11-5 (30m) Anthony Graham (ENG) bt Andrew Birks (ENG) 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8 (70m) [Q] Charles Sharpes (ENG) bt [3] Khawaja [...]

January 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Richards and Ryder make Grand Central debuts

Richards and Ryder make Grand Central debuts

Richards and Ryder to Make Grand Central Debuts In J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions By BETH RASIN New York, NY – England’s Tom Richards and Chris Ryder will both make their Grand Central Terminal debuts in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions while the remaining six qualifying spots were earned by players who will be making return trips [...]

January 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

New-look PSA World Series in 2011

New-look PSA World Series in 2011

By Alan Thatcher The Tournament of Champions in New York and the North American Open in Richmond continue among the world’s leading squash tournaments in 2011 as the game’s major events are rebranded as the PSA World Series. Formerly known as the PSA Super Series, these blue-riband events have prize-funds upwards of $115,000. These championships [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Matthew starts 2011 on top

Matthew starts 2011 on top

News from the PSA World Tour Nick Matthew Confirmed As New World No1 By HOWARD HARDING England’s Nick Matthew is confirmed as the new world number one in the January Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings, published today by the Professional Squash Association. The 30-year-old from Sheffield rounded off the most successful year of his [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Martin’s long Knight in New York

Martin’s long Knight in New York

RESULTS: PSA World Series Gold JP Morgan Tournament of Champions, New York, USA 1st qualifying round: Tarek Momen (EGY) bye David Phillips (CAN) bt Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8 (50m) Martin Knight (NZL) bt Eric Galvez (MEX) 11-4, 8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4 (92m) Chris Ryder (ENG) bt Gilly Lane (USA) 11-5, 11-9, 11-3 [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Matthew seeded to meet Ashour in ToC final

Matthew seeded to meet Ashour in ToC final

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January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Selby seals Vancouver win in Comfort

Selby seals Vancouver win in Comfort

RESULTS: PSA International 35 Comfort Inn Open, Vancouver, Canada Final: [2] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) 11-6, 10-12, 9-11, 12-10, 11-5 (59m) England’s Daryl Selby brought Hisham Mohd Ashour‘s impressive run in the Comfort Inn Open to an end in the final – but the unseeded Egyptian took second seed Selby the [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Brave new world coming in Kent

Brave new world coming in Kent

Great things are happening in Kent. Last year we launched the PSA Kent Open, a world-ranking tournament (won by Alan Clyne) that ran alongside a three-month Kent Junior Festival that introduced more than 300 school children to squash and racketball. Tomorrow night we unveil the new Kent Development Plan in partnership with ESR and key clubs [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, Kent Open, News 0

World Squash Day: Let’s get creative

World Squash Day: Let’s get creative

Let’s get the creative juices flowing as we seek new initiatives to attract girls of all ages to take up squash and racketball. Here are some of the fantastic ideas which have helped to promote World Squash Day down the years. [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Welcome to the new squashuk.com

Welcome to the new squashuk.com

Squash is at the crossroads... [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Lust lifts first WISPA title of the year

Lust lifts first WISPA title of the year

RESULTS: Liberty Bell Open, Berwyn, USA 1st round: [1] Manuela Manetta (ITA) bt Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) 13-11, 11-5, 11-8 [5] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt Elpiniki Clement (USA) 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 [3] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) bt Deon Saffery (WAL) 11-9, 12-10, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6 [7] Leonie Holt (ENG) bt [Q] Karen Kronemeyer (NED) 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 13-11 [8] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) bt [Q] Sabrina Sobhy [...]

January 15, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

World’s leading stars return to Canary Wharf

World’s leading stars return to Canary Wharf

MATTHEW DEFENDS TITLE AS WORLD’S LEADING SQUASH STARS RETURN TO ISS CANARY WHARF CLASSIC IN 2011 Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic as world No.2 Nick Matthew plans to defend his title fresh from striking gold at the Commonwealth Games. The eighth edition of the ISS Canary Wharf [...]

January 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

World Squash Day: How it began

World Squash Day: How it began

WORLD SQUASH DAY By ALAN THATCHER September 11 is now etched on the psyche as the date our world changed forever and Americans realised that they are just as vulnerable as the rest of us to terrorist attacks. The world of squash was touched by those shameful events and the recent September 11 anniversary was [...]

January 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, News, World Squash Day, WSF 1