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Saudi Women’s Masters postponed until January

Saudi Women’s Masters postponed until January

New Riyadh event held up by “logistical issues” By SEAN REUTHE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters, originally scheduled to take place between November 26 and December 1 in Riyadh, has been postponed until January 2018 due to logistical challenges. The World Series tournament will instead [...]

November 11, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Gaultier and El Sherbini top seeds for World Champs

Gaultier and El Sherbini top seeds for World Champs

Record prize money in Manchester By NATHAN CLARKE    Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, the 2015 title winner, and two-time champion Nour El Sherbini of Egypt have been named as the respective number one seeds for the 2017 AJ Bell PSA World Championships, which take place in Manchester, England from December 8-17. The pinnacle event in the [...]

November 10, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Dunlop in record junior deal with England Squash

Dunlop in record junior deal with England Squash

Nick Matthew backs plan to attract a younger audience By DONNA HELMER (England Squash)   England Squash have announced a record three-year sponsorship with the world’s number one squash brand, Dunlop, which will see the sport’s market leader become the official partner of the England Squash Junior Circuit, including title sponsor of the British Junior [...]

October 23, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

French Sports Minister supports squash

French Sports Minister supports squash

By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   France’s Minister of Sport Laura Flessel, hosted by French Squash Federation president Jean Denis Barbet, has visited the French Squash National Training Centre in Creteil to watch women’s world No.2 (and WSF Olympic Commission member) Camille Serme competing in a French Regional League match on the [...]

October 7, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Race to buy tickets for the Tournament of Champions

Race to buy tickets for the Tournament of Champions

First Canary Wharf, now Grand Central as fans race for tickets  By SEAN REUTHE    Tickets for the 2018 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC), the world’s largest spectator squash event, will be available for purchase commencing Friday October 6, 2017 at 9:00AM EST at the www.tocsquash.com website. The PSA World Series tournament celebrates its [...]

October 6, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Pro squash events return to Pakistan

Pro squash events return to Pakistan

Men’s and women’s events in Islamabad in December By ALAN THATCHER   Pakistan will host professional squash tournaments for the first time since January between December 19-23 when the Pakistan Open Mens’ Squash Championship and the Chief of the Air Staff International Women Squash Championship take place in Islamabad following last month’s decision by the [...]

September 19, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

SEA Games : Singapore regain men’s team title and Philippines chalk up historic win

SEA Games : Singapore regain men’s team title and Philippines chalk up historic win

SEA Games : Singapore regain men’s team title after 22 years By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hosts Malaysia won 6 of the 9 golds on offer at the squash event of the 29th South East Asian, or SEA Games for short, and it was considered a major failure no matter how one justifies it. [...]

September 6, 2017 Alex Wan News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA lifts tournament ban on Pakistan

PSA lifts tournament ban on Pakistan

Jahangir welcomes new events in Islamabad By SEAN REUTHE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that they are sanctioning two PSA World Tour events in Pakistan in December following their decision to lift a ban imposed in February 2017 which prevented the country from hosting international Tour events due to security concerns. Both a [...]

August 31, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

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

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

Star players offer tributes to Ronald Fauvel

Star players offer tributes to Ronald Fauvel

Popular personal therapist to Nicol David By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE   Squash players all over the world have offered tributes following the sudden death of Ronald Fauvel, a popular figure at major tournaments as a personal therapist to eight-times world champion Nicol David of Malaysia. The Professional Squash Association (PSA) last night issued [...]

June 1, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Trio make debut in Men’s World Teams

Trio make debut in Men’s World Teams

Iraq, Israel and Jamaica to compete in Marseille By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Iraq, Israel and Jamaica will make their debuts in the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in France where 28 nations will contest the biennial World Squash Federation event. The championship will be held in Marseille, from [...]

May 29, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

George Parker wins Welsh Open

George Parker wins Welsh Open

Parker completes run right through from qualifying By RICHARD MURPHY    A superb, sublime performance from George Parker, beating Patrick Rooney in straight games, saw him take the inaugural Rhiwbina Welsh Open title. Parker’s fantastic run of form throughout the tournament continued on the final day as he powered his way to victory. His English [...]

May 29, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Top seeds Masters and Creed fall in Welsh Open semi-finals

Top seeds Masters and Creed fall in Welsh Open semi-finals

George Parker meets Patrick Rooney in Cardiff final By RICHARD MURPHY – Squash Mad Reporter   Top seeds Josh Masters and Peter Creed were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Welsh Open in Cardiff. No.1 seed Masters went down in straight games to a resurgent George Parker, while Creed fell in four games to [...]

May 28, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Peter Creed joins English trio in Welsh Open semi-finals

Peter Creed joins English trio in Welsh Open semi-finals

Top seed Masters powers through By RICHARD MURPHY   Peter Creed joined a trio of young Englishmen in the semi-finals of the Welsh Open in Cardiff after beating Ammar Altamimi of Kuwait. It was another superb night of quality squash, with top seed Josh Masters attacking freely and slotting nicks seemingly at will. He meets [...]

May 27, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0