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Egypt: Reasons to be cheerful, 1-2-3

Egypt: Reasons to be cheerful, 1-2-3

Raneem El Welily climbs high to give Egypt top three spots By SEAN REUTHE   Egypt has become the first country in 20 years to hold all three top spots on the PSA Women’s World Rankings after Raneem El Welily joined compatriots Nour El Sherbini and Nouran Gohar inside the world’s top three in the [...]

December 1, 2016 Guest Contributor News 0

Hosts France top qualifying pool

Hosts France top qualifying pool

Seeds all reach last eight in World Teams but Tesni Evans shocks Alison Waters By HOWARD HARDING in Paris   On the opening day of play in the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship on the all-glass showcourt at Palais Des Sports Robert Charpentier in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, hosts France defied the seedings by [...]

December 1, 2016 Howard Harding News 0

Qualifying seeds check into main draw in Singapore

Qualifying seeds check into main draw in Singapore

Sanjay Singh leads seeds onto main draw in Singapore By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – The qualifying finals went all went to seeding this evening at the Kallang Squash Centre. Qualifying top seed Sanjay Singh Chal of Malaysia checked into the main draw in style after stopping giant-killing local Chua [...]

November 30, 2016 Alex Wan News 0
Local surprises in first men’s event in 18 years in Singapore

Local surprises in first men’s event in 18 years in Singapore

Chua Man Tong gate crashes into qualifying finals in home event By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor SINGAPORE – After an 18-year of hiatus, men’s professional squash made a return to Singapore as the inaugural PSA Old [...]

November 30, 2016 News
Amanda Sobhy sinks Laura Massaro in Paris shock

Amanda Sobhy sinks Laura Massaro in Paris shock

  England edge home against USA in World Teams By HOWARD HARDING in Paris   Amanda Sobhy gained her first win over former world champion Laura Massaro as defending champions England, the No.2 seeds, were given a stern test by [...]

November 30, 2016 News
Women’s World Teams: England, France and Egypt all start strongly

Women’s World Teams: England, France and Egypt all start strongly

Double delight for hosts France on opening day in Paris By HOWARD HARDING in Paris   Hosts France delighted the partisan crowd on the opening day of action in the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship in Paris with 3/0 [...]

November 28, 2016 News
Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Tribute to the busiest man in squash By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor When you are invited to a special function to name a court in honour of someone who has devoted years of their life to squash, it’s usually [...]

November 28, 2016 Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, Hero of the month, News
Omneya Abdel Kawy sets world record in Paris

Omneya Abdel Kawy sets world record in Paris

Egyptian star aims for world title on 10th competition By HOWARD HARDING in Paris   After making her championship debut as a 13-year-old in 1998, Egypt’s Omneya Abdel Kawy establishes a new world record at the 2016 WSF Women’s World [...]

November 28, 2016 News
Fares Dessouky takes Mumbai title

Fares Dessouky takes Mumbai title

All-Egyptian final is a big hit at Mumbai cricket stadium By RAJ ARORA in Mumbai   Egyptian World No.18 Fares Dessouky lifted the second PSA World Tour title of his career after overcoming compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar in an exciting five-game [...]

November 28, 2016 News
Nic Mueller halts home hopes in India

Nic Mueller halts home hopes in India

Swiss ace sinks Saurav Ghosal By RAJ ARORA   Swiss World No.34 Nicolas Mueller ended home representation in the 2016 CCI International JSW ISC event after fighting back from two games down to beat Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal in the [...]

November 26, 2016 News
Malaysian team weakened as Low Wee Wern’s ligament goes “missing”

Malaysian team weakened as Low Wee Wern’s ligament goes “missing”

Low Wee Wern forced out of Women’s World Teams By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Former world number 5 Low Wee Wern has pulled out of the Malaysian team that left for Paris earlier today. The 26-year [...]

November 25, 2016 News
Sudden death of Colin Payne linked to murder enquiry

Sudden death of Colin Payne linked to murder enquiry

Teenager appears in court on murder charge By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The sudden death of a national squash champion is being linked to a murder enquiry. Colin Payne was my doubles partner at Maidstone Squash Club more than [...]

November 24, 2016 News
Karim Gawad leads Road To Dubai

Karim Gawad leads Road To Dubai

Dubai race hots up By SEAN REUTHE    World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad has overtaken World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy at the summit of the 2016-17 PSA Road to Dubai Standings after he defeated his fellow Egyptian last week in the [...]

November 22, 2016 News
Josh masters Creed in Saskatoon final

Josh masters Creed in Saskatoon final

Major milestone as Masters wins his first $10k title in Canada By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Josh Masters made sure of a continued rise up the rankings when he captured his first ever PSA M10 title after winning the Sunrise [...]

November 22, 2016 News
James Willstrop aims to finish the year on a high

James Willstrop aims to finish the year on a high

James aims for St George’s thrill By SEAN REUTHE   Former World No.1 James Willstrop is looking forward to appearing on home soil during December’s Channel VAS Championship at St George’s Hill Open, the PSA M100 tournament that takes place [...]

November 21, 2016 Growing the game, News