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More Olympic misery for squash as IOC discuss putting baseball-softball into Tokyo 2020

More Olympic misery for squash as IOC discuss putting baseball-softball into Tokyo 2020

  By LEE HORTON SQUASH is facing another Olympic-sized kick in the teeth after it was revealed that rivals Baseball and Softball are being considered for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Games. The squash bid for 2020, which cost the sport in excess of £1m, was rejected at the IOC meeting earlier this year [...]

November 20, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

ALAN’S BLOG: Hull lot of shaking going on

ALAN’S BLOG: Hull lot of shaking going on

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist CONGRATULATIONS to the city of Kingston-upon-Hull, home of the Allam British Open Squash Championships and now UK City of Culture for 2017. The Open is scheduled to remain in Hull for at least one more year, following last year’s initial sponsorship by Assem Allam backing the event at the O2 [...]

November 20, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment 0

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joins Squash Mad SPOTY campaign to get Nick nominated

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joins Squash Mad SPOTY campaign to get Nick nominated

By LEE HORTON DEPUTY Primer Minister Nick Clegg has joined the SquashMad campaign to get England’s Nick Matthew a starring role in next months BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards show. SquashMad launched the drive to get world champion Nick a place in the final ten nominations who are then voted for by the [...]

November 20, 2013 Lee Horton Comment 1
PSL: Clyne pips Pilley in Nottingham stunner

PSL: Clyne pips Pilley in Nottingham stunner

Alan Clyne pulled off the shock of the night as Nottingham beat Birmingham 3-2 in the PSL. The battling Scotsman clinched victory with a massive fifth-game performance. The match was the most dramatic clash of the night as Air-IT Nottingham [...]

November 20, 2013 ESR
11 Points with Samantha Cornett

11 Points with Samantha Cornett

11 POINTS WITH SAM CORNETT 1: First of all, you must have been pleased to hear that moves were being made to rescue the Women’s World Open in Egypt in December, before it all fell through. A: We won’t be [...]

November 20, 2013 Interviews
NEW BALLS PLEASE… Paul Selby backs the Double Dot but demands extra quality

NEW BALLS PLEASE… Paul Selby backs the Double Dot but demands extra quality

PAUL SELBY, leading coach and head of a British squash dynasty, joins the big SquashMad debate on the use of single-dot balls for youngsters and recreational players. In response to Richard Millman’s article in support of The One Dot Revolution, [...]

November 20, 2013 Comment, Growing the game
Women deserve equal prize money but sponsors demand results

Women deserve equal prize money but sponsors demand results

By PHILLIP MARLOWE This piece is not about whether there should be equal prize money for women, but more an argument against the reasons given for its justification. Let me start by saying I support equal prize money, but probably not [...]

November 20, 2013 Comment, Growing the game
Sport England ploughing £13.5m into squash

Sport England ploughing £13.5m into squash

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November 18, 2013 News
106,000 reasons why squash gets a King Ramy on the cheap

106,000 reasons why squash gets a King Ramy on the cheap

By LEE HORTON FORGET for a moment the current  injury paining Ramy Ashour, and it’s fair to say that 2013 has been one of hell of a year for the Egyptian superstar. He pretty much hoovered up every event he [...]

November 18, 2013 News
Elshorbagy masters the master to land Qatar crown

Elshorbagy masters the master to land Qatar crown

By LEE HORTON MOHAMED EL SHORBAGY, the young pretender to squash’s future riches, took down World Champion Nick Matthew in Doha tonight to be crowned Qatar Classic winner…just as he predicted a year ago. The 22-year-old Egyptian prince, 11 years [...]

November 15, 2013 News
Getting to know the real Nour El Sherbini

Getting to know the real Nour El Sherbini

By AHMED SERAG – Courtesy of the Cairo Post While a lot of Egyptians may not know her, she is well known to all Squash fans. Nour El Sherbini entered history after she became sport’s youngest ever world champion at [...]

November 14, 2013 Interviews
JAMES WILLSTROP: Why Greg can only be seen as a winner

JAMES WILLSTROP: Why Greg can only be seen as a winner

  JAMES WILLSTROP watched the spotlight of success shine upon Nick Matthew after his World Championship winning final win over Greg Gaultier. But he questions the concept that the man who finished second is seen as a loser.     [...]

November 14, 2013 News
Gaultier crashes out in a ‘lets war’ against Golan

Gaultier crashes out in a ‘lets war’ against Golan

By LEE HORTON No.1 seed Gregory Gaultier crashed out of the Qatar Classic in Doha today after a ‘street fight’ of a match against Borja Golan of Spain. In a match littered with controversy, mainly caused by referring decisions that left [...]

November 13, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Let’s sort out lets, and get behind Nick’s SPOTY campaign

ALAN’S BLOG: Let’s sort out lets, and get behind Nick’s SPOTY campaign

Why it’s finally time to address our refereeing system and end all debates By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad REPORTER  Leaving aside for one moment the reported discussions between Alex Gough and a PSL referee, it was revealing to learn that [...]

November 13, 2013 Alan's Blog, Comment
England Squash comes down tough on Sharpes

England Squash comes down tough on Sharpes

  By LEE HORTON RISING England star Charles Sharpes has been hit by a two-month ban by England Squash which will cost him around £1700 in lost appearance money. The Surrey based World No 62 was cited following last April’s [...]

November 12, 2013 ESR