Squash Mad
So who won the Battle of the Brands at Worlds?

So who won the Battle of the Brands at Worlds?

By PIERRE BASTIEN Is it possible to find out which squash equipment brands “won” the 2013 World Squash Championships? Let’s have a bit of fun and try to find out the top-performing racket brand, and the top-performing shoe brand. Of course it’s clear-cut which player won the tournament: England’s Nick Matthew sealed his third world [...]

November 8, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

PSA chief Gough reported to England Squash after ref row

PSA chief Gough reported to England Squash after ref row

  By LEE HORTON PSA chief executive Alex Gough (above left) has been reported to England Squash over allegations that he swore and aimed hand gestures at top ref Malcolm Whiteley. Gough clashed with the official (pictured right) during Tuesday’s Premier Squash League match at Surrey Health as he played for Team Chichester. On a [...]

November 7, 2013 Lee Horton News 11

2013 WSA World Open could still happen…in 2014

2013 WSA World Open could still happen…in 2014

  There will be no women’s World Championship in 2013 after last-ditch negotiations to stage the event in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt next month finally failed. However, the WSA has not given up hope of staging a 2013 championship…even if it has to be played in the first quarter of 2014. They would then [...]

November 7, 2013 Lee Horton News 0
Dipika sets her sights high…’I want to be world No.1′

Dipika sets her sights high…’I want to be world No.1′

  After her biggest win on the WSA World Tour in Macau last month, where she beat Australia’s former world No. 1 Rachael Grinham in the final,Dipika Pallikal is now targeting tougher events and bigger scalps thanks to the new confidence and maturity [...]

November 6, 2013 News
INTERVIEW: Jenny waits for women to take centre stage

INTERVIEW: Jenny waits for women to take centre stage

By MIKE DALE As men’s squash gathers its breath after a staggeringly successful World Championship in Manchester, the women’s tour remains in a state of agonising stasis. The intense drama of last Sunday’s men’s final capped a sensational week of [...]

November 6, 2013 Interviews
Ramy seeks to rescue his career

Ramy seeks to rescue his career

From the Qatar Peninsula Ramy Ashour, the brightest talent and the most popular player of the past two decades, has vowed to return home to Cairo to find a way to rescue his career. The 26-year-old Egyptian’s superb 18-month unbeaten [...]

November 5, 2013 News
Is it time for a changing of the guard at WSA?

Is it time for a changing of the guard at WSA?

Under no illusion. Malaysia’s seven-time world champ Nicol David (pictured above) and her peers deserve more from WSA to ensure the women’s game continues to thrive, especially if they want to see the sport in the Olympics one day. By [...]

November 5, 2013 Comment
Sam loves to dress to thrill (but mind those see-through leggings)

Sam loves to dress to thrill (but mind those see-through leggings)

Canadian number one SAMANTHA CORNETT follows Simon Rosner into the Squash Mad Winter Sale to join the discussion about squash fashion, this time from a female perspective. By SAM CORNETT Halloween has left me feeling inspired; with so many fabulous [...]

November 5, 2013 Fun Stuff
Matthew’s wildest dreams achieved with stunning world title treble

Matthew’s wildest dreams achieved with stunning world title treble

CHAMPION: Nick Matthew celebrates his third world title By JOEL DURSTON Nick Matthew has said he could gladly retire now after his stunning 3-2 victory over Gregory Gaultier in the World Championships final. The victory makes it a hat-trick of [...]

November 3, 2013 News
Heartbreak as Ramy quits to put Matthew in final

Heartbreak as Ramy quits to put Matthew in final

  By JOEL DURSTON Ramy Ashour retired injured from his World Championships semi final match against Nick Matthew then revealed:” I’ve been stuffing myself with anti-inflammatory pills for months now, hoping that my body would hold.” World number one Ashour, unbeaten [...]

November 2, 2013 News
Gaultier wins his own battle of Water-loo

Gaultier wins his own battle of Water-loo

By LEE HORTON GREGORY GAULTIER overcame a night on the loo and three hour’s sleep to defeat Egyptian star Mohamed El Shorbagy and book a World Championship final date with Nick Matthew. The French world No.2 came through a nail-biting [...]

November 2, 2013 News
Greg holds his nerve to end Shorbagy dream

Greg holds his nerve to end Shorbagy dream

By JOEL DURSTON Grégory Gaultier and Mohamed Elshorbagy had the full-house crowd – many of whom new to squash – enraptured in a match full of spectacular squash which Gaultier, eventually, won 6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 12-10. After 78 minutes of [...]

November 2, 2013 News
Ashour: Sometimes it gets pretty dark inside our heads

Ashour: Sometimes it gets pretty dark inside our heads

  The Guardian’s Kate Mason sets the scene for tonight’s World Championship semi-final showdown in Manchester. For more Guardian stories go to http://www.theguardian.com   Ramy Ashour, the world’s best squash player, does not have a coach. He does not have a physiotherapist, full-time [...]

November 2, 2013 News
WORLDS: Birth of a new order in squash?

WORLDS: Birth of a new order in squash?

From JOEL DURSTON  in Manchester Mohamed Elshorbagy sprang the surprise upset of the quarter-finals as he defeated James Willstrop 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9. In a reprisal of the Egyptian’s shock win against Willstrop in the World Championships in Qatar last [...]

November 2, 2013 News
Super Greg’s the three love(r), lover, lover man

Super Greg’s the three love(r), lover, lover man

Mohamed El Shorbagy joined fellow Egyptian Ramy Ashour in the last four of the World Championships scalping England’s James Willstrop 3-1 in Manchester last night. The 22 year old from Alexandria will face Frenchman Greg Gaultier who denied Daryl Selby [...]

November 1, 2013 News