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CASSIE’S CORNER: Former world champ Cassie Thomas joins Squash Mad and tells it like it is

CASSIE’S CORNER: Former world champ Cassie Thomas joins Squash Mad and tells it like it is

WE are pleased to welcome our latest Squash Mad columnist, former world champion Cassie Thomas (nee Jackman). Cassie, who won the world title in 1999, now lives in Australia, where she is coaching and raising a young family. hen I was asked my view on the state of the women’s game, it would have been [...]

December 9, 2013 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment 0

Walker will be chasing some capital gains at London Open

Walker will be chasing some capital gains at London Open

By MICHAEL CATLING BOTSWANA’S Alister Walker will be bidding for a fourth PSA Tour title this year, when he headlines the Coronation London Open next week. The world number 15 is seeded to face South African Stephen Coppinger in the final, but both are expected to face stiff competition from English duo Adrian Grant and [...]

December 9, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0

Nick on top of the world as he reigns in Hong Kong

Nick on top of the world as he reigns in Hong Kong

  By LEE HORTON NICK MATTHEW wrestled the world number one ranking from the head of Ramy Ashour today after banking the winner’s cheque and the Hong Kong Open title with a display of clinical squash to defeat Spain’s Borja Golan. The current World Champion downed the Spanish number one in the Cathay Pacific sponsored [...]

December 8, 2013 Lee Horton News 1
Delight for David as she tastes Hong Kong Open success for eighth time

Delight for David as she tastes Hong Kong Open success for eighth time

Eighth wonder: Record-breaker Nicol reigns again in Hong Kong By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter WORLD number one Nicol David continued her love affair at the Hong Kong Open, as she claimed an eighth successive title at the spectacular [...]

December 8, 2013 News
Ramy told to pay up as he tests injured leg on court

Ramy told to pay up as he tests injured leg on court

By LEE HORTON RAMY ASHOUR was back on court today, less that 24 hours after injury blew away his hopes of glory at the Hong Kong Open. The world number one returned to the all-glass court in  Hong Kong harbour [...]

December 7, 2013 News
Elshorbagy slams refs: This match was too big for them

Elshorbagy slams refs: This match was too big for them

By LEE HORTON JAMES WILLSTROP came back from the brink of defeat to produce one of the greatest wins of his career, beating Egyptian star Mohamed Elshorbagy 20-18 in the fifth after a two-hour epic in Hong Kong today. The [...]

December 6, 2013 News
Disaster as Ramy hammy goes again to force him out of HK

Disaster as Ramy hammy goes again to force him out of HK

By LEE HORTON RAMY ASHOUR’S injury nightmare returned today to force him out of the Hong Kong Open midway through his quarter-final match with Spaniard Borja Golan. The world number one’s season has been cruelly dogged by hamstring problems already [...]

December 6, 2013 News
Exclusive interview: Getting to know former world number two Jenny Duncalf

Exclusive interview: Getting to know former world number two Jenny Duncalf

Tight shoe laces, dinner with Elvis and the Cayman Islands…11 points with world number seven Jenny Duncalf By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter JENNY DUNCALF is a former world number two and has won nine WSA Tour titles. But [...]

December 5, 2013 News
WSA will bounce back in 2014 promises Nicol

WSA will bounce back in 2014 promises Nicol

By MICHAEL CATLING World number one Nicol David has called on the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) to focus on the long-term, rather than the short-term, when negotiating tournaments in the future. The WSA has come under-fire recently after the World [...]

December 3, 2013 News
Ramy and Cassie love Squash Mad

Ramy and Cassie love Squash Mad

It’s always great to receive feedback about Squash Mad. Today’s postbag produced inspiring messages from two world champions, Ramy Ashour and Cassie Thomas (nee Jackman), who both love the site. Ramy is gearing up for a return to the PSA [...]

December 3, 2013 Fun Stuff, News
New regime has Sherbini ready for TOC comeback

New regime has Sherbini ready for TOC comeback

By MICHAEL CATLING Teenage superstar Nour El Sherbini will return to action at the Tournament of Champions early next year, Squash Mad can reveal. The 18-year-old Egyptian, who has already won three WSA tour titles, has been plagued by injuries [...]

December 2, 2013 News
New tragedy as coach Mark Sachvie dies while attending Adrian Dudzicki’s memorial service

New tragedy as coach Mark Sachvie dies while attending Adrian Dudzicki’s memorial service

By LEE HORTON Top coach squash coach Mark Sachvie has tragically died, while attending the memorial service of Canadian squash player Adrian Dudzicki who was killed in a road accident 10 days ago. Sachvie, who was racquets director at the [...]

December 1, 2013 News
Ten years in world’s top 10 for Shabs

Ten years in world’s top 10 for Shabs

EGYPTIAN squash maestro Amr Shabana has become one of an elite group of squash legends to complete an unbroken 10-year run as a top 10 ranked player on the PSA World Tour. The 34-year-old four-time World Champion has climbed one place to ninth [...]

December 1, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Ramy ready to rock in Hong Kong

ALAN’S BLOG: Ramy ready to rock in Hong Kong

By ALAN THATCHER GOOD to see Ramy Ashour back in action in Hong Kong. Let’s hope the hamstring holds up and he can quickly get back to the dazzling form that preceded his unhappy withdrawal from the World Championships in Manchester. [...]

November 30, 2013 Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment
Hooray…squash coming indoors for the Brits

Hooray…squash coming indoors for the Brits

  By LEE HORTON SQUASH fans can throw away their hats, scarves and winter warmers, the Allam British Open is coming indoors. After last May’s failed gamble to stage the event outdoors on the pitch at Premier League Football Club Hull [...]

November 30, 2013 News