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Crowd of 3000 as Nicol David opens up in style

Crowd of 3000 as Nicol David opens up in style

Penang powerhouse delights her home crowd against brave Beddoes Report:: HOWARD HARDING  Photos: LYNN KHOO After a sparkling opening ceremony for the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash Championship which attracted a huge crowd of over 3,000 spectators, Penang’s world number one Nicol David provided the perfect response with a straight games win in her opening [...]

March 18, 2014 Guest Contributor News 0

There’s no place like home for SPICE girl Nicol David

There’s no place like home for SPICE girl Nicol David

What Nicol really, really wants is world title number eight By HOWARD HARDING Despite a glittering career in which she has won more than 70 World Tour titles over the past 16 years, Malaysia’s world number one Nicol David will compete in her “most memorable tournament ever” when she defends her title in the Penang [...]

March 15, 2014 Lee Horton News 0

Matthew and Willstrop missing from El Gouna

Matthew and Willstrop missing from El Gouna

English stars stay away as El Gouna slips back on to the PSA calendar By ALAN THATCHER The controversial El Gouna International tournament is back on the calendar in April, but the event is being snubbed by England stars Nick Matthew and James Willstrop.  Previous editions of the event have been hampered by problems caused [...]

March 12, 2014 Alan Thatcher News 2
Interview: 11 points with former world champion Carol Owens

Interview: 11 points with former world champion Carol Owens

Former world champion starred for rivals  Australia and New Zealand Following on from my last 11 points it is my pleasure to interview another southern hemisphere squash champion, two-times World Open winner Carol Owens. Carol won the World Open in [...]

March 11, 2014 Cassie's Column, Interviews, News
Shabs guns for British Open with Stortford Shootout

Shabs guns for British Open with Stortford Shootout

The Maestro taking on Selbs, Pilley and Barker in UK showpiece EGYPTIAN maestro Amr Shabana is combining his two great loves – squash and golf – in an amazing bid to land the British Open title in May. The four [...]

March 10, 2014 Fun Stuff, News
EXCLUSIVE: Dipika Pallikal boycotting squash in India until women get equal pay

EXCLUSIVE: Dipika Pallikal boycotting squash in India until women get equal pay

When equality kicks in into Indian squash I’ll play says angry Dipika DIPIKA PALLIKAL, India’s number one squash star, last night blew the debate on equal pay wide open by revealing she does not play domestic tournaments in her own [...]

March 8, 2014 News
EXCLUSIVE: Louis Vuitton hails the extraordinary Nicol David

EXCLUSIVE: Louis Vuitton hails the extraordinary Nicol David

World squash champion is honoured among Malaysia’s female premier league By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent Louis Vuitton, the French household name famous for their high end handbags, recently paid homage to Malaysia’s League of Extraordinary Women. The list [...]

March 8, 2014 News
Fergit the log fires, James, y’all come down south and try our chicken wings and beer

Fergit the log fires, James, y’all come down south and try our chicken wings and beer

American Dream: Dress code and fancy etiquette divides our sport By JOHN BRANSTON – Squash Mad Guest Columnist Racquet-wielding journalist John Branston is one of a small but determined company of squash devotees in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a big [...]

March 6, 2014 Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game
Take the Gym Triathlon Challenge and discover if you’re fitter than squash professional Daryl Selby

Take the Gym Triathlon Challenge and discover if you’re fitter than squash professional Daryl Selby

Who can topple squash pro Selby in the great gym Triathlon Challenge? IT’S widely accepted that squash professionals are a pretty fit bunch. Forbes Magazine worked it out that squash is the number one sport for all-round fitness so it’s fair [...]

March 5, 2014 Fun Stuff, News
Quick work by Gaultier as injured Ashour is blown away in Windy City final

Quick work by Gaultier as injured Ashour is blown away in Windy City final

Injury comes back to rock Ramy as Greg races to Chicago title Gregory Gaultier took just 25 minutes to complete a perfunctory victory in the final of the Metrosquash Windy City Open as Ramy Ashour’s injury nightmares came back to [...]

March 4, 2014 News
Party time as majestic Massaro crowned Queen of Chicago

Party time as majestic Massaro crowned Queen of Chicago

Laura shouts it loud and proud after downing El Welily in Windy City “I’VE WON THE WINDY CITY OPEN” screamed exuberant world number two Laura Massaro after victory in Chicago last night. “So happy.Thanks everyone for the support! Celebration time.” [...]

March 4, 2014 News
James Willstrop column: An Englishman’s view of America

James Willstrop column: An Englishman’s view of America

Log fires, nibbles and chandeliers…yep, squash is different in the US THE Windy City Open was the latest stop on this season’s men’s and women’s world squash tours. It’s an event that has been operating for some time, held in Chicago [...]

March 4, 2014 News
Cassie’s Corner: The unsung heroes of junior squash

Cassie’s Corner: The unsung heroes of junior squash

Parent power keeps the game going Recently I attended a junior tournament in Melbourne. It was no different from any other junior tournament around the world. Children buzzing around and jumping on any available court. Parents chatting and enjoying watching [...]

March 4, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, News
Comment: PSA must use TV technology

Comment: PSA must use TV technology

Chicago decision robs Nick Matthew of a winner but TV replay would have helped referees The major talking point from yesterday’s Windy City Open semi-final between Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour is not their extraterrestrial level of squash or the [...]

March 3, 2014 Comment, News
Ramy primed for Gaultier battle after ousting injury-hit Matthew

Ramy primed for Gaultier battle after ousting injury-hit Matthew

Matthew injury hands Ashour free-pass into Chicago final with Gaultier RAMY ASHOUR got a free pass into the Windy City Open final against Gregory Gaultier after world number one Nick Matthew damaged his back midway through their Chicago semi-final last [...]

March 3, 2014 News