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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 having the World Champs in December, and yes, this is very disappointing. I am hopeful [...]

November 20, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews 0

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, the first comment I would like to make is that, like Malcolm Willlstrop, I am [...]

November 20, 2013 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game 36

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 for the reasons I have seen published on some websites. The recent debate within the [...]

November 20, 2013 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game 2
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
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 [...]

November 8, 2013 News
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 [...]

November 7, 2013 News
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 [...]

November 7, 2013 News
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