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Nour Sherbini shakes the Worlds as she ousts Alison Waters

Nour Sherbini shakes the Worlds as she ousts Alison Waters

No problems for Nicol but fourth seed Waters is rocked by Sherbini SEVEN-TIME world champion Nicol David had no problems dispatching Egyptian qualifier Heba El Torky in the second round of the Women’s World Championship in Penang, but it was three-times world junior champ Nour Sherbini who stole the show. The 18-year-old, Egyptian,who is ranked only No.27 [...]

March 20, 2014 Lee Horton News 0

Ramy Ashour shows the power to land World Series crown

Ramy Ashour shows the power to land World Series crown

Elshorbagy pushes hard but Ashour holds his nerve to lift second World Series title EGYPTIAN maestro Ramy Ashour survived a titanic 63-minute battle with Mohamed Elshorbagy to land his second World Series crown  in an electrifying final in Richmond, Virginia. Ashour, champion in 2007, withstood a brutal match-up with his fellow Egyptian, winning 15-17, 11-7, 11-4, [...]

March 20, 2014 Lee Horton News 0

Samantha Cornett calls the tune in Penang

Samantha Cornett calls the tune in Penang

Canadian upsets the form book as she takes down 16th seed Hansen Canada’s Samantha Cornett became the second qualifier to claim an unexpected place in the last 16 of the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash Championship when she upset Line Hansen, the 16th seed from Denmark at the SPICE Arena in Penang, Malaysia. “The feeling [...]

March 20, 2014 Lee Horton News 0
Ramy Ashour meets Elshorbagy in World Series final

Ramy Ashour meets Elshorbagy in World Series final

All-Egyptian showdown after mighty Mo mauls Matthew in 94-minute marathon By Squash Mad Special Correspondent Mohamed Elshorbagy produced one of the most phenomenal performances of his career to reach the final of the PSA World Series Finals. The 22-year-old overcame [...]

March 19, 2014 News
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 [...]

March 18, 2014 News
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 [...]

March 15, 2014 News
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 [...]

March 12, 2014 News
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