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Women go for gold in New York

Women go for gold in New York

Women’s squash is celebrating after the prize money on offer in the 2014 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions has been doubled. The kitty has been increased from $25k to $50k, which means an upgrade from WSA Silver Level to Gold. The prize money still lags a long way behind the men, but, following on from [...]

October 29, 2013 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hong Kong: Ramy ready for harbour hat-trick

Hong Kong: Ramy ready for harbour hat-trick

Ramy Set To Retain Hong Kong Crown 29 October 2013 Egypt’s world number one Ramy Ashour is seeded to win his third Hong Kong title in four years. The draw for the 2013 PSA World Series event  was announced in Hong Kong today. Ashour will begin the defence of his title, which he won for the first time in 2010, against a [...]

October 29, 2013 Alan Thatcher News 0

Will James quit the Worlds if baby arrives?

Will James quit the Worlds if baby arrives?

    By LEE HORTON WILL James Willstrop walk away from the World Squash Championships if his heavily pregnant partner Vanessa Atkinson goes into labour? That was the intriguing question on everyone’s lips in Manchester last night after the number 3 seed revealed: “I’m not sure exactly how we will react when the baby comes, [...]

October 27, 2013 Lee Horton News 0
WSA LIVE: Nicol lands fourth title in 42 days.

WSA LIVE: Nicol lands fourth title in 42 days.

  NICOL DAVID bagged the $50k China Open in Shanghai after hauling herself off the floor to come from two to beat Egyptian Ran El Weleily. Victory sealed the Malaysian world No.1’s fourth WSA  title in just 42 days following her [...]

October 27, 2013 News
SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

German squash star Simon Rosner has had to make a heartbreaking decision and trade in his favourite pink shirt for a new clothing range this season. Here, in an interview with ALAN THATCHER, he reveals his love of tournament hotels [...]

October 26, 2013 Fun Stuff, Interviews
Nick: I blame DJ Chris Evans for firing up Willstrop feud

Nick: I blame DJ Chris Evans for firing up Willstrop feud

    It’s all Chris Evans’s fault. It’s thanks to that notorious radio DJ that my relationship with James Willstrop is so acrimonious. It all kicked off at the 2009 British Open in Manchester when James and I found ourselves [...]

October 26, 2013 News
WSF plan 2024 Olympic bid after Tokyo heartbreak

WSF plan 2024 Olympic bid after Tokyo heartbreak

From stuff.co.nz Having fought through the agony of a third Olympic bid rejection, World Squash Federation president N Ramachandran has given the go-ahead for a tilt at the 2024 Games. The four-day WSF conference and annual meeting wrapped up yesterday [...]

October 24, 2013 News, WSF
GAGGED: Players banned from Tweeting their mind

GAGGED: Players banned from Tweeting their mind

  By LEE HORTON PSA bosses have warned their players: Say anything we don’t like and you’ll be in bother. In an amazing iron-fist email sent to players today, PSA senior management have demanded that their members stop using social [...]

October 24, 2013 News
World Open: Matthew fired up for a hat-trick

World Open: Matthew fired up for a hat-trick

Two-time squash world champion Nick Matthew is hoping he can complete his hat-trick of titles on home soil when the AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championship gets under way in Manchester next week. Matthew, whose previous triumphs came in 2010 [...]

October 24, 2013 News
Hong Kong ruled out for Women’s World Open

Hong Kong ruled out for Women’s World Open

EXCLUSIVE By ALAN THATCHER LAST-DITCH efforts are being made to stage a Women’s World Open in what remains of 2013 as a chorus of unrest and anger is growing louder from furious WSA members and former star players. The WSA [...]

October 23, 2013 News
Laura Massaro: Spat over money fired me up

Laura Massaro: Spat over money fired me up

Laura Massaro Column – Courtesy of Lancashire Evening Post If becoming the US Open champion wasn’t motivation enough to produce my best squash in Philadelphia on Saturday, then the events of the previous few days certainly ensured I gave it [...]

October 23, 2013 Comment
PSL: Pilley grounds Selby to win ‘jet-lag’ challenge

PSL: Pilley grounds Selby to win ‘jet-lag’ challenge

    By LEE HORTON GLOBETROTTERS Cameron Pilley and Daryl Selby ignored jet-lag overdose to put on a thrilling show as the Premier Squash League kicked into action last night. Aussie Pilley (pictured above) spearheaded the University of Birmingham attack [...]

October 22, 2013 News
WILLSTROP: Fight for equality raging 100 years on

WILLSTROP: Fight for equality raging 100 years on

England’s Jenny Duncalf in action against Malaysia’s Nicol David  By JAMES WILLSTROP PSA President One hundred years ago, Emily Davison ran on to Epsom racecourse during the Derby horse race, and was killed by the King’s horse. In 1913 she [...]

October 22, 2013 Alan's Blog
Keir we go: England coaching chief quits for British shooting

Keir we go: England coaching chief quits for British shooting

By LEE HORTON Keir Worth,  head of coaching and performance at England Squash, is quitting to take over at British Shooting. The 39- year-old will become performance director for British Shooting as they prepare for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, [...]

October 22, 2013 News
Dipika: Mind coach Ken is making me a new person

Dipika: Mind coach Ken is making me a new person

By LEE HORTON India‘s Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open Sunday, the seventh (WSA) title of her career, then heaped praise on sports psychologist Ken Way (above) for giving her the [...]

October 22, 2013 News