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Sport England ploughing £13.5m into squash

Sport England ploughing £13.5m into squash

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November 18, 2013 Lee Horton News 1

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 entered. Unbeaten in 49 matches before limping out of the World Championship semi finals, World [...]

November 18, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

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 Matthews’ junior and twice world junior champion, ripped the trophy from the Englishman’s grasp with [...]

November 15, 2013 Lee Horton News 1
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
INTERVIEW: Jenny waits for women to take centre stage

INTERVIEW: Jenny waits for women to take centre stage

By MIKE DALE As men’s squash gathers its breath after a staggeringly successful World Championship in Manchester, the women’s tour remains in a state of agonising stasis. The intense drama of last Sunday’s men’s final capped a sensational week of [...]

November 6, 2013 Interviews
Ramy seeks to rescue his career

Ramy seeks to rescue his career

From the Qatar Peninsula Ramy Ashour, the brightest talent and the most popular player of the past two decades, has vowed to return home to Cairo to find a way to rescue his career. The 26-year-old Egyptian’s superb 18-month unbeaten [...]

November 5, 2013 News
Is it time for a changing of the guard at WSA?

Is it time for a changing of the guard at WSA?

Under no illusion. Malaysia’s seven-time world champ Nicol David (pictured above) and her peers deserve more from WSA to ensure the women’s game continues to thrive, especially if they want to see the sport in the Olympics one day. By [...]

November 5, 2013 Comment