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Jacques Fontaine is new WSF president

Jacques Fontaine is new WSF president

French leader takes over as Ramachandran bows out By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Today’s Annual General Meeting of the World Squash Federation elected a new President to succeed N. Ramachandran following the completion of the Indian’s second and final four-year term. Jacques Fontaine becomes the Federation’s ninth President since the WSF’s [...]

November 10, 2016 Howard Harding News 0

Sarah Fitzgerald shows why she is still a true champion

Sarah Fitzgerald shows why she is still a true champion

How Fitz mastered injury to win Masters title By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Editor At Large in Australia   Many of you probably saw this picture (above) and said “yep, Sarah is a champion, of course she won the Masters World Championships”. However, a lot that went on behind the scenes for this to happen, [...]

November 9, 2016 Steve Walton News 0

Injured Gaultier pulls out of Qatar

Injured Gaultier pulls out of Qatar

New world champion Gawad aims to shine   By SEAN REUTHE World No.2 Gregory Gaultier has withdrawn from the 2016 Qatar Classic after he was unable to recover from the ankle injury he sustained during last week’s PSA Men’s World Championship. The Frenchman, a 2011 Qatar Classic winner and a runner-up last year in Doha, picked up [...]

November 8, 2016 Guest Contributor News 0
Karim Gawad is new world champion as injury halts Ramy Ashour

Karim Gawad is new world champion as injury halts Ramy Ashour

Ramy: As long as I’m breathing, I’ll keep trying By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo   Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad is the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Champion after his final opponent in Cairo, three-time winner Ramy Ashour, was forced [...]

November 5, 2016 News
Ramy Ashour meets Karim Gawad in World final

Ramy Ashour meets Karim Gawad in World final

Awad topples top seed Shorbagy as injured Gaultier gives Ashour a walkover By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo   Egyptian duo Karim Abdel Gawad and Ramy Ashour will go head-to-head for the most coveted and illustrious title the sport has to [...]

November 3, 2016 News
Dessouky quits as Ramy roars through to Worlds semi-final

Dessouky quits as Ramy roars through to Worlds semi-final

Now The Artist meets Gaultier in Cairo showdown By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo   Three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour and defending champion Gregory Gaultier will lock horns for the 33rd time on the PSA World Tour after both players triumphed [...]

November 3, 2016 News
Alan’s Blog: On the BBC with Danny Lee

Alan’s Blog: On the BBC with Danny Lee

BBC World News salutes Jahangir Khan By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor I enjoyed visiting the BBC command centre in Portland Place, London, to discuss the phenomenal achievements of squash legend Jahangir Khan.  My co-author Rod Gilmour was away covering [...]

November 2, 2016 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
Mohamed ElShorbagy and Karim Gawad to clash in Cairo

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Karim Gawad to clash in Cairo

‘It’s a physical sport and can get tough at times’ By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo   World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy and compatriot Karim Abdel Gawad will face off for a place in the final of the 2016 PSA Men’s World [...]

November 2, 2016 News
Nicol David meets Raneem El Welily in Wadi Degla semi-finals

Nicol David meets Raneem El Welily in Wadi Degla semi-finals

Raneem: I’ve dealt with my demons By NATHAN CLARKE in Cairo    The semi-finals of the Women’s Wadi Degla Open, the PSA W50 tournament taking place in Cairo, Egypt, will see former World No.1s Nicol David and Raneem El Welily [...]

November 2, 2016 News
World Squash Day in Asia

World Squash Day in Asia

Korea leads World Squash Day celebrations in Asia By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor World Squash Day celebrations took off in Asia with Korea leading with an impressive mega festival held in Incheon, the South Korean city [...]

November 1, 2016 News
Alan’s Blog: Jahangir Khan 555 book reveals an amazing era in squash

Alan’s Blog: Jahangir Khan 555 book reveals an amazing era in squash

Geoff Hunt, Ross Norman and five years of total domination by the great Jahangir Khan By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Today sees the publication of a book that celebrates the phenomenal achievements of Pakistani squash legend Jahangir Khan, who [...]

November 1, 2016 Alan's Blog, News
Karim Abdel Gawad climbs to number three

Karim Abdel Gawad climbs to number three

Karim Abdel Gawad has climbed to three in the November 2016 PSA world rankings. He is one of seven Egyptians in the world top 10. [...]

November 1, 2016 News
Joy of six as Egypt set record

Joy of six as Egypt set record

Home heroes dominate World Champs quarter-finals By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo   Egypt has become the first nation in the 40-year history of the PSA Men’s World Championship to have six players in the quarter-final stage after Ramy Ashour, Fares [...]

November 1, 2016 News
Veteran Nick Matthew reaches World Champs quarter-finals

Veteran Nick Matthew reaches World Champs quarter-finals

After Simon Rösner, Karim Gawad is up next  By NATHAN CLARKE in Cairo   Sheffield’s Nick Matthew moved into to the last eight of the 2016 PSA Men’s World Championship courtesy of a commanding 3-1 victory over Germany’s Simon Rösner [...]

October 31, 2016 News
Ali Farag beats Miguel Rodriguez as Egyptian trio progress

Ali Farag beats Miguel Rodriguez as Egyptian trio progress

Cairo crowd in raptures By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo Day four of the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Championship saw a trio of Egyptians send the home crowd into raptures as World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy, World No.4 Karim Abdel [...]

October 31, 2016 News