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Shock as World Series Finals in London are called off

Shock as World Series Finals in London are called off

By LEE HORTON One of the most prestigious events in the squash calendar – The ATCO World Series Finals at  Queen’s Club in London – has been cancelled  just seven weeks before it was due to take place, Squash Mad can reveal. The showpiece event, staged by wealthy Saudi businessman Ziad Al-Turki (pictured above, middle), Vice Chairman [...]

November 25, 2013 Lee Horton News 5

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

From securing sponsorship to building legacies…11 points with tournament promoter Ashraf Hanafi By WOLFGANG DENK – Squash Mad Contributor ASHRAF HANAFI is the promoter of the first major squash tournament to take place in Egypt since the recent unrest. During a successful delivery of the Banque Misr Sky Open in New Cairo, he took time [...]

November 25, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

WSA LIVE: Now Sabrina gets in on Sobhy winning act

WSA LIVE: Now Sabrina gets in on Sobhy winning act

  The Sobhy sisters are becoming an irresistible force in North America. World No 20 Amanda Sobhy secured her fourth WSA title in Los Angeles two weeks ago now little sister Sabrina is getting in on the act. Sixteen year old Sabrina, four years her sister’s junior and currently ranked 54 in the world, lifted [...]

November 24, 2013 Lee Horton News 0
Shorbagy reaches for the Sky in Cairo

Shorbagy reaches for the Sky in Cairo

  Mohamed Elshorbagy bagged his second PSA title in eight days – and established a career-best 10-match winning streak – when he upset top-seed Karim Darwish in the final of the Banque Misr Sky Open, in New Cairo, Egypt. Ranked [...]

November 24, 2013 News, Squash Around The World
Nursing a squash dream by sleeping on platforms

Nursing a squash dream by sleeping on platforms

By Maria Bilkis (Times of India) MUMBAI: Dressed in a pair of worn-out track pants and a jacket, Tehrunnisa calls herself a ‘sportswallah’ — a word she uses to describe her life and career as an athlete. A police constable by profession [...]

November 24, 2013 News, Squash Around The World
The life and death of a guy following his dream

The life and death of a guy following his dream

  PATRICK WHITE The Globe and Mail (Toronto) The morning rush-hour was just beginning to ease when Adrian Dudzicki hopped on his beat-up bicycle and pedalled towards Downsview Park in North York. This was his daily ritual, driving snow or [...]

November 22, 2013 News
RIP Adrian..players pay their tributes to lost star

RIP Adrian..players pay their tributes to lost star

The squash family were united in their grief following the tragic death of young Canadian player Adrian Dudzicki. Here are some messages from Twitter and emails which were posted within hours of the sad news breaking. Samantha Cornett Canadian #1 and [...]

November 20, 2013 News
More Olympic misery for squash as IOC discuss putting baseball-softball into Tokyo 2020

More Olympic misery for squash as IOC discuss putting baseball-softball into Tokyo 2020

  By LEE HORTON SQUASH is facing another Olympic-sized kick in the teeth after it was revealed that rivals Baseball and Softball are being considered for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Games. The squash bid for 2020, which cost [...]

November 20, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Hull lot of shaking going on

ALAN’S BLOG: Hull lot of shaking going on

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist CONGRATULATIONS to the city of Kingston-upon-Hull, home of the Allam British Open Squash Championships and now UK City of Culture for 2017. The Open is scheduled to remain in Hull for at least one more [...]

November 20, 2013 Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joins Squash Mad SPOTY campaign to get Nick nominated

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joins Squash Mad SPOTY campaign to get Nick nominated

By LEE HORTON DEPUTY Primer Minister Nick Clegg has joined the SquashMad campaign to get England’s Nick Matthew a starring role in next months BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards show. SquashMad launched the drive to get world champion [...]

November 20, 2013 Comment
PSL: Clyne pips Pilley in Nottingham stunner

PSL: Clyne pips Pilley in Nottingham stunner

Alan Clyne pulled off the shock of the night as Nottingham beat Birmingham 3-2 in the PSL. The battling Scotsman clinched victory with a massive fifth-game performance. The match was the most dramatic clash of the night as Air-IT Nottingham [...]

November 20, 2013 ESR
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 [...]

November 20, 2013 Interviews
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, [...]

November 20, 2013 Comment, Growing the game
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 [...]

November 20, 2013 Comment, Growing the game
Sport England ploughing £13.5m into squash

Sport England ploughing £13.5m into squash

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November 18, 2013 News