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Let’s tidy up the rules on lets and strokes

Let’s tidy up the rules on lets and strokes

It’s all far too confusing – even for the pros!  By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Columnist Now, I know this may be controversial. But I am just going to come straight out with it. The rules on strokes and lets are just too confusing. The rules are opaque and difficult to apply. Judging by [...]

March 21, 2019 Chris Sargent Comment, Growing the game, News 4

Diego Elias and Annie Au are top seeds in Macau

Diego Elias and Annie Au are top seeds in Macau

Strong Asian influence in two $50k events running side by side By ELLIE MAWSON Peru’s World No.9 Diego Elias has been seeded to face India’s World No.12 Saurav Ghosal in the final of the 2019 Macau Open after the main draws for the PSA World Tour Gold tournament were released. The pair will lock horns [...]

March 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Farag and El Welily top seeds as stars head for Eindhoven

Farag and El Welily top seeds as stars head for Eindhoven

  Stars out to deliver top performances at postal company’s new HQ By ELLIE MAWSON and ALAN THATCHER The draws for the 2019 DPD Open Squash have been announced today, with some blockbuster clashes in store at the DPD Hub in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven between April 9-14. Some 48 of the best male [...]

March 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Virtual sports are big business By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor When pondering why squash has been overlooked yet again for the Olympics, understanding the impact of fun activities like breakdancing and skateboarding is one thing. Accepting why eSports [...]

March 19, 2019 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
Olympics setback: WSF and PSA demand answers from IOC

Olympics setback: WSF and PSA demand answers from IOC

Youth Olympics likely to be next target for squash By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) have demanded answers from the IOC following the sport’s latest Olympic setback. Squash’s [...]

March 19, 2019 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
Superman Paul Coll claims first Canary Wharf title against a tired Tarek Momen

Superman Paul Coll claims first Canary Wharf title against a tired Tarek Momen

Kiwi Coll dedicates title to Christchurch victims By ALAN THATCHER, MATT COLES and SEAN REUTHE Paul Coll lifted the shiny new trophy after winning the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic final against Egypt’s Tarek Momen and immediately dedicated [...]

March 15, 2019 News
Raneem El Welily wins Black Ball Open title in Cairo

Raneem El Welily wins Black Ball Open title in Cairo

Raneem wins thriller against friend and rival Nour El Sherbini By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo Egypt’s World No.1 Raneem El Welily overcame compatriot and reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini in a five-game thriller in Cairo, Egypt, to be crowned [...]

March 15, 2019 News
Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter As a PSA Foundation member, I was able to be among the first to secure Quarter Final tickets for this year’s [...]

March 15, 2019 News
Canary Wharf: Tarek takes out Mo as Coll hands Castagnet a hard Brexit

Canary Wharf: Tarek takes out Mo as Coll hands Castagnet a hard Brexit

Double delight for Mr and Mrs Momen By ALAN THATCHER, MATT COLES and SEAN REUTHE at Canary Wharf Egypt’s World No.3 Tarek Momen and New Zealand’s World No.7 Paul Coll will contest the final of the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management [...]

March 15, 2019 News
Momen to meet Mo in Canary Wharf semi-final crunch

Momen to meet Mo in Canary Wharf semi-final crunch

Castagnet meets Coll after stunning win over Dessouky By ALAN THATCHER, MATT COLES and SEAN REUTHE at Canary Wharf Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen battled through contrasting quarter-finals in the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic to set up a [...]

March 14, 2019 News
Mathieu Castagnet rekindles Canary Wharf memories with dramatic win over Simon Rösner

Mathieu Castagnet rekindles Canary Wharf memories with dramatic win over Simon Rösner

Makin takes it to the Max to make quarter-finals By ALAN THATCHER, SEAN REUTHE and MATT COLES   French World No.26 Mathieu Castagnet booked his place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic after he caused [...]

March 13, 2019 News
Hania El Hammamy stuns Nour El Tayeb in Cairo thriller

Hania El Hammamy stuns Nour El Tayeb in Cairo thriller

Sarah-Jane Perry bows out to Joshna Chinappa By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo  Egypt’s World No.15 Hania El Hammamy and India’s World No.16 Joshna Chinappa both caused upsets on the second day of action at the CIB Black Ball Squash Open [...]

March 13, 2019 News
Canary Wharf: Dec downs Marwan as Willstrop wilts against Cuskelly

Canary Wharf: Dec downs Marwan as Willstrop wilts against Cuskelly

After win over Marwan, Declan James meets top seed Mohamed  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and SEAN REUTHE (PSA) Ryan Cuskelly stepped up the pace to overpower James Willstrop in the opening match of the second round of the [...]

March 11, 2019 News
Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

‘I grew up watching the great legends of the game at the Pyramids’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Tarek Momen, runner-up at Canary Wharf last season, is back this year aiming to go one better. In this [...]

March 11, 2019 Interviews, News
Sam Todd steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

Sam Todd steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

Willstrop leads English charge as People’s Sunday attracts full house By SEAN REUTHE at the East Wintergarden The opening day of action at the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic saw a quartet of Englishmen claim victories on ‘People’s [...]

March 10, 2019 News