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Ali Farag faces Karim Gawad for the Black Ball title … and the world number one slot

Ali Farag faces Karim Gawad for the Black Ball title … and the world number one slot

Gawad wins 90-minute Momen marathon By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo Egypt’s World No.2 Ali Farag and World No.9 Karim Abdel Gawad will meet in the final of the CIB Black Ball Squash Open PSA Platinum event, after they defeated New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Egypt’s Tarek Momen in the semi-finals, respectively. Farag defeated World No.7 [...]

December 8, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Karim Gawad stuns world champion Mohamed ElShorbagy in Black Ball thriller

Karim Gawad stuns world champion Mohamed ElShorbagy in Black Ball thriller

Coll rocks Rosner to reach semi-finals By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo Egypt’s former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad produced the shock of the tournament after he downed current World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy to reach the semi-finals of the CIB Black Ball Squash Open PSA Platinum tournament in Cairo, Egypt. The Black Ball Squash Open is [...]

December 8, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Top seeds Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag power through in Cairo

Top seeds Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag power through in Cairo

Simon Rösner hits back from 0-2 down to beat Greg Marche By ELLIE MAWSON  in Cairo  Egypt’s World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy and World No.2 Ali Farag both prevailed to reach the quarter-finals of the CIB Black Ball Squash Open, along with the other top seeds on day four of the PSA Platinum tournament in Cairo, [...]

December 6, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0
Asal and Mosaad walk tall at Black Ball Open

Asal and Mosaad walk tall at Black Ball Open

‘It feels amazing to play Ali Farag – he is my idol’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo Egyptians Mostafa Asal and Omar Mosaad both enjoyed huge wins as round two of the CIB Black Ball Squash Open PSA Platinum tournament [...]

December 6, 2018 News
Mohamed takes it to the Max

Mohamed takes it to the Max

Top seed Elshorbagy: Now for Yow By ELLIE MAWSON Egypt’s World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy got his tournament off to a winning start on the second day of action at the CIB Black Ball Squash Open PSA Platinum tournament in Cairo, [...]

December 4, 2018 News
Egyptian outsiders are on the Ball in first round

Egyptian outsiders are on the Ball in first round

Essam and El Hammamy bounce through Black Ball openers By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo Egypt’s Shehab Essam and Karim El Hammamy both claimed big wins on the opening day of action at the CIB Black Ball Squash Open in Cairo, [...]

December 3, 2018 News
Simon Rösner rises up the rankings to a career-high place of number three in the world

Simon Rösner rises up the rankings to a career-high place of number three in the world

Nice guy Simon keeps improving By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Everyone likes to see the good guys do well. So I am sure that a chorus of warm feelings echoed round Planet Squash when the latest PSA men’s rankings [...]

December 2, 2018 News
Raneem El Welily returns to the top of the world rankings

Raneem El Welily returns to the top of the world rankings

Egypt’s phenomenal depth of quality By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Egypt’s Raneem El Welily has reclaimed the number one spot in the PSA Women’s World Rankings for December 2018. In a sport currently dominated by Egyptians, she has overtaken [...]

December 2, 2018 News
Low Wee Wern wins in Singapore

Low Wee Wern wins in Singapore

Low Wee Wern produces A-game on final day to win Singapore title By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seed Low Wee Wern put on her A-game on the final day to comfortably see off the challenge [...]

December 1, 2018 News
Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi to contest in Singapore final

Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi to contest in Singapore final

Young Indians run halted by top seeds By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi will play for the title here in Singapore tomorrow after both saw off their surprise [...]

November 30, 2018 News
Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Tanvi Khanna and Sunayna Kuruvilla upset the seeding to go into last four By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It was a good day for India on quarter-finals day as both their representatives took out higher ranked [...]

November 29, 2018 News
Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Tanvi Khanna leads a trio of upsets in Singapore By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor India’s Tanvi Khanna continued her giant-killing run at the Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open, taking out fourth seed Colette Sultana in straight games. [...]

November 28, 2018 News
Joelle King books her place in the World Series Finals

Joelle King books her place in the World Series Finals

Hong Kong title clinches place for Kiwi King By SEAN REUTHE New Zealand’s Joelle King has qualified for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals after she beat Egypt’s Raneem El Welily in Saturday’s Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash [...]

November 27, 2018 News
Allam British Open moves to the University of Hull

Allam British Open moves to the University of Hull

Equal prize money split in $330,000 fund By ALAN THATCHER  The Allam British Open, the oldest and most established professional squash tournament in the world, will have a new home from 2019 after an agreement was reached today that will [...]

November 27, 2018 Growing the game, News
Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

No joy for local hopefuls By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open 2018 kicked off this afternoon with five local hopefuls aiming to progress into the next round. Things did not start great [...]

November 27, 2018 News