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World Squash Day: some personal reflections

World Squash Day: some personal reflections

World Squash Day: some personal reflections By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent The day before yesterday, 20th October 2018, a Facebook memory from 6 years ago appeared on my timeline. I am not normally one to share these, but this time I felt it appropriate as it represented a bit of a watershed moment [...]

October 23, 2018 James Roberts News 0

Nour El Tayeb takes first Weymuller title after beating Sarah-Jane Perry in Brooklyn showdown

Nour El Tayeb takes first Weymuller title after beating Sarah-Jane Perry in Brooklyn showdown

Nour hits the Heights in Casino Classic By LINDA ELRIANI – Squash Mad Correspondent in Brooklyn Nour El Tayeb added the Carol Weymuller Open to her trophy cabinet after a titanic tussle with England’s Sarah-Jane Perry at the Heights Casino club in Brooklyn, New York. El Tayeb’s incredible range of skills saw her triumph 11-8, [...]

October 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Essay: The power, precision and perplexity of squash

Essay: The power, precision and perplexity of squash

Squash and TV is a lingering issue for these amazing athletes By HECTOR CAPPELLETTI – Squash Mad Guest Columnist Squash Mad is delighted to welcome guest columnist Hector Cappelletti. Hector normally writes about cricket, but we are pleased to reproduce his column on his visit to St George’s Hill to watch the Channel VAS Championship. [...]

October 22, 2018 Hector Cappelletti Comment, News 1
Nour El Tayeb meets Sarah-Jane Perry in Weymuller final

Nour El Tayeb meets Sarah-Jane Perry in Weymuller final

After losing first game 15-17, Perry says ‘I’m more confident in my fitness than I used to be’ By LINDA ELRIANI in Brooklyn Top seed Nour El Tayeb meets England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, the number two seed, in the final of [...]

October 22, 2018 News
Tarek Momen wins Channel VAS Championship to end trophy drought

Tarek Momen wins Channel VAS Championship to end trophy drought

‘It’s been four years since I won a title’ By SEAN REUTHE in Weybridge World No.4 Tarek Momen has ended a four-year trophy drought after beating fellow Egyptian Ali Farag 3-2 to win the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s [...]

October 21, 2018 News
Sarah-Jane Perry sinks Amanda Sobhy after stunning battle at Heights Casino

Sarah-Jane Perry sinks Amanda Sobhy after stunning battle at Heights Casino

It’s Egypt v England in both Weymuller semi-finals By LINDA ELRIANI at Heights Casino England’s number two seed Sarah-Jane Perry dug deep to fight back from two games down to overcome America’s Amanda Sobhy in the quarter-finals of the Carol [...]

October 21, 2018 News
Ali Farag meets Tarek Momen in all-Egyptian Channel VAS final

Ali Farag meets Tarek Momen in all-Egyptian Channel VAS final

‘Playing the sponsor got me ready for this’ says Farag By SEAN REUTHE in Weybridge Egyptian pair Ali Farag and Tarek Momen will line up against each other in the final of the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s Hill [...]

October 20, 2018 News
Three Brits in Carol Weymuller quarter-finals

Three Brits in Carol Weymuller quarter-finals

Two USA-England clashes at Heights Casino By LINDA ELRIANI in Brooklyn There are two England-USA battles in the quarter-finals of the Carol Weymuller Open as No.2 seed Sarah-Jane Perry meets a resurgent Amanda Sobhy and No.3 seed Alison Waters aims [...]

October 20, 2018 News
Ali Farag leads Egyptian trio into Weybridge semi-finals

Ali Farag leads Egyptian trio into Weybridge semi-finals

Momen gains revenge over Coll By SEAN REUTHE A trio of Egyptian players will line up in the semi-finals of the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s Hill as Ali Farag, Karim Abdel Gawad and Tarek Momen all claimed victories [...]

October 19, 2018 News
Home hero Tom Richards tames Omar Mosaad

Home hero Tom Richards tames Omar Mosaad

‘That result has been coming for a few years’ By SEAN REUTHE World No.30 Tom Richards delighted spectators at St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club as he upset former World No.3 Omar Mosaad to reach the quarter-finals of the Channel [...]

October 19, 2018 News
Magnificent Makin stuns world champion ElShorbagy in Channel VAS

Magnificent Makin stuns world champion ElShorbagy in Channel VAS

Welsh wizard wins three tiebreaks against world No.1 By SEAN REUTHE World No.33 Joel Makin earned the biggest victory of his career to date after he claimed a dramatic win over World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy in Weybridge to send the [...]

October 18, 2018 News
James Willstrop leads English charge on day one of Channel VAS tournament

James Willstrop leads English charge on day one of Channel VAS tournament

Declan James stops Ade Waller in another marathon battle By SEAN REUTHE  Former World No.1 James Willstrop led a trio of fellow Englishmen into the second round of the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s Hill after he beat Egypt’s [...]

October 16, 2018 News
Stars shine on World Squash Day

Stars shine on World Squash Day

Royalty joins the party during global celebration of the game By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash centres in all corners of the globe hosted a wide variety of events to highlight the sport’s appeal to mark the [...]

October 16, 2018 Growing the game, News
World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The World Squash Day was celebrated with much fanfare here in South East Asia, with nations such as Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and [...]

October 16, 2018 Growing the game, News
Hong Kong Open commits to equal prize money

Hong Kong Open commits to equal prize money

Ramy Ashour in same half of the draw as top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy By SEAN REUTHE The 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open has committed to offering equal prize money for the first time, with $329,000 split [...]

October 15, 2018 News