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Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Selby survives Simpson showdown By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Scotland’s Greg Lobban overpowered England’s Richie Fallows in straight games to become the first Scot since John White in 2007 to reach the last four of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships in Nottingham. It took Lobban 49 minutes to overcome Fallows 11-5, [...]

February 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Yorkshire teenager faces former champion Castagnet in People’s Sunday first round By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE British Under-23 champion Sam Todd has been named as the wildcard at next month’s Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic, and is keen to follow in the footsteps of Pontefract team-mate James Willstrop. Sixteen years ago, the 19-year-old [...]

February 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Stewart so close to shock win in Nottingham By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Daryl Selby survived an epic scare in the first round of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships, fighting from 2-0 down to overcome Scotland’s Rory Stewart: 9-11, 12-14, 11-6, 11-9, 11-8. The pair fought it out on court [...]

February 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

‘Squash is in the best position it has ever been; we have made huge strides over the past decade’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent and SEAN REUTHE (PSA Media)  The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash [...]

February 14, 2019 Growing the game, News
Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Colourful concept takes shape as front wall turns into giant interactive screen By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor  The presentation of professional squash will move up a notch when an interactive front wall will feature in the forthcoming PSA [...]

February 14, 2019 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

‘Everywhere I go, people ask if I’m going to play a triple fake’   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop is well known for his love of the theatre. He has added another string to his bow by [...]

February 11, 2019 News
Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Record prize money in Zurich By SEAN REUTHE  A world-class draw, featuring eight of the world’s top 10 players, will line up at Zurich’s Halle 622 between March 26-31 as the battle for the prestigious Grasshopper Cup, PSA World Tour [...]

February 8, 2019 News
Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

‘I hope to be fit for the World Champs and beyond’ By DONNA HELMER Top seed and former national champion Sarah-Jane Perry has withdrawn from next week’s AJ Bell British National Squash Championships following a long-standing injury. Perry’s withdrawal means [...]

February 8, 2019 News
Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Record prize money in Toronto By ELLIE MAWSON New Zealand’s World No.6 Paul Coll will headline a high-quality draw at the Troilus Canada Cup Squash, with the PSA Silver tournament taking place in Toronto between March 3-7 after the main [...]

February 7, 2019 News
British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

Local hero Declan James could meet favourite in semi-finals By DONNA HELMER Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop and former national champion Daryl Selby, ranked 16 and 17 in the world respectively are seeded to meet in the final of [...]

February 5, 2019 News
Nour El Tayeb topples Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

Nour El Tayeb topples Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

‘Tesni is smarter than me; I love her dearly’ says champion Nour By BOB BOTTI – Squash Mad Correspondent in Cleveland Top seed Nour El Tayeb had to play outstanding squash to overcome a phenomenal challenge from Tesni Evans in [...]

February 5, 2019 News
Perry and Massaro seeded to meet in Nationals final

Perry and Massaro seeded to meet in Nationals final

Champion Evans faces possible rematch with Lust By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Sarah-Jane Perry and former World No.1 Laura Massaro are seeded to meet in the final of the AJ Bell British National Squash [...]

February 4, 2019 News
Nour El Tayeb meets Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

Nour El Tayeb meets Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

English stars fall in semi-finals By JERMAINE XABA and BOB BOTTI – Squash Mad Correspondents in Cleveland Top seeds Nour El Tayeb and Tesni Evans will contest the final of the Cleveland Classic after beating Alison Waters and Victoria Lust [...]

February 4, 2019 News
Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are Edinburgh champions

Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are Edinburgh champions

‘Let please – I’m 2-0 down and getting hammered’ begs weary Willstrop By STEVE CUBBINS – Squash Mad Correspondent in Edinburgh Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are the 2019 Edinburgh Sports Club Open champions after comprehensive victories in today’s [...]

February 3, 2019 News
Mohamed Abouelghar beats Diego Elias in epic Motor City Open final

Mohamed Abouelghar beats Diego Elias in epic Motor City Open final

‘I’m so happy. Diego is a great player and makes you work so hard. You just have to grind it out’ By MATT SCHOCH in Detroit As he had all week, Mohamed Abouelghar took the long, tough road on Saturday [...]

February 3, 2019 News