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Weymuller Open: Sheffield move pays off for Donna Lobban

Weymuller Open: Sheffield move pays off for Donna Lobban

Aussie beats Alison Waters to set up clash with top seed Nouran Gohar By MATT COLES and ALAN THATCHER Australia’s Donna Lobban revealed the benefits of her move to Sheffield as she overcame England’s vastly experienced Alison Waters in the second round of the Carol Weymuller Open at Heights Casino in Brooklyn. Lobban and her [...]

January 24, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Shocks in Weymuller Open first round

Shocks in Weymuller Open first round

Lobban and Mohamed upset seedings in Brooklyn By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent Australia’s Donna Lobban and Egypt’s Farida Mohamed upset the seedings to beat Belgium’s Nele Gilis and South African Alexandra Fuller to reach the second round of the Carol Weymuller Open in Brooklyn. In the first match of the tournament at the [...]

January 23, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag headline Windy City Open draws

Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag headline Windy City Open draws

Raneem aims for a fourth Chicago title By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian World No.1s Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag will top their respective draws at The Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family in Chicago, held between February 27 and March 4. The glass court will be staged in the [...]

January 22, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Diego Elias and Marwan ElShorbagy seeded to meet in Motor City Open Final

Diego Elias and Marwan ElShorbagy seeded to meet in Motor City Open Final

Quality draw in Detroit By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent Peru’s World No.6 Diego Elias and Egypt’s World No.8 Marwan ElShorbagy are seeded to meet in the final of the Motor City Open when the tournament takes place in Detroit between February 5-9. The tournament’s No.1 seed Elias will face either England’s Nathan Lake [...]

January 22, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Tayeb and Joelle King seeded to meet in Cleveland Classic Final

Nour El Tayeb and Joelle King seeded to meet in Cleveland Classic Final

Defending champion El Tayeb aims to bounce back after ToC disappointment By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s World No.4 Nour El Tayeb and New Zealand’s World No.6 Joelle King are seeded to meet in the final of the Cleveland Classic after the main draw for the PSA World Tour Bronze event was released [...]

January 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Camille Serme clinch places at PSA World Tour Finals

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Camille Serme clinch places at PSA World Tour Finals

Grand Central champs on track for Egypt finals    By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent After taking the spoils at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City, both Camille Serme and Mohamed ElShorbagy have booked their places at the season ending PSA World Tour Finals 2019-20 in June. The pair lifted [...]

January 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

World champion Tarek Momen heads Troilus Canada Cup entry

World champion Tarek Momen heads Troilus Canada Cup entry

Momen, Coll, Elias and Makin are top four seeds in Toronto By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent The entry list for the 2020 Troilus Gold Canada Cup has been announced, with World Champion Tarek Momen headlining the 24-strong field heading to Toronto at the end of February. There will be four venues that play host [...]

January 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Camille Serme and Mohamed ElShorbagy take ToC titles

Camille Serme and Mohamed ElShorbagy take ToC titles

Mo back at No.1 as Camille beats Egypt 5-0 By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy and France’s Camille Serme lifted the 2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions titles as they overcame World Champions Tarek Momen and Nour El Sherbini in New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal to win the first PSA [...]

January 18, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy one match away from regaining world No.1 spot after reaching ToC final

Mohamed ElShorbagy one match away from regaining world No.1 spot after reaching ToC final

Two grand finals ready to roll at Grand Central By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy will reclaim the World No.1 spot from current incumbent Ali Farag if he can overcome World Champion Tarek Momen tonight at New York’s Grand Central Terminal when they go head-to-head in the final of the prestigious [...]

January 17, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

End of the line for Brits as Perry and Makin bow out at Grand Central

End of the line for Brits as Perry and Makin bow out at Grand Central

Brutal Mo hunts number one spot By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World Champion Nour El Sherbini put on a masterclass of attacking squash earlier today at New York’s Grand Central Terminal to end a three-match losing streak against England’s Sarah-Jane Perry and book her place in the semi-finals of the 2020 J.P. Morgan [...]

January 16, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Emily Whitlock fights back to send home hope Amanda Sobhy off the rails at Grand Central

Emily Whitlock fights back to send home hope Amanda Sobhy off the rails at Grand Central

‘I was lost out there but the last three games showed how well I’ve been playing’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.27 Emily Whitlock claimed one of the biggest wins of her career as she completed a stunning comeback from two games down at New York’s Grand Central Terminal to beat US [...]

January 12, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

“I feel like a kid again,” says Gregory Gaultier as 37-year-old French ace celebrates wildly after ToC comeback win

“I feel like a kid again,” says Gregory Gaultier as 37-year-old French ace celebrates wildly after ToC comeback win

Jiving General will need to be on his toes as he faces Asal, half his age and a deadly danger By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Former World No.1 and World Champion Gregory Gaultier made a sensational return to the PSA World Tour after 15 months out of action through injury as the 37-year-old [...]

January 11, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Home hopes Harrity and Hanson fall on day one of the ToC in New York

Home hopes Harrity and Hanson fall on day one of the ToC in New York

Gaultier back on court today against Mosaad By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2020 edition of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, PSA World Tour Platinum event got under way in New York yesterday with two of the three US players in action falling to narrow 3-2 defeats under the chandeliers of Grand [...]

January 10, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini back in her favourite city

Nour El Sherbini back in her favourite city

‘My injury hasn’t fully healed but I’m trying to maintain my form’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Four-time World Champion Nour El Sherbini will return to her favourite city when the Egyptian competes for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title in New York’s Grand Central Terminal next week. The Egyptian is aiming [...]

January 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 1

Sam Todd powers through to BJO title

Sam Todd powers through to BJO title

‘I played well and didn’t let him in’ By ELIZABETH BOTCHERBY – Squash Mad Correspondent Yorkshire squash sensation Sam Todd was crowned Dunlop British Junior Open champion (BJO) for the third time as he cruised to victory in the boys’ under 17s at the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness today. His win represents England’s [...]

January 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0