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Paul Coll and Camille Serme take Nantes titles

Paul Coll and Camille Serme take Nantes titles

Serme sinks Sobhy to claim home win By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.3, and home favourite, Camille Serme, and New Zealand’s Paul Coll are the champions of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital, after they won their respective matches at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne on [...]

September 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mak-nifique! Joel Makin wins marathon battle to halt home hero Greg Marche

Mak-nifique! Joel Makin wins marathon battle to halt home hero Greg Marche

Serme meets Sobhy in Nantes women’s final By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin fought back from two games down to reach the final of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital after beating home favourite Gregoire Marche in front of a partisan crowd at the Chateau des [...]

September 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

No.2 seeds Coll and Perry survive scares in France

No.2 seeds Coll and Perry survive scares in France

Willstrop falls to Zahed; Nantes semi-finals switch to best of five By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s Paul Coll and England’s Sarah-Jane Perry are through to the semi finals of the Open de France – Nantes after both surviving scares in their last eight clashes at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne. [...]

September 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Cash boost takes US Open prize fund to $371,000

Cash boost takes US Open prize fund to $371,000

  World’s best head for season’s first PSA Platinum event in Philly By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s top squash players will compete for the first PSA Platinum title of the 2019-20 season between October 5-12 as Philadelphia’s Drexel University hosts the 2019 FS Investments U.S Open Squash Championships. The U.S. Open [...]

September 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Women’s Squash Week sets new targets

Women’s Squash Week sets new targets

Move to attract more female coaches By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Women’s Squash Week returns from September 23-29 to raise the profile of women’s squash across England and the world. The week-long campaign will celebrate and showcase women’s squash at every level from playing to coaching and highlight the contribution women make to [...]

September 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Joel Makin and Greg Marche make it a special night in Nantes

Joel Makin and Greg Marche make it a special night in Nantes

Top seed Rosner is out as Hammamy halts Waters By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nantes France’s Gregoire Marche is through to the semi finals of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital after a spectacular victory over Germany’s top seed Simon Rösner at the glorious Chateau des ducs [...]

September 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Reigning Nantes champions are shattered at the Chateau

Reigning Nantes champions are shattered at the Chateau

James and Gilis fall to Castagnet and Whitlock By MATT COLES in Nantes Both Nele Gilis and Declan James, the winners of the last year’s titles, are out of this year’s Open de France – Nantes, after being beaten by England’s Emily Whitlock and France’s Mathieu Castagnet at the spectacular Chateau des ducs de Bretagne. [...]

September 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Selby falls to Lake as French wild cards advance in Nantes

Selby falls to Lake as French wild cards advance in Nantes

French celebrate early success in Nantes By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nantes There was a major English shock as France’s Benjamin Aubert and Enora Villard have made the most of their wildcard spots, as they both won their first round matches at the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor [...]

September 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Laura Massaro to take on mentoring role at England Squash

Laura Massaro to take on mentoring role at England Squash

‘I have a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on and I’m looking forward to it’ By DONNA HALMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England Squash has finalised a long-term mentoring agreement with Laura Massaro that will see the former World No.1 develop and nurture England’s younger generation of female players. Massaro, 35, called time [...]

September 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Egypt’s El Tayeb and ElShorbagy beat world No.1s to lift China Open titles

Egypt’s El Tayeb and ElShorbagy beat world No.1s to lift China Open titles

Nour powers past Raneem as Mo throws down gauntlet to Ali By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai  Egypt’s World No.5 Nour El Tayeb and World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy lifted the first titles of the new season after defeating compatriots and World No.1s Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag to claim the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open, [...]

September 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Patrick Rooney rules in Madeira

Patrick Rooney rules in Madeira

Ford stalls in final after stirring comeback to tournament play By RICARDO SARDINHA – Squash Mad Correspondent Patrick Rooney confirmed his number one seed status and defeated Tom Ford, by 3-1, in the final of the International Tournament of Madeira. In an all-English battle the higher ranked player put an end to Tom Ford’s fairytale [...]

September 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Robbie Downer takes Lexden title

Robbie Downer takes Lexden title

Downer halts Harris in showcase final By MIKE HEGARTY  Robbie Downer won the inaugural Lexden Open PSA Satellite event, beating Mike Harris before an enthusiastic crowd at the Colchester club. Downer overcame Nick Mulvey in the semi-finals, while Harris fought back from a game down to beat Robbie Dadds. Semi Final 1: Rob Downer beat [...]

September 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Rivalries resumed as Egyptians contest China finals

Rivalries resumed as Egyptians contest China finals

Husband and wife bring new season to life, but mighty Mo wants that No.1 ranking back By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai Egypt’s World No.5 Nour El Tayeb swept aside compatriot and 2019 British Open champion Nouran Gohar to book her place in the final of the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open PSA World Tour Gold [...]

September 7, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Happy Hania El Hammamy halts Joelle King in Shanghai shock

Happy Hania El Hammamy halts Joelle King in Shanghai shock

ElShorbagy brothers to clash in semi-final By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai Egypt’s World No.15 Hania El Hammamy stunned New Zealand’s World No.6 Joelle King to reach her first PSA World Tour Gold tournament semi-finals at the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open in Shanghai. The recently-crowned World Junior champion continued to upset the seedings after knocking [...]

September 6, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy fights back to halt Lucas Serme

Mohamed ElShorbagy fights back to halt Lucas Serme

‘Lucas and I used to train together; I’m so glad to see him reaching his potential’ By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy survived a scare against France’s World No.35 Lucas Serme after he was forced to come from 2-0 down to book his place in the quarter finals of [...]

September 6, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0