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Nour El Sherbini and Karim Gawad qualify for PSA World Tour Finals

Nour El Sherbini and Karim Gawad qualify for PSA World Tour Finals

Joel Makin in fifth place as chase hots up for finale in Egypt By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini and Karim Abdel Gawad have qualified for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals after they claimed the PSA Women’s World Championship and CIB Egyptian Squash Open titles, respectively. Former World No.1 [...]

November 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Fifth British Junior Closed title for Sam Todd as Denis Gilevskiy makes history for Ireland

Fifth British Junior Closed title for Sam Todd as Denis Gilevskiy makes history for Ireland

Top titles for Todd and Adderley By ELIZABETH BOTCHERBY – Squash Mad Correspondent The Dunlop British Junior Championships 2019 reached a dramatic conclusion as eight of the top seeds triumphed, with Ireland’s Denis Gilevskiy making history by becoming the first Irishman to lift the Boys Under 17 title. Champions were crowned from five English counties, [...]

November 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

British Juniors: Lewis Anderson topples Max Forster to set up showdown with Sam Todd

British Juniors: Lewis Anderson topples Max Forster to set up showdown with Sam Todd

Anderson aims for flying finale By ELIZABETH BOTCHERBY – Squash Mad Correspondent Warwickshire’s Lewis Anderson overcame top seed Max Forster (Northumbria) in a thrilling four-setter to reach his second consecutive Dunlop British Junior Championships (BJC) BU19 final on the all-glass show court at the University of Nottingham. The 3/4 seed Anderson, the World Junior bronze [...]

November 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini takes fourth world title after producing power and perfection at the Pyramids

Nour El Sherbini takes fourth world title after producing power and perfection at the Pyramids

Back from a knee injury, Nour wins world title and $61,000 in prize money  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini celebrated her 24th birthday in style as she captured her fourth World Championship trophy after overcoming compatriot and World No.1 Raneem El Welily in front of Cairo’s spectacular Great Pyramid [...]

November 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nouran Gohar goes back up to No.2 in the world

Nouran Gohar goes back up to No.2 in the world

British and US Open triumphs confirm her return to top form By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Nouran Gohar has returned to World No.2 in the PSA Women’s World Rankings. Gohar reached a career-high ranking of World No.2 in January 2017 but a loss of form and motivation saw her drop out of [...]

November 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Adrian Waller breaks into world top 20

Adrian Waller breaks into world top 20

Another new England number one By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER Ever since Nick Matthew retired, England has witnessed something of a merry-go-round as James Willstrop, Daryl Selby and Declan James have enjoyed spells as the new national number one. Now we can add Adrian Waller to the list. Waller, from a squash-loving family in [...]

November 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt’s Raneem and Nour meet in local battle to rule the world

Egypt’s Raneem and Nour meet in local battle to rule the world

Home rule for Egyptian squash dynasty By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Three years on from becoming the first female squash players in history to contest a final in front of Cairo’s spectacular Great Pyramid of Giza, World No.1 Raneem El Welily and World No.4 Nour El Sherbini will once again go head-to-head at [...]

October 31, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hania El Hammamy stuns Camille Serme to reach World semi-finals

Hania El Hammamy stuns Camille Serme to reach World semi-finals

Teenager’s win means last four are all Egyptian By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian World Junior Champion Hania El Hammamy claimed the biggest win of her career to date as she completed a stunning comeback from two games down to upset World No.4 Camille Serme at the foot of the iconic Great Pyramid [...]

October 30, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Tayeb concedes World quarter-final

Nour El Tayeb concedes World quarter-final

Top seed Raneem El Welily through to meet Nouran Gohar By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily will appear in the semi-finals of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship in front of Cairo’s historic Great Pyramid of Giza after her quarter-final fixture with World No.3 Nour El Tayeb was [...]

October 29, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Another Egyptian starlet lights up the Pyramids

Another Egyptian starlet lights up the Pyramids

At 19, world junior champion Hania claims last-eight berth By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World Junior Champion Hania El Hammamy has claimed her first ever quarter-final berth at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship after overcoming Malaysia’s World No.48 Sivasangari Subramaniam today in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The 19-year-old El [...]

October 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egyptian stars set up blockbuster battle at Pyramids

Egyptian stars set up blockbuster battle at Pyramids

El Welily and El Tayeb set to clash By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily and World No.3 Nour El Tayeb will face off in a blockbuster quarter-final contest at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship after the pair claimed respective wins over England’s Alison Waters and Egypt’s Salma Hany [...]

October 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

‘I was feeling nervous’ admits No.2 seed  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champion Nour El Sherbini recovered from a slow start against Canada’s Hollie Naughton to book her third round spot at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship as the highest-profile tournament in the sport returned to the iconic Great Pyramid of [...]

October 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

‘That was massive for me’ says Makin By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin claimed a huge upset in the men’s CIB Egyptian Squash Open as he ousted Egypt’s No.2 seed Tarek Momen to get his first win over the World No.3 at the third attempt. It came on an amazing day [...]

October 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

‘I’m concentrating on the court, not the view’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily, World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and World No.5 Nouran Gohar all claimed wins on day two of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship to secure a place on the iconic glass court held in [...]

October 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Cornell fresher beats Harvard legend Sobhy By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Malaysia’s World No.48 Sivasangari Subramaniam caused the biggest upset on day one of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship as she shocked United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy at Cairo’s Shooting Club to claim her first ever win over a top 10 [...]

October 24, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0