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Karim Abdel Gawad aims to keep ToC in Egyptian hands

Karim Abdel Gawad aims to keep ToC in Egyptian hands

‘This is a unique, amazing venue and it was a dream come true to have my name on the trophy’ By SEAN REUTHE   Title holder Karim Abdel Gawad is looking forward to returning to one of squash’s most unique locations when he lines up at New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal to compete at [...]

January 14, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Nour El Sherbini claims historic Saudi Women’s Masters crown

Nour El Sherbini claims historic Saudi Women’s Masters crown

Historic moment for Egyptian stars By NATHAN CLARKE   World No.1 Nour El Sherbini triumphed over compatriot Raneem El Welily – the woman she lost to in the final of last month’s Women’s AJ Bell PSA World Championship final – to win the inaugural Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today (January [...]

January 13, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

PSA launch “real-time statistics tracking” with InteractiveSquash

PSA launch “real-time statistics tracking” with InteractiveSquash

System to launch during Swedish Open By NATHAN CLARKE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that they will trial a pioneering new statistical tracking system during the 2018 UCS Swedish Open, which takes place between February 8-11, in a move that will see professional squash analysed in greater depth than ever before. Developed [...]

January 12, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Egyptian rivals Nour El Sherbini and Raneem El Welily face another showdown in Saudi final

Egyptian rivals Nour El Sherbini and Raneem El Welily face another showdown in Saudi final

Repeat of World final By SEAN REUTHE   World No.1 Nour El Sherbini and World Champion Raneem El Welily will go head-to-head in a repeat of last month’s Women’s AJ Bell PSA World Championship final after the duo prevailed on semi-finals day to reach the title-decider of the inaugural Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters, World [...]

January 12, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Egyptian quarter reach Saudi semi-finals

Egyptian quarter reach Saudi semi-finals

Nour El Tayeb’s first win over Nicol David By SEAN REUTHE   World No.7 Nour El Tayeb claimed her first ever victory over eight-time World Champion Nicol David to become one of four Egyptian semi-finalists at the 2018 Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters – making it the first time ever that all four semi-final spots [...]

January 10, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Nour El Tayeb fights back to beat Camille Serme in Saudi Masters

Nour El Tayeb fights back to beat Camille Serme in Saudi Masters

Sarah-Jane Perry is lone Brit after beating Tesni Evans By SEAN REUTHE   Egyptian World No.7 Nour El Tayeb mounted a superb fightback from two games down in Riyadh to send second seed Camille Serme out of the inaugural Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters, PSA World Series tournament at the second round stage. The pair [...]

January 10, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Dream come true for wild card Nada Abo Alnaja in Saudi Masters

Dream come true for wild card Nada Abo Alnaja in Saudi Masters

Serme sets up blockbuster with Nour El Tayeb By SEAN REUTHE   Tournament wildcard Nada Abo Alnaja became the first Saudi woman ever to compete on the PSA World Tour after the Riyadh-born 32-year-old featured on day two of the 2018 Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters, World Series tournament. Alnaja, who now resides in Jeddah, [...]

January 9, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Nour El Sherbini starts in style in Saudi Arabia

Nour El Sherbini starts in style in Saudi Arabia

First women’s event in Saudi By SEAN REUTHE    World No.1 Nour El Sherbini moved into round two of the inaugural Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters after the Egyptian saw off France’s Coline Aumard on day one of the historic World Series tournament taking place at The Green Halls in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi [...]

January 7, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Sam Todd and Jonah Bryant win British junior titles for England

Sam Todd and Jonah Bryant win British junior titles for England

First home wins since 1995 By ROD GILMOUR in Birmingham   England enjoyed a successful week at the Dunlop British Junior Open in Birmingham, winning two boys’ titles for the first time since 1995. Sam Todd won his second BJO title following a composed 3-1 win in the Under-15 final against an impressive Neel Joshi [...]

January 7, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Egyptians dominate day two of British Junior Open

Egyptians dominate day two of British Junior Open

By DONNA HELMER   Day two of the Dunlop British Junior Open confirmed the dominance of junior Egyptian squash, after at least one player from the country reached each of the quarter-finals across the tournament’s ten categories. A total of 35 players from the North African country will battle it out on day three of [...]

January 4, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Top seeds sail through in British Junior Open

Top seeds sail through in British Junior Open

Birmingham welcomes 620 aspiring squash stars  By DONNA HELMER   The opening day of the Dunlop British Junior Open (BJO) saw an array of thrills and spills as 620 budding young squash stars took to the courts across Birmingham to welcome the 2018 edition of the historic tournament in style. Youngsters from 39 countries as [...]

January 4, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Gregory Gaultier defends Swedish Open title

Gregory Gaultier defends Swedish Open title

World No.1 seeded to meet  Ali Farag in final By SEAN REUTHE   World No.1 Gregory Gaultier will return to defend his UCS Swedish Open title between February 8-11, 2018 as he headlines a top-class draw that will battle it out for the PSA M70 title inside Linköping Sporthall. Gaultier, who turned 35 last month, [...]

January 3, 2018 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Tight at the top as Mohamed ElShorbagy advances on Gregory Gaultier

Tight at the top as Mohamed ElShorbagy advances on Gregory Gaultier

Egyptians dominate PSA men’s rankings for January 2018 By SEAN REUTHE   The release of the PSA Men’s World Rankings today (January 1) has seen Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy cut the gap between himself and current World No.1 Gregory Gaultier to just 43 points after his PSA World Championship triumph earlier this month in Manchester. ElShorbagy, [...]

January 2, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Raneem El Welily closes in on Nour El Sherbini

Raneem El Welily closes in on Nour El Sherbini

Egyptians tussle at the top of the rankings By SEAN REUTHE   World Champion Raneem El Welily has closed the gap between herself and current World No.1 Nour El Sherbini after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for January were released today (January 1). El Welily, 28, defeated El Sherbini in the final of the women’s [...]

January 2, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Nick Matthew avoids upset as James Willstrop exits Worlds through illness

Nick Matthew avoids upset as James Willstrop exits Worlds through illness

George Parker pushes England legend to the limit By SEAN REUTHE   Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew led four of his fellow Englishmen through to the second round of the 2017 Men’s AJ Bell PSA World Championship as the sport’s most prestigious tournament got under way today (December 10) in Manchester’s National Squash Centre. But [...]

December 10, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0