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The Great Ball of China: Women’s World Team Champs head for Dalian

The Great Ball of China: Women’s World Team Champs head for Dalian

Seven all-glass courts will be on site for Women’s World Teams By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The first world squash championship ever to be held in China will take place in September when the city of Dalian hosts the 2018 WSF Women’s World Team Championship. Dalian, a major city and seaport [...]

April 27, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

World Masters heads to Poland in 2020

World Masters heads to Poland in 2020

With 33 courts, Hasta La Vista is world’s biggest squash club By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The World Squash Federation (WSF) has awarded the rights to host the 2020 World Masters Squash Championships to Poland. Fittingly, the world championships boasting the biggest field will take place at the world’s biggest club [...]

April 24, 2018 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Kiwis top medal table as Aussies move Games courts to a new national centre By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   While Squash relished its sixth appearance in the Commonwealth Games since making its debut in Malaysia in 1998, hosts Australia together with New Zealand and England shared the gold medals in the [...]

April 20, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Golden finale for David Palmer and Joelle King in Commonwealth Games

Golden finale for David Palmer and Joelle King in Commonwealth Games

‘I fly to El Gouna at 5am and will spend the first day on the beach’ says King By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   It was fitting that the final match on the final day of 11 days of intense Commonwealth Games Squash competition at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast produced a [...]

April 15, 2018 Howard Harding News 1

Cousins Cam Pilley and Donna Urquhart claim Mixed Doubles gold

Cousins Cam Pilley and Donna Urquhart claim Mixed Doubles gold

‘So special to win a gold medal in front of family and friends who never get to see you play’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley, an Aussie pairing that has only been together for eight months, claimed Commonwealth Games Squash gold after winning the Mixed Doubles [...]

April 14, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Family affair as Aussies meet India in mixed doubles final

Family affair as Aussies meet India in mixed doubles final

Trio of British teams in men’s semi-finals  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   India and hosts Australia will go head-to-head in a surprise Commonwealth Games Squash Mixed Doubles final after the top two seeds failed to survive today’s three-game semi-finals at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast, Australia. It was the end of [...]

April 14, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

India and Malaysia spring shocks in Gold Coast doubles

India and Malaysia spring shocks in Gold Coast doubles

Family ties make Indian pair a tougher team in Commonwealth mixed event By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   With medals in sight as competition intensified on the first day of knockout action in the Commonwealth Games Squash Doubles in Gold Coast, Australia, it was athletes from India and Malaysia who upset the [...]

April 12, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Squash celebrates 20 years at the Commonwealth Games

Squash celebrates 20 years at the Commonwealth Games

Squash displaying all the ingredients to make it an Olympic sport, says WSF chief By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   A strong united delegation of senior officials of the World Squash Federation (WSF), joined by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), are in Gold Coast this week to attend the XXI Commonwealth Games, [...]

April 12, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Indian men’s pair sink sixth seeds Wales By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   After a day two count of 30 pool matches spread across five courts, Commonwealth Games Squash action moves into the knockout stages on Thursday in the Women’s and Mixed Doubles at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast, Australia. A crucial [...]

April 11, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Huge win by Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Less than 24 hours after the drama of the Singles medals finals day, Commonwealth Games Squash action switched to Doubles as players took to the wider courts in bids for glory in the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events [...]

April 10, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Wales and New Zealand share limelight with England and Malaysia

Wales and New Zealand share limelight with England and Malaysia

Makin joins Evans in Gold Coast semi-finals  2018 Commonwealth Games Quarter-Final Round-Up by HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   A quartet of players representing England, Malaysia, New Zealand and Wales will line up in both the men’s and women’s Squash singles semi-finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, after a [...]

April 7, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

England stars power through to quarter-finals in Gold Coast

England stars power through to quarter-finals in Gold Coast

Top seeds look safe By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   England celebrated 100% success in today’s third round of the Squash singles events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, where the nation will have interest in three of the four quarter-finals in both the men’s and women’s events – [...]

April 7, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters make it a Jamaican double on opening day of Commonwealth Games

Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters make it a Jamaican double on opening day of Commonwealth Games

Binnie hits back from 0-2 down to beat No.3 seed Saurav Ghosal By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   While the two reigning gold medallists eased into the third round of the Squash singles events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, the opening day of action belonged to Jamaica after [...]

April 6, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Welcome meeting paves way for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to begin

Welcome meeting paves way for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to begin

Medals to be split 50-50 between males and females From HOWARD HARDING in Gold Coast   The 2018 Commonwealth Games squash competition is poised to explode into life at the Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast. Coaches and athletes representing the 28 squash nations competing in the Games were welcomed this afternoon on behalf of the [...]

April 4, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Kiwis get a double boost on eve of Commonwealth Games

Kiwis get a double boost on eve of Commonwealth Games

Coll and King earn rankings rise  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   New Zealand hopes of squash gold success in the Commonwealth Games in Australia this month were given a boost on Sunday when Kiwis Paul Coll and Joelle King both became the highest-ranked players in the men’s and women’s Singles events, [...]

April 2, 2018 Howard Harding News 0