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Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Final bidding flurry expected ahead of auction close at 19:00 BST By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter After a week of steady and generous bidding activity, organisers of the World Squash Day Auction 2019 are bracing themselves for what promises to be a final flurry of bidding activity to secure some collectable pieces of [...]

December 1, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Auction of squash collectables set to raise funds for the PSA Foundation

Auction of squash collectables set to raise funds for the PSA Foundation

World Squash Day teams up with the PSA Foundation to support its squash community initiatives By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter Want the chance to own some unique and highly collectable pieces of squash history, whilst raising funds for a great squash charitable cause? If so, then read on … Following a highly successful [...]

November 22, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Premier Squash League Preview: A new Castle for Warwick/Kenilworth

Premier Squash League Preview: A new Castle for Warwick/Kenilworth

Premier Squash League Preview: A new Castle for Warwick/Kenilworth By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter After just 2 seasons in the Premier Squash League (PSL), University of Warwick/Kenilworth Squash (WarKens) have already made quite an impact, topping the Northern Division last season and narrowly missing out on a spot in the Final. I made [...]

September 28, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Nantes Blog, Day 4: C’est Serme-sationel au Château!

Nantes Blog, Day 4: C’est Serme-sationel au Château!

French crowd go crazy for Camille  By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter So finals day has arrived and after yesterday’s semis, promise to provide another fantastic spectacle at the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. I am especially looking forward to the women’s final as the French No. 1 will try to become the [...]

September 15, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Great to see sports retail brand Decathlon teaming up with squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter It was a very early start for me yesterday as I had to catch a ‘Flixbus’ from Angers to Nantes at 7am. Flixbus is quite a new phenomenon in France, being their equivalent of National Express, [...]

September 14, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Casting light on a great business model for squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter After a great night’s sleep, my friend Etienne takes me by car to revisit the club where I played as an exchange student at the Faculte de Lettres at Angers University, Squash du Lac de Maine. This club, [...]

September 13, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

I woke up to the headline ‘Greg Marches on’ By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter With five days of clothing, toiletries, playing gear, rackets, shoes, numerous World Squash Day shirts, several bottles of craft beer and two giant bars of Cadbury’s chocolate (gifts for French friends), I never thought you could pack so [...]

September 12, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning”

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning”

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning” By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter France and Britain: two great nations so close geographically and yet so different. We may take the mickey out of each other, with our “Frogs” and “Rosbif” jibes, but despite past conflicts, cultural differences and superficial disdain, [...]

September 9, 2019 James Roberts Growing the game, News 0

Nantes champions Declan James and Nele Gilis face tough draws

Nantes champions Declan James and Nele Gilis face tough draws

Giants Rosner, Coll, Serme and Perry are top seeds in French Open By SEAN REUTHE and JAMES ROBERTS Defending champions Declan James and Nele Gilis have been handed difficult draws at the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital, which will take place at Chateau des ducs de Bretagne between September 9-14. [...]

July 16, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Opportunity to become the Amateur French Open Squash Champion

Opportunity to become the Amateur French Open Squash Champion

Opportunity to become the Amateur French Open Squash Champion By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash fans heading to France this September to watch the Nantes Open, recently renamed the French Open, now have the opportunity to become the inaugural “French Open Amateur Champion”. L’Association Nantes Squash Sautron, the main French Open organisers, announced [...]

July 16, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Dynamic Duo Dazzle in the Domain of the Dictionary

Dynamic Duo Dazzle in the Domain of the Dictionary

Dynamic Duo Dazzle in the Domain of the Dictionary By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter Lichfield being my hometown and a place where I still play regularly due to work and visiting family, I managed to secure a place at a dream event for any squash fan – to play and watch a ‘Dynamic [...]

June 7, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Fantastic French women dethrone England whilst English men regain title on home soil By JULIE O’HARE – Edgbaston Priory Club A dramatic final day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham witnessed a remarkable victory by France’s women’s team while England regained the men’s trophy. England were hot favourites for the [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spanish eyes are smiling in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE The Spanish men’s team created history on semi-finals day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, as they sensationally beat defending champions France in a long and dramatic match to reach the final for the first time. In tomorrow’s final they’ll play [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Both Scottish teams continue impressive runs at Edgbaston By JULIE O’HARE The second day’s play of the 2019 European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham saw all the Division One teams playing their third and final pool matches, with the outcomes determining the line-up of tomorrow’s semi-finals. While Women’s and Men’s top seeds [...]

May 3, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Scotland the Brave steal the show on Day One in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE It was a great day for Scotland as the 2019 European Team Championships got under way at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham with their men’s and women’s teams both causing upsets that put them within reach of unexpected semi-final places. [...]

May 2, 2019 James Roberts News 0