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Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Selby survives Simpson showdown By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Scotland’s Greg Lobban overpowered England’s Richie Fallows in straight games to become the first Scot since John White in 2007 to reach the last four of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships in Nottingham. It took Lobban 49 minutes to overcome Fallows 11-5, [...]

February 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Yorkshire teenager faces former champion Castagnet in People’s Sunday first round By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE British Under-23 champion Sam Todd has been named as the wildcard at next month’s Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic, and is keen to follow in the footsteps of Pontefract team-mate James Willstrop. Sixteen years ago, the 19-year-old [...]

February 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Stewart so close to shock win in Nottingham By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Daryl Selby survived an epic scare in the first round of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships, fighting from 2-0 down to overcome Scotland’s Rory Stewart: 9-11, 12-14, 11-6, 11-9, 11-8. The pair fought it out on court [...]

February 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

‘Squash is in the best position it has ever been; we have made huge strides over the past decade’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent and SEAN REUTHE (PSA Media)  The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today launched an ambitious new campaign – “Squash Goes Gold” – aimed [...]

February 14, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Colourful concept takes shape as front wall turns into giant interactive screen By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor  The presentation of professional squash will move up a notch when an interactive front wall will feature in the forthcoming PSA World Championships at Chicago’s Union Station. For a long time it has been every promoter’s [...]

February 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

‘Everywhere I go, people ask if I’m going to play a triple fake’   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop is well known for his love of the theatre. He has added another string to his bow by appearing in his very own movie. The Marksman, a film about Willstrop’s life and career, [...]

February 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 1

Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Record prize money in Zurich By SEAN REUTHE  A world-class draw, featuring eight of the world’s top 10 players, will line up at Zurich’s Halle 622 between March 26-31 as the battle for the prestigious Grasshopper Cup, PSA World Tour Gold title commences. Current World No.1 and World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy – who finished as [...]

February 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

‘I hope to be fit for the World Champs and beyond’ By DONNA HELMER Top seed and former national champion Sarah-Jane Perry has withdrawn from next week’s AJ Bell British National Squash Championships following a long-standing injury. Perry’s withdrawal means Laura Massaro becomes top seed with Alison Waters moving to number two seed, setting up [...]

February 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Record prize money in Toronto By ELLIE MAWSON New Zealand’s World No.6 Paul Coll will headline a high-quality draw at the Troilus Canada Cup Squash, with the PSA Silver tournament taking place in Toronto between March 3-7 after the main draw was released today. This season’s Canada Cup Squash tournament will be the biggest PSA [...]

February 7, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

Local hero Declan James could meet favourite in semi-finals By DONNA HELMER Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop and former national champion Daryl Selby, ranked 16 and 17 in the world respectively are seeded to meet in the final of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships 2019 in Nottingham after the men’s draw was [...]

February 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Tayeb topples Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

Nour El Tayeb topples Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

‘Tesni is smarter than me; I love her dearly’ says champion Nour By BOB BOTTI – Squash Mad Correspondent in Cleveland Top seed Nour El Tayeb had to play outstanding squash to overcome a phenomenal challenge from Tesni Evans in the final of the Cleveland Classic. El Tayeb mixed sumptuous squash with some incredible retrieving [...]

February 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Perry and Massaro seeded to meet in Nationals final

Perry and Massaro seeded to meet in Nationals final

Champion Evans faces possible rematch with Lust By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Sarah-Jane Perry and former World No.1 Laura Massaro are seeded to meet in the final of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships 2019 in Nottingham next week. Perry and Massaro seeded one and two respectively met [...]

February 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Deloitte gatecrash Citigold Corporate Squash Challenge quarter finals

Deloitte gatecrash Citigold Corporate Squash Challenge quarter finals

Citigold Corporate Challenge final takes place at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden By SEAN REUTHE With all but one of the last 16 matches completed in the Citigold Wealth Management Corporate Squash Challenge, Deloitte have gatecrashed the quarter-finals to join the last eight in contention for this coveted title. Citigold Wealth Management’s representing team, Citi A, [...]

February 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

British Open tickets on sale

British Open tickets on sale

  Stars head to Hull in May By SEAN REUTHE Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Allam British Open, with the best squash players in the world set to appear at the University of Hull Sports and Fitness Centre between May 20-26. The British Open is the sport’s longest-running and most established tournament [...]

February 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Nour El Tayeb meets Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

Nour El Tayeb meets Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

English stars fall in semi-finals By JERMAINE XABA and BOB BOTTI – Squash Mad Correspondents in Cleveland Top seeds Nour El Tayeb and Tesni Evans will contest the final of the Cleveland Classic after beating Alison Waters and Victoria Lust in the semi-finals. Egyptian El Tayeb overcame Waters 11-9, 11-9, 11-2, while Evans fought back [...]

February 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0