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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

Mohamed ElShorbagy seeks first Canary Wharf title in March

Mohamed ElShorbagy seeks first Canary Wharf title in March

Prize money increase attracts galaxy of stars By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy is in line to make his first appearance at the prestigious Canary Wharf Classic for five years after the entry list for the PSA M100 tournament was released today (January 12). This year’s instalment of the Canary [...]

January 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, 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

Azman sisters’ act steal show in Birmingham

Azman sisters’ act steal show in Birmingham

Aira and Aifa Azman lead Malaysia’s best BJO outing By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Team Malaysia returned from their most successful British Juniors outing to a rousing welcome at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The team of youngsters had returned with four titles from the girls and a third placing in [...]

January 11, 2018 Alex Wan 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

Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed as Canary Wharf prize fund hits $100,000

Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed as Canary Wharf prize fund hits $100,000

Six-times champion Nick Matthew makes farewell appearance at the East Wintergarden By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The Canary Wharf Squash Classic will enjoy a boost in status as the popular London tournament celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018 with a significant rise in prize money. A dazzling array of the world’s leading players, led [...]

January 4, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Olympic bid steps up with key campaign boost

Olympic bid steps up with key campaign boost

WSF and PSA appoint Weber Shandwick to support bid for Paris 2024 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Squash’s Olympic ambitions have intensified with the appointment of a leading marketing company to strengthen the campaign for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Games. The World Squash Federation (WSF) in partnership with the Professional [...]

January 4, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, 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