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Top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy survives an incredible fightback from Saurav Ghosal

Top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy survives an incredible fightback from Saurav Ghosal

  All-Egyptian line-up in Canary Wharf semi-finals By ALAN THATCHER, GEOFF BEW and MATT COLES Egypt’s World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is through to the semi-finals of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic after surviving an incredible fightback from India’s Saurav Ghosal in a nailbiting last-eight clash. ElShorbagy looked to be in a comfortable position as [...]

March 12, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Greg Lobban shows Power of Scotland as he guns down Gawad in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Greg Lobban shows Power of Scotland as he guns down Gawad in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Lobban to meet Marwan after Mosaad rolls his ankle By GEOFF BEW, ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES  Greg Lobban pulled off the biggest victory of his career as he beat world No.4 Karim Abdel Gawad to make the quarter finals of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic. He had lost their six previous meetings, [...]

March 11, 2020 Geoff Bew News 0

British legends bow out as Shorbagy survives Castagnet scare at Canary Wharf

British legends bow out as Shorbagy survives Castagnet scare at Canary Wharf

Selby goes close against Momen but Elias is too hot for Willstrop  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England legends James Willstrop and Daryl Selby bowed out of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic as top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy overcame a tricky test and India’s Saurav Ghosal produced a seedings shock on day [...]

March 10, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mathieu Castagnet reveals shock reason for health and fitness failure

Mathieu Castagnet reveals shock reason for health and fitness failure

Fatigue and injuries traced to dental braces By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Nutrition Correspondent After suffering 15 calf injuries over a two-year period, many people had written off Mathieu Castagnet and were urging him to quit the sport. But the Frenchman, who was six in the world in 2016, thrives on proving [...]

March 9, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Daryl Selby steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

Daryl Selby steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

‘Playing in front of a crowd like this and with my family watching was all the motivation I needed’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England’s Daryl Selby provided the biggest shock on the opening day of the 2020 St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic with a thrilling fightback to beat Welsh World No.10 [...]

March 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

World No.1 Raneem El Welily supports International Women’s Day

World No.1 Raneem El Welily supports International Women’s Day

Squash events across the world help to empower women and girls By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash players the world over will be in action tomorrow (Sunday 8 March) in support of International Women’s Day (#SquashSupportsWomen). While the Calgary CFO Consulting Services PSA Women’s Squash Week, a Canadian PSA World Tour event [...]

March 7, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Covid-19 continues to hit as major events in Asia postponed indefinitely

Covid-19 continues to hit as major events in Asia postponed indefinitely

Asian Team Championships and Asian Junior Championships halted but World Juniors set to run By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Asian squash continues to be hit by the Covid-19 coronavirus situation. Two major regional events, the Asian Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur and the Asian Junior Championships in Qingdao, China, have both [...]

March 7, 2020 Alex Wan News 0

Pie’s the limit as Fallows aims to serve up a Canary Wharf treat

Pie’s the limit as Fallows aims to serve up a Canary Wharf treat

Wild card Richie has a hunger for success By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Richie Fallows, the rising squash star from Stratford, aims to serve up a real treat for his army of fans in the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic on Sunday. He warmed up for the event by playing doubles – [...]

March 7, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Super Sunday promises day of drama to kick off “best-ever” Canary Wharf Classic

Super Sunday promises day of drama to kick off “best-ever” Canary Wharf Classic

Willstrop and Fallows launch Canary Wharf with Makin v Selby to follow By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The opening day of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic boasts eight blockbuster battles in Sunday’s first round at the East Wintergarden. Former world number one James Willstrop, who recently won a fourth British National [...]

March 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Spectacular new Ringe Center hosts US College Individual Finals

Spectacular new Ringe Center hosts US College Individual Finals

“12 courts on three levels, with two all-glass showcourts” By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The transformation of the squash complex at the US University of Pennsylvania into a state-of-the-art 12-court facility which is the envy of the Ivy League has signalled a new era for ASB as the world’s leading squash court [...]

March 6, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Australia to welcome 24 World Junior Team Championship nations

Australia to welcome 24 World Junior Team Championship nations

Carrara national centre on Gold Coast set to host major events  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Hosted by Australia for the first time since 1986, the 2020 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship will see 24 nations compete for the biennial World Squash Federation title in Queensland from 25-30 July. The [...]

March 6, 2020 Howard Harding News 0

Diego Elias rises up PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard

Diego Elias rises up PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard

Peruvian pushes up to seventh in the list By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent Peru’s World No.6 Diego Elias has moved into the top eight of the PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard following his victory at the Motor City Open last month. Elias defeated Egypt’s Mohamed ElSherbini in the final in Detroit to win [...]

March 5, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Black Ball Open: Raneem El Welily tops a glittering draw

Black Ball Open: Raneem El Welily tops a glittering draw

After the Pyramids, the Black Ball Club is one of the great wonders of the squash world By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON The main draw for the women’s 2020 CIB Black Ball Squash Open has been released, with defending champion Raneem El Welily predicted to play World No.2 Nouran Gohar in the final of [...]

March 5, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Drama as Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini storm to Windy City Open titles

Drama as Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini storm to Windy City Open titles

Farag stops Coll from claiming a trio of Egyptian scalps  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian duo Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini have been crowned champions of the 2020 Windy City Open, presented by the Walter Family, after they achieved thrilling five-game victories over men’s World No.5 Paul Coll and women’s World [...]

March 5, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Harvard’s Gina Kennedy aims for fourth College final

Harvard’s Gina Kennedy aims for fourth College final

Yasser El Halaby, Gail Ramsay and Amanda Sobhy were four-midable foes CSA Intercollegiate Individual Championship preview by RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent The team cheers, heartbreaks, crazy celebrations, heroic comeback victories and soul destroying ‘almost wons’ are done for another season for both the men’s and the women’s teams, in the CSA Intercollegiate team [...]

March 4, 2020 Richard Millman News 1