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Nour El Tayeb concedes World quarter-final

Nour El Tayeb concedes World quarter-final

Top seed Raneem El Welily through to meet Nouran Gohar By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily will appear in the semi-finals of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship in front of Cairo’s historic Great Pyramid of Giza after her quarter-final fixture with World No.3 Nour El Tayeb was [...]

October 29, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Another Egyptian starlet lights up the Pyramids

Another Egyptian starlet lights up the Pyramids

At 19, world junior champion Hania claims last-eight berth By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World Junior Champion Hania El Hammamy has claimed her first ever quarter-final berth at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship after overcoming Malaysia’s World No.48 Sivasangari Subramaniam today in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The 19-year-old El [...]

October 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egyptian stars set up blockbuster battle at Pyramids

Egyptian stars set up blockbuster battle at Pyramids

El Welily and El Tayeb set to clash By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily and World No.3 Nour El Tayeb will face off in a blockbuster quarter-final contest at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship after the pair claimed respective wins over England’s Alison Waters and Egypt’s Salma Hany [...]

October 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

‘I was feeling nervous’ admits No.2 seed  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champion Nour El Sherbini recovered from a slow start against Canada’s Hollie Naughton to book her third round spot at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship as the highest-profile tournament in the sport returned to the iconic Great Pyramid of [...]

October 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

‘That was massive for me’ says Makin By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin claimed a huge upset in the men’s CIB Egyptian Squash Open as he ousted Egypt’s No.2 seed Tarek Momen to get his first win over the World No.3 at the third attempt. It came on an amazing day [...]

October 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

‘I’m concentrating on the court, not the view’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily, World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and World No.5 Nouran Gohar all claimed wins on day two of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship to secure a place on the iconic glass court held in [...]

October 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Cornell fresher beats Harvard legend Sobhy By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Malaysia’s World No.48 Sivasangari Subramaniam caused the biggest upset on day one of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship as she shocked United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy at Cairo’s Shooting Club to claim her first ever win over a top 10 [...]

October 24, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Andrew Shelley books his place in squash history

Andrew Shelley books his place in squash history

London library to house 4,000 items at the Southgate club By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent While Squash looks forward, with new generations enjoying this great sport and new champions crowned on the latest club and showcourts, the sport also has a long and rich heritage. Being passionate about preserving this extensive history, [...]

October 24, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Rachel Arnold and Ivan Yuen win in Chennai ahead of Worlds By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Malaysian contingent at the HCL SRFI Indian Tour Chennai Leg had plenty to celebrate for after Rachel Arnold and Ivan Yuen both won their finals, albeit in very contrasting fashion. While Rachel was dominant [...]

October 24, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Good people, doing great things for the game (and their communities)

Good people, doing great things for the game (and their communities)

Tribute to those behind World Squash Day events that reap social change and raise funds for good causes   By MIKE GREGSON, ALAN THATCHER and JAMES ROBERTS As a lone heron glided gently to its evening repose beside the swift-flowing River Ness, and the pipistrelles’ calls echoed through the willowbanks, there, unmistakeably, came the thump-thump-thump of [...]

October 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

WSF Review: Legends join in to make World Squash Day a feast of fun, food and friendship all over the planet

WSF Review: Legends join in to make World Squash Day a feast of fun, food and friendship all over the planet

Strewth! Aussie MPs get on court as World Squash Day serves up a treat on and off court By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent World Squash Day attracted thousands of new players as clubs across the planet opened their doors to showcase the sport on Saturday (October 12). A social media blitz and [...]

October 16, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 1

Massive success as World Squash Day attracts thousands of newcomers to the sport

Massive success as World Squash Day attracts thousands of newcomers to the sport

‘Squash is the greatest game in the world’ says Aussie legend Rhonda Thorne By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Maria Toorpakai, Nicol David, Joel Makin, Declan James, Daryl Selby, Greg Lobban, Campbell Grayson, Nick Matthew, Sarah-Jane Perry, Nick Taylor, Mike Harris, Brad Hindle, Rhonda Thorne, Ritwik Bhattacharya and Pakistani legends Jahangir Khan, Jansher Khan [...]

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

Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag are 2019 U.S. Open champions

Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag are 2019 U.S. Open champions

Gohar fights back to win from match ball down in thriller By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag captured the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships titles earlier today at Philadelphia’s Drexel University after overcoming compatriots Nour El Tayeb and Mohamed ElShorbagy to win the first PSA [...]

October 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb aim for another historic double

Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb aim for another historic double

US Open finals are all-Egyptian battles after power-play spectacle By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Two years on from their historic title triumphs at the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, married couple Nour El Tayeb and Ali Farag have once again reached the finals of the PSA Platinum event as all four semi-final [...]

October 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Camille Serme sinks Amanda Sobhy to halt home hopes in Philly

Camille Serme sinks Amanda Sobhy to halt home hopes in Philly

‘I tried to make the rallies long and hard’ says former champion By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent French No.2 seed Camille Serme put in an immaculate performance to defeat the only American player left in the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships draw, Amanda Sobhy, to book her place in the semi-finals of [...]

October 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0