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Joy of six as Egyptians dominate in World Tour Finals

Joy of six as Egyptians dominate in World Tour Finals

Hot and humid in Cairo as ElShorbagy turns up the power By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo The penultimate day of group stage action at the 2018-2019 CIB PSA World Tour Finals saw all six matches go the way of Egypt as defending champions Mohamed ElShorbaby and Nour El Sherbini impressed in front of their home [...]

June 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Raneem El Welily and Mohamed ElShorbagy qualify for Cairo semi-finals

Raneem El Welily and Mohamed ElShorbagy qualify for Cairo semi-finals

Tesni Evans battles back for big win over Joelle King By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo  Egyptian duo Raneem El Welily and Mohamed ElShorbagy have become the first players to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2018-2019 CIB PSA World Tour Finals after they beat World No.3s Camille Serme and Tarek Momen, respectively, during the second [...]

June 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Edgbaston to host Head Racketball National Champs

Edgbaston to host Head Racketball National Champs

Record numbers set for July showdown By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent A record numbers of players are expected to turn out for the newly merged HEAD National Racketball Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club next month. The two-day event, which takes place over the weekend of 6-7th July, is expected to lure a huge [...]

June 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Sarah-Jane Perry sinks reigning champion Nour El Sherbini in Cairo

Sarah-Jane Perry sinks reigning champion Nour El Sherbini in Cairo

Shock on day one of PSA World Tour Finals  By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo  The opening day of the 2018-2019 CIB PSA World Tour Finals saw defending women’s champion Nour El Sherbini fall to a surprise defeat against England No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry as the season-ending tournament got under way at Cairo’s Mall of Arabia. The [...]

June 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily voted PSA Players Of The Year

Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily voted PSA Players Of The Year

  Services to Squash Award goes to Tim Garner By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo Egyptian World No.1s Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily were crowned the 2018-19 PSA Players of the Year last night (June 8) during the annual PSA Awards dinner held at the Mena House Hotel, Cairo. 
The PSA Awards dinner took place [...]

June 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

James Willstrop interview: I still love playing and training

James Willstrop interview: I still love playing and training

France holds special memories for Marksman James Interview by Jérôme Elhaïk – Squash Mad Correspondent After having had a tough run (with two five-game matches), James Willstrop could only keep up with Grégoire Marche for one game in the 5R Montpellier Métropole Open final last Sunday. Nevertheless, the tall Englishman was able to display his [...]

June 8, 2019 Jerome Elhaik Interviews, 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

Superstars clash in PSA World Tour Finals in Cairo

Superstars clash in PSA World Tour Finals in Cairo

Nour meets Nour in repeat of women’s world final By SEAN REUTHE PSA World Championship finalists Nour El Sherbini and Nour El Tayeb have been drawn in the same group in the women’s event of the 2018-2019 CIB PSA World Tour Finals, with the six-day, season-ending event beginning at Cairo’s Mall of Arabia on Sunday [...]

June 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Moving from a theatre to a chateau, Nantes also switches to best-of-three format

Moving from a theatre to a chateau, Nantes also switches to best-of-three format

Nantes changes name to French Open and upgrades to PSA Silver status By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced today that the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital will use a best-of-three games scoring format up to and including the quarter-finals when the tournament takes place at the [...]

June 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

The Komodo ends an illustrious career after a great 2018 at the Commonwealth and Asian Games

The Komodo ends an illustrious career after a great 2018 at the Commonwealth and Asian Games

The village boy who ended up with a Commonwealth Games bronze and Asian Games gold call its quits – Nafiizwan Adnan By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor This season has been one filled with retirements. Laura Massaro, Jenny Duncalf, Ramy Ashour, and most recently Olli Tuominen. But perhaps the one nation that [...]

June 2, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

PSA team up with Nicol David to launch #It’sMine campaign

PSA team up with Nicol David to launch #It’sMine campaign

Big-name ambassadors to inspire new generation of female players By ELLIE MAWSON The PSA (Professional Squash Association) are teaming up with with recently retired eight-time World Champion Nicol David to launch a new joint awareness campaign titled ‘It’s Mine’ – created to help foster a greater sense of belonging and ownership among squash players and [...]

June 2, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

RAC land first PSL title

RAC land first PSL title

Winning is a new Tradition for RAC By WILL JENNINGS [email protected] put last season’s Premier Squash League (PSL) final heartache behind them to be crowned champions for the first time after sealing a 3-2 victory over Team Pontefract in Surrey today. It was a dominant display from [email protected], who maintained bragging rights over their opponents [...]

June 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

MoMo rises to career high position of seven in June PSA rankings

MoMo rises to career high position of seven in June PSA rankings

Egyptian ace Abouelghar on the rise By SEAN REUTHE Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar has moved up two spots to a career-high No.7 ranking after the PSA Men’s World Rankings were released today (June 1). The 25-year-old from Cairo reached the quarter-finals of the Allam British Open last week to rise above Peru’s Diego Elias (No.8) and [...]

June 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Camille Serme climbs back into world top three

Camille Serme climbs back into world top three

French star breaks Egyptian monopoly on top three By SEAN REUTHE  France’s Camille Serme has broken back into the top three of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time since January 2018. Créteil-based Serme, 30, reached the final of the prestigious Allam British Open final last week and, despite losing out to Egypt’s [...]

June 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Australia aim for triple gold in World Doubles

Australia aim for triple gold in World Doubles

Hosts hope for Gold Coast hat-trick By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Australia are seeded win all three gold medals in the 2019 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships next month on home soil – 15 years after becoming the first country to achieve the triple in the 2004 championships in India. The sixth [...]

June 1, 2019 Howard Harding News 0