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Declan James produces Dutch of class to mow down Mohamed Abouelghar

Declan James produces Dutch of class to mow down Mohamed Abouelghar

English No.1 triumphs in straight games By ELLIE MAWSON England’s World No.17 Declan James delivered a huge upset to reach the quarter-finals of the DPD Open Squash after he knocked out Egypt’s World No.8 Mohamed Abouelghar on day two of the PSA World Tour Gold tournament in Eindhoven. England’s No.1 produced one of the biggest [...]

April 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Women seeds all through in Macau while upsets in the men’s

Women seeds all through in Macau while upsets in the men’s

Women safely through while trio of men seeds falter on opening day in Macau By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Macau Squash Open 2019 opened today with a trio of upsets in the men’s event, while the seeds in the women’s all through to the next round. There was also no [...]

April 10, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Declan James to lead England in European Team Champs

Declan James to lead England in European Team Champs

England name strong squad for Edgbaston Priory in May By DONNA HELMER England National Coach David Campion has named his nine-strong squad which will head to the European Men’s and Women’s Team Squash Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham from 1-4 May. The squad has pedigree aplenty with 16 Commonwealth medals between them, with all [...]

April 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Brits surge through as Dutch fail to deliver

Brits surge through as Dutch fail to deliver

Willstrop fights back to post victory against Pilley By ELLIE MAWSON James Willstrop, Declan James, Joel Makin, Chris Simpson, Daryl Selby and Millie Tomlinson all delivered for Britain on the opening day of action at the 2019 DPD Open Squash in Eindhoven. As packages whizzed past at the DPD Parcels HQ, Dutch No.1 Milou van [...]

April 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Elias to make Macau Open debut as top seed

Elias to make Macau Open debut as top seed

Diego Elias to make Macau debut as top seed alongside local favourite Annie Au By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The annual Macau Squash Open returns onto the PSA calendar once again and will continue to feature equal prize money of US$ 50,000 each for both the men’s and women’s events. The [...]

April 8, 2019 Alex Wan News, Squash Around The World 0

Nour El Tayeb is top seed in Manchester Open

Nour El Tayeb is top seed in Manchester Open

Inaugural event is $76,000 PSA Silver status By SEAN REUTHE Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb, one of the most amazing athletes in squash, heads up a world-class draw, featuring seven of the world’s top 10 female players, in the forthcoming Manchester Open. This PSA World Tour Silver event takes place between May 9-13. The Manchester Open, [...]

April 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ambassador Nicol David leads WSF visit to Kenya

Ambassador Nicol David leads WSF visit to Kenya

Squash legend joins Camille Serme and Borja Golan on WSF trip By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Shortly after bringing her illustrious professional squash career to a close, the sport’s ultimate ambassador Nicol David will join fellow players Camille Serme and Borja Golan for the 2019 WSF Ambassador Programme visit to Kenya, where [...]

April 4, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Record prize money on offer at Allam British Open

Record prize money on offer at Allam British Open

Stars return to Hull for a seventh year  By ELLIE MAWSON A record prize purse of $348,000 will be on offer at the 2019 Allam British Open when the world’s leading squash players line up at the University of Hull Sports and Fitness Centre between May 20-26, 2019. Split equally between the men’s and women’s [...]

April 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Dutch number one Milou van der Heijden looks forward to DPD Open

Dutch number one Milou van der Heijden looks forward to DPD Open

‘So exciting to see this in my home town of Eindhoven’ By ELLIE MAWSON Netherlands’ World No.31 Milou van der Heijden will be one of the home favourites in action when the DPD Open Squash takes place in Eindhoven from April 9-14. The PSA World Tour Gold tournament will host 48 of the best male [...]

April 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Paul Coll and Saurav Ghosal hit career highs

Paul Coll and Saurav Ghosal hit career highs

Ali Farag still ahead in April rankings By ELLIE MAWSON  New Zealand’s Paul Coll and India’s Saurav Ghosal have both risen to career-high rankings of World No.5 and World No.10, respectively, after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for April were released today (April 1). Coll, the highest ranked Kiwi male since Ross Norman in 1993, [...]

April 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tight at the top as Nour El Sherbini closes in on Raneem El Welily

Tight at the top as Nour El Sherbini closes in on Raneem El Welily

All-Egyptian top three in PSA women’s list By ELLIE MAWSON Nour El Sherbini’s title win at the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships in Chicago last month has cut the gap between her and the current World No.1 Raneem El Welily to under 200 points after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for April were released today (April [...]

April 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy beats Tarek Momen to win Grasshopper Cup

Mohamed ElShorbagy beats Tarek Momen to win Grasshopper Cup

‘This season is far from over from me – I want that number one ranking back’ By SEAN REUTHE in Zurich World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy is the 2019 Grasshopper Cup champion after getting the better of fellow Egyptian Tarek Momen in the final of the PSA World Tour Gold tournament at Zurich’s Halle 622. ElShorbagy [...]

March 31, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egyptian rivals Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen to clash in Zurich final

Egyptian rivals Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen to clash in Zurich final

‘When the crowd cheer after every point, it’s what we play for – we’re entertainers’ By SEAN REUTHE in Zurich World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy and World No.3 Tarek Momen will contest the final of the 2019 Grasshopper Cup, PSA World Tour Gold tournament after they got the better of fellow Egyptians Karim Abdel Gawad and [...]

March 31, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Here Come the Girls: 3-Day Festival Launches Empower Girls’ Squash Foundation

Here Come the Girls: 3-Day Festival Launches Empower Girls’ Squash Foundation

Stars on court at Edgbaston to support new foundation launched by Deon Saffery  By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter An initiative to encourage girls, and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to get fitter and more active through participating in squash was launched with a 3 day festival of squash event at Edgbaston Priory Club [...]

March 30, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Mohamed Abouelghar topples world champion Ali Farag in Grasshopper shock

Mohamed Abouelghar topples world champion Ali Farag in Grasshopper shock

‘I’ve been knocking on the door all season’ says MoMo By SEAN REUTHE Egypt’s World No.8 Mohamed Abouelghar sent World No.1 and compatriot Ali Farag out of the Grasshopper Cup, PSA World Tour Gold tournament as Egyptians dominated quarter-finals day at Zurich’s Halle 622. Farag became world champion and World No.1 earlier this month and [...]

March 30, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0