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Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are Edinburgh champions

Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are Edinburgh champions

‘Let please – I’m 2-0 down and getting hammered’ begs weary Willstrop By STEVE CUBBINS – Squash Mad Correspondent in Edinburgh Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are the 2019 Edinburgh Sports Club Open champions after comprehensive victories in today’s finals. Hammamy, the second seed, completed a full set of three-nil wins as she beat [...]

February 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed Abouelghar beats Diego Elias in epic Motor City Open final

Mohamed Abouelghar beats Diego Elias in epic Motor City Open final

‘I’m so happy. Diego is a great player and makes you work so hard. You just have to grind it out’ By MATT SCHOCH in Detroit As he had all week, Mohamed Abouelghar took the long, tough road on Saturday to win the championship of the 2019 Motor City Open presented by the Suburban Collection. [...]

February 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

James Willstrop meets Paul Coll in Edinburgh final

James Willstrop meets Paul Coll in Edinburgh final

Top seeds deny former champs By STEVE CUBBINS in Edinburgh Top seeds Paul Coll and James Willstrop – both making their first appearance at the event – beat former champions Daryl Selby and Alan Clyne in contrasting semi-finals to guarantee a new Edinburgh Sports Club Open men’s champion. Willstrop took over an hour to deny [...]

February 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Top seeds make semi-finals in Cleveland Classic

Top seeds make semi-finals in Cleveland Classic

El Tayeb v Waters and Evans v Lust in semi-finals By Jermaine Xaba and Bob Botti in Cleveland Top three seeds Nour El Tayeb, Tesni Evans and Alison Waters advanced to the semi-finals after dropping the opening game. El Tayeb meets Waters in the semi-finals and Evans faces Victoria Lust, who looked sharp and focused as [...]

February 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hollie Naughton gatecrashes Cleveland quarter-finals

Hollie Naughton gatecrashes Cleveland quarter-finals

Fire and flair on court as seeds storm through By JERMAINE XABA and BOB BOTTI in Cleveland Canada’s Hollie Naughton produced a superb display to join the top four seeds in the quarter-finals of the Cleveland Classic. Seeded in the 9/16 bracket, she overcame No.8 seed Nadine Shahin of Egypt with a measured performance in the [...]

February 2, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Alan Clyne topples Greg Lobban in Edinburgh battle

Alan Clyne topples Greg Lobban in Edinburgh battle

‘Best-ever win’ for Rachael Chadwick over Fiona Moverley By STEVE CUBBINS in Edinburgh Alan Clyne overcame fellow Scot Greg Lobban to reach the semi-finals of the Edinburgh Sports Club Open. Between them have won the last three Edinburgh titles, with Lobban coming in as the defending champion. Clyne managed to control the play for the [...]

February 2, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Diego Elias downs Marwan ElShorbagy in Detroit

Diego Elias downs Marwan ElShorbagy in Detroit

‘It’s always difficult to play a friend’ says Abouelghar By MATT SCHOCH in Detroit There will be a new squash champion on Saturday at the Motor City Open presented by the Suburban Collection. Four former MCO champions came to Detroit this week hoping to become the third two-time champion in the pro squash event’s 20 [...]

February 2, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canary Wharf: Reigning champion Mohamed ElShorbagy back to fight for Citigold title

Canary Wharf: Reigning champion Mohamed ElShorbagy back to fight for Citigold title

Sam Todd faces daunting debut against former champion Mathieu Castagnet By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE The main draw of March’s Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic was released today, with World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy set to begin his title defence against either fellow Egyptian Omar Mosaad or Spain’s Borja Golan at London’s East Wintergarden. [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Rachael Chadwick storms into Edinburgh quarter-finals

Rachael Chadwick storms into Edinburgh quarter-finals

All-American clash features two Olivias By STEVE CUBBINS in Edinburgh Thursday evening at Edinburgh Sports Club saw yesterday’s women’s winners take on the seeded players as they bid to reach the quarters, plus eight men’s matches to decide who was pitted against the men’s seeds. Seven of the women’s matches went to seeding, the exception [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Adrian Waller so close to shock win over Mohamed Abouelghar

Adrian Waller so close to shock win over Mohamed Abouelghar

Salem rocks Rodriguez in Detroit thriller By MATT SCHOCH Three of the top four seeds advanced Thursday to the semifinals of The Motor City Open presented by the Suburban Collection. And unseeded Zahed Salem crashed the party. Salem made it three Egyptians in Friday’s semifinals, knocking off second-seed and the 2015 MCO champion Miguel Rodriguez [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ryan Cuskelly top seed in Pittsburgh

Ryan Cuskelly top seed in Pittsburgh

Prize money more than doubles to $52,000 By ELLIE MAWSON The main draw for February’s Three Rivers Capital Pittsburgh Open has been released with Australia’s World No.14 Ryan Cuskelly and Switzerland’s World No.18 Nicolas Mueller seeded to meet in the final of the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament, which will take place between February 6-10. [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Paul Coll climbs into world top six

Paul Coll climbs into world top six

Kiwi rises above Rodriguez in PSA rankings By SEAN REUTHE  New Zealand’s Paul Coll has risen to a career-high ranking of World No.6 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for February were released today (February 1). Coll, the highest ranked Kiwi male since Ross Norman in 1993, reached the quarter-finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joelle King climbs to three in the world

Joelle King climbs to three in the world

Kiwi rewarded for run of fine form By SEAN REUTHE New Zealand’s Joelle King has claimed a career-high ranking of World No.3 after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for February were released today (February 1). Cambridge-based King, 30, has been in superb form this season after claiming her first ever PSA Platinum title, the Hong [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

James Willstrop tops high quality Nationals field

James Willstrop tops high quality Nationals field

Home hero Declan James hopes to shine in Nottingham By DONNA HELMER Commonwealth Games Gold medallist James Willstrop will headline a top-class men’s draw when the 45th edition of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships gets under way in Nottingham on February 14. The former World No.1 nicknamed The Marksman will be starring in [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canadian trio face tough task in Cleveland Classic

Canadian trio face tough task in Cleveland Classic

Letourneau squeezes past Mendez in thriller By JOE RUSSELL in Cleveland Canadian trio Samantha Cornett, Hollie Naughton and Danielle Letourneau all powered their way through to the second round of the Cleveland Classic, but some seriously strong seeds stand in their way of advancing further in this $51,500 tournament. Cornett meets England’s No.3 seed Alison [...]

February 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0