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Sad news: Death of Magdi Saad

Sad news: Death of Magdi Saad

Sad news from Egypt following the death of former top ten player Magdi Saad. Sara El Noamany writes on Facebook: I’m in total denial of Captain Magdi Saad’s death. Although I asked many people wishing they would refute it, they all confirmed it. However, I still don’t want to believe it. That is because he [...]

March 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 4

PSA: Palmer meets Hisham in Montreal final

PSA: Palmer meets Hisham in Montreal final

Palmer meets Hisham in Montreal final Australian number one David Palmer reached the final of the NBF Open squash tournament in Montreal with a tough five-game win over Englishman Alister Walker on Thursday. Palmer, playing with a heavily strapped ankle, was taken the distance for the second day in a row before seeing off Walker [...]

March 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canary Wharf: Gnat’s the way to do it, Nick!

Canary Wharf: Gnat’s the way to do it, Nick!

ISS CANARY WHARF SQUASH CLASSIC East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London Quarter-finals: 5.30pm: (4) Peter Barker (England) beat Stewart Boswell (Australia) 8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 17-15 (88 mins) 6.30pm: (2) James Willstrop (England) beat Joey Barrington (England) 13-11, 11-5, 14-12 (44 mins) 8.00pm: (1) Nick Matthew (England) beat Daryl Selby (England) 11-1, 12-10, 7-11, 11-5 (71 mins) 9.00pm: (3) Gregory Gaultier (France) beat [...]

March 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Calgary: Rocky road as refs walk out

Calgary: Rocky road as refs walk out

As referees at Canary Wharf get used to the new PSA Video Review system, news is spreading about  a referees’ revolt in the Rocky Mountain Open tournament in Calgary. Apparently the officials walked out after players requested to take over two of the three refereeing positions. An attempted compromise failed to materialise and so the [...]

March 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Refs and Rules 0

Nick Matthew: The pain game and mind games

Nick Matthew: The pain game and mind games

By ALAN THATCHER Daryl Selby dived full-length into the back right corner, chasing down a shot from Nick Matthew as the world champion advanced towards victory in the quarter-finals of the ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic. It was a perfect length from Matthew and a spectacular dive from Selby, more in desperation than hope, as [...]

March 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, Coaching and Development, News 0

PSA: Walker masters Grant in Montreal

PSA: Walker masters Grant in Montreal

RESULTS: PSA International 35 National Bank Financial Group Open, Montreal, Canada Quarter-finals: [1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Stephane Galifi (ITA) 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 (54m) [3] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) bt [Q] Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-9, 11-5, 11-3 (26m) Alister Walker (ENG) bt [4] Adrian Grant (ENG) 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 (90m) [2] David Palmer (AUS) bt [Q] Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-9, 6-11, 4-11, [...]

March 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA: Palmer survives Montreal thriller

PSA: Palmer survives Montreal thriller

PSA: Palmer survives Montreal thriller David Palmer remained on track for his second PSA title in a row after surviving a five-game thriller against Scottish qualifier Alan Clyne in the quarter-finals of the NBF Open squash tournament in Montreal on Wednesday. Palmer had to come from 2/1 down before subduing the challenge of Clyne, a [...]

March 24, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canary Wharf: Selby survives Richards revival

Canary Wharf: Selby survives Richards revival

ISS CANARY WHARF SQUASH CLASSIC East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London First Round: Simon Rosner (Germany) beat Chris Ryder (England) 11-8, 7-11, 11-3, 11-4 (53 mins) (3) Gregory Gaultier (France) beat Olli Tuominen (Finland) 11-8, 11-6, 11-4 (42 mins) (1) Nick Matthew (England) beat Borja Golan (Spain) 11-8, 11-2, 11-8 (47 mins) Daryl Selby (England) beat [...]

March 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

PSA: Clyne moves on in Montreal

PSA: Clyne moves on in Montreal

RESULTS: PSA International 35 National Bank Financial Group Open, Montreal, Canada 1st round: [1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Shahier Razik (CAN) 13-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-4 (89m) Stephane Galifi (ITA) bt [Q] David Phillips (CAN) 13-11, 11-7, 11-7 (46m) [Q] Jan Koukal (CZE) bt Tarek Momen (EGY) 13-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8 (65m) [3] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 7-11, 11-3, 11-5, [...]

March 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Swiss Open titles go to Shuja and Adel

Swiss Open titles go to Shuja and Adel

RESULTS:         Swiss Open Squash Championships, Geneva, Switzerland Men’s 1st round: [1] Julien Balbo (FRA) bt Fabien Verseille (FRA) 11-4, 11-5, 11-2 [Q] Sebastian Weenink (NED) bt Lukas Burkhart (SUI) 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-2 Anthony Graham (ENG) bt [Q] Frank Hartkoren (NED) 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 [3] Steve Finitsis (AUS) bt Olivier Pett (ENG) 7-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-6, [...]

March 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA launch TV review system

PSA launch TV review system

PSA introduces TV Referee at Canary Wharf A major squash initiative is launched by the PSA this evening at the ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic with the introduction of a TV referee. The TMO (Television Match Official) will be able to watch replays of any incidents from a variety of angles before making his or [...]

March 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News, Refs and Rules 0

Canary Wharf: Sharpes shines on his debut

Canary Wharf: Sharpes shines on his debut

 ISS CANARY WHARF SQUASH CLASSIC East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London First round: Stewart Boswell (Aus) beat (Q) Henrik Mustonen (Fin) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (22 mins) (4) Peter Barker (Eng) beat (Q) Robbie Temple (Eng) 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 (74 mins) (2) James Willstrop (Eng) beat (Q) Charles Sharpes (Eng) 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 (26 mins) Joey Barrington (Eng) beat (Q) Matthew Karwalski [...]

March 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Canary Wharf: Sharpes lands dream draw against Willstrop

Canary Wharf: Sharpes lands dream draw against Willstrop

By ALAN THATCHER ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic, Qualifying Finals, Wimbledon Rackets and Fitness Club Robbie Temple (England) beat Karim Abdel Gawad (Egypt) 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7 (68mins) Henrik Mustonen (Finland) beat Davide Bianchetti (Italy) 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 13-11 (70 mins) Matthew Karwalski (Australia) beat Campbell Grayson (NZ) 11-7, 12-10, 11-5 (37 mins) Charles Sharpes [...]

March 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

PSA: Palmer powers to Rocky Mountain title

PSA: Palmer powers to Rocky Mountain title

RESULTS: PSA International 35 Calgary Winter Club Rocky Mountain Open, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Final: [2] David Palmer (AUS) bt [1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 11-7, 5-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6 Palmer Powers To Rocky Mountain Success Veteran Australian David Palmer notched up the 27th Tour title of his illustrious squash career when he upset favouriteLaurens Jan Anjema in the final of [...]

March 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

KL: Darwish and David triumph in finals

KL: Darwish and David triumph in finals

  PSA/WISPA TOUR EVENT NEWS RESULTS:         CIMB KL Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Women’s Final: [1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [7] Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-6, 11-6, 11-2 (34m) Men’s Final: [1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 11-9, 11-9, 11-3 (52m) David & Darwish Conquer In KL Favourites Nicol David and Karim Darwish emerged triumphant in [...]

March 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0