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PSA: Butt wins Lahore final

PSA: Butt wins Lahore final

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 1st Prime Minister FMC International Pakistan Circuit No2, Lahore, Pakistan Final: [4] Yasir Butt (PAK) bt Mohammad Shahnawaz (PAK) 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 (34m) Butt Wins Pakistan Circuit Prize In Lahore 22 May 2011 Yasir Butt brought the giant-killing run of Mohammad Shahnawaz to an end in the final of the 1st Prime Minister FMC International Pakistan [...]

May 23, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA and WISPA: Cornett and Salazar triumph in Guatemala

PSA and WISPA: Cornett and Salazar triumph in Guatemala

RESULTS:         Torneo Internacional Sporta Open, Guatemala City, Guatemal Men’s Final: [4] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Eric Galvez (MEX) 14-12, 11-8, 11-2 Women’s Final: [5] Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt Graciela Lopez Perez (MEX) 7-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-3, 11-3   Cornett & Salazar Secure Sporta Spoils Mexican Arturo Salazar successfully retained his Torneo Internacional Sporta Open title at Sporta Guatemalain the [...]

May 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA: Legal issues delay World Series Final rescheduling

PSA: Legal issues delay World Series Final rescheduling

The PSA is assuring its members that it is keen to reschedule the flagship PSA World Series Finals final, but is unable yet to move forward until certain legal issues are resolved. Staged at The Queen’s Club in London in January, the ATCO PSA World Series Finals ended in fiasco when the inflatable structure in which the [...]

May 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

PSA and WISPA in Hurghada: Ramy and Raneem take the titles

PSA and WISPA in Hurghada: Ramy and Raneem take the titles

        RESULTS:         Hurghada International, Hurghada, Egypt Men’s final: [1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [2] Karim Darwish (EGY) 11-9, 9-11, 12-14, 11-9, 11-3 (80m) Women’s final: [4] Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [2] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 11-5, 12-10, 11-9 (27m) Ramy & Raneem Reap Hurghada Rewards Ramy Ashour and Raneem El Weleily triumphed in [...]

May 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

England clinch junior double

England clinch junior double

ENGLAND have achieved a double victory in the European Under-15 and Under-17 Championships in germany. In the Under-17 final, England beat Czech Republic 2-1. In the Under-15 decider, England overcame France 3-0. EUROPEAN SQUASH NEWS RESULTS: European Junior U15 & U17 Team Championships, Germering, Germany U15 Final: [1] ENGLAND bt [2] FRANCE 3/0 Lucy Beecroft bt Marion [...]

May 17, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, WSF 0

WSF: PanAm chief’s shooting mystery

WSF: PanAm chief’s shooting mystery

PanAm Squash Chief Shooting Mystery The world of Squash is struggling to come to terms with the sudden loss of one of its most distinguished international figureheads. Sergio Rodriguez Jaramillo, Founder and President of the PanAmerican Squash Federation (FPS), was shot dead while being driven in a car in his home city of Medellín, Colombia. The [...]

May 17, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, WSF 0

PSA: London calling in Brazil

PSA: London calling in Brazil

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Goiania Powerade Open, Goiania, Brazil 1st round: [1] Rafael F Alarcon (BRA) bt Bradley Hindle (MLT) 11-8, 6-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9 (65m) [Q] Steven London (ENG) bt Fernando Lopez (MEX) 12-10, 11-7, 11-6 (38m) Esteban Casarino (PAR) bt Luke Butterworth (ENG) 11-5, 11-3, 7-11, 13-11 (39m) [3] Yann Perrin (FRA) bt Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) 11-5, 11-9, 11-2 (36m) [4] Kamran [...]

May 16, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Vicky’s title in Toronto

WISPA: Vicky’s title in Toronto

RESULTS: Alicia Hagedorn WISPA Open, Toronto, Canada 1st round: [1] Victoria Lust (ENG) bye [5] Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt Holly Naughton (CAN) 13-11, 11-6, 11-4 [4] Ivonne Diaz (MEX) bt Ileana Novelo (MEX) 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-2 [6] Stephanie Edmison (CAN) bt Georgina Stoker (ENG) w/o [8] Genevieve Lessard (CAN) bt Erin Roberts (CAN) 11-9, 11-2, 11-9 [3] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) bt Alex Clark (SCO) 6-11, [...]

May 14, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA and WISPA: Ramy and Rachel top seeds in Hurghada

PSA and WISPA: Ramy and Rachel top seeds in Hurghada

RESULTS:         Hurghada International, Hurghada, Egypt Men’s qualifying finals: Simon Rosner (GER) bt Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 11-9, 21-19, 11-3 (74m) Mohammed Abbas (EGY) bt Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) 12-10, 11-7, 11-2 (38m) Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) 13-11, 11-7, 11-2 (27m) Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Stephane Galifi (ITA) 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6 [...]

May 14, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canada: Razik and Ranieri win Nationals

Canada: Razik and Ranieri win Nationals

Shahier Razik, Miranda Ranieri win national squash titles TORONTO – Shahier Razik of Toronto and Miranda Ranieri of Waterloo, Ont., were crowned the men’s and women’s champions on Saturday at the Harrow Canadian Squash Championships which took place this week at the National Squash Academy. In a battle of the top-two seeds in the men’s [...]

May 12, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA: Matthew to defend Australian Open title

PSA: Matthew to defend Australian Open title

News from the Professional Squash Association World Tour World No1 Matthew To Defend Australian Open Title World number one Nick Matthew will return to Canberra in August to defend his Australian Open squash title, organisers have confirmed. The 30-year-old Englishman beat Egypt’s world number two Ramy Ashour in a superb final to claim the 2010 [...]

May 10, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Aussies and Canada win World Doubles titles

Aussies and Canada win World Doubles titles

The finals of 2011 World Squash Doubles Championships, featuring $50,000 in prize money, were held last night (May 9, 2011) in front of a capacity crowd at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club. In the Men’s final, Team Australia (Damien Mudge / Ben Gould) defeated Team England (John Russell / Clive Leach) 3-2 in [...]

May 10, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, WSF 0

WSF: Germany to host referees’ conference

WSF: Germany to host referees’ conference

Germany To Host 2011 WSF Refereeing Conference The 13th World Squash Refereeing Conference will take place in Paderborn in August, immediately preceding theMen’s World Team Championship being staged in the German city. The two-day World Squash Federation conference, from 19-20 August and supported by the German Squash Federation, has taken the theme of Scaling New Heights: Pathways to Success, and [...]

May 9, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Refs and Rules, WSF 0

PSA and WISPA: Seeds suffer in Cairo

PSA and WISPA: Seeds suffer in Cairo

PSA/WISPA TOUR EVENT NEWS Men’s Seeds Suffer In Cairo RESULTS:         Egyptian Circuit No1, Cairo, Egypt Men’s 1st round: [1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) 5-11, 11-9, 14-12, 11-8 (47m) Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Charles Sharpes (ENG) 11-9, 11-4, 11-6 (35m) Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt [Q] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 11-9, [...]

May 9, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Grinhams rise in rankings

WISPA: Grinhams rise in rankings

Grinhams Rise In New WISPA Rankings While Australia’s Rachael Grinham returns to the top three in the new May Women’s World Squash Rankings published by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA), her younger sister Natalie Grinham also bounces back into the top 20 after the birth of her first child last year. Malaysian Nicol [...]

May 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 1