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PSA: Matthew marches on with fifth month at No.1

PSA: Matthew marches on with fifth month at No.1

Matthew Makes Fifth Month As World Number One England’s Nick Matthew moves into his fifth successive month as world number one, according to the May Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings published by the Professional Squash Association. The world champion from Sheffield heads an unchanged top ten, with Egyptian rival Ramy Ashour at No2; fellow EgyptianKarim Darwish – winner [...]

May 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, ESR, News 1

REFS AND RULES: Blocking and trapping

REFS AND RULES: Blocking and trapping

From The Squasah Official By BARRY FAGUY This is reworked from an earlier article from years ago about this very important subject – the group of complex factors that relate to decision-making when it comes to the ‘access’ form of interference. Again, this is personal opinion – so read it critically and decide for yourself [...]

May 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Refs and Rules, WSF 0

PSL: Nicol leads Surrey Health to another crown

PSL: Nicol leads Surrey Health to another crown

Surrey Health & Racquets Retain PSL Crown In the first all-Surrey final in the history of the world’s most prestigious squash league, defending champions Surrey Health & Racquets overwhelmed final newcomers TWP St George’s Hill 4/1 to win the Premier Squash League title at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford for the third time in four years. The [...]

May 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

REFS AND RULES: Newsletter gems

REFS AND RULES: Newsletter gems

It’s always a pleasure to receive Barry Faguy’s online newsletter, The Squash Official, produced for squash referees in Canada but thoroughly deserving of a worldwide audience (which we are happy to help to provide here). His latest collection of news items and refereeing queries is as enjoyable as ever and I especially like the contribution [...]

May 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News, Refs and Rules, WSF 0

PSA: Busy schedule for World Series events

PSA: Busy schedule for World Series events

PSA Confirms second half of 2011 World Series Line-Up It looks like another busy end to the year for the world’s leading players with the Professional Squash Association confirming the remaining events that will complete the top-tier PSA World Series calendar for 2011. In addition to this will be the PSA’s premier annual championship, the World Open – [...]

May 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

WISPA: Hansen halts Lust in St Louis final

WISPA: Hansen halts Lust in St Louis final

RESULTS: Racquet Club Invitational, St Louis, USA Final: [1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt [3] Victoria Lust (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 Great Dane Line Hansen justified her top billing in the Women’s Racquet Club Invitational when she brushed aside England’s Victoria Lust in the final of the WISPA World Tour 8 squash event at The Racquet Club [...]

May 2, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA and WISPA: English double in Galway

PSA and WISPA: English double in Galway

RESULTS:   Paddy ‘Whack’ Walsh West of Ireland Open, Galway, Ireland Men’s 1st round: [1] Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN) bt [Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-9 [Q] Lucas Serme (FRA) bt Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9 Olivier Pett (ENG) bt Rasmus Nielsen (DEN) 11-6, 11-7, 13-11 Chris Truswell (ENG) bt [4] Tom Pashley [...]

May 1, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Euro Champs: England clinch double in Finland

Euro Champs: England clinch double in Finland

RESULTS: European Team Championship, Espoo, Finland Division 1 Men’s Final: [1] ENGLAND bt [2] FRANCE 3/0 Jonathan Kemp bt Julien Balbo 11-7, 11-1, 11-3 Nick Matthew bt Gregory Gaultier 11-6, 12-10, 11-5 Peter Barker bt Mathieu Castagnet 11-5 ret. 3rd place play-off: [5] ITALY bt [3] NETHERLANDS 3/1 Stephane Galifi lost to Laurens Jan Anjema 5-11, 4-11, 9-11 Marcus Berrett [...]

May 1, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, WSF 0

Euro champs: England bid for double glory

Euro champs: England bid for double glory

RESULTS: European Team Championship, Espoo, Finland Division 1: Men’s semi-finals: [1] ENGLAND bt [3] NETHERLANDS 4/0 James Willstrop bt Piedro Schweertman 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 Nick Matthew bt Dylan Bennett 11-7, 9-11, 11-2, 11-5 Daryl Selby bt Rene Mijs 11-3, 11-6, 12-10 Peter Barker bt Sebastian Weenink 12-10, 11-8 [2] FRANCE bt [5] ITALY 4/0 Mathieu Castagnet bt Davide Bianchetti 11-8, 6-11, [...]

April 30, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, WSF 0

Asian Champs: He’s the Wan!

Asian Champs: He’s the Wan!

RESULTS: 16th Asian Individual Squash Championships 2011, Penang, Malaysia Women’s Championship [1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [2] Au Wing-Chi Annie (HK)  11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (23min) Men’s Championship [3/4] Mohd Nafizwan Mohd Adnan (MAS)  bt [1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS)  11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8  (64min)   There Can Only Be Wan: Adnan, David Win Asian Titles Malaysians  Mohd. Nafiizwan Adnan and Nicol David claimed both [...]

April 30, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, WSF 0

Asian Champs: Malaysia bid for double

Asian Champs: Malaysia bid for double

RESULTS: 16th Asian Individual Squash Championships 2011, Penang, Malaysia Women’s Quarterfinals  [2] Au Wing-Chi Annie (HK) bt [3/4] Low Wee Wern (MAS)  12-10, 10-12, 13-11, 12-10  (86min) [1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [3/4] Delia Odette Arnold (MAS)  11-7, 11-4, 11-6  (26min)   Men’s Quarterfinals [1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [5/8] Siddharth Suchde (IND)  11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12, 11-4  (89min) [3/4] Mohd [...]

April 29, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, WSF 0

Euro Champs: Italy reach semi-finals

Euro Champs: Italy reach semi-finals

RESULTS: European Team Championship, Espoo, Finland Division 1 – Men’s final qualifying rounds – Pool A: [1] ENGLAND bt [5] ITALY 4/0 Nick Matthew bt Davide Bianchetti 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 Daryl Selby bt Andrea Torricini 11-6, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8 Jonathan Kemp bt Mirko Pareccini 11-1, 11-6, 11-2 Peter Barker bt Amr Swelim 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 [4] WALES bt [8] CZECH [...]

April 29, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News, Uncategorized, WSF 0

ESR: Inter-county finals preview

ESR: Inter-county finals preview

The last Inter County titles of the season will be decided this weekend at the prestigious “Park Club” in Nottingham.  The top eight Men’s and Women’s County Teams will play out a full Monrad draw to decide not only the titles, but final places as well as relegation to Division One next season. MEN ESSEX, [...]

April 29, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Euro Champs: Matthew impressed by Koukal

Euro Champs: Matthew impressed by Koukal

RESULTS: European Team Championships, Espoo, Finland Division 1 Men’s Qualifying rounds – Pool A: [5] ITALY bt [4] WALES 4/0 Stephane Galifi bt Peter Creed 11-9, 11-4, 10-12, 16-14 Amr Swelim bt Nic Birt 11-5, 11-7, 6-11, 11-5 Davide Bianchetti bt David Evans 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 Marcus Berrett bt Alex Gough 11-3, 16-14, 11-2 [1] ENGLAND bt [8] CZECH REPUBLIC [...]

April 28, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, WSF 0

Asian Champs in Malaysia: Keo delivers KO

Asian Champs in Malaysia: Keo delivers KO

RESULTS: 16th Asian Individual Squash Championships 2011, Penang, Malaysia Women’s Quarter final [2] Au Wing-Chi Annie (HKG) bt [5/8] Sun Mi Song (KOR) 11-3 11-6 11-8 (30m) [3/4] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) 11-8 10-12 11-8 11-2 (48m) [3/4] Delia Odette Arnold (MAS) bt [5/8] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 9-11 11-7 5-11 11-5 11-9b (75m) [1] [...]

April 27, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0