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NAO: Top 8 seeds

NAO: Top 8 seeds

NORTH AMERICAN OPEN; Top eight seeds By ALAN THATCHER 1 Nick Matthew The reigning Richmond champion and runner up in 2009. He met Ramy Ashour in both finals. He is often compared to Peter Nicol, but Matthew has a more athletic, aggressive and physical dimension to his game. He returned to the sport stronger, fitter [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO: Shabana v Palmer in First Round

NAO: Shabana v Palmer in First Round

NAO FIRST ROUND SHOWDOWNS: Great matches to watch out for: Ramy Ashour v Adrian Grant: Grant is one of the fittest guys on the tour and will be out to spring a major shock in Richmond. David Palmer v Amr Shabana: A fascinating first round clash between two former world champions. Normally you would only [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO action from Richmond

NAO action from Richmond

Pictures by Patricia Lyons www.patricialyonsphotography.com [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries, Videos 0

Behind the lens

Behind the lens

SNAP! Photographer Patricia Lyons, who has brilliantly recorded the growth of the North American Open on camera, is in the spotlight herself. Alan Thatcher joins her for a Pinot Noir and sets the questions. 1: Squash is one of the fastest sports on the planet. How do you cope professionally with that? Having the right [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

Richards rallies to reach Nationals semi-finals

Richards rallies to reach Nationals semi-finals

RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s quarter-finals: [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) bt [8] Chris Simpson (Hants) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 (51m) [6] Tom Richards (Surrey) bt [10] Alan Clyne (Scotland) 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4 (42m) Women’s quarter-finals: [3] Laura Massaro (Lancs) bt Deon Saffery (Wales) 11-3, 11-3, 11-7 (22m) [2] Madeline Perry (Ireland) [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Pett and Chinappa breeze to Windy City titles

Pett and Chinappa breeze to Windy City titles

PSA/WISPA TOUR EVENT NEWS RESULTS:         Brit Insurance Metrosquash Windy City Open, Chicago, USA Men’s 1st round: [Q] Olivier Pett (ENG) bt [1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 12-10 [Q] Mark Heather (ENG) bt Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 [Q] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt [...]

February 10, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 1

Clyne stuns Grant in Nationals

Clyne stuns Grant in Nationals

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s 2nd round: [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) bt [Q] Adam Murrills (Cheshire)                 11-4, 11-4, 11-0 (30m) [8] Chris Simpson (Hants) bt [12] Laurence Delasaux (Yorks)          11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (41m) [10] Alan Clyne (Scotland) bt [4] Adrian Grant (Kent)                       11-6, 11-9, 11-9 [...]

February 9, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Harvard tackle Trinity

Harvard tackle Trinity

Harvard were the last College team to beat Trinity …. and they are keen to end the longest unbeaten streak in US College history. Published by Robert S Samuels on February 08, 2011 at 8:12PM The last time the No. 1 Trinity men’s squash team lost, Bill Clinton was still president, Titanic had just come [...]

February 9, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Murrills motor on in Manchester

Murrills motor on in Manchester

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s 1st round: [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) bt Neil Hitchens (Essex)                      12-10, 11-4, 11-4 (38m) [Q] Adam Murrills (Cheshire) bt [16] Simon Parke (Yorks)           11-9, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10 (60m) [8] Chris Simpson (Hants) bt Peter Creed (Wales)                      11-6, 11-7, [...]

February 8, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Lancashire lass Laura looks to Nationals success

Lancashire lass Laura looks to Nationals success

British National Squash Championships News Lancashire Lass Massaro Has Sights On British Nationals Breakthrough Unexpected international success last week in the USA, where she beat the top two players in the world for the first time, has given England international Laura Massaro a massive confidence-boost on the eve of the women’s British National Squash Championship, which [...]

February 8, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Matthew celebrates Swedish hat-trick

Matthew celebrates Swedish hat-trick

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Case Swedish Open, Linköping, Sweden Final: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [3] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 Matthew Celebrates Swedish Open Hat-Trick England’s Nick Matthew claimed his third successive Case Swedish Open title after beating fellow countryman Peter Barker in the final of the PSA World Tour International 50 squash event at Linköping Sporthall in Linköping. It was the pair’s third meeting [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Spotlight on Laura Massaro

Spotlight on Laura Massaro

SPOTLIGHT ON LAURA MASSARO Laura Massaro (nee Lengthorn) started playing squash aged 7. She was quickly spotted as having potential and at the age of 11 she was invited to play for Lancashire for the first time. From then on Laura played for Lancashire regularly and was ranked at number 1 in the county in [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Deon’s delight in Delaware

Deon’s delight in Delaware

RESULTS: Delaware State Open, Wilmington, Delaware, USA 1st round: [1] Sina Wall (GER) bt Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 [8] Elpiniki Clement (USA) bt Jennifer Davis (USA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 [4] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt Carrie Hastings (ENG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 [5] Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Julianne Chu (USA) 11-2, 11-7, 11-5 Larissa [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Local hero meets Parkey in Nationals

Local hero meets Parkey in Nationals

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s 2nd qualifying round: Phil Rushworth (Yorks) bt Jason Pike (Wilts)                              11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (29m) Rory Pennell (Essex) bt Oliver Wildig (Cheshire)                        11-6, 11-4 ret. (13m) Charles Sharpes (Surrey) bt Kevin Moran (Scotland)                  11-4, 11-2, 7-11, 11-5 (35m) Richard Birks (Shropshire) [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Azlan roars to Bluenose Classic victory

Azlan roars to Bluenose Classic victory

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Bluenose Classic, Halifax, Canada Final: [2] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt [3] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7 (53m) Iskandar Claims Bluenose Classic Crown Malaysia’s Azlan Iskandar claimed the second biggest title of his career when he beat Egypt’s Hisham Ashour in the final of the Bluenose Classic, the PSA World Tour International 50 squash event in its [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0