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NAO: Selby feels flat as he falls to Azlan

NAO: Selby feels flat as he falls to Azlan

ALAN THATCHER REPORTS FROM RICHMOND Daryl Selby admitted that he was “feeling flat” as he crashed out of the NAO first round to Mohd Azlan Iskander. The London-based Malaysian defeated Selby after losing the opening game, hitting back to win 9-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-5 in 60 minutes. Selby said he found it difficult to repeat [...]

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

NAO: Illingworth draws top seed Matthew

NAO: Illingworth draws top seed Matthew

US star Illingworth draws world champion Matthew in North American Open US squash star Julian Illingworth’s reward for cementing his domestic supremacy in the qualifying finals of the North American Open was to draw world champion Nick Matthew in the first round. Illingworth overcame US team-mate Chris Gordon in a 71-minute clash, triumphing 17-15, 9-11, [...]

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

NAO: Brutal battles in qualifying

NAO: Brutal battles in qualifying

By ALAN THATCHER Some brutal battles have meant a late night here at the NAO qualifying finals at the Country Club of Virginia. The longest by far was the marathon match-up between Mathieu Castagnet of France and Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly, with the Frenchman finally triumphing 8-11, 14-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9 after 122 minutes. Not far [...]

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

NAO: Battle for world dominance resumes

NAO: Battle for world dominance resumes

By ALAN THATCHER North American Open Squash Championship 2011: World’s leading stars renew rivalry in Richmond By ALAN THATCHER World champion Nick Matthew will be seeking revenge from his great rival Ramy Ashour next week in the North American Open Squash Championship, which is being staged at the stylish Westwood Club in Richmond, Virginia. The [...]

February 18, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

India celebrate success at Asian Junior Champs

India celebrate success at Asian Junior Champs

RESULTS: Asian Junior Team Championships, Colombo, Sri Lanka Men’s Final: INDIA bt [1] PAKISTAN 2/1 Ramit Tandon bt Danish Atlas Khan 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 Abhishek Pradhan lost to Nasir Iqbal 4-11, 7-11, 3-11 Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Sadam Ul Haq 11-7, 11-2, 11-6 3rd place: HONG KONG CHINA & MALAYSIA 5th place play-off: JAPAN [...]

February 18, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

ISS Canary Wharf Classic: Matthew seeks revenge

ISS Canary Wharf Classic: Matthew seeks revenge

ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic: Matthew lands revenge clash with Selby By ALAN THATCHER World champion Nick Matthew has an early opportunity to gain revenge over Daryl Selby following his shock defeat in the final of the British National Championship. The two English stars have been drawn to meet each other in the quarter-finals of [...]

February 18, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News 1

PSA: Danish wins in Iran

PSA: Danish wins in Iran

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 FAJR International, Arak, Iran 1st round: [1] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt Ahmad Alzabidi (JOR) 4-11, 14-12, 11-4, 11-6 (33m) [Q] Aurangzeb Mehmund (PAK) bt Mohammad Reza Sadeghpour (IRI) 11-9, 11-9, 18-16 (38m) [Q] Navid Maleksabet (IRI) bt Farhan Zaman (PAK) w/o [4] Mansoor Zaman (PAK) bt [Q] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) [...]

February 17, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA: Pakistan players dominate in Persian Cup

PSA: Pakistan players dominate in Persian Cup

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Kish Persian Gulf Cup, Kish Island, Iran 1st round: [1] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt [Q] Saqib Yousaf (PAK) 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8 Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Sohail Shameli (IRI) 11-2, 11-5, 11-4 [Q] Syed Hamzah Shah Bukhari (PAK) bt Ahmed Hawas (EGY) 11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 13-11 Waqar Mehboob (PAK) bt [3] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) 11-9, [...]

February 17, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Salma soars to Persian Gulf success

WISPA: Salma soars to Persian Gulf success

RESULTS: International WISPA Persian Gulf Championship, Kish Island, Iran 1st round: [2] Merhan Amr Mahmoud (EGY) bt Arezoosadat Mousavizadeh (IRI) 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 [5] Parand Dolatyzadeh (IRI) bt Marjan Rohani (IRI) 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 [4] Carrie Ramsey (ENG) bt Fereshteh Dabiri (IRI) 11-3, 11-1, 11-1 Forogh Sar Ostad (IRI) bt [8] Raheleh Bagheri (IRI) 12-14, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 Elham Ramezani (IRI) bt [7] Golnaz [...]

February 17, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Olympics: Cricket star backs squash bid

Olympics: Cricket star backs squash bid

Cricket Star Backs Squash Bid World record-breaking cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has offered his support to squash’s bid to join the Olympic programme. At the Opening Dinner of the Asian Junior Squash Championships in Colombo, the Sri Lanka star – who has taken 800 Test wickets and over 500 in One Day internationals – was presenting a Friend of [...]

February 17, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day 0

PSL: Duffield fight back

PSL: Duffield fight back

Former Champions Duffield Hit Back In Second Half Season Opener By HOWARD HARDING Former champions Benz-Bavarian Duffield hit back in the opening tie of the second half of thePremier Squash League (PSL) season to slam MB Nottingham 5/0 away from home and score their second maximum points win over their East Midlands rivals this season in Tuesday’s [...]

February 16, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Bethesda: Khalifa claims second PSA title

Bethesda: Khalifa claims second PSA title

News from the PSA World Tour RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 National Capital Open, Bethesda, USA Semi-finals: [Q] Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 7-11, 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 11-5 (58m) Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt [2] Martin Knight (NZL) 11-7, 4-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-7 (62m) Final: Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt [Q] Wade Johnstone (AUS) [...]

February 15, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Taylor leads Masters march

Taylor leads Masters march

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:        British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s Over-35 quarter-finals: [1] Nick Taylor (Lancs) bt Christian Donelan (Kent) 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 (28m) [5/8] Jamie Goodrich (Norfolk) bt [3/4] Jago Nardelli (Middx) 11-3, 8-11, 11-5, 11-4 (35m) [3/4] Stephen Siveter (Merseyside) bt [5/8] Daniel Massaro (Lancs) 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, [...]

February 15, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Finnish Open: Copps is tops in Finland

Finnish Open: Copps is tops in Finland

News from the PSA World Tour RESULTS: PSA Challenger 15 Savcor Finnish Open, Mikkeli, Finland Semi-finals: [1] Joey Barrington (ENG) bt Bradley Hindle (MLT) 4-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 [3] Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt [2] Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 11-7, 11-9, 14-12 Final: [3] Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt [1] Joey Barrington (ENG) 13-15, 11-5, 11-8, [...]

February 15, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nationals: Selby and Massaro topple top seeds to win titles

Nationals: Selby and Massaro topple top seeds to win titles

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s final: [3] Daryl Selby (Essex) bt [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 (84m) Women’s final: [3] Laura Massaro (Lancs) bt [1] Jenny Duncalf (Yorks) 11-7, 9-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-2 (62m) Sensational Selby Denies Matthew Nationals Record In Manchester The [...]

February 13, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0