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Ong Hai Sung leads Malaysians through in KL

Ong Hai Sung leads Malaysians through in KL

Wild card turns assassin against Creed By ZHENG GUAN KNG – Squash Mad Correspondent  KUALA LUMPUR – The opening day of the Malaysian Open squash championships saw quite a few upsets as the hosts Malaysia grabbed the lion’s share of the wins. In the men’s competition, wildcard entrant Ong Sai Hung claimed the biggest win [...]

September 25, 2019 Kng Zheng Guan News 0

Mo and Raneem return to defend US Open crowns

Mo and Raneem return to defend US Open crowns

Mr and Mrs Farag fight to regain Drexel trophies By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s top squash players will compete for the first PSA Platinum title of the 2019-20 season between October 5-12 at Philadelphia’s Drexel University as the draws for the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships were released today. [...]

September 23, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hania El Hammamy speaks about her future after winning the coveted junior title

Hania El Hammamy speaks about her future after winning the coveted junior title

World Junior Champion not surprised at her senior success because of her hard work By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It has taken her five attempts and three finals to get there, but after playing second fiddle for two consecutive times, Hania El Hammamy can now proudly claim her title of World [...]

September 23, 2019 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

French double as Alves and Dussourd win Nash Cup finals in Canada

French double as Alves and Dussourd win Nash Cup finals in Canada

Top seed Malhotra fades in the fifth  By CHRIS HANEBURY and MARK McLEAN – Squash Mad Correspondents Melissa Alves and Auguste Dussourd made it a French double in the finals of the Nash Cup hosted by Jay Nash at the London Squash and Fitness Club in Ontario, Canada. Women’s top seed Alves, ranked 45 in [...]

September 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Jazz Hutton in tune for Nash Cup final as Donna Lobban bows out

Jazz Hutton in tune for Nash Cup final as Donna Lobban bows out

Men’s top seed Malhotra turns up the heat on Cardenas By ANNA KIMBERLEY and JAY NASH England’s Jasmine Hutton has reached the final of the $20,000 Nash Cup PSA Challenger tournament at London Squash and Fitness Club in Ontario, Canada. She will meet top seed Melissa Alves of France, who overcame the Australian No.8 seed [...]

September 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini aims to peak at the Pyramids after sitting out San Francisco

Nour El Sherbini aims to peak at the Pyramids after sitting out San Francisco

Egyptian aces battle for Women’s World title on home soil  By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent THE draws for the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship and the CIB Egyptian Squash Open PSA Platinum tournament have been announced, with some blockbuster fixtures in store at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt. The PSA Women’s [...]

September 19, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Camille Serme interview: I was happy to play in France rather than go to a bigger event in China

Camille Serme interview: I was happy to play in France rather than go to a bigger event in China

‘The whole week in Nantes was amazing’ Interview by JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent A few months after les Bleues clinched their first ever European Team Championship, French women’s squash had another major success last weekend: carried by an ecstatic crowd, Camille Serme won the open de France at the Château des Ducs de [...]

September 17, 2019 Jerome Elhaik Interviews, News 0

Nantes Blog, Day 4: C’est Serme-sationel au Château!

Nantes Blog, Day 4: C’est Serme-sationel au Château!

French crowd go crazy for Camille  By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter So finals day has arrived and after yesterday’s semis, promise to provide another fantastic spectacle at the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. I am especially looking forward to the women’s final as the French No. 1 will try to become the [...]

September 15, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Paul Coll and Camille Serme take Nantes titles

Paul Coll and Camille Serme take Nantes titles

Serme sinks Sobhy to claim home win By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.3, and home favourite, Camille Serme, and New Zealand’s Paul Coll are the champions of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital, after they won their respective matches at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne on [...]

September 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Great to see sports retail brand Decathlon teaming up with squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter It was a very early start for me yesterday as I had to catch a ‘Flixbus’ from Angers to Nantes at 7am. Flixbus is quite a new phenomenon in France, being their equivalent of National Express, [...]

September 14, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

Mak-nifique! Joel Makin wins marathon battle to halt home hero Greg Marche

Mak-nifique! Joel Makin wins marathon battle to halt home hero Greg Marche

Serme meets Sobhy in Nantes women’s final By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin fought back from two games down to reach the final of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital after beating home favourite Gregoire Marche in front of a partisan crowd at the Chateau des [...]

September 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Casting light on a great business model for squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter After a great night’s sleep, my friend Etienne takes me by car to revisit the club where I played as an exchange student at the Faculte de Lettres at Angers University, Squash du Lac de Maine. This club, [...]

September 13, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

No.2 seeds Coll and Perry survive scares in France

No.2 seeds Coll and Perry survive scares in France

Willstrop falls to Zahed; Nantes semi-finals switch to best of five By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s Paul Coll and England’s Sarah-Jane Perry are through to the semi finals of the Open de France – Nantes after both surviving scares in their last eight clashes at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne. [...]

September 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Cash boost takes US Open prize fund to $371,000

Cash boost takes US Open prize fund to $371,000

  World’s best head for season’s first PSA Platinum event in Philly By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s top squash players will compete for the first PSA Platinum title of the 2019-20 season between October 5-12 as Philadelphia’s Drexel University hosts the 2019 FS Investments U.S Open Squash Championships. The U.S. Open [...]

September 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

I woke up to the headline ‘Greg Marches on’ By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter With five days of clothing, toiletries, playing gear, rackets, shoes, numerous World Squash Day shirts, several bottles of craft beer and two giant bars of Cadbury’s chocolate (gifts for French friends), I never thought you could pack so [...]

September 12, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0