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PSA reaches 250k page likes on Facebook

PSA reaches 250k page likes on Facebook

Another social media success for PSA By SEAN REUTHE  The official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour has reached 250,000 page likes – meaning there has been a 25% increase in total followers across all of the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) social media channels over the past 12 months. The milestone comes just a [...]

March 29, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Abouelghar beats home hero Mueller in Grasshopper Cup

Abouelghar beats home hero Mueller in Grasshopper Cup

Joel Makin falls to Ali Farag in Zurich thriller By SEAN REUTHE Home hero Nicolas Mueller bowed out of the Grasshopper Cup on day three of the PSA World Tour Gold tournament after falling to Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar in straight games inside Zurich’s Halle 622. Zurich-based Mueller was cheered on by his home crowd, with [...]

March 29, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tribute to Andy Bunting, a true gentleman of squash

Tribute to Andy Bunting, a true gentleman of squash

‘Great at spotting raw talent, Andy was a caring man who kept the players’ wellbeing a priority’ By BOB JOHNSON Andy Bunting, age 74, died on Monday 25th March 2019 at home, a true gentleman and one of the most popular and respected figures in the squash community. Born in Southport and the eldest of [...]

March 28, 2019 Guest Contributor News 1

Nicol David engages media in Malaysia

Nicol David engages media in Malaysia

“The media, locally and internationally, have been very supportive of my squash career and I am thankful to all their contributions.” By Kng Zheng Guan and Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Correspondents Eight-time world champion and a true Malaysian legend Nicol David, had a little special treat for the Malaysian media as she took [...]

March 28, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Rodriguez and Gawad avoid upsets on day two in Zurich

Rodriguez and Gawad avoid upsets on day two in Zurich

Miguel saves four match balls against Zahed By SEAN REUTHE Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez and Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad narrowly avoided surprise defeats on day two of the Grasshopper Cup as they claimed 3-2 wins over World No.14 Zahed Salem and World No.24 Max Lee, respectively, at Halle 622 in Zurich, Switzerland. The 33-year-old Rodriguez overturned [...]

March 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Swiss No.1 Mueller kicks off Grasshopper Cup campaign with victory on home soil

Swiss No.1 Mueller kicks off Grasshopper Cup campaign with victory on home soil

Selby squeezes past Pilley in 85-minute marathon By SEAN REUTHE Swiss No.1 Nicolas Mueller got off to a winning start at the 2019 Grasshopper Cup as he overcame Hong Kong’s Tsz Fung Yip by a 3-1 scoreline to reach the second round of the PSA World Tour Gold tournament. The entirety of the first round [...]

March 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Let’s tidy up the rules on lets and strokes

Let’s tidy up the rules on lets and strokes

It’s all far too confusing – even for the pros!  By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Columnist Now, I know this may be controversial. But I am just going to come straight out with it. The rules on strokes and lets are just too confusing. The rules are opaque and difficult to apply. Judging by [...]

March 21, 2019 Chris Sargent Comment, Growing the game, News 5

Diego Elias and Annie Au are top seeds in Macau

Diego Elias and Annie Au are top seeds in Macau

Strong Asian influence in two $50k events running side by side By ELLIE MAWSON Peru’s World No.9 Diego Elias has been seeded to face India’s World No.12 Saurav Ghosal in the final of the 2019 Macau Open after the main draws for the PSA World Tour Gold tournament were released. The pair will lock horns [...]

March 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Farag and El Welily top seeds as stars head for Eindhoven

Farag and El Welily top seeds as stars head for Eindhoven

  Stars out to deliver top performances at postal company’s new HQ By ELLIE MAWSON and ALAN THATCHER The draws for the 2019 DPD Open Squash have been announced today, with some blockbuster clashes in store at the DPD Hub in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven between April 9-14. Some 48 of the best male [...]

March 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Virtual sports are big business By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor When pondering why squash has been overlooked yet again for the Olympics, understanding the impact of fun activities like breakdancing and skateboarding is one thing. Accepting why eSports (computer games) are also likely to be miles ahead of squash is another. The IOC [...]

March 19, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 0

Olympics setback: WSF and PSA demand answers from IOC

Olympics setback: WSF and PSA demand answers from IOC

Youth Olympics likely to be next target for squash By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) have demanded answers from the IOC following the sport’s latest Olympic setback. Squash’s latest Olympic bid was stopped in its tracks within a few days of being launched [...]

March 19, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 0

Superman Paul Coll claims first Canary Wharf title against a tired Tarek Momen

Superman Paul Coll claims first Canary Wharf title against a tired Tarek Momen

Kiwi Coll dedicates title to Christchurch victims By ALAN THATCHER, MATT COLES and SEAN REUTHE Paul Coll lifted the shiny new trophy after winning the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic final against Egypt’s Tarek Momen and immediately dedicated his victory to the victims and survivors of the mass shootings back home in New [...]

March 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Raneem El Welily wins Black Ball Open title in Cairo

Raneem El Welily wins Black Ball Open title in Cairo

Raneem wins thriller against friend and rival Nour El Sherbini By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo Egypt’s World No.1 Raneem El Welily overcame compatriot and reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini in a five-game thriller in Cairo, Egypt, to be crowned the 2019 CIB Black Ball Squash Open champion. The Black Ball Squash Open is the [...]

March 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter As a PSA Foundation member, I was able to be among the first to secure Quarter Final tickets for this year’s Canary Wharf Squash Classic, purchasing 5 tickets for myself and 4 club mates. However, when [...]

March 15, 2019 James Roberts News 2

Canary Wharf: Tarek takes out Mo as Coll hands Castagnet a hard Brexit

Canary Wharf: Tarek takes out Mo as Coll hands Castagnet a hard Brexit

Double delight for Mr and Mrs Momen By ALAN THATCHER, MATT COLES and SEAN REUTHE at Canary Wharf Egypt’s World No.3 Tarek Momen and New Zealand’s World No.7 Paul Coll will contest the final of the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic after they ended the hopes of World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy and Mathieu [...]

March 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0