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PSA: Salazar surprise in Berkshire Open

PSA: Salazar surprise in Berkshire Open

RESULTS: PSA International 25 True North Berkshire Open, Williamstown, Mass, USA 1st round (top half of draw): [1] Wael El Hindi (EGY) bt Chris Ryder (ENG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (49m) Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 11-5, 11-8, 11-9 (35m) Borja Golan (ESP) bt [Q] Christopher Gordon (USA) 9-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-3 (50m) [3] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt Joey [...]

April 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Grinham and Kippax upset Cayman seedings

WISPA: Grinham and Kippax upset Cayman seedings

RESULTS: Cedrus Investments Cayman Islands Open, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 1st round: [1] Nicol David (MAS) bt Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3 (29m) [Q] Natalie Grinham (NED) bt [6] Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-6, 13-11, 14-12 (48m) [3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Marlene West (CAY) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 (24m) [Q] Sarah Kippax (ENG) bt [8] Annie Au (HKG) 11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8 (39m) Grinham [...]

April 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Donna’s Cayman shock

WISPA: Donna’s Cayman shock

RESULTS: Cedrus Investments Cayman Islands Open, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 1st round (half of draw): [5] Madeline Perry (IRL) bt [Q] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 6-11, 18-16, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8 (56m) [Q] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [4] Alison Waters (ENG) 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 10-12, 11-7 (52m) [7] Camille Serme (FRA) bt Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-2 (46m) [2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) [...]

April 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Grainger quits for dream job in NYC

WISPA: Grainger quits for dream job in NYC

WISPA President Natalie Grainger To Stand Down Natalie Grainger, the recently married former world number one who retired from the WISPA World Tour in December, is standing down as President of WISPA (Women’s International Squash Players’ Association) with immediate effect. “WISPA has been part of my life for so long, fifteen years as a touring player, thirteen as [...]

April 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

PSL: Surrey sides meet in final

PSL: Surrey sides meet in final

Dramatic PSL Semis Lead To All-Surrey Final Defending champions Surrey Health & Racquets and TWP St George’s Hill will meet in an all-SurreyPremier Squash League (PSL) final after both teams survived nail-biting semi-finals of the world’s most prestigious squash league which went to the wire. Recently-crowned British National champion Daryl Selby led St George’s Hill into the final [...]

April 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, ESR, News 0

PSA: Marche on the march

PSA: Marche on the march

News from the PSA World Tour RESULTS: Challenger 5 PSA de Baillargues, Baillargues, France 1st round: [1] Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt Philip Nightingale (ENG) 6-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-9 (37m) [Q] Charles Sharpes (ENG) bt [Q] Nathan Lake (ENG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (39m) Joan Lezaud (FRA) bt [Q] Ondrej Ertl (CZE) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (22m) Ben [...]

April 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA aligns with PSA in World Series launch

WISPA aligns with PSA in World Series launch

WISPA Align With PSA In World Series Launch The Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) is announcing exciting plans to re-brand its top tier championships as WISPA World Series events, leading to an annual WISPA World Series Finals. The first new WISPA World Series event will be this week’s Cedrus Investments Cayman Islands Open. The $68,500 championship, in its third [...]

April 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Squash Australia: Lisa breaks into top 30

Squash Australia: Lisa breaks into top 30

Camilleri breaks into top 30 North Queensland’s Lisa Camilleri achieved a career milestone when she broke into the world’s top 30 on the latest rankings issued by the Women’s International Squash Players Association. Camilleri, winner of the ACT Open in late March, climbed three places to number 29 in the world, making it four Australians [...]

April 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Perry powers into top three

WISPA: Perry powers into top three

Perry Powers Into World’s Top Three Madeline Perry leaps three places to a career-high No3 in the latest Women’s World Squash Rankings to become the highest-ranked Irish woman of all-time in the April list published by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA). The list is headed by Nicol David, the Malaysian who marks her 60th month as [...]

April 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

PSA: Darwish wins three-game marathon

PSA: Darwish wins three-game marathon

Saurav Ghosal in action RESULTS: PSA International 35 Kolkata International, Kolkata, India RESULTS: PSA International 35 Kolkata International, Kolkata, India Final: [1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 12-10, 12-10, 11-4 (91m) Karim Crowned Kolkata King In the longest three-game match either player had ever played, world No3 Karim Darwish overcame fellow EgyptianOmar Mosaad in today’s final of the Kolkata International [...]

April 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Illingworth beats Lane to win US title

Illingworth beats Lane to win US title

Julian Illingworth won his seventh successive US National title in emphatic style today, beating the plucky and ever-improving Gilly Lane in 3 games. This is the third consecutive US final that these two players have contested. After a tight first game and and even balanced start to the second, Julian pulled away towards the mid-point and [...]

April 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

WISPA: Grinham beats King in Montreal final

WISPA: Grinham beats King in Montreal final

RESULTS: Atwater Cup, Montreal, Canada Final: Natalie Grinham (NED) bt [3] Joelle King (NZL) 11-6, 11-7, 14-12 Grinham Back On Winner’s Podium In Montreal Less than a year after the birth of her first child, Dutch squash star Natalie Grinham gave the clearest signal that she is back to her best when she won the Women’s Atwater Cup in [...]

April 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA: Coppinger slays Knight in Brisbane final

PSA: Coppinger slays Knight in Brisbane final

Coppinger slays Knight From ANDREW DENT South African Stephen Coppinger justified his top billing when he downed New Zealand’s Martin Knight in the final of the Hibiscus Gardens Open squash tournament in Brisbane on Sunday. The world number 39 from Cape Town won a high quality final 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8 to claim the seventh [...]

April 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA: Matthew extends lead at the top

PSA: Matthew extends lead at the top

Matthew Extends World Number One Lead Title success in his third PSA World Tour event of the year last month has extended Englishman Nick Matthew‘s lead at the top of the Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings, according to the April list published today by theProfessional Squash Association. The world champion from Sheffield successfully defended his ISS Canary Wharf [...]

April 2, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Canary Wharf on Sky TV

Canary Wharf on Sky TV

UK viewers can catch all the highlights from the ISS Canary Wharf Classic on April 10. Tune in to Sky Sports 4 at the following times to see Nick Matthew’s win over Peter Barker, and Barker’s first PSA victory over James Willstrop: 09.00 15.00 23.30 Tournament website: www.canarywharfsquash.com [...]

April 2, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News 0