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US stars in Bluenose semi-finals

US stars in Bluenose semi-finals

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Bluenose Classic, Halifax, Canada 1st round: [2] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt [Q] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-7 (49m) Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 11-9, 3-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-6 (69m) [Q] Gilly Lane (USA) bt [Q] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-9, 11-13, 11-5, 11-3 (75m) Mohammed Abbas (EGY) bt [4] Shahier Razik (CAN) 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, [...]

February 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Pilley pushes Matthew in Swedish Open

Pilley pushes Matthew in Swedish Open

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Case Swedish Open, Linköping, Sweden Quarter-finals: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6, 13-11 [4] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 [3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Farhan Mehboob (PAK) 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 [2] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Stewart Boswell (AUS) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 Champion Matthew Tested In Swedish Quarters England’s world [...]

February 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Rosner makes Darwish fight in Sweden

Rosner makes Darwish fight in Sweden

 News from the PSA World Tour RESULTS: PSA International 50 Case Swedish Open, Linköping, Sweden 1st round: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 [Q] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt [Q] Alan Clyne (SCO) 12-14, 12-10, 11-2, 12-10 [4] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG) 11-5, 11-2, 11-8 [...]

February 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA: Egyptians in Detroit, a long way from Cairo

PSA: Egyptians in Detroit, a long way from Cairo

Students, athletes grapple with Egypt crisis Michigan residents struggle to get home as squash team worries about its homeland Oralandar Brand-Williams / The Detroit News Detroit— Metro Detroiters stuck in Egypt are frantically trying to flee the chaos, while visitors from the troubled country are praying for peace and scrambling for news from their homeland. On [...]

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

Countdown to the British Nationals

Countdown to the British Nationals

Manchester is gearing up for the start of the 2011 National Squash Championships this month, when Britain’s most talented players will be battling it out to win the prestigious title. England’s Nick Matthew and Jenny Duncalf are expected to provide a Yorkshire double, according to the seedings for the event. Duncalf, the world No2 from [...]

February 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

The Squash Official Newsletter

The Squash Official Newsletter

Thanks to Barry Faguy for emailing through the latest, mid-season edition of The Squash official Newsletter. I always enjoy the exchanges of views and advice for officials, and it really is essential reading for players, too. You can view it online at: http://www.squash.ca/e/officiating/tso/ [...]

February 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, News, Refs and Rules 0

WSF restructures World Championship bidding process

WSF restructures World Championship bidding process

WSF Restructures World Agreements The World Squash Federation has radically altered the process by which World Championships and Conferences are allocated. Until now, member nations wanting to host have simply applied for the opportunity. The result of this has been no certainty that all regions of the world will have a share, secure a range of [...]

February 4, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, WSF 0

Harrow to sponsor Canadian teams

Harrow to sponsor Canadian teams

Squash Canada is pleased to announce a three-year partnership between Harrow Sports and Squash Canada to become the Official National Team Clothing Supplier. As part of this agreement Harrow Sports will also become the Official Ranking Sponsor for Squash Canada’s new national ranking which was unveiled in January 2011. Effective immediately, Squash Canada’s new national [...]

February 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Egyptians, far away from the revolution

Egyptians, far away from the revolution

Desire for democracy at core of revolt in Egypt From the Detroit News By HENRY PAYNE Bloomfield Hills They want what America offers. And now their countrymen want it, too. Five Egyptian pro squash players are in Metro Detroit playing in the Motor City Open, but their hearts are back home with their countrymen and [...]

February 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Swedish Open: Matthew and Darwish top seeds

Swedish Open: Matthew and Darwish top seeds

RESULTS: PSA International 50 CASE Swedish Open, Linkoping, Sweden Qualifying finals: Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt Joey Barrington (ENG) 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 Alan Clyne (SCO) bt Mark Krajcsak (HUN) 4-11, 4-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3 Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Robbie Temple (ENG) 11-3, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5 Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Stephen Coppinger (RSA) 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 11-7 Bianchetti Battles Back Into Swedish Open [...]

February 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Magnificent Massaro downs David in Cleveland final

Magnificent Massaro downs David in Cleveland final

HOT NEWS: RESULTS: WISPA Cleveland Classic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Final: [8] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt [1] Nicol David (MAS) 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 (61m) Massaro Ends David’s 14-Month Unbeaten Run In ‘Dream’ Win It was already the biggest final of Laura Massaro’s career – and it led to her biggest win of all-time when the [...]

February 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSL: St George’s and Chapel Allerton march on unbeaten

PSL: St George’s and Chapel Allerton march on unbeaten

St George’s Hill & Chapel Allerton End First Half of PSL Season Unbeaten With the first half of the Premier Squash League (PSL) season now behind them, both LEBC Group Chapel Allertonand TWP St George’s Hill remain unbeaten – and have extended their leadership of Groups A & B, respectively, after the fifth round of the world’s most [...]

February 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Nicol David hits new heights

Nicol David hits new heights

Malaysia’s Nicol David marks another significant milestone in her illustrious career by celebrating her 58th month as world number one in the new February Women’s World Squash Rankings published today by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) – equalling AustralianMichelle Martin‘s status as the player with the second-longest world number one reign of all-time. Undefeated throughout 2010, [...]

February 3, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Massaro meets David in Cleveland final

Massaro meets David in Cleveland final

RESULTS: WISPA Cleveland Classic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Semi-finals: [1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [Q] Annie Au (HKG) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (28m) [8] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt [4] Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5 (52m) Massaro Boasts Biggest Final Of Career In Cleveland A second upset in 24 hours in the Women’s Cleveland WISPA Classic has taken England’s Laura Massaro into the biggest [...]

February 2, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Matthew holds off Ashour at No.1

Matthew holds off Ashour at No.1

Matthew Holds Off Ashour At World Number One England’s Nick Matthew maintains his position as world number one in the new February Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings, published today by the Professional Squash Association – ahead of second-placed Ramy Ashour, the Egyptian rival to whom he lost in last week’s final of the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in [...]

February 2, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0