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Iceland marathon burns calories and raises funds for children

Iceland marathon burns calories and raises funds for children

Squash marathon in Iceland burns calories and raises funds for children From Arnthor Jon Thorvardsson in Reykjavik January 14.-15. the Icelandic squash federation held a squash marathon at Veggsport Squash Club in Reykjavik. The local squash players played squash for 24 hours straight to help raise fund for an organization that supports children with long-term [...]

January 28, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

ToC semi-final action gallery

ToC semi-final action gallery

More fantastic pictures from Steve Line at the ToC. To see the full gallery, please go to the ToC website: www.tocsquash.com [...]

January 27, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Photo Galleries 0

Matthew wins marathon to meet Ashour in dream ToC final

Matthew wins marathon to meet Ashour in dream ToC final

Top Seeds Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew Contend for Tournament of Champions Title From BETH RASIN in New York The world’s top two squash players Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew will contest a dream JP Morgan Tournament of Champions final after prevailing in stunning semi-final showdowns in the PSA World Series event, both of which drew standing ovations from the packed [...]

January 27, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

British Nationals: Hitchens faces a daunting debut

British Nationals: Hitchens faces a daunting debut

Picture shows Neil Hitchens and Ben Coleman British National Squash Championships News Hitchens Faces Favourite Matthew In British Nationals Debut In Manchester Making his debut in next month’s British National Squash Championships in Manchester, Essex 24-year-old Neil Hitchens will line up against favourite and world number one Nick Matthew in the first round, according to the draws for the [...]

January 27, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

England v Egypt in ToC semi-finals

England v Egypt in ToC semi-finals

Shabana and Matthew to Meet in Semi-finals of J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions From BETH RASIN in New York Two-time champion Amr Shabana and twice runner-up Nick Matthew claimed their anticipated places in the semi-finals of the 2011 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions after prevailing in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Series event at Grand Central Terminal in New York. With [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSL leaders extend unbeaten run

PSL leaders extend unbeaten run

Chapel Allerton & St George’s Hill Extend Unbeaten PSL Runs By HOWARD HARDING TWP St George’s Hill and Yorkshire club LEBC Group Chapel Allerton extended their unbeaten runs in the Premier Squash League (PSL) this season with comprehensive 5-0 victories in the fourth round of the world’s most prestigious squash league. In a battle between two former [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Matthew and Duncalf top seeds in British Nationals

Matthew and Duncalf top seeds in British Nationals

British National Championships Seeds Predict Yorkshire Double in Manchester Nick Matthew and Jenny Duncalf are expected to provide a Yorkshire double in next month’s British National Squash Championships in Manchester, according to the seedings for the premier domestic event announced today by England Squash & Racketball. The 2011 British National Squash Championships will take place at the National Squash Centre [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Peter Nicol in New York

Peter Nicol in New York

From England Squash and Racketball website: At this year’s Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal New York Peter Nicol has switched his racket for his notepad and has been working with England Squash and Racketball and the English players. Ahead of the second half of the quarter-finals we asked him what the highlights have [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, ESR, News 0

Simpson beats Clyne in Calgary final

Simpson beats Clyne in Calgary final

News from the PSA World Tour RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Pro Am, Calgary, Canada 1st round: [1] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Andrew Schnell (CAN) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (40m) Dane Sharp (CAN) bt Matthew Serediak (CAN) 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 14-12, 11-5 (87m) Andrew McDougall (CAN) bt [Q] Grayson Witcher (CAN) 11-1, [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Atlas Khan fights training ban in Pakistan

Atlas Khan fights training ban in Pakistan

WORLD NEWS, KARACHI: Pakistan’s gold-medal winning squash player at the 16th Asian Games, Aamir Atlas Khan has said he will continue his fight for the development of the game in the country even after falling foul of squash authorities. Khan, who openly criticized the operations of the Pakistan Squash Federation, was severely reprimanded and barred [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Stars head for Toronto

Stars head for Toronto

World’s best squash players in Toronto for 2011 Ludwig Financial Recruitment Cambridge Cup TORONTO: Four players ranked in the world’s top 10 are confirmed for the $45,000 Ludwig Financial Recruitment Cambridge Cup men’s  invitation tournament set for January 31 to February 2 in Toronto. Canadian number one Shahier Razik of Toronto, ranked 23rd internationally, will [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Schoor thing in Barcelona

Schoor thing in Barcelona

News from the PSA World Tour RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Esportiu Rocafort San Anton Rocafort Open, Barcelona, Spain 1st round: [1] Julien Balbo (FRA) bt Joan Lezaud (FRA) 11-6, 11-9, 14-12 (50m) [Q] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) bt [Q] Florent Pontiere (FRA) 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (33m) Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt Ben Coleman (ENG) 9-11, 9-11, [...]

January 26, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

ToC action gallery

ToC action gallery

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January 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Photo Galleries, Videos 0

Ashour and Willstrop to clash again in ToC semis

Ashour and Willstrop to clash again in ToC semis

From BETH RASIN in New York New York City may be in a deep freeze weather-wise, but there was some real heat in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall as fans packed the stands for first two quarter-final matches in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. First up on the iconic glass court was top- seeded [...]

January 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Marathon man Mustonen makes a racquet in St Louis

Marathon man Mustonen makes a racquet in St Louis

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Racquet Club Invitational, St Louis, USA Final: [4] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt [3] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 9-11, 11-8, 13-11, 8-11, 12-10 (115m) Mustonen Rallies To Racquet Club Success Facing his first seed in the event, Finland’s Henrik Mustonen pulled off a notable upset when he beat FrenchmanMathieu Castagnet in the final of the Racquet Club Invitational to [...]

January 25, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0