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Limey Walker fashions a surprise win over Wael

Limey Walker fashions a surprise win over Wael

From BETH RASIN in New York Alister Walker upset Wael El Hindi and Hisham Ashour overcame Cameron Pilley to provide two surprise results as a capacity crowd enjoyed a day of high-quality drama at Grand Central Terminal. Normally it’s the flamboyant El Hindi who likes to make a fashion statement with his often outrageous squash [...]

January 23, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

ESR cash boost for clubs

ESR cash boost for clubs

Almost mid-way through a four year funding programme, England Squash & Racketball (ESR) has already invested £600,000 at 24 facilities in England. This direct capital investment coupled with partnership funding has helped to deliver facility improvements, refurbishments and new court builds that have totalled £2.7 million. We have partnered with community clubs, local authorities and [...]

January 23, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Squash Awards Picture Gallery by Steve Line

Squash Awards Picture Gallery by Steve Line

A fantastic night at the World Squash Awards Gala Dinner held on the eve of the Tournament of Champions at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Photo spread by STEVE LINE www.squashpics.com [nggallery id=4] [...]

January 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Videos, WSF 0

World Squash Awards in New York

World Squash Awards in New York

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January 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Videos, WSF 0

Matthew and David win Player of The Year awards

Matthew and David win Player of The Year awards

Nick Matthew & Nicol David Win Player of Year Awards While Nick Matthew and Nicol David were honoured as Players of the Year at the annual World Squash Awards, it was local legends Frank Stella and Mark Talbott that stole the show at the dinner which attracted more than 150 leading figures from the squash [...]

January 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News, WSF 0

Richards rocks Beng Hee in ToC shock

Richards rocks Beng Hee in ToC shock

Qualifiers Richards and Golan Into Second Round at J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions; Seeds Advance By BETH RASIN at Grand Central Terminal, New York New York, NY – Qualifier Tom Richards registered the first upset at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions as he eliminated Malaysia’s Ong Beng Hee in three games in the first [...]

January 22, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canary Wharf in the news

Canary Wharf in the news

Thanks to Simon Hayes at The Wharf for the whole of last week’s back page. [...]

January 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Lee clinches first PSA title

Lee clinches first PSA title

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Le Sport Open, Rhos-on-Sea, Wales 1st round: [1] Joe Lee (ENG) bt [Q] Steven London (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (33m) Alex Ingham (ENG) bt Mark Fuller (ENG) 12-10, 11-5, 11-5 (30m) Anthony Graham (ENG) bt Andrew Birks (ENG) 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8 (70m) [Q] Charles Sharpes (ENG) bt [3] Khawaja [...]

January 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Richards and Ryder make Grand Central debuts

Richards and Ryder make Grand Central debuts

Richards and Ryder to Make Grand Central Debuts In J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions By BETH RASIN New York, NY – England’s Tom Richards and Chris Ryder will both make their Grand Central Terminal debuts in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions while the remaining six qualifying spots were earned by players who will be making return trips [...]

January 21, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

New-look PSA World Series in 2011

New-look PSA World Series in 2011

By Alan Thatcher The Tournament of Champions in New York and the North American Open in Richmond continue among the world’s leading squash tournaments in 2011 as the game’s major events are rebranded as the PSA World Series. Formerly known as the PSA Super Series, these blue-riband events have prize-funds upwards of $115,000. These championships [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Matthew starts 2011 on top

Matthew starts 2011 on top

News from the PSA World Tour Nick Matthew Confirmed As New World No1 By HOWARD HARDING England’s Nick Matthew is confirmed as the new world number one in the January Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings, published today by the Professional Squash Association. The 30-year-old from Sheffield rounded off the most successful year of his [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Martin’s long Knight in New York

Martin’s long Knight in New York

RESULTS: PSA World Series Gold JP Morgan Tournament of Champions, New York, USA 1st qualifying round: Tarek Momen (EGY) bye David Phillips (CAN) bt Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8 (50m) Martin Knight (NZL) bt Eric Galvez (MEX) 11-4, 8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4 (92m) Chris Ryder (ENG) bt Gilly Lane (USA) 11-5, 11-9, 11-3 [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Matthew seeded to meet Ashour in ToC final

Matthew seeded to meet Ashour in ToC final

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January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Selby seals Vancouver win in Comfort

Selby seals Vancouver win in Comfort

RESULTS: PSA International 35 Comfort Inn Open, Vancouver, Canada Final: [2] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) 11-6, 10-12, 9-11, 12-10, 11-5 (59m) England’s Daryl Selby brought Hisham Mohd Ashour‘s impressive run in the Comfort Inn Open to an end in the final – but the unseeded Egyptian took second seed Selby the [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Brave new world coming in Kent

Brave new world coming in Kent

Great things are happening in Kent. Last year we launched the PSA Kent Open, a world-ranking tournament (won by Alan Clyne) that ran alongside a three-month Kent Junior Festival that introduced more than 300 school children to squash and racketball. Tomorrow night we unveil the new Kent Development Plan in partnership with ESR and key clubs [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, Kent Open, News 0