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Jenny Duncalf puts off retirement for another day

Jenny Duncalf puts off retirement for another day

‘I have a shocking record in Hull, but just wanted to put in a decent performance’   By SEAN REUTHE in Hull England’s former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf claimed her first victory at the prestigious Allam British Open since 2013 as she upset World Junior Champion Rowan Elaraby at the Allam Sport Centre in Hull to [...]

May 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

‘Being in the history books is an amazing feeling after a lifetime of training and travelling’ Interview by SEAN REUTHE Ahead of next week’s Allam British Open, Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez says that he is heading to Hull with the aim of retaining the title he won in stunning fashion 12 months ago. The 2019 edition [...]

May 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Kiwi King is crowned in Manchester

Kiwi King is crowned in Manchester

‘She never gives up and I had to treat the third game like the first’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester New Zealand’s World No.5 Joelle King reigned victorious at the National Squash Centre after she claimed a 3-0 victory over Wales’ World No.9 Tesni Evans in the final of the inaugural Manchester Open PSA World [...]

May 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Marwan ElShorbagy downs Fares Dessouky as seeds wilt at Wimbledon

Marwan ElShorbagy downs Fares Dessouky as seeds wilt at Wimbledon

Mostafa Asal takes out home hope Tom Richards By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Top seed Marwan ElShorbagy imposed himself on the tournament as he beat fellow Egyptian Fares Dessouky in the second round of the Squash Squared Open at The Wimbledon Club. On the same day, three top seeds fell by the wayside [...]

May 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tenacious Tesni Evans topples Nour El Tayeb to reach Manchester final

Tenacious Tesni Evans topples Nour El Tayeb to reach Manchester final

‘I just kept digging and played my best squash at the end’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester Tenacious Tesni Evans produced a monumental comeback to take out Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and reach the biggest PSA final of her career at the 2019 Manchester Open. Wales’ World No.9 was facing defeat at 2-0 [...]

May 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Tayeb makes it a Manchester farewell for Laura Massaro

Nour El Tayeb makes it a Manchester farewell for Laura Massaro

‘I just wanted to fight hard, play well and put a few blows into the top five’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester England’s former World No.1 Laura Massaro exited her penultimate event, the Manchester Open, at the quarter finals stage following her announcement this week that she will retire at the end of the season. [...]

May 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

‘That could have been my last match’ says nervy Laura Massaro

‘That could have been my last match’ says nervy Laura Massaro

  ‘It has been an emotional week and I was very nervous today’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester England’s former World No.1 Laura Massaro got her 2019 Manchester Open campaign off to a winning start after she overcame compatriot Millie Tomlinson in round two at the National Squash Centre. The 2013 world champion announced earlier [...]

May 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

England’s Julianne Courtice leads home hopes in Manchester Open

England’s Julianne Courtice leads home hopes in Manchester Open

Day one drama at National Centre  By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester The opening day of action at the inaugural 2019 Manchester Open saw home hopes prevail as Manchester-based Julianne Courtice led the English charge at the National Squash Centre. Courtice was one of three Englishwomen who all advanced to the last 16 of the PSA [...]

May 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Laura Massaro to retire at the end of this season

Laura Massaro to retire at the end of this season

World and British Open titles crown career of the greatest British female player of the modern era By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE England’s former world champion Laura Massaro has announced that she will retire from professional squash at the end of the 2018-19 season. Preston-based Massaro, 35, is the most successful female English player [...]

May 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Asian double for India’s Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa

Asian double for India’s Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa

Brother and sister Leo and Annie Au are runners-up in KL By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent India celebrated an historic first-ever double as Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa won the men’s and women’s crowns at the 20th Asian Individual Squash Championships in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Chinappa successfully retained the women’s [...]

May 6, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Fantastic French women dethrone England whilst English men regain title on home soil By JULIE O’HARE – Edgbaston Priory Club A dramatic final day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham witnessed a remarkable victory by France’s women’s team while England regained the men’s trophy. England were hot favourites for the [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spanish eyes are smiling in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE The Spanish men’s team created history on semi-finals day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, as they sensationally beat defending champions France in a long and dramatic match to reach the final for the first time. In tomorrow’s final they’ll play [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Both Scottish teams continue impressive runs at Edgbaston By JULIE O’HARE The second day’s play of the 2019 European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham saw all the Division One teams playing their third and final pool matches, with the outcomes determining the line-up of tomorrow’s semi-finals. While Women’s and Men’s top seeds [...]

May 3, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Scotland the Brave steal the show on Day One in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE It was a great day for Scotland as the 2019 European Team Championships got under way at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham with their men’s and women’s teams both causing upsets that put them within reach of unexpected semi-final places. [...]

May 2, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Joel Makin rises to career-best position of 12 in the world

Joel Makin rises to career-best position of 12 in the world

Welshman is highest-ranked British male on PSA Tour By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Joel Makin is the highest-ranked male player in Great Britain after climbing to a career-best position of 12 in the latest PSA World Rankings for May. Makin has made solid progress under coach Robert Owen with significant progress over the past [...]

May 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0