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Saudi Women’s Masters added to PSA World Series calendar

Saudi Women’s Masters added to PSA World Series calendar

Riyadh hosts $165k event By NATHAN CLARKE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that the PSA Women’s Masters event will return to the calendar for the first time in seven years this October when Saudi Arabia hosts the 2017 Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters at the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh. [...]

June 21, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Fascinating history of squash is now online

Fascinating history of squash is now online

From a school yard to Dubai Opera, squash has come a long way By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Squash has a fascinating history, and the game’s leading historian, James Zug, has published a major new work on the origins of the sport on the World Squash Federation website. From a school [...]

June 11, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 1

Star players offer tributes to Ronald Fauvel

Star players offer tributes to Ronald Fauvel

Popular personal therapist to Nicol David By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE   Squash players all over the world have offered tributes following the sudden death of Ronald Fauvel, a popular figure at major tournaments as a personal therapist to eight-times world champion Nicol David of Malaysia. The Professional Squash Association (PSA) last night issued [...]

June 1, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Trio make debut in Men’s World Teams

Trio make debut in Men’s World Teams

Iraq, Israel and Jamaica to compete in Marseille By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Iraq, Israel and Jamaica will make their debuts in the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in France where 28 nations will contest the biennial World Squash Federation event. The championship will be held in Marseille, from [...]

May 29, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

George Parker wins Welsh Open

George Parker wins Welsh Open

Parker completes run right through from qualifying By RICHARD MURPHY    A superb, sublime performance from George Parker, beating Patrick Rooney in straight games, saw him take the inaugural Rhiwbina Welsh Open title. Parker’s fantastic run of form throughout the tournament continued on the final day as he powered his way to victory. His English [...]

May 29, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Top seeds Masters and Creed fall in Welsh Open semi-finals

Top seeds Masters and Creed fall in Welsh Open semi-finals

George Parker meets Patrick Rooney in Cardiff final By RICHARD MURPHY – Squash Mad Reporter   Top seeds Josh Masters and Peter Creed were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Welsh Open in Cardiff. No.1 seed Masters went down in straight games to a resurgent George Parker, while Creed fell in four games to [...]

May 28, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Peter Creed joins English trio in Welsh Open semi-finals

Peter Creed joins English trio in Welsh Open semi-finals

Top seed Masters powers through By RICHARD MURPHY   Peter Creed joined a trio of young Englishmen in the semi-finals of the Welsh Open in Cardiff after beating Ammar Altamimi of Kuwait. It was another superb night of quality squash, with top seed Josh Masters attacking freely and slotting nicks seemingly at will. He meets [...]

May 27, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Tickets on sale for US Open

Tickets on sale for US Open

Special discount offer this weekend By Squash Mad Reporter   Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Macquarie Investment Management, hosted at Drexel University in Philadelphia, from October 5-14. Squash fans can take advantage of a one-time ticket release discount—15% off all tickets through Memorial Day weekend using [...]

May 26, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Emyr Evans loses Welsh Open marathon to Mango

Emyr Evans loses Welsh Open marathon to Mango

  Mahesh meets George Parker in quarter-finals By RICHARD MURPHY   Top seeds Josh Masters and Peter Creed powered through their first round encounters in the Rhiwbina Welsh Open but local hero Emyr Evans fell after a massive battle lasting 78 minutes against No.4 seed Mahesh Mangaonkar. Three seeds were knocked out on a day [...]

May 26, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Tickets on sale for 2017 World Championships

Tickets on sale for 2017 World Championships

Matthew and Massaro look forward to Manchester By NATHAN CLARKE   Tickets for the 2017 AJ Bell PSA Men’s and Women’s Squash World Championships went on general sale with squash fans rushing to secure their place at the most prestigious tournament on the squash calendar. Taking place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester between [...]

May 19, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA Player Awards to be held during Dubai gala dinner

PSA Player Awards to be held during Dubai gala dinner

By NATHAN CLARKE   The 2016-17 PSA Men’s and Women’s Players of the Year are set to be crowned on June 5 during the annual PSA Awards Dinner, which takes place on the eve of the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, staged at the Dubai Opera House from June 6-10. The annual awards ceremony, [...]

May 17, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

AJ Bell title sponsors of 2017 PSA Squash World Championships

AJ Bell title sponsors of 2017 PSA Squash World Championships

Equal prize fund in Manchester as winners take home $45,000  By NATHAN CLARKE and DONNA HELMER   AJ Bell has been announced as title sponsor for the 2017 AJ Bell PSA Men’s and Women’s Squash World Championships, which will bring almost 200 of the world’s best squash players to Manchester between December 9-17, 2017 to [...]

May 16, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Joel Makin and Elise Lazarus claim British Under-23 titles

Joel Makin and Elise Lazarus claim British Under-23 titles

Fiery finals at Hunts County  By COLIN GRIGGS – Squash Mad Correspondent   The two favourites, Joel Makin and Elise Lazarus, claimed their first British Under-23 titles in two great battles in front of packed crowds at Hunts County SC. The 16-year-old Lazarus (Essex) fought back from 0-1 and 1-2 down against second seed Kace [...]

May 9, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Maria Toorpakai elected to IOC women’s post

Maria Toorpakai elected to IOC women’s post

From fleeing the Taliban to a role with IOC Women’s Commission By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Pakistan squash star Maria Toorpakai Wazir has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Women in Sport Commission in a role that will see her assist the IOC in the development and implementation of their [...]

May 4, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

New Zealand dominate World Masters Games

New Zealand dominate World Masters Games

Kiwis host 600 squash vets as Fitz and Craig add to their medal tally  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Hosts New Zealand claimed the lion’s share of the Squash titles in the 2017 World Masters Games, described by International Masters Games Association President Kai Holm at the Closing Ceremony in Auckland [...]

May 1, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0