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Emily is a Colwyn smasher

Emily is a Colwyn smasher

Local favourite Emily Whitlock moved into the final of the Colwyn Classic with an impressive straight-game victory over Egyptian Nouran Torky. The 19-year-old, who will be competing in the Hong Kong Open next week, triumphed 11-5, 11-9, 11-7  in 41 minutes to stay on course for a second successive title at the Welsh event. However, [...]

November 27, 2013 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

PSL: Mosaad a gem for Diamonds

PSL: Mosaad a gem for Diamonds

Exeter Diamonds clinched a dramatic 3/2 win over title-holders Integrity Surrey Health & Racquets to become the only unbeaten team in the 30th season of the world’s most prestigious squash league. West Country neighbours UWE/Elitesquash Bristol also had cause for celebration in Group B after beating Winchester4/1 to record their first PSL win for 20 months. Honours were shared after the [...]

November 27, 2013 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

Ramy hammy fixed and he’s fired up for Hong Kong

Ramy hammy fixed and he’s fired up for Hong Kong

WORLD number one Ramy Ashour has recovered from the hamstring injury that wrecked his World Championships dreams and is aiming for a return to winning ways in Hong Kong next week. “My injury rehabilitation has gone well over the past few weeks and I am feeling fit and confident and hopefully I will be able to [...]

November 26, 2013 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

Squash in paradise for the Meridian Masters

Squash in paradise for the Meridian Masters

Joe Kneipp deserves credit for unearthing a ‘dream venue’ on the British Virgin Island of Tortola By SATYA SESHADRI – Squash Mad Columnist Looking for a dream venue for a squash tournament? Well, last weekend was a special one on the British Virgin Island of Tortola as about 60 squash players gathered from neighboring Caribbean [...]

November 26, 2013 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 2

WILLSTROP: Bashing our heroes is totally warped

WILLSTROP: Bashing our heroes is totally warped

By JAMES WILLSTROP (courtesy of Yorkshire Evening Post) The fiercest critics have a tendency to come out of the woodwork with great swagger after a poor result. As any readers may have heard me say before, it rankles that successful athletes who are excellent examples for us to enjoy are criticised with unreserved savageness when [...]

November 26, 2013 Lee Horton Comment, Growing the game, Squash Around The World 0

PSL Predictions…beat The Swig and WIN a Head racket

PSL Predictions…beat The Swig and WIN a Head racket

THE SWIG: He couldn’t tip his hat   IT’S round four of the Premier Squash League on Tuesday so that means one thing…SquashMad tipster The Swig is back in business. He’s public enemy number one with the bookies, mainly with unpaid debts, but he knows what’s what, who’s hot and how to tip a winner. [...]

November 25, 2013 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

Lady Gaga leads the way as HK squash go crazy

Lady Gaga leads the way as HK squash go crazy

The “Lady Gaga of Hong Kong squash”, resplendent in a bright-yellow tiger suit, strutted her stuff in the glass-enclosed courts of Happy Valley yesterday – all in the name of charity. The annual Wing Ding squash tournament, now in its 15th year, is one of the most anticipated – and colourful – fundraisers on the [...]

November 25, 2013 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, Squash Around The World 0

Porto Fuller shocks as Chris lands title

Porto Fuller shocks as Chris lands title

Chris Fuller prevailed in a surprise unseeded all-English final of the Porto Cup in Portugal to claim the first PSA World Tour squash title of his career. The PSA Challenger 5 championship at Complexo Desportive de Monte Aventino in Porto celebrated the first Tour event to be held in Portugal for more than ten years. Fuller, the 22-year-old world No 123 from Nottingham, made his breakthrough [...]

November 25, 2013 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

From securing sponsorship to building legacies…11 points with tournament promoter Ashraf Hanafi By WOLFGANG DENK – Squash Mad Contributor ASHRAF HANAFI is the promoter of the first major squash tournament to take place in Egypt since the recent unrest. During a successful delivery of the Banque Misr Sky Open in New Cairo, he took time [...]

November 25, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

Shorbagy reaches for the Sky in Cairo

Shorbagy reaches for the Sky in Cairo

  Mohamed Elshorbagy bagged his second PSA title in eight days – and established a career-best 10-match winning streak – when he upset top-seed Karim Darwish in the final of the Banque Misr Sky Open, in New Cairo, Egypt. Ranked six in the world, Elshorbagy is enjoying the form of his life: Last week in [...]

November 24, 2013 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

Nursing a squash dream by sleeping on platforms

Nursing a squash dream by sleeping on platforms

By Maria Bilkis (Times of India) MUMBAI: Dressed in a pair of worn-out track pants and a jacket, Tehrunnisa calls herself a ‘sportswallah’ — a word she uses to describe her life and career as an athlete. A police constable by profession and an athlete, the 48-year-old mother of two travelled all the way from Allahabad to accompany [...]

November 24, 2013 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

The worst forehand grip we’ve ever seen

The worst forehand grip we’ve ever seen

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November 22, 2013 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, Squash Around The World 5

PSA: Mustonen masters Hisham

PSA: Mustonen masters Hisham

Mustonen Marches Through In Bogota 30 August 2012 RESULTS: PSA International 35 Club El Nogal Bogota Colombian Open, Bogota, Colombia 1st round: [1] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt [Q] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (26m) Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [Q] Eric Galvez (MEX) 12-10, 11-6, 11-8 (42m) [Q] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt Robbie Temple (ENG) 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-5 (42m) [4] Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt [Q] Alfredo Avila (MEX) [...]

August 30, 2012 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0