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It’s the battle of the giants as Adrian Waller draws Canary Wharf champion Willstrop

It’s the battle of the giants as Adrian Waller draws Canary Wharf champion Willstrop

Qualifiers join the big guns but Joe Lee misses out after losing marathon with Reda By ALAN THATCHER at Wimbledon Rackets and Fitness Club Adrian Waller’s reward for a bruising win over his training partner Charles Sharpes in the qualifying finals was a place in the main draw of the Canary Wharf Classic against reigning [...]

March 24, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Laura Massaro crowned champion of the world

Laura Massaro crowned champion of the world

It’s a classic as Nour Sherbini takes Laura all the way in gripping final ENGLAND’S Laura Massaro was crowned Women’s World Squash champion in Malaysia today after a classic five-game victory over Egyptian wonder-kid Nour El Sherbini in front of a monster 4,000 crowd. The 30-year-old world no.2 from Lancashire, runner-up in 2012, became the first [...]

March 23, 2014 Lee Horton News 0

Worlds sensation as Nour El Sherbini beats Nicol David

Worlds sensation as Nour El Sherbini beats Nicol David

Massive final in prospect after England’s Laura Massaro stops all-Egyptian showdown By ALAN THATCHER Young Egyptian Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest result of her career as she overcame Nicol David to reach the final of the Women’s World Championship. Making the result even more astonishing was the fact that this historic triumph took place [...]

March 22, 2014 Alan Thatcher News 0
David Pearson Exclusive: Referees need to show they’re in charge but not act like headmasters

David Pearson Exclusive: Referees need to show they’re in charge but not act like headmasters

Officials need to be in much better positions, make themselves heard, and don’t allow any backchat By DAVID PEARSON- Squash Mad Guest Columnist   There will always be an issue in squash with lets and strokes. That’s a matter of [...]

March 21, 2014 Comment, Growing the game, News, Refs and Rules
Nicol David battles through to World semi-finals

Nicol David battles through to World semi-finals

Laura Massaro wins massive marathon match against Low Wee Wern By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Home favourite Nicol David survived a mighty scare against France’s Camille Serme in today’s quarter-finals of the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash [...]

March 21, 2014 News
Nour Sherbini shakes the Worlds as she ousts Alison Waters

Nour Sherbini shakes the Worlds as she ousts Alison Waters

No problems for Nicol but fourth seed Waters is rocked by Sherbini SEVEN-TIME world champion Nicol David had no problems dispatching Egyptian qualifier Heba El Torky in the second round of the Women’s World Championship in Penang, but it was three-times world [...]

March 20, 2014 News
Ramy Ashour shows the power to land World Series crown

Ramy Ashour shows the power to land World Series crown

Elshorbagy pushes hard but Ashour holds his nerve to lift second World Series title EGYPTIAN maestro Ramy Ashour survived a titanic 63-minute battle with Mohamed Elshorbagy to land his second World Series crown  in an electrifying final in Richmond, Virginia. Ashour, [...]

March 20, 2014 News
Samantha Cornett calls the tune in Penang

Samantha Cornett calls the tune in Penang

Canadian upsets the form book as she takes down 16th seed Hansen Canada’s Samantha Cornett became the second qualifier to claim an unexpected place in the last 16 of the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash Championship when she upset Line [...]

March 20, 2014 News
Ramy Ashour meets Elshorbagy in World Series final

Ramy Ashour meets Elshorbagy in World Series final

All-Egyptian showdown after mighty Mo mauls Matthew in 94-minute marathon By Squash Mad Special Correspondent Mohamed Elshorbagy produced one of the most phenomenal performances of his career to reach the final of the PSA World Series Finals. The 22-year-old overcame [...]

March 19, 2014 News
Crowd of 3000 as Nicol David opens up in style

Crowd of 3000 as Nicol David opens up in style

Penang powerhouse delights her home crowd against brave Beddoes Report:: HOWARD HARDING  Photos: LYNN KHOO After a sparkling opening ceremony for the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash Championship which attracted a huge crowd of over 3,000 spectators, Penang’s world number [...]

March 18, 2014 News
There’s no place like home for SPICE girl Nicol David

There’s no place like home for SPICE girl Nicol David

What Nicol really, really wants is world title number eight By HOWARD HARDING Despite a glittering career in which she has won more than 70 World Tour titles over the past 16 years, Malaysia’s world number one Nicol David will [...]

March 15, 2014 News
Matthew and Willstrop missing from El Gouna

Matthew and Willstrop missing from El Gouna

English stars stay away as El Gouna slips back on to the PSA calendar By ALAN THATCHER The controversial El Gouna International tournament is back on the calendar in April, but the event is being snubbed by England stars Nick [...]

March 12, 2014 News
Interview: 11 points with former world champion Carol Owens

Interview: 11 points with former world champion Carol Owens

Former world champion starred for rivals  Australia and New Zealand Following on from my last 11 points it is my pleasure to interview another southern hemisphere squash champion, two-times World Open winner Carol Owens. Carol won the World Open in [...]

March 11, 2014 Cassie's Column, Interviews, News
Shabs guns for British Open with Stortford Shootout

Shabs guns for British Open with Stortford Shootout

The Maestro taking on Selbs, Pilley and Barker in UK showpiece EGYPTIAN maestro Amr Shabana is combining his two great loves – squash and golf – in an amazing bid to land the British Open title in May. The four [...]

March 10, 2014 Fun Stuff, News
EXCLUSIVE: Dipika Pallikal boycotting squash in India until women get equal pay

EXCLUSIVE: Dipika Pallikal boycotting squash in India until women get equal pay

When equality kicks in into Indian squash I’ll play says angry Dipika DIPIKA PALLIKAL, India’s number one squash star, last night blew the debate on equal pay wide open by revealing she does not play domestic tournaments in her own [...]

March 8, 2014 News