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PSL: Super Simmo seals semi spot for Chapel Allerton

PSL: Super Simmo seals semi spot for Chapel Allerton

Allerton and Exter Diamonds heading for semi-final shoot-outs Yorkshire club Chapel Allerton and Devon team Exeter Diamonds clinched the final two slots in this season’s semi-final play-offs after a dramatic tenth and final round of PSL action. Chapel Allerton emerged triumphant ahead of three potential rivals in Group A – all four of whom were [...]

April 2, 2014 Lee Horton News 0

David holds off Massaro in April WSA rankings

David holds off Massaro in April WSA rankings

Malaysian Nicol makes it 93 months at number one By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s new world champion Laura Massaro is closing the gap on Nicol David in the latest April Women’s World Squash Rankings, but it is the Malaysian who continues to hold pole position in the list published today by the [...]

April 1, 2014 Guest Contributor News 1

Gaultier nicks Matthew’s World No.1 spot

Gaultier nicks Matthew’s World No.1 spot

Greg climbs to top spot and Borja is up to five in world rankings Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has moved ahead of England’s Nick Matthew to top the PSA World Tour Rankings in April. Gaultier, who shared the No.1 ranking in conjunction with Matthew in February, the first time ever that two men held the post [...]

April 1, 2014 Lee Horton News 0
Nick Matthew trounces James Willstrop to lift fourth Canary Wharf title

Nick Matthew trounces James Willstrop to lift fourth Canary Wharf title

Matthew master class is a short, sharp shock for Willstrop  World champion Nick Matthew overwhelmed his great rival James Willstrop to claim his fourth Canary Wharf Classic title. Matthew’s high-paced attacking game and astonishing court coverage nullified Willstrop’s best shots. [...]

March 28, 2014 Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News
Nick Matthew and James Willstrop set up another Canary Wharf epic

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop set up another Canary Wharf epic

Big rivals in top form ahead of another all-English showdown at the East Wintergarden By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Chief Editor at the East Wintergarden Top seeds Nick Matthew and James Willstrop resume their intense rivalry in what promises [...]

March 27, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
World champion Laura Massaro hits the road, hits the headlines, and hits a few squash balls

World champion Laura Massaro hits the road, hits the headlines, and hits a few squash balls

Laura Massaro, world squash champion and media queen, gets down with the kids at Moss Side Laura Massaro took time out during a hectic day of media activity to do what she loves best, getting on court to hit a [...]

March 27, 2014 ESR, News
English aces on collision course at Canary Wharf

English aces on collision course at Canary Wharf

Willstrop looks immaculate as he tames tired Selby By JOEL DURSTON – Squash Mad Reporter at the East Wintergarden English rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop are on course to resume their long-running and fractious rivalry. They are now just [...]

March 27, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
Time to clean up game as PSA bid to block out lets

Time to clean up game as PSA bid to block out lets

PSA to come down hard on ugly stoppages SQUASH MAD COMMENT The new PSA Referees’ Director, Lee Drew, is determined to stamp his mark on the game by attempting to banish any repeat of the ugly squash that marred the [...]

March 26, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, Comment, Growing the game, News
Jonathan Kemp pushes Selbs to brink in Canary Wharf thriller

Jonathan Kemp pushes Selbs to brink in Canary Wharf thriller

I need an ice bath and 12 hours sleep says Selbs after five-game battle DARYL SELBY narrowly dodged a first round bullet after part-timer Jonathan Kemp took him to the limit at the Canary Wharf Classic in London tonight. The [...]

March 25, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
Shock 1: Super Max floors Darwish at Canary Wharf                  Shock 2: Egyptian pair clock up 70 lets in total farce

Shock 1: Super Max floors Darwish at Canary Wharf Shock 2: Egyptian pair clock up 70 lets in total farce

The Best: Lee takes out Darwish…The Worst: Mosaad and Gawad clock up 70 lets in farce match Qualifier Max Lee sprung a massive surprise by beating former world number one Karim Darwish on the opening day of the Canary Wharf [...]

March 24, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
Cassie’s Corner: World Open wow factor gives hope for the women’s tour

Cassie’s Corner: World Open wow factor gives hope for the women’s tour

Record crowds as Penang showcases the sport in fine style Cassie Thomas was the last English winner of the Women’s World Open in 1999. Here she offers her congratulations to Laura Massaro and runner-up Nour El Sherbini, and predicts a [...]

March 24, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, News
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 [...]

March 24, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
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 [...]

March 23, 2014 News
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. [...]

March 22, 2014 News
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