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Cassie’s Corner:  Great to see the British Open back on big stage

Cassie’s Corner: Great to see the British Open back on big stage

Hull lot of wonderful memories of the world’s greatest tournament  Ever since I was a junior I have loved the British Open. It started when I went to watch it at the Wembley Conference Centre in the years of domination imposed by Jahangir Khan and Susan Devoy. It was a fantastic set-up at Wembley which [...]

May 17, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment, News 0

Hold tight for Massaro v David (Part 2)

Hold tight for Massaro v David (Part 2)

Laura and Nicol set up repeat of last year’s final shoot-out By SCARLETT SMITH – Squash Mad Chief Reporter Laura Massaro and Nicol David will face off in the Allam British Open final in a repeat of last year’s showdown. England’s Massaro, the current World Champion and defending British Open Champion, beat Egyptian Raneem El [...]

May 17, 2014 Lee Horton News 0

Laura: Why weren’t we told about new ‘Lets’ rule?

Laura: Why weren’t we told about new ‘Lets’ rule?

Massaro backs changes but questions why players were not prepared in advance By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Chief Reporter Laura Massaro has admitted she was caught out by the changes in how referees view ‘Lets’ which have been used at the Allam British Open for the first time. “I heard about the new line of [...]

May 17, 2014 Lee Horton News 0
Shabana K.O’d by illness that also struck Nick Matthew

Shabana K.O’d by illness that also struck Nick Matthew

Gaultier gifted semi-final berth as The Maestro is forced to retire Amr Shabana’s British Open hopes were ended by a stomach virus in Hull last night…an identical illness that struck world champion Nick Matthew earlier in the week. Shabana, the [...]

May 17, 2014 News
Alison and Laura dreaming of a full English

Alison and Laura dreaming of a full English

Waters and Massaro carry home hopes in semi-final showdowns By HOWARD HARDING – Reporter Defending champion Laura Massaro and world No6 Alison Waters are on course to meet in an all-English final of the Allam British Open Squash Championship – [...]

May 17, 2014 News
It’s the Fast Show for Gaultier and David

It’s the Fast Show for Gaultier and David

Top seeds waste little time in booking their places in last eight By SQUASH MAD Reporting team HULL The world’s two top tanked squash players are through to the quarter finals of the sport’s most historic and prestigious event, the [...]

May 15, 2014 News
Massaro impressive as she despatches Annie

Massaro impressive as she despatches Annie

Reigning champ looking relaxed as she sets up Kippax showdown By SCARLETT SMITH – Squash  Reporter England’s Laura Massaro looks in strong form as she secured her place in the quarter finals of the Allam British Open Squash Championships this [...]

May 14, 2014 News
Nicol David rap at treatment of women at Brit Open

Nicol David rap at treatment of women at Brit Open

Why are we not playing on the show court says world number one World number one Nicol David of Malaysia has heavily criticised the British Open organisers’ attitudes to the women’s game after being made to play her opening match [...]

May 14, 2014 News
Vive le France as both Gregs power into round two

Vive le France as both Gregs power into round two

Gaultier and Marche on the march as French duo stake their claim French duo Gregory Gaultier, the World No.1, and Gregoire Marche, the World No.33, led the way during day two of the Allam British Open at the KC Sports [...]

May 13, 2014 News
Brilliant Beddoes ousts El Sherbini as 5 seeds are scattered

Brilliant Beddoes ousts El Sherbini as 5 seeds are scattered

World finalist Nour falls in four as Emma delivers first round upset By STEVE BOBBINS – Squash Mad Chief Reporter Nour El Sherbini, the 18-year-old Egyptian squash prodigy who last month was within a couple of points of becoming world [...]

May 13, 2014 News
Nick Matthew off to a winning start at British Open

Nick Matthew off to a winning start at British Open

Wild card Joe Lee makes world champion work hard for victory By Squash Mad Correspondent English world champion Nick Matthew got his 2014 Allam British Open title challenge off to a winning start, dispatching compatriot Joe Lee 3-0 in his [...]

May 13, 2014 News
Hull of a night as squash stars meet Tigers

Hull of a night as squash stars meet Tigers

FA Cup finalists turn up to watch the British Open action on court By SCARLETT SMITH – Squash Mad British Open Reporter Hull City’s most famous faces were on show at the Allam British Open as the opening day of [...]

May 13, 2014 Fun Stuff, News
Massaro believes she has formula to reign again

Massaro believes she has formula to reign again

Champ Laura plotting a repeat win but knows Nicol David will be tough By HOWARD HARDING – Special correspondent The world’s top two women squash players are expected to go head-to-head in the final of the Allam British Open for [...]

May 11, 2014 News
Exclusive: Chris Simpson has a British Open battle plan to tackle Gregory Gaultier

Exclusive: Chris Simpson has a British Open battle plan to tackle Gregory Gaultier

Exclusive: Technical transformation under David Pearson gives Simmo the angles to attack  By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad International Correspondent The British Open draw hasn’t been kind to Chris Simpson, but the Guernseyman heads into his first round clash against [...]

May 10, 2014 Interviews, News
Cameron Pilley breaks his own world speed record

Cameron Pilley breaks his own world speed record

Big-banging Aussie clocks up 176 mph raising the bar by…ONE Big-hitting Aussie Cameron Pilley broke his own world speed record tonight smashing a squash ball at an amazing 176 miles per hour. It increased the world’s best by a single [...]

May 9, 2014 Fun Stuff, News