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Peter Nicol: What squash needs and how we’ll do it

Peter Nicol: What squash needs and how we’ll do it

  PETER NICOL, who totalled five years as World No. 1, talks to SportAsia about Nicol David’s inspiring reign, squash missing out on the 2020 Olympics, succeeding Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan as the game’s best player and spearheading SquashSkills.com.   By SportAsia October 21, 2013: Peter Nicol is a man of many talents, although [...]

October 21, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

Crowds go crazy for Princess Nour the star attraction

Crowds go crazy for Princess Nour the star attraction

  Teenage squash sensation Nour Sherbini is used to seeing her name in headlines…now when she trains at the impressive new Sedra Compound squash centre on the north coast of Alexandria in Egypt, she’ll see her name writ large on the court walls. They have been named after 17-year-old Nour, currently ranked 14 in the [...]

October 20, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

How Ben became victim of the wannabe Alastair Campbells

How Ben became victim of the wannabe Alastair Campbells

By LEE HORTON What’s worse, someone who holds an unpopular view or someone who is denied that view by spin merchants who believe they know better? Maybe today we should be asking that question of PSA player Ben Coleman, who sparked a little Twitter skirmish this week when he dared suggest women players don’t deserve [...]

October 19, 2013 Lee Horton Comment 1
BBC to broadcast men’s World Championship

BBC to broadcast men’s World Championship

PSA World Championship To Broadcast On The BBC 5 September 2013 The Professional Squash Association is pleased to announce that the BBC has become the latest broadcaster to add Squash coverage to its programming after confirming an agreement to cover next month’s AJ Bell PSA [...]

October 19, 2013 News
MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

COMMENT: By RICHARD MILLMAN HAVING had a couple of days to consider the fall out of the sad news that one of the greatest players of all time, Qamar Zaman, has found it necessary to cancel junior events in Pakistan [...]

October 19, 2013 Comment
US OPEN: It’s a wrap as Gaultier mauls Matthew

US OPEN: It’s a wrap as Gaultier mauls Matthew

  By ALAN THATCHER Gregory Gaultier of France overwhelmed England’s Nick Matthew to win the US Open men’s title. A rampant Gaultier triumphed 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 in 51 minutes, 33 minutes shorter than the women’s final which had preceded it. Gaultier [...]

October 19, 2013 News
US OPEN: Nicol David masters Massaro in marathon

US OPEN: Nicol David masters Massaro in marathon

By ALAN THATCHER Nicol David lifted the US Open title after a marathon battle with England’s Laura Massaro. Top seed  David, from Malaysia, fought back from 2-1 down in games to overcome the world No.2 from Lancashire. Victory required 84 [...]

October 19, 2013 News
PSA: Knight tins turn the air blue in Halifax

PSA: Knight tins turn the air blue in Halifax

Nobody likes hitting the tin. But Kiwi Martin Knight struck it three times in a row under pressure from Alister Walker to allow his opponent into the semi-finals of the Bluenose Classic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The four seeds duly [...]

October 19, 2013 News
Prize money row: Coleman says sorry

Prize money row: Coleman says sorry

Coleman forced to backtrack on Twitter comment after furious backlash from peers  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter  PSA member Ben Coleman was forced to retract his attack on the equal prize money on offer at the US Open. After [...]

October 19, 2013 News
The secret burrito that set Laura up for victory

The secret burrito that set Laura up for victory

Laura Massaro revealed to her fans how a special, if unconventional lunch, helped prepare her for the amazing 86-minute US Open semi final win against Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern. It obviously worked…wonder if she’ll try it again before tomorrow’s final [...]

October 18, 2013 Alan's Blog
Drexel promise first million dollar event

Drexel promise first million dollar event

  Drexel University has signed a deal with U.S. Squash to host the U.S. Open Squash Championships for the next 10 years with the promise to become the first million dollar squash  event. The West Philadelphia university is this week hosting the [...]

October 17, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Chicago disaster a warning to Philly one million dollar dreams

ALAN’S BLOG: Chicago disaster a warning to Philly one million dollar dreams

By ALAN THATCHER This time contracts have been signed. This time the ink is on the deal. This time I believe it might happen. I’m talking about the promise by Drexel University to make the US Open the first million-dollar [...]

October 17, 2013 Alan's Blog, Comment
Age-group cheating: Zaman cancels Pakistan junior nationals

Age-group cheating: Zaman cancels Pakistan junior nationals

KARACHI: Former world champion Qamar Zaman (above) has postponed a national junior squash event which was scheduled to be held in Peshawar later this month over the issue of players lying about their ages. He has accused players of producing [...]

October 15, 2013 News
US OPEN: Ace King is Queen…and Nicol trumps Mad

US OPEN: Ace King is Queen…and Nicol trumps Mad

    Kiwi Joelle King earned herself a surprise second successive semi-final appearance in the Women’s Delaware Investments U.S. Open Championship after pulling off an upset win over England’s No4 seed Alison Waters in the quarter-finals  last night, Londoner Waters, ranked four in the world, went [...]

October 15, 2013 News
US OPEN:Shorbagy no match for on-fire Darwish

US OPEN:Shorbagy no match for on-fire Darwish

  By LEE HORTON Karim Darwish endorsed his superiority over Mohamed Elshorbagy despatching his Egyptian rival in straight games to reach the semi-finals of the Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships in Philadelphia. Despite just a single world ranking position separating the pair, world No5 Darwish [...]

October 15, 2013 Uncategorized