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Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Tanvi Khanna and Sunayna Kuruvilla upset the seeding to go into last four By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It was a good day for India on quarter-finals day as both their representatives took out higher ranked opponents. Tanvi Khanna got the ball rolling for the team, taking out Malaysia’s Jessica Keng, [...]

November 29, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Tanvi Khanna leads a trio of upsets in Singapore By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor India’s Tanvi Khanna continued her giant-killing run at the Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open, taking out fourth seed Colette Sultana in straight games. Her win today is her second consecutive upset, after taking out the ninth seed yesterday. [...]

November 28, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Joelle King books her place in the World Series Finals

Joelle King books her place in the World Series Finals

Hong Kong title clinches place for Kiwi King By SEAN REUTHE New Zealand’s Joelle King has qualified for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals after she beat Egypt’s Raneem El Welily in Saturday’s Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open final to lift her first ever PSA World Tour Platinum title. The PSA World [...]

November 27, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0
Allam British Open moves to the University of Hull

Allam British Open moves to the University of Hull

Equal prize money split in $330,000 fund By ALAN THATCHER  The Allam British Open, the oldest and most established professional squash tournament in the world, will have a new home from 2019 after an agreement was reached today that will [...]

November 27, 2018 Growing the game, News
Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

No joy for local hopefuls By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open 2018 kicked off this afternoon with five local hopefuls aiming to progress into the next round. Things did not start great [...]

November 27, 2018 News
Mohamed ElShorbagy faces Max Lee in Black Ball opener

Mohamed ElShorbagy faces Max Lee in Black Ball opener

New PSA Platinum tournament in Cairo By ALAN THATCHER World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy, winner of last week’s Hong Kong Open, will look to keep his winning streak going when he opens up his CIB Black Ball Squash Open campaign against [...]

November 27, 2018 News
Joelle King and Mohamed ElShorbagy win Hong Kong finals in straight games

Joelle King and Mohamed ElShorbagy win Hong Kong finals in straight games

King clinches monster tiebreak 19-17 to gain first Platinum title By SEAN REUTHE in Hong Kong New Zealand’s Joelle King and Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy are the 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open champions after claiming victories over [...]

November 25, 2018 News
Joelle King topples Sarah-Jane Perry to make “home” final in Hong Kong

Joelle King topples Sarah-Jane Perry to make “home” final in Hong Kong

Mohamed ElShorbagy continues his duel with Ali Farag  By SEAN REUTHE  in Hong Kong New Zealand’s Joelle King will be the only non-Egyptian to compete in the finals of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open after she [...]

November 24, 2018 News
Sarah-Jane Perry topples Nour El Sherbini as Raneem El Welily takes over at number one

Sarah-Jane Perry topples Nour El Sherbini as Raneem El Welily takes over at number one

Perry bounces back after painful collision with the wall By SEAN REUTHE in Hong Kong Egypt’s Raneem El Welily has ended compatriot Nour El Sherbini’s 31-month reign at World No.1 after the latter suffered a 3-2 defeat to England’s Sarah-Jane [...]

November 23, 2018 News
Creating a pathway for change and improvement to help coaches and players

Creating a pathway for change and improvement to help coaches and players

Putting years of knowledge to the test By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent For players and coaches, the biggest challenge to learning and evolving is a willingness to experiment with new ideas and movements. Many of our most [...]

November 23, 2018 Coaching and Development, News
Sarah-Jane Perry wins marathon match against Tesni Evans

Sarah-Jane Perry wins marathon match against Tesni Evans

Top seed El Sherbini survives Sobhy onslaught to set up clash with Perry By SEAN REUTHE in Hong Kong Defending women’s champion Nour El Sherbini overcame United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy in a tight four game victory to advance to [...]

November 22, 2018 News
Millie Tomlinson downs Nicol David as Laura Massaro falls to Yathreb Adel

Millie Tomlinson downs Nicol David as Laura Massaro falls to Yathreb Adel

Day of shocks in Hong Kong By SEAN REUTHE The third day of action at the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open saw two massive shocks take place at Hong Kong Squash Centre as former World No.1s Nicol [...]

November 21, 2018 News
Declan James downs Joel Makin in Hong Kong battle to set up clash with Paul Coll

Declan James downs Joel Makin in Hong Kong battle to set up clash with Paul Coll

Top seeds up and running in Hong Kong By SEAN REUTHE  Defending champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini got their Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open campaigns under way today with respective wins over Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly [...]

November 20, 2018 News
Josh Masters gains first Platinum win after fightback to beat Chris Simpson

Josh Masters gains first Platinum win after fightback to beat Chris Simpson

Hong Kong trio enjoy home wins By SEAN REUTHE  in Hong Kong  A trio of local players claimed victories on the opening day of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open as Leo Au, Tsz Fung Yip and [...]

November 19, 2018 News
Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Interactive Squash pitch wins Global Tennis Innovation Summit   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor It was a real honour and a privilege being present in London today while a significant piece of sporting history was being recorded. Markos Kern, [...]

November 16, 2018 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News