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Stars shine as World Masters reaches semi-finals stage

Stars shine as World Masters reaches semi-finals stage

Former PSA stars enjoy the limelight again By HOWARD HARDING (Squash Mad International Correspondent) and ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor)  After more than 750 players from a record 63 nations got the 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships underway in Virginia, USA, at the beginning of the week, the World Squash Federation event will reach [...]

August 3, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy longest-reigning Egyptian world number one

Mohamed ElShorbagy longest-reigning Egyptian world number one

World champion tops PSA rankings for 34 months overall By SEAN REUTHE World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy has overtaken the legendary Amr Shabana to become the longest-reigning Egyptian World No.1 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for August were released today (August 1). ElShorbagy, 27, has now held top spot for 34 months overall – one [...]

August 1, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 1

Nour El Sherbini is fifth-longest world number one of all time at 22 years old

Nour El Sherbini is fifth-longest world number one of all time at 22 years old

Egyptian heads up unchanged PSA top 20 By SEAN REUTHE Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has topped the PSA Women’s World Rankings for a 28th successive month as she heads up an unchanged top 20 in the August World Rankings, released today (August 1). The 22-year-old El Sherbini (right) is the fifth longest reigning World No.1 [...]

August 1, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 1
New-look PSA World Tour structure kicks off this week

New-look PSA World Tour structure kicks off this week

New event format launches at Australian Open By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) new tour structure will come into effect tomorrow (August 1) with the Australian Open becoming the first tournament to be held in this new era [...]

July 31, 2018 Growing the game, News
England take silver as Egypt sweep to more glory

England take silver as Egypt sweep to more glory

Egypt win record sixth world junior title By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Hot favourites Egypt today beat England 2-0 in the final of the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in India to win the biennial [...]

July 29, 2018 News
Alan’s Blog: Wedding bells and a special beer brewed for the World Masters

Alan’s Blog: Wedding bells and a special beer brewed for the World Masters

Special brew named Three Wall Boast ready for Charlottesville By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Some 800 squash players, from 59 nations, have pitched up in Charlottesville, Virginia, to compete in this week’s 2018 World Masters. Age groups range from [...]

July 29, 2018 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
England to meet Egypt in World Junior Team final

England to meet Egypt in World Junior Team final

Drew’s boys look relaxed ahead of showdown with top seeds By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent After straightforward victories in today’s semi-finals of the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in India, top seeds Egypt and third [...]

July 28, 2018 News
England meet USA as Czech Republic spring major surprise in World Junior Teams

England meet USA as Czech Republic spring major surprise in World Junior Teams

Czechs shock Malaysia in quarter-finals By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Upsets continued to play their part on day four of the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in India where Czech Republic and USA, the sixth [...]

July 27, 2018 News
England meet Pakistan in World Junior Team quarter-finals

England meet Pakistan in World Junior Team quarter-finals

Hosts India fall to bitter rivals By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent In the day’s biggest upset in the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship, Asian rivals Pakistan denied hosts India a place in the quarter-finals after [...]

July 27, 2018 News
Scottish Open back on the calendar next year

Scottish Open back on the calendar next year

New event in Edinburgh backed by Springfield Properties  By ALAN THATCHER The Scottish Open is making a comeback next year following an 18-year hiatus thanks to backing from one of the country’s leading housebuilders, Springfield Properties. The builder of private [...]

July 26, 2018 Growing the game, News
Nour El Sherbini and Simon Rösner top seeds in China Open

Nour El Sherbini and Simon Rösner top seeds in China Open

Record prize money for male and female PSA stars in Shanghai By SEAN REUTHE World No.1 Nour El Sherbini has been seeded to face World Champion Raneem El Welily in the final of the 2018 J.P. Morgan China Squash Open [...]

July 26, 2018 News
Germany meet England after beating France to gatecrash last 16 in Chennai

Germany meet England after beating France to gatecrash last 16 in Chennai

Hong Kong topple No.8 seeds USA By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Today’s second day of Pool play in the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in India featured intense action as the 24 teams battled for [...]

July 25, 2018 News
Hosts India scrape into last 16 of World Junior Team Champs

Hosts India scrape into last 16 of World Junior Team Champs

Drama on day one in Chennai By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent New Zealand produced the only upset on day one of Pool action in the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in Chennai as hosts India became [...]

July 24, 2018 News
Mostafa Asal upsets seedings to take World Junior title

Mostafa Asal upsets seedings to take World Junior title

Rowan Reda Araby retains women’s title By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent An Egyptian double in today’s WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championships finals was always a foregone conclusion, but the winners certainly were not. Top seed Rowan [...]

July 23, 2018 News
Gender pay gap closes as PSA announces record prize money on World Tour

Gender pay gap closes as PSA announces record prize money on World Tour

Prize money total soars 11% to $6.4m  By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) today announced that a record level of prize money was available on the PSA World Tour during the 2017-18 season, with total financial compensation reaching [...]

July 23, 2018 Growing the game, News