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Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Fantastic French women dethrone England whilst English men regain title on home soil By JULIE O’HARE – Edgbaston Priory Club A dramatic final day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham witnessed a remarkable victory by France’s women’s team while England regained the men’s trophy. England were hot favourites for the [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spanish eyes are smiling in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE The Spanish men’s team created history on semi-finals day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, as they sensationally beat defending champions France in a long and dramatic match to reach the final for the first time. In tomorrow’s final they’ll play [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Both Scottish teams continue impressive runs at Edgbaston By JULIE O’HARE The second day’s play of the 2019 European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham saw all the Division One teams playing their third and final pool matches, with the outcomes determining the line-up of tomorrow’s semi-finals. While Women’s and Men’s top seeds [...]

May 3, 2019 James Roberts News 0
Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Scotland the Brave steal the show on Day One in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE It was a great day for Scotland as the 2019 European Team Championships got under way at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham with their men’s [...]

May 2, 2019 News
Joel Makin rises to career-best position of 12 in the world

Joel Makin rises to career-best position of 12 in the world

Welshman is highest-ranked British male on PSA Tour By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Joel Makin is the highest-ranked male player in Great Britain after climbing to a career-best position of 12 in the latest PSA World Rankings for May. [...]

May 1, 2019 News
Amanda Sobhy climbs back into the world top ten

Amanda Sobhy climbs back into the world top ten

Raneem roars ahead for sixth month in a row By SEAN REUTHE  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy has risen four places to sit at World No.8 after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for May were released today (May 1). Sobhy, [...]

May 1, 2019 News
England welcome European rivals to Edgbaston Priory

England welcome European rivals to Edgbaston Priory

Busy time at Edgbaston as Europeans follow National Club finals By JULIE O’HARE More than 200 players representing 22 countries assembled in the arena for the opening ceremony of the 2019 European Team Championships at the Edgbaston Priory club in [...]

May 1, 2019 News
Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily move ahead of World Tour Finals Leaderboard

Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily move ahead of World Tour Finals Leaderboard

Egypt’s top stars power ahead on the Road to Cairo  By ELLIE MAWSON Egyptian World No.1s Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily have extended their respective advantages at the top of the men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard. [...]

May 1, 2019 News
Marwan set to meet Fares in Wimbledon blockbuster

Marwan set to meet Fares in Wimbledon blockbuster

Top seed faces tough time By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON Top seed Marwan ElShorbagy faces a tough task to win next month’s Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open – with a likely clash against Fares Dessouky for starters! World No.11 [...]

May 1, 2019 News
World No. 1s Farag and Welily Secure El Gouna International Crowns

World No. 1s Farag and Welily Secure El Gouna International Crowns

Successive Tournament Wins Cement Farag and El Welily Grips on World Ranking Top Spots By MATT COLES – PSA World Tour World No.1s Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily took the honours on an all-Egyptian finals night at the El [...]

April 26, 2019 News
Farag fightback foils Momen in epic El Gouna battle

Farag fightback foils Momen in epic El Gouna battle

World champion edges home on fifth match ball  By MATT COLES   World champion Ali Farag completed a stunning comeback from two games down to beat Tarek Momen in the semi-finals of the El Gouna Open. It was a thrilling battle [...]

April 25, 2019 News
Stunning wins for Fares Dessouky and Nouran Gohar in El Gouna

Stunning wins for Fares Dessouky and Nouran Gohar in El Gouna

‘I am happy to say to everyone that I’m back’ By MATT COLES Egypt’s Fares Dessouky and Nouran Gohar shocked World No.2s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini, respectively, as the quarter-finals of the El Gouna International, PSA World Tour [...]

April 25, 2019 News
Squash legends provide a chorus of tributes for Ramy Ashour

Squash legends provide a chorus of tributes for Ramy Ashour

‘He was a genius at work and a pleasure to play with’ says Nick Matthew By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Ramy Ashour’s retirement provoked a massive response from the global squash community, mixing sadness at his departure from [...]

April 24, 2019 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
Amanda Sobhy comes from behind to tie down Nour El Tayeb in El Gouna

Amanda Sobhy comes from behind to tie down Nour El Tayeb in El Gouna

Farag and Momen set up world final repeat By MATT COLES World No.12 Amanda Sobhy is through to the semi finals of the El Gouna International, PSA World Tour Platinum tournament after sensationally coming back from two games down against [...]

April 23, 2019 News
Ramy Ashour calls time on his career

Ramy Ashour calls time on his career

Injuries bring a sad end to Ramy’s playing days By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Ramy Ashour, probably the most gifted and entertaining player to ever pick up a squash racket, has announced his retirement from the professional game. [...]

April 22, 2019 Alan's Blog, News