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England’s Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro seeded for gold in Commonwealth Games

England’s Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro seeded for gold in Commonwealth Games

Kiwis Coll and King seeded to reach finals By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   England is predicted to win singles gold in both Squash events in next month’s Commonwealth Games in Australia for the first time, following the revelation that Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro are top seeds in the men’s and [...]

March 19, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Resurgent Ramy Ashour roars to Grasshopper Cup triumph over Mohamed ElShorbagy

Resurgent Ramy Ashour roars to Grasshopper Cup triumph over Mohamed ElShorbagy

‘It’s been a hard two years and I am pouring with emotion’ By NATHAN CLARKE   A peerless performance from maverick three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour saw the 30-year-old Egyptian end compatriot Mohamed ElShorbagy’s 12-match winning streak to triumph in the final of the 2018 Grasshopper Cup – his first title win in seven months. [...]

March 19, 2018 Guest Contributor News 1

The Artist takes a bow: Ramy Ashour reaches Grasshopper Cup final against Mohamed ElShorbagy

The Artist takes a bow: Ramy Ashour reaches Grasshopper Cup final against Mohamed ElShorbagy

Willstrop and Gaultier beaten in dramatic semi-finals By ALAN THATCHER and NATHAN CLARKE   Ramy Ashour theatrically bowed to the audience after beating top seed Gregory Gaultier as if to announce that he is back on the biggest stage in squash. In a meeting of two star players battling to overcome injury demons, Ashour lived [...]

March 18, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 1
James Willstrop stuns Karim Abdel Gawad in Grasshopper Cup

James Willstrop stuns Karim Abdel Gawad in Grasshopper Cup

Veteran stars roll back the years in Zurich By NATHAN CLARKE   James Willstrop rolled back the years, and conjured up a spectacular triple-fake winner in the process, as he beat former world champion Karim Abdel Gawad in the quarter-finals [...]

March 17, 2018 News
Mohamed ElShorbagy is simply unstoppable as he extends winning run in Zurich

Mohamed ElShorbagy is simply unstoppable as he extends winning run in Zurich

Top seed overpowers fellow Egyptian Omar Mosaad in Grasshopper Cup By ALAN THATCHER and NATHAN CLARKE   World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy notched up his 10th consecutive victory on the PSA World Tour as he downed compatriot Omar Mosaad to book [...]

March 16, 2018 News
Gregory Gaultier springs back into action in Grasshopper Cup

Gregory Gaultier springs back into action in Grasshopper Cup

French ace topples local hero Nic Mueller By NATHAN CLARKE in Zurich   Following a two-month injury enforced absence, 2017 tournament winner Gregory Gaultier marked his return to competitive action on the PSA World Tour with a straight-games defeat of [...]

March 14, 2018 News
Greg Lobban gains first win over Alan Clyne in Grasshopper Cup

Greg Lobban gains first win over Alan Clyne in Grasshopper Cup

Egyptian pair beat French in qualifying  By NATHAN CLARKE in Zurich   Egyptians Mazen Hesham and Omar Mosaad inflicted misery on French duo Mathieu Castagnet and Gregoire Marche as qualification came to a close at the 2018 Grasshopper Cup, PSA [...]

March 14, 2018 News
Daryl Selby and James Willstrop top seeds in Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open

Daryl Selby and James Willstrop top seeds in Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open

Extra sponsors boost prize fund to $35k By ALAN THATCHER   Daryl Selby and James Willstrop are top seeds in the PSA Men’s $35k Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open taking place from March 18-23. The two long-serving England players, who [...]

March 14, 2018 News
Why Squash Matters to this generation and the next

Why Squash Matters to this generation and the next

Dublin squash project will help to build a healthy nation By Special Correspondent MARK KELLY – Founder of Irish Sports and Education Association and Squash Link in Dublin   The benefits of joining a squash club permeate body and mind, [...]

March 13, 2018 Growing the game, News
Best-of-three debate: In search of squash’s identity

Best-of-three debate: In search of squash’s identity

Squash has a history of change By CRAIG PARKINSON – Squash Mad Guest Columnist   I was fascinated to see the trial of the best-of-three (BO3) scoring system during the hugely successful Canary Wharf Classic. It set me thinking, to [...]

March 12, 2018 Comment, Growing the game, News
Mohamed ElShorbagy claims first Canary Wharf title

Mohamed ElShorbagy claims first Canary Wharf title

‘This was the best match we have ever played’ By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE   World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy became the first ever Egyptian winner of the prestigious Canary Wharf Classic after he defeated compatriot Tarek Momen in a [...]

March 9, 2018 News
Mohamed ElShorbagy meets Tarek Momen in Canary Wharf final

Mohamed ElShorbagy meets Tarek Momen in Canary Wharf final

After a best-of-three trial, fans are enthralled by two brutal, brilliant five-setters By ALAN THATCHER   Mohamed ElShorbagy was forced to produce a performance worthy of his world champion status to overcome his younger brother in the semi-finals of the [...]

March 9, 2018 News
TRAC North of Scotland – Qualifying Finals Complete

TRAC North of Scotland – Qualifying Finals Complete

TRAC North of Scotland – Qualifying Finals Complete By David Ireson – Squash Mad Reporter Local and Edinburgh “hero” Rory Stewart upsets seedings to earn place in the main draw of the TRAC North of Scotland Championships Day 2 from [...]

March 8, 2018 News
England Squash launch new campaign to attract more female players

England Squash launch new campaign to attract more female players

‘Long-term strategy to break down barriers and encourage women to pick up a racket’ By DONNA HELMER   England Squash has launched a new national campaign today to encourage more women and girls on court. The new social media campaign, [...]

March 8, 2018 Growing the game, News
Marwan ElShorbagy meets big brother Mohamed in Canary Wharf semi-finals

Marwan ElShorbagy meets big brother Mohamed in Canary Wharf semi-finals

It’s an Egyptian take-over at Canary Wharf By ALAN THATCHER at the East Wintergarden   Marwan ElShorbagy scraped past England’s Daryl Selby to book his place in the semi-finals of the Canary Wharf Classic – and immediately said how relieved [...]

March 7, 2018 News