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Mathieu Castagnet rekindles Canary Wharf memories with dramatic win over Simon Rösner

Mathieu Castagnet rekindles Canary Wharf memories with dramatic win over Simon Rösner

Makin takes it to the Max to make quarter-finals By ALAN THATCHER, SEAN REUTHE and MATT COLES   French World No.26 Mathieu Castagnet booked his place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic after he caused a stunning upset of No.2 seed Simon Rösner – and Welshman Joel Makin joined him [...]

March 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hania El Hammamy stuns Nour El Tayeb in Cairo thriller

Hania El Hammamy stuns Nour El Tayeb in Cairo thriller

Sarah-Jane Perry bows out to Joshna Chinappa By ELLIE MAWSON in Cairo  Egypt’s World No.15 Hania El Hammamy and India’s World No.16 Joshna Chinappa both caused upsets on the second day of action at the CIB Black Ball Squash Open after they defeated World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and World No.6 Sarah-Jane Perry in Cairo, [...]

March 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Canary Wharf: Dec downs Marwan as Willstrop wilts against Cuskelly

Canary Wharf: Dec downs Marwan as Willstrop wilts against Cuskelly

After win over Marwan, Declan James meets top seed Mohamed  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and SEAN REUTHE (PSA) Ryan Cuskelly stepped up the pace to overpower James Willstrop in the opening match of the second round of the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic. But it was Declan James who raised the [...]

March 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

‘I grew up watching the great legends of the game at the Pyramids’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Tarek Momen, runner-up at Canary Wharf last season, is back this year aiming to go one better. In this [...]

March 11, 2019 Interviews, News
Sam Todd steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

Sam Todd steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

Willstrop leads English charge as People’s Sunday attracts full house By SEAN REUTHE at the East Wintergarden The opening day of action at the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic saw a quartet of Englishmen claim victories on ‘People’s [...]

March 10, 2019 News
An Open Letter to our Junior Players

An Open Letter to our Junior Players

‘Squash needs advocates and ambassadors more in touch with popular culture’ By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash may have lost its way down the generations. From the dizzy heights of millions of players battling to book courts in [...]

March 9, 2019 Comment, Growing the game, News
Canary Wharf Countdown: Don’t be late for Sunday lunch – the starter looks tasty!

Canary Wharf Countdown: Don’t be late for Sunday lunch – the starter looks tasty!

James Willstrop launches People’s Sunday against Mazen Hesham By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Four-times champion James Willstrop gets the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic under way against flamboyant Egyptian Mazen Hesham as the tournament treads new [...]

March 9, 2019 News
A Tribute to John Batty – the Epitome of the Squash Community

A Tribute to John Batty – the Epitome of the Squash Community

A Tribute to John Batty – the Epitome of the Squash Community By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter Yesterday morning, on opening Facebook to catch up on the latest news from my friendship circle, the very first post that [...]

March 8, 2019 News
World’s top stars head  to Eindhoven for new DPD Open

World’s top stars head to Eindhoven for new DPD Open

World champions Nour and Ali line up in PSA Gold event By SEAN REUTHE  The world’s greatest squash players – including world champions Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini – will line up in Eindhoven between April 9-14 as they [...]

March 7, 2019 News
Sarah-Jane Perry and Amanda Sobhy seeded to meet in Texas Open final

Sarah-Jane Perry and Amanda Sobhy seeded to meet in Texas Open final

Strong draw heading to Dallas By ELLIE MAWSON  England’s No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry and United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy have been seeded to meet each other in the final of the J Warren Young Memorial Texas Open when the PSA Bronze [...]

March 7, 2019 News
New Zealand to host World Men’s Team Champs in 2021

New Zealand to host World Men’s Team Champs in 2021

Paul Coll delighted to see world’s best heading to Devoy Squash Centre in Tauranga By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent World team squash returns to the North Island city of Tauranga after just four years when New Zealand [...]

March 7, 2019 News
PSA Women’s World Championship moves to the Pyramids

PSA Women’s World Championship moves to the Pyramids

PSA clinch three-year deal with CIB as world champion Nour pledges to promote squash in Egypt  By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER The 2019-2020 PSA Women’s World Championship, the most prestigious squash tournament of the season, will take place in [...]

March 6, 2019 Growing the game, News
James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

From best of seven to best of three, Willstrop loves innovation at Canary Wharf By ALAN THATCHER  James Willstrop is one of the most experienced players on the PSA World Tour. At 35, he has travelled round the world many [...]

March 5, 2019 Growing the game, Interviews, News
Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

‘The reason I became a squash player was because of Canary Wharf’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Two of England’s rising stars, Josh Masters and Richie Fallows, will clash in the Wildcard Challenge at the 2019 Citigold Wealth [...]

March 4, 2019 Interviews, News
Egypt’s Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini crowned world champions in Chicago

Egypt’s Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini crowned world champions in Chicago

What a week for Ali Farag. March 1: he becomes world No.1. March 2: he is the new world champion  By SEAN REUTHE in Chicago  Egyptian duo Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini have been crowned World Champions after they [...]

March 3, 2019 News