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Best of Three: How about trying best of seven?

Best of Three: How about trying best of seven?

The game needs more pressure points – here’s an idea to make it happen  By PAUL MAIN    Best of three? What’s the point? In a doff of my cap to Daryl Selby and Cameron Pilley, I could call this piece Comment from the Balcony as that’s generally where I am at pro events! Much debate [...]

March 7, 2018 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 3

TRAC North of Scotland – Qualifying Round 1 Complete

TRAC North of Scotland – Qualifying Round 1 Complete

TRAC North of Scotland – Qualifying Round 1 Complete By Mike Hegarty – Squash Mad Reporter   Local causes upsets in qualifying in TRAC North of Scotland Championships Day 1 from qualifying of the TRAC North of Scotland Championships treated the local crowd to some excellent squash. It was a busy day as this was [...]

March 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

James Willstrop loves the intensity of best-of-three format at Canary Wharf

James Willstrop loves the intensity of best-of-three format at Canary Wharf

‘This changes the whole thing – you have to bring more of yourself on to court’ By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE   James Willstrop led a chorus of approval for the new best-of-three games format in the Canary Wharf Classic last night as a packed crowd at the East Wintergarden enjoyed four matches of [...]

March 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0
Cuskelly and Golan defy Canary Wharf rush hour

Cuskelly and Golan defy Canary Wharf rush hour

Aussie Ryan calls time on Borja for his first win over Spaniard By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter   Squash grinders Borja Golan and Ryan Cuskelly tore up the script that invited wham-bam, get-off-quick action in the new best-of-three [...]

March 6, 2018 News
Pilley takes a dive in the third as Selby delivers knock-out punch

Pilley takes a dive in the third as Selby delivers knock-out punch

Canary Wharf trials best of three format but Selby and Pilley still clock up 49 minutes  By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter   PODCAST partners Daryl Selby and Cameron Pilley let their rackets do the talking as the two [...]

March 5, 2018 Growing the game, News
Greg Lobban takes out Declan James to win glass court clash with James Willstrop

Greg Lobban takes out Declan James to win glass court clash with James Willstrop

English quartet lose in Canary Wharf qualifiers By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor   Greg Lobban is through to the main draw of the Canary Wharf Classic, where he faces England’s James Willstrop, after knocking out top qualifying seed [...]

March 4, 2018 News
Ben Coleman shocks former champion Mathieu Castagnet in Canary Wharf Classic

Ben Coleman shocks former champion Mathieu Castagnet in Canary Wharf Classic

“That was the best I have ever played” By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor   BEN COLEMAN felt he had played his “best squash ever” as he beat former champion Mathieu Castagnet in the Canary Wharf Classic qualifying competition. [...]

March 3, 2018 News
Injury forces six-times champion Nick Matthew to pull out of Canary Wharf Classic

Injury forces six-times champion Nick Matthew to pull out of Canary Wharf Classic

Miguel Rodriguez steps into main draw By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor   Six-time Canary Wharf Classic champion Nick Matthew has been forced to pull out of the 2018 edition of the PSA M100 tournament due to a hamstring [...]

March 2, 2018 News
Alison Waters meets Sarah-Jane Perry in Rackets Cubed Challenge at Canary Wharf

Alison Waters meets Sarah-Jane Perry in Rackets Cubed Challenge at Canary Wharf

Stars take centre stage on International Women’s Day By ALAN THATCHER   Next week’s Canary Wharf Classic will mark the 2018 International Women’s Day on Thursday (March 8) by hosting a challenge match featuring English duo Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison [...]

March 2, 2018 News
First million-dollar World Championships in Chicago

First million-dollar World Championships in Chicago

Walter Family confirm ‘double your money’ milestone in squash By SEAN REUTHE   The 2018-19 Professional Squash Association World Championships will become the first squash tournament to award a $1 million prize as part of a multi-year sponsorship deal with [...]

March 1, 2018 Growing the game, News
Mighty Mo returns to number one in PSA world rankings

Mighty Mo returns to number one in PSA world rankings

‘Nothing can stop anyone achieving their dream if they work hard for it’ By SEAN REUTHE    Egyptian World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy has overtaken Frenchman Gregory Gaultier at the summit of the PSA Men’s World Rankings today (March 1) to [...]

March 1, 2018 News
Amanda Sobhy soars back into the world top 20

Amanda Sobhy soars back into the world top 20

Four Egyptians in top five By SEAN REUTHE   United States star Amanda Sobhy has risen 12 places to No.18 in the PSA Women’s March World Rankings to break back into the world’s top 20 for the first time since [...]

March 1, 2018 News
Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Tayeb win Windy City Open titles in Chicago

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Tayeb win Windy City Open titles in Chicago

‘I need to pay my fitness coach a very big bonus’ By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Reporter   Nour El Tayeb and Mohamed ElShorbagy made it another Egyptian double on finals day at the 2018 Windy City Open presented [...]

March 1, 2018 News
Kiwi Joelle king beats reigning champion Raneem El Elily to reach first World Series Final

Kiwi Joelle king beats reigning champion Raneem El Elily to reach first World Series Final

‘I think I’m playing the best squash of my carer right now’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Chicago   New Zealand’s World No.9 Joelle King will compete in the final of a PSA World Series event for the first time in [...]

February 28, 2018 News
Happy families in Chicago as Nour El Tayeb takes out Nour El Sherbini

Happy families in Chicago as Nour El Tayeb takes out Nour El Sherbini

Sarah-Jane Perry keeps cool to beat Camille Serme By ELLIE MAWSON in Chicago   World No.3 Nour El Tayeb staged a huge comeback from 2-0 down to knock World No.1 Nour El Sherbini out of the 2018 Windy City Open [...]

February 27, 2018 News