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Macau Open preview – Serme and Golan top draws

Macau Open preview – Serme and Golan top draws

Serme debuts in Macau as top seed while Golan tops men’s draw By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The 2018 Macau Squash Open marks the seventh consecutive edition of the event. It will once again offer a total purse of US$ 50,000 in each of the men’s and women’s categories. The event [...]

March 26, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Wimbledon champion Mathieu Castagnet

Wimbledon champion Mathieu Castagnet

‘I love London’ says champion Castagnet By ALAN THATCHER   France’s World No.28 Mathieu Castagnet claimed his first title since the 2016 Canary Wharf Classic at the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open as the fifth seed made it two final defeats in a row for England’s World No.34 Tom Richards. Castagnet, who defeated Ben Coleman, [...]

March 24, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tom Richards meets Mathieu Castagnet in Wimbledon final

Tom Richards meets Mathieu Castagnet in Wimbledon final

Willstrop exit follows Selby as top seeds bow out By ALAN THATCHER and DAVID HURST   Tom Richards flies the flag for England against Mathieu Castagnet of France in the final of the Squash Squared Open 2018 at the Wimbledon Club after James Willstrop followed top seed Daryl Selby out of the competition. Willstrop fell [...]

March 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0
Joel Makin topples No.3 seed Zahed Mohamed in 84-minute battle

Joel Makin topples No.3 seed Zahed Mohamed in 84-minute battle

Three seeds crash at Wimbledon By DAVID HURST   The opening day of the Squash Squared Open main draw at the Wimbledon Club saw three of the eight seeds beaten. A dancer’s agility and great coverage of the court from [...]

March 21, 2018 News
Chris Simpson wins through to meet James Willstrop at Wimbledon

Chris Simpson wins through to meet James Willstrop at Wimbledon

By ALAN THATCHER   Chris Simpson meets No.2 seed James Willstrop in the first round of the Squash Squared Wimbledon Club Open after beating Joshua Masters in the qualifying finals. Simpson lost the first game to the attack-minded Masters but [...]

March 20, 2018 News
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 [...]

March 19, 2018 News
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 [...]

March 19, 2018 News
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 [...]

March 18, 2018 News
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