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Amanda Sobhy wins all-American battle with Olivia Blatchford Clyne

Amanda Sobhy wins all-American battle with Olivia Blatchford Clyne

World champion ElShorbagy came to bury Cesar, but Mexican fights to the end By SEAN REUTHE in Chicago United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy overcame the country’s No.2 player, Olivia Blatchford Clyne, in Chicago’s Union Station to prevail in an all-American battle in round two of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family. [...]

February 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 1

Karim Abdel Gawad crashes out of World Champs in Chicago

Karim Abdel Gawad crashes out of World Champs in Chicago

Adrian Waller downs Diego Elias in Chicago first round shock By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER An astonishing comeback from 2-0 down saw Egypt’s World No.33 Youssef Soliman send 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad to a shock first round defeat as squash’s first $1 million tournament – the PSA World Championships presented by the [...]

February 24, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

So, where now for this beautiful game?

So, where now for this beautiful game?

We need leadership, teamwork and a clear vision to grow the game   By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Correspondent (Grove Park Squash Club) So, where now for the real, beautiful game of squash? Clearly, the news about squash being excluded from the Paris 2024 Olympics is very disappointing. Particularly for all the talented youngsters out [...]

February 23, 2019 Chris Sargent Comment, Growing the game, News 5
Stage is set for World Championships in Chicago

Stage is set for World Championships in Chicago

Sobhy and Harrity lead home hopes at Union Station By US Squash The stage is set for the 2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family–the world’s first million dollar professional squash tournament. The world’s best players are primed [...]

February 23, 2019 News
Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

‘There is no stopping the future of squash’ says American number one By SEAN REUTHE  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy believes there is no stopping the future of squash ahead of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter [...]

February 22, 2019 Growing the game, Interviews, News
Tears and fury as squash suffers latest Olympic setback

Tears and fury as squash suffers latest Olympic setback

Skateboarding, breakdancing, surfing and climbing all chosen ahead of squash for Paris 2024 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash has been dealt another devastating blow in its relentless but frustrating battle for a place in the Olympic Games. [...]

February 21, 2019 News
World champion Raneem El Welily headlines Black Ball Open draw

World champion Raneem El Welily headlines Black Ball Open draw

Top-class line-up in Cairo By ELLIE MAWSON The main draw of March’s Black Ball Squash Open PSA Gold tournament was released today, with World No.1 Raneem El Welily headlining the draw at the Black Ball Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt, [...]

February 20, 2019 News
Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

‘What she has achieved will be impossible to match’ By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Tributes poured in today following the news that Nicol David has announced plans to retire from playing and revealed her plans to [...]

February 19, 2019 News
Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

‘I love squash with all my heart and it will always play an important role in my life’ By ALAN THATCHER, HOWARD HARDING and SEAN REUTHE  Nicol David once famously revealed that she would happily swap all eight of her [...]

February 18, 2019 Growing the game, News
Tesni takes title back to Wales as Willstrop stops Selby

Tesni takes title back to Wales as Willstrop stops Selby

‘It’s not an easy sport to keep playing when you’re old’ says National champion Willstrop By SAM FRANCE – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nottingham England’s James Willstrop and Wales’ Tesni Evans prevailed on finals day at the AJ Bell British [...]

February 17, 2019 News
Tesni Evans edges closer to second British National crown as top seeds crash

Tesni Evans edges closer to second British National crown as top seeds crash

Whitlock beats Waters as Evans masters Massaro By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Wales’ Tesni Evans fastened her grip on a consecutive British Nationals title today after overcoming Laura Massaro on the penultimate day of the AJ Bell British [...]

February 16, 2019 News
Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Selby survives Simpson showdown By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Scotland’s Greg Lobban overpowered England’s Richie Fallows in straight games to become the first Scot since John White in 2007 to reach the last four of the AJ Bell [...]

February 15, 2019 News
Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Yorkshire teenager faces former champion Castagnet in People’s Sunday first round By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE British Under-23 champion Sam Todd has been named as the wildcard at next month’s Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic, and is keen [...]

February 15, 2019 News
Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Stewart so close to shock win in Nottingham By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Daryl Selby survived an epic scare in the first round of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships, fighting from 2-0 down to overcome [...]

February 15, 2019 News
Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

‘Squash is in the best position it has ever been; we have made huge strides over the past decade’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent and SEAN REUTHE (PSA Media)  The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash [...]

February 14, 2019 Growing the game, News