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Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Colourful concept takes shape as front wall turns into giant interactive screen By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor  The presentation of professional squash will move up a notch when an interactive front wall will feature in the forthcoming PSA World Championships at Chicago’s Union Station. For a long time it has been every promoter’s [...]

February 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

‘Everywhere I go, people ask if I’m going to play a triple fake’   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop is well known for his love of the theatre. He has added another string to his bow by appearing in his very own movie. The Marksman, a film about Willstrop’s life and career, [...]

February 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 1

Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Record prize money in Zurich By SEAN REUTHE  A world-class draw, featuring eight of the world’s top 10 players, will line up at Zurich’s Halle 622 between March 26-31 as the battle for the prestigious Grasshopper Cup, PSA World Tour Gold title commences. Current World No.1 and World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy – who finished as [...]

February 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

‘I hope to be fit for the World Champs and beyond’ By DONNA HELMER Top seed and former national champion Sarah-Jane Perry has withdrawn from next week’s AJ Bell British National Squash Championships following a long-standing injury. Perry’s withdrawal means [...]

February 8, 2019 News
Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Record prize money in Toronto By ELLIE MAWSON New Zealand’s World No.6 Paul Coll will headline a high-quality draw at the Troilus Canada Cup Squash, with the PSA Silver tournament taking place in Toronto between March 3-7 after the main [...]

February 7, 2019 News
British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

Local hero Declan James could meet favourite in semi-finals By DONNA HELMER Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop and former national champion Daryl Selby, ranked 16 and 17 in the world respectively are seeded to meet in the final of [...]

February 5, 2019 News
Nour El Tayeb topples Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

Nour El Tayeb topples Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

‘Tesni is smarter than me; I love her dearly’ says champion Nour By BOB BOTTI – Squash Mad Correspondent in Cleveland Top seed Nour El Tayeb had to play outstanding squash to overcome a phenomenal challenge from Tesni Evans in [...]

February 5, 2019 News
Perry and Massaro seeded to meet in Nationals final

Perry and Massaro seeded to meet in Nationals final

Champion Evans faces possible rematch with Lust By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Sarah-Jane Perry and former World No.1 Laura Massaro are seeded to meet in the final of the AJ Bell British National Squash [...]

February 4, 2019 News
Nour El Tayeb meets Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

Nour El Tayeb meets Tesni Evans in Cleveland Classic final

English stars fall in semi-finals By JERMAINE XABA and BOB BOTTI – Squash Mad Correspondents in Cleveland Top seeds Nour El Tayeb and Tesni Evans will contest the final of the Cleveland Classic after beating Alison Waters and Victoria Lust [...]

February 4, 2019 News
Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are Edinburgh champions

Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are Edinburgh champions

‘Let please – I’m 2-0 down and getting hammered’ begs weary Willstrop By STEVE CUBBINS – Squash Mad Correspondent in Edinburgh Paul Coll and Hania El Hammamy are the 2019 Edinburgh Sports Club Open champions after comprehensive victories in today’s [...]

February 3, 2019 News
Mohamed Abouelghar beats Diego Elias in epic Motor City Open final

Mohamed Abouelghar beats Diego Elias in epic Motor City Open final

‘I’m so happy. Diego is a great player and makes you work so hard. You just have to grind it out’ By MATT SCHOCH in Detroit As he had all week, Mohamed Abouelghar took the long, tough road on Saturday [...]

February 3, 2019 News
James Willstrop meets Paul Coll in Edinburgh final

James Willstrop meets Paul Coll in Edinburgh final

Top seeds deny former champs By STEVE CUBBINS in Edinburgh Top seeds Paul Coll and James Willstrop – both making their first appearance at the event – beat former champions Daryl Selby and Alan Clyne in contrasting semi-finals to guarantee [...]

February 3, 2019 News
Top seeds make semi-finals in Cleveland Classic

Top seeds make semi-finals in Cleveland Classic

El Tayeb v Waters and Evans v Lust in semi-finals By Jermaine Xaba and Bob Botti in Cleveland Top three seeds Nour El Tayeb, Tesni Evans and Alison Waters advanced to the semi-finals after dropping the opening game. El Tayeb meets [...]

February 3, 2019 News
Hollie Naughton gatecrashes Cleveland quarter-finals

Hollie Naughton gatecrashes Cleveland quarter-finals

Fire and flair on court as seeds storm through By JERMAINE XABA and BOB BOTTI in Cleveland Canada’s Hollie Naughton produced a superb display to join the top four seeds in the quarter-finals of the Cleveland Classic. Seeded in the 9/16 [...]

February 2, 2019 News
Alan Clyne topples Greg Lobban in Edinburgh battle

Alan Clyne topples Greg Lobban in Edinburgh battle

‘Best-ever win’ for Rachael Chadwick over Fiona Moverley By STEVE CUBBINS in Edinburgh Alan Clyne overcame fellow Scot Greg Lobban to reach the semi-finals of the Edinburgh Sports Club Open. Between them have won the last three Edinburgh titles, with [...]

February 2, 2019 News