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Ziad Al-Turki ready to send World Series to new heights

Ziad Al-Turki ready to send World Series to new heights

Saudi businessman sets out agenda for squash’s future and allays fears of leaving the sport in limbo By ROD GILMOUR – Article first published on the Daily Telegraph website (03/01/14)  In recent years, squash chiefs have been savvy enough to hold the World Series Finals at Queen’s Club in the first week of January, giving [...]

January 4, 2014 Guest Contributor News 0

British Junior Open: Heartbreak for George Parker as final proves one step beyond

British Junior Open: Heartbreak for George Parker as final proves one step beyond

Home favourite falls just short in effort to end England’s Drysdale Cup hoodoo By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter George Parker’s quest to become the first English winner of the Drysdale Cup since 2002 is over, after Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Saraj won a tense semi-final in four games at the British Junior Open. Despite amassing four [...]

January 4, 2014 Guest Contributor News 0

Matthew on top of the world

Matthew on top of the world

Ashour toppled as Matthew returns to summit after near two-year wait By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World Champion Nick Matthew has leapfrogged Egypt’s Ramy Ashour and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to top the first world rankings of 2014. The 33-year-old Englishman, who won his maiden Hong Kong Open title in December, returns to the spot he [...]

January 2, 2014 Guest Contributor News 0
Part Two – The Squash Mad 2013 Awards

Part Two – The Squash Mad 2013 Awards

The 2013 Squash Mad Review  By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter With 2013 finally drawing to a close, the Squash Mad awards have been finalised, the winners have been contacted and the prizes are in the post. It may [...]

December 31, 2013 Comment, Fun Stuff, News
Part One – The Squash Mad 2013 Awards

Part One – The Squash Mad 2013 Awards

  The 2013 Squash Mad Review  By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter With 2013 finally drawing to a close, the Squash Mad awards have been finalised, the winners have been contacted and the prizes are in the post. It [...]

December 30, 2013 Comment, Fun Stuff
The World is Not Enough for Matthew as he targets gold trail

The World is Not Enough for Matthew as he targets gold trail

While a fourth World Championship title in 2014 would be a dream come true for Sheffield’s world number one Nick Matthew, he explains to Phil Harrison that his main priority lies elsewhere By PHIL HARRISON – Courtesy of the Yorkshire [...]

December 30, 2013 Interviews, News
Cassie’s Corner: New Year’s Eve parties and a full English at 5am

Cassie’s Corner: New Year’s Eve parties and a full English at 5am

Cassie Thomas: How to celebrate New Years Eve – the Australian way By CASSIE THOMAS – Squash Mad Columnist What a busy time of year. Firstly you have Christmas and then almost a week later along comes New Year’s Eve. [...]

December 29, 2013 Cassie's Column, Comment
Legend Power rescues World Series Finals

Legend Power rescues World Series Finals

World Series Finals set for US debut as Power races to the rescue By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor SQUASH legend Jonathon Power has rescued the 2013 World Series Finals, Squash Mad can reveal. His company Power Courts has [...]

December 27, 2013 News
British Junior Open Preview

British Junior Open Preview

Juniors set for battle in Sheffield as Egyptians look to endorse the seedings By LAURA GILLETT – Article first appeared at England Squash & Racketball The Tecnifibre British Junior Open, the most prestigious junior squash event in the world returns [...]

December 27, 2013 News
WINS AND TINS IN 2013

WINS AND TINS IN 2013

The best and worst of squash in 2013 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter Wins – the best moments of 2013 1. The Olympic Bid. For me, the best part of an impressive bid was the way so many [...]

December 26, 2013 Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff
Gilly Lane: All we want for Christmas is a healthy Ramy

Gilly Lane: All we want for Christmas is a healthy Ramy

Ramy needs to rest for six months to let his body heal By GILLY LANE – Squash Mad Columnist During his 2012-2013 campaign, it seemed as if Ramy Ashour was invincible. He had won every World Series event that he [...]

December 26, 2013 Comment
Exclusive interview: Nick Matthew pulls no punches as he reviews a memorable 2013

Exclusive interview: Nick Matthew pulls no punches as he reviews a memorable 2013

Merging governing bodies, working in journalism and wearing compression stockings…11 points with Nick Matthew By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter Less than six months ago, Nick Matthew was sitting at home contemplating his future after falling out of the [...]

December 24, 2013 Interviews, News
Happy Christmas from Squash Mad

Happy Christmas from Squash Mad

A Merry Christmas to our army of Squash Mad readers. Thank you for your support during the launch of the first news-based international squash website. We are building a team of journalists and experts to bring you the best coverage [...]

December 24, 2013 Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff
CASSIE’S CORNER: Who fancies an extra training session on Christmas Day?

CASSIE’S CORNER: Who fancies an extra training session on Christmas Day?

Former world champion CASSIE THOMAS talks about the delights of that Christmas early morning run So, Christmas is nearly upon us. A time of parties, merriment and the odd mince pie. Time to let your hair down, or maybe not [...]

December 23, 2013 Cassie's Column, Comment
Rosner reigns in Kuwait International

Rosner reigns in Kuwait International

Lightning strikes twice for Golan as the Spaniard suffers second successive final loss By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World number 16 Simon Rosner hailed his final victory at the Alwatan & Asnan International as ‘the best win’ of [...]

December 22, 2013 News