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2011 to 2008
at a Glance
REVIEW: As the New Year arrives, check out
our month-by-month review of the past year ...
on top of the World
RANKINGS: James Willstrop is confirmed as
the new World Number One in the January 2012 rankings ...
Malaysians star in Ponte
JUNIORS: The Malaysian contingent had a
good BJO warmup in Yorkshire this week ...
crowned in Porto
MASTERS: The European Masters saw 13
champions crowned in Portugal ...
wins Bogota thriller
COLOMBIA: "What can I say after this brutal
match," asks Mohamed El Shorbagy after a 17/15 in the fifth win over LJ
Anjema in the Colombian Open final ...
WASHINGTON: Top seed Siyoli Waters beat
second seeded Lauren Selby in the final of the Dread Sports series #1 at the
Sports Club/LA in Washington DC ...
WISPA TALKING: Elliot
Selby's interview with the fast-rising Scottish number one, finishing with
"Describe yourself in one word" ... answer:
squeezes past Parky
LEGENDS: Peter Nicol beat Simon Parke 12/10
in the fifth in a thrilling final of the Ipswich Legends to round off a
successful weekend in East Anglia ...
retain team title in Boston
WWJ: It was a dream final with hosts USA in
their first ever final, but it was Egypt who claimed the title for a third
time in a row in Boston ...
SINGAPORE: Perry beats Massaro to take the title ...
Marwan falls in Cairo
SPORTSMAX: A tremendous run for Marwan El Shorbagy
in Cairo, halted by a marathon final against Ali Anwar Reda ...
COLORADO: Day TEN of LJ Anjema and Sebastiaan Weenink's high-altitude training in Colorado ...
THE FINAL RUN ...
comeback beats top seed Grant in final ...
VERACRUZ: A terrific comeback from Samantha
Teran in Veracruz, and Eric Galvez makes it a Mexican double too ...
over in Amman
JUNIORS: It's all over in Amman, with eight
new Asian Junior Champions crwoned ... Major Maniam's roundup and more ...
They won't sink, Major !
ASIAN JUNIORS: Cyrus Poncha takes the Indian Junior
party to the Dead Sea in Jordan and makes a startling discovery ...
wins marathon Reunion final
REUNION: Mohamed El Shorbagy won the
longest and toughest match of his career when he beat Thierry Lincou 15/13
in the fifth in the final in Saint Pierre ...
SOUTH AFRICA: Top seeds Steve Coppinger and
Tenille van der Merwe duly claimed the South African National titles in
Lauren Siddall reports
INNOVATIONS: A portable court that can go in a car and is ready to play
in five minutes, anywhere ...
Juniors Racketball at Hallamshire
RACKETBALL: Lucy Townley and the invincible
Falconers take the National Junior titles in Sheffield ... Oli Turner reports on the finals
each in Adelaide
AUSTRALIA: Two Trans-Tasman finals in Adelaide,
and a winner each for Australia and New Zealand, Melody Francis and Kashif
Shuja ... ...
Top seeds take
BARBADOS: Karen Meakins eases through,
Richard Chin sorely tested ...
takes Power Play
NOTTINGHAM: A special
exhibition tournament in Nottingham introduced the "Power Play" to
squash, with Chris Fuller taking the spoils ...
Rosner reaps Jena
reward in Kuwait
KUWAIT: Simon Rosner beat top seed Aamir
Atlas Khan to claim the Jena International title in Kuwait ...
Annie and Max take HK titles
HONGKONG: It was all change in HK as the results of last year's
nationals finals are reversed ...
COAST2COAST: Three days of tough cycling
and a windy arrival in Tynemouth, but James Willstrop, David and Lee
Campion, Vanessa Atkinson, and the Peloton raised over £12,000 for charity
in the process ...
June World Rankings
RANKINGS: Not much movement in the June
rankings, but not a bad month for Egypt...
Fred Willis, 1942-2011
Well respected and liked Yorkshire journalist
passes away ...
Stroke, No Let ?
WSF: Forget the hand signals, convey your
decisions with the WSF's standard Referee Decision Cards ...
Briggs & Frost win in Kriens
More upset results in Switzerland as Lauren Briggs
and Kristian Frost take the titles ..
EICC: It's a case of new but old champions in
Warsaw as Gregory Gaultier and Natalie Grinham recapture the European
KENT: Top seed Chris Ryder survives a two-hour plus
marathon to claim the Kent Open title ...
Corren & Camilleri take Perth titles
PERTH: Serial winners do it again in Perth ...
Women's US Open to be biggest
US OPEN: Philadelphia will host the
biggest-ever women's US Open in October ...
goes all the way in Perth
BLACK KNIGHT: South Korea’s unheralded
Ahn Eun Chan completed a stunning tournament when she beat top seed Lisa
Camilleri in the final ...
Latest from Portugal
PORTUGAL: Latest news from
AFRICA: You may have wondered whatever happened to
Alister Walker ...
Well, he went home for a while....
unveils World Junior Circuit
JUNIORS: The World Squash Federation gives
world junior squash a hearty boost today with the introduction of the WSF
World Junior Circuit and accompanying World Junior Rankings.
another double in Germany
EUROJUNIORS: England confirmed their
position as favourites for
both title in the European U15/U17 Team Championships as they retained both
SHORTS: PanAmerican squash
president killed in Colombia ...
ETC: Were you impressed with the streaming
from Espoo? Here's how they did it ...
WSF: Lots of goodies from Squash
Headquarters - Olympics, AGMs, Hashim, Anti-Doping,
upcoming World Champs, Refereeing and Coaching conferences,
and more !!!
Ingrid takes over for now
WISPA: Chairman Ingrid Lofdahl-Bentzer has
been appointed Acting CEO with immediate effect ...
Elliot Selby talks to two of the WISPA Tour's Chatterboxes, Laurens SELBY
winners in Cairo
EGYPT: Amr Khaled Khalifa and Heba El Torky
both took 59 minutes to win their finals in the Egyptian Circuit #1 event at
Cairo's Shooting Club ...
time lucky for Worms
GERMANY: Black & White Worms finally win
the Bundesliga title as Taufkirchen claim a women's hat-trick ...
seeds take Racketball titles
RACKETBALL: Tim Vail and Laura Hill
claimed the National Racketball titles in Birmingham - that's seven in a row
for Laura ...
World Series 2011 firmed up
PSA: Nine events plus the
World Open comprise the World Series 2011, the pinnacle of the Men's game
INTERCOUNTIES: Warwickshire and Surrey
claimed the women's and men's senior Inter-County titles at Nottingham last
rise in May rankings
RANKINGS: No change in the men's top ten
for May, but Rachael and Natalie are on the rise ...
ETC Streaming Survey
ETC: Did you enjoy the streaming from Espoo?
Complete this survey to help it become even better ...
PSL: Surrey Health & Racquets beat St George's
Hill for the first time this season to retain the PSL title at Surrey Sports
Earning money in sport, Asian Individual, Jordan, Pakistan, UK, India, Stop
and Start, Zimbawe, news from the world of squash...
four of the European Team
Championships ... Back to the days of doubles for
ASIANS: Adnan and David make it a Malaysian double
in Penang ...
English double in Galway
GALWAY: Lauren Briggs and Olly Pett take
the West of Ireland titles in Galway ...
5Nations: England, France, Wales, Ireland
and Scotland/London in U13 and U15 team competition at Surrey Sport Park ...
double top for England ...
take team title
EURO U19: England's two individual
champions lead the team to a repeat success in Switzerland ...
British Open Masters
MASTERS: The British Open Masters will be held in
Nottingham in June - entries are open ...
INDIA: Australia's Donna Urquhart denied
local favourite Joshna Chinappa in the final of the Indian Challenger in
EUROTEAMS: It's a new format this year, so
predicting the winners and those going up and down should be easy ...
shouldn't it ???
on top in Kriens
EURO U19: Emily Whitlock and Nathan Lake
take the individual titles ... Team event down to
the playoffs ...
Maiden title for Marwan in
ARAMEX: Marwan El Shorbagy wins an
all-Egyptian final to claim his first PSA title ... watch out Mohamed ...
JUNKIE: Entries are open for the 16th
edition of the Junkies Fun Team Squash event in Amsterdam ...
Small edition, but big interview on Madeline Perry... Fahim Gul...
CAYMAN: It's three in a row for
Nicol as Ali beats Ramy in men's final ...
Fram's Corner :
Shabana, Madeline, Courts disappearing in England, Canada,
BRITISHU23: Victoria Lust and
Adrian Waller crowned Champions...
El Hindi beats Richards inWilliamstown final ...
Teams Division 3
EUROTEAMS: It's Greece v
Portugal in the final ... Les Callow reports in his own
style ... well worth a read !
President Natalie Grainger stands down ...
day in PSL
PSL: Surrey win at Duffield, St
George's down Chapel A ...
rebrands top tier
WISPA: The women's
game's top tournaments shall henceforth comprise the WISPA
World Series ...
England has its first
U11 champions ... Chris Nutley
It's Grinham in three ...
Report and Video...
wins all-Egyptian final in Kolkata
KOLKATA: Karim Darwish
beats Omar Mosaad in
the final, in the longest PSA 3/0 since 2008 ..
Madeline Perry hits the top three, Nick Matthew extends his
lead at the top ...
In France, injured Lincou and
tired Ford stop in the semis... Greg Marche in 3...
Fram's Corner :
All about England, James' Column, Tenille's married, Aamir
out, Zimbawe's new PSA member, and so much more...
world at her feet
ATWATER: After attempting
to defend her world junior title at Harvard, Amanda Sobhy
will stay on for four years to gain a degree ... but
she'll be back ...
Matthew Video Q&A
C/WHARF: The Canary Wharf
champion chats to some youngsters at courtside ...
elected PSA President
PSA: James Willstrop is the new
President of the PSA, charged with representing the players'
views ... PSA release
Sad news of the passing of one of Egypt's
Camilleri on the trophy trail again
ACT OPEN: Mike Corren and
Lisa Camilleri took the first titles of the Australian Tour,
more to presumably follow ...
Matthew beats Peter Barker to retain the Canary Wharf title
NBF: Hisham denies Palmer in Montreal final ...
joins Hall of Fame
AUSTRALIA: Squash Australia
adds Liz Irving to the Hall of Fame, elevates
Michelle Martin to Legend, and names Kasey Brown
athlete of the year ...
CALGARY: Palmer wins a
thriller in Calgary ...
KL: Live updates on the
last fours from KL, plus Will Mather on the blog ....
Top seeds Darwish and David take the titles ...
Fram's Corner :
19th March... England,
Malaysia, Australia, NZ, Sri Lanka, Malta, Bermuda, USA....
AGM heads for Rotterdam
WSF: Not just both World Opens,
but the WSF AGM will be held in Rotterdam in November ...
draw for Cayman hopefuls
CAYMAN: Cayman's Marlene
West and most of the local men have been given tough
draws in next month's Cedrus Investments Cayman Islands
WJW heads to
JUNIORS: The recent turmoil
in Egypt has prompted the WSF to relocate July's Women's
World Juniors to Boston in the USA ...
PSL: The semi-finalists were all but decided in the
ninth round of PSL action ...
Fram's Corner :
15th March... Look out
for a few funny English news... Plus USA, Malaysia, Isle of Man, Bermuda,
Zambia and Qatar...
Cup in Chennai
WORLDCUP: Nine nations competing in mixed teams of
three for the WSF World Cup ... Bronze for Australia,
and Gold for Egypt ...
There will be no British Open this year, but plans are afoot
for 2012 ...
WSF: The latest newsletter,
with a host of news items and info from around the world ...
St George's run
PSL: The end of an unbeaten
record and a late finish in round eight ...
on the Buzzer
Andy Holland stops being a blue-a**** fly to report on the
Austrian Junior Open, your starter for ten ...
JUNIORS: English Junior Championships,
finals day at SSP and Colets ...
Illingworth in LA final ..
Clyne brings home the
title in Aberdeen ...
Around the events
Atlas takes Norooz title ... . Mosaad wins first
ever Turkish event ... Waters and Briggs in
Vendee final ...
extends, David drives on
RANKINGS: An increased world ranking lead
for Nick Matthew, while Nicol David only has Dame Susan
Devoy's record left to chase ...ly
George's roll on as Ponte stun Chapel A
PSL: Mixed fortunes for the group leaders
in round seven ...
Squash on TV
ToC on Blomberg soon..
US College Team Finals
CSA: Top seeds through to the US men's
college team champs semis ... Trinity take 13 in a
row, but only just ...
retains NAO title
NAO: It was a third NAO final in a row for Nick Matthew and Ramy
Ashour in Richmond, with the Englishman retaining the title in a thriller
Around the events
Beddoes goes one better in
Winnipeg ... Finitsis wins Salzburg final
... Swindon starts off Satellite series
... Nicol enjoys French League debut ...
BUCS: In Birmingham,
Mohamed El Shorbagy and Vanessa Atkinson claim the British Individual titles ...
Edition 26th Feb: Trinity Colllege,
USA, lots on England, Australia, India and Marwan, Malta, Canada, Malaysia,
and a few more cartoons....
Tour bigger and better for 2011
Squash Australia has unveiled an expanded
2011 Australian Squash Tour, featuring 14 tournaments in every state and
territory over a four month period ...
& Rocha take hardball titles
HARDBALL: Sarah Cortes reports from the
2011 US Hardball Championships in Boston ... watch the videos ...
21st Feb: USA, Pakistan, England, Canada, a
little one on Azlan, quite premonitory, and "they said"....
Nadu's medal haul
INDIA: Making a first appearance in the
Indian National Games, Tamil Nadu players took five of the eight Squash
Medals on offer ...
BRITISH: The inaugural English U11
Championships will take place in Manchester in April, while the British U23 Championships returns to Hunts County ...
PSL: Two clear leaders as the PSL season enters the
second half, but former champions Duffield start the second half with a 5-0
win at Nottingham ...
Match reports on the blog ...
& Selby set for Canary Wharf Clash
C/WHARF: The Canary
Wharf draw gives defending champion Nick Matthew an early chance of
Nationals' revenge ...
17th Feb: Daryl, Nicol, Plenty on the UK
Nationals, Pakistan, Canada, Annelize, and of course, the US....
Two new Champions as Laura Massaro and Daryl Selby are crowned British
Around the Events
ROUNDUP: Coppinger claims Finnish title ...
Khalifa wins National
Gaultier & Serme French Champions ...
Sharpes and Elkalawaay
U23 champions in London ...
Joe is a Glass Act
C/WHARF: Most young
players are nervous about playing on the glass court - not so Canary Wharf
wildcard Joe Lee who regularly plays on one at his home club ...
NATIONALS: Local lass Laura Massaro is on a
roll she hopes can continue this week in Manchester ...
Restructures World Agreements
WSF: The World Squash Federation has
radically altered the process by which World Championships and Conferences
are allocated ...
BLUENOSE: Azlan becomes the Bluenose
SWEDISH: Matthew and Barker in the final...
And Nick gets it in 3...
ATCO PSA World
WSSF: Matthew v Shabana Final to be rescheduled after
technical issues at Queen's ...
South of England
MASTERS: No sooner had the juniors
finished in Sheffield, the Masters were in action at Broxbourne ...
Title race hotting up
NWCSL: Another close finish is shaping up in the North West
Counties League, the world's biggest ...
Canada... Malaysia... Nick in CW... US Navy... Australia...
Awards.... Physio... Pakistan...
Nationals in Manchester
NATIONALS: If you're
going to the Nationals in Manchester next month, why not catch some
Badminton action first ...
WSF: The latest newsletter from the
WSF - anit-doping, courting success, naming rights & wrongs, rule
changes ... and more !
$100,000 bonus for top
tenner to sign for PST
PSAvPST: The court case is off, but
Joe McManus declares the fight will continue on the court ...
Farag on a roll in France
DU GARD: Fresh from taking the BJO
title, Ali Farag wins his first PSA title in France ...
Junior Open in Sheffield
BJO: Egypt claim another six titles, but Emily
Whitlock provides a first home winner in almost a decade ...
Duncalf & Waters' 4th ?
NATIONALS: It could be a 4th final
in 5 years for Jenny and Alison ...
Azlan... Ryder... Ritwik.... Juniors... USA... Canada... English
School in Cairo... Sudan...
CARIBBEAN: A fantastic year for
Karen Meakins culminates with her being named Sports
Personality of the Year in Barbados ...
Matthew confirmed as
RANKINGS: The Jan 2011 PSA rankings
see Nick Matthew at the top of the pile, with seven Egyptians in the
top twenty ...
Final replay in prospect for Manchester
BRITISH NATIONALS: Nick Matthew and
James Willstrop look set to replay their World Open final in
February's National Championships ...
head for New York
TOC: The first major PSA event of
2011 will be in New York's Grand Central ...
are they now ?
JUNIORS: Is winning the World or
British Junior Open a route to senior success ? Bob Hanscom looks at
where the past, current and future champions are now ...
courts for Argentina
Esteban Casarino reports on a new complex for Argentina's Chaco
Province in the 'City of Sculptures' ...
on top of the world
England's Nick Matthew returned home this week after a
three-month overseas campaign that saw him claim the World Open
title and the World Number One ranking ...
PLAYERS: Annelize Naudé
played her last WISPA tournament in Hillegom last weekend ...
here's some photos
view as Picasa Album
QATAR: It's a fourth Classic title for David and a
second for Darwish ...
En Bref #4
CANARY WHARF: One of the UK's most popular events is
set for March 2011 and tickets are selling fast ...
Mexico double in PanAm Champs
PANAM: Jorge Baltazar and Samantha Teran
claimed double gold for Mexico in Guatemala ...
VANCOUVER: Top seed Simpson triumphs in
WISCONSIN: Top seed Le Roux triumphs in
Fitz & Grinham back in
WORLDTEAMS: Sarah Fitz-Gerald and Rachael
Grinham will play for Australia in the World Teams in New Zealand ...
were you up to on Saturday?
WORLDSQUASHDAY: Celebrate World Squash Day
at your club by attracting new members ... submit your videos for some great
prizes too ...
EL SHORBAGY: It's been some year for
Marwan El Shorbagy, and some month as he rises 277 places in the world
rankings this month ... in his own words ...
PSA/PST: The views of seven players
affected by the PSA's 'ban' on members competing in PST events ...
Ashour levels the score, 8/8 ...
En Bref #7,
meeting the Sheikha #2
Shout out -
RULES: A new WSF Guideline allows
"spectators to get fully involved without being requested to keep quiet" ...
bring on the Barmy Army ...
WEYMULLER: Jenny Duncalf beat Laura
Massaro in the final at Heights Casino to retain her Carol Weymuller title ...
30 at home
MILLICENT: There's nothing
sweeter than a home win, as serial winner Mike Corren can
EuroClubs in Ponte
Serial winners Paderborn win the men's event while Edgbaston
beat home favourites in women's final ...
win in Shanghai
CHINA: Contrasting wins for
Joey Chan and Aaron Frankcomb in the China Open finals in
Nour El Sherbini became the youngest ever winner of a WISPA
title as Rachael Grinham retires injured two games up in the
The World Cup
WSF: No, not that
World Cup, the Squash World Cup, set for India in 2011 ...
WWT: 15 teams will be heading down under in
November for the Biannual Women's World Team Championships ...
& Golf meet in wet Surrey
GOLF: The World of Squash
Golf Day once again brought together golfers from all walks
of squash, including players, sponsors, administrators,
media and fans of the sport ...
Vote for Metrosquash
CHICAGO: You can help this
urban squash development program cause get a much-needed
cash injection via this United Airlines award ...
one Au in
BULER: Unseeded Leo Au takes the men's
title but Donna denies Annie ...
Day two of
qualifying for November's Kuwait Open ...
to get World Open qualifying under way, but sixteen make it
to the main draw ...
Ian Turley, the leading
Leicestershire Squash player and winner of the record 14
County Senior titles between 1957 and 1974, has died aged 79
at St George's
LEGENDS: Peter Nicol beat
Jonathon Power in four to capture the inaugural Legends
title at St George's Hill ...
in Hong Kong
It's six in a row
for Nicol, Ramy's first with an added bonus ...
MASTERS: Lots of new world
champions crowned in Cologne ...
new photos ...
It's in the rules, innit ?
WSF has issued some guidance on what is, and what isn't, in
the rules ... Scoring, Tins and
Two new champs in
NEW ZEALAND: Joelle King
and Campbell Grayson are the new New Zealand National
take men's CASA title
CASA: Winning all their matches
4-1, Bermuda claimed the men's team title in St Vincent,
while Barbados took the overall team title ...
affair in Peru
Diego Elias finds his Dad barring the way to a place
in the main draw in Lima ...
collects a pair in Melbourne
DOUBLES: Two wins for Australia, one
for England in the invitational doubles ...
Grand Prix Draw
BRITISH GP: While Nick Matthew and
Ramy Ashour are expected to meet in the final, there's an
interesting all-Yorkshire clash in prospect in the quarters
cranked up for St George's
LEGENDS: "There is
obviously nothing I would enjoy more than beating Peter
Nicol in his own tournament on his home patch ..."
It's Chin &
Meakins at last
CARIBBEAN: Richard Chin and
Karen Meakinas claimed their first CASA senior individual
title in St Vincent ... teams under way ...
& Arzi capture HK titles
JUNIORS: Over 500 players,
almost 1,000 matches, it was a busy week at the Hong Kong
Junior Open ...
Back on in Dublin
IRISH: Arthur Curran looks
forward to a trip to Fitzwilliam for the rescheduled Cannon
Kirk Homes Irish Open ...
AUSTRALIA: Matthew and
Perry make it a British double down under ...
Nicol set for three in a row in Soho
WORLD OPEN: The Women's World Open
draw is out ... plenty of potential pitfalls for the top
Jersey head for Delhi
C/GAMES: Jersey will be sending their
biggest squad ever to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi ...
Heba bags Homebase title
HONGKONG: A great series of results for Heba
El Torky as she claims her third WISPA title in the Homebase Media Open
best job in the world ???
JOBS: Every now and then a really superb
job comes up ... fancy being a High Performance Squash Coach in the
Cayman Islands, anyone ...
WORLD OPEN: After 10 months off new mum
Natalie Grinham will be back in action next month, and Dad Tommy and
little Kieran will be with her ...
Dipika tops Indian list
INDIA: Sportskeeda lists "the 10 Most Glamorous Women
in Indian Sports" ...
JUNIORS: Entries for this October's
Tecnifibre British Junior Championslips are now open ...
SUN&SURF: Top seed Latasha Khan denied
the home fans as she claimed the title in Vancouver ...
Junior Teams - Egypt win
Egypt beat Pakistan 2-1 to claim the World Junior Team
Championship in Quito ...
Matthew in Men's
PAPERS: Nick Matthew talks about
training in Men's Health Magazine ...
New boss for Finnish
SHORTS: Hannu Mäkinen has been
appointed new Executive Director of the Finnish Squash
"I've never given as many
interviews in my life" tweeted Cameron Pilley as the
Australian Open looms ... here's
the full interview with Will Mather ...
announces new team
WISPA: Big changes on the
board of the Women's Professional governing body ...
awarded Scout Badge
Nick Matthew topped the
Scout Association's Racket Sports poll and joins a
distinguished list of recipients in the Scout's 103rd
Birthday Honours list ...
Masters boost for India
INDIA: The Punj Lloyd PSA Masters will
will be the focus of the largest ever corporate initiative
to develop and promote the sport of Squash at the grassroots
level in India ...
WORLD JUNIORS: Top seed Amr Khalid Khalifa justified his top seeding to claim
the world junior title in an all-Egyptian final in Quito ...
official, there will be no lets in next season's US Pro
PAPERS: Latest from the world's press
including features on Laura Gemmell, Dipika Pallikal and
Laura Massaro ...
Great Dane wins Pilley's heart
Cameron Pilley invites some friends to Yamba for pre-event
AUSTRALIA: Lisa Camilleri
is favourite to make it seven wins in a row in the
Queensland Open ...
aims to complete set in Delhi
C/GAMES: David Palmer will be
competing in his fourth Games in Delhi, and aims to add Gold
to his collection ... Australian team announced ...
up for the Worlds
SOHOSQUARE: The World's
best female squash players are starting the buildup to the
most important event of the year, September's Soho Square
World Open ...
Back to Harlem
WILLSTROP: Malcolm, James and Vanessa
join up at StreetSquash for some more work with
deserving Kids ...
It's a home double as Azlan and Nicol take
the titles in contrasting fashion ...
in the family
PAPERS: India's Sportstar Weekly
conducts a big interview with Dipika Pallikal ...
& Clonda honoured
NEWS: The Queen's Birthday Honours list recognised
Jackie Robinson - OBE - and Carin Clonda - OAM ...
becomes US National Coach
USA: Trinity Coach Paul Assaiante accepts
role of U.S. SQUASH National Coach charged with taking the US Teams to new
heights at World Championships ...
FRANCE: Borja Golan on the comeback trail
as he takes the La Ciotat title ... photos from J.Mouls ...
of the year
UK: David Campion and Sarah Kippax tie the knot ...
Malcolm Willstrop reports ...
USA: Four world number ones will be in
action at Boston's Symphony Hall in September ...
in St Petersburg
RUSSIA: The inaugral ProSquash event saw a
Finnish winner ...
AUSTRALIA: Joelle King will be defending
her Australian Open title in Canberra in August ...
ITALY: Crazy Turin improved from 3rd two year ago and
2nd last year to take their first title in Riccione ...
on BBC 5Live
RADIO: World Number one on the Tony Livesy
show (he's at 2h20m) ...
confirmed as world #1
RANKINGS: We knew it was coming, but now
it's official ... plus BBC and Telegraph reports ...
UK Summer Squash Camps
CAMPS: Get yourself or your kids away for a week or
more of intensive squash this summer ...
NEW Neil Frankland, Paul Hornsby ......
Lets to become No Lets
US PRO: After experimenting with allowing
only five lets, the US Pro Tour is set to abandon them completely next
Ready to roll in Maidstone
KENT: Players flew in today from various
parts of the world, including Egypt, Malaysia, Turkey, Holland, Russia,
India .... and Yorkshire! ...
goes for title #26
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide’s Mike Corren
will be aiming to create a piece of history at the Golden Open in Kalgoorlie
this weekend ...
Junkie 15 in Amsterdam
TOURNEYS: Entries are open for the popular team event in Amsterdam
this August ...
PSL: It could have gone either way, but Surrey
H&R beat Oxford at Surrey Sports Park to regain the Premier Squash League
Malaysian Defence in
Nicol David and Azlan Iskandar successfully defended their Asian
Championship titles in Chennai ..
OFFTHEWALL: PSA Chairman Ziad Al-Turki and
board member Richard Bramall are competing in this year's Gumball 3000
Rally - London to Scandinavia to Canada to New York ... follow the
Team finals in Aix
EUROTEAMS: Dutch beat France for the women's title,
England take an 18th successive men's crown ...
ETC Video Clips
Matthew in Canary Wharf
C/WHARF: Top seed Nick Matthew is a new
name on the Canary Wharf Classic trophy after beating Gregory Gaultier in
the final ...
ESR announce Dunlop deal
ENGLAND: England Squash & Racketball have secured a
substantial sponsorship deal with Dunlop ...
legends are back
LEGENDS: It's five years since Peter Nicol and Simon
Parke played the last of their 15 meetings, but tonight, at Canary Wharf,
they were back ...
Jonah v Joey
C/WHARF: When father takes on son it's not
often pretty, and when it's the Barringtons you know fireworks are in store
Chiu & Juniors scoop HK awards
HONGKONG: More awards for Hong Kong squash
Unseeded Schmol wins Swiss
SWISS: A first-ever home winner of the
women's Swiss Open, and an unexpected one too ...
joins Aussie Hall of Fame
PLAYERS: Anthony Ricketts has been inducted
into the Squash Australia Hall of Fame ...
& Nicol in
KL: Top seeds and world number ones take
the KL titles...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN: After two runners-up spots
in Canada it's third time lucky for Daryl Selby ...
drops in on Schools Finals
SCHOOLS: The English
National Schools finals concluded with more Millfield success and a visit
from Gordon Brown ...
PSL: It went down to the last match of the
last round before the semi-finalists for this year's Premier League were
known ... Surrey take group B, Oxford deny Duffield ...
JUNIORS: The ATCO Junior Open is
back, bigger and better with a new venue, a unique format, and great prizes
... book in for Cairo in June now ...
ALL ENGLAND: No, it's not squash, but it
was a thrilling day of racket sport in Birmingham with the Chinese,
Malaysians and especially Danes going home happy ...
Qlympics, Matches and Music
WILLSTROP: Malcolm looks at a lost
opportunity for 2012, a match to remember at Pontefract and a night to come
at Abingdon ...
DOUBLES: The titles
were well spread out in Chennai
Around the events
ROUNDUP: It's a quiet week
for tournaments ... Anjema & Hindle win in Winnipeg
heads back to Cayman
CAYMAN: Nicol David is heading back to the
Cayman Islands - "one of the most spectacular places I've been to" - to
defend her title on the glass court at Camana Bay ... why don't you make a
holiday of it too ...
CHENNAI: Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee made
it two out of two for Malaysia at the Indian
Squash Academy ...
Coping without funding
OFFTHEWALL: Zephanie Curgenven talks
to the BBC about the problem of being a full time player without funding ...
KIG title in LA
KIG: Omar Mosaad claims his biggest
win as he beats Shahier Razik in a 'could have gone either way' final in
Downtown LA ...
TOC: Three former winners are among the world class field heading for
New York ...
Counties hots up
UK: The division one title in the biggest
squash league in the world is up for grabs at the halfway stage ...
BJO: 400+ of the world's
best juniors assemble in Sheffield ... It's an Egyptian clean sweep -
eight out of eight ...
Scottish Junior Open
JUNIORS: The traditional BJO warmup in
Edinburgh saw Canada, Egypt and India take two titles each ...
Squash News - November 2008
English Double in Qatar ... Duncalf destroys
Grinham ... Matthew deposes Darwish
at the Masters
WORLD MASTERS: 28,000 athletes took part in
the World Masters Games in Sydney, with Sarah Fitz-Gerald as Squash
New Zealand Hall of Fame
NZL: The Kiwis are setting up their very
own Squash Hall of Fame this week ... and there's some big names going in
Super Series Revamp
PSA: The Super Series gets a revamp for
66 up for CCI
MUMBAI: Not many tournaments can claim 66 consecutive
unbroken editions ... Pradeep Vijayakar reports...
Coppinger collects Leinster
LEINSTER: Steve Coppinger ended the run of Henrik
Mustonen in the final in Dublin ...
SANTIAGO: Fiona Moverley and Peter Barker
made it an English double in Spain ...
Masters in England
MASTERS: The English Masters season is under way .. Martin Pearse
reports o the East and West divisions ...
& Lloyd-Walter lift London titles
LONDON: It was an all-English men's final and two
English winners at the
Cumberland Club ...
to league business
PSL: It was a tough night for some PSL teams
in round four, with some debuts to be made ... St
George's go clear ...
retains Mumbai title
INDIA: Top seeds and
favourites Gaurav Nandrajog and Saumya Karki lived up to their
reputations and bagged the in the 66th CCI-Western India Open ...
DUTCH: Local favourite LJ Anjema faces a
tough challenge to reach the Dutch Open final in Rotterdam ...
takes Weymuller crown
WEYMULLER: Jenny Duncalf won the all-English final of the Carol Weymuller US Open in Brooklyn's Heights Casino
Corren claims Ottawa crown
GOODLIFE: It's a sixth title of the year
for Mike Corren ...
KUWAIT: Amr Shabana beat defending
champion Ramy Ashour to claim his fourth World Open title in Kuwait, joining
some of the greats of the game ...
PSA MASTERS: After a two-year hiatus, the Masters,
bringing the top 32 players together, is heading for Mumbai in December ...
Qualifiers v Seeds in
One of the
strangest looking draws ever ... Joel Hinds lifts the crown ...
the top spot
RANKINGS: Gregory Gaultier officially
becomes the world number one ...
World Squash Awards head back
WSA: The fifth edition of the World Squash
Awards will be held at London's RAC Club in November ...
Squash News - October 2008
& Cuskelly take China titles
CHINA: A huge crowd in Shanghai saw
Japanese and Australian victors ...
DUTCH: Entries are in for the biggest men's
event in Holland this century ...
GOSHEN: Corren beats Creed in Indiana final
... watch all the matches ...
gain final revenge
PSL: Duffield beat champions Chapel Allerton on
an otherwise good night for the home teams in PSL round three ...
MADISON: Bernardo Samper collected the
first title of the Squash Design tour in Madison
Joe Shaw :
Just in case you wonder what's been happening to
David Palmer's old coach, coaching Legend Joe....
WWO: It was a repeat of the 2006
final in Belfast as Nicol David beat Natalie Grinham in Amsterdam to claim
a fourth world title in five years ...
WISPA on the Beach
WISPA: There's a new set of the World's Top
Women players ready to grace your walls in the 2010 WISPA Calendar ...
OFF THE WALL: It's been a busy and successful few
weeks for Donna Urquhart, with major tournament success mixed with
glamour shoots ...
plus how it was made video ..
takes Sky title
SKY: Top seeds Karim Darwish and Gregory
Gaultier competed for the most valuable prize of the year so far at the
Sky Petrosport Club, with the world number one prevailing in five games ...
Squash News - Sepember 2008
Kong draw made
HONG KONG: The big draws are coming fast, with the
popular Hong Kong Open, which returns to the Plaza Hollywood for the final
stages, just made ...
set for Surrey expansion
COURTWATCH: Opening in 2010, the spectacular
Surrey Sports Park features state of the art squash facilities for the
UK's South-East ...
Unofficial World Open Final
WORLDS: Sister v Sister, Australia v
Netherlands, in a possible preview or the real final in Amsterdam's Dam
Square ... watch the video to see who won ...
In case you missed it
ROUNDUP: Matthew Castagnet wins first title in
Sannois, Illingworth bags Baltimore
Top clubs swoop on Sweden
EUROCLUBS: They might call it the "European
Champions' Cup" now, but it's still six pounds a pint in Gothenburg ...
top seeds Aberdeen and Pontefract take the titles ...
Youth v Experience in
EINDHOVEN: Top seed Annelize Naudé prevailed over a youngster less than
half her age in the final in Eindhoven ...
Squash News - August 2008
CHICAGO: In Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile' Amr Shabana
withstood a fightback from Ramy Ashour to claim the US Open title ...
run continues in Quito
ECUADOR: Beating the
2nd, 3rd and 4th seeds successively, Rafael Alarcon collected his fourth
title of the year in Quito ... and it was mental strength that did it ...
run continues at Wolves
WOLVERHAMPTON: Jonathan Kemp played "the best match of
my life" to take the title in front of his home crowd ...
WILLSTROP: Malcolm reports on the Lesley Willstrop
Doubles and a hard-fought win for James in the Cleethorpes Invitation ...
& Selby take GP titles
BSPA: The BSPA Grand Prix finals, off the
UK mainland for the first tine in, Jersey saw top seeds Laura Massaro and
Daryl Selby come away with the spoils ...
moves to all-time third
RANKINGS: The September world rankings move Nicol
David to third on the all-time list as the positions at the top of the men's
list close up ...
secures finals spot
BSPAELITE: Four wins out of four means that
Daryl Selby is guaranteed a place in the top eight BSPA Elite finale ...
on the Up & Up
COURTWATCH: Good news from Cheshire, UK,
where Alex Stait is looking after a thriving squash community ...
it look easy
COLOMBIA: Profile and Interview with David
Palmer, by Juan Carlos Santacruz ... part two, the
Squash News - July 2008
CARIBBEAN: Trinidad & Tobago claimed the CASA men's,
women's and overall titles in the Cayman Islands ...
NZL: With Shelly out expecting and some of
the top men away, opportunities abound in Palmerston North this weekend ...
it's Hawkes and Shuja ...
WWO: All but one of the world’s twenty-five
best players have entered for the Forexx Women’s World Open Squash 2009,
which will take place from 20-27 September in Amsterdam (and the one missing
is pregnant) ...
Former chairman of the WSRA passes away ...
tributes to young French player
Ken Chervet ...
entry for Amsterdam
WWO: With a record 100+ entries and still a
week to go, next month's Women's World Open in Amsterdam might be the last
to feature a 32-draw ...
SHORTS: Schoor gets
British Open wildcard ... Swine Flu hits Indian Nationals ...
World Open qualifiers from 21 Nations ... Egyptians set to dominate
US Open ...
I love Squash
VIDEOS: The England Squash video team have been busy
... player profiles and promos, 18 videos ...
in Forexx WWO Qualifying
WWO: Dagmar Vermeulen, Milou van der
Heijden, Milja Dorenbos and Margriet Huisman are the
qualifying wildcards for next month's Women's World Open in Amsterdam ...
Hat-trick for Rafa
SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil's Rafael Alarcon
claimed all three titles in the "Tour de las Americas" circuit, while
Kristian Frost had a great trip ...
MALAYSIAN: Right after the World Games, the
players are battling in Malaysia...
Nicol again, but Shabana is back ...
BIRTHS: Congratulations to David, Melinda
and Kayla Palmer on a new addition to the family ...
African Open Cancelled
PSA: The $115k event set for Lagos next
month is off ...
14th Annual Squash Junkie tournament in Amsterdam next month ... where
dancing is just as important as the squash ...
wait over for Palmerston
NZL: They waited 50 years to regain the
Cousins Shield, but Palmerston reckon it's worth the wait ...
NEW Photo Book ...
Elite series starts
BSPA ELITE: As the season enters its second
half, three of the competitors at Roehampton have a chance of going top ...
WORLD GAMES: Top seeds
Nicol David and Nick Matthew claimed the Gold medals in Taiwan with straight-game wins
in the finals ...
Past masters in
WISPA: 25 years of WISPA will fe celebrated at the
Women's World Open in Amsterdam ... so we still need to find as many past
masters as possible ...
in shape for Chennai
WORLD JUNIORS: An unexpected chance to
defend the World Junior Title - Fram finds out how Mohamed is feeling with a
week to go ...
SHORTS: After 14 years at the helm of the PSA Board,
Jack Herrick has a new, fast, passion ...
Fiona flies back
ENGLAND: After a spell in the States, Fiona
Geaves returns to England as a High-Performance coach ...
Clyne in Ilkley
Late replacement Jon Kemp
overcame in-form Alan Clyne in the final of the eighth event ...
Egypt top junior
WORLD JUNIORS: Defending champions Egypt
are provisional top seeds for next month's Women's World Junior Team
take team double in Barbados
CARIBBEAN: Guyana retained the Boys' and
Girls' team titles to conclude the CASA Junior Championships in Barbados ...
TV: On UK's Channel 4 ... former England squash player
who runs her household like a military campaign ...
& King claim Clare crowns
AUSTRALIAN: It's a fourth Australian Open
title for Stewart Boswell as Joelle King becomes the fourth Kiwi to claim
the Heather McKay Cup ...
A new concept
WORLD JUNIORS: For the first time the Boys
and Girls world junior champions will be crowned together in Chennai
Home winners assured in KL
NSC: With two all-Malaysian finals, the
latest NSC Series event is a good one for the hosts ... Arnold and Adnan take the spoils ...
Kiwis take two in Melbourne
DOUBLES: The Australian Open Doubles
Championship brought two wins for New Zealand, one for Australia ...
JUNIORS: Team news from USA, Canada, New Zealand and
England ... draws with timings ... and
In the Papers
The latest batch of squash in the
world's press ...
Krajcsak enter elite arena
BSPA: The sixth of the series sees two new
top seeds at Roehampton ... Barrington takes the
takes White Knight title
RUSSIA: In 24-hour daylight in St
Petersburg, Mike Gregory beat the best of Eastern Europe as the Vodka
flowed ... Jordi Bercedo reports ...
Corren & King win in Melbourne
VICTORIA: Top seeds Mike Corren and Joelle
King continued their runs of success in the Victorian Open...
grabs Pyramides title
PYRAMIDES: Top seed Natalie Grinham duly
collected the title in Paris with a straight-games win over Suzie Pierrepont
to break out
WILLSTROP: Despite Andy Murray's success,
English Tennis is still stuck in the middle classes ...
Camille stuns Omneya
ALEXANDRIA: Top seed Omneya Abdel Kawy
falls to Camille Serme in the final in Alex ...
BSPA ELITE: Chris
Ryder beat Aaron Frankcomb in the final of the third event in Ilkley ...
SPAIN: Results and photos from the Spanish
Masters Championships in Santiago ...
SHORTS: Harlem's urban youth squash programme goes
from strength to strength ...
EUROLEAGUES: A star-studded lineup in
Riccione as Urbe Squash Rome take the Italian league title ...
Open Wildcard for Orla
WORLD OPEN: Success in the Forexx Pro Tour
has earned Orla Noom a wildcard place for September's Forexx World
takes second Seoul title
SEOUL: Nicol David retained her Seoul Open title to
make it two in three years ..
Title #20 for Corren
NORTH ISLAND: Mike Corren has claimed his 20th PSA title in Hamilton ...
Alexander & Urquhart
take Aussie crowns
AUSSIE CLOSED: Maiden national titles for
Zac Alexander and Donna Urquhart in Brisbane ...
Day with David Palmer
PAPERS: A bumper issue with great articles
from Australia, Canada and the UK, and more ...
June World Rankings
RANKINGS: A fairly quiet month in the world
rankings, as Nicol David takes a double-points lead and Ramy Ashour moves
back into the top three ...
Squash News - May 2008
WORLD SQUASH DAY
WSD: Roundup of$Saturday's events all over the world
in support of Squash's bid for the 2016 Olympics ... Brazil, Japan, USA, UK,
Malaysia, Iran, South Africa, Mexico, New Zealand, and more ...
takes Vitis title
VITIS: A third PSA title and some valuable extras for
Tom Richards in Zurich ...
Ford takes Perth title
PERTH: Ben Ford's flying visit to Australia
paid dividends in Perth ...
with Nick Matthew
PLAYERS: On his 5Nations debut, Duncan
Steele gets close up to the world number six ...
for 2016 Day Jumps Off
WSD: Yes, we know that "kicks off" is the
usual term, but this one was different, ok ...
Cuskelly & Ranieri win in New
ST LUKE: St Luke's school hosts PSA/WISPA
finals video ...
GOSHEN: Latasha Khan made it a home win in Goshen as
she defeated top seed Sharon wee in the final ...
2016 Drive in LA
2016: A significant birthday as Squash 2016 Ambassador
Samantha Teran hosts a fundraiser in Los Angeles ...
Hall of Fame
HOF: Three world titles, 33 months at #1,
lots more to come from the Prince of Egypt, but here's a look at what's
happened so far ...
reign in Trinidad
T&T: Colin Ramasra collected his fourth
Trinidad & Tobago National title this weekend ...
David takes Texas title
TEXAS: Nicol David beat Natalie Grainger to take the Texas Open title...
end Pontefract run
UK CLUBS: Edgbaston Priory toppled
defending champions Pontefract in the UK National Clubs Women's final while
Colets added another men's title ...
Kemp denies Galvez Atlanta repeat
ATLANTA: Defending champion
Eric Galvez was beaten by England's Jon Kemp in the final in Atlanta ...
Double K in Auckland
AUCKLAND: Martin Knight and Shelley Kitchen
took the titles at the Remuera Club ...
take Czech title
EUROLEAGUES: Hosts Strahov reclaimed the Czech
playoff title for a 13th win in 16 years ...
TWITTER: The latest fad, or a useful tool?
Find out by following us ...
World Hardball Doubles
HARDBALL: Australia and Canada shared the
titles in the World Hardball Doubles championships in San Francisco ...
Hong Kong Conference in demand
WSF: The 9th World Squash Coaching &
Development conference has attarcted a worldwide response ...
in the World?
COURTS: Help the WSF present squash's case
to the IOC - we're looking for courts and players in more than the 175
countries already identified ...
Grand Prix Finals head for
BSPA: The end-of-season playoffs will be in
Jersey in September ...
2016 Day Countdown 2016Day: As the 23rd
May approaches, a look at what's happening worldwide ... and a brave pledge
from Elaine Tan ...
5000 and counting for Howard
SHORTS: Howard Harding's 'World Squash
News' service released its 5,000th story last weekend ...
WILLSTROP: Malcolm on Lost for Words at
Edgbaston, Rugby League Connections and the Times affair ...
FORUM: Our forum server has walked away - we now have
it installed on our own server, but sadly we're starting from scratch ...
Top sixteen 1985-88
OTW: How many of these players do you
IRAN: Back from Injury, Carla Khan did a
coaching stint for the Iranian Girls' Squad ... plus Iranian Nationals
Aussies pick strong team for
WORLD GAMES: Sarah Fitz-Gerald will lead a
strong Australian team in the World Games in Taiwan ...
Day in LA
Where are you going to put YOUR
banners on May 23rd ... Bob Hanscom gives us some ideas ...
#4: Recognise this one ???
takes BSPA Elite #1
BSPA: Sixteen 8-player events over the UK
summer with a £60k prize pot on offer Temple takes inaugural title ...
CAYMAN: Nicol David and Dean Watson are the
Cayman Open champions ...
Lee & Urquhart take Top End Open
TOPEND: The first event of the 2009
Australian tour saw one home winner in Darwin ...
Galifi stuns Bianchetti in
ROMA EST: After a marathon semi the Italian number one fell in the final
in Rome ...
double in Gerona
EURO U15/17: The Euro U15/U17 team champs saw
England take both titles in Spain ...
ZWOLLE: Lauren Siddall claimed the Zwolle
Open title in Holland...
PSL: Chapel Allerton claimed the PSL title
at the first attempt as they beat Duffield in the final et Nottingham ...
Japan Pro #1
JAPAN: Chris Gordon takes the title, beating James Snell in the final
in Yokohama ...
EUROTEAMS: It's another English double in Malmo ...
King takes Wakato title
NZ: Joelle King denies former world number one Leilani Rorani in
UK: Yorkshire retain women's title as Herts
take the men's ....
CANADA: Runa REta & Shahier Razik take Canadian
Seven up for Wiener Neudorf
EUROLEAGUES: Andy Holland reports on the Austrian League playoff finals
makes top twenty
RANKINGS: Gregory Gaultier goes back to a
best-ever #2 while young Shorbagy breaks into the top twenty ...
on the Mend
EUROTEAMS: He's missing his team-mates in
Malmo, but James Willstrop is on the road to recovery ...
Squash News - April 2008
the World on May 23rd
2016 DAY: Help promote the bid by getting
banners up in iconic locations ...
aim for PSL record
PSL: On Tue 5th May Derbyshire village club
Duffield will take on Chapel Allerton in the climax of the PSL season,
aiming for a record fourth title ...
the IOC ... yes we can
PAPERS: The Times' Giles Smith thinks
Barack Obama's oratory can win the 2018 World Cup for America, but that even
Martin Luther King couldn't convince the IOC about Squash ...
We beg to differ ...
Odense retain Danish
EURO: The league season is upon us, with
Odense claiming their 11th Danish League Title ...
& Lengthorn triumph
Laura Lengthorn-Massaro retained her Ilkley Open final while Alister Walker
beat the defending champion in a marathon men's final ... ...
in Plaza Hollywood
SHORTS: The Fujifilm Minisquash Carnival brought squash to thousands
of kids and families in Hong Kong, and gave the 2016 bid another push ...
& Moverley top U23 draws
Tom Richards and Fiona Moverley are
favourites for next week's resurrected British U23 Championships ...
World's largest junior team event ?
UK JUNIORS: 296 juniors are heading for
Birmingham this weekend for the Inter-Area Championships ...
filling up fast
Places on the
various Summer Camps are filling up fast ... get yourself booked in now and
you could even get yourself a discount ...
NEW: Paul Hornsby & Lee Beachill, August at Queen's Halifax
Inter-Counties heads for Wolves
UK: Next month's Inter-Counties finals will
be held at Wolverhampton ...
West of Ireland
IRELAND: Simon Rosner claims his first PSA title in Galway ... Rooney
& Blake take the 'A' events ...
Germany upset defending champions
England to take the Euro U19 team title ... Wales come third ...
A first WISPA title for the World Junior
Champion ... Raneen makes it in her home club ...
Euro Teams: 28 men's and 21 women's teams are heading to Malmo at the
end of the month ...
claim Euro U19 double
Sarah-Jane Perry and Anthony Graham are the new European U19
IRISH: Dublin's Irish Open has attracted two strong fields this year
winners in Hurghada
HURGHADA: Omneya Abdel Kawy and Ramy Ashour deliglted
the Egyptian crowd as they retained their Hurghada International titles in
the Red Sea resort ...
MASTERS: Fancy a week of$Squash in Cairo
this October ... this is for you ...
ATWATER: Natalie Grainger proved too strong in the final at Club
Atwater in Montreal ...
SCORING: Remember, as of now the official scoring
system for squash at all levels is PAR to 11, two clear ...
Squash on TV
TV: Set your Sky+ boxes to record now, Super
Series Finals and Canary Wharf Classic UK transmission dates ...
C/WHARF: David Palmer dethrones James
Willstrop to claim the Canary Wharf Classic titl
More James, Greg & the Duchess, and more ...
NSC Series #5
NSC: It's a first title for Tania Bailey in
three years in Kuala Lumpur ...
aims for third SSF Final
SSF: Defending champion
Gregory Gaultier is aiming to reach the Super Series Finals final for
the third year in a row ...
COURTWATCH: Good news from Australia, and
in the UK the Telegraph's campaign to save sports facilities ...
Series Finals add to Olympic momentum
SSF: The Squash 2016 campaign organisers
believe the ATCO Super Series Finals will be a great showcase for$the sport
which will help efforts to be included in the Games succeed ...
Squash' at Queen's
Players and spectators at next week's
ATCO Super Series Finals will be witness to 'the new face of squash'
time for PSL
PSL: As the playoffs approach the Big Guns
are coming out to play on Tuesday, with some spectacular matches in store
head for Holland
WORLD OPEN: 2011 will see
the Men's and Women's World Open combined again, in the Netherlands as the
richest event ever at $400,000+ ...
Home winner in Aberdeen
BSPA: Stuart Crawford downed the top seed
in the final to claim the North of Scotland title ...
ends David's run in KL
Natalie Grainger ended Nicol
David's 68-match unbeaten run to claim the KL Open title ... Barker takes
men's crown ...
PSA: The PSA has postponed the COAS International,
which was due to take place in Islamabad ...
PSA: Replacing Lee Beachill as President,
three-time world champion Amr Shabana adds an Egyptian presence to
the PSA board ...
joins Olympic Ambassadors
OLYMPICS: Nicol David is one of the new
additions to squash's 2016 ambassadors ...
& Matthew on the rise
RANKINGS: Career-best positions for two English stars in the March
World Rankings ...
as new COO
PSA: Recently retired PSA President Lee
Beachill is the players' association's new Chief Operating Officer ...
BSPA: The tournaments come thick and fast
from now on - entries open for Wimbledon, Surrey, and the British U23
WSD: It used to be "World Squash Day", but
on May 23rd this year the world of squash will unite to support the
Olympic bid with Squash 2016 Day ...
So, After Richmond, Virginia
VIRGINIA: Back from Virginia, Framboise interviews
Once a player always a player - former
HK champion Franca Sella is teaching the Italians about
lo sport della passione ...
Squash News - February 2008
to the limit
US COLLEGE: Having won 201 matches and 10 straight
titles, Trinity came within two points of losing to Princeton in this year's
CSA final ... full reports from men's & women's finals
Khalifa's bright start in Italy
INFORMA: Not many players win their first
PSA event, especially as a qualifier ...
Day in Manchester
JUNIORS: Day four of the British Junior
Championships at the National Squash Centre, with four new champions crowned
Walker wins in Montreal
SANCTUAIRE: Alister Walker denied the
Montreal fans a home victory ...
Years of reporting squash
NEWS: A weekly column in the Yorkshire
Evening Post for 40 years ..
Fred Willis deserved the recognition he got at the Nationals ...
& Meuller conquer in KL
NSC: The latest and largest of the NSC Series events
in KL saw one logical and one unexpected winner ...
prepare for CSA finals
PAPERS: Stories from
around the world, with lots of previews for this weekend's US CSA College
Championship finals ...
set to wow
Egyptian superstar Amr Shabana
is all set to dazzle London audiences after confirming his entry into this
year’s ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic ...
makes its Olympic bid
The WSF has submitted its response
to the IOC's 80-question Olympic Programme Review questionnaire ...
plus good news for Leo in Hong Kong ...
EURO NATIONALS: It's National Championships
season, with results in from the UK, France, Holland and Belgium ... plus
Barry Dodson looks at the German system and asks "how
do you do it?" ...
SQUASH ON TV: Squash legend Nonah Barrington is back ... in
the TV commentary box
CRETEIL: A popular home win in Paris for Camille Serme ...
ENGLAND: England Squash has a new name and
CAMPS: Looking to improve your game with intensive
training sessions? You can try Surrey next week, Bexley in July,
or maybe a trip to Cairo with Amr Shabana or Amir Wagih and
Karim Darwish appeals ...
Gough promoted to Chief Exec
Gough has been appointed the PSA's new Chief Executive ...
PLAYERS: Three-time champion
Lee Beachill will be retiring after this week's National
Championships in Manchester ...
PSA: You asked the questions ...
the PSA Board answers ...
PAPERS: Telegraph starts UK campaign, plus
more stories from around the world ... ToC review
& sponsorship debate ...
Top seeds take Artemis titles
BSPA: Peter Barker and Vicky Botwright
claimed the first BSPA titles of 2009 in Edinburgh
in good Nick for Canary Wharf
C/WHARF: Hopes are high for another home
triumph in the ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic following the return to top
form of Nick Matthew ...
Squash News - January 2008
motors to Birmingham title
MOTOR CITY: Borja Golan
beat top seed Adrian Grant to claim the Motor City Open title in Michigan ...
Finals at the Velodrome
BADMINTON: Not squash, but some dramatic
action at the English National Badminton finals in Manchester ...
Meet the PSA Board:
You have questions for them.... They
will answer you... Well, within reason, of course...
ToC: Last day in NY Grand Central... Greg
is the New ToC champion...
Ambassadors in NY
OLYMPICS: A first meeting for the select
group of players nominated to spearhead squash's Olympic bid ...
The Asian Squash Federation AGM
appointed a new President and a new Patron ...
2008: As the first major event of 2009
nears its conclusion, Robert Edwards looks back on 2008 ...
ROUNDUP: Grainger in
Greenwich ... Clyne continues in
Calgary ... Trans-Tasman final in
Queensland ...Nielsen takes
Welsh title ...
world of squash bade farewell yesterday to Ian Wright, one of the most
respected administrators in the history of the sport
Otten to host Women's World Open
WWO: It already has 21 courts, but Amsterdam's famous centre will
have a new 1,000-seater all-glass court in September ...
Malaysian clean sweep in
ASIA: Malaysia's Low Wee Wern and
claimed the Asian Junior titles in Chennai ... Malaysia claim the team titles too ...
COMFORT INN: England's Daryl Selby claimed his seventh
career title at the Evergreen Club in North Vancouver ...
PAPERS: We started 'in the papers' last
January and found over 200 items ...
here's 2009's first batch ...
MEERSQUASH: Top seeds Bradley Hindle and Sarah Kippax claimed
the Meersquash Heroes titles in Holland ...
wins third title in Rocafort ...
Atkinson 21 again in Berwyn
... Czechs keep half the titles in Prague ...
Seventh heaven for Reda in St Louis ...
U23 British Champs return
BSPA: With past winners such as Cassie
Jackman and James Willstrop, the U23 championships are back this April ...
Vicky ready for another adventure
NATIONALS: The local
coach, a semi-retired player who has never got past the quarters, might have
the best chance of becoming National Champion ...
for one more
champion Lee Beachill has reached 6 of the last 7 British Nationals
finals - he thinks there's one more in him ...
Masters head South
MASTERS: The South of
England Masters saw 100+ entrants make their way around the M25 to
INTERCOUNTY: Results of the first finals of the season, the Men's O50
and O60 ...
TV: World #152 Eddie
Charlton spanked the banker on "Deal or no Deal" as he picoed up a £16k
Back to the
future for round six
PSL: The League
season starts up again, with reverse fmxtures from round one ... Champions Surrey extend lead as Chapel-A top group
Top eight in SSF
SSF: Fittingly, it will be the world's top eight who contest the ATCO
Super Series Finals in March ...
T3 in Tenerife
COURTWATCH: A fantastic new
training facility has just opened in Tenerife - have a look around "Top
Tenerife Training" ...
Shabana - one
of the greatest
WILLSTROP: Tributes are often too late, and
Malcolm thinks Amr Shabana deserves some recognition NOW ...
the up in Jersey
UK: Six months into
his position as head coach on the Channel Island, let's see how Nick
Taylor's getting along ...
Gym converted to Squash Court
COURT WATCH: They're bucking the trend in Exeter as a
gym is "reconverted" to a squash court ...
for Egypt in Sheffield
BJO: It's another six titles for Egypt, but
Malaysia and India are happy too in Sheffield ...
Ian Wright, 1933-2009
Sad news of the death of a loyal servant to squash ...
RANKINGS: The 13th player to become world number one is
... Nicol's record lead ...
Squash News - December 2008
World's best head for New York
ToC: 23 of the world's top 25 players are included
in the Tournament of Champions draw ...
Chiu joins HK top 20
SHORTS: Nothing for squash in the UK New
Year honours list, but Rebecca Chiu is certainly appreciated in Hong Kong
... plus Badminton hits the jackpot and Jansher's father passes
Richard Graham departs PSA
PSA: Seven months after being appointed, the PSA's
Chief Executive has moved on ...
it all in Saudi
World number one and the biggest cheque
in squash - it's all Karim Darwish's ...
Canadians prosper in Niagara
JUNIORS: Four home victories in the
Canadian Junior Open ...
In The Papers
PAPERS: The final (bumper) issue of the year, squash
stories from around the globe ...
12 Days of Squash
POET: The latest festive
offering from the Squash Poet ...
WILLSTROP: Malcolm muses on what price the progeny of
squash-playing couples might fetch should they be put up for auction like
to Spanish Open
To the delight of the Tenerife crowd, Borja Golan wins a five game thriller
to reign in Spain ...
World Open on TV
TV: Channel M presents two programs, 25 minutes
Kiwis to host
The next Women's World Team Championship will be held in New Zealand ...
WWT: Hosts Egypt claimed their first ever Women's
World Team Title as they beat defending champions England in a final that
went down to the wire ...
BRESCIA: A third PSA title in his home town for Davide Bianchetti ...
Kenny & Perry
retein Irish titles
IRISH: Liam Kenny and Madeline Perry are once
again Irish National Champions ...
Laura wins the jackpot in
Lengthorn-Massaro beats the top seed to claim the Monaco crown ...
WSF: One of the first decisions of the new WSF
board is to set up a top level Olympic task force ...
WISPA: Don't forget to get your WISPA Calendar for
New deals for the PSA
PSA: Two new consultants appointed as the PSA tries to
make squash cool ...
Beddoes takes LeSport
LeSport: Top seed Emma Beddoes took the LeSport Open trophy in North
Egypt hog the
Egyptians occupy the top three
places in the new December world rankings ... Nicol's
two years at the top ...
Five away wins and two new table-toppers
as the Premier Squash League reaches the halfway stage
Squash News - November 2008
COURTWATCH: The NSW
squash centre that nurtured David Palmer is under threat
Serme reign in
SANTIAGO: A popular home win for Borja and a second
senior title for Camille in Santiago ...
After a four-year battle with
cancer, a popular Englishman who became a coach in
California passes away ...
PAKISTAN: With four
home semi-finalists a Pakistani winner was assured in
INDONESIA: We don't hear a lot about squash in
Indonesia, but they sure do have a lovely venue for it
PSL: Three rounds gone and new boys Exeter Diamonds
are already the only unbeaten team ...
PAPERS: November's first batch of worldwide
WISPA: Amazing what a bit of makeup can do - Miss
February hardly recognised herself ...
West of England Masters
MASTERS: While the Cats played in New Zealand the
Mice got the cream in Swindon ...
INDIA: Over 400 players took part in the Indian
National Junior Championships in Chennai ...
final results ...
AUSTRALIA: Former world
#5 Carin Clonda is honoured after overcoming a
range of serious illnesses ...
moves to two
RANKINGS: Karim Darwish
is the new world number two as Mohamed El Shorbagy
jumps 29 places ... Vicky Botwright's final WISPA
match has propelled her back to number 7 in the world
WISPA ranking news ...
WISPA: Latest player profile
plus video interviews with Dominique Lloyd-Walter
PSL BLOG: In the buildup to round three Oxford's\
Jason Martin finds travel has caused him most
problems so far ...
three lineups ...
ECUADOR: Arturo Salazar claimed his second PSA
title as he won an all-Mexican final in Quito ...
in Saskatoon final
SASKATOON: Mark Krajcsak beat top seed Aaron
Frankcomb to claim the Saskatoon Boast title ...
final in Lagos
AFRICA: Joey Barrington claimed his biggest title
to date as he beat Tom Righards in an all-English final
Andy & Emma take
Andy Whipp and Emma Beddoes claimed the first BSPA
titles of the season in Glasgow ... tournament review
Putting the record straight
29-Oct: It's been a torrid two weeks - closing
the site, reopening, lots of reactions ... time to put
the record straight ... and to meet Mick Todd ...
Squash News - October 2008
Finals in Doha
QATAR: It's a hat-trick of
Classic titles for Nicol David and a first major for
Karim Darwish ...
ECUADOR: An Ecuadorian in a PSA main draw for the
first time ever ... quarter-finals done ...
reveals Calendar Girls
WISPA: The top stars on
the WISPA World Tour will be revealed like never before
in the 2009 WISPA Calendar which is launched
today ... plus How the Calendar was made ...
champions crowned at Wimbledon
JUNIORS: The weekend's
British U13/U17 Championships saw a clutch of new
champions crowned at Wimbledon ...
27-Oct: What a week that was
Scoring for all
SCORING: The World Squash Federation changes the
rules from 1st April 2009 - have you tried it yet ???
What we missed
Clarke takes hometown title
... Gawad gets first title
in Goshen ... Galifi wins
all-French final in Turin ...
Results ... Pan Am
Juniors ... Ranieri in
surprise win ...
Round Two ... more to follow ....
PAPERS: It's been a busy week for squash in the
World's Newspapers ... which sports make bad computer
games, NFL above Squash, the man in Neha's life, Mubarak
aims high, and more ...
Ramachandran is WSF President
WSF: India's Mr N
Ramachandran is the new president of the World
Squash Federation, which also approved PAR 11 as its
official scoring system at the AGM ...
Nicol reclaims the title ... Ramy is the Champion ...
World Squash Awards: the winners
Au Revoir John
JOHN WHITE: The most popular man on tour retired
this week in Manchester ... Malcolm Willstrop reflects
Ziad & Nicol join
PSA: Ziad Al-Turki is the new PSA
Chairman, with Peter Nicol MBE also joining the
World stars pledge Olympic Bid support
OLYMPICS: The world's
leading players pledged their support for the WSF's bid
for Squash to become an Olympic Sport: "An Olympic Gold
Medal Would Be The Ultimate Prize"
SAUDI: It's an English quartet, two Egyptian
giant-killers, a Pakistani and an Italian heading to
Saudi in December after two days qualifying at Millfield
with Jonah ...
'Countdown to Copenhagen'
OLYMPICS: With a year to go to the IOC decision
for 2016, the WSF launches 'Countdown to Copenhagen' ...
CAMPION: The latest coaching article from
David Campion looks at making the transition from
promising junior to senior international ...
Mixed fortunes for PSL newcomers
PSL: It's a contrasting night for the PSL
newcomers in round one as Nottingham pip Chapel A and
Devon & Exeter shock the Chi ...
reports on the blog
Davenport tops Masters seedings
MASTERS: 21 years after retiring from
professional squash, Stuart Davenport is top seed
for the 45-49 category in Christchurch ...
marathon Wolves final
WOLVES: Adrian Grant
and LJ Anjema met for the Wolverhampton Open title, and
it took a long time to decide ...
takes surprise title
NASH CUP: You don't often see a qualifier beat
the top seed in a final, but Farzan Rasheed did
just that in Ontario ...
takes Turnstone Trophy in Tilburg
TILBURG: It's Danish
success in Tilburg as Rasmus Nielsen claims his first
PSA title ...
Cold in Moscow
MOSCOW: Cold outside, hot on court, the Moscow
Open is a tester for some of the WISPA girls ...
Kylie takes the title
TV: "Egypt is the new Pakistan" is the theme of a CNN
special - watch the video
... PLUS: Nick Taylor on Channel Island TV ...
Kippax at the top in Dublin
LEINSTER: Sarah Kippax ends
Camille Serme's run as Chris Ryder beats Jorge Ferreira
15/13 in the fifth...
Pan Am Champs
head for Quito
QUITO: Three Pan American champions head the draw for
the 2008 Ecuador Open ...
WILLSTROP: What is it that can turn a civilised,
reserved English gentleman into a picture of rage and
violence ... why, the dreaded scoreboard, of
RANKINGS: Natalie & Rachael Grinham trade places again
in the October rankings as Alison Waters reaches new
high ... Egyptians
dominate PSA list ...
RAMY: It seems like he's been a fixture at the top of
the game for ages now ... but Ramy Ashour is only just
again in Baltimore
MERRITT: Two consecutive finals against David Palmer,
and two US titles for Peter Barker ...
PARIS: Gregory Gaultier beats Borja Golan in four, and
the French are happy ...
Kippax to the
Max in Enschede
PEPSI: Sarah Kippax took the Pepsi Max title in Holland,
beating Laure Hill in the final ...
Ponte & Pad-e
EURO CLUBS: Pontefract & Paderborn are the European
Club Champions after today's finals in Linz ...
S/AMERICA: After winning the South American title at 31,
Rafa Alarcon is determined to retain it next year ...
interview by Mario Dominguez ...
back in Halifax
QUEENS: It was a welcome return of top class squash for
the Queens Halifax faithful last week ...
News: AUGUST 2008
You've been "PARS-ed"
MASTERS: Had the East England Masters in Buvy St Edmunds
been PAR it would have been a lot shorter ... Martin
Pearse reports ...
WSF: Confirmation of the departure of Chief Exec
Christian Leighton as the world body restructures ...
Leo steps up
HONG KONG: A first senior title for Leo Au in the JW
Closed Satellite in Kowloon ...
ENCC: Croatia took the men's ENCC title while hosts
Hungary are the women's champions ...
retain team title
AUSTRALIA: Queensland beat South Australia to retain
their national team title in Canberra ...
INDIA: Ritwik Bhattacharya recorded the best win of his
career in the Maharashtra State final
Reaction to the tragic death of a popular young squash
A US great passes away ...
the best for Wolves
WOLVERHAMPTON: Eleven of the world's top forty head for
England's Black Country for their World Open warmup ...
PAPERS: Another bumper issue from around the world ...
is squash to blame for the Lehman Brothers collapse ???
VIDEOS: National champion Alison Waters takes on squash
legend Peter Nicol MBE - watch the whole match ...
English National Badminton 2009
BADMINTON: Interested in Badminton? Tickets for the
English Nationals 2009 are on sale now ...
Palmer in Chicago
CHICAGO: A fourth successive straight-game victory saw
Peter Barker down the top seed to claim his biggest-ever
title in Chicago ...
A new era
CHRONICLES: It’s like a rush of fresh blood is flowing
through the Squash Body. Dialogue, new ideas, new
initiatives, new wills, new enthusiasm seem to have
invaded our sport ...
CHARLESTON: A fantastic final, and a first PSA title for
Alan Clyne ... Richard Millman reports ...
JUNIORS: There was a good geographical spread of
winners in the Nordic Junior Open ...
ORNANO: The upsets continued in Bordeaux as sixth seed
Saurav Ghosal takes his fourth PSA title ...
have a problem...
PSA: Next week's Houston Open has been postponed due to
the impending Hurvicane Ike ...
Rafael & Nicolette find Paraguayan Gold
S/AMERICA: Rafael Alarcon and Nicolette Fernandes are
the new South American champions ...
masters head down under
MASTERS: Next month's World Masters las attracted 750
Finals head for Queen's
SSF: The annual end-of-season tlayoffs are heading for
The Queen's Club in London ...
USA: Lack of sponsorship is cited as the reason for the
absence of a US Open in 2008 ...
for Olympic inclusion
PAPERS: Squash stories from around the world including
Nicol David's blast at the Olympics ...
Shorbagy in Street
EXHIBITIONS: The son of a legend beats a potential
future legend in Street ... Marwan reports from the
Victoria Club ...
WSF: Federation news from the Olympics, Jahangir meets
Pat, Squash in China, and more ... plus a new-look
website and logo ...
Annie makes it
TAIWAN: Beating the top three seeds on the way, Annie Au
claimed her third title of the year in Taiwan ...
to save Sobell
COURTWATCH: The battle to save the Sobell Centre comes
to a dramatic head this week as campaigners launch a
last-gasp masterplan to save it from demolition ... have
your say ...
INDIA: Spending her time between Chennai and Cairo,
Dipika Pallikal still manages to mix squash, glamour and
studies ... feature from Hi-Blitz magazine ...
BSPA: The UK Grand Prix Circuit has new sponsors for
2008/09 ... details and calendar ...
It's Nicol &
Nick in Amsterdam
DUTCH: Nicol David and Nick Matthew are the Forexx Dutch
Open Champions ...
Swedes & Brits
share Malmo spoils
MASTERS: Great Britian and hosts Sweden collected seven
out of nine European Masters Games titles in Malmo ...
USA: A new sponsor and increased prize money for the ToC
Aussie women's team
WORLD TEAMS: Lisa Camilleri and Donna Urquhart will
debut in a new-look Australian team in November ...
Willstrop well pleased with doubles
James Willstrop's Pontefract doubles event in memory of
his mother provided great entertainment and £7,000 for
snatches Andy Gill
ANDY GILL: Surviving a fightback from top seed Stewart
Boswell, "southern invader" Daryl Selby claimed the 25th
Andy Gill Memorial in Rochdale ...
tests Dulwich delegates
CAMPS: The inaugural Eventis coaching camp saw Peter
Genever put his pupils through their paces at Dulwich
at two, Annie on the up
RANKINGS: Rachael Grinham overtakes her younger sis,
while young Annie Au makes the top 30 in the September
women's world rankings ...
Uni team title
UNIVERSITIES: Egypt completed a clean sweep of the
World University titles in Cairo as they swept past
Great Britain in the team final ...
hopeful after Beijing
Attendance at the 2008 Olympic Games
in Beijing has boosted WSF President Jahangir Khan's
hopes that Squash can make its long-awaited debut in
It's Ramy & Raneem in Cairo
UNIVERSITIES: They've both won two world junior titles,
and now they have the World University titles too ... GB
News: JULY 2008
Knight falls in
NEW ZEALAND: It took a tremendous fightback for Kashif
Shuja to retain his title at the Remuera Club ...
Wellington & Waikato take team titles ...
joins Kiwi team
WORLD TEAMS: The New Zealand squad for the women's world
team championships will have a high-profile manager ...
claims POF Title
POF: Home favourite Maria Toor Pakay played in her first
WISPA final, but it was top seed Lisa Camilleri who
took the title in Pakistan ...
repeat winners in Chennai
INDIA: Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa are still the
Indian National Champions ...
PARIS: It's two Frenchman and two Englishmen at the top
of the draw for next month's Internationaux de Paris ...
Pro Tour Squash
HOLLAND: It's billed as "the road to the Women's World
Open" - a new 10-event Dutch circuit by Tommy Berden's
Next Events ...
Last for Leo
JUNIORS: Leo Au collected first first - and last - HK
U19 title to conclude the record-entry Hong Kong Junior
the Menu in Beijing
OLYMPICS: Leaders of the candidate sports for 2016 will
present their cases at an "around the rings" breakfast
new sports pledge star support ...
Rodiguez claims Colombian title
COLOMBIA: Local favourite Miguel Angel Rodriguez ended
the run of unseeded Mexican Jorge Baltazar to prove a
popular winner at the Club El Nogal in Bogota ...
NSC: Nafiizwan Adnan and Delia Arnold made it a
Malaysian double in Kuala Lumpur ...
out on Beijing ...
and London ...
PAPERS: Two takes on squash not being in the Olympics,
from James Willstrop and Alex Beam ...
Olympics on the forum ...
Jahangir arrives in Beijing ...
ALEXANDRIA: Rachael Grinham retained her Alexandria Open
title with a straight-game victory over Vanessa Atkinson
Rackets for Edinburgh
RACKETLON: The next UK Racketlon event is the Scottish
Open, set for Edinburgh in September ... entries now
Shabana eyes fourth world title
WORLD OPEN: He's never done that well in England, but
Amr Shabana aims to put that right in October in
Manchester ... interview with the world number one ...
all-English final in
SUN&SURF: Top seed Suzie Pierrepont beat qualifier
Alexandra Norman in Canada to claim her third career
Battle of the Sexes
SINGAPORE: How would you fancy taking on the world
number one ? The reward facing Udai Singh was cash if he
won and a skirt if he lost ... Philip Goh reports ...
World of Squash Golf Day
GOLF: England squash staff picked up a couple of awards
at the inaugural World of Squash Golf Day ... report &
WWO goes PAR
WORLD OPEN: What will PAR scoring do for the Women's
World Open in Manchester ???
takes the reins at Duffield
PSL: Brian Hargrave is a hard act to follow, but Felix
Frixou is the man for the job at Duffield ...
triumph in Bay of Plenty
MAUNGANUI: Shelley Kitchen and Azlan Iskandar showed
their class at the BayFair Shopping Mall ...
Brazil send strong team to Asuncion
SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil look good for a few more medals at
next month's South American Championships in Paraguay
Pakistan take World Team final
JUNIOR TEAMS: Pakistan beat top seeds Egypt to claim the
World Junior Team title in Zurich ...
Ashour top Super Series Race
S/SERIES: After five events it's neck and neck in the
points race to qualify for the 2009 Super Series Finals
OLYMPICS: With the Beijing Opening ceremony just one day
away, Malcolm Willstrop and others look at Squash and
the Olympics ...
WILLSTROP: Upgraded facilities at Pontefract and a
squash legend to christen them ...
Calling all Masters
MASTERS: Fancy the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand for
the 2008 World Masters Squash Championships ??? one
month left to enter ...
entry for Hong Kong Junior
HONG KONG: A record 466 junior stars will compete for
ten titles in Hong Kong next week ...
FORUM: If you haven't had a look for a while, we have a
new Forum engine for squash discussions ..
SKY: Wael El Hindi claimed his first Super Series title
as he beat Karim Darwish in four games at the Sky Club
World-Class Production Line
VIDEO: The Yorkshire Post went along to Pontefract to
discover Yorkshire's secret ...
AUSTRALIAN: David Palmer finally added the Australian
Open to his collection in Clare as a fine comeback from
Annie Au denied a home double ...
SINGAPORE: Nicol David claimed her second title in a
week, her sixth of the year, and the 30th of her career
as she retained the Singapore Masters title ... Philip
Goh reports ...
Fitz, Bengy in top ten
RANKINGS: A fairly quiet month, but a milestone reached
for Nicol David, and a welcome return for Ong Beng Hee
PSA news ...
Shorbagy World Champion
JUNIORS: The junior world title stayed in Egyptian hands
as Mohamed El Shorbagy downed Aamir Atlas Khan in the
final in Zurich ...
White's Amsterdam return
DUTCH: Former Dutch resident John White will be going
back to Amsterdam in September for the Forexx Dutch Open
in Malaysia - the Verdict
WISPA: After testing out Pro Scoring 'in the wild' at
the Malaysian Open, we asked WISPA how it went ...
Ambassador Kippax ...
WORLD OPEN: Sarah Kippax has been appointed an official
ambassador for the The Hi-Tec World Squash Championships
– Manchester 2008 ...
Manchester gears up for World Opens
WORLD OPEN: Tickets selling fast ... VIP packages now
available ... One week left for volunteer applications
... all you need to know about the Hi-Tec World
Championships in October ...
title at last for Corren
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: An 18th title - but a first in his home
state - made it a day to savour for Mike Corren in
Adelaide ... Amelia Pittock takes women's title ...
MALAYSIAN: It was double home delight in Kuala Lumpur's
Curve shopping mall as Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee
captured the titles ...
Big man on
PAPERS: Latest from around the world - articles from UK,
USA, Canada and Australia ... Vanity Fair looks at
Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf's squash
HONG KONG: Auctioned last month for HK$1.8 million,
Christina Mak's Olympic Baton was back in her hands -
Closures in Flintshire & Morecambe add to the gloom ...
Taunton courts set to be demolished ...
turn our backs on Nature ...
MALAYSIA: Fresh from being made a Datuk, United Nations
Goodwill Ambassador Nicol David undertakes a mission to
the interiors of Sarawak ...
Juniors go Pro
SCORING: All England Squash junior events in the 2008/09
season will use 'Pro' Scoring ... is Pro Scoring
in charge at St George's
JUNIORS: England's seniors beat junior squad in a world
champs warm-up at St George's ...
Open heads for Amsterdam
WWO: The 2009 Women's World Open will be held in
Amsterdam under the Forexx banner ...
Rackets for Nicol
RACKETLON: Multi-talented squash legend Peter Nicol will
be trying his hand at four racket events at the English
Racketlon Open in August ...
BIRTHDAYS: He's been world number one for 28 months,
he's a triple World Champion, a proud Dad ... and he's
29 (on the 20th Jul) ...
CASA TEAMS: Guyana claimed the Boys & Girls team tiles,
beating hosts Bermuda in both finals ...
Hall of Fame
jail & takes NSC title
NSC: Despite the threat of jail for overstaying his
visa, Shahid Zaman claimed a second consecutive NSC
title in Malaysia ...
provide new court for SRAM
PAPERS: Next week's Malaysman Open will be played on a
brand new all-glass court ... the Vanity Fair Blog ...
and more ...
Aussie students head for Cairo
UNIVERSITIES: The$World University Championships in
Cairo will feature an Australian team for the first time
COURT WATCH: The reprieve for Taunton's last public
courts was short-lived ... game
over for Morecambe ...
Asunción to host SA Champs
S/AMERICA: The 6th South American Squash Championships,
set for Paraguay in September, were officially launched
at the Club Internacional de Tenis ...
COURT WATCH: Somerset residents have succeeded in
preventing the closure of courts in Taunton and
sports for Malcolm
WILLSTROP: Continuing the Summer theme, Malcolm looks at
Rugby League, Horse Racing and Bryan Adams ...
Siddall joins star doubles
AUSTRALIA: The wine growing town of Clare in South
Australia is a hive of activity this week as it prepares
to welcome some of the world’s best squash players for
the Clare Valley Australian Open later this month ...
Maycock & Sample take CASA titles
CASA: A stormy day in Bermuda saw a tremendous ladies'
final and a popular home winner ...
SHORTS: Basil was ‘Mr Squash’ in Bournemouth for many
years ... plus Juniors v Oldies @ St George's ...
Matthew set for Forexx return
DUTCH: Seven months out with a shoulder injury, world
number seven Nick Matthew is set to return to action in
PAPERS: News from around the world - latest issue
featuring Datuk Nicol David, Ritwik Bhattacharya, the
Vanity Fair blog, Pakistan - the country that once ruled
squash, and more ...
season ends in
JUNIORS: The final event of the European junior season
saw Nicolas Mueller claim another title and Egypt
another four ...
take KL titles
NSC: Top seeds Shahid Zaman and Line Hansen claimed the
Super Satellite #2 titles in Kuala Lumpur ...
wins in Brescia
MEGA ITALIA: Davide Bianchetti beat Simon Rosner to
claim his second Mega Italia title at the Il Leone
shopping centre in Brescia ... ...
PLAYERS: With few tournaments to play, Alison Waters,
Joey Barrington and Adel Weir have been busy with their
new websites ...
joins Maunganui Festival
NEW ZEALAND: Kasey Brown joins a host of star players
set to appear at the Bay of Plenty's Bayfair Shopping
Centre next month ...
Going Mini in Hong Kong
HONG KONG: Kowloon's Plaza Hollywood has seen the "big"
court, but this weekend it was the venue for the 10th
Fujifilm Mini-Squash festival ...
WILLSTROP: With little squash to watch, Malcolm tuned in
to Wimbledon and was generally impressed ...
for Egypt in Cologne
JUNIORS: It was a good day for Egypt as they claimed
five titles at the Pioneer Junior Open in Germany ...
DOUBLES: Your chance to play doubles with a Pro -
Willstrop, Beachill, Parke, Campion, Atkinson, Duncalf
and Kippax - waiting for your bids ...
Same again for
MEXICO: Samantha Teran beat Louise Crome in a second
final in eight days to claim the Mexican Open title in
Ghosal & Au
claim Chennai titles
CHENNAI: Saurav Ghosal retained his Chennai Open title
in an all-Indian final as Annie Au denied a home double
by defeating Dipika Pallikal ...
The Alpine test
FRANCE: The Alpe D'Huez stage is one of the Tour de
France's most testing ... this year the squash ladies
beat the cyclists to it ...
WSF: WSF meets the IOC, honours for Jahangir & Tunku
Imran, Record world junior entry, and more from the
World Squash Federation ...
carry on Jahangir's legacy
PAPERS: A bumper issue with stories from India,
Malaysia, New Zealand, UK, USA and St Lucia, including a
video feature with Jahangir ...
Palmer aims to
end Aussie Anomaly
AUSTRALIAN: David Palmer has a host of titles to his
name, but the Australian Open is still missing ...
role for Vicky
PLAYERS: The opportunity to become Head Coach at
Manchester has prompted Vicky Botwright's competitive
retirement ... part two
David set for Dutch
DUTCH: Defending champion and World Number one Nicol
David will be defending her Forexx Dutch Open title in
24 & 28 months
for Nicol & Shabana
RANKINGS: A quiet month in the world rankings as
completes two years at the top,
Amr Shabana 28 months
News: JUNE 2008
& Shorbagy top World Junior Draw
WORLD JUNIORS: Aamir Atlas Khan and Mohamed El Shorbagy
are top seeds in the draw for next month's World Juniors
in Switzerland ...
the title in LA
LA: Samantha Teran claimed the EBG Los Angeles title
with a 3/1 final victory over Louise Crome ...
shared in Busan
ASIA: The titles were shared between India, Malaysia,
Pakistan and Hong Kong in the conclusion to the 2nd
Asian Junior Individual Championships in Busan, Korea
traditions given the chop
PAPERS: How Federer, Nadal et al are using "squash
shots", cash for Aamir & Farhan, and more ...
Internationaux de France
PARIS: "When will we have a big PSA event in Paris?" has
been asked often enough ... it will be answered this
courts under threat
COURT WATCH: After Lambs, courts in three more North
London centres are under threat ... Gordon Kerr reports
SHORTS: Former national champion Luciano Barbosa died
suddenly this weekend ...
beats Shabana in Mumbai
INDIA: Well, Team Willstrop beat Team Shabana
in the final of a new IPL-style league ...
Vicky & Adrian
BSPA: They had to beat the defending champions to do it,
but Vicky Botwright and Adrian Grant are the new BSPA
Grand Prix Finals Champions ... ...
take Hamilton titles
NORTH ISLAND: Campbell Grayson & Joelle King took the
spoils in Hamilton ...
Adbullah deny HK double
CROCODILE: New champions in Hong Kong as the home fans
are disappointed ...
MOVIDA: Qualifier Stephane Galifi went all the way in
Toulouse as he captured the Movida International
MASTERS: The squash went well in Szeged, but that's only
part of the story ... Colin White reports ...
squash empire - fall or resurrection ?
PAPERS: While the junior squad trains for the world
championships, Khalid Hussain asserts that Pakistan's
squash empire has fallen ...
SANNOIS: After early upsets it was the top two seeds who
contested the final in Paris
WISPA: A series of Continental Championships with
32-draws and $150k prize money - 2009 looks good for
women's squash ...
So long Goughy
PSA: After 15 years on tour Alex Gough's playing days
are over ...
it's time for the Hammock Story ...
Part THREE ...
Renan joins the PSA
PSA: The raft of announcements continues with a first
ever Frenchman joining the PSA board and Lee Beachill
set for the Presidency ...
Cup for DL Aspley
ENGLAND: The county league champions came together at
the weekend with David Lloyd Aspley claiming the men's
HK retain East
SHORTS: Seeing off China, Macau, Chinese Taipei, Japan
and Korea, Hong Kong are still East Asian champions ...
PAPERS: Sports like Cricket and Darts are adapting, and
so should squash says James Willstrop in his latest
for Kasey in
AUSTRALIA: Kasey Brown claimed her third Australian
Closed title as Finitsis falls at last ...
Day in Christchurch
NEW ZEALAND: A second title of the year for top seed
Martin Knight in the South Island Championships ...
claims Kecskemet title
PRIMAVERA: Hungarian number one Mark Krajcsak kept the
Home flag flying in Kecskemet ...
INTERVIEWS: Two months into his new job in New Zealand,
Kashif Shuja finds out how Anthony Ricketts is getting
CAS: Aamir Atlas Khan retained his CAS International in
an all-Pakistani final ...
LOS ANGELES: Straight after winning in Seoul, Nicol
David made a flying visit to Los Angeles on her way to
on top in Cardiff
WELSH: Former world number three David Evans came
through qualifying to win the $3k Welsh Open in Cardiff
House of a
SHORTS: Samer's unusual house decoration ... Howard's a
Granddad ... what's in a name ???
Euro titles for
EIC: It's a French double in Bratislava for Gregory
Gaultier and Isabelle Stoehr ...
UK: James Willstrop was impressed when he went to the
Whizz-Kidz mobility centre in London ...
to her collection
SEOUL: World number one Nicol David came through the
rain and the opposition to add the Seoul Open to her
bulging trophy cabinet ...
PAPERS: David Palmer talks about his new life in Boston,
and another accolade for Nicol David in Malaysia ...
WSF: Latest from the WSF including Olympic Strategy
Update, Three refs for all, and more ...
a row for Borderline
EURO: Latest from the European League Playoffs - Italy
PAPERS: Pakistan's two squash legends aren't happy with
the current state of squash in their country ...
A new role for
SHORTS: Alex Gough has retired from the PSA tour after
being appointed as the Association's Chief Operating
SWM: Omar Mosaad claimed his third and biggest tour
title at the Sports Club/LA in Orange County ...
RANKINGS: A fairly static month in the world top
twenties, with Laura Lengthorn and Isabelle Stoehr the
biggest risers as David Palmer goes back to the top five
News: MAY 2008
PSA appoints Richard
PSA: Welcome to the new Chief Executive of the PSA ...
honoured in Bogota
COLOMBIA: The Bogata International Masters was a roaring
success - Juan Carlos Santacruz reports ,,,
makes a mint for earthquake cause
HK: Christina Mak raised HK$1.8 million in aid of
earthquake victims for her Olympic Torch ...
Four in a
row for Finitsis
GOLDEN: A fourth title in a row for Steve Finitsis in
Kalgoorlie, and he's not finished yet ...
HITHERCROFT: Tom Richards beat local hero Scott Handley
to claim his second PSA title in Oxfordshire ...
Lau retain HK titles
HONG KONG: It's a dozen national titles for Rebecca Chiu
and a pair for Dick Lau ...
grabs Subway glory
GOSHEN: A third title of the year for Samantha Teran in
bid for four
KALGOORLIE: Steve Finitsis is in his fourth successive
final - can he make it four titles in a row ???
SHORTS: Richard Bramall is the latest PSA Board recruit
HEMUBO: Two juniors contested the Hemubo Trophy final in
EIC: France's Gregory Gaultier is top seed and favourite
to win a fifth successive European Individual title next
week in Bratislava ...
that never sleep
CLUBS: If ever there was a club you could call a "hotbed
of squash" then Cairo's Gezira Club is it ...
MILO: Wee Wern and Wee Nee Low scored a family double in
Malaysia as they claimed the Milo All-Star U19 and U17
a row for Laura
RACKETBALL: Derbyshire's Laura Hill claimed her third
consecutive National Racketball title in Birmingham ...
SHORTS: PSA and WISPA have decided to use the "15/13"
method for recording scores ... yippee!!
Honour for Susie
WSF: Emeritus President Susie Simcock has entered the
New Zealand Olympic Order ...
comeback clinches T&T Title
T&T: A first title for Colin Ramasra, two on the trot
for Karen Meakins ...
titles for Almere & Victoria
HOLLAND: It was a star-studded lineup for the Dutch
League Playoffs in Amsterdam ...
TEXAS: It's a second successive Texas Open title for
Natalie Grainger in Houston ...
in Earthquake Appeal
HONG KONG: Bid for Hong Kong star's rackets and
Christina Mak's Olympic Baton in
support of the Sichuan Earthquake victims ...plus a
sponsorship surprise from Crocodile ...
ROUNDUP: Abraham takes out
National Champ ...
Yasser takes Oklahoma final ...
semi-finals ... another huge
entry ... Three in a row for
Finitsis in Perth ...
S/SERIES: The world's top two contested the final at
Broadgate and it was Gregory Gaultier who claimed the
Malcolm in the
WILLSTROP: So far in the Super Series Finals ... and PSA
happenings at Broadgate ...
Squashed by a Pro
PAPERS: BBC reporter Pranav Soneji takes on Lee Beachill
at Broadgate ...
Repeat winners in Barbados
BARBADOS: Karen Meakins & Shawn Simpson retained their
national titles in the 2008 Nationals ...
takes Carcassonne title
CARCASSONNE: Top seed Lauren Briggs beat Line Hansen in
the final of the Open de la Cité ...
COACHING: In his latest article David Campion looks at
how to actually apply one of the most common pmeces of
PAPERS: Latest stories from around the world ...
courts for Chapel A
CLUBS: A grand opening by Jonah Barrington for Chapel
Allerton's £1m development ...
pip Chichester for PSL title
PSL: A new name on the Premier Squash League trophy was
guaranteed, and it will Surrey Health & Rackets on there
after a 4/1 victory over Chichester on the South Coast
BRITISH: It's a third title for Nicol , fourth for
WISPA goes PAR
SHORTS: Hot on the heels of the European Squash
Federation, WISPA is going PAR to 11 ...
Malcolm at the
WILLSTROP: Malcolm reports from Liverpool ...
wins BRB Marathon
BRAZIL: A second consecutive title in Brazil - the
champion reports ...
TOP END: A first PSA title for Steve Finitsis in Darwin
JUNIORS: It's another European double for England ...
PAR to 11
SHORTS: While WISPA and the WSF are looking at scoring
systems, the European Squash Federation has made the
switch to Point-a-rally to 11 scoring ... plus Carla
Khan Retires ...
10th ASSI for
ITALY: Davie Bianchetti claimed a record 10th ASSI title
on the new glass court in Milan ...
EUROTEAMS: England claim a 16th consecutive European
Teams double in Amsterdam
rises to number two
RANKINGS: It's a good month for the French as Ramy slips
to number four ...
Chiu & Mak in
SHORTS: Hong Kong stars Rebecca Chiu and Christina Mak
were part of the Olympic Torch Relay in Hong Kong ...
WSF: Latest news from the World Squash Federation -
Olympic news and more ...
prospects look good
WILLSTROP: Egyptian junior are getting a lot of
attention, but England's aren't bad, says Malcolm ...
EUROCLUBS: The European League Playoff season is in full
flow - wins for Maaseik, Antwerp and Odense this weekend
KUWAIT: Shabana gets his Kuwait revenge over Ramy...
ZWOLLE: Aisling Blake claimed her second WISPA title in
the Zwolle final ...
ILKLEY: Steve Meads clinches the final BSPA title of
2008 as Lengthorn wins Lancashire clash ...
BAROSSA: New Zealand's Martin Knight picked up his first
PSA title in South Australia ...
OLYMPICS: A shortlist for new sports for the 2016
Olympics brings good news for squash ...
News: APRIL 2008
Forexx goes large
DUTCH: The Forexx Dutch Open becomes the biggest squash
tournament in mainland Europe when it is staged in
Amsterdam in September ...
Euro Teams Entry
EURO TEAMS: England are seeded to maintain their
European Teams record in Amsterdam next week ...
HURGHADA: It's a second title for home hero Omneya ...
Ramy wins a thriller ...
COLETS: Sweeping away a whole squash generation Tom
Richards wins his first BSPA title ...
SHORTS: A successful 2007 means Tony Choi wins a sixth
Coach of the Year award ...
IRISH: It was a repeat of the Women's British Nationals
Final at Fitzwilliam Club in Dublin - with a different
winner ... White beats Azlan in five ...
PAPERS: Latest stories from India, Canada, Bahrain,
Bermuda and the USA ...
Ramy inspires new
carries Olympic Torch Hot on the heels of
Hurghada, the SKY Petrosport Open gives Egypt a Super
Series Platinum event June ... ...
Khan, the Film
HASHIM: No, not the finished article, but a 7-minute
trailer for Josh Easden's project ...
Happenings at Chichester
PSL: Peter Crabtree celebrates Chichester's first final
after 13 years of trying ...
PSA: After a 14-year stint as Chairman, Jack Herrick has
announced his retirement from PSA ...
take Swiss Team Title
SWISS: Not many team win their National title in their
first season in the top division ...
takes Roman title
ROMA EST: Mark Krajcsak - the only seed to survive the
first round - collected his third PSA title in Rome...
Doubles changes for Chennai
DOUBLES: A wider court, shorter games and strokes -
elite doubles is changing for Chennai in December ...
Van der Heijden
to step down
SHORTS: Sjef van der Heijden will step down after
breaking the 400-match barrier as Dutch National Coach
next month in Amsterdam ...
PSL: It's an all-Southern final as Chichester and Surrey
consolidate their first leg away wins, each reaching
their first-ever PSL final ...
Bailey out of
Euros & British
SHORTS: A knee operation has ruled Tania Bailey out of
the forthcoming Euro Teams and British Open ...
World Champions head for Liverpool
BRITISH: Both reigning champions will be in Liverpool,
one aiming for a fourth British Open title, the other
for a first ...
SCOTLAND: Hosts Aberdeen will be hoping to wrest the
National League title from Glasgow's Newlands in this
weekend's playoffs ...
AUSTRALIA: The Australian circuit gets under way soon in
the lovely town of Tanunda, and culminates eight events
later in Clare for the Australian Open ...
Joey - a
chip off the old block
IN THE PAPERS: A bumper issue from around the world,
including Joey Barrington and James Willstrop features
Nick's off to
SHORTS: Nick Taylor set to direct in Jersey ... Abu
Dhabi gets $125 PSA in December ...
RESULTS: Curitiba Crown for
Rodriguez ... Ferreira scoops
Selby scores in Denmark
... Hamza wins Rochester
BSPA: Adrian Grant won his second Surrey H&R title with
a 3/0 win over defending champion Peter Barker in the
ATWATER: Kasey Brown beat Isabelle Stoehr to take the
Atwater Cup title in snowy Montreal...
COAS: Behind in all three games, Aamir Atlas Khan
battled through to win the COAS title in Islamabad ...
Duffield's hat-trick hopes dented
PSL: Bereft of Nick Matthew, then Stewart Boswell, Tania
Bailey, and now Laura Hill, Duffield'w hopes of a PSL
hat-trick look slim ...
forward to Broadgate
SUPER SERIES: Most people have no idea how fortunate we
are to have$Ramy Ashour playing at all this year, let
alone contending again for titles ...
Camille is 19
A glittering junior career comes to an end today ...
many happy returns Camille Serme ...
WILLSTROP: Squash is better than some but can't rest on
its laurels ... plus Hurghada and Kuwait preview ...
rise in April rankings
RANKINGS: The Malaysian dup of Ong Beng Hee and Azlan
Iskandar both leap up five places in the new world
rankings ... 25th month for Shabana ...
Nicol still tops women's
PAPERS: Eurosport ask Framboise for a squash blog ... 29
titles for Maqbool, Berkhampstead break drought ...
focus on squash in Calcutta ... and more ...
The Wetten Dass!
SHORTS: A corkscrew boast with the ball rolling into a
waiting squash ball box ??? watch
Zac & Low
take KL titles
NSC: Two youngsters came through the fields to win the
latest of the NSC series in Kuala Lumpur ...
title in Tenerife
SPAIN: No surprise as Borja Golan wins another Spanish
Nationals in Tenerife ... results and photos ...
MALMO: It's three titles in six weeks for Sarah Kippax,
one in Switzerland and two in Sweden ...
UK: It was a long way from the Cayman Island's sun as
PSA President Mark Chaloner returned home to
Lincolnshire face PSA Chairman Alex Gough ...
BSPA WIMBLEDON: Top seeds Dominique Lloyd-Walter and
Peter Barker took the honours at Wimbledon Rackets &
Fitness Club ...
second HK clean sweep
JUNIORS: Hong Kong's boys took seven of the eight
available titles in the Sarah Fitz-Gerald and Geoff Hunt
Classics in Ballerat ...
progress in KL
NSC: Three home players in the finals guarantees at
least one Malaysian winner ...
Just try & be
POETRY: More magical words from the forum as Zee Shaan
turns his hand to poetry ... plus Z-vids ...
with Samantha Teran
WISPA: "I am an ordinary person living an extraordinary
life, I would not change a thing ..."
Top Job -
JOBS: The PSA is looking for a new Chief Executive ...
applications open ...
Squash with Paris
Hilton ... wanna bet?
SHORTS: Squash goes prime time in Germany, Austria &
Switzerland ... Wetten Dass
Update ...New dates for LeClerc Open in Mulhouse
... Injured Aussies out for weeks ... Turk steps down
Hawkes take KL titles
NSC: Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan and Jaclyn Hawkes are the
latest winners in Kuala Lumpur's NSC series ...
All in for
KUWAIT: With a massive $200k on offer, all the world's
best are in the draw for next month's Sheikha Al Saad
Kuwait Open ...
PAPERS: Canadian minister stays on the ball ...
Barrington trophy returned ... and more ...
EURO U19: England retain the team title, 2/0 against
France in the final ...
denies Rooney in Galway
GALWAY: Local favourite John Rooney fell at the last
hurdle in the Garavan's West of Ireland Open in Galway
Nationals on TV
TV: A 30-minute show on the British Nationals from
Manchester's Channel M ...
crush Rugby stars
WILLSTROP: Two sports get together at Pontefract, and
Malcolm lambasts rubbish in the Guardian ...
WSF: Latest update from the World Squash Federation,
including news on the Olympics, Doubles changes, World
Championships relaunch and more ...
VIETNAM: New Zealand's Louise Crome is the first ever
WISPA winner in Vietnam ...
SHORTS: Auckland's Father & Son marathon for charity,
and WISPA Patron's Club ...
Petition - the Answer
PETITION: Remember that petition to get Squash into the
2012 Olympics? The UK Government replies ...
EURO U19: A record third
Euro U19 title for Camille Serme as Greg Marche deposes
the reigning champion to complete a fantastic French
PSL: No miracle for Chichester as the group stages
Yorkshire's long wait is over
I/COUNTIES: Five men's titles in six years for Surrey as
Yorkshire take the women's title after a 10-year wait
Illingworth & Grainger on top
USA: Julian Illingworth and Natalie Grainger retained
their US National titles in Atlanta ...
additions to Hall
AUSTRALIA: Cam Nancarrow, Kevin Shawcross and Rodney
Eyles are the latest additions to Squash Australia's
Hall of Fame ...
News: MARCH 2008
C/WHARF: A thrilling final as James Willstrop beats
Cameron Pilley 3/2 to win his third Canary Wharf title
... Malcolm's final verdict ...
Three out of four
SCHOOLS: Six National schools titles in a row, and three
out of four this time for Millfield ... Marwan El
Shorbagy reports ...
one game ... Racketlon
RACKETLON: Four games to 21, each with a different
racket ... Racketlon info and who's who ...
tickets to British
Open Finals !!!
BRITISH OPEN: Fantastic offer for the Dunlop British
Open Finals on 12th May -
FREE tickets for all juniors ...
NEWS: World number one Amr Shabana is a father ...
welcome to the world, Nada Amr Mostafa Shabana
ROUNDUP: Titles for Le
Roux & Kippax in Geneva,
Hindle in Slovenia and
Kronemeyer in the USA this weekend ...
LATEST: Squash in MyFreeSport magazine, plus stories
from the USA, Bermuda, Guyana, UK and Malaysia ...
Perfect finish in
KL OPEN: It couldn't be any better for the home fans in
KL as Nicol David claimed her fifth KL title and Ong
Beng Hee his first ...
takes most in Boston
PLAYERS CUP: It took 95 minutes for James Willstrop to
claim the $25k Players Cup prize in Boston ...
SHORTS: It's a new era at the PSA as chief executive
Gawain Briars announces that he is to stand down at the
end of March ...
steps in to CW
C/WHARF: An injury to Mohammed Abbas gives Alister
Walker a shot against top seed Gregory Gaultier next
JUNIORS: Nicolas Mueller and Camille Serme are
favourites to retain their Euro U19 titles in Norway
next week ...
Swelim scoops Fajr title
IRAN: Amr Swelim overcame Yasir Butt in Kish Island to
claim the 12th Fajr International title ...
of the run
PSL: Round nine saw five home wins, the end of
Duffield's 23-match winning streak, and the playoffs all
but decided ...
Whipp reports from Birmingham
POET: A further poetic offering from the forum's
favourite bard ...
News: FEBRUARY 2008
RESULTS: Marche wins in
Salzburg ...Stoehr overcomes Hawkes in
Port Marly final ...
Whipp wins in Aberdeen
... Teran takes Chicago
Welsh Junior Open Finals
JUNIORS: Newly-crowned U15 champion Marwan El Shorbagy
reports from Cardiff ...
& UK College finals
UNIVERSITIES: Top seeds triumph in
CSA finals in
Maryland while both second seeds triumph in the
BUSA finals in Birmingham
VIRGINIA: It's another major title for James Willstrop,
beating world #3 Gregory Gaultier in a see-saw final ...
& Tenille in KL
NSC: The latest NSC satellite series saw Mike Corren
claim his 17th career title, Tenille Swartz her second
New Zealand Team
SHORTS: Former World Number Three Anthony Ricketts has
signed on as a new High Performance Coach within the
Squash New Zealand Team ...
NEWS: World number two Natalie Grinham has switched
nationality with immediate effect ... Squash Oz wishes
Nat well ...
David to face British Champion
C/WHARF: World #1 Nicol David faces a special challenge
at Canary Wharf ...
JUNIORS: Joe Lee and Victoria Bell take the Don
Sanderson British Under 19 Championships ...
CRETEIL: After claiming the Dutch Nationals, Annelize
Naude collects the Creteil International prize ...
takes all-Aussie KL final
NSC: The second NSC series tournament of 2008 saw an
all-Australian women's final ...
BURNING RIVER: 16 points conceded all week ...
Graingered in Cleveland ...
OREGON: Top seed Thierry Lincou lost out to Karim
Darwish in the Oregon Open title ...
EGYPT: " I still have the feeling that there is
unfinished business between me and the game of squash,"
says Omar Elborolossy, whose Squash Academy goes from
strength to strength ...
the Back page
CANADA: When Shabana & Ramy played at Royal Glenora in
Edmonton it knocked the ailing Oilers off the sports
pages ... Jeff Sneyd reports ...
Hot in Boston
USA: Free streaming from Boston, where David Palmer has
taken up residence ...
ASIANS: Malaysia retained both Asian Team titles to make
it another clean sweep in Kuwait ...
head for Ontario
CANADA: Shabana, Ashour and Gaultier, all appearing in
Barrie, Ontario, this weekend ... wow ...
WILLSTROP: Malcolm's roundup of the Nationals ...
NEW: Dunlop and the WSF, Prince and Peter Nicol, Black
Knight and David Palmer ...
to the league
PSL: After the Nationals, it's back to league action as
the playoffs draw nigh ... revenge for Redditch & St
at the Nationals
NATIONALS: It's third time lucky for Alison Waters as
James Willstrop retains his National title ...
Dutch & Belgian Nationals
EUROPE: Shuttling between Amsterdam & Herentals, Jos
Aarts brings us news from the low countries ...
CANADA: Ramy Ashour retained his title against a rusty
Amr Shabana in Toronto ...
The Glass Floor
SHORTS: The PSA withdraws its sanction, reaction from
WISPA and ASB ...
FINNISH: Olli Tuominen became the first home winner in
30 years of the Finnish Open, winning a marathon final
against Davide Bianchetti ...
FRANCE: It's now 21 National titles between them for
Thierry Lincou and Isabelle Stoehr ...
final in Nova Scotia
BLUENOSE: A first non-Canadian winner in the third
Bluenose Classic, but it took LJ 108 minutes ...
final in Linkoping
SWEDISH: James Willstrop will meet Peter Barker in the
final in Sweden ... James & Sarah win in three ...
collects in Calcutta
KOLKATA: A second seeding upset saw Mansoor Zaman take
the top prize at the Calcutta Racket Club ...
SHORTS: It's all change in the PSA boardroom ...
Wael takes El
CAIRO: 339 competitors and Wael beat Shabana in a
97-minute final !!!
PSL: Duffield, Birmingham and Surrey looking good for
the playoffs after wins in round seven ...
WILLSTROP: The current crops of injuries amongst the
world's top ten is worrying Malcolm ...
in Rye final
APAWAMIS: The world's top two renewed their rivalry in
Rye in a final that was cut short by injury ...
makes Top Twenty
RANKINGS: Mexico's Samantha Teran makes it 11 countries
in the top 20 ... Shabana
still number one in PSA ...
Finals day in Edinburgh
BSPA: It was a huge draw for the Artemis Open in
Edinburgh - Alison confirms and Daryl surprises ...
Pilley saves best for last
CAPITAL: Cameron Pilley surprised top seed LJ Anjema in
the final in Washington ...
MANITOBA: Top seed Borja Golan took the title in
Mannitoba - his 16th career victory ...
Malaysian duo go fo Gold in Kuwait
ASIANS: Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee have each won gold
at the last four Asian Senior Championships -can they do
it again in Kuwait ...
Duffield and Surrey roll on
PSL: The second half of the PSL season got under way
with league leaders Duffield and Surrey continuing their
winning ways ...
USA: Straight after Dayton Thierry Lincou faced another
challenge at St Luke's School in New Canaan ... and just
about scraped home ...
marathon Dayton final
DAYTON: After a 31-minute first game the fans at the
Dayton Squash Centre in Ohio knew they were in for a
long evening ...
GREENWICH: Shelley Kitchen came from 2/1 down to beat
Alison Waters in the Greenwich Open final ...
banks Calgary title
BANKERS HALL: Top seed Shahier Razik duly triumphed in
Krajcsak take Viennese titles
AUSTRIA: Mark Krajcsak claimed his second Austrian Open
title while Carla Khan's comeback continues in fine
HANGZHOU: Top seed Rebecca Chiu duly collected the WISPA
Hangzhou Open title on the Chinese mainland ...
Voice signs off
Ok, it happened last year, but we've just got the video
tribute to Robert Edwards from the players ...
SUPER SERIES: Rescued and staged in Manchester last
year, the ATCO Super Series Finals are back in London in
May with eight of the world's best heading for the
DAVID CAMPION: You may have the best shots in the world
but if you can’t get into position to play them, it
doesn’t matter how good you are with the racket …
News: JANUARY 2008
A Special Year
2007: Robert Edwards reflects on 2007 on and off the PSA
World Squash Day
WSD: The Sport Relief campaign is teaming up with World
Squash Day this year, and it's all set for Saturday 15th
Dynasties at Tynemouth
UK COUNTIES: Things go in phases 'up North' - David
Barnett stretched his dynasty to five while Kimberley
Hay started a new one of her own ...
Wagih take Czech crowns
JUNIORS: Tournament favourites Victoria Bell and Andrew
Wagih duly collected in Prague ...
double in HK
BULER CUP: Victory for the second seeds in the men's and
women's finals meant two home champions at the Hong Kong
foils Razik repeat
COMFORT INN: Defending champion Shahier Razik finally
met his match in North Vancouver ...
treat in Street
UK: Marwan El Shorbagy reports on the Barrmngton/Walker
exhibition in Somerset ...
SHORTS: When a mere football team's home game clashes
with your PSL match what's a distraught team manager to
do ??? plus new WISPA Promo Video ...
joins ToC elite in New
TOC: Ramy Ashour beat James Willstrop in the Tournament
of Champions final at Grand Central ...
Women go PAR in Manchester
NATIONALS: There will be a standard scoring system for
the Men's & Women's British National Championships in
stars head for Canary Wharf
C/WHARF: England's World Teams Champions will be heading
for London's Docklands in a few weeks' time ...
USA: Five West Coast colleges will battle for the 'Best
in the West' title at the Los Angeles Athletic Club from
01-03 Feb ...
Penn in Cape
USA: The Penn women's team toured South Africa, where
they discovered a game that lasts five days, lots of
wildlife and even played some squash ...
takes Capitol title
CAPITOL: It was a battle of the top seeds in the final
of the Capitol Hill Open ...
completes Rocafort Odyssey
ROCAFORT: From qualifying right through to the title for
Oriol Salvia ...
succeeds in St Louis
REGIONS: The first PSA title of 2008 went to India's
Siddarth Suchde at the Regions Club ...
Ricketts to be missed
WILLSTROP: While Lee Beachill returns to fitness,
Malcolm laments the loss of Anthony Ricketts ...
BOGOTA MASTERS: A new event in Bogota's Club El Nogal
this May ... entries now open ...
Kuwait to go Men
SHORTS: With Kuwait due to hold the men's world open in
2009, it may be that the women's event is to be dropped
this year ... Plus: Super League unlikely to run
out of Joshna's shadow
DIPIKA: At the fifth attempt Dipika Pallikal finally got
past the quarters as she became British Junior Open
champion to emulate Joshna Chinappa ...
RANKINGS: Malaysia's Nicol David starts her third yeas
as world number one ...
Open in Sheffield
BJO: Six of the eight British Junior Open titles went to
Egypt, with one each for France and India ...
WILLSTROP: Ten hopes for squash in 2008, and ten more
for sport in general ...
Rankings, 1999 to 2007
RANKINGS: How have the top six nations fared over the
years - analysis by Tamas Jovanovics analyses the
Racketlon World Open Finals
RACKETLON: Four rackets, four games, one world champion
as Finland's Mikko Kaerkkaeinen triumphs in Rotterdam
... Pradeep on Racketlon ...
John White MBE
SHORTS: Derbyshire champion 13 times, Duffield secretary
for 34 years and Derbyshire secretary for 15 years ...
John White is awarded an MBE for services to squash ...
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