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Squash News - December 2008

Squash News - November 2008

  • Lithgow to close
    COURTWATCH: The NSW squash centre that nurtured David Palmer is under threat ...

  • Golan & Serme reign in Spain
    SANTIAGO:
    A popular home win for Borja and a second senior title for Camille in Santiago ...

  • Stephen Cox, 1956-2008
    After a four-year battle with cancer, a popular Englishman who became a coach in California passes away ...

  • Farhan takes CNS title
    PAKISTAN: With four home semi-finalists a Pakistani winner was assured in Karachi ..

  • The Squash Theatre
    INDONESIA:
    We don't hear a lot about squash in Indonesia, but they sure do have a lovely venue for it ...

  • Diamonds Sparkle
    PSL:
    Three rounds gone and new boys Exeter Diamonds are already the only unbeaten team ...

  • In the Papers
    PAPERS: November's first batch of worldwide reports ...

  • Miss February
    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 ...

  • Massive entry in Chennai
    INDIA: Over 400 players took part in the Indian National Junior Championships in Chennai ... final results ...

  • Clonda wins courage award
    AUSTRALIA: Former world #5 Carin Clonda is honoured after overcoming a range of serious illnesses ...

  • Darwish 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 ...

  • A moment with
    WISPA:
    Latest player profile plus video interviews with Dominique Lloyd-Walter

  • Trains, Planes and Taxis
    PSL BLOG: In the buildup to round three Oxford's\ Jason Martin finds travel has caused him most problems so far ... round three lineups ...

  • Ecuador Open
    ECUADOR: Arturo Salazar claimed his second PSA title as he won an all-Mexican final in Quito ...

  • Top two in Saskatoon final
    SASKATOON: Mark Krajcsak beat top seed Aaron Frankcomb to claim the Saskatoon Boast title ...

  • All-English final in Lagos
    AFRICA: Joey Barrington claimed his biggest title to date as he beat Tom Righards in an all-English final in Lagos...

  • Andy & Emma take Glasgow titlesBSPA: 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

Squash 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 Update
    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 ...

  • Croats celebrate in Budapest
    ENCC: Croatia took the men's ENCC title while hosts Hungary are the women's champions ...

  • Queensland retain team title
    AUSTRALIA: Queensland beat South Australia to retain their national team title in Canberra ...

  • Ritwik axes Azlan in Mumbai
    INDIA: Ritwik Bhattacharya recorded the best win of his career in the Maharashtra State final

  • Neil Desai, 1986-2008
    Reaction to the tragic death of a popular young squash player

  • Betty Constable, 1924-2008
    A US great passes away ...

  • 11 of the best for Wolves
    WOLVERHAMPTON: Eleven of the world's top forty head for England's Black Country for their World Open warmup ...

  • In the Papers
    PAPERS: Another bumper issue from around the world ... is squash to blame for the Lehman Brothers collapse ???

  • Waters v Nicol (MBE)
    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 ...

  • Barker downs 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 ...

  • Clyne meets Charleston Challenge
    CHARLESTON: A fantastic final, and a first PSA title for Alan Clyne ... Richard Millman reports ...

  • Honours shared in Malmo
    JUNIORS: There was  a good geographical spread of winners in the Nordic Junior Open ...

  • Ghosal takes Bordeaux title
    ORNANO: The upsets continued in Bordeaux as sixth seed Saurav Ghosal takes his fourth PSA title ... 

  • Houston, we 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 ...

  • 750 masters head down under
    MASTERS: Next month's World Masters las attracted 750 entries ...

  • Super Series Finals head for Queen's
    SSF: The annual end-of-season tlayoffs are heading for The Queen's Club in London ...

  • US Open Postponed
    USA: Lack of sponsorship is cited as the reason for the absence of a US Open in 2008 ...

  • Gunning for Olympic inclusion
    PAPERS: Squash stories from around the world including Nicol David's blast at the Olympics ...

  • Joey beats Shorbagy in Street
    EXHIBITIONS: The son of a legend beats a potential future legend in Street ... Marwan reports from the Victoria Club ...

  • Instant Update 22
    WSF: Federation news from the Olympics, Jahangir meets Pat, Squash in China, and more ... plus a new-look website and logo ...

  • Annie makes it three
    TAIWAN: Beating the top three seeds on the way, Annie Au claimed her third title of the year in Taiwan ...

  • Last chance 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 ...

  • Can't Squash Her
    INDIA: Spending her time between Chennai and Cairo, Dipika Pallikal still manages to mix squash, glamour and studies ... feature from Hi-Blitz magazine ...

  • BSPA 08/09
    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 ... 

  • ToC 2009
    USA: A new sponsor and increased prize money for the ToC 2009 ...

  • New-look 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 charity ...

  • Selby 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 ...

  • Genever tests Dulwich delegates
    CAMPS: The inaugural Eventis coaching camp saw Peter Genever put his pupils through their paces at Dulwich ...

  • Rachael 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 ...

  • Egypt add 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  ...

  • Jahangir hopeful after Beijing
    OLYMPICS:
    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 2016 ...

  • 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 Diary ...

Squash News: JULY 2008

  • Knight falls in Auckland
    NEW ZEALAND:
    It took a tremendous fightback for Kashif Shuja to retain his title at the Remuera Club ... Wellington & Waikato take team titles ...

  • Dame Devoy joins Kiwi team
    WORLD TEAMS: The New Zealand squad for the women's world team championships will have a high-profile manager ... 

  • Camilleri 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 ...

  • It's repeat winners in Chennai
    INDIA: Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa are still the Indian National Champions ...

  • The French are coming
    PARIS: It's two Frenchman and two Englishmen at the top of the draw for next month's Internationaux de Paris ...

  • Forexx 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 ...

  • First and Last for Leo
    JUNIORS: Leo Au collected first first - and last - HK U19 title to conclude the record-entry Hong Kong Junior Open ...

  • Squash on 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 ...

  • Home double in KL
    NSC: Nafiizwan Adnan and Delia Arnold made it a Malaysian double in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • Missing 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 ...

  • Rachael scores Alex double
    ALEXANDRIA: Rachael Grinham retained her Alexandria Open title with a straight-game victory over Vanessa Atkinson ...

  • Four Rackets for Edinburgh
    RACKETLON: The next UK Racketlon event is the Scottish Open, set for Edinburgh in September ... entries now open ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pierrepont takes all-English final in Vancouver
    SUN&SURF:
    Top seed Suzie Pierrepont beat qualifier Alexandra Norman in Canada to claim her third career title ...

  • 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 & photos

  • WWO goes PAR
    WORLD OPEN: What will PAR scoring do for the Women's World Open in Manchester ???

  • Felix 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 ...

  • Top seeds 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 ...

  • Willstrop & 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 ...

  • Roll on 2016
    OLYMPICS:
    With the Beijing Opening ceremony just one day away, Malcolm Willstrop and others look at Squash and the Olympics ...

  • New at Pontefract
    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 ...

  • Record entry for Hong Kong Junior
    HONG KONG: A record 466 junior stars will compete for ten titles in Hong Kong next week ...

  • LET'S TALK SQUASH
    FORUM: If you haven't had a look for a while, we have a new Forum engine for squash discussions ..

  • Petrosport International
    SKY:
    Wael El Hindi claimed his first Super Series title as he beat Karim Darwish in four games at the Sky Club ...

  • Yorkshire's World-Class Production Line
    VIDEO: The Yorkshire Post went along to Pontefract to discover Yorkshire's secret ...

  • It's Palmer at last
    AUSTRALIAN:
    David Palmer finally added the Australian Open to his collection in Clare as a fine comeback from Annie Au denied a home double  ...

  • It's Nicol again in Singapore
    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 ...

  • Nicol overtakes 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
    ... WISPA 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 ...

  • Pro Scoring in Malaysia - the Verdict
    WISPA: After testing out Pro Scoring 'in the wild' at the Malaysian Open, we asked WISPA how it went ...

  • It's 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 ...

  • A home 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 ...

  • Home double in KL
    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 court
    PAPERS:
    Latest from around the world - articles from UK, USA, Canada and  Australia ... Vanity Fair looks at Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf's squash credentials ...

  • Mak's Baton handover
    HONG KONG:
    Auctioned last month for HK$1.8 million, Christina Mak's Olympic Baton was back in her hands - briefly ...

  • Court Watch
    Closures in Flintshire & Morecambe add to the gloom ... Taunton courts set to be demolished ...

  • Nicol: Don't 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 ...

  • English Juniors go Pro
    SCORING: All England Squash junior events in the 2008/09 season will use 'Pro' Scoring ... is Pro Scoring unstoppable ?

  • Seniors in charge at St George's
    JUNIORS: England's seniors beat junior squad in a world champs warm-up at St George's ...

  • World Open heads for Amsterdam
    WWO: The 2009 Women's World Open will be held in Amsterdam under the Forexx banner ...

  • Four 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 ...

  • Happy Birthday Shaabz
    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) ...

  • Guyana take CASA double
    CASA TEAMS:
    Guyana claimed the Boys & Girls team tiles, beating hosts Bermuda in both finals ...  Hall of Fame

  • Shahid avoids jail & takes NSC title
    NSC: Despite the threat of jail for overstaying his visa, Shahid Zaman claimed a second consecutive NSC title in Malaysia ...

  • Pizza Hut provide new court for SRAM
    PAPERS: Next week's Malaysian 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 ...

  • Hopes dashed in Somerset
    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 ...

  • Courts saved in Somerset
    COURT WATCH: Somerset residents have succeeded in preventing the closure of courts in Taunton and Wellington ...

  • More summer sports for Malcolm
    WILLSTROP: Continuing the Summer theme, Malcolm looks at Rugby League, Horse Racing and Bryan Adams ...
    plus, Siddall joins star doubles ...

  • Clare buzzing before Open
    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 ...

  • Basil Hebden passes away
    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 Amsterdam ...

  • In the Papers
    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 ...

  • ESF season ends in Amsterdam
    JUNIORS:
    The final event of the European junior season saw Nicolas Mueller claim another title and Egypt another four ...

  • Top seeds take KL titles
    NSC: Top seeds Shahid Zaman and Line Hansen claimed the Super Satellite #2 titles in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • Bianchetti 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 ... ...

  • Website Watch
    PLAYERS: With few tournaments to play, Alison Waters, Joey Barrington and Adel Weir have been busy with their new websites ...

  • Brown 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 ...

  • Time for Tennis
    WILLSTROP:
    With little squash to watch, Malcolm tuned in to Wimbledon and was generally impressed ...

  • Five for Egypt in Cologne
    JUNIORS: It was a good day for Egypt as they claimed five titles at the Pioneer Junior Open in Germany ...

  • Pontefract Doubles
    DOUBLES: Your chance to play doubles with a Pro - Willstrop, Beachill, Parke, Campion, Atkinson, Duncalf and Kippax  - waiting for your bids ...

  • Same again for Samantha
    MEXICO:
    Samantha Teran beat Louise Crome in a second final in eight days to claim the Mexican Open title in Pachuca ...

  • 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 ...

  • Instant Update
    WSF: WSF meets the IOC, honours for Jahangir & Tunku Imran, Record world junior entry, and more from the World Squash Federation ...

  • No-one to 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 ...

  • A new 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 defence
    DUTCH:
    Defending champion and World Number one Nicol David will be defending her Forexx Dutch Open title in September ...

  • 24 & 28 months for Nicol & Shabana
    RANKINGS: A quiet month in the world rankings as Nicol David completes two years at the top, Amr Shabana 28 months ...

 

Squash News: JUNE 2008

  • Khan & 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 ...

  • Teran takes the title in LA
    LA:
    Samantha Teran claimed the EBG Los Angeles title with a 3/1 final victory over Louise Crome ...

  • Golds 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 ...

  • Tennis 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 September ...

  • London courts under threat
    COURT WATCH: After Lambs, courts in three more North London centres are under threat ... Gordon Kerr reports ...

  • Brazil mourns Barbosa
    SHORTS: Former national  champion Luciano Barbosa died suddenly this weekend ...

  • Willstrop beats Shabana in Mumbai
    INDIA:
    Well, Team Willstrop beat Team Shabana in the final of a new IPL-style league ...

  • It's Vicky & Adrian in Ipswich
    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 ... ...

  • Top seeds take Hamilton titles
    NORTH ISLAND: Campbell Grayson & Joelle King took the spoils in Hamilton ...

  • Kasey & Adbullah deny HK double
    CROCODILE:
    New champions in Hong Kong as the home fans are disappointed ...

  • Galifi grabs Toulouse title
    MOVIDA: Qualifier Stephane Galifi went all the way in Toulouse as he captured the Movida International title...

  • Hungarian Masters
    MASTERS: The squash went well in Szeged, but that's only part of the story ... Colin White reports ...

  • Pakistan's 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 ...

  • Seeds assert in Sannois
    SANNOIS: After early upsets it was the top two seeds who contested the final in Paris ...

  • WISPA goes Grand Slam
    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 board
    PSA: The raft of announcements continues with a first ever Frenchman joining the PSA board and Lee Beachill set for the Presidency ...

  • National Cup for DL Aspley
    ENGLAND: The county league champions came together at the weekend with David Lloyd Aspley claiming the men's spoils ...

  • HK retain East Asian title
    SHORTS:
    Seeing off China, Macau, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Korea, Hong Kong are still East Asian champions ...

  • In the Papers
    PAPERS: Sports like Cricket and Darts are adapting, and so should squash says James Willstrop in his latest article ...

  • Ihree for Kasey in Thornleigh
    AUSTRALIA:
    Kasey Brown claimed her third Australian Closed title as Finitsis falls at last ...

  • Knight's Day in Christchurch
    NEW ZEALAND: A second title of the year for top seed Martin Knight in the South Island Championships ...

  • Krajcsak claims Kecskemet title
    PRIMAVERA: Hungarian number one Mark Krajcsak kept the Home flag flying in Kecskemet  ...

  • Ricketts in New Zealand
    INTERVIEWS:
    Two months into his new job in New Zealand, Kashif Shuja finds out how Anthony Ricketts is getting on ...

  • Aamir retains CAS title
    CAS: Aamir Atlas Khan retained his CAS International in an all-Pakistani final ...

  • Nicol's LA stopover
    LOS ANGELES: Straight after winning in Seoul, Nicol David made a flying visit to Los Angeles on her way to Mexico ...  

  • Evans back 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 thousand rackets
    SHORTS:
    Samer's unusual house decoration ... Howard's a Granddad ... what's in a name ???

  • Euro titles for Gaultier &Stoehr
    EIC:
    It's a French double in Bratislava for Gregory Gaultier and Isabelle Stoehr ...

  • Willstrop with the Whizz-Kidz
    UK: James Willstrop was impressed when he went to the Whizz-Kidz mobility centre in London ...

  • Nicol adds Seoul 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 ...

  • In the Papers
    PAPERS: David Palmer talks about his new life in Boston, and another accolade for Nicol David in Malaysia ...

  • Instant Update
    WSF: Latest from the WSF including Olympic Strategy Update, Three refs for all, and more ...

  • Four in a row for Borderline
    EURO: Latest from the European League Playoffs - Italy ...

  • Jahangir & Jansher lament 
    PAPERS:
    Pakistan's two squash legends aren't happy with the current state of squash in their country ...

  • A new role for Goughy
    SHORTS: Alex Gough has retired from the PSA tour after being appointed as the Association's Chief Operating Officer ...

  • Mosaad triumphs in Irvine
    SWM: Omar Mosaad claimed his third and biggest tour title at the Sports Club/LA in Orange County ...

  • June World Rankings
    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 ...

Squash News: MAY 2008

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 ...

  • Record Euro Teams Entry
    EURO TEAMS: England are seeded to maintain their European Teams record in Amsterdam next week ...

  • Hurghada finals
    HURGHADA: It's a second title for home hero Omneya ... Ramy wins a thriller ...

  • Richards reaps reward
    COLETS:
    Sweeping away a whole squash generation Tom Richards wins his first BSPA title ...

  • Sixth accolade for Tony
    SHORTS: A successful 2007 means Tony Choi wins a sixth Coach of the Year award ...

  • Laura takes Irish title
    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 ...

  • In the Papers
    PAPERS:
    Latest stories from India, Canada, Bahrain, Bermuda and the USA ...

  • Ramy inspires new event
    SHORTS:   Jahangir carries Olympic Torch Hot on the heels of Hurghada, the SKY Petrosport Open gives Egypt a Super Series Platinum event June ... ...

  • Hashim Khan, the Film
    HASHIM: No, not the finished article, but a 7-minute trailer for Josh Easden's project ...

  • Pretty Nifty Happenings at Chichester
    PSL: Peter Crabtree celebrates Chichester's first final after 13 years of trying ...

  • Jack Herrick Retires
    PSA: After a 14-year stint as Chairman, Jack Herrick has announced his retirement from PSA ...

  • Wohlen take Swiss Team Title
    SWISS: Not many team win their National title in their first season in the top division ...

  • Krajcsak takes Roman title
    ROMA EST:
    Mark Krajcsak - the only seed to survive the first round - collected his third PSA title in Rome...

  • World 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 ...

  • All-Southern Final
    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 ...

  • Newlands head North
    SCOTLAND: Hosts Aberdeen will be hoping to wrest the National League title from Glasgow's Newlands in this weekend's playoffs ...

  • Aussie circuits kicks off
    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 Jersey
    SHORTS:
    Nick Taylor set to direct in Jersey ... Abu Dhabi gets $125 PSA in December ...

  • Weekend Roundup
    RESULTS: Curitiba Crown for Rodriguez ... Ferreira scoops Saskatchewan ...  Selby scores in Denmark ... Hamza wins Rochester ...

  • Grant reclaims Surrey title
    BSPA: Adrian Grant won his second Surrey H&R title with a 3/0 win over defending champion Peter Barker in the final ...

  • Brown bags Montreal title
    ATWATER:
    Kasey Brown beat Isabelle Stoehr to take the Atwater Cup title in snowy Montreal...

  • Aamir captures COAS title
    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 ...

  • Ramy looking 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 ...

  • Behaviour in Sport
    WILLSTROP: Squash is better than some but can't rest on its laurels ... plus Hurghada and Kuwait preview ...

  • Malaysian 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 list ...

  • Spreading Le Mot
    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! Challenge
    SHORTS: A corkscrew boast with the ball rolling into a waiting squash ball box ???  watch the video

  • Zac & Low take KL titles
    NSC: Two youngsters came through the fields to win the latest of the NSC series in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • Borja bags another National title in Tenerife
    SPAIN:
    No surprise as Borja Golan wins another Spanish Nationals in Tenerife ... results and photos ...

  • Sarah's "S" successes
    MALMO: It's three titles in six weeks for Sarah Kippax, one in Switzerland and two in Sweden ...

  • Chaloner's homecoming
    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 ...

  • Top seeds take Wimbledon Cup
    BSPA WIMBLEDON: Top seeds Dominique Lloyd-Walter and Peter Barker took the honours at Wimbledon Rackets & Fitness Club ...

  • Fife stops 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 ...

  • Malaysians progress in KL
    NSC: Three home players in the finals guarantees at least one Malaysian winner ...

  • Just try & be Nice
    POETRY: More magical words from the forum as Zee Shaan turns his hand to poetry ... plus Z-vids ...

  • A moment with Samantha Teran
    WISPA: "I am an ordinary person living an extraordinary life, I would not change a thing ..."

  • Top Job - Applications Open
    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 ...

  • Adnan & 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
    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 ...

  • In the Papers
    PAPERS:
    Canadian minister stays on the ball ... Barrington trophy returned ... and more ...

  • Euro Teams in Stavanger
    EURO U19: England retain the team title, 2/0 against France in the final ...

  • Handley 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 ...

  • Ponte girls crush Rugby stars
    WILLSTROP: Two sports get together at Pontefract, and Malcolm lambasts rubbish in the Guardian ...

  • WSF Update
    WSF:
    Latest update from the World Squash Federation, including news on the Olympics, Doubles changes, World Championships relaunch and more ...

  • Crome conquers in Hanoi
    VIETNAM:
    New Zealand's Louise Crome is the first ever WISPA winner in Vietnam ...

  • Meyer's Auckland Marathon
    SHORTS: Auckland's Father & Son marathon for charity, and WISPA Patron's Club ...

  • Olympic Petition - the Answer
    PETITION: Remember that petition to get Squash into the 2012 Olympics? The UK Government replies ...

  • French Double in Stavanger
    EURO U19:
    A record third Euro U19 title for Camille Serme as Greg Marche deposes the reigning champion to complete a fantastic French double ...

  • PSL semis decided
    PSL: No miracle for Chichester as the group stages conclude ...

  • 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 ...

  • Three additions to Hall of Fame
    AUSTRALIA:
    Cam Nancarrow, Kevin Shawcross and Rodney Eyles are the latest additions to Squash Australia's Hall of Fame ...

Squash News: MARCH 2008

Squash News: FEBRUARY 2008

  • Weekend Action
    RESULTS: Marche wins in Salzburg ...Stoehr overcomes Hawkes in Port Marly final ... Whipp wins in Aberdeen ...  Teran takes Chicago title...

  • Welsh Junior Open Finals
    JUNIORS: Newly-crowned U15 champion Marwan El Shorbagy reports from Cardiff ...

  • US & UK College finals
    UNIVERSITIES: Top seeds triumph in CSA finals in Maryland while both second seeds triumph in the BUSA finals in Birmingham  ...

  • Willstrop's winning ways
    VIRGINIA: It's another major title for James Willstrop, beating world #3 Gregory Gaultier in a see-saw final ...

  • It's Corren & Tenille in KL
    NSC: The latest NSC satellite series saw Mike Corren claim his 17th career title, Tenille Swartz her second ...

  • Ricketts joins 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 ...

  • Natalie goes Dutch
    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 ...

  • U19/U15 in Nottingham
    JUNIORS:
    Joe Lee and Victoria Bell take the Don Sanderson British Under 19 Championships ...

  • Naude's winning ways
    CRETEIL: After claiming the Dutch Nationals, Annelize Naude collects the Creteil International prize ...

  • Camilleri takes all-Aussie KL final
    NSC: The second NSC series tournament of 2008 saw an all-Australian women's final ...

  • Graingered
    BURNING RIVER:
    16 points conceded all week ... Graingered in Cleveland ...

  • Darwish takes Portland title
    OREGON:
    Top seed Thierry Lincou lost out to Karim Darwish in the Oregon Open title ...

  • Omar's unfinished business
    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 ...

  • Hold 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 ...

  • Four for Malaysia
    ASIANS: Malaysia retained both Asian Team titles to make it another clean sweep in Kuwait ...

  • Top three head for Ontario
    CANADA:
    Shabana, Ashour and Gaultier, all appearing in Barrie, Ontario, this weekend ... wow ...

  • Manchester Afterthoughts
    WILLSTROP: Malcolm's roundup of the Nationals ...

  • Brand News
    NEW: Dunlop and the WSF, Prince and Peter Nicol, Black Knight and David Palmer ...

  • Back to the league
    PSL: After the Nationals, it's back to league action as the playoffs draw nigh ...  revenge for Redditch & St George's ...

  • Today 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 ...

  • Canadian Classic
    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 ...

  • Olli takes Finnish final
    FINNISH: Olli Tuominen became the first home winner in 30 years of the Finnish Open, winning a marathon final against Davide Bianchetti ...

  • French Nationals
    FRANCE: It's now 21 National titles between them for Thierry Lincou and Isabelle Stoehr ...

  • All-Euro final in Nova Scotia
    BLUENOSE:
    A first non-Canadian winner in the third Bluenose Classic, but it took LJ 108 minutes ...

  • All-English final in Linkoping
    SWEDISH: James Willstrop will meet Peter Barker in the final in Sweden ... James & Sarah win in three ...

  • Zaman collects in Calcutta
    KOLKATA: A second seeding upset saw Mansoor Zaman take the top prize at the Calcutta Racket Club ...

  • PSA elects new board
    SHORTS: It's all change in the PSA boardroom ...

  • Wael takes El Ahly title
    CAIRO:
    339 competitors and Wael beat Shabana in a 97-minute final !!!

  • PSL Round Seven
    PSL: Duffield, Birmingham and Surrey looking good for the playoffs after wins in round seven ...

  • Top ten suffering
    WILLSTROP: The current crops of injuries amongst the world's top ten is worrying Malcolm ...

  • Nicol dominant in Rye final
    APAWAMIS: The world's top two renewed their rivalry in Rye in a final that was cut short by injury ...

  • Teran 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 ...

  • Golan wins in Winnipeg
    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 ...

  • Thierry's Connecticut Challenge
    USA: Straight after Dayton Thierry Lincou faced another challenge at St Luke's School in New Canaan ... and just about scraped home ...

  • Lincou wins 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 ...

  • Kitchen claims Greenwich crown
    GREENWICH:
    Shelley Kitchen came from 2/1 down to beat Alison Waters in the Greenwich Open final ...

  • Razik banks Calgary title
    BANKERS HALL: Top seed Shahier Razik duly triumphed in Calgary ...

  • Khan & Krajcsak take Viennese titles
    AUSTRIA: Mark Krajcsak claimed his second Austrian Open title while Carla Khan's comeback continues in fine style ...

  • It's Chiu in China
    HANGZHOU: Top seed Rebecca Chiu duly collected the WISPA Hangzhou Open title on the Chinese mainland ...

  • The Voice signs off
    Ok, it happened last year, but we've just got the video tribute to Robert Edwards from the players ...

  • Back to Broadgate
    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 capital ...  

  • Movement
    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 …

Squash News: JANUARY 2008

  •  Women go PAR in Manchester
    NATIONALS: There will be a standard scoring system for the Men's & Women's British National Championships in Manchester ...

  • England stars head for Canary Wharf
    C/WHARF:
    England's World Teams Champions will be heading for London's Docklands in a few weeks' time ...

  • Best in the West
    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 Town
    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 ...

  • Pittock takes Capitol title
    CAPITOL: It was a battle of the top seeds in the final of the Capitol Hill Open ...

  • Oriol completes Rocafort Odyssey
    ROCAFORT: From qualifying right through to the title for Oriol Salvia ...

  • Suchde succeeds in St Louis
    REGIONS: The first PSA title of 2008 went to India's Siddarth Suchde at the Regions Club ...

  • Beachill back, Ricketts to be missed
    WILLSTROP:
    While Lee Beachill returns to fitness, Malcolm laments the loss of Anthony Ricketts ...

  • Calling all Masters
    BOGOTA MASTERS: A new event in Bogota's Club El Nogal this May ... entries now open ...

  • Kuwait to go Men Only?
    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

  • Dipika 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 ...

  • 3rd year for Nicol
    RANKINGS: Malaysia's Nicol David starts her third yeas as world number one ...

  • British Junior Open in Sheffield
    BJO:
    Six of the eight British Junior Open titles went to Egypt, with one each for France and India ...

  • Malcolm's Ten Wishes
    WILLSTROP: Ten hopes for squash in 2008, and ten more for sport in general ...

  • PSA Rankings, 1999 to 2007
    RANKINGS: How have the top six nations fared over the years - analysis by Tamas Jovanovics analyses the figures ...

  • 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 ...

Squash News: DECEMBER 2007

  • Indians on a roll in Edinburgh
    JUNIORS: With six finalists and four titles India had a great Scottish Junior Open as they move on to Sheffield ...

  • Hashim still going strong
    SHORTS: At the age of 93 doctors have told Hashim Khan "no more squash" - he won't listen ...

  • JW Closed
    HK: In what could be the last PSA event of 2007, Max Lee took the inaugural JW Closed in Kowloon ...

  • Another Accolade for Nicol
    SHORTS: Malaysian squash star Nicol David has been named the first-ever Asian  Sportswoman of the Year ...

  • A Christmas Poem
    SQUASH POET: A fifth poetic offering from the forum's favourite wordsmith ...

  • Swiss Stars
    SWITZERLAND:
    Gregory Gaultier & Jonathon Power wowed the fans in Fribourg and Zurich at the weekend ... John Williams reports ..

  • Chennai Shirt auction
    AUCTION:
    Thanks to four champion squash players for donating their signed shirts ... €510 raised in support of disabled children in Africa ...

  • World Squash Awards
    WSA:
    Shabana and David players of the year again ... special awards for Heather McKay & Dicky Rutnagur ...

  • Men's World Teams Streaming
    MWT: Watch the semis an finals - full match replays on WorldSquash (not available in UK until 24th) ...

  • Degree for JK
    SHORTS:
    WSF President Jahangir Khan has been awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University ...

  • Movember ... where did that go
    FITZ: From Hong Kong to Oz to New Caledonia ... a busy month and a new look for Sarah ...

  • Willstrop wins English Final
    ENGLISH: Top seeds James Willstrop and Vanessa Atkinson are the 2007 Mamut English Open champions ...

  • Irish Nationals
    IRISH: Liam Kenny and Madeline Perry retained their Irish National titles in Dublin ...

  • WISPA double for Kronemeyer
    HILLEGOM: A second consecutive WISPA title for Karen Kronemeyer ...

  • Monte Carlo Classic
    MONTE CARLO: It was an all-Grinham final in Monaco with Natalie beating Rachael in three ...

  • Chennai World Teams
    WORLD TEAMS:
    Last day: England retain their World Team Title on finals day in Chennai ...

  • Indian Squash in good hands
    INDIA: Pradeep Vijayakar rounding up the World Team Championships from Chennai ...

  • Rodriguez takes Mexico title
    MEXICO: A marathon final in Mexico City saw Miguel Angel Rodriguez take the spoils ...

  • Canadian Juniors in Niagara
    CANADA: The popular Canadian Junior Open is under way ... plus news of a new North American Junior Circuit ... finals day reports ...

  • Top seeds take Boston titles
    BSPA: Bradley Ball and Vicky Botwright claimed their first BSPA titles of the season in Lincolnshire ...

  • World Open - the Poem
    POEM: The Forum's "Squash Poet" has come up with an ode to the World Open ...

  • End of the road for Ricketts
    PLAYERS: After a long struggle with injury, Australia's Anthony Ricketts has announced his retirement ...

  • 20 and counting for Duffield
    PSL: The first half of the PSL season concluded with Duffield notching up their 20th consecutive win ...
    get me out of here ...

  • Byrne & Blatchford in Dublin
    JUNIORS: Rory Byrne provided a home win and Olivia Blatchford, at just 14, captured the Irish Junior Open U19 titles ...

  • A Year for Shabana
    RANKINGS: Four major tournaments in six weeks, and now a full year at the top for Amr Shabana ...

  • Bermuda  World Open
    BERMUDA:
    Shabana is the  World Champion for the third time ... The Prince of Egypt reigns over the world

 

Squash News: NOVEMBER 2007

  • BSPA Manchester
    BSPA:
    Andy Whipp claimed the second BSPA title of the season at his home club in the Manchester Northern Open ...

  • Double joy for Grainger in Brooklyn
    WEYMULLER: Natalie Grainger won the Carol Weymuller Open and regained the US Open title at Heights Casino ...

  • Canary Wharf set for 2008
    CANARY WHARF: Tickets for one of the most popular events of the season, the ISS Canary Wharf Classic, go on sale at 9am on 1st December ...

  • Bhattacharya & Urquhart conquer in KL
    NSC:
    India's Ritwik Bhattacharya and Australian Donna Urquhart emerged triumphant in the NSC Super Satellite No3 squash event in Malaysia ...

  • Premiere series goes to China & Vietnam
    WISPA: Another new venue for the women, this time the Yangtze Delta ... and now Vietnam too ...

  • Kengen Parklands
    KENYA: Andrew Wagih claims the title after a five-game thriller in Nairobi ...

  • The wait is over for Guildford
    PSL: Duffield march on in round four as Redditch win for the first time, and Guildford get a win at last ...

  • Tenant in Poland
    POLAND: France's Romain Tenant beat top seed Steve Coppinger in the final of the Polish Open in Krakow ...

  • Pakistan Open
    PAKISTAN: It's a mainly domestic men's draw but no pull-outs in the women as Islamabad hosts a double event ... Mak takes maiden title ... Donna and the Chocolate factory ... Aamir races to men's title ...

  • Santiago 25th Anniversary
    SANTIAGO: Davide Bianchetti
    beats Julien Balbo to take the men's title while Camille Serme collects the women's title ... Aisling explains ...

  • Players Cup offers biggest-ever US prize
    PLAYERS CUP:
    Five events in January and February,  leading to a $25k winner's purse in the Players Cup finals in Boston ...

  • Duffield & Surrey stay unbeaten
    PSL: League leaders Duffield and Surrey both made it three out of three in round three ...

  • Hong Kong Hat-tricks
    HK: Amr Shabana and Nicol David duly completed their Hong Kong Hat-tricks in Sunday's finals at the Hollywood Plaza...

  • Razik takes all-Canadian final at Jericho
    VANCOUVER: Shahier Razik beat Matt Giuffre in the all-Canadian Coastal Contacts final

Squash News: OCTOBER 2007

  • Didacticum Rotterdam
    ROTTERDAM: Kronemeyer and Leeuw triumph in Rotterdam - Tommy Berden reports ...

  • Yasser's Cup
    BALTIMORE: Yasser El Halaby claimed the Cupl in Baltimore ...

  • Tzamaloukas takes Balkan Cup
    BALKANS:
    Petros Tzamaloukas claimed the third running of the Balkan Cup in Belgrade ...

  • Khan captures Iranian title
    RASHT: The second Iranian Women's Open saw Carla Khan emerge from a strong international and local field...

  • Nicol and Shabana conquer in  Qatar
    QATAR: The seventh edition of the Qatar Classic saw Nicol David retain the women's title as Amr Shabana won his first ...

  • Razik rises to CDL title
    CDL:
    With his matches growing longer round by round, 326 minutes on court in Montreal proved enough for Shahier Razik to win his 16th career title ...

  • Flying by for Fitz
    FITZ:
    While September flew by with so many tournaments to compere, Sarah Fitz-Gerald took to the air literally in October ...

  • Top seeds triumph in KL
    NSC:
    Top seeds Kashif Shuja and Sharon Wee collected the titles in the latest NSC series event in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • One point enough for Shabana
    RANKINGS: He's still number one, but only by one point in a thousand ... also new WISPA rankings ...

  • Matsui makes History
    NSC: Chinatsu Matsui
    became the first Japanese player to reach a world tour final in KL ...

  • Shabana still Saudi champ
    SAUDI:
    It was an all-Egyptian final in Al-Khobar with Amr Shabana retaining his title and world number one status ...

  • British U13/U17
    U13U17: 170 juniors competed for British National titles in Manchester and four new champions were crowned ...

  • Rachael: World Champion ...
    WWO:  For the first time, Rachael Grinham is World Champion... She beats Natalie in 47 minutes and three games in Madrid...

  • Saskatoon Boast
    SASKATOON: It's a maiden title for Mexican teenager Arturo Salazar in Saskatchewan ...

  • Belgian Junior Open
    BJO: Results and photos from Herentals ...

  • Goodlife Open
    OTTAWA: Shawn Delierre defends his title in Ottawa with a repeat win over Eric Galvez  ...

  • Noom and Gloom for Mylotte in Dublin
    LEINSTER:
    Orla Noom dashed hopes of a home victory in Dublin as she beat Laura Mylotte in a 60-minute final ... Bradley has a Ball ...

  • Cuitat de Barcelona
    BARCELONA: Top seed Amr Swelim beat Jesse Engelbrecht in the Barcelona final ...

  • Duffield go top - just
    PSL: Round two of the Premier League season saw title-holders Duffield go to the top of the Group A table ...

  • Ryder takes Tenerife Title
    CANARY: Chris Ryder is the third Englishman to become Canary Islands Open champion ...

  • World's best in Lisbon
    COLOMBO:
    A maiden title for Emma Beddoes as Ramy and Greg entertain in the Portuguese Capital  ...

  • Squash legends meet Sue
    METROSQUASH:
    The world's top squash stars came to the Field Museum in Chicago, but it was John White who came away with the Big Bone ...

  • Kitchen collects in Berkshire
    BERKSHIRE:
    The inaugural Berkshire women's event provided Shelley Kitchen with her third WISPA title ...

  • England dominate in Cape Town
    WDC:
    An all-England individual final and the team title too for England in the World Deaf Championships in Cape Town  ...

  • LJ wins Baltimore thriller
    MERRITT: Top seed LJ Anjema overcame Shahier Razik in a thrilling final of the Merritt Properties Open ...

  • Khan wins in London
    LONDON:
    No, not Jansher, but qualifier Majid Khan won the inaugural London Open at the Cumberland Club ... Women's title for Lloyd-Walter ...

  • Finland v Sweden
    TV:
    A Scandinavian challenge match was streamed live this weekend, with Finland winning the men's match 3-2 while Sweden took the women's honours ...

  • Bermuda draw completes Big Four
    DRAWS:
    Today's Endurance World Open draw completes the big four men's events coming up over the next six weeks: Saudi  Qatar  Hong Kong  Bermuda

  • World Squash Day 2007
    WSD:  World Squash Day 2007 will be celebrated on Saturday, November 3rd, when every squash club on the planet is encouraged to open its doors to promote the sport ...

  • Duffield tested in PSL Opener
    PSL: Defending champions Duffield scraped home 3-2 against newcomers Redditch in round one of the new PSL season ...

  • Pilley in Berkshire defence
    BERKSHIRE: Defending champion Cameron Pilley retained his title with victory over Renan Lavigne in the final at Williams College ... women's qualifying complete ...

  • Nimick launches Players Cup Series
    USA: Five tournaments leading to an 8-man end of series event offering the richest-ever prize in North America ...

  • Grinham wins a thriller at Vassar
    VASSAR:
    A five game final that was the best of seven in Poughkeepsie ...

  • Jansher claims comeback sabotage
    SHORTS:
    Jansher Khan claims the PSF are denying him training facilities in preparation for his comeback ... plus World teams go to Eleven and more ...

  • US Open in New York
    US OPEN:
    An English champion was guaranteed and it was Nick Matthew who prevailed in New York's Roseland Ballroom ...

  • The big Match
    WILLSTROP:
    Leeds Rhinos coach Tony Smith on tonight's big match, plus Language Barrier - squash the US way ...

  • New sponsors for England Squash
    ENGLAND: Agreements with Harris Brushes and Tecnifibre will provide valuable support for the national body in England ...

  • Ramy closes in
    RANKINGS: The new October rankings put Ramy Ashour just 39 points behind Amr Shabana in the men's list ... Nicol still dominates Women's ...

  • Christian and Jenny Donelan
    WILLSTROP: Shocking news of a squash couple caught up in the Maldives terrorist attack ...

  • Kitchen collects in Calgary
    ELBOW RIVER:
    Shelley Kitchen beat Louise Crome in the final of the Elbow River Casino Open in Canada ...

  • Joshna dethrones Aunty Mandy
    INDIA: The 32nd Bombay Gymkhana saw Joshna Chinappa wrest the title from "Aunty Mandy", but 9-year-old Ben did the Kennedy's proud ...

  • DL-W wins all-English final
    ICELAND:
    Dominique Lloyd-Walter claimed the Icelandair Classic title in Reykjavik with a 3/1 win over Sarah Kippax in the final ...

  • Nose2Nose with Peter Nicol
    INTERVIEWS: Peter Nicol MBE went to Genova last weekend, and went Nose2Nose with Duncan Steele, who prized out the squash legend's innermost secrets ...

  • British Open
    BRITISH: Comeback queen Rachael wins her third ... Greg wins the first-ever all-French British Open Final ...

  • JK & JP teach in Calgary
    WSF:
    The WSF Coaching conference in Calgary attracted some star teachers and lots of keen students ...

  • Lee and Laura take Wolves titles
    WOLVERHAMPTON: It was an English double in Wolverhampton as Lee Beachill and Laura Lengthorn-Massaro boosted their British Open preparations  ...

  • Premiere Series Launched
    WISPA: An incentive for new or returning events, the WISPA Premiere series kicks off in Reykjavik next week ... plus Pat Le Fur on "what's my name" ...

  • Chiu claims Crocodile hat-trick
    CROCODILE: Rebecca Chiu claimed her third successive title in the Crocodile Cup Challenge, and her fifth title of the year ... Corren squeezes home to claim men's title ...

  • It's Hermine & Paderborn in Budapest
    ECC: Paderborn claimed their fourth ECC title as they beat the hosts in Budapest but it was a first for L'Hermine in the women's final ... reaction from L'Hermine ...

  • WISPA Challenge hits Buenos Aires
    ARGENTINA:
    Hot on the heels of the WISPA promo tour, Buenos Aires held its first Challenger event, with Brazil's Thaisa Serafini emerging triumphant ...

  • What's My Name?
    WISPA: From next year, WISPA players will be instantly recognisable ...

  • Out and About in August
    FITZ: Sweaty players, meeting a legend, coaching in the States, and time for a round of golf too for Sarah in August ...

  • Renan stops Rodriguez' run in Brazil
    FASHION TOUR: It took Renan Lavigne 98 minutes to quell Miguel Angel Rodriguez as the Frenchman claimed  his 8th PSA title in Brazil ... words from both finalists ...

  • A step up in KL
    NSC: The NSC series in KL moved up a gear, with Rebecca Chiu and Omar Abdel Aziz taking the titles ...

  • Prince James in Brum
    EGP: It was another five-game thriller at Birmingham University as James Willstrop beat Thierry Lincou to become the Prince English Grand Prix Champion ...

Squash News: SEPTEMBER 2007

  • Huishman holds off Orla
    PEPSI: Top seed Margriet Huisman needed the full  five games to take the Pepsi Enschede title ...

  • Top seeds take Kiwi crowns
    NZ: Top seeds Shelley Kitchen and Kashif Shuja have been crowned New Zealand national champions in Palmerston North ...

  • Darwish takes CNS title
    CNS:
    Top seed Karim Darwish beat Farhan Mehboob in the final of the CNS International in Karachi ...

  • Gold for Guy & Yee in Samoa
    SOUTH PACIFIC: Two medal each for PNG and New Caledonia in the singles events ...

  • Tecnifibre team up with US Open
    US OPEN: This year's US Open will be the biggest yet, with Tecnifibre teaming up to introduce their new colourful team in New York ...

  • Eggheads squash England Girls
    SQUASH ON TV:
    They stood to win £56,000, but the England girls proved no match for the Eggheads ...

  • Top seeds take Forexx titles
    DUTCH: Nicol David won in three, but it took David Palmer 97 minutes and five games to stop LJ Anjema in Amsterdam ...

  • Women's Worlds heads for Amsterdam
    WISPA: WISPA has confirmed that Amsterdam, currently hosting the Dutch Open, will stage the Women's World Championship in 2009 ...

  • Golan overcomes Rodrigues in Bogota Final
    BOGOTA: Two great wins in two days, but Miguel Angel Rodriguez was denied at the last in Bogota ...

  • VIVA Nouvelle-Caledonie!!
    SOUTH PACIFIC:
    It was gold and silver for New Caledonia in the team event in Samoa ...

  • Comeback for Jansher
    SHORTS: Pakistan's former world champion Jansher Khan is reported to be coming out of retirement to play in a PSA tournament in October ... Save squash from politics, says Jansher ...

  • Barker's Bogota hat-trick
    EL NOGAL:
    Borja Golan couldn't stop Peter Barker collecting his third consecutive trophy at the Club El Nogal in Bogota ...

  • Five for White
    VICTORIA: Cameron White upset top seed Mike Corren to claim his fifth Victorian Open title ..

Squash News: AUGUST 2007

  • Selby takes BAA festival title
    BAA FESTIVAL: On the day that the sun finally came out in Bishops Stortford, top seed Daryl Selby opened his season with victory over Julien Balbo in the final ...

  • Raneem El Weleily
    WISPA: The latest 'a moment with', as Marwan El Shorbagy poses some extra questions for the double world junior champion ...

  • JP & JK head for Calgary Conference
    WSF: Next month's WSF Coaching Conference in Calgary will be fronted by Jonathan Power and signed off by Jahangir Khan ...

  • WISPA Survey - the Results
    Remember that survey on the home page a while back ... the results are in ...

  • Grinham grabs Alexandria title
    ALEXANDRIA:
    Top seed Rachael Grinham overcame local favourite Engy Kheirallah to claim the Alexandria Open title ...

  • Aamir ends Azlan's run in Islamabad
    CAS: Two event wins in a row, but the five-setters finally took their toll on Azlan Iskandar in the final in Islamabad ...

  • Kawhif collects in Auckland
    AUCKLAND: Top seed Kashif Shuja ended duly claimed his sixth PSA title at the North Shore club ...

  • 

    Reda stops Ritwik in Chennai
    CHENNAI:
    Egypt's Ali Anwar Reda disappointed the home fans as he collected his fourth title of the year in Chennai ...

  • Hurricane stops play in Jamaica
    CARIBBEAN:
    The impending Hurricane Dean has put an end to the Caribbean Team Championships in Jamaica at the semi-final stage ...

  • A moment with Orla Noom
    WISPA: The Dutch starlet has an expensive taste in cars ....

  • The Art of Deception
    COACHING: You are playing all the right shots but they continue to retrieve everything with interest… demoralising! Let's fix it ...

  • Found in France
    KALEIDOSCOPE:
    Six months on, Robert Edwards welcomes some special guests to his new home in France ...

  • Super Series Finals Day
    WILLSTROP: Malcolm reflect on the finals at Sportcity ...

  • Gold for Cumberbatch and Anderson
    CARIBBEAN:
    A gold medal each for Jamaica and Barbados in Kingston with two first-time winners ...

  • Ramy reigns supreme at Sportcity
    S/SERIES:
    Two debutants contested the final of the ATCO Super Series Finals in Manchester, but it was Ramy Ashour's title ...

  • Barnett takes Broxbourne Challenge
    HARROW: As the top seeds fell, it was David Barnett who claimed the third Harrow Challenger on a busy finals day ...

  • Khan captures Vancouver crown
    SUN&SURF: Sixth seed Emma Beddoes found the final of the Sun & Surf Open one match too far ...

  • Egypyt reclaim team title in HK
    WJW:
    Favourites Egypt duly regained the womens world junior team title as they beat surprise finalists Malaysia in Hong Kong...

  • Maddox Moxham
    NEWCOMERS: A baby boy for Shaun and Katline ... world champ for 2030 ???

  • Prince Willstrop
    PRODUCTS: England's top player James Willstrop has signed up with Prince ...

  • Jahangir on the Olympics
    SHORTS: An Asian edition with news in the papers in Pakistan, India and Malaysia ... and good news from the PSA ...

  • New sponsor for US College Squash
    CSA: Bear Stearns, sponsor of the Tournament of Champions, is expanding its interest in squash ...

  • Two world titles for Raneem
    WJW: France's European Junior Champion Camille Serme couldn't deny Raneem El Weleily's bid for a second world title as the Egyptian came through 3/1 in the final  ...

  • Cleethorpes Hat-Trick for James
    CLEETHORPES: Three titles in a row for James Willstrop in the tenth running of the Cleethorpes Invitation ...

  • Female Athlete of the Decade
    FITZ: Who else? A surprise award, a challenge match against the blokes, and magnetic magic for Fitz in July ...

  • Two in a week for Nicol
    SINGAPORE: Nicol David and Natalie Grinham renewed their rivalry in the final of the Singapore Masters, but it was the world champion who came away with the title, her second in a week ...

  • Steady as she goes
    RANKINGS: Minor changes only, as expected, in the world's top twenty for August ... WISPA analysis ...

Squash News: JULY2007

  • Happy birthday Heather
    BIRTHDAYS: Heather McKay, the greatest female squash player of all time, was 66 on Tuesday ...

  • Marshall back for British
    BRITISH: Former world number two Peter Marshall will be aiming to win the Dunlop British Open O35 title in Manchester in September ...

  • Corren captures another
    NZ: No end in sight to Mike Corren's domination of the NZ circuit as he adds the Levin Open title to his list ...

  • Nightingale meets Limpsfield challenge
    LIMPSFIELD:
    Lots of action on day two of the Limpsfield challenger, mainly involving Adam Fuller ...

  • Malaysian  Double in the Curve
    MALAYSIAN:
    Azlan Iskandar and Nicol David made it a home double in the finals at in Kuala Lumpur's Curve shopping mall ...

  • Bring it on
    WILLSTROP: Everyone needs a summer break, but as the season gears up again Malcolm looks ahead and says "Bring it on!" ... plus Pontefract - 30 years on ...

  • T&T win thriller in  Tortola
    CARIBBEAN:
    Guyana took the girls team title as expected, but T&T pulled off a real upset in the boys final of the Caribbean Junior championships  in the British Virgin Islands ...

  • English Open returns to Sheffield
    ENGLISH: A new venue due to Crucible refurbishment, but the Mamut English Open is set for its fifth season in Sheffield this December ...

  • US Open moves to New York
    SHORTS: A new venue and new management for the US Open this year ...

  • Ziad aims to take squash to new audiences
    PROFILE: The promoter of the Super Series Finals and the Saudi International has great plans for the sport ...

  • WISPA tour reaches new heights
    WISPA: More events, bigger events and much more prize money for 2007, reports WISPA ...

  • Guyana dominates in Virgin Island finals
    CARIBBEAN: Four out of eight title for Guyana in the Caribbean Junior Champs in Tortola ...

  • ESF season under way in Edinburgh
    JUNIORS: The first event in the ESF 2007/08 Junior Calendar concluded at Heriot-Watt University this weekend ...

  • Another feather in Nicol's cap
    SHORTS: An honorary degree for Nicol from Nottingham University ... Squash rackets up interest in LA ... more ...

  • Omar wins all-Egyptian final in Houston
    HOUSTON:
    It was the senior Egyptian who claimed the title at the Downtown Club in Houston ...

  • Saurav & Joshna keep Indian titles
    INDIA:
    Top seeds Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa added to their tally of Indian National titles in Chennai ...

  • Porto win ... in Porto
    PORTUGAL: The Portuguese National Team Championships took place in the stadium of FC Porto ... and there was a home winner ...

  • British Open Open to all
    BRITISH: A unique pre-qualification event and a full range of Masters events ... the 2007 Dunlop British Open is open to all ... enter now ...

  • Eight places taken up
    SAUDI QUALS:
    It was Qualifying finals at St George's Hill in Surrey today, with eight players earning themselves a trip to Saudi Arabia in October...

  • Colombia & Canada take team golds in Rio
    PANAM:
    Upset results in both team finals as Colombia and Canada take then men's and women's title to depose the defending champions in Rio  ...

  • A moment with Tenille Swartz
    WISPA: She won South African National Championships just a few weeks ago ... and she prefers coffee to tea ...

  • Record entry for World Junior Women
    WJW: The draw for next month's event in Hong Kong reveals a record entry as Raneem El Weleily aims for a second successive title ...

  • Grainger & Galvez take$Gold in Rio
    PAN AM:
    Hot favourite Natalie Grainger lives up to her billing as Eric Galvez denies a US double ...

Squash News: JUNE 2007

Squash News: MAY 2007

  • Le Roux takes Welsh title
    WELSH: Ben Ford's run of victories against young opponents came to an end in Cardiff as Shaun Le Roux claimed his first PSA title  ...

  • Three tickets booked for Rio
    USA:
    Julian Illingworth, Natalie Grainger and Michelle Quibell booked their PanAm tickets in the trials at Boston

  • Hat-trick for Huisman
    HEMUBO:
    Margriet Huisman claimed her third WISPA title of the year in Almere ...

  • Remuera & North Shore share the spoils
    NZ Teams: Hosts Remuera took their 9th consecutive women's team title but lost out to North Shore in the men's final ...

  • Another rise for Ramy
    RANKINGS:
    Ramy Ashour's rise continues as he moves to number two, just 43 points adrift of Amr Shabana ... Malcolm Willstrop on the emergence of a phenomena June PSA & WISPA rankings ...

  • Brescia take ASSI team title
    ITALY: Davide Bianchetti saved 5 match balls to see his team home in the ASSI team final in Milan ...

  • Liverpool to host British Open in '08
    BRITISH:
    The 2008 Dunlop British Open will be will be staged in Liverpool, from 6-12 May, as part of the city’s European Capital of Culture 2008 portfolio of events ...

  • Nicol returns to scene of his success
    INDIA:
    Peter Nicol is spending an action-packed few days in India, where he won three Mahindra Open titles ... Pradeep Vijayakar reports, plus video interview ...

  • Five in a fortnight in KL
    NSC: It's been a good few weeks in Malaysia for Ali Anwar Reda and Line Hansen ...

  • English double in Szeged
    EURO U15/17: Favourites England duly reclaimed the U15 and U17 team titles in Hungary ...

  • WISPA treks from Pole to Pole
    WISPA: From the world's northernmost court last year, next week the promo touv will visit its southern equivalent ...

  • Pontefract prevail in Milan
    5Nations: In their first appearance Pontefract claimed the 5Nations title for the republic of Yorkshire ...

  • Joey denies Castagnet in Wallingford
    HITHERCROFT: The run of the French qualifier  came to an end at the hands of the top seed in the final in Oxfordshire ...

  • Utrecht by a whisker
    DUTCH:
    Squash Utrecht won the Dutch league playoffs tonight, but Victoria took them all the way to points countback ...

  • Azlan takes  San Francisco crown
    NA OPEN: Azlan Iskandar scored a second consecutive  upset win to take the title in California ...

  • Super League double for Exeter
    S/LEAGUE:
    It was a winner take all tie, and it was Exeter Diamonds who emerged triumphant to retain their Super League title  ...

  • One home winner in KL
    NSC: Delia Arnold and Mohd AA Reda collected the NSC #3 satellite titles in Kuala Lumpur ...

 

  • Squash and the Champions League
    SHORTS: Everyone was in Athens last night, as Petros Tzamaloukas caught up with some familiar faces ...

  • 'Gateway to Europe'
    BAA:
    London's Stansted Airport is the natural sponsor for August's Bishops Stortford Squash Festival ...

  • Three in a row for Bologna
    ITALY:
    Led by national coach Marcus Berrett, Sport Village Bologna came from behind to pip Florence for the Italian Team Title by 22 points ...

  • Familiar winners in Germany
    BUNDESLIGA:
    A repeat win for Bordesholm as Paderborn return to winning ways in the German league playoffs ... 

  • Ford beats the juniors in Le Sport
    LE SPORT: Ben Ford won three successive matches against juniors to take his first PSA title in the Le Sport Open in North Wales...

  • Chiu outlasts Teran in Indiana
    GOSHEN: It took her longer than her other three matches combined but Rebecca Chiu eventually subdued Samantha Teran in the final ....

  • Colets hat-trick in Nottingham
    NAT CLUBS: Colets claimed three titles at the National Club finals at Nottingham, but Pontefract are still the women's champions ...

  • Arnold & Pittock win in Joondalup
    JOONDALUP: Scott Arnold saved match balls in the third before making a stirring comeback ...

  • Worthy Cause for WISPA in LA
    LA:
    The WISPA tour makes its first visit to Los Angeles next month, in an event with a more than worthy cause ...

  • GP titles for Handley & Perry
    BSPA: The final Head Grand Prix standings show Scott Handley and Madeline Perry at the top of the pile ...

  • Laura takes Carcassonne crown
    CITÉ: Orla Noom's winning sequence in Carcassonne came to an end in the final as Laura Hill won her first WISPA title ...

  • Top seeds triumph in KL
    NSC: Ali Anwar Reda and Line Hansen collected their second and first respective titles in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • Cuskelly's run continues
    JOONDALUP: Aussie junior Ryan Cuskelly's fine run of form continues in Perth ...

  • Super League and Fair Play
    WILLSTROP: A lucky win for the Leeds Rhinos brings Malcolm to the subject of fair play ...

  • Duffield retain PSL title
    PSL:
    Wins from Tania Bailey, Andy Whipp and Jonathan Kemp led Duffield to victory over Bristol in the PSL final in Nottingham ...

  • Acquiring Skill
    COACHING:
    A new series of articles by England Squash High Performance Coach David Campion begins with a look at the difference between technique and skill ...

  • Women's Squash Trust Award for Harriet
    NEWS:
    Joining the likes of Cassie Jackman, Stephanie Brind and Jenny Duncalf, Harriet Ingham is this year's recipient of the Women's Squash Trust Award ...

  • Rachael's turn in Hurghada
    HURGHADA:
    Rachael Grinham regained her Hurghada International title on a busy evening at Egypt's Red Sea resort  ...

  • 66 and 1 in the  'Top End'
    DARWIN:
    While Sarah Fitz-Gerald claimed her 66th title in Darwin, it was a first for Ryan Cuskelly ...

  • 'Unknown' takes  Perth title
    MERREDIN: He may be ranked 261, but Matthew Karwalski is Merredin International champion ...

  • Czech title for Selby
    CZECH:
    Daryl Selby beat Julian Illingworth in straight games to claim the Czech Open title in Prague ... junior nationals results ...

  • Top seeds win Colets finals
    BSPA: Top seeds Adrian Grant and Madeline Perry scored contrasting victories in the final BSPA event of the season ...

  • Another clean sweep for England
    MASTERS: England again won all three categories at the Home Internationals in Nottingham ...

  • Ball claims title number 14 in Exeter
    DEVON&EXETER: Bradley Ball beat Chris Ryder in the final in England's West Country, for his 14th PSA title ...

  • Grainger grabs Texas crown
    TEXAS: Natalie Grainger  collected her second WISPA title on home soil since becoming a US citizen ...

  • Squash gets priority in India
    INDIA:
    Indian squash has been boosted by the government's decision to make it a priority sport, and a visit by IOC President Jacques Rogge ... AND will be included as a team event in the Asian Games ...

  • Dutch Open goes Gold
    DUTCH:
    The Forexx Dutch Open, set for August in Amsterdam, will be the biggest event to be held on Dutch soil since 1989 ...

  • Selby & Hill Racketball Champs Again
    R/BALL: Daryl Selby & Laura Hill retained their National Racketball Championships at the weekend ...

  • Palace setting for Women's Worlds
    WWO: The 2007 Women's World Squash Open will be staged in the open air in front of a royal palace in Madrid ...

  • Wear and Tear
    WILLSTROP:
    The men's game is fast and exciting these days, but there's a price to pay ...

  • Three in a row for Corren
    NZ: Seven months after suffering a ruptured achilles tendon, Mike Corren is taking the New Zealand circuit by storm ...

  • Saudi raises the bar again
    SAUDI:
    The 2007 Saudi Squash International will be the richest event of the year, with a record prize fund of $210,000 ...

  • Autumn in Melbourne
    FITZ:
    The Squash season is under way down under, combined with coaching, Racketball, Clay Pigeon Shooting and lots of travel ...

  • All-Egypt in Cairo
    HURGHADA: Three Egyptians qualified in Cairo for the main draw of the Hurghada Squash International ...

  • England Double in Riccione
    ETC: It's another England double in Riccione and Netherlands finished double runners-up, plus play-off results ...

  • Razik & Miller take Canadian titles
    CANADA: One successful defence and one upset in the finals in Calgary ...

  • Handley wins in Brescia
    MEGAITALIA: Scott Handley beat Tony James in the Mega Italia final in Brescia ...

  • Ramy rises into the top three
    RANKINGS: Victories in Kuwait and Qatar have taken Ramy Ashour into the world's top three ...

  • England Hat-Trick in Dublin
    HOME INT:
    England swept the board in the Men's O55/60 and Women's O45 in Dublin ...

  • All Pakistan final in Peshawar
    NWFP: Mansoor Zaman beat compatriot Aamir Atlas Khan to claim the Governor NWFP International title in Peshawar ...

Squash News: APRIL 2007

  • Top two in Losone final
    LOSONE: Top seed Eric Galvez beat Rafael Alarcon in the final of the Losone Swiss Squash Classic in Switzerland ...

  • Wendy's Marathon
    A 26-mile run with 36,000 others on a hot Sunday in London ... you need a good reason, but Wendy Maitland had one ...

  • Super Series Saved
    PSA: A new deal with Ziad Al-Turki and Paul Walters has secured the Super Series Squash Finals for at least five years ...

  • Squashology
    PHOTOS:
    Squash what? A stunning collection of images by Steve Dodd, that's what ...

  • Winchester extend lead
    S/LEAGUE: Wins for Winchester and Exeter as the Super League table spreads out ...

  • Ramy: Down to Earth
    INTERVIEW: Everyone knows that Ramy Ashour is going to be the next great thing - except those who claim that he already is ...

  • Third time lucky for Clarke
    NORTHERNS: At the third time of asking Robin Clarke claimed the Northern Open title in Sudbury ...

  • Gough dethrones Golan in Dublin
    IRISH: Alex Gough survives a thriller in the final to oust Borja Golan as Irish Open Squash  champion, but it's a hat-trick for Perry ...

  • Tenant's Third in Denmark
    FROS: France's Romain Tenant collected his third PSA title in Sonderborg ...

  • Nine for Koukal in Prague
    CZECH:
    Jan Koukal claimed his 9th national title, while Lucie Fialova took her first ...

  • South-East excel in Inter-Areas
    ENGLAND: It was a good weekend for the South-East in the Inter-Area Championships in Birmingham ...

  • A new World Championship for WISPA
    NEWS:
    A new board, an extensive survey and a new World Championship agreement from 2009 ... all the latest from WISPA ...

  • Squash primed for 80s revival
    SHORTS: "The 80s are officially cool again, it's about time we had another look at squash," says Matt Slater on the BBC ...

  • Champions beaten by Martlesham
    SUPERLEAGUE: Defending champions Exeter suffered their first defeat of the season at Martlesham last night ...

  • Doha double for Nicol & Ramy
    QATAR: Nicol and Ramy in double Middle East success - Kuwait and Qatar champions  ...

  • Tenant & Mylotte in Malmo
    MALMO: Top seed Laura Mylotte took the women's title in Malmo, and it was an all-French men's final ...

  • Teran takes out Khan in Toronto
    TORONTO:
    It was the top seeds who contested the Toronto Open final, with Samantha Teran prevailing ...

  • The great Tecnifibre giveaway
    COMPETITION:
    Over the next three months we'll be giving away Tecnifibre strings and Rackets ... answer week one's question now ...

  • Bermuda set for World Open
    BERMUDA:
    Bermuda will host its first World Open later this year, in a spectacular venue overlooking the sea ...

  • British Open goes Open
    NEWS: An extensive pre-qualification competition means that everyone can compete in the Dunlop British Open 2007 ...

  • Ramy & Nicol in Kuwait
    KUWAIT: Finals day: Nicol wins in four as Ramy takes the biggest prize ...

  • Au and Adnan Junior take NSC
    NSC:
    Malaysia's Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan and Hong Kong's Annie Au clinched the titles in the NSC Satellite No1 after contrasting wins in the finals ...

  • England regain Euro team title
    JUNIORS: England beat France 2-1 in the final in Herentals to reclaim the Euro U19 team title ...

  • Home win for Rooney
    W/IRL: John Rooney delighted the home fans in the final of the West of Ireland Open ...

  • Nine for Bianchetti in Milan
    ITALY: David Bianchetti claimed his ninth Italian ASSI National Championship before heading off to the Middle East ...

  • It's Serme & Mueller in Herentals
    EURO JUNIORS: France's Camille Serme and Switzerland's Nicolas Mueller became the 2007 European Junior Champions this afternoon in Herentals ...

  • Shabana & David extend #1 runs
    RANKINGS: It's Amr and Nicol at the top of the world for April, with significant strides for Boswell and Waters ... PSA news ... WISPA news ...

Squash News: MARCH 2007

  • Squash Oz Hall of Fame dinner
    FITZ:
    The third annual hall of fame dinner saw a gathering of squash greats, a new inductee, and of course Sarah Fitz-Gerald was there ...

  • Quick double in Philly
    SHORTS: Preston and Meredith Quick claimed a family double as they took their partners to the US Doubles Championships in Philadelphia ...

  • Coppinger keeps Austrian crown
    AUSTRIA:
    South Africa's Steve Coppinger retained his Austrian Open title in Vienna, with Linda Hruzikova claiming the women's title ...

  • Barker takes Croydon title
    BSPA: Top seed Peter Barker stemmed the tide of upsets to take the Surrey H&R Open ...

  • King on top down under
    SHORTS: Results from the US Doubles Championships and New Zealand Junior Open ...

  • Grant captures COAS title
    COAS: Top seed Adrian Grant won the COAS title in Pakistan ...

  • Oz Squash Greats
    AUSTRALIA:
    A radio interview with four legends on the subject of "Whatever happened to Squash?" ... plus Australian greats assemble on the golf course ...

  • Racketball  2007
    R/BALL:
    Entries are now open for the 2007 National Racketball Championships, which has new sponsors and some great prizes ...

  • PSL decision day
    PSL: Round 10 of the PSL saw five teams vying to join Duffield in the playoffs, with Birmingham, Bristol & Surrey taking the spoils ...

  • Winchester & Cardiff go top
    S/LEAGUE: The 2007  Super League season is well under way, with Winchester and Cardiff recording round four wins to go first and second in the table ...

  • Sunshine Masters Star Prize
    MASTERS: It's not too late to get some sun and squash in France in April ... plus a star prize of 2008 Canary Wharf hospitality package ...

  • Rodney Martin joins Aussie Hall of Fame
    SHORTS:
    The only person ever to beat Jahangir and Jansher in the same tournament, Rodney Martin joins the Hall of Fame ...

  • Wimbledon Cup
    BSPA: Tops seeds Peter Barker and Laura Lengthorn claimed the Young's Wimbledon Cup(s) ...

  • Manetta victorious in Creteil
    CRETEIL: Top seed Manuela Manetta beat Ireland's Aisling Blake in today's final in Creteil ...

  • It's Willstrop in Canary Wharf
    C/WHARF:
    It's another five game thriller as James Willstrop beats John White to take his second Canary Wharf title ...

  • Nicol: Squash deserves Olympic place
    SHORTS: Squash great Peter Nicol tells the BBC the game is the most deserving of the sports trying to get into the Olympics ...

  • Super Series Run Ends
    SHORTS: The eight-year run of the Super Series Finals in London's Broadgate Arena is over as the event searches for a new promoter ...

  • March in Melbourne
    FITZ: Retired she  may be, bored she definitely isn't - Sarah Fitz-Gerald enjoys the delights of Melbourne in March ...

  • Crome's first title in Finland
    FINNISH: Louise Crome beat Sarah Kippax 3/2 to claim the title in the Savcor Finnish Open in Mikkeli ...

  • Abbas & David take KL titles
    KL: Mohammed Abbas claimed the biggest win of his career while Nicol David won another marathon in KL  ...

  • Women's World Open for Madrid
    SHORTS: The Spanish Capital will hold the biggest-ever women's event later this year ... plus more PSA/WISPA news ...

  • Duffield take top spot in PSL
    PSL: Defending champions Duffield clinch top spot in group A with a match to go, as Bristol stun Chi 5-0 to end their playoff hopes ... reports from Brian, Malcolm and Ian ...

  • Sign up for the Sunshine Masters
    MASTERS: Calling all Masters to Aix-en-Provence in April for Squash Sun and Fun ... entries close on 23rd March ...

  • New Inter County Champs
    INTER-COUNTY: Defending champions Surrey lost out to neighbours Sussex in the men's Inter-County final in Nottingham ... Full finals results & Report ...

  • European double for HK trio
    SHORTS: It was a good week in Europe for three Hong Kong Juniors - Annie Au, Liu Tsz-ling and Tong Tsz-wing collecting two titles each ...

  • Grainger collects in Cleveland
    BURNING RIVER:
    Natalie Grainger delighted the home crowd as the claimed the Burning River Classic title in Ohio ...

  • Coppinger & Huisman take Swiss titles
    SWISS: Steve Coppinger and Margriet Huisman both upset the seedings to claim the titles in Geneva ...

  • A moment with Daniela Schumann
    WISPA: A Q&A session with the German International, who goes for Pizza - with lots of pineapple ...

  • Matthew comeback in PSL
    PSL: Nick Matthew made a return to competitive action for Duffield as the race for the play-offs nears its conclusion ...

  • WISPA expands into Korea
    WISPA: A new gold event in a new location, coming up in April the Seoul City Open ...

  • Back from NY
    ToC: Malcolm's back in Pontefract, with some 'afterthoughts' from New York ...

  • SQUASHSITE STORE
    NEW:
    The SquashSite Store has been completely rebuilt - Rackets, Accessories, DVDs and some great opening offers ... have a browse ...

  • Rooney returns in Salzburg
    SALZBURG:
    Back in action after two years out, John Rooney claimed his first-ever PSA title in Salzburg ...

  • Binns & Beddoes take BUSA titles
    BUSA: Birmingham was the venue for the annual British Universities Championships ...

  • Azlan claims Aberdeen title
    BSPA: Top seed Azlan Iskandar claimed his second BSPA title as he took the North of Scotland title in Aberdeen (he must like Scotland) ... plus Scottish Masters results ...

  • Doubles Double for Atkinson
    SOUTH AFRICA: Paul Atkinson scored a double success in the South African National Doubles Championships in Johannesburg ...

  • Wheadon takes Fajr title
    FAJR: His first PSA event and he's the champion ... is Gary Wheadon pleased, or what ...

  • Grand Central Final
    TOC:
    Amr Shabana retained his ToC title as Anthony Ricketts was forced to retire in the third game of the final in New York ...

  • WISPA heads for South America
    WISPA: The 2007 WISPA promotional tour will see three of the world's best hit Argentina, Uruguay and Chile ...

  • Alan Frame, one of the Good Guys
    Aged 44, the former Scottish International and team manager passed away on Sunday - book of condolences...

  • Greg goes to Two
    RANKINGS: France's Gregory Gaultier moves to world number two in the March rankings ...WISPA: Bailey back to her best ...

  • Teran takes Gannon title
    SOUTHPORT: Mexico's Samantha Teran claimed her sixth WISPA title at the Southport Racquet Club ...

  • New National Champions in Manchester
    U19/U15: The top seeds triumphed in the U15 champs at the National Squash Centre, but there were plenty of upsets in both U19 events  ...

  • Two on the trot for Stoehr
    PYRAMIDES: France's Isabelle Stoehr collected her second WISPA title in a week as she eased to victory in the final in Port Marly ...

  • Razik wins marathon Bluenose final
    BLUENOSE: Shahier Razik enhanced his 'marathon man' reputation with a two-hour victory over Borja Golan in the Bluenose Classic final in Halifax, Nova Scotia ...

  • A moment with Nicol David
    WISPA: It's Pizza not Pasta for Malaysia's double world champion ...

Squash News: FEBRUARY 2007

Squash News: JANUARY 2007

  • It's Ashour in Dayton: Defending champion John White passes the title to young Ramy Ashour in the Dayton Open final ...Ramy's reaction ...

  • German Nationals Two new champions in Germany in Simon Rosner and Kathrin Rohrmuller ... Barry Dodson reports

  • Artemis Edinburgh Artemis titles for Perry and Parke ...

  • Selby takes Talisman title It was an all-English final in Calgary as Daryl Selby beat Chris Ryder in four ...

  • Palmer honoured on Australia Day World Champion David Palmer has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia ...

  • First Million-Dollar deal for Squash In a ground-breaking 5-year, million dollar deal, Ziad Al Turki has raised the Saudi International to new levels, including the World Open for 2010 ...

  • It's 75 in Mumbai It's 75 tournaments and counting for ISP as the Platinum Jubilee Squash Carnival kicks off in Mumbai ... Pradeep Vijayakar reports ...

  • Windy City Open It's Shabana in 3 ... Framboise reports from the University Club in Chicago ...  Behind the scenes at the UCC, new 3 referee system ...

  • Good news from Cairo Robert Edwards writes the story he wanted to after updates from Anthony Hill in Cairo ...

  • Liberty Bell:  First title for Manuela  ... Ray Chan-a-Sue reports ...

  • Razik takes Evergreen title A series of marathon matches finally caught up with Renan Lavigne as he lost out in a marathon final to Shahier Razik ...

  • Chiu delivers in Hong Kong Hong Kong got half the double it was hoping for as Rebecca Chiu and Steve Coppinger collected the Buler Challenge Cup titles ...

  • Sunshine Masters
    Fancy some squash and fun in France this April ? the Sunshine Masters is for you ...

  • Grainger to become US citizenNatalie Grainger will collect her her US citizenship next month, and will thus be eligible for the 2007 Pan American Games ...

  • New heights in KuwaitAs part of a three-year deal, the 2007 Sheikha Al Saad Kuwait Open has been elevated to Platinum status with a prize fund of $172k ...

  • Hitting a WallAn interesting article on the state of squash from the BBC ... add your comments ...

  • Omar takes Forexx title Seeded three but always the hot favourite, Omar Elborolossy fulfilled those expectations as he took the Forexx title in Valkenswaard ...

  • It's Grinham in Greenwich Natalie Grinham collected her second title of the year as she beat Natalie Grainger in the final of the Greenwich Open ... Jack Farley on a grand finals day ...

  • Ramy in Toronto A straight games win over David Palmer gives Ramy Ashour the Canadian Classic title in Toronto ...

  • French Final in Barcelona It was n all-French final in Rocafort as Julien Balbo overcame Yann Perrin to claim the title ...

  • Dreams do come true From a chance meeting in New York, to British Junior Open Champion and a new life in Yorkshire ... Malcolm Willstrop reports on the Olivia Blatchford story ...

  • Helping hands for Hilly Robert Edwards receives some bad news from Anthony Hill, tempered by a touching story of friendship from Ahmed Barada ...

  • Jansher head coach for Pakistan Pakistan legend Jansher Khan is the new head coach for the PSF ... new coach for Germany too ... Junior champion with artificial legs ... Superman Thwaite ... Power still involved ...

  • Natalie's Apawamis Revisiting her first-ever WISPA title, Natalie Grinham claimed the 2007 edition of the Apawamis Open in Rye, New York ...

  • Kathrin & Tim crowned in Bornheim Kathrin Rohrmueller and Tim Weber were victorious in the 16th Three Kings Tournament in Bornheim ...

  • It's Raneem & Omar in Sheffield Another six titles for Egypt in Sheffield, with one each for Pakistan and the USA ...

  • PSA New Scheme Listen Boys of all countries... You could now earn ranking points in closed events ... Read about it....

  • WISPA to trial PAR Scoring
    BSPA: January's Artemis Edinburgh Open will see the women's event use PAR to 11 scoring as WISPA look to evaluate the system ...

  • And that was 2006 Another year over on the PSA tour ... Robert Edwards' annual end of year missive ...

  • Asians dominate in Edinburgh It was a good day for Asia at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh as Malaysia, India and Hong Kong claimed 7 of the 8 titles ...

  • Gaultier hits top three in Jan rankings  After three successive Super Series Final appearances Gregory Gaultier has moved into the world's top three ... WISPA Rankings: Malik returns to top 20 ...

Squash News: DECEMBER 2006

Squash News: NOVEMBER 2006

  • Wheelchair Squash The first ever game of wheelchair squash in Amsterdam shows that squash is a sport for all ... Jos Aarts reports ...

  • Olympic hopes for Squash? IOC President Jacques Rogge has hinted at possible inclusion for the 2016 Games ...

  • Pakistan Open In the all French final in Islamabad, Thierry stops Greg at last... Second consecutive title for the French number one... Words from Thierry and Greg....

  • All change Down Under Following the changes in New Zealand, Shorts has learnt that Squash Australia Chief Executive Norman Fry will be departing in January ...

  • Lau's maiden title in Florida Dick Lau claimed his first PSA title in the Sunset Open in Florida, and a notable first for Hong Kong ...

  • It's Borja & Laura in Wolverhampton Borja Golan in three, Laura Lengthorn in five, the inaugural Wolverhampton Open champions ... Framboise reports ...

  • A moment with Isabelle Stoehr In the second 'a moment with', the French number one lets us in on some French secrets ...

  • Gaultier the new US Champion The French number two confirms his performance of Cairo and beats the world number one 3/1 on Boston ...

  • Surprise win for Wimbledon Wimbledon hosted a weakened Colets team in the Surrey Cup, scored a surprise win, and Framboise discovered a new star ...

  • A moment with Annelize Naude Thanks to WISPA for allowing us an insight into some of the world's top players ... number one ...

  • Getting that Saudi tingle
    SAUDI: The PSA year will end with a bang in Saudi Arabia, and Robert Edwards can feel the excitement building already ...

  • All change in New Zealand
    SHORTS: In the space of a week Squash New Zealand has lost its Chief Executive and Head Coach ... Duffield in final three ... and more ...

  • Swartz takes maiden title
    MEERSQUASH:
     Tenille Swartz beat Manuela Manetta in the final of the Meersquash Open in Hoopddorf to claim her first WISPA title ...

  • Ball takes GP title
    GRANDE PRAIRIE: Bradley Ball put in a powerful performance to take the top prize in Alberta ...

  • Parklands title for Ali Anwar
    PARKLANDS:
    Top seed Ali Anwar Reda claimed the KenGen Parklands Open title in Nairobi ...

  • Wooldridge takes England Squash Chair
    ENGLAND: Following England Squash's AGM at the weekend, it has a new Chairman and President ...

  • Honours shared in Watson Shield
    JUNIORS:
    Duffield may have walked away with the Senior spoils on Tuesday night at Nottingham, but their juniors didn't have it so easy ...

  • Ponte hails its Heroines Malcolm reports on a celebratory night at Pontefract, and previews the US Open ...

  • PSL Round Three Full reports from the third round of Premier Squash League action ...

  • Brazilian titles for Redfern & Alarcon For the 15th and 7th time respectively, Karen Redfern and Rafael Alarcon are Brazilian National Champions ...

  • Eight of the best in St Petersburg The 8th St Petersburg Open saw Italy's Andrea Capella take the professional title in a busy weekend at the Hypersquash Club ... Irina Poddubnaya reports ...

  • Borja takes CAS in Islamabad Top seed Borja Golan beat Mansoor Zaman in the final of the $25k CAS International in Islamabad ...

  • White takes Detroit title Top seed John White beat Liam Kenny in the final of the Motor City Open in Detroit ...

  • Great day for the French in Brussels A sixty-strong French delegation came away from the Belgian Junior Open in Brussels with four of the eight titles on offer ...

  • Barker bags  Vancouver title Peter Barker beat Bradley Ball in an all-English final at the Jericho Club ...

  • US-SRA heads for NY The United States Squash Rackets Association is to relocate to New York ...

  • Power enters Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 481 members, and now one squash player for Canada's Hall of Fame ... plus news from Yorkshire, Bermuda, Israel and India ...

  • Power-Plate Wot? Framboise visits Pamela Nimmo's new 'Vibration Studio' to discover all about the new training phenomenon ...

  • Ponte Girls go down in History To celebrate their European Club Championship success in Malmo, Pontefract's women's team are releasing a 2007 Calendar ... order yours now ...

  • Reliving the glory days at Chapel A After a 22-year drought of titles, things are looking up at one of Leeds' premier clubs.  Mike Dickens reports, plus news from the Yorkshire League ...

Squash News: OCTOBER 2006

  • Ramy Rises into Top Ten The November world rankings see a rise into the world's top ten for Ramy Ashour, while Nicol David strengthens her position at the top of the women's rankings ...

  • Castilla & Angula take La Montana titles 250 players in amateur and challenger events, sounds like a good weekend in Bogota ...

  • Junior titles decided at Millfield Over 170 top juniors contested the National U13/U17 Championships at Millfield with the top seeds triumphing in each category ... Framboise reports ...

  • Galvez comes through in Saskatoon Eric Galvez claimed the Saskatoon Boast title with a five-game win over fellow-Mexican Jorge Ferreira in the final ...

  • Irish pair to meet in Belfast The draw for the Women's World Open has brought together Ireland's top two players as early as the first round ...

  • Getting ready for 2007 The world junior team championships isn't until next August in Hong Kong, but the US team has started its preparations already ...

  • Omar takes Polish title Egypt's Omar Abdel Aziz claimed the Polish Open title in Krakow ...

  • Vicky & Alex  head Wolverhampton draws The UK's biggest club-based tournament has drawn strong men's and women's fields ...

  • Shabana tops Saudi draw World number one Amr Shabana heads the draw for the 2006 Saudi Squash International, the second richest event on the calendar ...

  • Surrey Squeeze past Chichester It came right down to the wire as Surrey played host to Chichester last night - Framboise and Pete Smith report ...

  • Duffield & Bristol open PSL account with wins Round two of the PSL season saw defending champions Duffield and newcomers Bristol open 3-2 wins , but Birmingham and Surrey stay top of their groups ...

  • World Masters Information on this event has been hard to come by, but at least we have the results of the Finals ... congrats to the new World Masters ...

  • Hong Kong Finals World number ones Amr Shabana and Nicol David are the Hong Kong champions ...

  • Harford Claims Maiden PSA Title Johnny Harford takes the Leinster Open title..

  • Coaching stars head for Scotland Top coaches Roger Flynn and Billy McNally are the latest recruits of Scottish Squash ...

  • Top two through in Canada After a tournament of upsets it is the top seeds to contest the final and it's the Canadian that takes it all...

  • Blake grabs Goshen title Ireland's Aisling Blake claimed her maiden WISPA title in the final of the Goshen Open in Indiana  ...

  • Barrington prevails in Baltimore Marathon Man Joey takes the title over a Chris Ryder who couldn't pass the last hurdle ...

  • Squash in Saudi Arabia
    Shaun Moxham and David Palmer took a trip to Saudi to assess its squash programme, and were duly impressed ...

  • Jenson & Desira Victorious: Dan Jenson and Dianne Desira take Victorian titles ... Cyrus shapes willing wards ...

  • Rachael wins Weymuller rollercoaster: Rachael Grinham outlasted Natalie Grainger to take the Carol Weymuller  - and the US Open - trophy ...

  • End of the line for Lambs: The long-running dispute over the redevelopment of one of the world's most famous squash clubs is finally over ...

  • Village title for Palmer: World Champion David Palmer has another trophy in his cabinet after a straight-games win over Azlan Iskandar in New York ...

  • Stellar draw for US Open: Super Series status has drawn eight of the world's top nine men to Boston next month ...

  • Third term for Jahangir: Jahangir Khan has been re-elected - unopposed - as WSF President ... plus more news from the AGM ...

  • Qatar Classic postponed: The non-completion of the new squash facilities planned for the Asian Games have caused the postponement of one of the year's biggest squash tournaments ...

  • College Coaches assemble in Conneticut
    USA: The first ever College Coach Conference aims for "Optimal Preparation" for the coming season ...

  • World's best head for Belfast The biggest squash championship ever to be held in Northern Ireland will take place in Belfast's Ulster Hall next month ...

  • Kippax wins maiden title in Enschede England's top seed Sarah Kippax won her first WISPA title in Holland as she beat Line Hansen in the Pepsi final ...

  • Manchester gears up for Nationals February If it's February, it must be Manchester, with the Squash and Badminton National Championships heading once more for Sportcity ... Two great events, so time to think about booking your tickets ...

  • Euro title for Pontefract A dramatic comeback by Becky Botwright took Pontefract to the women's European Club championship title in Malmo, while Stuttgart kept the men's title in German hands ...

  • Berkshire titles for Sharon & Cameron Sharon Wee and Cameron Pilley were crowned Berkshire Open champions at Williams College ...

  • Stacey takes Surrey title Stacey Ross claimed the Surrey County Closed title, beating Jesse Engelbrecht in Sunday's final ... Framboise reports from Wimbledon ...

  • Players stay away from Jansher camps Charged with training Pakistan's top players in a bid to revive the country's glory years, squash legend Jansher Khan is facing some difficulty getting the players to attend ...

Squash News: SEPTEMBER 2006

  • 150 and out for Nicol Peter Nicol's final appearance in the PSA rankings is his 150th consecutive month in the world's top ten ...

  • PSL Round One The Premier Squash League got under way tonight with Nottingham, Birmingham University, H&R Surrey & Guildford getting of to the proverbial 'flying starts' ...

  • Galvez wins all-Mexican final Eric Galvez underlined his status as Mexican number one as he took the Mexican Open title in Mexico City ...

  • October World Rankings Little change this month, but David Palmer has dramatically closed the gap on Amr Shabana at the top of the men's list from 400 to 100 points ...

  • Greg grabs his first major  It was a third consecutive Hungarian final for Gregory Gaultier, and his first major PSA title as he beat Lee Beachill 3/2 in Budapest ...

  • England take World Team Title in Edmonton  Top seeds England beat Egypt in the world teams final to reclaim the trophy they last held in 2000  ... 

  • Norway take ENCC title  Norway beat Ukraine 2-1 in the final of the European Nations Challenge Cup in Warsaw, Poland  ...

  • Grant takes Karachi title Top seed Adrian Grant beat Mansoor Zaman in the final of the CNS International in Karachi ...

  • US Open goes Super Series John Nimick's Event Engine now boasts three Super Series events as November's US Open in Boston is elevated to the top tier ...

  • St Louis title for Boswell Stewart Boswell claimed his first major title since his comeback from injury as he beat John White in the final...

  • Colombian double for Barker England's Peter Barker retained his Colombian Open crown, to the disappointment of the home crowd in Bogota ...

  • Head confirms BSPA support Now in its 14th year, the BSPA circuit will continue to be supported by HEAD UK ...

  • Ball bags Barcelona booty Ten months out, Bradley Ball is celebrating a triumphant return to action in Spain - "I had to play very well to beat three French guys" ...

  • ASB team up with WISPA Two leading forces in international squash have joined forces under the heading "Partners in Innovation" ...

  • British Open Champ at Lambs Friday's conclusion of the WAST tournament featured a chance to see Nick Matthew and Peter Nicol in action ... l

  • Nick & Nicol Champions  Nicol David retained her British Open title as Nick Matthew became the first homegrown English winner for 67 years ... full reports ...

  • Qualifier Fiteni wins Impuls A rare tournament win from a qualifier as Michael Fiteni wins in Weert ...

  • PanAm Gold for Mexico & USA Mexico and the USA took the men's and women's team titles at the PanAm Games in Medellin, Colombia ...

  • Eventis unveil Harris Pro Court The all-glass court used for major events across the globe has a new naming sponsor ...

  • British Grand Prix It's one better than last year for Nick Matthew as he collects the Gerrard British Grand Prix title at Sportcity in Manchester ....

  • Play Squash For Kids Neil Harvey is working on some projects to help terminally-ill children in Poland ... read all about it, and make your bid to go on court with Peter Nicol ...

  • Saurav & Joshna win in Delhi It's a second national title for Saurav Ghosal and a fifth for Joshna Chinappa ...

  • From Surrey to Saudi for the final eight Four Englishmen, two Pakistanis, a Dutchman and an Egyptian are heading for Saudi Arabia in December ...

  • Willstrop becomes English #1
    RANKINGS: Illness kept him out of the World Open, but James is back on court and has some good news to boot ...

  • Palmer takes World Title
    WORLD OPEN:
    In the longest and most dramatic match of the World Open in Cairo, David Palmer claimed his second world title ... Roundup from Framboise ...

  • Racket Reviews
    REVIEWS:
    Introducing a new Reviews section, with an in-depth look at one of Dunlop's latest rackets ...

  • Dream Team
    PHOTOS:
    Take five squash players, mix in some glamour models and Penthouse magazine and you have Rózsadombi Sport Egyesület ... the Dream Team ...

  • Wee goes one better in Wah Cantt Sharon Wee won the all-Malaysian final in Pakistan's second-ever WISPA tournament ...

  • Fiona bows out Peter Nicol, Andre Agassi, and now Fiona Geaves has decided to hang up her racket ... competitively, at least ...

  • Whipp takes Andy Gill title After ten years of trying, Andy Whipp finally laid his hands on the famous old trophy ...

  • Double Gold for Ryder in Szeged Great Britain's Chris Ryder added the individual title to his team gold in a marathon final in Hungary  ... Team GB Diary ...

  • Kitchen & O'Brien take NZ titles Defending champion Shelley Kitchen retained her NZ National title, while it was third time lucky for Callum O'Brien ...

  • Liefels takes Belgrade Trophy The weather relented, and it was top seed Stefan Liefels who beat organiser Ivan Djordjevic in the final...

  • September World Rankings Few changes for September as the season gets under way ... WISPA loses a familiar face and India get two in the top 50 for the first time ...

Squash News: AUGUST 2006

  • Shabana aims to break 40-year drought If top seed Amr Shabana wins the Dunlop British Open he will be the first Egyptian to do so for 40 years ... full men's draw ...

  • Polish refs pass the test World referee Roy Gingell travels to Warsaw to conduct a diploma course for budding Polish referees ...

  • Juniors run riot in Manchester Lots of great squash and a few headless chickens ... that was the Manchester Leisure Junior Open, part one ...

  • More titles for Brown & Shuja Kashif Shuja and Kasey Brown followed up their Bay of Plenty titles with victory in the finals of the Central Open in New Plymouth ...

  • James takes DragonDoc title  After a weekend of intense competition in Atlanta it was Australian Tony James who emerged as the fifth DragonDoc champion  ...

  • Victory We've all had those horror matches which seem in the bag but suddenly start slipping away ... Melody Francis's essay captures the agony and the ecstasy ...

  • Stoehr goes one better in Alexandria France's Isabelle Stoehr, runner-up last year, went one better as she beat Raneem El Weleily in the final of the Alexandria Open ...

  • The life-changing tournament A look at the history of the British Open and how it continues to change players' lives ...

  • Top seeds take Colombo titles Top seeds Pakistan and India claimed the men's and women's team titles in Colombo ...

  • Using NLP Neuro-linguistic Programming - it's a fancy term, but it can help you in your game ... with new videos from Jenny Tranfield and other NLP experts ...

  • Debut Album for Price From the British Open final to music star ... Paul Price releases his debut album tonight ...

  • A Royal Squash Wedding Robert Edwards travels to Antwerp for the wedding of Shaun Moxham and Katline Cauwels ... and meets some old friends ...

  • Handley takes Tilburg title It was seven-up for Scott Handley in the picturesque Dutch town of Tilburg ...

  • Lincou is English Open champion  It was a five game all-French thriller at the Crucible, with Thierry Lincou coming out the champion ... ASIDES - Malcolm's roundup & competition winner...

  • Kemp & Kitchen take Auckland titles Top seeds Jonathon Kemp and Shelley Kitchen duly collected the title at the Auckland Open ...

  • Strongest fields for British The entry lists for next month's men's and women's Dunlop British Open in Nottingham couldn't be stronger ...

  • David set to defend British Open title World Champion Nicol David has confirmed that she will be back to defend her Dunlop British Open title next month in Nottingham ...

  • Place your bets It's the start of a new season, and the markets are open ... pick your Crucible winner, or test your skill on individual matches ... 

  • Mandy Came, Saw, Conquered It was Englishwoman Mandy Kennedy who stole the show at the Otters Open in Mumbai ...

  • South Africa sneak series win After three consecutive 4-all draws, South Africa claimed the narrowest of wins in the test series against the Netherlands ...

  • Saurav & Mandy triumph in Otters Open Saurav Ghosal came from two-down to beat fellow Indian Ritwik Bhattacharya to the Otters Open title, while Mandy Kennedy completed a sensational first week in India ...

  • One new season coming up Well, you’ve had your rest, guys, time for you to face the fact that the holidays are over, and that the 2007 season is about to start ... and it does so with a firework display of good news for SquashSite …

  • Whakatane title for Shuja  New Zealand's Kashif Shuja won the trans-Tasman final of the Bay of Plenty Open in Whakatane   ...

  • Peter Nicol on the radio Just days before his final UK appearance at Sheffield, Peter Nicol talks to radio five live's Kirsty Gallacher about ... well, just about everything ...

  • Willstrop claims Cleethorpes hat-trick James Willstrop retained his Cleethorpes Invitation title with a nail-biting win over Adrian Grant in the final ...

  • Wael keeps Heliopolis title at home Wael El Hindi finally ended the giant-killing run of LJ Anjema in the final of the Rotary Heliopolis Open in Cairo ...

  • Ricketts adds to Ponte Power As if the training sessions at Pontefract weren't hard enough already, Anthony Ricketts' arrival has added a new dimension ...

  • How Technology has changed the game Neil Frankland looks at changes in the game from 1979 to present ...

  • Nick's aim: fast and sharp With just a week to go before the action starts at the Crucible, Nick Matthew's training has stepped up a level ... blog issue #2 ...

  • Full house for Cairo There will be no-one missing from the Al Ahram World Open in Cairo next month as Amr Shabana and three former champions go for glory under the Pyramids ...

  • A well-earned rest for Nicol After three tournament wins in a month Nicol David is taking a well-earned rest ... but the question is, will she be back to defend her Dunlop British Open title ...

  • King joins Kiwi squad The three 'experienced campaigners' who took New Zealand to third place in 2004 will be joined by youngster Joelle King in  Edmonton next month ...

  • Is Stretching Important ? Should we stretch for a few hours or a few minutes each day? And when? Dr Ellen Petersen explains ...

  • Looking after the Athletes 30 years experience in massage therapy means that Rob 'the rub' Richardson has a few tips to pass on ...

  • Sarah and Stafford are Wed Malcolm Willstrop ventures to Ludlow for a squash celebrity wedding ...

  • Home Hat-Trick for Nicol It's three titles inside a month for Nicol David as she beat Rachael Grinham - again - to claim the Penang Open crown in front of her home-town fans ...

  • Squash as a Job Interview To see out the quiet season, we're re-running some Kaleidoscope Classics ...

  • Matthew confident and focussed A hard summer's training has set Nick Matthew up for the start of the season ... and he's looking forward to returning to Manchester for the Gerrard British Grand Prix ...

  • Simply the Best tournament director Tim Garner says this year's Mamut English Open is as good as it gets anywhere in the world, with eight out of the world’s top ten all taking part, and defending ghampion Peter Nicol making his last appearance on home soil ...

  • New event for Wolverhampton 2005 National League champions Wolverhampton have ambitious plans for their new tournament - 'the biggest club-based event in the UK' ...

  • Last chance to see the great one Malcolm on 'Lost for Wovds' return to their roots, and the end of an era ... almost

  • Nicol back on top  After two major tournament wins in July, Malaysia's Nicol David is back at world number one ... also, PSA rankings ...

Squash News: JULY 2006

  • 15 Rituals for Squash Fanatics Everyone else says it's just a game, but we know better... tip #27 ...

  • It's a girl thing Phil Newton looks at some knee injuries that female athletes seem more susceptible to ... and how to avoid them ...

  • Grant & David take KL titles England's Adrian Grant took the men's title in the Malaysian Open, as Nicol David retained the women's crown with a marathon win over Tania Bailey ...

  • Slazenger join up In a further boost to the forthcoming Mamut English Open, Slazenger will be the official racket sponsor of this year's event ...

  • Joey wins Oklahoma ... eventually Top seed Joey Barrington claimed the Oklahoma Open title, but needed an awful lot of court time to do it  ...

  • It's an Egyptian double in Palmerston Top seeds Egypt overcame Pakistan in a dramatic team final in New Zealand ... 

  • Quality Assured at The Crucible Malcolm looks ahead to the Mamut English Open in Sheffield next month ...

  • Atkinson sets sights high World number one Vanessa Atkinson has had up and down results at the Dunlop British Open ... this year in Nottingham she's aiming to claim the only major title to elude her ...

  • It's Six for Mexico in Cartagena Mexico added both team golds to their squash haul in the Central American & Caribbean Games in Colombia ...

  • Razik outlasts Joey in Houston final Top seed Shahier Razik got the better of Joey Barrington in a marathon final of the Houston Open ... this photo was before the record 140-minute match ...

  • Stretch your game The second article on 'Active Isolated Stretching' looks at some common injuries and how to avoid them ...

  • It's Mansi's title in Alexandria To the the delight of the supporters at his home club, Amr Mansi survived a marathon final to claim his first PSA title ... Tameem El Weleily reports ...

  • Rebecca Retains Crocodile Cup Local favourite Rebecca Chiu won her second consecutive Crocodile Cup title, but there was to be no Hong Kong double ...

  • Gold for Galvez & Fernandes On a stormy night in Cartagena Eric Galvez and Nicolette Fernandes grabbed the singles gold medals ...

  • History for Ramy in New Zealand Ramy Ashour became the first man to win the world junior championship twice this evening in Palmerston North ...

  • And now, the end is near  Framboise reports on an emotional sending-off for The Boss, plus What They Said ...

  • Nicol names the day  After a dozen years in the top ten Peter Nicol has decided to call it quits ... but he wants to win two more tournaments first ...

  • More upsets in Amsterdam  The ESF junior circuit concluded with the Dutch Junior Open in Amsterdam, and a host of unexpected finalists ...

  • Dynamic Warm-up  Ever pulled a muscle standing still? Use these warm-up techniques from Paul Gold to prepare yourself properly ...

  • It's Dan & Kasey again More success for Dan Jenson and Kasey Brown in the Australian Closed Champs in Bendigo ...

  • Squash Shorts  Jansher jailed, sponsors for Caribbean Juniors, 81 and going strong ... and more ...

  • French Girls in Egypt  A trip to Egypt for the French National Team, to train with some of the Egyptian stars ...

  • Western Province sweep the board It was an upset win for Western Province's men, and a hat-trick of wins for their women in Pietermartizburg  ...

  • World class field for Sheffield With eight of the world's top ten, and five former number ones, the Crucible is the place to be in August ...

  • Linda Elriani: the Last Match It's official - the England star has played her last match and will soon be moving to America to take up a coaching post. Part Two, Friends & Family

  • A player with a future Malaysia's juniors are touring Europe, and when Low Wee Wern went to Pontefract, a pre-warned Malcolm was impressed ...

  • Pioneer titles for Rosner & Wee Wern Victories for the 10th and 16th seeds in Cologne ...

  • Nicol meets the challenge in Hyderabad Top seed Nicol David is the Qatar Airways Challenge champion ...

  • Kiwis take North Island Finals Encouraging signs for the hosts in next week's World Junior Champs as Kiwis win through to the finals in Tauranga ...

  • Women back for 2006 Grand Prix The Gerrard British Grand Prix in September will once again feature a world-class women's competition ...

  • Egypt top Junior Team seedings Egypt have been names provisional top seeds for the World Junior Champs in New Zealand ...

  • Boswell denies Palmer in Adelaide After an epic semi-final win Stewart Boswell overcame top seed David Palmer to claim his second Australian Open title ...

  • Nicol & Natalie turn to promotion Nicol David and Natalie Grainger have helped secure two new world events in spectacular locations ...

  • A quiet month A quiet month in the PSA rankings, with just one change in the men's top twenty, while the Grinhams swap back in the women's rankings ...

Squash News: JUNE 2006

  • Kasey's High Five Kasey Brown wins her fifth straight final in Adelaide whilst all the men's seeds safely negotiate round one ...

  • A White Summer Two years after the birth of the twins, a year after the big move, an update on how the White family is getting on in the USA ...

  • Lost for Words: on the road The band headed South last weekend as James, Lee, Malcolm et all entertain Cornwall ...

  • BBC back at the Crucible Having made the Crucible famous for snooker, the BBC cameras will be back in August for the Mamut English Open ...

  • Ramy aims for World Double in NZ Egypt's Ramy Ashour will be aiming for a historic World Junior Championship double in New Zealand next month ... previews and individual draw ...

  • Another one for Alarcon Brazil's Rafael Alarcon collected his second title in a week at the MDO Open in Brasilia - his fifth of the year ...

  • Kemp collects in Athens Top seed Jonathan Kemp battled through the heat in Athens to beat Davide Bianchetti in the final of the Greek Open...

  • Last two for Medellin Chris Gordon and Ryan Donegan claimed the final two places on the US team for the PanAm champs in September ...

  • Three in a row for Dan and Kasey Dan Jenson and Kasey Brown continued their winning runs to claim the South Australian titles in Somerton ....

  • US Open expands in Boston From the hallowed halls of Harvard to the iconic confines of world-renowned Boston Symphony Hall, the US Open Squash has had some very impressive homes. And this year is no exception ...

  • WISPA Magic in Norway The third and final leg of the 2006 Promo Tour saw the girls take on all-comers in Oslo ...

  • Mamut boost An increase in prize money for August's Mamut English Open promises an even better event for the 2006/07 season opener ...

  • Pay attention to the serve Whether to attack of defend ... for most of us the serve makes the difference ...

  • From Halifax to Milan Only a Yorkshireman would be mad enough to tell the Italians to calm down on court ... Marcus Berrett on his first year in Milan ...

  • Colets & Wimbledon win National Cup County Champions from all over the country contested the inaugural ES National Cup in Manchester, with Colets and Wimbledon emerging as the victors ... 

  • It's Brazil over Colombia  Brazil's Rafael Alarcon beatColombia's Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the Ornitargin final in Goiania, his fourth title of the year ...

  • Six for Ritwik Indian number one Ritwik Bhattacharya retained his Chennai Open title as he kept up his unbeaten record in PSA finals in Chennai ...

  • Oh Boy, it's a girl ! There's a new addition to the Palmer family this weekend .... Kyla Jane, 7.9lbs ...

  • WISPA on top of the World Leg two of the WISPA promo tour gave Nicol David and Sarah Fitz-Gerald the chance to play on the world's most Northerly squash court ... and to meet some new friends ...

  • Azlan & Laura take Grand Prix titles Top seeds Azlan Iskandar and Laura Lengthorn are the new Head Grand Prix Champions ...

  • The deadliest shot of all Torture your opponent with that most delicate of shots, the drop ...

  • Grainger & Ryding meet LA Challenge Natalie Grainger and Graham Ryding won the three-nations challenge at the Los Angeles Athletic Club ...

  • Dan and Kasey take Naracoorte titles Dan Jenson and Kasey Brown won their finals in South Australia ... both in 36 minutes ...

  • Gaultier gets his EIC hat-trick France's Gregory Gaultier claimed his third successive EIC title in Budapest  ...Jenny Duncalf is women's champion ...

  • Honours shared in Singapore Pakistan, India, Hong Kong and Malaysia claimed a title each at the Asian Junior Championships in Singapore ...

  • Tommy & Natalie triumph in Almere It was a family double for Tommy Berden and Natalie Grinham in the Tranzparanz Open in the Netherlands ...

  • Squash shot gets Federer out of a hole Roger Federer produced an extraordinary squash-style trick shot to dig himself out of a hole in his French Open semi-final against David Nalbandian ...

  • Exeter sweep Super League Exeter Diamonds confirmed their runaway Super League win despite a last night defeat, as Stewart Boswell was named 'Player of the Year" ...

  • The Professional Scene "I am old enough to have watched through several eras and I state unequivocally that this is the best era, and by some distance ..."

  • Grinhams opt out of Australian Team Australia's top two players have decided not to play for the national team in September's World Team Championships ...

  • Rouen retain French title Defending champions Rouen beat the all-French line-up by just six points in the final of the French play-offs in Antibes ...

  • Surrey titles for Meads & Khan Steve Meads and Carla Khan won contrasting finals at St George's Hill in Surrey ...

  • Not the World Cup If you want to get away from football fever in July, why not get a team together for a weekend's squash fun in Amsterdam ...

  • Wael trounces the Welsh in Martlesham Wael El Hindi won the decisive match for Martlesham to give the Suffolk outfit a win in their last home match of the season ...

  • Third time lucky for Omneya in Hurghada It was the third time in a row that Omneya Abdel Kawy had faced Rachael Grinham in the final, and to the delight of the massed ranks of Egyptian fans she finally did it ...

  • Grinhams swap places for June Little change in the June world rankings, but Natalie Grinham moves ahead of big sis Rachael for the first time - in her 100th appearance in the rankings!!!

Squash News: MAY 2006

  • Five Nations in Milan Malcolm took Lee over to Milan for a fun weekend, and had a clucking good time at the Polisquash 5 Nations tournament ...

  • Stacey tops Surrey draw Local lad Stacey Ross is top seed for this weekend's 9 Telecom Surrey Open at St George's Hill ...

  • 20 minutes of Mayhem The finals of the Champion of Champions saw junior stars slugging it out point-for-point waiting for the dreaded hooter ...

  • Double triumph for Germany  in Israel They may have been seeded second, but Germany came away with both gold medals in Tel Aviv ...

  • PSL Title for Duffield Nick Matthew won the decider in a see-saw Premier League final to claim the title for Benz Bavarian Duffield at Sportcity ... What a nice evening that was....

  • Same Again in South Africa Adrian Hansen and Tenille Swartz retained their SA National titles at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg ..

  • Double Dutch for Victoria Victoria claimed the men's and women's titles in the Dutch playoff finals in Utrecht....

  • Bianchetti takes Genova  "The crowd was happy for me"... said Davide Bianchetti to SquashSite... He beats Hungary's Mark Krajcsak in 3 ...

  • 34 years on for Stockholm It took them 34 years, but Stockholm have finally regained the Swedish National Team title ...

  • First win for Martlesham In the ninth and penultimate round of the Super League, Martlesham finally found a win ...

  • Ban for Kronemeyer Karen Kronemeyer has received a two-year ban from the Netherlands Squash Bond ...

  • Orla claims first title in Carcassone In the all-Dutch final of the Open de la Cité title in Carcassone, France, it was Orla Noom who won the day ...

  • Lost for Words in Heaton Malcolm Willstrop reports on the Charity fundraiser in Bradford which raised over £2,000 for Andrea's Gift ...

  • Razik takes Hyder Trophy in NY Shahier Razik won the all-Canadian final of the USA's longest continually-running 'softball' event in New York ..

  • Puertas takes Cleveland trials Mike Puertas overcame Chris Gordon's best efforts in the recent US Team Trials in Cleveland ... Nathan Dugan reports ...

  • Bologna Double Nick Matthew led Bologna to their second consecutive Italian League title in the finals in Riccione ...

  • National Clubs titles for Stortford and Pontefract Favourites Bishops Stortford and Pontefract duly collected the main titles at the National Club Championships in Nottingham ...

  • Home wins in Perth Kasey Brown and Mike Corren triumphed in the WA Open in Perth ...

  • Stuttgart stun Paderborn in Boblingen Two new champions were crowned in Germany as Stuttgart and Bordesholm claimed the German League playoff titles ...

  • Duffield & Edgbaston in PSL final Starting with narrow advantages from the away legs, Duffield and Edgbaston recorded contrasting home wins to set up a meeting in next week's Premier Squash League final  ...

  • BSPA Finals for Ipswich The Head UK Grand Prix finals will be at Ipswich Sports Club next month ...

  • Squash Shorts Over 600 in Milo ... Award for Shabana ... Hunt for Qatar ... life ban for Gul ... all this and more in issue 16 ...

  • Away wins for the Northern teams Edgbaston and Duffield secured 3-2 away wins in the first leg of the PSL semi-finals ...

  • Bavarian titles for Leifels & Rohrmuller It was something of a Euro Teams reunion for the German players in the Bavarian Open in Koenigsbrunn ...

  • Gaultier takes Marseille Challenge The third Nicolas Siri Challenge in Marseille saw Gregory Gaultier lift the cup, although that's not the point of this special memorial tournament  (coverage in French) ...

  • DeLierre wins Atlanta marathon Canada's Shawn DeLierre claimed the Atlanta Open title in a 2-hour plus final against Eric Galvez ...

  • Ball Change: the Rules Following the controversy during the final of the Super Series Finals at Broadgate ... the rules

  • Nicol & Bailey top English rankings Success in the Commonwealth Games and the Nationals have taken Peter Nicol and Tania Bailey to the top of the English rankings ...

  • Ricketts takes SSF title at Broadgate Anthony Ricketts beat Lee Beachill to claim the Super Series Finals title at the Broadgate Arena ....

  • East Asia title for Hong Kong The inaugural East Asia squash championship title went to Hong Kong ...

  • All Change in USA The United States SRA has announced a rationalisation of its tournament structure ...

  • A New Life in New York Now settled in New York, Fiona Geaves can even remember the names of all 180 of her coaching charges ..

  • Three nations for LA Invitational The top players from the USA, Canada and Mexico will be in Los Angeles in June for the North American Invitational ...

  • 75 up for ISP April was a busy month for Indian Squash Professionals founder Mahendra Agarwal, as the 75th tournament approaches fast ...

  • Selby outlasts Vail Daryl Selby prevailed over Tim Vail in five games in the final of the National Racketball Championships in Birmingham ...

  • Razik stuns Power in Toronto Shahier Razik spoiled Jonathon Power's 'comeback' in the Canadian Nationals final in Toronto ...

  • Lincou beats Palmer in Liverpool final Thierry Lincou recovered from two down to beat David Palmer in the Liverpool 08 Open final ...

  • Three in a row for Rafael Brazil's Rafael Alarcon overcame Laurent Elriani 13-11 in the fifth in Losone to claim his third successive PSA title...

  • Top pros in Squashbusters Derby Peter Nicol and Chris Walker headed a lineup of stars for the Squashbusters Derby  ...

  • Beachill & Grainger drop out of top ten No change in the World number ones for May, as Frenchmen Thierry Lincou and Gregory Gaultier move up,  while Lee Beachill and Natalie Grainger fall out of the top ten ...

  • Hyderabad to host QA Challenge After two years in Doha, the Qatar Airways Challenge will move to India in July ...

Squash News: APRIL 2006

Squash News: MARCH 2006

Squash News: FEBRUARY 2006

  • Clean Sweep for Malaysia
    ASIAN:
    Malaysia completed the first-ever clean sweep of all four title in Taiwan as the men beat Pakistan 2-1 in the team final ...

  • Howe Cup Hat-Trick for Yale
    COLLEGE: Yale came back from 2-4 down to beat Trinity 5-4 and claim their third consecutive College Squash title at Harvard ...

  • Looking forward to Melbourne
    COMMONWEALTH:
    Just 16 days to go to the Commonwealth Games ... catch up with the latest on the year's biggest squash event ... Martin's appeal dismissed ...

  • Nine Asian titles for Nicol & Beng Hee
    ASIAN: Nicol David captured her fifth successive Asian Squash title in Taipei, while Ong Beng Hee claimed his fourth ...

  • Mixed emotions for Palmer World number one David Palmer has mixed feelings about drawing the wildcard in the Virtual Spectator Bermuda Masters draw ...

  • Edgbaston & Chichester extend PSL leads Round seven of the Premier League saw Churchill Edgbaston Priory and Team Chichester increase their leads at the top of the North and South groups ...

  • Live the Greek Myth A new PSA one star event is set for March, on a glass court in the sumptuous Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki ...

  • Richest World Open for Ireland Belfast will hold richest-ever Women's World Open in November ... Tunku Imran elected to the IOC ...

  • All's Well in the world of squash Apart from the fact that his players keep losing, Malcolm is happy with progress on Betting, Music and  Events such as the ISS Canary Wharf Classic ...

  • Eight on the trot for Trinity Trinity claimed their eighth successive US College Squash title at the weekend, beating Princeton 5-4 to remain unbeaten for six years ...

  • Simpson & Willmott claim British U19 titles The National Junior Championships at Bishops Stortford saw Chris Simpson and Rachel Willmott claim the U19 titles ...

  • Bluenose Classic Shawn DeLierre provided a home victor in Nova Scotia  ...

  • Canary Wharf Classic France's Thierry Lincou beat  Anthony Ricketts in five games to claim the ISS Canary Wharf Classic title in London's docklands ...

  • Azlan wins Malaysian duel in KL Azlan Iskandar beat compatriot Ong Beng Hee in the final of the CIMB Malaysian Open ... Atkinson beats David in women's final ...

  • 75th Varsity match at Pall Mall This weekend sees Oxford and Cambridge clash in their annual squash match at the RAC Club in London's Pall Mall ...

  • Squash Makes a Racket at the BookiesFancy a flutter on your favourites? With four enticing quarters at Canary Wharf you could be on to a winner ... place your bets !!! 

  • Finals to be proud of: Malcolm reflects on two tremendous finals and a week in Manchester ...

  • Exeter crush Cardiff Exeter Diamonds moved to the top of the Super League table with a convincing home win against Fatra Cardiff ...

  • New National Champs Tania Bailey and Nick Matthew are the new British National Champions ...

  • WORLD OPEN 2008 Manchester will host the Hi-Tec Men's and Women's World Open in October 2008, it was announced at the National Squash Centre today ...

  • HK titles for Kitchen & Zaman
    BULER:
    Shelley Kitchen and Bilal Zaman won thrilling finals in Hong Kong to capture their first Buler Cup titles ...

  • The 'one to watch' is already there
    C/WHARF: After his assault on the Nationals James Willstrop is heading for Canary Wharf ... interview by Lara Ellsworth-Jones and Alan Thatcher ...

  • 20 Questions Kimberley Tunney sets the questions for Nationals top seed James Willstrop ...

  • It's Atkinson in Apawamis Vanessa Atkinson captured the first women's major title of 2006 in Rye, New York ...

  • Ricketts raring to get to the top Anthony Ricketts is looking forward to the Canary Wharf Classic as a stepping stone to the top ... interview ...

  • Whitey is the Richmond man  Top seed John White beat Adrian Grant in the Virginia Pro final ... photo gallery from Patricia Lyons ...

  • Manitoba Open Shahier Razik wins his twelfth PSA title ...

  • Simon Parke takes IlkleyA strong Parkie has outplayed the  number one seed Peter Barker and gets the Ilkley title in three games...

  • Petr's Prague Open It's the Czech Koukal that wins his second title in a row against Englishman Chris Ryder in Prague....

  • David Palmer: 20 Questions Twenty questions for the new world number one, in an interview by Kim Tunney ...

  • Palmer back to number one Four years after first reaching the top spot, Australia's David Palmer is once again world number one ...

  • Edgbaston keep Man/Pont at bay Round six of the Premier League saw Edgbaston grab a vital away win at Duffield to stay just ahead of Man/Pont, while Chichester beat leaders Tewkesbury to draw level in group B ... Full report from Duffield ...

  • Strong start for Exeter & Cardiff First round wins for Exeter and Cardiff got their Super League seasons off to a flying start ...

  • In the spirit intended Framboise enjoys an evening at Lambs for the finals of the Amateur Championships ...

  • Dayton title for Elriani as White stops Ramy England's Linda Elriani claimed the Dayton Open title in Ohio, and top seed John White prevailed over qualifier Ramy Ashour in the men's final ...

  • Straight four for Koukal Local favourite Jan Koukal clinched his fourth consecutive title at home, disposing of young Frenchman Fabien Verseille in straight games in the final ...

Squash News: JANUARY 2006

  • Artemis titles for Azlan and Madeline
    BSPA: Top seeds Azlan Iskandar and Madeline Perry collected richest-ever BSPA cheques at  the Artemis Edinburgh Open ... Steve Cubbins reports...

  • David wins the 'Clash of Titans'
    LA CHALLENGE:
    World Champion Nicol David came out on top in the CBRE Pro Champs in Los Angeles ...

  • First titles for Baker and Witt
    GERMANY:
    Simon Baker and Katherina Witt triumphed in the finals to collect their first German National Titles in Mulheim this weekend ...

  • Rodriguez gets the Rochester title
    ROCHESTER: Unseeded local favourite Yasser El Halaby couldn't pass the Columbian Miguel Rodriguez in the final of the Rochester Pro-Am ...

  • Liverpool 08 is Europe's biggest
    PSA: A glittering addition to the PSA World Tour was achieved today with the launch of a major new event in England, the Liverpool 08 Championship, set for this May in Liverpool

  • Prince O3 Challenge under way
    Local squash club rivalries have been put to the test around the UK in the first round clashes in the new Prince O3 Squash Challenge ...

  • Palmer claims Chicago title David Palmer became the Windy City Open champion after a titanic match against Jonathan Power ... a tie-break in the 5th after 90 minutes ...

  • Jenny claims Greenwich Glory England's Jenny Duncalf collected her second consecutive WISPA title as she beat compatriot Alison Waters in the final of the Greenwich Open titles in Connecticut, Usa ...

  • Giuffre cashes in in Calgary Top seed Matthew Giuffre became the first home winner of the Talisman Energy Pro-Am in Calgary ...

  • Ricketts tops Canary Wharf draw Australia's high-flying Anthony Ricketts tops a star-studded draw for next month's ISS Canary Wharf Classic...

  • Power opts out of Melbourne Defending champion and world number one Jonathon Power has decided not to compete in the Commonwealth Games in March ...

  • Dunlop renew with PSA & WISPA Dunlop has re-signed its ball and racket sponsorship agreements with PSA and WISPA for another five years ...

  • Winchester start NSSL season in style The opening match of the 2006 Super League season saw Winchester off to a flyer with a 3-0 win over Bradford ...

  • Stretched in Saudi While in Saudi Chris Watts practiced his AIS stretching technique on players and organisers alike, to great effect ...

  • Shabana takes Canadian Classic   World Champion Amr Shabana denied home favourite Jonathon Power in the final of the PACE Canadian Classic in Toronto ...

  • Lavigne wins marathon Vancouver final Top seeds Renan Lavigne and Joey Barrington battled for 110 minutes in the final of the North Shore Open in Vancouver ...

  • Second PSA title for Delasaux   Yorkshire's Laurence Delasaux overcame Mark Krajcsak to claim the title in the Hithercroft Open in Oxfordshire  ...

  • Aziz wins in Barcelona at last Twelve months after losing in the final, Badr Adel Aziz went one better to win the Open de Rocafort in Barcelona ...

  • Teran triumphs in Philly final Top seed Samantha Teran collected her fifth WISPA title with victory over Sarah Kippax in the Liberty Bell Open final in Philadelphia ...

  • Tasman Neighbours Share World Doubles Hosts Australia are guaranteed collected two gold medals in the 3rd World Doubles in Melbourne,  and neighbours New Zealand one  ...

  • Azlan and Madeline top seeds in EdinburghAzlan Iskandar and Madeline Perry have their sights on the biggest-ever BSPA Cheques in the Artemis Edinburgh Open ...

  • Super Six for Egypt in BJO Egypt captured six titles on finals day of the British Junior Open in Sheffield, with France and Malaysia grabbing one each ... New photo galleries ...

  • Favourites take titles in Australia Anthony Ricketts and Rachael Grinham overcome the heat to win the Australian Open in Melbourne...

Squash News: DECEMBER 2005

  • Roshan Khan Former British Open champion Roshan Khan passed away on Friday in Karachi ...

  • So that was 2005 Another year over ... relive it all with our Review of the Year, and vote for your man and woman of the year ...

  • British Open heads back to Nottingham The 2006 Dunlop British Open will be held at Nottingham University this coming September ...

  • Peter Kramer: a final tribute
    The squash fraternity was out in force in Sheffield on Friday to pay its respects to Peter Kramer ...

  • Two each for Mexico & Canada in Edinburgh Mexico's Arturo Salazar collected his third successive Scottish Junior Open title, while Canada's Neha Kumar and Laura Gemmell won their third titles this month  ...

  • All Change at the Top As widely previewed, 2006 starts with two new world number ones as Jonathon Power and Nicol David rise to the top of the world rankings ...
    PSA rankings ... WISPA rankings ...

  • If I were Young In an exclusive interview, squash legend Hashim Khan talks about how he would revive Pakistan's lost squash glory ...

  • Manchester Treat for Williams A visiting team from Massachusetts' Williams College was given a great day out at the National Squash Centre in Manchester ...

  • Unforced Errors If your Christmas stocking didn't contain a magic cure for unforced errors you should read the latest in the series of tips from the Khans ...

  • Another fine Year Christmas wishes and a look back on 2005 from Robert Edwards ...

  • WISPA Award for NicolYet another honour for Nicol David, who has been voted - surprise, surprise - WISPA's 'Player of the Year' ...

  • Beachill and Elriani top English Rankings Despite being overtaken by compatriots in the world rankings, Lee Beachill and Linda Elriani remain top to the new English rankings ...

  • Squash Shorts No, not your Christmas present, just a roundup from around the globe, including Badminton goes PAR, Top award for Shelley, Hashim Honoured, Aussies at home, Nicol's endowment, and more ...

  • Ladies' Night at Southgate Last night's Middlesex League match at Southgate featured three world class ladies ...

  • Big Four Roundup Five weeks away, four fantastic tournaments ... Framboise is coming home ...

  • WSF AGM News from last month's WSF conference ... 'taking squash to the next level' ...

  • Power takes it all Canada's Jonathon Power has  captured the inaugural Saudi International title, and along with it world number one status ...

  • Jenny gets the better of Vicky in Tenerife England's Jenny Duncalf beat Vicky Botwright in the final of the Prince Canary Islands Open in Tenerife ...

  • US Juniors roll into Yale Over 450 juniors are competing in the US Junior Open at Yale University ... finals results ...

  • Queen Nicol Ever heard the one about "Squash doesn't get the coverage it deserves" ???  Well, don't say that in Malaysia ...

  • Kenny and Mylotte take Irish Titles Back from world teams duty, Liam Kenny beat Derek Ryan to retain his Irish National title in Dublin.

  • Peter Kramer It is with much sadness that we have to report the passing away of International Referee Peter Kramer, aged 57 ... more tributes still arriving, plus funeral details ...

  • Super League Gears Up With 20 of the world's top 30 players already signed up, the 2006 Super League season promises some sparkling competition ...

  • Sixth Greek title for Fabian Fabian Kalaitzis claimed his sixth national title in the recently-concluded Greek Championships in Athens ...

  • England take World Team Title Top seeds England have beaten Egypt to become the World Team Champions in Islamabad ...

  • Grant and Bailey take Boston titles Top seeds Adrian Grant and Tania Bailey claimed the titles in the first Head UK Grand Prix event of the season ...

  • Seven of Eight for Canada   The Canadian Junior Open, the first of four major events in the next weeks, produced seven home winners  ...

  • Parting Note from Hong Kong Safely back in KL, Alex Wan looks back at a fantastic Hong Kong experience and finds some new friends ... ...

  • Inter Counties Results The full results for the Senior Inter-County Stage One weekend are now in ...

  • Squash ATTITUDE The French Federation has released a stunning 2006 Calendar, featuring France's top twelve squash players ...

  • Record year for the PSA 2005 will see the PSA Tour establish another new record for prize money ...

  • World Titles for Shabana & David Malaysia's Nicol David and Egypt's Amr Shabana are the new World Champions ...

  • A year for Thierry, Second Heaven for James While France celebrates a year at the top for Thierry Lincou, James Willstrop rockets up to number two

  • Vanessa Vaults to Number One Ending the 16-month reign of Rachael Grinham, Vanessa Atkinson is the new World Number One ...

  • Club players on Canary court Club players are to be given an opportunity to play on the glass showcourt alongside the world's leading stars during the 2006 ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic ...

Squash News: NOVEMBER 2005

  • Qatar titles for James and Vanessa Defending champion Vanessa Atkinson and James Willstrop claimed the Qatar Classic titles in Doha ...

  • Rodrigues' first for Colombia Surprise package Miguel Angel Rodriguez claimed his - and Colombia's - first PSA title in Buenos Aires ...

  • Ask the Experts Session nine kicks off with Junior Programs, One Strong Leg, and Forehand Volley Problems ...

  • Cassie's new arrival Almost one year after retiring from the game, Cassie Jackman now has a new daughter to keep her occupied ...


  • BIRTHDAYS: 27, and looking forward to a fantastic event coming up in her home town ... can you guess ?

  • Five weeks away A philosophical Malcolm looks at the demands on the players over the coming weeks ...

  • New York claim Derek Sword Trophy New York achieved an historic breakthrough victory by winning the Derek Sword Trophy for the first time with an 11-6 victory over the visiting London side ...

  • Geaves back on winners rostrum Top seed Fiona Geaves overcame Lauren Briggs in the final of the Florida State Open ...

  • Beng Hee keeps title in Malaysian hands: Having beaten the defending champion in a marathon semi-final, Ong Beng Hee made sure the Malaysian Open title stayed in home hands in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • Lambs Latest The battle to save London's Lambs squash club has received a boost from Sport England ...

  • It's MaharashtraT he final round of the squash extravaganza in Mumbai went to Maharashtra, who captured the Indian Inter-State team title ...

  • Chichester stun Surrey in PSL round 5 The first half of the Premier Squash League season concluded with a stunning away win for Chichester ... wins too for Man/Pont, Duffield and Strings ...

  • Kemp claims Karachi title England's Jonathon Kemp ended the run of qualifier Amjad Khan to claim the CNS International title in Karachi

  • Razik takes North American title The final of the North American Open open in San Francisco saw Shahier Razik claim the title with a 3/1 victory over Mark Chaloner ...

  • One Year Old and Going Strong SquashSite is a year old, so we thought we should have a little roundup of what's happened and what's happening ...

  • Engy masters Latasha in Atlanta Egypt's Engy Kheirallah cruised to a straight games victory over Latasha Khan in the final of the Atlanta Masters ...

  • Atkinson beats her demons in Monaco World Champion Vanessa Atkinson returned to form in Monaco with a straight games win over Madeline Perry in the final ...

Squash News: OCTOBER 2005

  • Jones takes Baltimore title Gavin Jones beat Ben Garner in the all-British final in Baltimore... Ben's final Bulletin ...

  • Vancouver Adventure for Malcolm Malcolm Willstrop will be back in Canada at the end of the year for a spectacular new event, the Canadian Squash Invitational ...

  • Thierry Lincou Week: World champion, World number one since January this year, Thierry Lincou Week comprises a five-day journey through the life and career of France's best ever squash player ...

  • Ritwik reclaims Indian title Ritwik Bhattacharya beat holder Saurav Ghosal to record his fourth Indian National Title in Mumbai ...Pradeep Vijayakar

  • Aussies aim to retain Doubles crowns Having swept the board last time in Chennai, Australia expects a host of medals in the 3rd World Doubles in Melbourne in January ...

  • Beachill & Grinham take US titles Lee Beachill retained his US Open final in a five-game thriller against David Palmer ...

  • Jahangir wants support for Earthquake Appeal Pakistan legend Jahangir Khan has donated one of his British Open trophies for auction to support the East Asian Earthquake Appeal ...

  • World's best women head for LA A gap in the calendar has allowed the 2006 CBRE California Pro Open to grab four of the world's top five women in January ...

  • Borja's run goes on in Vancouver Spain's Borja Golan has still yet to lose a final as he heat Scott Handley in the Coastal Contacts Open decider in Vancouver  ...  Lee Drew reports ...

  • WSF Patron nominated for IOC HRH Prince Tunku Imran, patron of the WSF, has been selected by the Executive Board of the IOC for election as a member of the IOC ...

  • PanAm Team FinalsAfter a long journey home from San Salvador, Ray Chan-A-Sue reports on the conclusion of the PanAm team championships ...

  • Grinham edges ahead at the top Celebrating her 16th month as world number one, Rachael Grinham has extended her lead in the WISPA November rankings ...  Ricketts rockets to three ...

  • Weymuller title for Nicol Malaysia's Nicol David claimed her second title in quick succession as she beat Natalie Grinham in the final of the Carol Weymuller Open in Brooklyn, New York ...

  • Detroit Delight for Power Canada's Jonathon Power collected the honours in Detroit as he beat John White in straight games in the final of the Motor City Open  ...

  • Top seeds take  National titles The top seeds claimed the National U13 and U17 boys and girls titles at the NSC in Manchester ...

  • Borja bags Saskatoon booty Spaniard Borja Golan denied Ireland's Liam Kenny in the final of the Saskatoon Boast in Canada ... 

  • First title for Pierrepont in Goshen England's Suzie Pierrepont claimed her maiden WISPA title in the Rollpak Goshen Open in Indiana, USA ...

  • Barker bags ACT title in Canberra Top seed Phillip Barker successfully defended his ACT International title in Canberra, Australia ...

  • Slovakia take ENCC title in Tallinn Slovakia became the third winners of the European Nations Challenge Cup as the beat Ukraine 3/0 in the final in Tallinn ...

  • World Open Draws made in Hong Kong Combining the Men's and Women's events for the first time, the World Open draws see all the top players heading for Hong Kong next month ... and you can join them ...

  • Galvez & Miller take PanAm titles Eric Galvez won the all-Mexican men's final in San Salvador, while Alana Miller upset top seed Samantha Teran in the women's final ...

  • A win at last for Wolves Champions Wolverhampton broke their duck with a last-gasp away win at Nottingham, Duffield scored a memorable victory against Manchester/Pontefract , plus wins for Surrey and Chichester ...

  • England teams for Islamabad & Melbourne England's teams for the World Team Championships and Commonwealth Games have been announced, with Peter Nicol going for a hat-trick of medals ...

  • Rachael romps to Hedonism II title  Top seed Rachael Grinham claimed the inaugural Hedonism II Open title in Jamaica  ...

  • Kemp grabs Goodlife glory England's second seed Jonathan Kemp overcame Welshman Gavin Jones in a five-game final of the Par-Fyum Goodlife Open in Ottawa ..

  • Hisham beats Ramy in Athens Final The "battle of the brothers" Ashour saw the victory of older brother Hisham...

  • Scunthorpe Success for Beng Hee
    APPLEBY/F: Ong Beng Hee claimed the Appleby Frodingham Invitational title with a straight games victory over Adrian Grant in the final ...

  • PM Impressed
    MALAYSIA: Nicol David's victory in the Dunlop British Open certainly impressed Malaysia's Prime Minister ...

  • Canary Wharf Upgraded for 2006
    C/WHARF: Next February's ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic is to be upgraded to a 5-star PSA event ...

  • A night at Dunnington
    WILLSTROP: Malcolm's maestros performed wonders at the Dunnington Club in York, and more such events are on their way ...

  • BO titles for Ricketts & David
    BRITISH: Nicol David and Anthony Ricketts are the new Dunlop British Open champions ...

  • Reta just better in Calgary
    CALGARY: Runa Reta collected her second WISPA title in a month at the Winter Club  in Calgary...

  • Pakistan Earthquake Appeal
    PAKISTAN: 
    The WSF has confirmed that December's Men's World Team Championships in Islamabad will go on despite last week's earthquake disaster - but help is desperately needed ... WSF Referee Fahim Gul launches a disaster appeal ..

  • Razik rallies to Baltimore title It looked like he had it sewn up in the fourth, but Shahier Razik rallied in the fifth to beat Dan Jenson to claim the Baltimore Cup ...

  • Happy Birthday Adrian "The first time I saw Adrian, he was 16 years old... That's a long time ago..." Framboise wishes the South London boy all the best on his 25th birthday...

  • Lambs campaign steps up Members of London's famous Lambs Club, which is threatened with demolition, are stepping up their campaign in the face of new planning applications ...

  • Speed & Reflexes Clinic Session 8 continues with advice on increasing your speed and reflexes, plus can I organise AND play ???

  • Power back to number two: Thierry Lincou stays at world number one for October, but the pack is closing in, with Jonathon Power moving up to number two ... WISPA rankings ...

  • No stopping Shabana: Egypt's Amr Shabana collected his third PSA title inside a month as he beat Gregory Gaultier in a thrilling final at the Romai Teniszakademia in Budapest ... 

Squash News: SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Going for the Nick The most spectacular shot in squash, the nick can make you look a hero ... or a fool ...

  • Yokohama title for super Vicky Top seed Vicky Botwright claimed the Traders United Yokohama Open title in Japan, dropping just 15 points during the course of the entire tournament...

  • Alexandria title for Engy It was a home victory for Egypt and the Sporting Club as Engy Kheirallah beat  Isabelle Stoehr 3/2 in the final of the Alexandria SC Open ...

  • WISPA tour hits Jordan The latest WISPA promotional tour concluded in Jordan, with Rachael Grinham and Vanessa Atkinson taking on a host of willing opponents ...

  • Tranfield retires from World Tour Current world number eleven Jenny Tranfield is to retire from the world circuit after the British Open ...

  • Lincou Retains Gerrard TitleThierry Lincou staged a spectacular comeback against Nick Matthew to retain his Gerrard Grand Prix title at Manchester's Sportcity  ... Framboise talks to the Champion...

  • Boswell's Berkshire Title In the all-Australian final of the Berkshire Open in Williamstown, Stewart Boswell continued his amazing run to collect his eighth PSA title of the year ...

  • Gold for Chuah Malaysia's Triciah Chuah claimed the gold medal in the Women's Islamic Games in Tehran ...

  • ECC Double for Germany Germany claimed a European Club Championships double in Paderborn, with the hosts beating  Rózsadombi and  Bordesholm beating Pontefract in the finals ...

  • Borja Bags Barcelona Title Local hero Borja Golan claimed his eighth career title in his home city of Barcelona ...

  • Quick takes US trial final The US Men's team selection  in Lake Forest saws Preston Quick beat Mike Puertas in the final ...

  • ESF Awards for Charlie & Matthieu As European no 1's for the season, Matthieu Castagnet and Charlie De Rycke have been awarded PSA & WISPA memberships ...

  • St Louis title for Shabana Egypt's Amr Shabana claimed a second consecutive title as he beat Anthony Ricketts in the St Louis final .. What a tournament - Roundup from Framboise ...

  • Sports stars team up with Tesco Squash is one of the key sports joining thousands of sports clubs, 30,000 schools and Tesco shoppers in a new voucher collection scheme to receive free sports equipment and professional coaching sessions ...

  • Ritwik: As big as Sania?: Squash is growing in India, but recognition for the top players is just as hard as elsewhere ...

  • Shabana inherits Heliopolis title: Egypt's top seed Amr Shabana claimed the title in the Rotary Heliopolis Open when Karim Darwish was forced to retire injured ... LJ's Egyptian tale ...

  • Tim's Viking Raid: In a reversal of the traditional historical roles, Tim Garner descended on the land of the fjords and came away with a Viking trophy ...

  • Rachael's Seattle Double: Australia's Rachael Grinham claimed the inaugural PMI title in Seattle, securing her world number one status in the process ...

  • Quito titles for Galvez and Reta: Eric Galvez and Runa Reta claimed the titles in the Quito Open in Ecuador ...

  • Azlan claims Kolkata crown: Top seed Azlan Iskandar claimed his second PSA title in three weeks with a straight-games win over Shahier Razik at the Calcutta Rackets Club ...

  • The power of the Subconscious: What your Mind thinks, feels, sees and believes is sent to your subconscious Mind, which  creates the reality based on what is sent to the Mind ... week 44 ...

  • Dunlop title sponsor for British Open: Dunlop have been announced as the title sponsor for the British Open to be held in Manchester in October, with the men's event being upgraded to a PSA five-star rating ...

  • Premier Squash League Launched: England's National League was relaunched with a big splash in Pall Mall today as the Premier Squash League ...

  • Overuse Injuries: WISPA's Dr Ellen Petersen looks at overuse injuries ... how they occur, and what to do about them ...

  • Auckland dominate NZ Teams: Hosts Auckland claimed the men's and Women's titles in the New Zealand National Team Championships ...

  • Boswell takes Andy Gill title: Top seed Stewart Boswell beat local favourite Nick Taylor in the final of the 22nd Andy Gill Memorial ...

  • Rhino Smith findsfans in Pontefract: Leeds Rhinos coach Tony Smith is a regular at Pontefract, and fellow coach Malcolm is impressed ...

  • ZERO TOLERANCE In part two Barry Faguy proposes some ideas to solve the problems of inappropriate or non-existent rules ...

  • Top seeds take NZ titles: Top seeds Shelley Kitchen and Kashif Shuja claimed the New Zealand nationals titles in Auckland ...

  • Carla wins POF title and PSF support Carla Khan claimed the title in the first women's international event to be held in Pakistan, and also won future support from the Pakistan Squash Federation ...

  • Squash boosted by Rio 2007 selection: Squash received a significant global boost in Brazil when it was announced that the sport will be featured in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro ...

  • Rachael moves into top five: Rachael Grinham's 14th month at the top elevates her into the top five number ones of all time ... in the PSA rankings Adrian Grant reaps CAS reward as Thierry Lincou extends his lead at the top ...

Squash News: AUGUST 2005

  • So you think you're a good judge? If you fancy yourself as a bit of a tipster, here's your chance to pit your skill against other Fantasy Squashers for St Louis and Seattle - GO PREDICT

  • A new start for Fiona: After a long and impressive career on the WISPA tour, Fiona Geaves is off to start a new life in the USA ...  have fun, Fiona, from all at Squash Site ...

  • Shelley out for NZ Nats revenge: In issue 13, New Zealand Nationals, lots of news from India and Malaysia, Naked Danish Girls, and much, much more ...

  • Paderborn prepares for Euro Clubs Imagine the EUFA Champions League taking place at one venue over three days ... that's Paderborn in three weeks' time ...

  • Grant takes CAS title in Islamabad: England's Adrian Grant captured his first PSA title for 18 months when he beat Mansoor Zaman in the CAS final in Islamabad ...

  • The best racket player in Britain?: Squash, Tennis, Badminton and Table Tennis ... the Racketlon tour hits Edinburgh and Middlesex soon ...

  • St Louis gets excited about squash: In its second year, the St Louis MPM Open has become a 5-star event and attracted the world's top eight players ... no wonder they're getting excited ...

  • VICTORY This reflective essay on a squash match earned Melody Francis top marks ... read it and you'll see why ...

  • Galifi banned  France's world number 43 Stephane Galifi has been banned for two years by the PSA and WSF for doping offences ...

  • Nicol takes English title in Sheffield:  Co-promoter Peter Nicol beat local favourite  Nick Matthew to claim the English Open title ... women's crown for Jenny Duncalf ...

  • The Boss is back: One year on, Framboise talks to the new English Open Champion ...

  • PNG double for Azlan: Defending champion Azlan Iskandar beat Cameron Pilley in a marathon final of the Papua New Guinea International ...

  • JK v JP ... who would win ?: Robert Edwards provides the definitive answer to who would win between Jahangir and Jonathon ... or does he ... YOU DECIDE ...

  • Razik outlasts Galvez  in Santa Barbara: In the longest match on record since the introduction of 11 scoring, Shahier Razik captured the SAL Santa Barbara Open title in California...

  • Barrington Bags Brazilian Title: Top seed Joey Barrington rounded off his South American trip with a straight games victory in the final in Brasilia ...

  • Carruthers Cleans up in Auckland: Australia's Simon Carruthers collected his second PSA title in eight days with a straight-games win over Chris Ryder in the final of the Royal Oak Open ... SquashSite's Daniel Zilic reports ...

  • Become a High Achiever: In week 42 of the program Joe looks at what it takes to become a high achiever and a successful player ...

  • New-look Nicol in Crucible Countdown After two years' disappointment of letting his role of tournament organiser compromise his focus as competitor, Peter Nicol is "purely concentrating on playing" in Sheffield this week ...

  • Happy Birthday James  You're only 22 once, so Framboise and Malcolm thought they'd better make a bit of a fuss ...

  • A Giant Night at Huddersfield Squash and entertainment of the highest order were on show at Huddersfield last Saturday ... squash needs to get wise like this to increase its appeal ...

  • WSF Update More from WSF Chief Executive Christian Leighton, rounding up the World Games, the World Masters Games and previewing the AGM ..."Taking Squash to the next level" ...

  • Willstrop Week The final day of Malcolm Willstrop Week looks at how he supports his players, and shows a side of Malcolm not seen before ...

  • Olympic Update WSF Chief Executive Christian Leighton brings us up to date on the Olympics ... what happened, what went wrong, what comes next ... plus, Squash and the Press ...

  • Happy Birthday Bradley  A big week for birthdays, with a little cutie, Simon Parke, and Bradley Ball ...

  • Perfect Initiative The first edition of England Squash's monthly 'ezine'  provides lots of info ... well done, guys ...

  • Barker bags Colombian crown England's Peter Barker collected a second South American title in a week, with a straight games win in the final of the Colombian Open in Bogota ...

  • Boswell in Seventh Heaven in Salt Lake Man of the moment Stewart Boswell claimed his seventh straight PSA title in the Squashworks Open in Salt Lake City ... next stop for Bozza is Sheffield ...

  • Carruthers claims Auckland title : Australian Simon Carruthers claimed the Auckland Open title with a straight-games win over New Zealand's Callum O'Brien in the final ...

Squash News: JULY 2005

  • World Class Women at The Crucible: The inaugural Eventis Women's English Open features a world class field to add to the entertainment later this month in Sheffield ...

  • Fitz-Gerald the Master in Edmonton: Sarah Fitz-Gerald added another two World Titles to her collection last week in Edmonton ... Ryan Barnett caught up with Fitz while she was in Canada ...

  • Brazilian welcome for Barker & Co : The English boys have now moved on to Colombia, but Brazilian fans gave them a great welcome in Sao Paulo last week ...

  • Lincou consolidates at no. 1 Thierry Lincou's victory in the Pakistan Open in Karachi has consolidated his position at number one in the August PSA rankings ...

  • British Open Rumours: Rumours circulating that the 'Wimbledon of Squash' has been cancelled are emphatically untrue, British Open organisers John Nimick and Chris O'Donoghue told SquashSite ...

  • Nicol David safe at three: The August WISPA rankings see Nicol David consolidate her third spot, but there's still a way to go to the top ...

  • Hong Kong take WWJ Team final : Holders Egypt were stunned by Hong Kong in the final of the World Junior Teams in Belgium  'You must be proud' Reeme Mansi talks about her daughter becoming World Junior Champion ...

  • Thierry Takes Karachi Title: France's Thierry Lincou collected his first major title of the year, beating David Palmer 3-2 in a thrilling final in Karachi ...

  • French Revolution: Thierry Lincou is determined to bring a 'French Revolution' to the sport ...

  • Titles for Barker, Boswell and Delasaux: A busy PSA weekend saw Peter Barker claim the 1 Alberto Internacional title in Sao Paulo, former world no 4 Stewart Boswell take a sixth consecutive PSA title in the Oklahoma Open and Laurence Delasaux win the Waikato Open in New Zealand ...

  • A home winner at last in KL : Malaysia's Nicol David beat world number champion  Vanessa Atkinson to become the first home winner of the Malaysian Open title ...

  • El Weleily takes World Title : Egypt's Raneem El Weleily has become world junior champion in Herentals ...
    G4 Girls make Egypt proud ... Josh still determined ...

  • Pilley & Hawkes take SA titles: Australia's top seed Cameron Pilley claimed the men's title in the South Australia Open in Somerton, while Jacklyn Hawkes won the all-Kiwi women's final ...

  • After the Draw: "A by no means defunct quartet" ... "young in his eyes only" ... Malcolm examines the English Open draw with advancing years in mind ... and makes a promise ...

  • De Lierre doubles up in Texas: Canada's Shawn De Lierre claimed his second career title, beating Mark Heather in the final of the SMH Open in Houston ...

  • Self-confidence: how to improve it: In week 40 of the program Joe looks at how self-confidence builds Belief ...

  • Jahangir: we can still make 2012 In Shorts issue 12: Jahangir's hopes, Azlan looks to Malaysia's future, Abid's quest, PSA in Dubai, New sites down under, and more ...

  • WSF hails World Games : Finalists from three continents and packed crowds ... the WSF were pleased with how the games went ...

  • Nicols' day: It was Nicols' day in Duisburg as Nicol David and Peter Nicol claimed the gold medals in the World Games, with straight game wins in the finals ...

  • Quality assured at The Crucible: Malcolm Willstrop looks at the entry list for the Mamut English Open, and unveils a new betting initiative at The Crucible in Sheffield ...

  • No CG defence for Fitz-Gerald: Five-time World Champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald will not defend her commonwealth title in Melbourne next year, after pulling out of the Australian squad ...

  • Chiu & Bennett take Crocodile Cups: It was a first PSA title for Dylan Bennett, and a home win for Rebecca Chiu as the Crocodile Cup concluded in Hong Kong ...

  • 42 hour record in KL: Professional players, top juniors and enthusiasts completed a 42 hour squashathon in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • Simpson takes Islands title: They may have lost the team title to neighbours Jersey, but Guernsey collected individual gold as Chris Simpson beat Michael Hopkins in straight games in Shetland  ...

  • RSS?  Really Simple Syndication Sounds complicated? Ok, how about "Get the latest squash headlines delivered directly to your desktop" ...

  • Is stretching important? How much should we do it, when should we do it, what good does it do ... Dr Ellen Petersen looks at some stretching do's and don'ts...

  • SQUASH: SO CLOSE : Despite dropping two sports, the IOC decided not to admit any new sports for 2012, as Squash missed out on the crucial IOC vote... Reaction from around the world ...

  • Fine time for the French: French juniors enjoyed success in Cologne, providing six finalists and one winner in the Pioneer Cup ...

  • A Belated Birthday: What with all the trauma of Friday, we clean forgot to congratulate WISPA President Natalie Grainger on her birthday ... so here's a few shots to hopefully make amends ...

  • London: Centre of the world: It's hard to imagine two days more contrasting ... Framboise witnessed the highs and the lows of London ...

  • Nicol's Crucible Quest: It's the tournament for which he works hardest ... no wonder Peter Nicol is desperate to win his first English Open next month ...

  • Jahangir on the radio: With the IOC set to vote on the sports for London 2012, WSF President Jahangir Khan makes the case for squash on New Zealand radio ... listen to the interview ...

  • Willmott leads England in World Junior Teams: While the Australian team for the Women's World Junior Championship in Belgium has been hard hit by injuries, defending champions Egypt have been named top seeds for the team event ...

  • Kneipp & Chinappa take Grand Final Titles: The Netherland's Wilson R&S Squashcircuit concluded at Meersquash with Joe Kneipp and Joshna Chinappa taking the final titles of the season ...

  • SquashSite Chronicles: From Classics to Coming up ... the first in an occasional series looking at the lighter side and the goings-on ...

  • Kuwaiti Promise: At the age of 16, Abdullah Al-Mezayen has all the skills, and represents a promising future for Kuwaiti squash ...

  • End of the Quiet times: Players used to get a couple of months off in the Summer ... not any more ... Malcolm looks at upcoming events ...

  • Atkinson in Porto Party: World Champion Vanessa Atkinson was a star attraction at the Porto Open, which coincided with some offbeat celebrations in Portugal's squash capital ...

  • Willstrop's teenage test: The draw for the $85k Pakistan Open pitches defending champion James Willstrop against Pakistan's Aamir Atlas Khan ...

  • Cassie to become a Mum: In Issue #11, back to Karachi, A Girl for Salma, Cassie's great news, Jansher turns reporter, Americans invade Pontefract, Joshna the Ambassador ... and more ...

  • A year at the top for Rachael, half for Thierry: The July WISPA rankings represent a year at the top for Australia's Rachael Grinham, with Thierry Lincou celebrating six months at the top of the PSA rankings ...

  • Ramy's Pakistani triple: World Junior Champion Ramy Ashour continued his run of wins over Pakistani opponents as he won the final of the Herald Maritime Services Open in Mumbai ...

  • Jansher treat for India: Guest of honour at the HMS Open in Mumbai is Jansher Khan ... Pradeep Vijayakar talked to the squash legend ...

Squash News: JUNE 2005

  • South American Superstars Last week's La Hacienda Open titles were taken by two stars of South America ... today's interview, Samantha Teran ...

  • English Open Expands This year's Mamut English Open at Sheffield's Crucible Theratre will include a new women's event ...

  • Jordan first stop for 7th Tour A visit to Amman, the capital city of Jordan, kicks off the seventh annual WISPA Promotional Tour from 01-11 September ...

  • HK Players well-prepared The Crocodile Challenge Cup presents an opportunity for HK's junior and senior players to test their mettle against international competition ...

  • David Palmer Gallery He's been World Champion and World Number one, and has won a multitude of titles ... here's a birthday gallery for the world number three ...

  • Spotlight on Shabana Day Two - 'The Triumph of Instinct' - profile of a world champion ...

  • Chinappa & El Weleily top Herentals Draw: India's Joshna Chinappa and Egypt's Raneem El Weleily head the draw for next month's Women's World Junior Championships in Belgium ...

  • US Pro titles for Walker and Grainger: Chris Walker reclaimed the US Professional title in Los Angeles, while Natalie Grainger became the inaugural women's champion in Los Angeles ...

  • Ritwik romps to Chennai title: India's top ranked player Ritwik Bhattacharya claimed the title in the Chennai Open, beating Siddarth Suchde in the all-Indian final ... Ritwik writes from Chennai

  • Macree & Matthew take Grand Prix titles: The climax of the BSPA Grand Prix Finals in Abingdon saw Rebecca Macree claim her fourth straight title and Nick Matthew his first ...

  • World Opens combine in Hong Kong: The biggest ever single event in World Squash will take place in Hong Kong at the end of the year when the Men's and Women's World Open Championships will be staged jointly for the first time ...

  • Shahid shuts out Azlan in Lahore final:  Top seed Shahid Zaman beat Azlan Iskandar to claim the title in the $25k Pakistan circuit #2 in Lahore...

  • Esporta join the National League: The National Squash League will make a welcome return to the capital next season, with Esporta Croydon swelling the ranks ...

  • Boswell does it again in Mexico : Stewart Boswell's climb back to the top continued as he claimed his fifth successive PSA tour title in Mexico's Queretaro Open ...

  • Colombians hopes dashed in Bogota finals  Home hopes were thwarted in Bogota as Rafael Alarcon and Samantha Teran claimed the titles in the La Hacienda Open in Bogota ... Juan Carlos Santacruz on the finals ...

  • Gaultier & Atkinson take Euro titles  France's Gregory Gaultier retained his European Individual title in Prague, as world champion Vanessa Atkinson added the women's crown to her trophy cabinet ...

  • World no. ones top World Games Draws World number ones Thierry Lincou and Rachael Grinham head the draws for the World Games to be held in Germany next month ...

  • Mini Squash Century in Stoke : 21 months after launching the initiative on BBC TV's "Blue Peter", Peter Nicol helped to unveil the 100th Mini Squash Approved Centre ...

  • Carruthers and Pittock win down under : Simon Carruthers collected his first PSA title in Naracoorte, while Amelia Pittock went one better than last year in Kalgoorlie ...

  • Top award for Nicol : Malaysia's squash queen Nicol David has become the first winner of the new Penang Premier TYT Challenge Trophy ...

  • The Quiet Season!: In issue #10 ... just the ticket for Marcus, Malta beat Poland, Nicol poised for award, a court of your own, Sachika looks to make her mark, and more ...

  • Back to Réunion: Thierry Lincou beat Grégory Gaultier in five games to win the Mutant Pro tournament on Lincou's home of La Réunion ...

  • Anyone for Doubles?: It's a different world on a hardball doubles court ... Chris Walker explains ...

  • Olympic sports gang up on Squash
    OLYMPICS: Squash is facing a massive closed-shop barrier from existing Olympic sports as the sport's bid for a place in the 2012 Games gets close to the voting stage ...

  • Squash, the Film: Nominated for an Oscar, this superb short$film, set in a squash court, is a 'must view' ...

  • Al Ahram return hopes dashed: Hopes of a return of one of squash's most high-profile events have been dashed by the announcement that the 2005 Al-Ahram International will now not take place at the end of this month ...

  • Brtitish Open - volunteers needed: Your chance to get behind the scenes at the world's top squash event, this October in London ...

  • Malaysia marvels at Nicol's success: The June world rankings didn't see many changes, but Nicol David's rise to number three has created a stir in her homeland ...

  • David claims Dutch Open title: Nicol David came from two games down to beat Linda Elriani in the final of the Mamut Dutch Open in Almere, while Bradley Ball won the men's title, also in five games ...

Squash News: MAY 2005

  • Rouen beat St Cloud in French Final: The final of the French league play-offs in Antibes featured six of the world's top ten in a fantastic lineup ... Framboise in Antibes ...

  • Fast and Furious Milo finals : India's Joshna Chinappa and Pakistan's Farhan Rashid cruised to victory in the U19 finals of the Milo All-Stars in Malaysia ... Alex Wan reports ...

  • Steady as she goes : Not much movement in June's world rankings, as Thierry Lincou and Rachael Grinham maintain their grips on the top spots ...

  • It's a girl thing : Women are more susceptible to some types of injury than men ... in part one Philip Newton looks at Stress Fractures ...

  • Dutch Doublefor Almere : Rixax Almere completed a men's and women's double in the Dutch league playoffs in Rotterdam, but it was a close-run thing for the men ...

  • Kasey's maiden title: Australia's Kasey Brown collected her maiden WISPA title in the WA Open in Perth, while Stewart Boswell collected his fourth in six weeks

  • A PSA event in YOUR Club? Of Course! Getting close to the top players is easier than you think ... Ted Wallbutton has a dream of bringing the players to you ...

  • World Stars head for Duisburg: Squash is one of 40 sports in July's World Games in Germany, and both World no. ones will be there ...

  • PSA tour moves into Saudi: A new Super Series event hits the PSA tour in December, the Saudi International ...

  • No rest for the Squash Player: End of the season? Winter merges into Summer and the players are suffering from a never-ending schedule ...

  • Merci!: All at SquashSite would like to thank our readers for giving us some pretty impressive visit statistics, and lots of suggestions in the survey ...

  • Wolves are the Champs: In a thrilling finale in Nottingham, Wolverhampton deposed the reigning champions to claim the 2005 National League title ... Homeric!

  • Halifax confirmed Super League Champs: The final round of matches saw champions Halifax lose out to Bradford as Cardiff claimed second place ...

  • Take the SquashSite Survey: We're trying to find out a little more about our readership, so please complete our simple survey ... and win a SquashSite t-shirt while you're at it ...

  • England ready for Real Thing: England may have lost out to Australia in some practice sessions, but coach David Pearson is confident the players will be more than ready for the real events ...

  • Petersen pinches Carcassone title: Denmark's unseeded Ellen Petersen claimed her first WISPA title for four years in the Carcassone City Open in France ...

  • Boswell marches on: Stewart Boswell continued his winning ways, collecting his third comeback title in Merredin, Western Australia, after having to qualify once again ...

  • Nicol takes Paderborner to Bundesliga title: Paderborner SC, led by Peter Nicol, won the German Bundesliga title on countback from CW Bonn/Mulheim, while Linda Elriani led CW Bonn/Mulheim to victory in the women's final ...

  • Squash Shorts: Dubai 3s, Mongolian Mix-up, Syed makes amends, Clubs on the up, Lambs protesters thrown out, Squash and Leekes, and more ...

  • Aussies crush England in doubles tests: A three-match 'test series' in Manchester buoyed Australia's hopes of a Commonwealth Games medal haul ...

  • Exciting times for Jersey: They were late starters, but a development programme and a new director of squash is starting to pay dividends in the Channel Islands ...

  • Squash and the Olympics: a perfect match: With decision day just weeks away, WSF Chief Exec Christian Leighton explains why squash and the Olympics are a perfect match ... NEW: Jahangir: My Proudest Moment ... How the vote will be made ...

  • Focus on France: It's a busy weeoend in France, with unseeded Ellen Petersen reaching the final of the Open de la Cité in Carcassone, Thierry Lincou taking the Nicolas Sirm PSA Challenger in Marseille, and the finals of the Karakal Nunior circuit in La Rochelle ...

  • Euro Double for England: England claimed both titles in the European U17 and U15 team championships in Boblingen ...

  • Grinham survives Hot Hurghada Final: World number one Rachael Grinham came from 2-0 down to beat local heroine Omneya Abdel Kawy 10-8 in the fifth in the final of the Hurghada International ..

  • Thierry Lincou on Stade2: You may not undertand what Rodolphe Gaudin, the reporter/editor is saying, but I'm sure you'll get the general sense of it all ...

  • Mamut May Ticket Madness: Tickets are now available for the Mamut English Open, the opening event of next season's men's international circuit, with discounts for early purchasers

  • Power cruises to Super Series title: Jonathon Power turned in a fantastic performance to beat Thierry Lincou in straight games in the final in Broadgate  ...

  • Galifi claims Atlanta title: Frenchman Stéphane Galifi claimed his third PSA tour title, beating Gavin Jones in the final of the Atlanta Open ...

  • Club titles for  Colets and Strings: While Colets retained their National Clubs Title in Nottingham, Strings scooped the women's title at their first attempt ...

  • A great night at Pall Mall: Framboise was off duty for the inaugural World Squash Awards ... and enjoyed a great evening ...

  • World Awards: Malcolm is impressed with the awards dinner ... less so with the journey home ...

  • Six and Four for Power and Jans: Jonathon Power and Melanie Jans-Burke extended their Canadian Nationals title wins to six and four, respectively, in Toronto ...

  • Discovering NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming isn't an every day phrase ... but Pete Gooding refers to it as reaching the "No Lose Position" ...

  • No predictions for Broadgate: With eight of the top nine heading for London next week, Malcolm is in no mood for predictions ...

  • US Open graduates to Harvard: After three years in Boston's Symphony Hall, November's US Open is moving on, and adding a women's event ...

  • Wolves look forward to the final: It was a historic night for Wolverhampton as they reached their first final ... Framboise reports and meets the personalities in the Midlands ...

  • Manchester Junior Magic: Manchester seems to be the focal point for UK squash these days, and with an impressive junior programme in place it could be so for many years to come ...

  • Wolves clinch National League Final Debut: A repeat 3-2 victory over Tewkesbury in the semi-final second leg saw Wolverhampton reach the National League final where they will take on champions Manchester/Pontefract ...

  • Power back in the top four: On the eve of the Canadian Nationals Jonathon Power will be boosted by his return to the world's top four in the May World Rankings ...

Squash News: APRIL 2005

  • WISPA launches online entries: Issue #6: Squash in the Games, Mamut goes Dutch, US Pro Champs expand, McKay backs Squash, End of an Era ... and more ...

  • England on top in Dublin: The first group of Masters Home Internationals in Dublin saw England win all three divisions ... Jason Foster reports ...

  • Another Euro Double for England: England's women retained their title in Amsterdam in a close encounter with hosts Netherlands, while the men beat France 4-0 ... 

  • Dramatic Venues a plus for Squash: Squash's ability to be staged in spectacular venues could be a big boost for Olympic recognition hopes, but existing sports are unhappy at vote proposals by IOC president Jacques Rogge ...

  • Mega title for Ross: England's Stacey Ross claimed his first PSA title, beating defending champion Scott Handley in the final of the Mega Italia Open in Brescia ...

  • Beachill goes Green in Austria: When Lee Beachill agreed to play for Wiener Neudorf in the Austrian Bungesliga they didn't tell him about the team strip ...

  • Grinham meets the QA Challenge: Rachael Grinham defeated Natalie Grainger in the final of the Qatar Airways Challenge in Doha to collect the biggest prize of the year and retain her world number one ranking ...

  • Kids in Bermuda: Encouraging young children to follow a healthy lifestyle was the focus of an innovative Childrens Health Week programme in Bermuda ...

  • Ricketts powers to Colets title: Top seed Anthony Ricketts captured his first BSPA title, beating Azlan Iakander in the final to complete an impressive tournament from the Australian ... plus: Parky from Colets ...

  • Two out of Two for Boswell in NZ: Comeback kid Stewart Boswell collected his second PSA title in a week, winning the South Island Classic at a canter ...

  • Olympic hopes take a knock: IOC President Jacques Rogge has said that it is unlikely that any existing sports will be dropped from the programme, a blow to squash's hopes of inclusion ...

  • Walker takes Dutch title: Alister Walker beat top seed Tommy Berden to win the Hellendoorn title ... Andy Whipp's final diary ...

  • Razik grabs Swiss Success: Canada's Shahier Razik completed a clean sweep of 3/0 victories as he beat Gavin Jones in the final in Switzerland ... new photos ...

  • Teran takes Vancouver title: Samantha Teran claimed her third WISPA title in Vancouver ...

  • Berrett on fire in Ilkley: Top seed Marcus Berrett crushed Peter Barker to retain his Ilkley Open title in Yorkshire ...

  • Top Seeds take Irish Titles: Local favourite Madeline Perry delighted the crowd at the Fitzwilliam Club as claimed the Irish Open title in a contentious final against Annelize Naude, and Ong Beng Hee claimed the men's crown in Dublin ...

  • Boswell is back !!! Eighteen months off with a crippling back injury ... three challenger victories in Australia ...  Stewart Boswell has taken the South Island Open title in New Zealand ...

  • Fine time in Prague: Local hero Jan Koukal beat England's Andy Whipp 3/0 in the final of the Prague Open, but Whippy still had an enjoyable week ...Andy's Prague Diary ...

  • First title for Selby: Daryl Selby claimed his first PSA Tour title in the Sprotheque Pro-Am in Canada ...

  • Power Masters Beachill in Bermuda: Canada's Jonathon Power claimed his third PSA Masters title with a comprehensive win over Lee Beachill in the final ... Outstanding Power: Framboise reports

  • Atkinson Takes Texas Title: World Champion Vanessa Atkinson became the world number one in waiting as she came from two down to beat Rachael Grinham in the Texas Open final in Dallas ...

  • Squash Shorts - Issue #3: Indian squash Hall of Fame, award for Ronnie Bell, UK Coaching Academy, Triciah trains abroad, Pakistanis denied Swiss visas ... and more ...

  • Virtual Spectator: BERMUDA: “The first time I read those two words, I said to myself, what the heck is that…?”.  Now Framboise has seen the future of sport in Bermuda ...

  • Almost Famous: Kaleidoscope: As a squash player it's hard work to get into the 'almost famous club' ... Amr Shabana should know ...

  • British Open returns to London: BRITISH: After a gap of more than ten years, the British Open Squash Championships will return to England's capital city in October ...

  • Esporta title for Garner BSPA: Ben Garner beat Peter Genever in the final of the Esporta Open in Croydon to claim his first BSPA title ...

  • Willstrop's Calgary Adventure WILLSTROP: Four fabulous clubs and four full houses as Malcolm, James and John White conclude their exhibition tour of Calgary ...

  • Lambs Appeal Lambs founder Mike Corby was interviewed on BBC Radio London, and offered a glimmer of hope for the famous squash club facing demolition ...

  • How technology has changed the Game Neil Frankland looks at the effect of new equipment on the game and the players ...

  • Palmer rises to two Australia's David Palmer rises to no 2 in the April PSA rankings, while in the WISPA rankings Rachael Grinham maintains number one spot ...

  • Help for Bramhall NEWS: It's not all bad news for squash facilities in England, as England Squash assist in the revitalisation of a facility under threat ...

Squash News: MARCH 2005

Squash News: FEBRUARY 2005

  • Halifax pull clear of the pack Halifax won the clash of the unbeaten teams in round three of the Super League ...Exeter stay second ... good away win for Martlesham ...

  • ToC Titles for Ricketts & Atkinson Anthony Ricketts and Vanessa Atkinson claimed the Tournament of Champions titles in New York's Grand Central Terminal ...

  • End of the Road for Rebecca World number nine Rebecca Macree has announced her immediate retirement from the WISPA tour ...

  • Bianchetti bags Belgian title Top seed Davide Bianchetti beat Stacey Ross 3/2 in the final of the Netebo's Open in Brussels ...

  • Ricketts shocks Shabana in  NY Framboise reports on the semi-finals as Lincou & Ricketts reach the men's final, and Elriani beats another Grinham to set up a date with Atkinson...

  • Lincou 'Champion of Champions' Thierry Lincou was again awarded the top sporting honour of La Réunion, and broadcast his feelings live from New York to the island ...

  • Nicol and Power in Wharf Opener Peter Nicol and Jonathon Power are set to renew their rivalry in the opening match of the ISS Canary Wharf Classic next month ...

  • £4,000+ for Tsumani Appeal Wolverhampton raised over £4,000 for the Tsumani Appeal in a 24-hour Charity Squash Marathon ...

  • Simpson & Gates take U19 titles Hampshire's Chris Simpson and Sussex's Jenna Gates claimed the British U19 titles at the National Squash Centre in Manchester ...

  • Perry and Hang take Hong Kong titles Local favourite Wong Wai Hang claimed the men's title in Buler Cup  while Madeline Perry prevented a Hong Kong double ...

  • Waters bags maiden title in Southport England's Alison Waters claimed her maiden WISPA tour title, beating Carla Khan in the final of the Forbes Open in Southport ...

  • 10/10 for Guildford A great win, and great hospitality from UniSport Guildford as Framboise sees Tewkesbury's unbeaten run come to an end ...

  • New Court for Eventis Eventis Sports Marketing, promoters of the Canary Wharf Classic and English Open, have teamed up with Roluvents from Belgium to buy a new Glass Court ...

  • Beachill on Top Malcolm Willstrop on the Nationals finals ...

  • Linda Champion at last, three for Beachill At the fifth attempt, Linda Elriani finally became National Champion, while Lee Beachill claimed his third title ...

  • Good year for Rahmat  After a successful start to 2005, legendary coach Rahmat Khan has been nominated Pakistan's 'Coach of the Year' for the second time in succession ...

  • Grainger pips Perry in Poughkeepsie final Top seed Natalie Grainger recovered from 2-0 down to win the Vassar Class of 32 in Poughkeepsie, NY ...

  • David claims KL hat-trick KL Maleysia's Nicol David broke her three year title drought with a third Country View KL Open win, beating Annelize$Naude in the final in Kuala Lumpur ...

  • Gough & Bailey take Grantham titles Welshman Alex Gougl and local favourite Tania Bailey captured the titles in Grantham ...

  • Winnipeg title for Pilley Home favourite Matthew Giuffre fell at the last hurdle in the Manitoba Open as Cameron Pilley claimed the title in Winnipeg ...

  • The Place To Be Forget the Nationals, the Super Series events ... to meet the stars the place to be is the Surrey Cup ...

Squash News: JANUARY 2005

  • Everything Asian The world squash order is changing, if 2004 is anything to go by, says Alex Wan ...

  • Lincou & Beachill still top While the world's top two remain unchanged, all the other positions in the top ten for February are changed ...

  • Second win for Tim at Lambs Tim Garner laid his hands on the Jesters Trophy for the second time at Lambs Club, ending the five-year reign of Steve Richardson in the Amateur Championship ...

  • New champions in Germany It was the youngsters to the fore in the German National Championships in Mülheim as Hansi Seestaller and Karin Beriere claimed their first titles ...

  • Nicol back on top in Ohio Peter Nicol won his first PSA tournament for nine months with a straight games win over Amr Shabana in the final of the EBS Dayton Open in Ohio ...

  • Matthew on fire in Edinburgh World no 7 Nick Matthew turned in a scintillating display to capture the Artemis Open title in Edinburgh ...

  • White hot in cold Chicago John White turned on the power in the final of the Windy City Open Chicago to beat Amr Shabana in straight games ...

  • Back to Broadgate for the Super Series finals London's Broadgate Arena will host the Brit Insurance Super Series Finals in May for the 7th time ...

  • Colets march on in Club Champs Defending champions Colets show no sign of relinquishing their National Club Championships title ...

  • Men's World Open back in WSF hands The ownership of the Men's World Open  title has changed hands ...

  • Pakistan's Dozen in Chennai Pakistan recorded their twelfth consecutive Asian Junior Team Championships victory in Chennai, with Hong Kong winning the women's title ...

  • Lee & JK team up for World Squash Day Squash legend Jahangir Khan was back on court supporting Squash's bid for inclusion in the the 2012 Olympic Games ...

  • Joe Shaw: 75 today Happy birthday to Joe Shaw, as one of Australia's top coaches reaches the grand old age of 75 !!!

  • A new Handley Congratulations to Scott Handley on the
    arrival of a new baby boy ...

  • Rochester Reward for Ritwik Top seed Ritwik Bhattacharya won the Rochester pro-am title in NY, but was made to work hard during, and after, the tournament ...

  • Canary Wharf signs Canadian Showman Jonathon Power is the latest top player to confirm his participation in March's ISS Canary Wharf Classic, completing the eight world stars heading for Canary Wharf  ...

  • Top Seeds Take Asian Titles Top seeds Joshna Chinappa and Amir Atlas Khan claimed victory in the finals of the Asian Junior Championship in Chennai ...

  • Greenwich double for Elriani England's top seed Linda Elriani beat Omneya Abdel Kawy in the final of the Greenwich Open in Connecticut to win the title for the second successive year

  • Berden bests Barker for Calgary Crown Dutchman Tommy Berden beat top seed Peter Barker in the final of the Talisman Energy Pro-Am at Calgary's Bankers Hall Club ...

  • Strongest ever Super League With 19 of the world's top 30 players signed up, the 2005 Super League which gets under way at the end of the month is the strongest ever ...

  • Manchester & Tewkesbury roll on League leaders Manchester/Pontefract and Oberthur Strings Tewkesbury both consolidated their leads in National League round six, while Framboise had a lovely time at the Lost Club ...

  • My Front Court Game could get better ... British Junior Open Champion Joshna Chinappa is looking to move into the senior ranks, and knows where she needs to improve ...

  • Garner grabs Evergreen Glory Top seed Ben Garner claimed his first PSA title for three years with victory in the Evergreen Open final in Vancouver ...

  • Shahid Victorious in Virginia Pakistan's Shahid Zaman claimed his second PSA tour title, beating Bradley Ball in the final of the Virginia Pro Champs in Richmond ...

  • Ritwik Reaps Rocafort Reward India's top seed Ritwik Bhattacharya claimed his third PSA tour title with victory over qualifier Bader Abdel Aziz in the final of the Rocafort Open in Barcelona ...

  • Moving On To Move Up? John White is moving to the United States ... Framboise finds out why, when, and more ...

  • Becky breezes to Philly title England's top seed Becky Botwright recorded a fourth consecutive straight-games win to claim the Liberty Bell title Philadelphia ...

  • Carlisle Calamity The storms and flooding that cut Carlisle off over the last few days have had a devastating effect on Carlisle Squash Club, and it needs help ...

  • Surprise win for Wolves Framboise was at Nottingham to see Wolverhampton walk away with a win they didn't expect ...

  • World boss optimistic for Olympic Inclusion
    Outgoing WSF Chief Executive Ted Wallbutton says he’s optimistic about the chances of squash being included in the 2012 Olympics ...

  • Power & Kawy  take Apawamis titles   The first tour  titles of 2005 were claimed by Jonathon Power and Omneya Abdel Kawy...

  • Azlan wins Mumbai Challenge Malaysian Open champion Azlan Iskandar picked up another title in Mumbai, beating local favourite Ritwik Bhattacharya in the inaugural CCI Ezra Invitation ...

  • BJO finals in Sheffield Pakistan claimed three  British Junior Open titles at Abbeydale, with  Egypt taking four and India one

  • COCORICO! France's Thierry Lincou is now officially the World Champion AND World Number One (oh, and James Willstrop is up to number five) ...

Squash News: DECEMBER 2004

Squash News: NOVEMBER 2004

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