Gordon Grabs Irish Open Semi In Dublin

26 April 2013

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 15 Cannon Kirk Homes Irish Open, Dublin, Ireland

Quarter-finals:
[1] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt [Q] Jens Schoor (GER) 11-9, 11-4, 4-11, 11-2 (52m)
[3] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt [Q] Lucas Serme (FRA) 11-13, 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 (73m)
Christopher Gordon (USA) bt [WC] Arthur Gaskin (IRL) 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-3 (71m)
[2] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt Shaun le Roux (RSA) 12-10, 11-6, 11-6 (40m)

A quarter-finalist in his first appearance in the event 12 months ago, US champion Christopher Gordon went one better in this year’s Cannon Kirk Homes Irish Open in Dublin when he beat local star Arthur Gaskin to reach the semi-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club. Continue reading

World Doubles in New York

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 01:05 PM PDT

Ninety five of the world’s best hardball doubles players from 19 countries across the globe converged on New York to compete for the 2013 World Doubles Championships title.

The tournament saw home heroes Amanda Sobhy and Natalie Grainger take out the World Doubles women’s championship, Aussie all-star team Damian Mudge and Ben Gould added another trophy to their impressive collection in the men’s division, and another Australian victory by Paul Price and Narelle Krizek in the mixed division.

In the women’s draw semifinals, top seeded US team Grainger and Sobhy defeated England’s Tina Rix and Carrie Hastings, while Australians Narelle Krizek and Natarsha McElhinny were defeated by Canada’s Seanna Keating and Stephanie Hewitt, to make the 2013 World Doubles women’s championship final an all-North American affair. Continue reading

Olympic bid twitter focus

As we get closer to the presentation to the IOC Executive Board in St Petersburg on May 29, can we ask you and all your contacts to follow @vote4squash on Twitter.

It would also be great if you can encourage all your contacts / databases to Tweet the following today to continue the countdown:

Now only 5 weeks 2 go before we present our case to the IOC to join the Olympics; pls support the campaign: Follow @Vote4Squash #vote4squash

WSF Hails Nicol & Garner’s 7 Continent Challenge Triumph

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Nicol (right) and Garner pictured overlooking Santiago

22 April 2013

World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran has praised the Xodus 7 Continent Challenge as an initiative of ‘epic proportions’ and one which has given the sport’s Olympic bid a great boost.

Peter Nicol MBE and fellow former professional Tim Garner launched the Xodus 7 Continent Challenge in Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands on the edge of Antarctica just over a week ago – Continue reading

Dessouki Prevails In Pretoria Final

22 April 2013

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 NSA Open, Pretoria, South Africa

1st round:
[1] Peter Creed (WAL) bt Jean-Pierre Brits (RSA) 11-7, 11-7, 11-3
Fares Mohamed Dessouki (EGY) bt [Q] Thoboki Mohohlo (RSA) 11-5, 11-6, 3-11, 11-5
Alex Ingham (ENG) bt Suleman Khan (PAK) 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
Thomas Ford (ENG) bt [8] Steven London (ENG) 4-11, 11-9, 11-2, 12-10
[6] Geoffrey Demont (FRA) bt Jerome Dadot (FRA) 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
[Q] Ruan Olivier (RSA) bt Haseeb Gul (PAK) 11-8, 11-2, 8-3 ret.
[Q] Michael Wood (RSA) bt Zahir Shah (PAK) 6-11, 11-9, 13-11, 3-11, 11-9
[Q] Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) bt [3] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6
[4] Clinton Leeuw (RSA) bt [Q] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) 11-8, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3
[Q] Andrew Martin (RSA) bt Jonathan Maloney (ENG) 11-5, 11-5, 12-10
Shinnosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt Sajid Khan (PAK) 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 Continue reading