Squash Ezine

Headlines

  • Matthew Becomes a Legend
  • Urban Squash on FOX
  • Bates College’s Two Ahmeds Talk Squash
  • Last Week’s Question
  • Question of the Week
  • Refereeing Scenario #1
  • Refereeing Scenario #2
  • Refereeing Scenario #3
  • Refereeing Scenario #4
  • Refereeing Scenario #5
  • Refereeing Scenario #6
  • Refereeing Scenario #7
  • Refereeing Scenario #8
  • Refereeing Scenario #9
  • Refereeing Scenario #10
  • Refereeing Scenario #11
  • Refereeing Scenario #12
  • Refereeing Scenario #13
  • Refereeing Scenario #14, 15, 16
  • Refereeing Scenario #17
  • College Squash’s Pre-Season Women’s Team Rankings
  • College Squash’s Pre-Season Men’s Team Rankings
  • Truth & Rumors
  • More Squash News
  • Our Decisions on the Refereeing Questions

Matthew Becomes a Legend

Nick Matthew (England) beat Gregory Gaultier (France) 11-9, 11-9, 11-13, 7-11, 11-2 to win his third PSA World Championship.

The match took 111 minutes to complete, and Matthew becomes the second oldest player in history to win the title. And he is one of only five players in history to win the title three or more times.

 

To see Daily Squash Report’s coverage, please click here.

Urban Squash on FOX 8

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Bates College’s Ahmed Abdel Khalek and Ahmed Hatata Talk Squash

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Last Week’s Question

Last week, we asked: “Should a male athlete competing in a professional competition quit to be present for the birth of his child?”

74% said yes

Below are your comments:

– You’re only born once

– Family comes first
– you only pass this way once so make the journey both a broad and deep experience
– There are a few things more important than squash, like staying married
– because you can just play another professional competition some other time
– Yes unless he has already entered the tourney and needs to finish.
– undeniably. Get your priorities straight.

To see last week’s results, please click here.

Question of the Week

In this week’s edition, we feature several videos of amateur players in common situations where a player is looking for a let/stroke.Our decisions are summarized at the bottom of the Ezine.

There are several world class referees who read the Squash Ezine. We encourage them to send their decisions on the calls, and let us know where we got it right/wrong.

To send your feedback, please click here.

Thank you to Mark Bellinger who posted the majority of the videos. Very helpful.

Refereeing Scenario #1

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Refereeing Scenario #2

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Refereeing Scenario #3

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Refereeing Scenario #4

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Refereeing Scenario #5

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Refereeing Scenario #6

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Refereeing Scenario #7

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Refereeing Scenario #8

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Refereeing Scenario #9

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Refereeing Scenario #10

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Refereeing Scenario #11

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Refereeing Scenario #12

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Refereeing Scenario #13

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Refereeing Scenarios #14, 15, 16

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Refereeing Scenario #17

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College Squash’s Pre-Season Women’s Team Rankings

Below are the 2013 – 2014 Dunlop Women’s College Squash Association preseason team rankings.  Listed after each school’s name is their final ranking from last season.

1.    Harvard University (1)

2.    Trinity College (2)

3.    Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (3)

4.    Princeton University (4)

5.    Yale University (5)

6.    Cornell University (6)

7.    Stanford University (7)

8.    Dartmouth College (9)

9.    Brown University (8)

10.  Bates College (10)

11.  Columbia University (11)

12.  Middlebury College (12)

13.  Williams College (13)

14.  George Washington University (14)

15.  Franklin and Marshall College (16)

16.  Amherst College (15)

17.  Bowdoin College (17)

18.  Wesleyan University (18)

19.  Drexel University (20)

20.  Hamilton College (19)

21.  Mount Holyoke College (21)

22.  Colby College (22)

23.  Wellesley College (23)

24.  William Smith College (25)

25.  Connecticut College (24)

26.  St. Lawrence University (27)

27.  Virginia, University of (26)

28.  Boston College (28)

29.  Johns Hopkins University (30)

30.  Georgetown University (29)

31.  Haverford College (33)

32.  Northeastern University (32)

33.  Tufts University (34)

34.  Smith College (35)

35.  California (36)

36.  New York University (37)

37.  Rochester, University of (38)

To see CSA’s article, please click here.

College Squash’s Pre-Season Men’s Team Rankings

Below are the 2013 – 2014 Men’s College Squash Association preseason team rankings.  Listed after each school’s name is their final ranking from last season.

1.    Trinity College (1)

2.    Harvard University (2)

3.    Princeton University (3)

4.    Yale University (4)

5.    Rochester, University of (5)

6.    St. Lawrence University (6)

7.    Franklin and Marshall College (7)

8.    Cornell University (8)

9.    Western Ontario, University of (9)

10.  Dartmouth College (11)

11.  Williams College (10)

12.  Columbia University (12)

13.  Bates College (13)

14.  Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (14)

15.  Naval Academy (15)

16.  Brown University (16)

17.  Middlebury College (17)

18.  Wesleyan University (18)

19.  George Washington University (19)

20.  Bowdoin College (20)

21.  Drexel University (22)

22.  Amherst College (21)

23.  Connecticut College (23)

24.  Hamilton College (24)

25.  Stanford University (25)

26.  Colby College (26)

27.  Bucknell University (27)

28.  Hobart College (29)

29.  Georgetown University (28)

30.  Johns Hopkins University (31)

31.  Tufts University (30)

32.  Boston College (33)

33.  Haverford College (32)

34.  Denison University (35)

35.  Boston University (34)

36.  Virginia, University of (36)

37.  Washington University (St. Louis) (37)

38.  MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (38)

39.  Colgate University (39)

40.  Washington, University of (40)

41.  New York University (41)

42.  Northeastern University (43)

43.  Lehigh University (42)

44.  Northwestern University (44)

45.  Swarthmore College (45)

46.  Southern California (USC), University of (46)

47.  Bryant University (47)

48.  Charleston, College of (49)

49.  Fordham University (48)

50.  California Berkeley, University of (50)

51.  Bard College (51)

52.  Ithaca College (52)

53.  Notre Dame, University of (53)

54.  Vassar College (54)

55.  Siena College (56)

56.  Minnesota, University of (55)

57.  Illinois (Springfield), University of (57)

To see College Squash’s article, please click here.

TRUTH & Rumors

  • Congratulations to James Willstropand partner Vanessa Atkinson who are celebrating the birth of their first baby Logan. #PSA1in2040
  • We couldn’t help but notice that this year’s College Squash pre-season rankings are nearly identical to last year’s end of season rankings. Is it possible no one graduated, was recruited, or noticeably improved in the off-season?
  • St. Lawrence University had to change its long-time logo this past year after Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals threatened legal action.
  • Bates College didn’t have to change its logo this past year. But they chose to. Their mascot is the Bobcat. But we think the new logo looks more like a pussycat.
  • The interweb has been abuzz this week as merger talkshave heated up between the PSA and WSA. If the WSA thinks they are treated unequally now, just wait. Two businesses never merge. One is always acquired.
  • But the WSA, which still hasn’t found a host for this year’s championship event doesn’t have much negotiating power these days.
  • Legendary squash coach David Pearson toldSquashMad.com that Nick Matthew is undeniablyEngland’s greatest player ever.
  • Jahangir Khan‘s father Roshan Khan was a pretty good player himself. He won the 1957 British Open and reached the finals in 1956 and 1960.
    • At that time, the British Open was regarded as squash’s world championship event.

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 Our Decisions on the Referee Questions 

1) Yes let

2) Yes let3) Stroke to blue

4) Stroke to red

5) Stroke to red

6) Stroke to blue

7) No let

8) Yes, let. Reasonable fear of injury

9) Stroke to blue

10) Stroke to blue. Conduct warning for hitting opponent with ball

11) Stroke to red

12) Stroke to black

13) Yes let

14) Stroke to black

15) No let

16) Stroke to blue

17) Stroke to white

 


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