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Monthly archives: February, 2015

Allez Alice as she goes close to French Open title

Billericay’s Alice Green came within a whisker of adding the French Junior Open title to her English and British crowns on Sunday when she was narrowly beaten in the Under-15 final in Lille by European No.1 Alina Bushma from the Ukraine . Unseeded Alice, 13, currently ranked five in England, came through a testing route to the

Squash shines again at Active Essex School Games

The Active Essex School Games re-introduced squash into their programme this year and after last week’s hugely successful finals at The Colchester Garrison, it is safe to say the decision was bang on, . On Friday 13th February nine primary school teams trooped over to the Corporal Budd VC squash courts at the Garrison to do battle. Most

Duffield storm in PSL semi-finals

Duffield, runners-up in the last two Premier Squash League campaigns, marched into the semi-finals of the 2014-15 competition as the race for the play-offs moved up a gear. The Division A leaders made it eight wins from eight matches with a 5-0 romp at PSL newcomers Leicester, which lifted the Derbyshire club to 149 points,

Eldessouky brothers bring a touch of Egyptian flair to Connaught Open

Essex got a glympse of the current power of Egyptian squash at the weekend when brothers Omar and Ahmed Eldessouky came, saw and conquered all before them at the Connaught Junior Open. The siblings, holidaying in England from their home in Alexandria in Egypt, signed up for Dave Webster’s popular event at Chingford and gave

Essex’s awesome foursome march on in County Cup

Essex players delivered magnificent displays in the Inter-County Cup at the weekend with all four of our teams booking their places into the second round stages. The event, designed for emerging players who have yet to represent their county, gave a snap-shot of the strength in depth of Essex Squash as three of our four teams emerged


England Squash chief executive Keir Worth has admitted that it has been a “challenging few months” at ESR since he took over as CEO – but he feels that there is now light at the end of the tunnel. He reveals in an exclusive column in the latest issue of Squash Player magazine that ESR have been

Grand Prix Series hotting up after Round 2 at Lexden

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Lexden Squash Club staged round two of the Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series on Sunday,  an event designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who have yet to wear county colours, the Grand Prix competition will be staged over six months at five different

Rory marches to glory at Essex Senior Closed

Report by David Harris, ESRA Tournament Organiser Club Kingswood played host to the belated 2014 Senior Essex Closed last weekend attracting over 50 entries across Category A, B and C levels backed up with Over 35, Over 45 and Over 55 events. In the Men’s A , four of our top players in Essex were seeded to do

Daryl wins in Scotland but injured Barker out of Swedish Open

Daryl Selby made it three BSPA Edinburgh titles in a row and five overall with a finely balanced win over second seed Shaun Le Roux on Sunday.The packed crowd in Edinburgh Sports Club’s “bearpit” court five were treated to two fiercely contested first games with neither player able to make any significant headway against the scoreboard.It

Diego and Nouran extend reigns at top of World Junior rankings

Diego Elias and Nouran Gohar – from Peru and Egypt, respectively – extend their reigns at the top of the latest WSF World Junior Rankings, published today by the World Squash Federation. Elias, 18, from Lima, made history in August last year by winning the WSF Men’s World Junior Individual Championship in Namibia without dropping


England Squash & Racketball has announced a new partnership with SquashLevels, an online resource for clubs, associations and individual players. SquashLevels is an extensive website that collects squash match results and assigns a level of ability for every squash player, from complete beginner right up to the very top players in the world. The system receives match results