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Monthly archives: May, 2015

SELBY AND WATERS CARRY OFF GRAND PRIX TITLES

Essex’s Daryl Selby and Middlesex’s Alison Waters triumphed in theBSPA Grand Prix Finals at the Roehampton Club in London on Friday night. Both top seeds won their deciders in straight games, Selby routing second-seeded South African Shaun le Roux 11-4, 11-8, 11-8 in 26 minutes to retain the men’s title and Waters defeating Derbyshire’s Millie Tomlinson



Five Essex players target England U-11 Championships

Five players will be wearing the colours of Essex at this weekend’s England Under-11 Championships at the Hallamshire Squash Club in Yorkshire. County coach Dave Webster will be travelling with the quintet for the two-day event which today released the event draw. Essex’s highest ranked under-11 player Yusuf Sheikh has a first-round bye but his Connaught



Piper takes runners-up spot at Winchester Junior Open.

Last weekend, Piper Rose Tatum, who started the day seeded 3 / 4, picked up her second trophy in consecutive weekends after reaching the final of the Girls’ U15 at the Winchester Junior Open. Having received a bye in the first round, Piper then made an impressive start in the quarter final beating 5 /



Essex players feature in YouTube Squash promo

A new promotional squash video currently airing on YouTube features some familiar Essex faces in the footage. Film maker Paul Abel chose the English U-11 Festival at Nottingham last month as his feature venue and grabbed some great shots of the two Essex teams who were competing that day. Paul is hoping his video will help



Lauren and Alice celebrate as England lift European crowns

England landed two European Junior titles at the weekend helped in no small part by Essex Senior coach Lauren Selby and junior champion Alice Green. Former WSA player Lauren has been recruited into the England fold and along with fellow coach Neil Guirey helped guide the White Rose nation to the Under-15 and Under-17 European team titles.



SERME AND SHORBAGY LIFT BRITISH OPEN CROWNS

The Allam British Open has two first-time champions after France’s Camille Serme and Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy thrilled a packed crowd as they won two sensational finals at the Airco Arena. Serme was taking on England’s former champion Laura Massaro and played superbly to deny the crowd favourite, while Shorbagy came from two-one down to deny the



Hannah wins first OTWS player of the month award

Off The Wall Squash has launched a new awards scheme to incentivise their young players to work hard and hopefully be commended for their efforts. The awards will run every month and OTWS are hoping to see lots of different faces each month, each trying to gain the accolade of ‘Player of the Month’. The attributes and criteria the team at



Magnificent Massaro back from the brink to stun champ Nicol

Laura Massaro, England’s last hope of home glory in the women’s Allam British Open Championship, staged a magnificent fightback to down world no.1 Nicol David in a dramatic semi-final in Hull today. David, the defending and world champion, looked on course for a fourth successive final appearance in the $115,000 event when she took a



Egyptians dominate world squash awards

http://www.squashsite.co.uk/ The annual World Squash Awards were presented after the semi-finals of the Allam British Open in the Airco Arena , as follows: Women’s Young Player of the Year: nominees Nouran Gohar, Habiba Mohamed, winner Amanda Sobhy. Men’s Young Player of the Year:  nominees Diego Elias, Mazen Hesham, winnerFares Dessouki Women’s Player of the Year:



SELBY EXPECTING ‘VERY TOUGH’ RICHARDS TIE

Essex’s Daryl Selby is predicting a “very tough” all-English first-round tie against Surrey’s Tom Richards in the $150,000 Allam British Open in Hull tomorrow night (Tuesday). The pair have met 11 times in all competitions in the last 12 years and Selby (pictured above right) holds a 7-4 advantage, but he said: ” We always



Ben Coleman joins Barker and Selby in Brit Open first round

English pairing Ben Coleman from Essex and Surrey’s Tom Richards led the home charge through qualification in the 2015 Allam British Open, securing impressive 3-0 wins in their respective qualifying finals to move into the main draw, which gets underway at the Airco Arena, Hull, tomorrow. Richards, the former World No.12, produced a commanding performance to



Essex kids claim silverware at Redbridge

REDBRIDGE JUNIOR OPEN REPORT BY ELLIE HEWES AGED 12 The girls all played excellently with some unexpected wins over the weekend. Knowing that squash is struggling with getting girls to play, it was great to see wins and silverware come back from the majority of the Essex girls our that played over the weekend which included, Redbridge’s Elise



Richie Fallows helps Duffield to PSL crown

Richie Fallows from Essex was one of the heroes as Duffield, losing Premier Squash League finalists for the last two years, made no mistake at the third time of asking as they beat St George’s Hill 3-2 in the 2015 PSL decider at Hunts County last night. The Derbyshire club, who lost last year’s final



Impressive India enjoys a Boston glee party

Harwich teenager India Webb was celebrating her first tournament victory at the weekend when she carried all before her at the Boston Open in Lincolnshire. India, a regular member of the Essex county squad, has been on a high-curve of improvement all season and she cemented that success by winning the Under-15 girls’ title in producing



Fabulous Grand Prix final showcases future of Essex Junior Squash

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Colchester Garrison, home of Off The Wall Squash, staged the final round of the 2014/2015 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 was staged over six



Simon Cow joins Essex Junior Squash

We reckon our young Essex squash players have got the X-Factor and there’s plenty of candidates for Britain’s got talent, so why not get Simon Cowell onboard? Sadly, old high trousers is a bit busy, so we’ve called in namesake Simon Cow to give us a hand promoting our summer Barn Dance and Hog Roast. The high hoofing heffer



ENGLAND RETAIN WOMEN’S TITLE BUT LOSE MEN’S

England won the European Women’s Team Squash Championship for the fifth consecutive year today by beating France 2-1 in a hard-fought final in Denmark, but they were beaten 9-6 on games by the French in the men’s decider. Despite missing world no.4 Laura Massaro, who is taking a break from competitive squash, England underlined their