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Monthly archives: March, 2016

Magnificent Seven for England

England made it seven team titles in a row as they beat France in the final to be crowned as champion in Kriens, Switzerland at the U19 European Squash Championships team event. Countries enter teams of three players to represent them in the championships with two boys and one girl. In each round of the



Lauren Selby wins top England Squash Polar award at British Open

Congratulations to Lauren Selby​ on being name Participation Driver of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Polar Squash Workforce Awards at a special ceremony staged by England Squash during the Allam British Open in Hull last night. Lauren, who heads up the Off The Walls Squash Academy coaching team in Colchester and is a key



Ramy pulls off great escape but it’s curtains for Nick Matthew

On a day full of drama in the second round of the Allam British Open, Ramy Ashour escaped from the jaws of defeat in a 106-minute marathon against Ryan Cuskelly, and Ali Farag claimed another huge result for Egypt by downing three-time champion Nick Matthew. In another massive match lasting 95 minutes, Germany’s Simon Rosner



New Zealand to stage 2017 Women’s World Junior Teams

Some 28 years after staging the third edition of the event in 1989, New Zealand will host the 17th WSF Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in Tauranga in July next year. The 2017 World Squash Federation event, which will also feature the Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual Championships, will take place at Devoy



Ramy Ashour and Gregory Gaultier avoid early exits at British Open

The opening day of action at the 2016 Allam British Open saw the high-profile trio of three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour, current World Champion Gregory Gaultier and Women’s World No.6 Omneya Abdel Kawy narrowly avoid crashing out of the prestigious PSA World Series tournament, dubbed the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’, at the very first hurdle. Inside



INTERVIEW: Peter Barker takes on life’s next chapter

Rod Gilmour of Squash Player Magazine talks to Essex professional Peter Barker about his new role with England Squash following his retirement from the PSA World Tour With a fashionable overnight bag slung over his shoulder, wearing a tracksuit and red puffer jacket, Peter Barker walks into a Euston hotel looking set for yet another



England Squash select Essex duo for British Open qualifiers

Good luck to Alice Green and Elise Lazarus at the Allam sponsored British Open qualifiers in Hull tomorrow. What an amazing opportunity and experience for the two teenagers (Elise is just 14 and Elise 15) to compete at the most famous Squash event in the world and often referred to as The Wimbledon of Squash. Both girls



LIEUTENANT COLONEL CIARAN GRIFFIN PRESENTS PRIZES AT ROMAN CUP FINALS

THE Colchester Garrison squash courts were rocking again on Thursday when more than 70 schoolchildren competed in the finals of this season’s Off The Wall Squash Roman Cup competition. The finals saw 10 teams going full tilt in pursuit of glory producing a level of squash that left Lieutenant Colonel Ciaran Griffin OBE, Commander of Colchester Garrison, suitably impressed.



Alice Green and Lucy Turmel claim English titles at Edgbaston Priory

Essex were well represented at last weekend’s Tecnifibre English Junior Championships (EJC) at the Edgbaston Priory Club with 16 players from the county in the starting line-up. And it proved a happy hunting ground for Alice Green who claimed her third consecutive English title when she lifted the U-15 title beating Eve Coxon in the final.



200 Club aims to deliver bright new future for Essex Junior Squash

Essex Junior Squash has launched the 200 Club, a monthly draw with cash prizes going to lucky winners, a donation to charity and any profits being ploughed back into junior squash development in the county. Tickets cost just £2 per month per entry number and you can pay by Standing Order to simplify things. There’s no restriction on how many numbers



Essex Junior Open delivers on promise of super squash weekend

The Essex Junior Open promised and delivered a veritable feast of quality squash at the weekend cementing its position as the county’s number one event. With another record-breaking entry, the action on six courts at The Garrison in Colchester was non-stop over two days of full-on action for the event, sponsored again by our favourite



Six Counties thriller at Bexley

DAVID HARRIS REPORTING The third round of 6 Counties Squash Grand Prix series, organised by volunteers of Essex Junior Squash, took place last weekend (Sunday 28th Feb) with U11 and U13 teams from Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Essex battling for honours. Played at the Bexley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, the series has been set up