27 Jun 2017

PSA Foundation Becomes Official Charity and Unveils New Website


The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is thrilled to announce that its PSA Foundation has become an officially recognised charity in the United Kingdom after receiving confirmation from the Charity Commission for England and Wales - and a new website and logo has been unveiled to coincide with the announcement.
 
The PSA Foundation is the charitable arm of the PSA and was created with a clear mission statement: To support and grow squash globally through community involvement, elevating equal opportunity and fostering player wellbeing.
 
Over the past 18 months, the PSA Foundation has already spearheaded a number of charitable endeavours, making a significant difference in the squash community across the globe.
 
The Foundation’s hugely successful ‘ReBound’ drives have seen squash equipment provided to over 500 children involved in urban outreach programmes in India, Colombia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria - an initiative which has been instrumental in providing children in disadvantaged communities with access to recycled squash gear.
 
Through the support of ‘ReBound’, South African Urban Squash programme Egoli Squash was able to compete on the international stage for the first time ever last November and sent two players to play in Zimbabwe after ‘ReBound’ provided clothing, equipment and transportation costs.
 
And during March’s Allam British Open, over £4,000 was raised for 11-year-old squash player Sumner Malik, who has been diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) - a rare form of brain tumour - through the support of the PSA Foundation.
 
The PSA Foundation is also committed to helping current players adapt to a life after squash and held its inaugural post-squash career day during this year's Canary Wharf Classic, where speakers from across several businesses were on hand to offer their advice and tips to players on how to successfully transition from the professional circuit to a more traditional career path once their playing days are over.
 
"We are delighted that the PSA Foundation is now an officially recognised charity in the United Kingdom and we are committed to creating a thriving and sustainable environment for squash players to flourish," said PSA Marketing and Foundation Manager Adriana Olaya.
 
"Our professional players are the cornerstone of the future of professional squash and they work hard in promoting it and making the sport as exciting as possible. Their wellbeing and guaranteeing a healthy and sustainable career for them is one of our main objectives.
 
"Through the PSA Foundation, we are determined to make a lasting impact in the lives of all of our players, regardless of age, gender or precedence. Together we can protect the heritage of squash and inspire the next generation of players.”
 
PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough said: "We welcome the PSA Foundation’s new status as an official charity and are focused on increasing player education, developing the sport through community and grassroots programmes and offering equal playing and earning opportunities across both genders.
 
"As one of the few sports that has a joint Men’s and Women’s Tour, we have been advocating for equal opportunity for years. This is naturally one of our core objectives as we ultimately look to achieve parity in income, which will help to drive the sport forward."
 
In addition to confirming its status as an official charity, the PSA Foundation is also delighted to unveil its new website, where squash fans can find more information and stay up-to-date on all of the Foundation’s initiatives: www.psafoundation.com

An informational video on the PSA Foundation can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGvf5wyzQXE

26 Jun 2017

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Tunde Ajagbe looks dapper in this pix

The current Nigeria number 1 looks dapper in this attire which he wore today to celebrate his birthday. Happy birthday Tunde.

               Babatunde Ajagbe wearing Shakiru Matti Squash Academy T-Shirt in a beach...
Don't mind getting one though....lol

25 Jun 2017

Happy birthday Tunde Ajagbe

Today is Nigeria no 1 squash player's birthday in person of Babatunde Ayomide Ajagbe.
Tunde Ajagbe, is a PSA player, NSF- Nigeria Squash Federation member.
Happy birthday pro!

24 Jun 2017

Photos from the 2017 Women’s College Squash Team Championships: Harvard and Princeton #6s

Princeton, NJ — At the 2017 Women’s College Squash Association National Team Championships, Harvard University and Princeton University met in the Howe Cup (A Division) semifinals.
At the match at the #6 position, Katie Tutrone (Harvard) and Isabel Hirshberg (Princeton) played. Tutrone won the match in four games (11-13, 11-8, 11-9, and 11-7). Harvard won team match and went on to win the national title (Howe Cup). Princeton completed the year ranked 4th in the nation.
Click on the thumbnails to view a larger version of each photo. For additional photos from the 2017 Men’s National Team Championships2017 Women’s National Team Championships, the 2017 Individual Championships, the 2017 Pioneer Valley Invitational, and the 2017 NESCAC Championships, please visit mtbello.com.

21 Jun 2017

2017 Saudi PSA Women's Squash Masters Added to PSA World Series Calendar


The Professional Squash Association (PSA) are pleased to announce that the PSA Women’s Masters event will return to the calendar for the first time in seven years this October when Saudi Arabia hosts the 2017 Saudi PSA Women's Squash Masters at the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh. 

Following recent initiatives from the General Authority of Sports in Saudi Arabia to increase sporting participation and awareness across the country, the $165,000 tournament - due to take place from October 29 - November 2, 2017 - will play a crucial role in inspiring a new generation of Saudis to become active within sport.

Joining the likes of the iconic British Open, U.S. Open and Hong Kong Open, the 2017 Saudi PSA Women's Masters will be one of seven key Women's PSA World Series Tournaments to take place during the 2017/18 season - seeing the likes of Nicol David and Nour El Sherbini compete there for the first time.
"We are very pleased to be taking a Women's PSA World Series event to Saudi later this year." said PSA Chairman and Saudi businessman Ziad Al-Turki.
"Bringing professional squash back to Saudi Arabia for the first time since 2010 has been an ambition of mine and I am grateful for the support of the Women's Department of the Saudi General Authority for Sport to see this come to fruition.
“Not only is squash one of the healthiest sports it is the perfect sport for the Saudi climate. I’m hoping that this tournament will increase local participation in Saudi Arabia, and I look forward to working with all parties involved throughout the next six months insuring continued success for years to come."
Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, undersecretary president of the Women's Department of the General Authority for Sport in Saudi Arabia, said: " We look forward to growing the female participation of the sport of squash. It is a dynamic game that involves fast thinking and fast reaction times, skills that are well reflected in the women of Saudi Arabia."

20 Jun 2017

PSA Prize Money Reaches New High During 2016/17 Season



The total level of financial compensation for squash players on the PSA World Tour was at an all-time high during the 2016/17 season after figures released today (June 20) by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) showed an overall growth rate of 5.2 per cent on the 2015/16 season.



A total of almost $5.8 million was awarded during one of the most competitive seasons ever, with the the total prize fund on the Men's Tour reaching $3,804,000 and $1,986,000 on the Women’s Tour - split across 220 events (149 Men and 71 Women) which took place in a total of 48 countries, with 78 different nationalities represented in competition this season.



The figures come off the back of a huge period of growth for professional squash, adding to the 13.6 per cent increase seen during 2015/16, while this season also saw eight new destinations added to the tournament calendar, six more than the previous year, namely: Costa Rica, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore and Wales.



“At the end of a hugely successful season it is encouraging to see that both the Men's and Women's Tours have continued to grow and that the professional sport is continuing to move in the right direction," said PSA Chief Commercial Officer Tommy Berden.



“It is a particularly important boost to see that we are closing in on our goals of achieving equality and parity in both playing opportunities and prize money across both genders on the PSA World Tour. And with events such as the 2017 AJ Bell World Championship in Manchester - which will be the first equal money world championship - still to come, the forecast for the remainder of 2017 is very positive.



"We now look forward to strengthening our relationships with our partners ahead of the 2017/18 season as we continue to drive the sport forward across all areas.”


2016/17 SEASON REVIEW: OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS - PART ONE

PERFORMERS - PART ONE

#SeasonReview
Another incredible season on the PSA World Tour drew to a close earlier this month as England’s Laura Massaro and Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy laid claim to the PSA Dubai World Series Finals titles.
We’ll be reviewing all of the major talking points from the past 10 months of world-class squash action over the next few weeks, starting with some of the season’s most outstanding performers.
Gregory Gaultier
World Ranking: #1
2016/17 Honours
British Open
Windy City 
El Gouna International
NetSuite Open
Grasshopper Cup
Bellevue Classic
Swedish Open
Played 56
Won 47
Lost 9
Win Percentage 83.9%
The past six months have seen Frenchman Gregory Gaultier dominate like never before in his extensive career, with six successive titles and a 27-match unbeaten run seeing him return to World No.1 to make him the oldest player ever to top the World Rankings.
One of the most popular and charismatic players on the PSA World Tour, Gaultier has been a real tour de force in 2017 and was awarded the PSA Men’s Player of the Season to recognise his achievements.
And yet the 34-year-old started the season poorly, with a shock defeat to Egypt’s Fares Dessouky seeing him exit the Hong Kong Open at the second round stage.
After a runner-up finish at the China Open the following month, Gaultier returned to form at the NetSuite Open in San Francisco, beating former World No.1 James Willstrop to lift his first title of the season.
A lean spell would follow over the next few months for the Frenchman, with an ankle injury bringing an end to his title defence in November’s PSA Men’s World Championship, but he showed a glimpse of what was to come in January’s Tournament of Champions after prevailing in an incredible semi-final match against then World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy.
Under the chandeliers of New York’s iconic Vanderbilt Hall inside Grand Central Terminal, Gaultier stormed to a 2-0 lead against the Egyptian, only to capitulate after being on the end of a questionable in the third.
ElShorbagy pounced and looked to be on course for the win when, in the fourth game, Gaultier was forced off court to have treatment on an injured glute before going on to lose it 11-4.
But Gaultier, playing on one leg, battled through the pain barrier to come out with a remarkable win from the match that was named the PSA Men’s Match of the Season.
Gaultier would go on to lose to World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad in the final, but it would be a while before anyone would slay the Frenchman again.
Victory over Gawad in the Swedish Open final a month later – in which he inflicted an 11-0 bagel defeat on Gawad in one of the games – ushered in a period of complete dominance, with the Frenchman going on to capture the Windy City Open for the second time in his career.
Greater things were to follow though in March as he surged all the way through to the final of the British Open, beating home favourite Nick Matthew to capture the sport’s longest running title for the third time in his career – a win that also saw him overtake Mohamed ElShorbagy to become the oldest player, male or female, to top the rankings.
Gaultier’s hot streak continued into April and May as he took the honours at the El Gouna International, Grasshopper Cup and Bellevue Classic before Egypt’s Ali Farag – who Gaultier had beaten in the Grasshopper Cup and Bellevue Classic finals – finally ended the Frenchman’s unbeaten run on day one the World Series Finals.
A long season looked to have taken its toll on Gaultier after further defeats against James Willstrop and ElShorbagy saw him finish bottom of his group in Dubai to bring an end to his hopes of retaining his title.
With a summer break ahead of him, Gaultier will now have the opportunity to recharge his batteries ahead of next season, where he will be expecting to challenge for the sport’s biggest prizes once more.
Camille Serme
World Ranking: #3
2016/17 Honours
Tournament of Champions
U.S. Open
Cleveland Classic
Played 36
Won 29
Lost 7
Win Percentage 80.6%
World No.3 Camille Serme made it a French double at the PSA Awards gala in Dubai after she was named the PSA Women’s Player of the Year after claiming two World Series titles and topping the Women’s Road to Dubai Standings.
Like Gaultier, Serme started slowly with early stage exits at the Hong Kong Open and the Al Ahram Open, but she played some superb squash to triumph in October’s U.S. Open in Philadelphia.
Serme got better and better as the tournament went on, beating the likes of World No.4 Laura Massaro, United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy and World Champion Nour El Sherbini en route to her second World Series crown.
A surprise semi-final defeat to Alison Waters in her next tournament, the Carol Weymuller Open, did little to halt the 28-year-old’s momentum as she claimed a second successive World Series crown in New York at the Tournament of Champions.
Serme played with skill and determination as she downed World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar and El Sherbini to reach the final, where a climactic clash against Massaro went all the way to the wire.
But the woman from Creteil held her nerve to take the win in five games, becoming the first female French player ever to have her name etched into the prestigious trophy and she was rewarded with a move up to a career-high No.2 ranking in February.
She gained revenge over Waters to lift her third title of the season as the Cleveland Classic a month later before a semi-final and quarter-final at the Windy City Open and British Open, respectively, saw her qualify top of the Road to Dubai standings, earning herself a place in the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals.
A heart-breaking defeat against eventual runner-up Raneem El Welily in the PSA Women’s World Championship followed, but she played a starring role in Dubai as she marched to the semi-final stage without losing a match.
Her tournament was eventually brought to an end by El Sherbini in the last four, but Serme can look back on arguably the greatest season of her career in which she cemented her status as one of the world’s best.

SQUASH PART OF NARROWING GENDER PRIZE GAP IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT


A BBC study – released today – into prize money levels within professional sport has shown that the gender prize money gap in sport is closing, with squash highlighted as a sport making impressive strides in recent years to achieve parity.
A key focus for the PSA since joining with the former Women’s Squash Association in 2015 to form one central governing boy for the sport, Women’s prize money and playing opportunities have continued to go from strength-to-strength during the past two years – with the 2017 AJ Bell PSA World Championship in Manchester this December set to be a landmark moment when equal prize money will be on offer at the sport’s biggest event for the first time.
This season alone the total level of funds available across the Women’s Tour rose by over $162,000 year-on-year, representing a 9 per cent increase, to reach a total prize fund in excess of $1,986,000 – while the average prize fund per event on the Women’s Tour also rose by 4 per cent this season.
Integral to the rise in prize money this season was the introduction of the inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanca tournament, which this year became the most lucrative Women’s squash tournament ever held in South America. With a total prize purse of $70,000 up for grabs, it was Malaysia’s Nicol David who beat America’s Olivia Blatchford to lift the title.
A $200,000 prize fund was on offer at the 2016 Al Ahram International at the start of last season – returning to the PSA World Tour calendar for the first time since 2006 – which was split evenly across the Men’s and Women’s draws, marking the first time a major tournament in Egypt has offered parity in prize money.
Al Ahram became the fifth major event – following the footsteps of the U.S. Open (2013), Windy City Open (2015), Tournament of Champions (2016) and World Series Finals (2016) – to reach parity in prize money while the British Open also joined that list later in the season, marking the first time in the history of the prestigious competition that female players earned the same as their male counterparts.
The 2017 British Open was also the first major British squash tournament to offer financial parity to competitors – while later this year the PSA Men’s and Women’s World Championships, which will be held in Manchester, will also offer equal prize money across both draws for the first time ever with the winners set to take home over $45,000 each.
“It frustrated me that we played the same number of games and put in the same amount of training and effort as the men but because we may have been perceived as playing at a slightly lower level to the men we weren’t paid the same,” 33-year-old Laura Massaro told BBC Sport.
“To see that come good now after pushing for the women to be a part of the Professional Squash Association and growing the sport together as equals has been a real bonus.”

19 Jun 2017

Southland squash benefits from visiting overseas players


Holding Professional Squash Association tournaments in Invercargill is good for the sport's profile in Southland, official Simon Flett says.

The Southern Open, which is part of the PSA international circuit, finished at Squash City on Sunday. It ended with sixth seed Greg Lobban, of Scotland, beating top seed Ivan Yuen, of Malaysia, in an action-packed final - 11-7, 11-6, 3-11 and 11-9. 
Having overseas players at the open gave Southland squash fans an opportunity to watch top level competition seldom seen in Invercargill.  
"You don't see the quality of these players down here . . . it's something junior players can aspire to," Flett, who is Squash City's club captain, said.
"These tournaments can help bring new people into squash. There were a few new faces and a lot of juniors here this week watching." 
The open was Lobban's fourth tournament since returning from injury in May. He had been out of action for six months because of a hamstring injury.
He has been in outstanding form in New Zealand having won a PSA event in Palmerston North on June 11. The 24-year-old and Yuen will now head to Auckland for another PSA tournament this week.
Lobban won the first two sets on Sunday, Yuen took out the third and started strongly in the fourth set.
"He [Yuen] grew momentum in the fourth set and I had to dig deep, it was physically quite hard," Lobban said.  
"My attitude was good and I kept strong."
Lobban and Alan Clyne, of Scotland, are the world doubles champions and they want to compete at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast next year

18 Jun 2017

UVa aims to expand squash facility, host world championships

The University of Virginia Foundation is planning to expand the squash facility at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in anticipation of the World Masters Squash Championships next year.
Plans for a 20,000-square-foot addition to the McArthur Squash Center were part of a multi-year major capital plan approved at a joint meeting earlier this month of the UVa Board of Visitors Buildings and Grounds Committee and Finance Committee.
“It’s really in order have these big tournaments — like international squash tournaments — in Charlottesville,” Colette Sheehy, the university’s senior vice president for operations, said in an interview following the meeting.
According to board documents, the $9 million expansion will add five new singles courts to the McArthur Squash Center, as well as study space, locker rooms and offices.
Squash facility rendering, May 30, 2017
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A rendering the exterior of the proposed expansion to the McArthur Squash Center.
“The location of the facility directly adjacent to the existing squash center takes advantage of existing functions, such as additional locker room space, which may be used to host visiting teams,” a description of the project reads.
The additions will bring the total number of courts at the center to 14 singles and two doubles.
The 33,000-square-foot McArthur Squash Center opened in 2013 and was funded by a $12.4 million gift from Jaffray Woodriff, a UVa alumnus and trustee of the Quantitative Foundation.
Sheehy said a single donor is funding the expansion. UVa has not yet announced who this individual is and a university spokesperson did not respond to an inquiry about the donor’s identity.
The center is currently home to the UVa men’s and women’s club squash teams, and serves the university community and Boar’s Head members and guests.
According to UVa squash coach Mark Allen, the current facility has hosted several national and professional tournaments, but the expansion will put the McArthur Squash Center in a better position to host more major tournaments.
“To host the vast majority of the major national championships available through U.S. Squash, the College Squash Association and international events offered by the World Squash Federation, we must have a minimum of 14 courts,” Allen said. “The expansion will get us to the ‘magic number,’ and with our own hotel on site it will put us in a strong position to win tenders on all the major squash championships that are available.”
The expanded center is slated to host the World Squash Federation World Masters Squash Championships in July 2018, shortly after construction is expected to be completed.
The project is currently in the design and planning phase and will be the subject of a site plan review meeting with Albemarle County on June 22. The UVa Foundation hopes to complete the design process by August and start construction in September or October.
This is not the only project in the works for at the Boar’s Head. Fundraising efforts are underway for an $11.8 million to $12.8 million tennis stadium for the UVa men’s and women’s tennis teams.
Additionally, a new indoor golf facility is expected to be constructed at the Birdwood Golf Course. That project is budgeted at $4.9 million to $5.4 million. Both facilities are being funded with gifts.

17 Jun 2017

NANTES TICKETS NOW ON SALE



Tickets for the 2017 Open International de Squash de Nantes have now gone on sale, with squash fans being given the chance to watch a high-calibre draw in action in the West of France between September 6-10.

The tournament will take place in the renowned Les Machines de l’Ă®le, with an all-glass show court being erected inside the complex which also houses the incredible Grand ÉlĂ©phant, a 40-foot high moving mechanical construct which houses up to 50 passengers.

In addition to a Men’s tournament offering $25,000 in prize money, the event will also host a Women’s tournament once more, with the prize money amounting to $15,000 – a $10,000 increase compared to last year.

“We are delighted to stage the Open International de Squash de Nantes for the third time and are proud to showcase the picturesque city of Nantes by holding the tournament in the incredible Les Machines de l’Ă®le,” said Tournament Promoter François Le Jort.

“Following last year’s successful tournament at the CitĂ© Internationale des Congrès, the Open International de Squash de Nantes continues to go from strength to strength and we are pleased to be able to offer a 200 per cent increase in prize money for the women’s tournament.”

The qualifying stages of the Open International de Squash de Nantes will be held between September 4-5 at La Maison du Squash, with the main draw staged between September 6-10 at Les Machines de l’Ă®le.

Tickets for the tournament start from €6 and can be purchased here.

All of the action from the main draw will be shown live on SQUASHTV (rest of world) and Eurosport Player (Europe only).

16 Jun 2017

World Junior Championships Draws Predict Egyptian Double In NZ




Egyptians are seeded to win both individual titles in the WSF World Junior Squash Championships next month in New Zealand – claiming a seventh successive women’s title and reclaiming the men’s trophy after three years in Peruvian or Malaysian hands.

The annual World Squash Federation event will take place at Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre in the city of Tauranga from 19-24 July – followed by the Women’s World Junior Team Championship from 25-29 July.

Youssef Ibrahim and Hania El Hammamy are top seeds in the men’s and women’s events, respectively – and both reached the semi-finals of the 2016 championships in Poland. Ibrahim, an 18-year-old left-hander from Cairo, is ranked 119 in the world – and is expected to face second seed Mohammad Al Sarraj in the final. The 18-year-old from Amman would be the first Jordanian to reach the event’s final.

El Hammamy, also from Cairo but only 16 years old, will arrive in New Zealand as the reigning British Junior U19 Open champion. The world No.36 is predicted to line up against compatriot Zeina Mickawy in the final. From Alexandria, the 18-year-old was runner-up to El Hammamy in the British Junior Open final in January

Full draws as follows:

Men’s 1st round:
[1] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bye
Eid Alotaibi (KSA) v Salaheldin Eltorgman (CAN)
Ronald Palomino (COL) bye
Aryaman Adik (IND) bye
Ahmed Elmashad (EGY) bye
Nils Schwab (GER) bye
Glenn Yates (RSA) bye
[9/16] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) bye
[9/16] Tom Walsh (ENG) bye
Blaine Verhage (RSA) v Nicolas Serna (COL)
Dylan Tymkiw (ARG) bye
Nicholas Calvert (AUS) bye
Sanjay Jeeva (BEL) bye
Siow Yee Xian (MAS) bye
Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) v Zeeshan Zeb (PAK)
[5/8] Andrew Douglas (USA) bye
[5/8] Abhay Singh (IND) bye
Gabe Yam (NZL) v Jacob Ford (AUS)
Martin Rios (COL) bye
Harrison Gill (USA) bye
Cole Becker (USA) bye
Maksymilian Wielgus (POL) bye
Keanu Langford (RSA) v Jeremías Azaña (ARG)
[9/16] Mohamed Elshamy (EGY) bye
[9/16] Adam Corcoran (ENG) bye
Maaz Jamal Khatri (AUS) bye
Abdulmajeed Boureggah (KSA) bye
Finn Trimble (NZL) bye
Abdul Malik Imran (PAK) bye
Yash Fadte (IND) bye
Jesper Phillips (NOR) v MatĂ­as Kupferberg (ARG)
[3/4] Marwan Tarek (EGY) bye
[3/4] Victor Crouin (FRA) bye
Juan Cortés (ARG) v Mohammad Almwled (KSA)
Shahrul Izham Nurhaqiem (MAS) bye
Lachlan Coxsedge (AUS) bye
Mansoor Zaman (Jnr) (PAK) bye
Tobias Weggen (GER) bye
Eric Kim (USA) bye
[9/16] Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) bye
[9/16] Roman Allinckx (SUI) bye
Rafa Yam (NZL) v Murray Schepers (RSA)
Luis Alejandro Mancilla (COL) bye
Aly Hussein (EGY) bye
In Woo Lee (KOR) bye
Juan Barreyro (ARG) bye
Tiber Worth (USA) v Matthew Lucente (NZL)
[5/8] Adhitya Raghavan (IND) bye
[5/8] Kyle Finch (ENG) bye
Mikael Ismail (RSA) v Ethan Eyles (AUS)
Tushar Shahani (IND) bye
Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) bye
Quinn Udy (NZL) bye
Inaki de Larrauri (COL) bye
Nasser Alhazmi (KSA) v Miguel Gonzalo Pujol (ARG)
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bye
[9/16] Jorge Gomez (MEX) bye
Matias Knudsen (COL) bye
Veer Chotrani (IND) bye
Abbas Zeb (PAK) bye
Salim Khan (USA) bye
William Curtis (AUS) bye
Luke van Vuuren (RSA) v Mitchell Kempton (NZL)
[2] Mohammad Al Sarraj (JOR) bye

Women’s 1st round:
[1] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bye
Emma Lundy (IRL) v Ashita Bhengra (IND)
Emme Leonard (USA) bye
Ka Wing Ho (HKG) bye
Kaitlyn Watts (NZL) bye
Courtney Mather (AUS) bye
Danielle Shone (RSA) bye
[9/16] Chan Yiwen (MAS) bye
[9/16] Zoe Foo Yuk Han (MAS) bye
Samita Sivakumar (IND) v Eva Nistler (GER)
Charlotte Orcutt (CAN) bye
Fanny Segers (FRA) bye
Anika Jackson (NZL) bye
Sarah LĂĽdin (SUI) bye
Dong Ju Song (KOR) v Izane Louw (RSA)
[5/8] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bye
[5/8] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bye
Elle Ruggiero (USA) v Andrea Toth (CAN)
Saskia Beinhard (GER) bye
Alexandra Haydon (AUS) bye
Alice Green (ENG) bye
Ellie McVeigh (IRL) bye
Amalia Rios (COL) bye
[9/16] Lucy Turmel (ENG) bye
[9/16] Marina Stefanoni (USA) bye
Teagan Roux (RSA) bye
Maelle Fuhrer (FRA) bye
Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bye
Hyoju Seo (KOR) bye
Aishwarya Bhattacharya (IND) bye
Jessica Osborne (AUS) v Camden Te Kani-McQueen (NZL)
[3/4] Nada Abbas (EGY) bye
[3/4] Rowan Reda Araby (EGY) bye
Grace Pattison (AUS) v Alice Kramer (GER)
Laila Sedky (USA) bye
Nicole Kendall (CAN) bye
Jana Shiha (EGY) bye
Chae Won Song (KOR) bye
Lauriane Maingot (FRA) bye
[9/16] Akanksha Salunkhe (IND) bye
[9/16] Elise Lazarus (ENG) bye
Rhiarne Taiapa (NZL) bye
Lujan Palacios (PAR) bye
Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) bye
Grace Doyle (USA) bye
Lauren Aspinall (AUS) bye
Lily Lloyd (IRL) v Helena Coetzee (RSA)
[5/8] Andrea Lee (MAS) bye
[5/8] Amina Yousry (EGY) bye
Jennifer Preece (RSA) v Laura Neill (IRL)
Shehana Vithana (AUS) bye
Kristýna Fialová (CZE) bye
Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bye
Kacenka Tycova (GER) bye
Anna Hughes (NZL) bye
[9/16] Lui Hiu Lam (HKG) bye
[9/16] Aifa Azman (MAS) bye
Emma Jinks (CAN) bye
Chloé Mourier (FRA) bye
Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND) bye
Faith Sithole (RSA) bye
Nadia Hubbard (NZL) bye
Sanya Vats (IND) v Elisabeth Ross (USA)
[2] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bye


Chamberlain Squash Open live in Nigeria

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Chamberlain Squash Open, happening  live in Nigeria, August 2017.

Open International de Squash de Nantes Tickets Now on Sale


Tickets for the 2017 Open International de Squash de Nantes have now gone on sale, with squash fans being given the chance to watch a high-calibre draw in action in the West of France between September 6-10.
 
The tournament will take place in the renowned Les Machines de l’Ă®le, with an all-glass show court being erected inside the complex which also houses the incredible Grand ÉlĂ©phant, a 40-foot high moving mechanical construct which houses up to 50 passengers.
 
In addition to a Men’s tournament offering $25,000 in prize money, the event will also host a Women’s tournament once more, with the prize money amounting to $15,000 - a $10,000 increase compared to last year.
 
"We are delighted to stage the Open International de Squash de Nantes for the third time and are proud to showcase the picturesque city of Nantes by holding the tournament in the incredible Les Machines de l’Ă®le," said Tournament Promoter François Le Jort.
 
"Following last year’s successful tournament at the CitĂ© Internationale des Congrès, the Open International de Squash de Nantes continues to go from strength to strength and we are pleased to be able to offer a 200 per cent increase in prize money for the women’s tournament."
 
The qualifying stages of the Open International de Squash de Nantes will be held between September 4-5 at La Maison du Squash, with the main draw staged between September 6-10 at Les Machines de l’Ă®le.
 
Tickets for the tournament start from €6 and can be purchased here:uk.opensquashnantes.fr


All of the action from the main draw will be shown live on SQUASHTV (rest of world) and Eurosport Player (Europe only).

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