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Squash Legend Hashim Khan Dies – aged 100

download (1)Hashim Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, died on Monday night.

He was believed to be 100-year-old. His youngest son, Mo, said in a phone interview that Khan died in his home with family by his side.

Khan was the one of the patriarch of squash, winning seven British Open titles from 1951 to 1958. linked-image-72f569179c2a11cf46063ff68a12c9c8

In 1951, at 37 years old, Hashim first went to the British Open (the biggest prize in squash). In the final he thrashed the previous 4-time defending champion (Mahmoud El Karim of Egypt) by 9-5, 9-0, 9-0, for his first title. His 7th was at age 44!

Hashim was the first Pakistani to win the top prize and he made sure this continued as he taught his brother, Azam, to play and he won 4 titles.

Then his cousin, Roshan Khan and nephew, Mohibullah Khan, each captured one.

Add his cousin’s son, Jahangir Khan, who won 10 straight titles through the 1980s, and the “Khan Dynasty” accounted for 23 British Open titles (Jansher Khan was not related, he just share the same name).

Khan had brought his family to the US in the early 1960s after being offered a lucrative deal to teach squash at the Uptown Athletic Club in Detroit.He had later taken a pro position at the Denver Athletic Club in the early ‘70s, with membership instantly soaring.

More than winning, Khan was known for sportsmanship — always allowing an opponent to leave the court first. He was all about respect.download (2)

Mo Khan said of his father’s death: “The world just lost the greatest player of all time “.

 

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Townend 24 hour squash Marathon for MacMillan Cancer Support 16th & 17th Aug 2014

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Commonwealth Squash Round Up

IMAG0431Nick Matthew (England) and Nicol David (Malaysia) made history by becoming the first champions to retain their gold medals in the singles events – then India also claimed a place in squash history by securing the country’s first ever Games medal when Joshana Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal won the Women’s Doubles gold against the odds.

Veteran David Palmer rounded off the entire Games programme by clinching double gold for Australia after winning the Men’s & Mixed Doubles titles (with Cameron Pilley and Rachael Grinham, respectively).

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Abercorn RASTA Racketball Tournament – 16th August

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Nick Matthew v James Willstrop Final – today in The Commonwealth Games 2014

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Results for the RASTA Dumfries Tournament – 19th July 2014

1 - RAS 2014 Dumfries - Premier_Results

 

Another great Racketball Around Scotland Tournament this weekend and here are the results of the Premier League

Please click here to see the results for all the divisions

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Commonwealth Games Squash Draws

Glasgow2014CommonwealthGames-180x180 Men’s Singles: Round 64 draw
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) v Xavier Koenig (MRI)
Christopher Binnie (JAM) v Ntholeng Lechesa (LES)
[9] Alan Clyne (SCO) v Kevin Hannaway (SVG)
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) v Michael Craig (NIR)
[7] Chris Simpson (GGY) v Julian Jervis (CAY)
Colin Ramasra (TTO) v Ravindu Laksiri (SRI)
[11] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Kenneth Maina (KEN)
Shawn Delierre (CAN) v Moreaina Wei (PNG)
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) v Manda Chilambwe (ZAM)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) v Hardeep Reel (KEN)
[10] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v Robert Maycock (BER)
Peter Creed (WAL) v Ian Rukunya (UGA)
[5] Cameron Pilley (AUS) v Kale Wilson (TTO)
Sunil Seth (GUY) v Daniel Zammit-Lewis (MLT)
[16] Greg Lobban (SCO) v Bruce Burrowes (JAM)
Nick Taylor (JEY) v Winner of Mark Tewkesbury (GIB) v Othneil Bailey (SVG)
Micah Franklin (BER) v Winner of Michael Kawooya (UGA) v Schubert Maketu (PNG)
[12] Campbell Grayson (NZL) v Winner of Daniel Murphy (CAY) v Hartaj Bains (KEN)
Joe Chapman (IVB) v James Fayia (SLE)
[8] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) v Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM)
Joel Makin (WAL) v Alexander Arjoon (GUY)
[14] Steven Finitsis (AUS) v Mwinga Lengwe (ZAM)
Paul Coll (NZL) v Issa Kamara (SLE)
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Jules Snagg (SVG)
Bradley Hindle (MLT) v Scott Fitzgerald (WAL)
[15] Ivan Yuen (MAS) v Ridvan Prosper (SEY)
Cameron Stafford (CAY) v Christian Navas (GIB)
[6] Alister Walker (BOT) v Dilshan Gunawardena (SRI)
Kevin Moran (SCO) v Scott Gautier (JEY)
[13] Martin Knight (NZL) v Gihan Suwaris (SRI)
Anthony Brindle (GIB) v Madako Junior Suari (PNG)
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) v Nicholas Kyme (BER)

Women’s Singles: Round 32 draw
[1] Nicol David (MAS) v Vanessa Florens (MRI)
[16] Megan Craig (NZL) v Safina Madhani (KEN)
[8] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL)
[14] Samantha Cornett (CAN) v Sarah Cardwell (AUS)
[3] Joelle King (NZL) v Winner of Sarah Taylor (JEY) v Violet Luchendo (KEN)
[12] Joshana Chinappa (IND) v Winner of Deon Saffery (WAL) v Kimberley Borg-Cauchi (MLT)
[7] Madeline Perry (NIR) v Winner of Dorothy Boyce (PNG) v Sharon Chimfwembe (ZAM)
[10] Kasey Brown (AUS) v Winner of Eva Alphonse (SEY) v Nadindhi Udangawa (SRI)
[15] Delia Arnold (MAS) v Winner of Khaaliqa Nimji (KEN) v Anaka Alankamony (IND)
[6] Dipika Pallikal (IND) v Winner of Charlotte Knaggs (TTO) v Naduni Gunawardane (SRI)
[9] Rachael Grinham (AUS) v Winner of Mihiliya Methsarani (SRI) v Colette Sultana (MLT)
[4] Alison Waters (ENG) v Eli Webb (PNG)
[13] Tesni Evans (WAL) v Kerrie Sample (TTO)
[5] Low Wee Wern (MAS) v Eilidh Bridgeman (CAY)
[11] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) v Namweene Muchaile (ZAM)
[2] Laura Massaro (ENG) v Lynette Vai (PNG)

Men’s Doubles:
POOL 1: [1] Adrian Grant & Nick Matthew (ENG), [16] Alexander Arjoon & Sunil Seth (GUY), Bradley Hindle & Daniel Zammit-Lewis (MLT), Kerry Walsh & Moreaina Wei (PNG)
POOL 2: [2] David Palmer & Cameron Pilley (AUS), [15] Christopher Binnie & Bruce Burrowes (JAM), Scott Gautier & Nick Taylor (JEY)
POOL 3: [3} Daryl Selby & James Willstrop (ENG), [14] Mwinga Lengwe & Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM), Anthony Brindle & Christian Navas (GIB), Othneil Bailey & Jason Doyle (SVG)
POOL 4: [4] Alan Clyne & Harry Leitch (SCO), [13] Scott Fitzgerald & David Haley (WAL), Colin Ramasra & Kale Wilson (TTO)
POOL 5: [5] Campbell Grayson & Martin Knight (NZL), [12] Micah Franklin & Nicholas Kyme (BER), James Fayia & Issa Kamara (SLE)
POOL 6: [6] Zac Alexander & Ryan Cuskelly (AUS), [11] Lance Beddoes & Paul Coll (NZL), Dilshan Gunawardena & Gihan Suwaris (SRI), Mitchell Graham & Duncan Gray (NFK)
POOL 7: [7] Saurav Ghosal & Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND), [10] Peter Creed & David Evans (WAL), Malton Blair & Julian Jervis (CAY), Paul Kadoma & Michael Kawooya (UGA)
POOL 8: [8] Stuart Crawford & Greg Lobban (SCO), [9] Ong Beng Hee & Ivan Yuen (MAS), James Bentick & Kevin Hannaway (SVG), Schubert Maketu & Madako Junior Suari (PNG)

Women’s Doubles:
POOL 1: [1] Jenny Duncalf & Laura Massaro (ENG), [8] Tesni Evans & Deon Saffery (WAL), Lynette Vai & Eli Webb (PNG), Charlotte Knaggs & Kerrie Sample (TTO)
POOL 2: [1] Kasey Brown & Rachael Grinham (AUS), [7] Lisa Camilleri & Donna Urquhart (AUS), Delia Arnold & Vanessa Raj (MAS), Kimberley Borg-Cauchi & Colette Sultana (MLT)
POOL 3: [3] Emma Beddoes & Alison Waters (ENG), [6] Joelle King & Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL), Alex Clark & Frania Gillen-Buchert (SCO), Dorothy Boyce & Sheila Morove (PNG)
POOL 4: [4] Nicol David & Low Wee Wern (MAS), [5] Joshana Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal (IND), Megan Craig & Kylie Lindsay (NZL), Mihiliya Methsarani & Nadindhi Udangawa (SRI)

Mixed Doubles:
POOL 1: [1] Kasey Brown & Cameron Pilley (AUS); [16] Rachel Arnold & Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (MAS), Nicolette Fernandes & Alexander Arjoon (GUY)
POOL 2: [2] Joelle King & Martin Knight (NZL); [15] Alex Clark & Kevin Moran (SCO), Sarah Taylor & Nick Taylor (JEY)
POOL 3: [3] Rachael Grinham & David Palmer (AUS), [14] Madeline Perry & Michael Craig (NIR), Marlene West & Cameron Stafford (CAY), Sharon Chimfwembe & Manda Chilambwe (ZAM)
POOL 4: [4] Alison Waters & Peter Barker (ENG), [13] Tesni Evans & Peter Creed (WAL), Charlotte Knaggs & Colin Ramasra (TTO), Colette Sultana & Daniel Zammit-Lewis (MLT)
POOL 5: [5] Dipika Pallikal & Saurav Ghosal (IND), [12] Samantha Cornett & Shawn Delierre (CAN), Naduni Gunawardane & Ravindu Laksiri (SRI)
POOL 6: [6] Sarah Kippax & Daryl Selby (ENG), [11] Deon Saffery & David Evans (WAL), Kerrie Sample & Kale Wilson (TTO), Vanessa Florens & Xavier Koenig (MRI)
POOL 7: [7] Amanda Landers-Murphy & Paul Coll (NZL), [10] Joshana Chinappa & Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND), Eli Webb & Schubert Maketu (PNG)
POOL 8: [8] Delia Arnold & Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS), [9] Frania Gillen-Buchert & Alan Clyne (SCO), Eilidh Bridgeman & Daniel Murphy (CAY), Lynette Vai & Madako Junior Suari (PNG)

Draws for the RASTA Dumfries Tournament – 19th July 2014

Here is the 38 strong draw for the Premier Division of RASTA Match Day 3 at Dumfries this weekend:

1 - RAS 2014 Dumfries - Premier_Draw

 

 

To see the draws for the Championship, Division 1 & division 2 please click here (or below)

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RASTA Match Day 3 of the 2014 Saltire Tour

Racketball Tour - Dumfries 2014The next leg of the Saltire tour is in just 3 weeks, so why not get your entry in for the Dumfries event.

The 2014 ‘RASTA ranking list’ can be found by clicking here

Results of Match Day 2 at Dalgety Bay can be found by clicking here

Look forward to seeing you at in 3 weeks

 

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