Archive for July, 2011

Harrow’s Alan Clyne Reaches $50K Malaysian Semi-final

Alan Clyne – PSA World Ranked No.49

Alan Clyne has had an excellent run in this weeks $50 Malaysian Open when he beat World No.43 Karim Abdel Gawad and World No 13 Hisham Ashour on his way to playing the No.1 seed (and world No.6) Gregory Gaultier.

Alan (now ranked World No.49) had to qualify for the main draw, but after that he was flying! He had a monumental battle against (Ramy’s brother) Hisham Ashour and just piped the No 3 seed 15-13 in the 5th game after an hour and 4 minutes. This must be a career highlight for Alan and the highest ranked player he’s ever beaten on the PSA tour, so many congratulations.
After such a tight match he followed this up with a win over Karim Gawad in the quarter finals, but unfortunately wasn’t able to beat Gregory Gaultier in today’s semi-final (losing 3-0 to the top seed).
Never the less another excellent tournament for Alan and some invaluable World Ranking Points.
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Parallel Lines – The Glasgow Supremacy

It’s great to hear the ‘West of Scotland Squash Divisions’ mentioned in a crime novel and who else but Bert (aka R.J.Mitchell) to be the first to do it.

I went to the Glasgow launch of Bert Mitchell’s first novel Parallel Lines (the Glasgow Supremacy) and bought my copy of the 300-page thriller hoping for a page turner, and I wasn’t disappointed. To say Bert takes us on a romp through Glasgow is understating the case, as the lead characters run amuck through Springburn, over the Kingston Bridge, George Square, the Clyde Tunnel and everywhere in-between! The body count is high, the love triangles are intense (and I’m not just talking about Thistle, Celtic and Rangers!) and the chases are every bit as charged as a good tie-break in the 5th (10-9 if you’re reading the paperback and 12-10 if you’re reading it on a Kindle!).

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Squash Legends Come to Aberdeen 23rd-25th September

 Have you ever seen any of the modern ‘legends of squash’ play? Were you wowed by the skills of Jonathan Power or amazed by the movement of Peter Nicol? Many of you will remember local lad Martin Heath who reached the dizzy heights World No. 4 spot or adopted Scot John White who was World No.1.

And as if that wasn’t enough Simon Parke (ex-World No.3) and Tim Garner (ex-World Ranked No.28) will also be there to make up the ‘Super Six’ who will be battling it out to settle old scores and bring back some great memories.

If you’d like some more information on ticket pricing and weekend packages, dinners AND attending a ‘Legends Clinic’ please click here

I’ll see you there!

(Platinum package for me Ali!!)

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