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Commonwealth Games 2018 – Squash Draw at the Gold Coast

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Players from 28 nations will be competing in the two singles competitions, the full draws for which (including seeding) are as follows:

Men’s First Round:

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bye
Ian Rukunya (UGA) v Stephen Henry (FIJ)
Xavier Koenig (MRI) v Yusif Mansaray (SLE)
[16] Vikram Malhotra (IND) v Manda Chilambwe (ZAM)
[12] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bye
Evan Williams (NZL) v Jacob Kelly (CAY)
Othneil Bailey (SVG) v James Dalidi (KEN)
[6] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bye

[7] Cameron Pilley (AUS) bye
Ernest Jombla (SLE) v Klaus Pragassen (SEY)
Kale Wilson (TRI) v Daniel Zammit-Lewis (MLT)
[15] Peter Creed (WAL) v Lewis Walters (JAM)
[10] Campbell Grayson (NZL) v Jason-Ray Khalil (GUY)
Kevin Moran (SCO) v Jules Snagg (SVG)
Farhan Zaman (PAK) v Joe Chapman (IVB)
[4] James Willstrop (ENG) bye

[3] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bye
Christopher Binnie (JAM) v Jason Doyle (SVG)
Micah Franklin (BER) v James Fayia (SLE)
[11] Joel Makin (WAL) v Sailesh Pala (FIJ)
[13] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v Rex Hedrick (AUS)
Sunny Seth (GUY) v Shawn Simpson (BAR)
Tayyab Aslam (PAK) v Neville Sorrentino (IVB)
[8] Alan Clyne (SCO) bye

[5] Daryl Selby (ENG) bye
Madako Junior Suari (PNG) v Michael Kawooya (UGA)
Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) v Romit Parshottam (FIJ)
[9] Greg Lobban (SCO) bye
[14] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) v Cameron Stafford (CAY)
Ivan Yuen (MAS) v Mandela Patrick (TRI)
Christian Navas (GIB) v Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM)
[2] Paul Coll (NZL) bye

Women’s First Round:

[1] Laura Massaro (ENG) bye
Amanda Haywood (BAR) v Caroline Laing (CAY)
Mihiliya Methsarani (SRI) bye
[11] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bye
[14] Lisa Aitken (SCO) bye
Aifa Azman (MAS) bye
Taylor Fernandes (GUY) bye
[6] Tesni Evans (WAL) bye

[7] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bye
Faiza Zafar (PAK) bye
Dianne Kellas (MLT) bye
[16] Christine Nunn (AUS) bye
[13] Nikki Todd (CAN) bye
Elizabeth Mulwa (KEN) bye
Alison Mua (FIJ) bye
[4] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bye

[3] Nicol David (MAS) bye
Colette Sultana (MLT) v Samantha Hennings (CAY)
Mary Fung-A-Fat (GUY) bye
[10] Samantha Cornett (CAN) bye
[9] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) bye
Charlotte Knaggs (TRI) bye
Meagan Best (BAR) bye
[5] Alison Waters (ENG) bye

[8] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bye
Lynette Vai (PNG) bye
Eilidh Bridgeman (CAY) bye
[15] Tamika Saxby (AUS) bye
[12] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bye
Alison Thomson (SCO) bye
Deon Saffery (WAL) v Madina Zafar (PAK)
[2] Joelle King (NZL) bye

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Live on BBC TV Sport – ‘England’ v ‘Rest of the World Select Side’ – Friday 24th Nov. @ St.Georges Hill (check out the BBC red button)

November 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Draws for the 2017 Tournament of Champions in New York (qualyfing starts today)

Question Of Sport with Laura Massaro

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Catch Laura Massaro on BBC’s Question of Sport this evening (the show airs at 7.30pm UK time)

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2016 British Open in Hull – 1st Rounds complete

Winners at the 2016 British Nationals

February 15, 2016 Leave a comment

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Semi-Finals at The British Nationals 2016 – Manchester

February 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Brilliant performance and very unlucky from Greg Lobban against the No.3 seed Daryl Selby in a massive 5 setter lasting 82 minutes!

Meanwhile Peter O’Hara cruises to the Semi-finals of the O40s draw

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Thursday’s Results – British Nationals 2016 – Manchester

February 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Happy New Year Laura Massaro – World No.1 on 1st Jan 2016

laura-massaro-at-david-lloyd-chorleyLaura Massaro will have more reason than most to enjoy the New Year as it will bring with it a major prize in squash as the 32-year-old from England, who won the British Open in 2013 and became world champion in 2014, will become world number one for the first time on 1st January 2016 (to see the full BBC article click here).

“Having already won a British Open and a World Championship, it was probably the last box to tick, so for me it is absolutely massive,” said Laura (who will be third female British No.1 and the first since Cassie Campion in 2004)

But just eight months ago her form was so poor she decided to take a break from squash for the first time, when losing in Chicago “I was just losing matches and didn’t know why. I’d been on tour 12 years without a break.”

It was hearing a similar story from a different sport that helped convince Laura that she should actually take a five-week break from squash. when “My husband, Danny, had seen a BBC Sport article with tennis player Petra Kvitova and said: ‘You need to read this – I did and thought it’s exactly how I feel. She had won Wimbledon just a couple of months after I had won the worlds and it was almost like we were on the same path.

“Danny and I went on holiday and I finally started to wake up not thinking about squash. The fog started to lift and I could see where I wanted to go in the future and that I had more to give to the sport. images

Laura returned to action at the British Open in May and quickly demonstrated the rejuvenating effect of her time off with a stunning semi-final victory from two games down against world champion Nicol David. “I made the final of the British Open… that reinforced it was the right decision at the time,” said Laura.

The benefits continue to shine through, with a recent 14-match unbeaten run that included titles at the Macau, Qatar and US Opens propelling her towards the top of the rankings.

‘My goal is to play the best level of squash ever played by a woman’

Laura will replace Egypt’s Raneem El Welily at the top of the rankings on 1 January,

“As number one, my level is obviously the best in the world at the moment and I just have to try and keep improving, so other people are looking at me as though that’s where we need to be and who we need to catch,” Laura said.

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Women’s US Open Final Highlights – Laura Massaro v Nour El Tayeb

Draw available here

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