SquashMatch Blog

Squash round-up

By Tim Garner on 2013-01-07

The professional squash tours have been criss-crossing the globe in recent months. Starting in Australia in August where Ramy Ashour & Nicol David were crowned champions Down Under.The tours then convened in Malaysia where the host nation was stunned when local heroine David was beaten for the first time on home soil by Raneem El Weleily.Next stop was Philadelphia for the Delaware Investments US Open, where David returned to winning ways and gained revenge over El Weleily in the final. The Men's was won by Ramy Ashour who survived match balls against Peter Barker early on before showing some imperious form in the latter stages to win his first US title.The next period will be pivotal both in terms of the Men's & Women's rankings but also as the players scramble for points qualify for the ATCO World Series Finals at Queen's (2nd - 6th January). The first opportunity will be in Hong Kong, which has even greater significance for the sport of squash as it will be visited by the IOC Commission who play an important role in determining which sport will join the 2020 Olympics. The men will then travel to Qatar for their World Open, while a week later the Women will descend on the Caymans for the Women's World Open.

The World's greatest squash players will come together for the ATCO World Series Finalsat the Queen's Club from 2nd - 6th January. Featuring the top 8 Men and top 8 Women from the World Series Standings this spectacular event will kick off the New Year in style.

PSA World no. 1 James Willstrop will face fierce competition from arch rival Nick Matthew, the inform Ramy Ashour & Greg Gaultier, and not to mention the mercurial talents of defending Champion Amr Shabana. In the Women's event, Malaysian maestro Nicol David will look to successfully defend her title, but will have to be on her game having been beaten by both Raneem El Weleily & Alison Waters this year. British Champion Laura Massaro will also be looking and hoping to add the title to her collection.

Click here to get your tickets NOW! For further details please visit www.theworldseriesfinals.com

* The professional squash tours have been criss-crossing the globe in recent months. Starting in Australia in August where Ramy Ashour & Nicol David were crowned champions Down Under.

The tours then convened in Malaysia where the host nation was stunned when local heroine David was beaten for the first time on home soil by Raneem El Weleily.

Next stop was Philadelphia for the Delaware Investments US Open, where David returned to winning ways and gained revenge over El Weleily in the final. The Men's was won by Ramy Ashour who survived match balls against Peter Barker early on before showing some imperious form in the latter stages to win his first US title.

The next period will be pivotal both in terms of the Men's & Women's rankings but also as the players scramble for points qualify for the ATCO World Series Finals at Queen's (2nd - 6th January). The first opportunity will be in Hong Kong, which has even greater significance for the sport of squash as it will be visited by the IOC Commission who play an important role in determining which sport will join the 2020 Olympics. The men will then travel to Qatar for their World Open, while a week later the Women will descend on the Caymans for the Women's World Open.

The World's greatest squash players will come together for the ATCO World Series Finals at the Queen's Club from 2nd - 6th January. Featuring the top 8 Men and top 8 Women from the World Series Standings this spectacular event will kick off the New Year in style.

PSA World no. 1 James Willstrop will face fierce competition from arch rival Nick Matthew, the inform Ramy Ashour & Greg Gaultier, and not to mention the mercurial talents of defending Champion Amr Shabana. In the Women's event, Malaysian maestro Nicol David will look to successfully defend her title, but will have to be on her game having been beaten by both Raneem El Weleily & Alison Waters this year. British Champion Laura Massaro will also be looking and hoping to add the title to her collection.

Click here to get your tickets NOW! For further details please visit www.theworldseriesfinals.com

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