Ramy Ashour’s new trick!

The entire squash world knows what's going on, when magician Ramy Ashour prepares another of his trick shots: it will be amazing – just watch it and enjoy …

Ramy Ashour to retain Canberra title!

In a few weeks time (11th to 19th) defending champion Ramy Ashour wants to retain his Australian Open 2011, as he beat Nick Matthew in 5 games in the final.

This year the world No4 from Cairo will be the overwhelming favourite, after main rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop elected not to make the trip to Canberra this year.

Last year Englishman Peter Barker lost to Ashour in the quarters. 2012 Barker is seed as No2 to meet the Egyptian in the final.

1st round draw:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Qualifier
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v Qualifier
Leo Au (HKG) v Qualifier
[7] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v Qualifier
[5] Cameron Pilley (AUS) v Qualifier
Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) v Campbell Grayson (NZL)
Zac Alexander (AUS) v Rex Hedrick (AUS)
[3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) v Matthew Karwalski (AUS)
[4] Tom Richards (ENG) v Kamran Khan (MAS)
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW)
Martin Knight (NZL) v Qualifier
[8] Alan Clyne (SCO) v Siddharth Suchde (IND)
[6] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) v Ivan Yuen (MAS)
Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) v Qualifier
Jan Koukal (CZE) v Qualifier
[2] Peter Barker (ENG) v Max Lee (HKG)

Alison Waters tops the Pyramides!

Qualifier Alison Waters won her fourth title of 2012 after defeating a number of seeded opponents in the WSA $35K International Des Pyramides Open in Paris, France.

As the Englishwoman slipped down the rankings caused by an injury last year, she is now on her way back. The former world No3 qualified for the main draw, and she defeated No8 seed Donna Urquhart, downed top seed Madeline Perry (IRE) and higher ranked Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy to meet Low Wee Wern of Malaysia in the final. After 70-minutes of play, Waters completed her 11-8, 12-14, 11-5, 11-8 win to gain her 8th WSA World Tour title.

[Q] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [7] Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11-8, 12-14, 11-5, 11-8 (70m)

[Q] Alison Waters (ENG) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 10-12, 11-4, 12-10, 12-10 (62m)
[7] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [5] Camille Serme (FRA) 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 (41m)

[Q] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [1] Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-6, 7-11, 11-13, 11-3, 11-7 (73m)
Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [4] Natalie Grinham (NED) 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 11-8 (39m)
[7] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [Q] Aisling Blake (IRL) 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 (41m)
[5] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [2] Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-4, 11-9, 11-8 (45m)

1st round:
[1] Madeline Perry (IRL) bt Sarah Kippax (ENG) 8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-3 (54m)
[Q] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [8] Donna Urquhart (AUS) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (30m)
[4] Natalie Grinham (NED) bt [Q] Line Hansen (DEN) 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 (27m)
Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [6] Samantha Teran (MEX) 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (60m)
[7] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 11-6, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3 (67m)
[Q] Aisling Blake (IRL) bt [3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 2-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (61m)
[5] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [Q] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 (30m)
[2] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Coline Aumard (FRA) 11-7, 11-3, 7-11, 11-9 (54m)

Rodriguez with an amazing shot!

Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez with an amazing shot, ending in a let let situation, as he played French legend Thierry Lincou in the US Open 2011 – watch out an decide …

Two Legends in Cologne!

Two Legends – English Peter Nicol (le) and David Palmer (ri) – at one of the biggest junior tournaments in Cologne/Germany. Nicol and Palmer at the Pioneer Cup to hand their knowlegde and experience to their junior teams …

Exhibition stuff featuring Shabana and Gaultier!

As there is a lack of tournaments at the moment, the squash fans should enjoy some exhibition stuff. Watch out for some amazing rallies with Amr Shabana and Greg Gaultier – sit back and relax.

Al Muzayen wins biggest final in Kuwait!

As Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Muzayen (ri) beats Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad (le) in straight games (11-8, 12-10, 11-4) in the final of the Jena International in Kuwait City. It was Al Muzayen’s 11th PSA tournament victory and by far the biggest one according the prize money.

The amazing John White turned 39 today!

This awesome game is a contribution to the amazing John White, who turned 39 today. All the best on behalf of the squash community …

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