After competing in all but 1 of the events since 1978, Italy (pic: Davide Biancetti and Marcus Berrett) celebrated their 1st appearance in the men’s semi-finals of the European Team Championships after beating Czech Republic 4/0 in the final Division 1 qualifying round in Espoo, Finland. Earlier, the Italians went down 0/4 to defending champions England – but will now face 2nd seeds France for a place in the final. Following comfortable 4/0 victories over both Italy and Wales, favourites England will take on 3rd seeds Netherlands in the other semi. England made a notable breakthrough in the Women’s Division 1 event where the 3rd seeds beat No2 seeds France 3/0 to finish as Pool B winners. Winners of the title every year until 2010, England will now face 4th seeds Ireland for a place in the final. Women’s last year’s titleholder Netherlands will meet France in the other semi.
European Team Championships will be split!
The European Squash Federation has decided to run the European Team Championships (ETC) in a new format. The increasing size of the ETC, which feature almost 50 teams, has led to difficulties in finding hosts. “Only a few countries have facilities lo…
Malaysia upset France to reach World Cup semi-finals!
In the final qualifying round of the WSF World Cup in Chennai, Malaysia produced the event’s first upset by beating 4th seeds France to earn a surprise place in the semi-finals in India. 5th seeds Malaysia fell behind when Muhd Asyraf Azan went down 11…
England retains European Junior Team Championship Title!
England (pic, white-blue) retained the European Junior (U19) Team Squash Championship title in style by beating second seeds Belgium (pic, blue) 3/0 in the final of the European Squash Federation event in Kriens, Switzerland. The victory, their 25th in…
Favourites Egypt storm into World Cup semi-finals!
A 4th successive win in the qualifying rounds of the WSF World Cup takes Egypt, the top seeds, into the semi-finals in Chennai, India. After despatching outsiders Sri Lanka 3/0 earlier in the day, the favourites took on 4th seeds France in a crucial ti…
Canada reach semis in Quito!
Canada upset fourth seeds India in the quarter-finals of the Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship. With their 2/1 victory Canada ensured a top 4 position in the event for the first time since 1992. Canada will face now favourites and former cham…