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Hinds Scores Seattle Open Success

Joel Hinds SSO

Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association. Images courtesy of Jay Prince.

England’s top-seeded Joel Hinds nearly squandered a commanding two-game lead in the final of the Stratos Seattle Open when Ireland’s Arthur Gaskin, the No. 2 seed, stormed back before succumbing to pressure—and what appeared to be a groin strain—in the deciding game of the climax of the PSA World Tour Challenger 5 event at Seattle Athletic Club Downtown in Seattle. Continue reading

Tenth Time Lucky Pilley Powers Into Detroit Semis

Pilley v Darwish MCO

Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association. Image courtesy of Henry Payne. 

Australian Cameron Pilley celebrated his tenth PSA World Tour meeting with Karim Darwish since 2006 by beating the former world No. 1 from Egypt for the first time in the quarter-finals of the Motor City Open, the PSA International 70 squash event at Birmingham Athletic Club in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, USA. Continue reading

Shabana Continues Winning Ways in Motor City

Shabs MCO R

Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association. Image courtesy of the Motor City Open.

Just twenty-four hours after winning his first major PSA World Tour ranking title for more than two years at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York, Egypt squash maestro Amr Shabana maintained his winning ways in Detroit, Michigan, where he defeated compatriot Omar Abdel Meguid in the opening round of the Motor City Open. Continue reading

Motor City Main Draw Complete

Marwan MCO

by James Hawkins

Egyptian Omar Abdel Meguid has been making quite a first impression at the fifteenth Motor City Open, presented by The Suburban Collection.

After his quick, thirty-minute victory in Round One of Qualifying Thursday night, Abdel Meguid downed England’s Chris Simpson, the top-ranked qualifier and World No. 25, in straight games Friday in the qualifying finals: 12-10, 11-2, 11-7. Abdel Meguid was one of four players that won spots in Saturday’s Main Draw. France’s Gregoire Marche, Egypt’s Marwan Elshorbagy, and veteran Olli Tuominen of Finland also advanced. Continue reading

Harrity On Track in Seattle

Harrity TOC

American world No. 129 Todd Harrity is on track in the Stratos Seattle Open with a first round win over Dutch qualifier Bart Ravelli. Despite narrowly losing the first game 9-11, fourth-seeded Harrity emphatically turned around the match to win the next three games 11-2, 11-5, 11-1. Harrity (pictured at the Tournament of Champions) now faces English world No.  150 Robert Downer in the quarterfinals. Continue reading