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WHAT
WAS NEW Jan 1 2004 through Feb 29 2004

Thierry Lincou,  World #1

CSA
Team Championships:
At
#1 Harvard’s Broadbent
beats
Trinity’s Samper, men’s results,
women’s Howe Cup results,
report

(
Photo © 2004 Debra Tessier

(2.29.04)

College Squash:
Trinity Men retain national title in cliffhanger with Harvard,
Results.

(2.28.04)

WISPA Qatar: Vanessa
Atkinson wins over Jackman in 4, Results.
and report.

(2.27.04)

College Squash:
38 Mens teams compete in North American Championships this
weekend. Result from
Friday’s play . and
schedule.
WISPA Qatar: Atkinson and Jackman in Saturday
final. Results. and
report.

Doubles:
Philly boast
doubles
report from weekend 2/20-22.
Teaching
Pro at TOC New York:

Final report
.

Quick saves seven match balls in comeback win.

(2.26.04)
TOC New York:
Nicol
easily over White,
Post
match video interview with John White


Teaching Pro at TOC New York:
Semi
final report
.

WISPA Qatar: Geaves
edges Kawy
as Rachael Grinham, Atkinson, and Jackman advance.
Results

TOC New York:
Semifinals- White
and Nicol win in 3
(2.25.04)
Qatar Challenge:
Kawy upsets Grainger
in second round
.
(2.25.04)
Qatar Challenge:
Perry, Chiu get first
round upsets
.
(2.25.04)
Teaching Pro at
TOC New York:
Quarterfinal
report
.
(2.25.04)
TOC New York:
Quarterfinals, bottom half Tuesday: White
bests Willstrop in talent show, Beachill wins – complete
draw/results,
Post
match video interview with James Willstrop
(2.24.04)
TOC New York:
Quarterfinals, top half Monday: Power
outmuscles Lincou, Nicol wins – complete draw/results
(2.23.04)

COAS Pakistan
International Open:

quarterfinal report
– two Pakistanis reach Islamabad semi finals.
(2.23.04)
 
New York:
Grand Open Report
– Michael Puertas beats Jamie Crombie in selection
event. – plus eleven other divisions.
(2.23.04)
ISDA:
David C Johnson Doubles
– Waite and Mudge on fire in the finals.
(2.23.04)
 
Belgian Open:
final round report
Scott Handley follows up upset of Ball with final victory over Joey
Barrington in Brussels Sunday
(2.23.04)
 
TOC New York:
Round two Sunday – evening
session report, Willstrop stop Palmer,
afternoon
session report, and complete draw/results
(2.22.04) 
College Squash:
Complete
Women’s Nationals results in four divisions
– Yale succeeds Trinity
as National Champion with exciting 5-4 victory spurred by Gross’s
win over Leong.
(2.22.04)
Czech Open: Final
report.
Jan Koukal upsets Peter Genever to win in Prague.
(2.22.04)
 
College
Squash:
Amina
Helal wins Betty Ritchey award
– and Trinity plays for the national
championship Sunday. Saturday
Howe Cup Report
and complete
saturday results.
(2.21.04)
TOC New York:
Round one afternoon
session report, no surprises, evening
report, draw/results-
(2.21.04) 
David C Johnson
Doubles:

Quarterfinal report
– Stanley & Osborne are surprise semi finalists.
(2.21.04) 
Canadian Doubles:
report
(2.21.04) 
Czech Open:
draw/finals results
– and semi
final report.
Jan Koukal upsets Evans, Genever to win
(2.21.04)
 
College Squash:
Women’s
National Teams (Howe Cup) First Day- complete results from friday.
(2.20.04) 
TOC New York:
Qualifying day
2 report, El-Halaby qualifies, Qualifying
draw/results-
(2.20.04)
Independent Schools
Squash:
Battle of the
titans
, Greenwich Academy (CT) girls edge Episcopal Academy (PA)
in dual match thursday.
(2.20.04)
Woodruff-Nee Hardball:
Natalie Grainger captures
men’s open Hardball event
, takes Woodruff-Nee crown.
(2.20.04)
 
TOC New York:
Main
draw/schedule, World Champion Amr Shabana is a no show,
Qualifying
draw/results- first qualifying round at NYAC in New York – El
Halaby advances.
(2.19.04)
Czech Open:
draw/quarters results
– and first
round report.
(2.19.04)
Belgian Open:
first round report
(2.19.04) 
Profiles:
Natalie Grainger interviewed in SA-
(2.19.04)
 
Team Kneipp:
A
personal review of a year in squash
– on the eve of the 2004 TOC.
(2.18.04) 
Tourney of Champs:
Live Draw Thurday 5
PM in NYC
– kicks off the 2004 TOC.
(2.18.04)
New Orleans: Chifunda
prevails in Mardi Gras Open
– edges Mohammed Sadiq in finals.
(2.18.04)
College Squash:
Women’s National
Teams (Howe Cup) Draws- play begins friday in New Haven (admission
free.)
(2.17.04)
SquashBuster Adult
Open:
Mumbai Reunion
in Boston
– Parth Doshi beats Vinay Asthana Feb 1st.
(2.16.04)
Malaysian Airlines
Open:  
Report
from the finals
and complete Womens
results
– Vanessa Atkinson stand off youth (David, Kawy). mens
results
. El Hindi
over Anjema in finals.
(2.16.04)
New Haven Showdown:
1200 fans
crowd Yale courts for Harvard/Yale match
– electric match won
by Harvard nine; also valentines
day college action
by Rob Dinerman.
(2.16.04)
College squash
weekend:
complete
results – Trinity men, Yale women solidify national championship
regular seasons.
(2.16.04)
British Nationals:
Final report – John
White defeats Beachill, Jackman Collects her sixth title. mens
complete results
womens
complete results.
(2.15.04)
British Nationals:
Semis report – White
advances, Nicol retires. mens
results
 , womens results.
(2.14.04)
 
College Squash:
Yale women
beat Harvard
– collect Ivy and National titles, Harvard
Men stop Yale
, earn men’s Ivy crown.
(2.14.04)
 
British Nationals:

Quarters Second day Report
– White escapes, Grant, Duncalf get big wins. results
(2.13.04)
Kuala Lumpur WISPA/PSA:
Quarters Report – Dutch
trio advance in KL.
(2.13.04)
British Nationals:
Quarters First day Report
– Beachill snuffs out Willstrop hopes. results
(2.12.04) 
New York:
Ben Gould to rejoin PSA
tour
– Union Club seeks new assistant professional.
USA College:
MIT Stops
Tufts in Division "C" showdown
– Canadian co-ed the
hero.
British Nationals:
Second day Report
Nick Taylor melts down, retires.
(2.11.04)
 
British Nationals:

Mens First Round Report all
seeds advance, women’s first round (round of 16) begins Tueday.
(2.10.04)
Harvard vs Princeton:
Princeton
Women Score upset win
while Harvard men beat young Princeton squad
.
(2.10.04) 
British Nationals:
Mens Qualifying completed
Joey Barrington, 1993 champion Whitlock among qualifiers…
(2.9.04)
Martin Bronstein:
February Global Gallery
Commentary
on the new world order, translations, more …
(2.9.04)
Tourney of Champs
New York:
Bear
Stearns Signs on as Title sponsor
and USSRA
introduces Bettridge Jewelers Teaching Pro Championships
.
(2.9.04)

Ontario College
(OUA):
Western
Ontario takes 21st successive men’s crown
and Toronto
wins women’s crown
(2.9.04)

College Squash:
Trinity Men win 100th straight
match and attract media attention
and the Princeton women score
a huge upset over Harvard.
(2.8.04)
Swedish Open:
Darwish wins Catella Swedish
Open final
also results.
(2.8.04) 
Historic College
Win Streak:

Trinity Men’s Squash scores 100th consecutive win
– unprecedented
achievement covered by US National sports media.
(2.7.04)
Swedish Open:
Catella Swedish Open semifinal
results
Karim Darwish stops Jonathon Power and meets Nick Matthew.
(2.7.04) 
(2.6.04)
January Doubles Wrapup:

Merion Doubles and January injuries
Eiteljorg and Holleran win
at Merion
Swedish Open:
Catella Swedish Open second
round report
Power to face Darwish, Shabana falls to Willstrop
in Linköping.
Catella
Swedish Open first round report
by John Milton: Power, Shabana,
Kneipp, Darwish all advance in Linköping.
 
(2.5.04)  
Catella
Swedish Open gets underway
preview by Team Kneipp
(2.4.04) 
  
Thierry
Lincou retains world #1 position
while Cassie
Jackman regains World #1 position.
(2.3.04)
College Squash
Weekend wrapups:
Trinity
Men too strong for Harvard
, Trinity and Yale Men’s and Women’s
Squads sweep Harvard and Princeton.
Pittsburgh WISPA
Open:
Lauren Briggs
scores her first tour victory
(2.2.04)
Winnipeg PSA Open:
Razik earns big win over Paul Price in Manitoba
(2.2.04)
Pittsburgh WISPA
Open:
Martin and Briggs
reach finals
(2.1.04)
Winnipeg PSA Open:
Razik stops Ryding to reach a final meeting with Paul Price.
(2.1.04)
College Results:
Trinity men and women sweep Harvard, Yale men and women sweep Princeton
– also some fifty other dual match results
 
(1.31.04)
 
Kuwait Open:
Grinham and Nicol win. Women’s
results,
Men’s results
,
final
report
(1.28.04)
College Men:
Latest
rankings , Dartmouth moves up to #5, Stanford up to #19.
(1.28.04)
Constable Women’s:
Tourney report
, Quibell beats Helal for second time in a week. Wakes up Trinity.

(1.28.04)

Kuwait Open:
Women’s results
– Seeds hold, Jackman and Grinham to final. Men’s
results
– Qualifier Willstrop stops Power meeting Nicol in final.
semi report
(1.27.04)
Kuwait Open:
Women’s results
– Top seed through to semis. Men’s
results
(1.26.04)
Kuwait Open:
Willstrop takes out White. Quarters
report.
(1.26.04)
New York:
MSRA, Princeton play all-even, report
(1.26.04)
Constable Invitational:
Quibell defeats Helal, results,
photogalleries
(1.26.04)
Doubles:
The Switch
from singles to doubles
– Chris Walker
(1.26.04)
USA Squash:
Greenwich Open
– Damian Walker beats Jamie Crombie.
(1.26.04)
Virginia Pro:
Final report
– Rodney Durbach wins. complete
results.
  (1.26.04)

Kuwait Open:
Women’s results
– Charman and Atkinson go down hard. Men’s
results
– World #1 Lincou and World Champion Shabana fall in first
round, Kneipp beats Palmer. Round
one report.
(1.25.04)
ISDA Doubles:
North
American Open
– Waite and Mudge rebound to win North American
Open in Greenwich.
(1.25.04)
Doubles:
Injury
Report
– Blair Horler to undergo athroscopic surgery, others
doubles standouts sidelined.
(1.25.04)
 
College Squash: Thriller
in Hanover NH
– 8th ranked Dartmouth men upend 5th ranked Cornell
red.
(1.24.04)
Boston Squash:
Play
the SquashBusters Tourney! – enjoy a squash weekend in Boston
at the end of January and support the SquashBusters (deadline Jan
26th.)
(1.24.04)
Kuwait Open PSA:
Men’s event preview
by Team Kneipp
– Jonathon Power makes his return, Thierry Lincou
debuts at world #1.
(1.24.04)
Kuwait Open PSA/WISPA:
Men’s qualifier round
one
; women’s qualifier
… Draws – PSA Men’s draw
and, WISPA Women’s draw
(1.24.04) 
Virginia Pro PSA:
Semi finals- Koukal and Durbach
stage upsets
in Richmond, results/draw
(1.23.04)
 
Jonathon Power
Watch:
Ryan Barnett reports – Jonathon
aims at Kuwait, Sweden
.
(1.23.04)
 
Squash at USOC:
Will Carlin – named to USOC Executive
Board
.
(1.23.04)
Barcelona PSA:
Bradley Ball – beats an international
field to take his 7th tour title
.
(1.23.04)
Virginia Pro PSA:
Quarterfinals- Jan Koukal scores
big win over David Evans
, results/draw
(1.23.04)
 
Virginia Pro PSA:1st
Round
(1.22.04)

all seeds through in Richmond
Virginia, results/draw
College Squash:
Yale women score big upset
(1.22.04)
as
Mark Talbott’s
Yale nine beat Trinity 5-4
as the Yale men come close, losing
6-3

Doubles:
At the U Club in Boston Viktor
Berg and Josh McDonald
score a startling win, stopping Waite
and Mudge’s 17 match five tournament streak
(1.22.04)

Virginia Pro
PSA:
Qualifying final Eric
Galvez and Kumail Mehmood make the grade
in Richmond Virginia.
(1.21.04)

College Squash:
East Meets West
(1.20.04)
Yale
Women travel west to meet Stanford Men in historic match
marks
changing nature of intercollegiate squash.
 
Revenge of the
Baby Boomers:
(1.20.04)
Photos
Video Interviews:
(1.19.04)
Julian
Wellings interviews
Karim Darwish and Mohammed Abbas after the 2004 Dayton Open.
Harvard Club of
NY Men’s Invitational:
(1.19.04)

Andrew Merrill wins 6.0 and Dave Barry wins 5.5. The
report
.
Vassar Class of
’32 WISPA:
(1.18.04) 
An Electric Final: Omneya Abdel Kawy scores an important
five game victory. The report.
Talisman Energy
Open:
(1.18.04) Final
results
.
Pilley
and Strait stage a see-saw battle, with Pilley winning in 4
report
.
 
Doubles: (1.18.04) University
Club of Boston semis
.

event in Frigid Boston is marked by upsets.
College Squash
Weekend Action:
(1.18.04) Trinity,
Yale score commanding wins.

most teams in action.
Dayton Open:(1.17.04) 
Final results
, Darwish over Abbas in 3. Final
Report
, photos
Talisman Energy
Open:
(1.17.04) 
Semifinal results.

Pilley and Strait to the
final, semi report.
Vassar Class of
’32 WISPA:
(1.17.04) 
Semifinal results
, Botwright falls. Semifinal
report
.
Vassar Class of
’32 WISPA:
(1.17.04) Quarterfinal
results
, top 4 seeds march on to the semis. Quarterfinal
report
.
Talisman Energy
Open:
(1.17.04) Quarterfinal
results
.
Koukal
and Strait both come back from being down 2/0 to win. Koukal from
match ball in the third, quarters
report
.
Harvard Club Womens
Invitational:
(1.17.04) Tourney
wrapup
from New
York.
 
Dayton
Open:
(1.16.04)
Semifinals
report
, Darwish and Abbas to the finals, results,
semi photos
Vassar Class of
’32 WISPA:
(1.16.04)
First
round action
, all seeds through. Report.

Talisman Energy
Open:
(1.16.04)
First
round results
, Qualifier Eric Galvez takes out #2 seed Ben Garner,
report from Ryan Barnett.

Dayton Open: (1.15.04)
Quarterfinals
report
, Durbach upsets Heath,
Quarters
photogallery
, results 
Canary Wharf Classic:
(1.15.04)
Eventis Group announces
new London-based Event
.
Vassar Class of
’32 WISPA:
(1.15.04)
Final qualifying, Favorites
advance in Poughkeepsie
Talisman Energy
Open:
(1.14.04)First
qualifying round results
, qualifying concludes tonight
.
Dayton Open: (1.14.04)
First
round, a good day for the Egyptians
, except an injured

Razik. 1st round photogallery
Vassar Class of
’32 WISPA:
(1.14.04)
First day qualifying, Naude,
Reta advance
US Weekend Wrapup
Jan 9-11:
(1.14.04)
summary of events, Wilmington
(ISDA), Merion (doubles), Rye and NY Harvard Club
Carol Owens: (1.13.04)
Farewell, a
personal tribute by Martin Bronstein
Dayton Open: (1.13.04)
Qualifying complete with
no surprises, Finalized draw
and results
, Charlie
Johnson’s Day 2 report
. Alarçon
falls short versus Heather.
Player of the
Month:
(1.13.04)
Amr
Shabana
– New World Champion talks with SquashTalk’s Martin Bronstein
about his new title.

Apawamis Open:
(1.12.04)
Women’s– Charman
wins it over Grainger, Men’s
Darwish takes title over Jenson in 3.
Dayton Open: (1.12.04)
Ricketts
withdraws
as qualifying begins, updated
draw
, Jenson
misses qualifying due to final appearance in Apawamis
.
Apawamis Open:
(1.11.04)
Women’s– Grainger
and Charman in Monday’s final, Men’s
Darwish to meet qualifier Jenson in final.
full
story
Apawamis Open:
(1.10.04)Women’s
top seeds through to semis, Men’s

Ricketts out in quarters, Heath and Ryding fall in 1st round
PSA Tour:
(1.10.04)3
new January events
World #1 in Sudden
Retirement:
(1.9.04)Carol
Owen’s Announces Immediate Retirement
– leaves world #1 spot to
USA’s Natalie Grainger

Dartmouth SnowFlake
Report:

Pierrepont,
Delierre win WISPA, PSA events
– action kicks off January Dartmouth
campaign.

USA National Teams
Cancelled:
(1.8.04)Event
cancellations follows anemic entries at fall Howe cup
– lack of
engagement with regional associations?

British Junior Open:
(1.6.04)
India’s
Ghosal crashes Egyptian-Pakistani party
– Colin McQuillan reports,
Omney Abdel Kawy capture repeat crown.
British National League,
6th Round:
(1.6.04)
Pontefract,
Broxbourne extend lead
– Ricketts beats Beachill, Kitchen beats
Atkinson
Schwartz, Ashtana in
NYC:
(1.5.04)
Finals
of the 2004 Yale Club invitational
– one close match, one easy
win. report.

Poughkeepsie starts
Kidzsquash Community Program:
(1.3.04)
Brown’s
Oliner joins Vassar coaching corps
– Vassar starts Kitzsquash
in mold of SquashBuster, Streetsquash, et al

Yale Club Ketcham Invitational:
(1.2.04)
Semi
final report
as Merrill and Schwartz unexpectedly reach the finals
which will be played Sunday at Noon in NYC

Martin Bronstein: (1.2.04)
his
2003 WISPA wrapup
the year in review a frank assessment of the
year enjoyed by Owens, Grainger, Jackman, Atkinson and more.
Martin Bronstein: (1.1.04)
The
Global Gallery – Jan ’04
Martin reviews the fortunes of PSA names
in 2003.

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