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WHAT
WAS NEW March 1 2004 through May 1 2004

Artist
and US Squash Hall of Famer Germain Glidden’s squash,
golf, and baseball note cards

for sale in the Estore, Profile
of Glidden
. (cartoon © 2004 Glidden)

(5.1.04)
Doubles: ISDA Creek
Challenge Quarters
— Butcher & Osborne advance.
Canada: Nationals 2004
Semis
— Alana Miller, Runa Reta score upset wins.
US News: April roundup
— US Jr Team, World Doubles, MSRA (NY) Playoffs.
PSA: New Challenger Event
set for Orange County
— June 4-6 in Irvine CA
New York: Hyder Trophy
postponed
— but WISPA event keeps original date.

(4.30.04)
Europe:
European Teams
’04 Semi Finals
— Dutch women beat France.
CANADA: Nationals
semis preview
— Vancouver hosts interesting competition
subplots tonight.
Europe: European
Teams ’04 Pools day two
— France to contest both semis.

(4.29.04)
Rankings:
WISPA
May 2004 Women’s rankings
— Top 20 remains virtually unchanged.

(4.28.04)
Europe:
European Teams
’04 Pools day one
— Top seeds advance in both men and womens
play but Irish women upset Scotland as Perry beats Nimmo.
Kellner Cup Doubles: Finals
Waite shows no weakness in regaining Kellner cup with Mudge.

Best
Eight Women

at Grand Prix Finals in Qatar Complete
coverage
. (photo © 2004 Fritz Borchert)

(4.27.04)
Europe:
European Teams
’04 Pools
— England favored as usual in both men and women’s
events.
PSA: PSA Masters
to Bermuda
— Three year pact brings major event to North
America.
Squash Business: McWIL
lands Tour Court Pact
— Court and logistics partnership
brings package to PSA event promoters.

(4.26.04)
Kellner Cup Doubles:
Semi
finals
— Strange Ending dooms Quick and Bentley.
Canada: National
Juniors Calgary
. Jennifer Blumberg, Robin Clarke winners.

(4.25.04)
PSA Masters:
Final report
— Nicol over Palmer.
WISPA Grand Prix: Final
report
— Jackman defeats N Grinham in five.
Kellner Cup Doubles:
Quarterfinals
Waite and Mudge set for Hosey/Leach rematch.
USA Squash: Junior
Men Team Trials

(4.24.04)
PSA Masters:
Semi finals
— Palmer defeats Beachill, Nicol over Lincou.
WISPA Grand Prix: Semi
Finals
— Natalie Grinham defeats sister Rachael.
Kellner Cup Doubles: Round
of 16
— Butcher and Osborne advance in NYC.

(4.23.04)
PSA Masters:
Quarterfinals
— Palmer outshoots White, Beachill over Power
WISPA Grand Prix: Final
Day"Pools"
— Natalie Grinham claims final semis
berth.

(4.22.04)
PSA Masters:
Quarterfinal
preview
— the matchups.
PSA Masters: Round Two
— Shabana ices Willstrop, White over Kneipp
WISPA Grand Prix: Day
Two "Pools"
— Macree clinches semis berth. L
Grinham, Charman go for final berth.
Canada: National
Juniors Underway in Calgary
— . Brian Ernst looks to repeat.

(4.21.04)
PSA Masters:
Day Two report
— Power, Kneipp, White get through.
WISPA Grand Prix: Day One
"Pools"
— Macree stops Atkinson.
Pakistan: National
Juniors
— Farhan Mehboob, Sara Awan win U19 titles.

(4.20.04)
PSA Masters:
Day One Report
— Lincou, Willstrop survive five game scares.
ISDA Doubles: Big
Apple Finals.
Hosey & Leach win 3-0.
PSA Masters: Preview
— time for Shabana and Lincou to show their stuff.

Best
Wishes

to Cassie Jackman and Matt Thomas on their March
nuptials
. (photo © 2004 Archant Regional)

(4.19.04)
ISDA Doubles:
Big
Apple Semis.
Hosey & Leach to meet Waite & Mudge.
Scotland: Heath,
Nimmo win National titles
Grand Prix Finals: Women’s
top eight face off in Qatar

PSA Masters: Qatar draw.
USA: Louisa Hall
wins over reduced Selection Event Field
Squash Business: Klip
racket and strings signs Joe Kneipp

ISDA Doubles: Big
Apple Quarters.
seeds prevail.

(4.18.04)
Irish Open:
Final
report
and draw/results
. Vanessa Atkinson retains her title.

(4.17.04)
Irish Open:
Semifinal
report
and draw/results
. Jenny Tranfield upsets Natalie Grinham in first semi.
Big Apple ISDA Open: Friday
qualifying report
Walker/Kay beat Butcher/Osborne.
Mass States: Dan
Sharplin tops Lucky Odeh;
Hope Prockop dual winner.

(4.16.04)
Irish Open:
Quarterfinal
report
and draw/results
. Natalie Grinham beats Rebecca Macree in 110 minutes.

(4.15.04)
Irish Open:
First round
report
and draw/results
. Carla Khan upsets Nicol David in 85 minutes.
WSF: Joint WSF, PSA,
WISPA Anti doping code announced
.
Squash Business: Harrow
Claims 10% of USA Squash market .
WISPA: World
#1 Cassie Jackman ties the knot on eve of Grand Prix finals

.

(4.14.04)
Irish Open:
Qualifier
final report
and
main draw
. Lankester, Lloyd-Walters, Malik, Pittock qualify.

(4.13.04)
Irish Open:
Qualifier
first round report
and
qualifying draw
thursday.
Urban Nationals: 1st
Annual Event starts Apri 17th in Boston
and
draws
.
Rochester Pro/Am: Kerim
Yehia beats Patrick Chifunda in finals
and Ahmed Hanza in semi
finals
World Juniors (August 04): Pakistan
Squash Issues Invitation
Event, sponsored by PIA, takes place
in Islamabad.

(4.12.04)
Malaysian National Squad:
Carol
Owens signed as Women’s coach
: leadin to June Asian Squash Championships.

(4.11.04)
Interlingua Lichtenstein Open:
Finals:
Gough defeats El Hindi in straight games in the finals. Results.
European U19 Teams:
Finals
: England beat France easily 3-0 while while Germany topped
Belgium 2-1 for 3rd place in the 17 team field.
Bronstein’s Global Gallery: April
Gallery
: Yorkshire trio, scoring permutations again, VOS, more

BPSA Stortford U23 Open: Final
results
: Askandar defeats Engelbrecht in straight games.
European U19 Teams: Semi
Finals
: France beats Germany 2-1 while England tops Belgium
by a similar 2-1 margin.
Interlingua Lichtenstein Open: Semi
Finals
: Gough comes from behind to defeat Bianchetti Saturday
night. Results.

(4.10.04)
BPSA Stortford U23 Open:
Quarters
results
: Askandar, Engelbrecht pace field.
Interlingua Lichtenstein Open: Quarters
Report
: El Hindi, Bianchetti, and Golan score upset wins. Results.

(4.9.04)
Interlingua Lichtenstein Open:
First
Round
: David Evans beats Simon Parke in first round. Heath
makes it through.

(4.8.04)
Interlingua Lichtenstein Open:
Qualifying
finals
: Eric Galvez Qualifies while Nick Kyme loses out in qualifying
finals.
US
National Mixed Doubles:
Report:
James and Stephanie Hewitt win National crown over Krizeks.
Euro U19 Championships: Report:
Delacroix, De Rycke win European Junior titles in Herentals, Belgium.

(4.7.04)
England National League:
Semi
Final Leg Two Report
: Manchester/Pontefract and Edgbaston Priory
reach the National League Finals after wins over Chicester and Broxbourne.

(4.6.04)
Southeast Asian Fed, Islamabad:
Report:
Mansoor Zaman, Joshna Chinappa win Golds.

(4.5.04)
Texas Open:
finals report:
Rachael Grinham takes and keeps the initiative as she throttles
Cassie Jackman.

(4.4.04)
Windy City Open:
Matthew wins in 4, report
by Phil Yarrow
, Draw/results.
Texas
Open:
Semis report:
Parity marks semi finals in Texas as Jackman, Rachael Grinham survive
testing matches. results.

BPSA Ilkley Open:
Final
results
. Marcus Berrett defeats Azlan Iskandar in four games.

Yasser el Halaby and his P'ton teammates at St Lawrence

Congratulations

to Kelly and Julian Wellings on the birth of their baby daughter
,
Eva
.
Born March 23

(4.3.04)
Windy City Open:
Gaultier and Matthew to the finals. Gaultier’s
3rd time in the finals. report,
Draw/results.
BPSA Ilkley Open: Semis
results
. Marcus Berrett upsets Adrian Grant after Grant survives
marathon with Stacey Ross.
Texas Open: Quarters
report
– Grinham sisters join Jackman and Atkinson in the semi
finals in Houston as Rachael comes from behind in the fifth. results.
BPSA Ilkley Open: Round
of 16 results
. Meads survives 98 minute battle.

(4.2.04)
Windy City Open:
Ryding takes out #1 seed Darwish, Gaultier
takes out defending champion Price. Quarters
report
. by Aidan Harrison recaps the day’s action. Draw/results.
BPSA Ilkley Open: First
round results

Texas Open:
First
round report
and results
– Nimmo upsets Charman;

(4.1.04)Windy
City Open:
First
round report
. Aidan Harrison recaps the day’s action. Draw/results.
Texas Open: Final
Qualifying results
. Lengthorn upsets brind and Perry wins in
85 minutes- final qualifying
report
.

(3.31.04)
Windy City Open:
Final
qualifying report
. Simon Parke, three other Britons qualify.
Draw/results.
Texas Open: Qualifying
results
.
PSA World Rankings: April
World Rankings
.John White stays at #1, while Jonathon Power
drops back to #8.
WISPA World Rankings: April
World Rankings
. Latasha Khan reaches top 20, few other top-20
changes.
College All Americans: 2004
Awards for Men and Women announced
. Yasser El Halaby, Michelle
Quibell head lists of 20 men and 20 women.

(3.30.04)Texas
Open:
Qualifying
results
. Top seeds prevail in Houston while Shabana, Reta lost
first day qualifying report.

Windy City Open:
Qualifying
results
. All American entrants fall.
Irish Open: Returns for a second year as a women’s event.
Vanessa Atkinson will defend
her title.

Maryland Championships:

2004 report.

(3.29.04)
US National Doubles:

Quick and Vlcek, Holleran and McConnell defend titles
, Quick
scores "double-double."

(3.28.04)
College Squash:

CSA Mens College Squash 03-04 final rankings announced
, Trinity-Harvard-Yale
are 1,2,3; El Halaby-Broadbent-Illingworth-Suchde top the individual
tables.
Rotorua, NZ: Leevey,
Barker win titles
at Geyser City Open

(3.27.04)
Rotorua, NZ:
Bennett
out in semi finals play
, Tim Manning (AUS) gets the upset.
Rotorua, NZ: Favorites
advance in second day’s play
, El Raiky Omar Abdel Aziz creates
upset.

(3.26.04)
Canary Wharf Classic:

Willstrop Victorious

USA Coaching jobs: Two new jobs
available, one in Boston, one in Palo Alto
.

(3.25.04)
Canary Wharf Classic:

Lincou bounces the landlord
– Lincou beats Nicol to reach final;
and Willstrop dismantles
Palmer
to make it a Willstrop – Lincou final; day three reports
by Martin Bronstein
US Doubles: Gary
Waite out of USA National Doubles
, suffers wrist injury.

Rotorua,
NZ:
Favorites advance
in Geyser City PSA and WISPA events
, Maitland out with injury.

Massachusetts League:
University Club Shakes #2 status, takes ’04 Title
, Lifford
beats Usherwood.

(3.24.04)
New Power Court Inaugurated in Montreal:

Shabana and Power inaugurate MAA court
Canary Wharf Classic:
Rapid fire squash
– Willstrop beats White; and Palmer
evens things up
– day two reports by Martin Bronstein
UK National League Semis:Pontefract
and Edgbason Priory win
– Palmer beats logistical barrier but
loses.

(3.23.04)
Canary Wharf Classic:

"Debut of Express Squash"
day one by Martin Bronstein

(3.22.04)
Canary Wharf Classic:

Competition preview
by Martin Bronstein, also pools.
Event will feature experimental scoring; final session sold out
in London. leadin
report
,
US Nationals: Preston
Quick, Latasha Khan retain titles
, age group results, by Rob
Dinerman.
British National League: David
Palmer signed up for double duty tuesday night
, a logistical
nightmare
Team Kneipp: readers forum – Your
questions answered by Dan and Joe
, also general
reader commentary.

Training
Room:
Your squash training
goals
, by Shona Kerr. Improve
your anticipation
, by Steve Cox.
Hall of Fame: latest
entries
, University of Western Ontario coach, Jack
Fairs
; and Squashbuster founder Greg
Zaff
.

(3.21.04)
New Zealand North Shore Open:
Final
report
, Tamsyn Leevey and Phillip Barker win first leg of New
Zealand events.
Quebec Pro: Final
report .
Shawn Delierre upsets Viktor Berg to claim Club Atwater
title.

Yasser el Halaby and his P'ton teammates at St Lawrence

Bermuda:
Nick
Matthew upsets Amr Shabana
and Power beats White at the
inaugural PSA Bermuda Open

(
Photo © 2004 Fritz Borchert

(3.20.04)
Bermuda Open:
Final report,
Beachill wins it in a dominating three.
Semifinal report
, Palmer stands down Power charge in fifth. photos.
US Nationals Seattle: Open division
semis report
and:
Men’s
results
, Women’s results
, 16-24 results.
BSPA Youngs Wimbledon Cup (UK): men’s
semis results
and women’s
semis results

Auckland NZ Satellite:
Second
round report .
local Becky Clarke gets upset over Scotland’s
Wendy Maitalnd.
Quebec Pro: Semi final
report .
Berg and Delierre reach the final.

(3.19.04)
US Nationals Seattle:
Open
division quarterfinal report.
also: Men’s
results
, Women’s results
.
US Nationals Seattle: Open
division first round report.
Bermuda Open:
Semifinal results
, Beachill and Palmer prevail. Quarterfinal
report,
and Quarterfinal
photos by Fritz Borchert
BSPA Youngs Wimbledon Cup (UK): first
& second round results
and Qualifier
results.
Quebec Pro: Quarterfinal
report .

(3.18.04)
US Nationals Seattle:
Men’s
Open division first round.
, Women’s
open division
draw.
Bermuda Open: Quarterfinals
results
,
previews of todays matchups.

1st round – World #1 John White in comeback, Matthew beats Lincou,
First round report and
also first round photos.
Doubles: Waite
and Mudge win 10th title of the year
,

(3.17.04)
US Nationals Seattle:
Open
division previews
. Latasha Khan, Damian Walker earn top seeds.
Play begins Thursday.
Canadian University Championships: Rob
Nigro and Katie Patrick are titleists
. Univ of Manitoba wins
the team title.
Bermuda Open: 1st
round results
– World #1 John White in comeback, Matthew beats
Lincou, Qualifying report
and first round preview
.

Yasser el Halaby and his P'ton teammates at St Lawrence

CSA
Individuals:
Yasser
El Halaby wins 2nd mens title
shown here with his Princeton
teammates who also competed and supported him.

(
Photo © 2004 Gail Ramsay

(3.16.04)
Bermuda Open:
Qualifying
finals
.
USA Juniors: Lorentzen,
Gordon win US Closed U19 titles. Park cruises in U15

Austrian Juniors: 2004
event report.

(3.15.04)
Bermuda Open:
1st
round qualifying results
.

(3.14.04) Denver Doubles: Big
showdown in tonights finals

Southport
WISPA Finals:
Vicky Botwright finally earns her first WISPA
title. Report , results

Swiss
WISPA and PSA Satellite:
David Bianchetti and Annelize
Nauda win Final
round report
.
Looking for a squash summer camp: bigger selection
than ever of Squash
summer camps .

(3.13.04)
Swiss
WISPA and PSA Satellite:
Drakenberg and Briggs get upset
wins Quarterfinal
round report
. Womens
results
. and mens results

(3.13.04)
Southport
WISPA Semis:
Runa Reta scores stunning upset over Nimmo.
Report , results

In
Memoriam:
Tribute to Hall of Fame squash, racquets and
baseball star Stanley Pearson Obituary
by Rob Dinerman
.
Southport WISPA: Reta, Baizley keep winning. Report
, results
Swiss WISPA and PSA Satellite: First
two rounds
. Womens
results
. and mens results

Thierry Lincou,  World #1

CSA
Individuals:
Catherine
McLeod of Yale reaches
national semi finals
;
results,
Yasser El Halaby wins 2nd mens title while Michelle Quibell
upsets Amina Helal for the womens.

(
Photo © 2004 Debra Tessier

(3.12.04)
Hall
of Fame:
The almost unbeatable Adrian Ezra Profile
by Martin Bronstein
.
Southport WISPA: Reta, Baizley make strides in
Southport CT Round One. Report.
Swiss WISPA and PSA Satellite: Womens qualifying.
Results.

(3.11.04)
British
National Squash League:
Edgbaston Priory clinches final
playoff spot. Report.
Mass A Leagues: MIT falls to SquashBusters in round
one. Report.
British Open: Will return to Nottingham this November.
Report.

Canadian National
Doubles:
Dulmage and Barber win Canadians. Event
report
.

(3.10.04)
ISDA
Doubles:
Waite and Mudge meet Pirnak and Hosey en route
to another ISDA tour victory in St Louis. Report.

(3.9.04)
BSPA
North of Scotland Open:
Alex
Gough grabs win as Parke suffers injury
High School Squash: Milton
Academy Girls complete first-ever undefeated season
WISPA Savcor Finnish Open: Tegwen
Malik wins Mikkeli trophy

PSA Tour News: PSA
Unveils Completely New Match Scoring System
and Journalist Martin
Bronstein analyzes the PSA
move.

College Championships: El Halaby and Quibell win
without losing a game. Full
Report
.


College
Feature:
The Women’s Nationals (Howe Cup ’04) bakeoff.
Article.

WISPA Savcor Finnish
Open:
Nauda and Malik to vye for Mikkeli trophy Semi
final report
.
(3.8.04)
WISPA Washington
DC Summit Open:
Charman gets her 12th win in inaugural DC
event Final report.
(3.8.04)
Doubles:
California State Hardball Doubles 2004. Results.
(3.8.04)
 

College National
Individual Championships:
El Halaby and Quibell win national
championship titles – results.
Women’s
news flash. and men’s
news flash.
(3.7.04)
WISPA Washington
DC Summit Open:
Charman and Macree make it an all-England
final. Semi final report.
(3.7.04) 
WISPA & PSA
Ottawa Open:
Barrington, El Amin winners. Final
report
, semifinal report
, and Quarterfinal report.
(3.7.04) 

College National
Individual Championships:
semifinals – defending
champs reach the finals
by Rob Dinerman; also
new stars emerge
by Ron Beck

(3.7.04)
WISPA Washington
DC Summit Open:
Brind, Kawy reach semis. Quarterfinal
report
.
(3.6.04)
College National
Individual Championships:
One close escape (Illingworth)
and one upset (Gross) Sat
PM report.
Donegan and Hall
both upset in early action. Sat.
AM Report
and results.
(3.6.04)
 
Ottawa Open:
Locals fare well in Ottawa first round. First
round report
.
(3.6.04)
College National
Individual Championships:
underway at St Lawrence in Canton
NY. results available
as they happen.
(3.5.04)
Ottawa Open: PSA
event joints WISPAs ongoing event in Ottawa. Qualifying
report
.
(3.5.04)
Ottawa Open:
Preview of
Ottawa WISPA and PSA events. Preview
report
 
(3.4.04)
 College
Squash:
Trinity’s
big win over Harvard shows the best of College Squash
by Ron Beck;
also Rob Dinerman’s
report
on the finals.
(3.3.04)
ISDA Doubles:
Waite and Mudge charge to yet another ISDA tour victory in
Chicago. Report.
(3.3.04) 
Hardball Nationals:
Harrity wins Open division and 40s. Report.
(3.3.04) 
Canary Wharf
London:
Nick Matthew gets
late invitation to Mar 23-26 event
.
(3.2.04)
WISPA: Marquee
star Natalie Grainger takes a break from the pro tour cites
health concerns as she slides to world #4.
 
(3.2.04)
 
World
Rankings:
Vanessa Atkinson propelled
to World #3
with two big January wins. John White achieves
world #1
for first time.
(3.2.04)
College Squash:
Trinity edges Harvard to retain Men’s National College Title.
Complete Results.
New England Independent
Schools:
Greenwich wins eighth
straight girls NE Interscholastic title
.
Global Gallery:
Martin Bronstein visits the College Trinity – Harvard championship
match at Yale, The March
Gallery.
(3.1.04)
College Squash:
Recap of the landmark victory of the Yale women over Trinity,
on February 22, Complete
report
.
(3.1.04)
Junior Squash:
Mexico and Columbia win medals at South American juniors,
Summary report.

(3.1.04)

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2004 News]
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