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Abdel Gawad remains only Pharaoh to head into Tournament of Champions’ final

Karim Abdel Gawad was the only Egyptian who qualified for the men’s final match at the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, after he defeated England’s James Willstrop in the semifinals by 3-0 (11-6/11-8/11-6). The championship held its semifinals on 18 January, in which three Egyptians participated: Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Karim Abdel Gawad, and Nour El-Sherbini, …

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4 Egyptian women qualify for squash J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions’ quarterfinals

After the second round ended, four Egyptian female squash champions—Nour El-Sherbini, Nouran Gohar, Omneya Abdel Kawy, and Raneem El-Welily—made it to the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions’ quarterfinals. The four Egyptian champions were the ones who represented Egypt at the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championships celebrated in December. They made Egypt proud by …

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4 Egyptian squash players reach J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2017 quarterfinals

Four Egyptians qualified to the quarterfinals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York, United States, which concluded its second round. The second round started on 14 January and ended on 15 January. In this round, Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy defeated Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly with a score of 3-0 (11-4/11-6/11-6). Although South Africa’s Stephen …

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El-Gouna to host PSA Women’s World Squash Championship 

El-Gouna will be host to the PSA Women’s World Squash Championship in April. The women’s world championship comes as the event organiser, Amr Mansi, plans to host a new squash competition in El-Gouna for women in the near future. El-Gouna is home to the El-Gouna Squash Open, an annual tournament for men, and one of …

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Egypt wins 6 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze at British Junior Squash Open 2017

Egyptians surprised the crowd by winning six gold medals at the British Junior Squash Open 2017, which started on 2 January in Sheffield, England, and concluded its events on 6 January. At the girls under 13 (G13) final, Egypt’s Salma El-Tayeb snatched the gold medal from her compatriot Noureen Khalifa, after the match ended 3-1 …

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Egypt is always present at the international squash tournaments

The Delaware Pro Singles 2017 is taking place in Wilmington, US, on Thursday and will end on Sunday. The tournament is running parallel to the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament 2017, which started on 3 January, and the British Junior Open Squash 2017, which started on 2 January. Both tournaments have strong Egyptian participation, …

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2 Egyptians qualify for the President Gold Cup Squash Tournament semifinals 

The President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament 2017’s quarterfinals concluded its matches on Wednesday. Egyptians Mohamed Reda and Karim Ali Fathi made it to the semifinals. Reda qualified for the semifinals after he defeated his compatriot Karim El-Hammamy in the quarterfinals, by a score of 3-0 (11-5/11-6/11-5). As for Fathi, he qualified for the semifinals …

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3 Egyptians qualify to the President Golden Cup International Squash Tournament’s quarterfinals 

The President Golden Cup International Squash Tournament began on Tuesday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. Five Egyptians participated in the first round: Shehab Essam, Karim Ali Fathi, Mohamed Reda, Karim El-Hammamy, and Youssef Soliman. Asim Khan was expected to win as the score was (11-5/11-2/5-11/9-6) in favour of the Pakistani player, but he withdrew due to …

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Tarek Mo’men and Hania El-Hammamy win 2016 Gezira Squash Open

The Gezira Sporting Club on Tuesday celebrated the final matches of the 2016 Gezira Squash Open. The national championship was divided into several brackets; boys under eleven (BU11); girls under eleven (GU11); boys under thirteen (BU13); girls under thirteen (GU13); boys under fifteen (BU15); girls under fifteen (GU15); boys under seventeen (BU17); girls under 17 …

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Karim Abdel Gawad to face Grégory Gaultier in friendly match

Egyptian squash champion Karim Abdel Gawad will play against French champion Grégory Gaultier in a friendly match on 7 January 2017 in Texas in the United States. The winner will receive a prize of $30,000 while the loser will receive $20,000. The champion of the match should win four games out of seven. The break …

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Egypt to host Sharm El-Sheikh Arab International Squash Masters Championship

Egypt will host the Sharm El-Sheikh Arab International Squash Masters Championship on 19-23 January 2017. The age of players participating will start from 35 to 70 years, while the competitions will be divided as follows: 35 years, 40 years, 45 years, 50 years, and 55 years and above. Financial awards will be given to the …

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Egypt’s presence at the new year’s squash championships

The start of the new year will be commemorated with the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament 2017, which will take place in Islamabad, Pakistan, from the 3-6 January Five Egyptians are slated to compete; Shehab Essam, Karim Ali Fathy, Mohamed Reda, Karim El-Hammamy, and Youssef Soliman. The most prestigious championship in January will be …

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Egyptian squash champions Jana Shiha and Haya Ali take home two 2 medals

The US Junior Squash Open, which started on 17 December, ended on Tuesday, with two Egyptian players emerging victorious. Around 900 juniors competed at the championship, played across 43 courts. The G13’s final was between Egypt’s Haya Ali and American Lucie Stefanoni. The match ended in Ali’s favour, with a 3-1 victory (8-11/11-8/11-8/11-5). Jana Shiha, …

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Mohamed Al-Sarraj wins 2016 IMET Squash Open

Jordanian squash player Mohamed Al-Sarraj won the 2016 IMET Squash Open on 18 December in a final against Hungarian Farkas Balázs. The competition was held in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was an easy win for Al-Sarraj, as he defeated Balázs by 3-0 (11-4/11-3/11-7). Al-Sarraj qualified to the finals after he defeated Dutch Piëdro Schweertman, by 3-2 …

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Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry honours Egyptian Women’s squash team

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs honored on Sunday the Egyptian women’s squash team that represented Egypt at the 2016 WSF World Team Squash Championships. The ceremony, held at the ministry’s headquarters, honoured Nour El-Sherbiny, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Raneem El-Welily, and Nouran Gohar. All four athletes are also being given EGP 75,000. The team …

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