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Ammar Al-Tamimi qualifies for Khoozestan squash championship quarterfinals

Kuwait’s Ammar El-Tamimi qualified to the quarterfinals of the the Khoozestan Squash Association Shahid Daghayeghi Open, as the championship’s first round came to an end in Iran’s city of Avhaz. El-Tamimi defeated Iran’s Navid Maleksabet with a score of 3-0 (11-7/11-8/11-9). Iraq’s Hasanain Dakheel and Mohamed Ferman Hasan exited the tournament in the first round, …

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Mazen Gamal wins 2016 PSA Valencia Squash Championship

Egypt’s Mazen Gamal snatched the 2016 PSA Valencia Squash Championship’s title from his compatriot Karim El-Hammamy earlier this month in Spain. Gamal won the final match against El-Hammamy, with a score of 3-1 (9-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-5). Gamal and El-Hammamy were not the only Egyptians participating; Shehab Essam also qualified to the semifinals but exited …

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Egypt’s women champions continue victories in the world of squash

Egypt’s Nada Abbas won the 2016 London Squash Open, which came to an end on 4 December. Abbas defeated England’s Julianne Courtice in the final match with a score of 3-2 (8/11, 11/4, 11/7, 12/14, 11/6). The victory comes one day after the Egyptian women’s squash national team won the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash …

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Egypt comes out on top at 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship

Egypt’s national women’s squash team surprised the world on Saturday when it won the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship in France. This is the third time for the women’s team to win the championship. The team first won in 2008, and then won a second time in 2012. This year’s victory came after Egypt …

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Egypt continues to dominate Women’s World Team Squash Championship

On Wednesday, the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship held the third round of the first group, in which Egypt defeated Mexico with a 3-0 victory. Raneem El Welily beat Mexico’s Nayelly Hernandez, 3-0 (11-9/11-6/11-2); Nouran Gohar won against Diana Garcia, 3-0, (11-6/11-6/11-5); and Omneya Abdel Kawy defeated Diana Anguiano, 3-0, (11-5/11-4/11-8). On Tuesday the …

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WSF honors squash champion Omneya Abdel Kawy

The WSF is honouring Egyptian squash champion Omneya Abdel Kawy for her tenth time participating in the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championships. Abdel Kawy is currently competing in the championship, which is taking place in Paris, France. Abdel Kawy’s first time participating in the competition was in 1998, which took place in Stuttgart, Germany. …

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Egyptian women’s squash team defeats India 

The Egyptian team started its journey at the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship in France by winning against India 3-0. The Egyptian team is composed of four players: Nour El-Sherbiny, ranked first internationally; Nouran Gohar, ranked third internationally; Raneem El-Welily, ranked fourth internationally; and Omneya Abdel Kawy, ranked eighth internationally. The championship’s first group …

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Squash champion Fares Mohamed Dessouki wins 2016 CCI International JSW ISC

Fares Mohamed Dessouki defeated his Egyptian compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar in the finals of the 2016 CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit in Mumbai, netting him his second PSA World Tour title. Abouelghar had qualified to the semifinals after defeating another Egyptian player, Mohamed Reda, in the quarterfinals with a score of 3-1 (6-11/12-10/3-11/6-11). Dessouki qualified …

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I want to be the world champion a few more times: Karim Abdel Gawad

Karim Abdel Gawad, a rising star in the world of squash, won the Al-Ahram Squash Open Championship in September. The Al-Ahram Squash Open had returned after being absent for 10 years, making Abdel Gawad’s victory a prestigious one. But his victories did not stop there, as the Egyptian champion surprised the world by winning the …

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6 Egyptians qualify for quarterfinals of 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship

The 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship concluded its 16th round on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, Egyptians Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, and Karim Abdel Gawad qualified for the quarterfinals. On Monday, another three Egyptians qualified for the quarterfinals, namely Ramy Ashour, Tarek Momen, and Fares Dessuki. Ashour was qualified to the quarterfinals …

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3 Egyptians make it to the quarterfinals in the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship

The 2016 Wadi Degla Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men’s World Squash Championship hosted its 16th round on Sunday and Monday. After Sunday’s matches, Egyptians Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, and Karim Abdel Gawad qualified for the quarterfinals. Mohamed El-Shorbagy saw his compatriot Karim Ali Fathi pushed out of the competition after he defeated Fathi 3-0 (11-3, …

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Sometimes it’s nice to be the underdog: British squash player Daryl Selby

Squash originally comes from England and the British Empire brought the sport to the countries that the British colonised. In these countries, squash is more accessible, and nowadays Egypt provides some of the most advanced players in the sport. Daryl Selby is an English squash player, ranked 17th internationally, and is currently competing at the …

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8 Egyptians qualify for 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship’s 16th round

The 2016 Wadi Degla Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men’s World Squash Championship hosted its 32nd round on Friday and Saturday. Egyptian players Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, Karim Ali Fathi, Karim Abdel Gawad, Fares Dessuki, Ramy Ashour, Marwan El-Shorbagy, and Tarek Momen qualified for the 16th round. Fares Dessuki qualified for the 16th round after defeating …

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Wadi Degla 2016 PSA Men’s World Squash Championship holds 32nd round

The Wadi Degla Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men’s World Squash Championship for 2016 began its 32nd round on Friday. Egyptian players Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, Karim Ali Fathi, and Karim Abdel Gawad qualified for the 16th round. Mohamed El-Shorbagy defeated Finnish player Olli Tuominen 3-0 (11-9, 11-2, and 11-8), while Ali Farag defeated English James …

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Nour El-Sherbiny wins the 2016 Carol Weymuller Squash Open

Egyptian international female squash champion Nour El-Sherbiny defeated English player Alison Waters 3-0 at the 2016 Carol Weymuller Squash Open. Raneem El-Wilily was the first Egyptian woman to win the title in 2011, when she defeated English Jennifer Duncalf 3-0 (11-7, 15-13, and 11-4) in the final. It was El-Wilily who defeated El-Sherbiny at the …

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128 players participate in Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship, 64 players participate in women’s championship

Wadi Degla Clubs has finalised its preparations for the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship and Wadi Degla International Women’s Squash Championship as it is hosting and organising both events, which will take place at Wadi Degla El-Nakhil, New Cairo, from 25 October to 4 November. Karim Darwish, sports director at Wadi Degla …

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Yesterday, was a bright day for Egyptian squash players

On 19 September, Al-Ahram International Squash Open celebrated its last qualifier round, which serves as a qualifier to the quarterfinals. Egypt’s Tarek Momen defeated his compatriot, Mohamed Reda in all three matches with 11-4, 11-5, 11-3, resulting in final score of 3-0. Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad won against Scottish Greg Lobban 3-1 with match points …

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