Het squashteam van Didacticum Victoria Rotterdam heeft de competitiewedstrijd gisteravond in de eredivisie bij Esrein 25 uit Hengelo in winst kunnen omzetten. Het was alweer de vierde overwinning in vijf wedstrijden voor de regerende landskampioen.
Malaysian squash star Nicol David reached a new milestone in her illustrious career when she was inducted into the World Squash Federation Hall of Fame - becoming the first active player in the history of the sport to be so honoured.
Egypt's Ramy Ashour received the PSA Player of the Year award for the first time at the World Squash Awards in Rotterdam.
Nick Matthew, who last year became the first Englishman to win the PSA World Open squash title, today became the first player for 15 years to defend the premier PSA World Tour crown when he beat Frenchman Gregory Gaultier in a stunning 92-minute final before a packed crowd at the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam.
Defending champions, top seeds and world number ones Nick Matthew and Nicol David both successfully defended their World Open titles in contrasting finals at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands' City of Sports.
England's Nick Matthew and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier will contest the PSA World Open final after surviving straight games semi-finals today at the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam.
With all four semi-finals of the World Open Squash 2001 at the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam finishing in straight-game victories, defending champions and world number ones Nick Matthew and Nicol David remain on course to retain their title in this, the richest-ever squash event, with a combined prize fund of over $400,000. Their opponents in Sunday's finals will be France's Gregory Gaultier, twice a World Open runner-up, and Jenny Duncalf, the world number two who tonight reached her first World Open final.
Clearly in considerable pain, Egypt's former champion Ramy Ashour was forced to concede his match in today's quarter-finals of the PSA World Open to allow sixth-seeded Frenchman Gregory Gaultier through to his fourth semi-final in six years at the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam.
Quarter-finals day of the World Open Squash 2011 at the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam started with all eight men's seeds still in contention, and a few unexpected faces in the women's last eight. It progressed with all the higher-seeded players winning until the final match which was sadly cut short, and in the middle we had the final match of one of the greats of recent times.
After a dramatic last day at Victoria which saw half of the World Open Squash 2011 quarter-finalists decided, it was on to Rotterdam's New Luxor Theatre today for the second part of the Last Sixteen rounds. It turned out to be another long day, started with a 3/2 victory in the first women's match for Kasey Brown and concluded with both Gregory Gaultier and then Ramy Ashour coming from two-nil down to set up a quarter-final meeting.
In a sensational squash match between two of the great warriors of today's game, Australia's David Palmer emerged victorious over Frenchman Thierry Lincou after 96 minutes to claim a place in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Open in Rotterdam.
There may have been less matches at Rotterdam's Victoria Club on day six of the World Open Squash 2011, but it proved to be the longest day so far as a series of marathon matches were played out in the first part of the last sixteen round of the men's and women's competitions.
World junior champion Marwan El Shorbagy, at 18, the youngest player in the championships, caused the biggest upset in today's second round of the PSA World Open in Rotterdam when he overcame England's 11th seed Daryl Selby in a bitterly-contested 94-minute marathon to reach the last 16 of the premier PSA World Tour squash event of the year at Victoria Squash in the Dutch City of Sport.
If you thought tournaments like this got quieter as they went on, think again. Today we were back to 32 matches over four courts as the men's and women's events both reached the round of 32 stage, and it turned out to be a good day for quite a few Young Egyptians. Here's how it all unfolded ...
Mexican qualifier Cesar Salazar secured the biggest scalp so far in the PSA World Open in Rotterdam when he defeated England's world No17 Adrian Grant on today's second day of first round action in the premier PSA World Tour squash event of the year at Victoria Squash in the Dutch City of Sport.