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British Open: Exit of Yorkshire’s James Willstrop ends home interest in Hull

No Englishman will compete in the last eight of the British Open for the first time since 1992 after Yorkshire’s James Willstrop was yesterday knocked out in the second round by top seed and world No 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy yesterday.

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Jenny Duncalf: Suffered a surprise first round defeat at the British Open in Hull.

British Open - Chris Simpson drags himself into second round in Hull

HARROGATE’S Chris Simpson admitted he had to call upon all of his “determination and willpower” in order to make it through to the second round of the British Open in Hull.

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Yorkshire Squash League: Barnsley made to wait for what seems certain title triumph

Hallamshire reduced Barnsley’s lead at the top of the Allam Marine Yorkshire Squash League to 16 points this week, but Barnsley still look certain to win the trophy for only the second time in their history.

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Yorkshire Squash League: Lead maintained by Barnsley as second title edges into view

Barnsley remain on course for only their second Allam Marine Yorkshire Squash League title after maintaining their 18-point lead over second-placed Hallamshire at the top of the Premier Division this week.

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Yorkshire Squash League: Pressure growing on leaders Barnsley as Hallamshire rein them in

Hallamshire continue to make further inroads into Barnsley’s lead at the top of the Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier Squash League.

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James Willstrop, right, lost out to world No 1 Gregory Gaultier in the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday. Picture: Steve Cubbins/squashsite.com

James Willstrop and Jenny Duncalf see Hong Kong hopes ended - but Nick Matthew prevails

WORLD No 1 Gregory Gaultier acknowledged he had been given a serious test before ending the Hong Kong Open hopes of Yorkshireman James Willstrop.

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Jenny Duncalf.

Jenny Duncalf buoyed for Hong Kong return

Harrogate’s Jenny Duncalf is heading into the first round of the Hong Kong Open next week in high spirits following her recent win in the Monte Carlo Classic.

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James Willstrop battlesd with Gregory Gaultier in the semi-final. Picture: squashpics.com

Willstrop’s ‘fantastic’ run at World Championships comes to an end in semi-finals

James Willstrop’s thrilling run at the World Championships may have ended one step short of the final, but the Yorkshireman said he was thrilled to have exceeded his own expectations.

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James Willstrop, right, on his way to victory over tournament favourite and world No 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy at the World Championships. Picture: squashpics.com

Willstrop hails ‘best-ever performance ‘ after downing world No 1 Elshorbagy

JAMES WILLSTROP blasted through to the quarter-finals of the World Championships by beating world No 1 and tournament favourite Mohamed Elshorbagy.

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James Willstrop. Picture supplied by squashpics.com

Favourite is next in line for Willstrop

JAMES WILLSTROP will head into today’s world championship showdown with top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy buoyed by a “tough” win over India’s Saurav Ghosal.

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Laura Massaro

Squash: British Open given one ‘Hull’ of a lift

The British Open squash championships gave the city of Hull something to lift the mood at the weekend. The world’s most prestigious event, the final one of the season, featured an English player, Laura Massaro, on finals day, two French and one Egyptian.

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James Willstrop: World’s best players gather in Hull for season finale

The season finale is the British Open, the most prestigious of all the titles in squash, and qualifying for it began on Saturday at the University of Hull.

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Leeds-based Emma Beddoes.

James Willstrop: England’s women retain Euro crown

DIVISION ONE and Two of the European Team Championships finished in Herning in Denmark on Saturday evening.

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Squash: Perry enjoys fairytale end to her career – Willstrop

Ireland’s Madeleine Perry managed to write her own fairytale last weekend at the Irish Open in Dublin.

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Gregory Gaultier.

Squash: Fresh legs prove crucial for Gaultier in final – Willstrop

France and Germany number ones, Gregory Gaultier and Simon Rosner, contested the Grasshopper Cup final in Zurich on Sunday.

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Squash: El Gouna final proves a classic – Willstrop

Squash: El Gouna final proves a classic – Willstrop

The El Gouna International Event culminated in a repeat of the World Championship final between world number one Mohamed El Shorbagy and Ramy Ashour.

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Nick Matthew takes on Daryl Selby in the semi-final of the Canary Wharf Classic.

Squash: It’s on to Egypt after exciting week in London – Willstrop

LONDON’s Canary Wharf Classic maintained its status as a top drawer event with another exciting week of squash played out to sold out crowds in London.

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James Willstrop. Picture courtesy of squashpics.com

Willstrop enjoys being back on familiar territory

IT’S been a somewhat staggered return to the squash stage for Yorkshire’s James Willstrop but, in London yesterday, it was certainly worth the wait for spectators.

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James Willstrop.

Squash: Canary Wharf tournament is a Classic – Willstrop

It’s the season of appreciation. This week I feel it’s timely to celebrate and acknowledge one of the tournaments of the squash calendar and the organisational team behind it.

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Pontefract Squash Club owner Mick Todd and coach Malcolm Willstrop.

James Willstrop: Something special at Pontefract

Something special is happening at my club Pontefract. Owner Mick Todd and his staff have made a world-renowned squash club during the last decade, and even more importantly, a superb leisure facility for for the people of the area.

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