Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, Doubles

Women’s Final: Hawkes & King (NZL) bt Duncalf & Massaro (ENG) 11-9, 11-10 (60m)
Mixed Final: Brown & Pilley (AUS) bt King & Knight (NZL) 8-11, 11-7, 11-5 (96m)
Men’s Final: Matthew & Grant (ENG) bt Palmer & Boswell (AUS) 11-9, 6-11, 11-5

Women’s Bronze Match: Brown & Urquhart (AUS) bt Camilleri & Pittock (AUS) 11-4, 10-11, 11-5 (54m)
Mixed Bronze Match: David & Ong (MAS) bt Urquhart & Palmer (AUS) 11-9, 11-6 (35m)
Men’s Bronze Match: Pilley & Cuskelly (AUS) bt Clyne & Leitch (SCO) 11-5, 11-7

Nick & Nicol win gold at the Commonwealth Games

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [2] James Willstrop (ENG)  11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (66m)
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 11-3, 11-5, 11-7 (40m)

Bronze medal
Peter Barker (ENG) bt Azlan Iskandar (MAS)  11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (45m)
Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Alison Waters (ENG) w/o

XIX Commonwealth Games (Singles), Delhi 4-8 October ‘10

With 9 of the top 20 players in the PSA & WISPA world rankings, Saurav & Joshana lived up to their seeding bowing out to higher ranked Peter Barker and Nicol David resp. Read more of this post

DNA – Indian Squash looking up

Indian women’s squash has been on a high in recent times with both Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal clinching WISPA titles in the last two monthsThe latest came on Sunday when Joshna Chinappa won the German Ladies Open title in Saarbrucken.  This is Joshna’s first WISPA title on the European tour. Indian squash coach Cyrus Poncha reiterated the fact saying, “It is a great win for her she had won WISPA tournaments before but all been in Malaysia. It is a great achievement for her and you can see hard work is paying off.” Read more of this post

Doubles will be our focus for CWG

Indian squash is on an all-time high with as many as eight players in the top-100 of world rankings and national coach Cyrus Poncha feels the time is right for his talented wards to push for medals in the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

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Indian team heading for Manchester, 29-31 March 2010

As countries prepare for the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010, on March 29th – 31st a series of squash doubles matches will be taking place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The Indian contingent comprising Saurav Ghosal, Siddharth Suchde, Harinder Pal Singh, Ritwik Bhattacharya, Gaurav Nandrajog, Sandeep Jangra, Joshana Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal will be using the event to get some vital preparation before Delhi Commenwealth Games.

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