2011 at a Glance – June

Very much the off season, June was the lightest month for tournaments, but it did see the British Open Masters return, as a standalone event since there was still no sign of the return of the main event. Nevertheless, 14 champions were crowned, and some of them will no doubt be hoping for similar success in the World Masters in 2012.

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On the junior front the ever-popular Pioneer Cup in Germany saw a clutch of Egyptian and English winners, while the Asian Junior Championships in Amman saw lots of the competitors and coaches/managers having a whale of a time in the Dead Sea.

The biggest professional events of the month were the Veracruz International  in Mexico, where Samantha Teran‘s efforts to get a big WISPA event in her homeland paid off as she ended up winning the tournament herself after a tremendous comeback against Natalie Grinham in the final, all witnessed by our own Arthur Curran, and the Squash Pro Reunion where Mohamed El Shorbagy beat home favourite Thierry Lincou in a marathon 112-minute final.

In other news, the inflatable portable AirSquash Court was launched, Bombay embraced Squash-a-Mile for charity, and Dutchies LJ and Seb got Active at Altitude in the Rockies.

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