play-off finals results
Australia 2-0 England
Rachael Grinham bt Cassie
Jackman 3-9, 9-5, 6-9, 9-1, 9-5(75m)
Natalie Grinham bt Linda Elriani
9-7, 9-2 (42m)
Amelia Pittock v Fiona Geaves not played
Grinhams Clinch World
Team Title for Aussies
Rachael and Natalie Grinham clinched the Women's World
Team Squash Championships title for Australia for the eighth
time in the event's history with a 2/0 victory over England in
today's final at the Frans Otten Stadion in Amsterdam.
Full finals day report ...
Full semis and play-off
Australia 3-0 Egypt
Rachael Grinham bt Omneya A/Kawy 6-9, 9-5, 10-8, 9-5
Natalie Grinham bt Engy Kheirallah 9-2 9-0 (13m)
Amelia Pittock bt Eman El Amir 10-8,
10-8, 9-4 (41m)
England 3-0 New Zealand
Cassie Jackman bt Shelley Kitchen 9-4, 9-5, 9-4 (42m)
Linda Elriani v Tamsyn Leevey
9-6, 9-6 (28m)
Fiona Geaves bt Louise Crome
9-4, 9-4, 9-1 (29m)
Australia & England to meet
for the eleventh time ...
first semi-final saw top seeds and holders Australia
move into their tenth successive final as they brushed aside
the challenge of Egypt, then second seeds England ended
the fine run of New Zealand to set up an eleventh final
between the two nations in fourteen events.
from day six
NOT going to be the one to be responsible for England's
worst ever finish in these championships."
 Australia 3-0  Malaysia
 Egypt 2-1  Ireland
 New Zealand 3-0  USA
 England 2-1  Netherlands
England survive a
scare in Amsterdam
Australia and New Zealand cruised into the
semi-finals in Amsterdam, second and third seeds England and
Egypt did it the hard way.
Egyptian number one Omneya
Abdel Kawy lost to Madeline Perry before the
Egyptians pulled through, and Vanessa Atkinson felled
Cassie Jackman to give the hosts the prospect of a
spectacular recovery ... before Linda Elriani herself
staged a comeback from 0-2 down to claim England's expected
place in the semis.
Howard Harding Reports
Kiwis Stun the Hosts
on day of upsets
second seeds England comfortably topped Pool B with a
3-0 win over Scotland, elsewhere on the final day of
qualifying there were shocks galore.
The USA joined England in the quarter-finals with a 2-1
win over Pool B rivals Hong Kong, and Ireland also
upset the seedings to pip Canada in Pool A, claiming second
spot behind the dominant Australians.
The biggest shock was reserved for Pool C though, where New
Zealand scored their fourth consecutive win, beating
third-seeded hosts Netherlands 2-1 thanks to a spectacular win
over world number three Vanessa Atkinson by Shelley Kitchen.
The hosts' reward is a quarter-final against England while the
Kiwis face the USA.
In Pool D Egypt beat Malaysia to claim top spot, while
South Africa beat a weakened France to take third place
in another seeding upset. Malaysia's defeat means they will
face top seeds Australia in the quarter-finals.
results & play-off draws ...
A: Canada 1-2 Ireland
C: Netherlands 1-2 New Zealand Kiwis top the
C: Belgium 2-1 Denmark
Danes finish third
D: France 0-3 South Africa
South Afrcans finish third
A: Germany 1-2 Switzerland
Swiss finish third
B: England 3-0 Scotland
England top the group
B: USA 2-1 Hong Kong USA qualify for quarters
D: Egypt 2- 1 Malaysia
Egypt top the group
as Scotland Suffer
Holders and favourites
Australia became the first team to reach the
quarter-finals as they completed a full set of 3-0 pool wins
and enjoy a rest day tomorrow.
Canada and Ireland meet tomorrow to decide
second place in Pool A, while Hong Kong and USA
will battle it out to see who joins likely winners England
from Pool B.
In the evening matches New Zealand kept up their
unbeaten record to set up a deciding Pool C clash with hosts
Netherlands, while Egypt and Malaysia both won
to qualify for the quarter-finals and set up their anticipated
Pool D decider.
Full story of Day THREE ...
Pool A: Australia 3-0 Canada
Ireland 2-1 Germany
Pool B: Scotland 0-3 USA
Hong Kong 3-0 Japan
Pool C: New Zealand 3-0 Belgium
Denmark 3-0 Austria
Pool D: Egypt 3-0 France
Malaysia 3-0 South Africa
27-Sep, Day TWO:
Pool A: Australia 3-0 Germany
Ireland 2-1 Switzerland
Pool A: Australia 3-0 Switzerland
Canada 2-1 Germany
Pool B: England 3-0 Hong Kong
USA 3-0 Japan
Pool B: England 3-0 Japan Scotland 1-2 Hong Kong
Pool C: Netherlands 3-0 Denmark Belgium
Pool C: Netherlands 3-0 Austria
New Zealand 3-0 Denmark
on Day Two
Despite playing two ties each on the second day none of the
top seeds were unduly troubled at the Frans Otten Stadion in
Favourites Australia, crushed both Germany and
Switzerland, while England also enjoyed 3-0 wins
in ties against Hong Kong and Japan.
Hong Kong claimed the first upset in the event, beating
seventh seeds Scotland 2-1, but after a nervous 2-1 win
over neighbours Belgium on the opening day, hosts
Netherlands secured two 3-0 wins to strengthen their
position in Pool C.
Full story of Day TWO
not under much pressure at the moment. With Rachael and
Natalie at one and five in the world, we're clearly in a
strong position - but we can't afford to be complacent."
Japan's Player/Manager Miyuki Adachi, aged 44,
boasts participation in all but one of her team's appearances
in the event since making her debut seventeen years ago in the
Day ONE Matches:
Pool A: Australia 3-0 Ireland Canada
Pool B: England 3-0 USA Scotland
Pool C: Netherlands 2-1 Belgium New Zealand
Pool D: Egypt 3-0 South Africa Malaysia
Fight Back ... Howard
"This is a special time for squash."
Ted Wallbutton, WSF
Full WWT History
Old Enemies to
meet in Final?
USA meets Japan
Kiwis fly the flag
England aim to regain
Photos by Fritz
Pittock v El Amir
Atkinson v Khan
Kitchen leads Kiwis
Kawy lapses ...
USA stop Hong Kong
Naude's win can't
save the Dutch ...
Egypt into quarters
Irish Eyes still
USA sink Scotland
Hong Kong win
Duncalf's World Debut
Aussies on cruise control
Atkinson leads Dutch charge