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World-class line-up in AJ Bell British Grand Prix
By NATHAN CLARKE

The world’s top four players will all be in action at the 2015 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix which takes place at the National Squash Centre, Manchester this September (11th – 14th).

Egyptian World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy will be joined by England’s World No.2 Nick Matthew, French World No.3 Gregory Gaultier and Colombian World No.4 Miguel Angel Rodriguez in a truly world-class field that also includes former World No.1 James Willstrop, current World No.7 Peter Barker and enigmatic Englishman Daryl Selby in action.

Top-ranked Australian Cameron Pilley, Mexican number one Cesar Salazar, Dutch number one Laurens Jan Anjema and Scottish number one Alan Clyne add further international pedigree to the tournament ahead of what looks certain to be a hotly contested PSA M70 event and the first tournament of the new season to be screened on SQUASHTV.

Rising England star Richie Fallows, from Essex, has been awarded the tournament wild card.

“We are pleased to see such a strong entry list for the 2015 AJ Bell Squash Grand Prix in what is a truly international event,” said tournament promoter Paul Walters.

“Having the world’s top four players competing will be a thrill for all squash fans in the area but with a host of both domestic and international rising stars in the draw as well the 2015 event looks certain to be one of the most competitive we’ve ever had.”

2015 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix, September 11-14:

Main Draw Entry List: (Seed, Name, Nationality, Ranking)
1) Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) [1]
2) Nick Matthew (ENG) [2]
3) Gregory Gaultier (FRA) [3]
4) Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) [4]
5) Peter Barker (ENG) [7]
6) Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) [14]
7) Daryl Selby (ENG) [15]
8) James Willstrop (ENG) [18]
9) Cameron Pilley (AUS) [20]
10) Chris Simpson (ENG) [24]
11) Tom Richards (ENG) [26]
WC) Richie Fallows (ENG) [76]

Qualification Entry List: (Name, Nationality)
Cesar Salazar (MEX)
Gregoire Marche (FRA)
Alan Clyne (SCO)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED)
Zahed Mohamed (EGY)
Lucas Serme (FRA)
Joe Lee (ENG)
Charles Sharpes (ENG)
Piedro Schweertman (NED)
Steven Finitsis (AUS)
Joel Hinds (ENG)
James Earles (ENG)
Ashley Davies (ENG)
Nicholas Wall (ENG)
Alex Noakes (ENG)
Aqeel Rehman (AUT)

The AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th September at the National Squash Centre, Manchester, England.

Tickets for the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix – Manchester 2015 can now be booked online at www.isportstore.com or by telephone on 0844 8797 949. For more information, visit www.isportgroup.com or email: [email protected]

Picture by  MARIAN KRAUS

 

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