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Rush is on for Canary Wharf tickets

Rush is on for Canary Wharf tickets

Prime quarter-final seats snapped up within hours of going on sale Squash fans are already rushing to buy tickets for the 2015 Canary Wharf Classic. Tickets went on sale this week and Tournament Director Tim Garner is delighted to report a huge demand for prime back-wall seats. The Canary Wharf Classic takes place from March [...]

October 9, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News, Squash Around The World 0

Nick Matthew trounces James Willstrop to lift fourth Canary Wharf title

Nick Matthew trounces James Willstrop to lift fourth Canary Wharf title

Matthew master class is a short, sharp shock for Willstrop  World champion Nick Matthew overwhelmed his great rival James Willstrop to claim his fourth Canary Wharf Classic title. Matthew’s high-paced attacking game and astonishing court coverage nullified Willstrop’s best shots. Matthew clinched an 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 victory in just 51 minutes, the shortest final on [...]

March 28, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop set up another Canary Wharf epic

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop set up another Canary Wharf epic

Big rivals in top form ahead of another all-English showdown at the East Wintergarden By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Chief Editor at the East Wintergarden Top seeds Nick Matthew and James Willstrop resume their intense rivalry in what promises to be an epic battle in the final of the Canary Wharf Classic. Both swept [...]

March 27, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

English aces on collision course at Canary Wharf

English aces on collision course at Canary Wharf

Willstrop looks immaculate as he tames tired Selby By JOEL DURSTON – Squash Mad Reporter at the East Wintergarden English rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop are on course to resume their long-running and fractious rivalry. They are now just one match away from meeting in the final of the Canary Wharf Classic following comfortable [...]

March 27, 2014 Guest Contributor Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Time to clean up game as PSA bid to block out lets

Time to clean up game as PSA bid to block out lets

PSA to come down hard on ugly stoppages SQUASH MAD COMMENT The new PSA Referees’ Director, Lee Drew, is determined to stamp his mark on the game by attempting to banish any repeat of the ugly squash that marred the first round of the Canary Wharf Classic. The all-Egyptian opening-night match between No.7 seed Omar [...]

March 26, 2014 Guest Contributor Canary Wharf Classic, Comment, Growing the game, News 5

Jonathan Kemp pushes Selbs to brink in Canary Wharf thriller

Jonathan Kemp pushes Selbs to brink in Canary Wharf thriller

I need an ice bath and 12 hours sleep says Selbs after five-game battle DARYL SELBY narrowly dodged a first round bullet after part-timer Jonathan Kemp took him to the limit at the Canary Wharf Classic in London tonight. The world number 10 from Essex, playing in front a huge bank of his own fans, [...]

March 25, 2014 Lee Horton Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Shock 1: Super Max floors Darwish at Canary Wharf Shock 2: Egyptian pair clock up 70 lets in total farce

Shock 1: Super Max floors Darwish at Canary Wharf                  Shock 2: Egyptian pair clock up 70 lets in total farce

The Best: Lee takes out Darwish…The Worst: Mosaad and Gawad clock up 70 lets in farce match Qualifier Max Lee sprung a massive surprise by beating former world number one Karim Darwish on the opening day of the Canary Wharf Classic. Lee produced a stunning performance and held his nerve at crucial moments of the [...]

March 24, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

It’s the battle of the giants as Adrian Waller draws Canary Wharf champion Willstrop

It’s the battle of the giants as Adrian Waller draws Canary Wharf champion Willstrop

Qualifiers join the big guns but Joe Lee misses out after losing marathon with Reda By ALAN THATCHER at Wimbledon Rackets and Fitness Club Adrian Waller’s reward for a bruising win over his training partner Charles Sharpes in the qualifying finals was a place in the main draw of the Canary Wharf Classic against reigning [...]

March 24, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

London boys battle for Canary Wharf slot

London boys battle for Canary Wharf slot

Sharpes shakes off Aussie challenge – now he has to get past training buddy Waller By ALAN THATCHER at Wimbledon Rackets and Fitness Club Charles Sharpes recorded a marathon victory over Australian Steve Finitsis to reach the qualifying finals in the Canary Wharf Classic. Playing at his home club, Sharpes delighted his supporters at the [...]

March 22, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News, Squash Around The World 0

King Karim keen to establish an Egyptian squash dynasty

King Karim keen to establish an Egyptian squash dynasty

11 Points with Karim Darwish Squash fans are looking forward to seeing former world number one Karim Darwish in action at the 2014 Canary Wharf Squash Classic. He tells Alan Thatcher how much he is looking forward to the tournament and his plans for growing the game back home in Cairo. 1: Karim, it’s wonderful [...]

March 20, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, Interviews 0

Interview: 11 Points with squash superman Miguel Rodriguez

Interview: 11 Points with squash superman Miguel Rodriguez

He can dive, he can dance, and Colombia’s Superman of squash is aiming to fly right to the top Colombian number one Miguel Rodriguez has a unique playing style that endears him to squash fans all over the world. Flying through the air like Superman as he dives after shots, he turns round seemingly hopeless [...]

March 19, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, Interviews, News 0

Rivals heading for Canary Wharf battle

Rivals heading for Canary Wharf battle

Matthew and Willstrop primed to renew rivalry at Canary Wharf  FIERCE rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop are seeded to meet in the final of next month’s sold-out Canary Wharf Classic.  The two English stars have dominated London’s most popular squash tournament, with reigning champion Willstrop claiming four titles and Matthew three. This PSA World [...]

February 11, 2014 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News, Squash Around The World 0

Darwish set for Canary Wharf debut

Darwish set for Canary Wharf debut

Darwish to rival Matthew and Willstrop at Canary Wharf sell-out Former world number one Karim Darwish of Egypt will make his debut appearance in next month’s star-studded Canary Wharf Squash Classic. Darwish, the 32-year-old current world number eight, is one of the most stylish players in the game. He is one of five top-ten players in [...]

February 8, 2014 Lee Horton Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Canary Wharf sellout with 8 weeks to go

Canary Wharf sellout with 8 weeks to go

Canary Wharf Classic sold out again with eight weeks to go By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad London Editor THE 2014 Canary Wharf Squash Classic is a complete sell-out – an astonishing eight weeks before London’s favourite squash tournament takes place. This PSA World Tour International 50 event takes place at the East Wintergarden from [...]

January 27, 2014 Lee Horton Canary Wharf Classic, News, Squash Around The World 0

Canary Wharf: Tickets selling fast for London’s top event

Canary Wharf: Tickets selling fast for London’s top event

TICKETS are already selling quickly for London’s premier squash tournament, the 2014 Canary Wharf Squash Classic. If early sales are anything to go by, this PSA International 50 event is heading for a sell-out for the fifth year in a row. The event takes place from 24-28th March 2014 and more than 650 tickets have [...]

October 23, 2013 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic 0