August 2012

Willstrop and Matthew lead home charge at British Grand Prix

England’s World No.1 James Willstrop and World Champion Nick Matthew head a star studded player line-up which features seven of the world’s top 10 players including former World No.1’s Amr Shabana, Karim Darwish and Greg Gaultier.
1st round line up:
Amr Shabana (EGY) vs. Qualifier
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) vs. Qualifier
Adrian Grant (ENG) vs. Qualifier
Alister Walker (BOT) vs. Qualifier
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) vs. [WC] Jens Schoor (GER)
[4] Karim Darwish (EGY) vs. Peter Barker (ENG)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) vs. Tom Richards (ENG)
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) vs. Daryl Selby (ENG)

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World Champion Nick Matthew confirms British Grand Prix entry!

England’s 2 time World Champion Nick Matthew (le) has confirmed his entry to September’s British Grand Prix to be staged in Manchester from 21-24 September.

31-year-old Matthew who in May won his third British Open title and 2nd PSA World Series title of the year is trying to win the title this year, as he got defeated by Ramy Ashour, the winner of the last to Grand Prix.

“I was disappointed to have lost in last year’s final, particularly in front of a fantastic home crowd which all sporting events in Manchester attract. Hopefully I can go one better this year.”

Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council Executive Member for Culture and Leisure said: “Manchester is once again delighted to welcome the cream of the world’s squash talent to the city and as the home of England Squash and Racketball we’re extremely proud to be hosting this event.”

“The competition will not only give the local residents the chance to see world class competitors in action but hopefully will inspire them to take advantage of the fantastic facilities at the National Squash Centre.

“The British Grand Prix Squash Championship is a very welcome addition to our packed sporting programme and goes to show that Manchester is city that truly values and loves sport.”

For further information visit the British Grand Prix Website