The 1st match between Englishman Peter Barker and Australian fellow Stewart Boswell was the longest match of the quarter-finals night at the Canary Wharf Classic in London. Coming back from 1 game down Barker managed to get a 2-1 lead. The 4th was a crucial game, as Boswell was not able to take one of his 6 chances to level the match, while Barker found the luckier end to his 8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 17-15 victory. World No1 Nick Matthew (pic ri) got his revenge of his English country fellow Daryl Selby (pic le) for the British National defeat some weeks ago. Matthew needed 70 minutes to overcome Selby 11-1, 12-10, 7-11, 11-5. In the 2 remaining quarters Joey Barrington (ENG) and Simon Rosner from Germany did their best to avoid the win of their favourite opponents James Willstrop (ENG) and Greg Gaultier from France. In the end the more experienced players managed to stay ahead in straight games, but both had to work for it reasonably hard.
Selby survives Richards attack at Canary Wharf!
The crown at the Canary Wharf got much better matches in today’s 2nd part of the 1st round. Even if Nick Matthew (ENG) and Greg Gaultier (FRA) beat their opponents Borja Golan (ESP) and Olli Tuominen (FIN) in straight games, it was much more enterta…
First night at Canary Wharf is over!
The 1st night at the London Docklands is over – 4 matches have been played so far. Only the last match between England’s Joey Barrington (pic ri) and Matthew Karwalski (pic le) from Australia made the spectators happy. After 68 minutes of play Barr…
Matthew came back to beat Barker!
Peter Barker was on fire in the 1st game against English compatriot Nick Matthew (pic) which Barker won 14-12. Matthew raised the pace in the next two games (11-3, 11-6) and Barker was not able to follow the World Champion as Matthew reached the semi-f…
Peter Barker downs Nick Matthew in Hong Kong!
The English No.8 of the World, Peter Barker (pic), produced a major up-set in the Hong Kong quarter-finals, when he downed his compatriot and World No.1 Nick Matthew in four games (3-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5) in 55 minutes. Barker will meet Frenchman Greg …
Barker out of Delhi action!
2nd round action part 2: The all-English match between Daryl Selby and Peter Barker did end before it even started, while Barker had to concede caused by a back injury. The good news about the 2nd all-English match of today: it happened, even if it las…