It was the world No7 that started well in this year’s Canary Wharf final. Englishman Peter Barker played the perfect game, but just for 15 Minutes which gave him the 1:0 lead. Nick Matthew (pic), the No1 of the world, did change his tactics to get back from that game down to level the match. Afterwards Barker had not much energy left in the tank to pressure Matthew seriously and after 58 minutes of play World Champion Matthew took his 2nd Canary Wharf crown in a row. “We want to retain the European title in May first before we are searching for the beach”, Matthew admitted after MC Alan Thatcher asked the champion for his plan during the summer.
Matthew retains Canary Wharf crown!