In the 1st semi-final, which showed an all-English encounter between James Willstrop (pic li) and Peter Barker (pic re), the 1st game needed 29 minutes to get a winner, which was Willstrop (16-14). Afterwards Barker showed top-form. Willstrop looked a bit flat and Barker took the next 3 games 11-1, 11-7, 11-8 to take his 2nd victory over Willstrop, by 21 defeats. The 2nd semi-final lasted just 31 minutes as the Frenchman Greg Gaultier had to concede the match against Nick Matthew (Eng) caused by an injury. In the all-English final the world No1 leads the head-to head by 14:1 victories.