On day 1 of the split round format of the 2nd round matches all seeded players booked their places in the quarter-finals for the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions played in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
World No11 Daryl Selby toppled England team-mate James Willstrop in the 2nd round of the Qatar Classic to claim his 1st ever win (11-8, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11, 13-11) over the world No 3. "It's a big confidence-boost, especially coming off making the quarters of the worlds last week.
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v  Karim Darwish (EGY)
 James Willstrop (ENG) v  Nick Matthew (ENG)
will be the semi-final line-up which will go on in a few hours in Philadelphia. At the quarters the World No3 James Willstrop was in sparkling form when he beat Simon Rosner - the world No12 from Germany 11-5, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9.
Down 0-2 in matches at the break, England’s squash heroes Nick Matthew and James Willstrop rallied past Amr Shabana and Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt in the 2nd half to win Showdown at Symphony IV in Boston by one point. Every match went the distance in the shortened game format of the 4th annual World Champions Challenge in Boston's venerable Symphony Hall.