The 1st four matches of the opening night of the Canary Wharf Classic in London’s East Wintergarden went the ways the seeding where predicting the matches. Only titleholder Nick Matthew (ENG, pic le) dropped a game against Mohd Ali Anwar Reda to finally beat the Egyptian 11:5, 10:12, 11:5, 11:6 after one hour of play.
Further 1st round (top half):
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Robbie Temple (ENG) 11:6, 11:7, 11:8 (56m)
Simon Rosner (GER) bt [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG) 11:8, 11:6, 11:6 (52m)
 Peter Barker (ENG) bt [Q] Mark Krajcsak (HUN) 11-2, 11-5, 11-3 (29m)