Archive for March, 2014

Highlights of The 2014 Canary Wharf Classic – Matthew v Wilstrop



DLWE v Giffnock 1 – Away (Match Report) 19th March 2014

PaulHannahLogoYou could cut the tension with a knife as we travelled to Giffnock to play the potential league champions last night. I say potential as they still needed 1 point to secure the title. Would they do it!?!?? Could we stop them?!?!?!

We on the other hand were safe from relegation and only really turned up for the team photo and the celebration! IMAG0229

David (Craig) was first on against Owen Hadden (who fancies himself……….now where was I? Oh yes fancies himself as Giffnock 1s MVP – having amassed 18 wins out of 18 this season). I can’t believe Dave lost the very first game to Owen and handed Giffnock the title; what an anti-climax!!! Congratulations Giffers.

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18th-22nd March – Canary Wharf Classic – London 2014

index.20Mingling with the bankers in London’s financial district on Monday will be 16 of the world’s top squash players. It is day one of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic, the capital’s coolest little tournament – and the only one played out entirely inside a small glass box.

Here to defend his title is James Willstrop, the world No.5 from Yorkshire. In the decade this event has been running, he’s won it four times.

Willstrop is a maverick athlete. In person he is unexpectedly charming. Famously sportsmanlike on court, he is regularly written off as being too nice – something he disputes. ‘I believe that sport should be played with respect,’ he said.

‘I’ve been to world No.1 and won world team championships. So you can win being – people call it “nice”, don’t they? – and I don’t know whether it is nice. It’s just respectful.’ venue.54

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British Open Confirms PSA World Top 30 in Men’s Draw


The entire world’s top 30 players will be competing for the prestigious title of Allam British Open men’s champion in May after entries closed for the $150,000 tournament sponsored by Dr Assem Allam.


From Yorkshire’s Nick Matthew, who currently heads the PSA World Rankings, down to world no.30Omar Abdel Meguid, of Egypt, have entered the World Series Platinum tournament that will be hosted at Hull’s impressive indoor Sports Arena from 12 to 18 May.


Matthew will be seeking his fourth Open title – to follow those he won in 2006, 2009 and 2012 – while Egypt’s Ramy Ashour will be defending his crown. Recent Windy City Open champion Gegory Gaultier is the third past champion confirmed in the draw and will be aiming a repeat of his 2007 victory.


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DLWE v Hamilton – Away (Match Report) 12th March 2014


Were we safe from relegation yet? Technically no, but probably yes. So a few points tonight would secure it for us and away to Hamilton was where we went to mine those few golden nuggets.

Rich & Sean were missing from the team, so we strengthened the line up by adding Kev Cameron! And the debutant to Division 1 went on first at No.5 against Colin McGeady. This was interesting match up to referee as Kev used his pace and Colin used his experience. The court was roasting and Kev ran about scraping everything back (just) making a real nuisance of himself, but Colin looked in control and took a good lead in the 1st game. Unassailable you might say, because it was! But only just, as he sneaked home on the tie break. Kev fought back well and took the 2nd by lengthening the rallies. In retrospect it’s easy to see that the 3rd was where the match was won, especially as it went to a tie break. Unfortunately for us Colin won it and then had the comfort of knowing he didn’t have to win the 4th (which he didn’t).

An so to the 5th!

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DLWE v Giffnock 2 – Home (Match Report) 5th March 2014

PaulHannahLogoWell with Hamilton and Giffnock 1 left to play this season, this was our absolute last chance to get some realistic points. And to give ourselves a sniff of staying up in Division 1, as we matched up against Giffnock 2 tonight.

We’d narrowly lost to them in the 1st half and so it looked like a tough night ahead – tough but competitive!

I was delayed as I witnessed a car accident on the way to the match and stopped to give my details, which was just as well as the couple who slammed their car into the other driver were not admitting to anything; that is until I parked up and arrived back on the scene to give a ‘stroke’ against them! And my number to Julie, who had been bumped and was outnumbered!

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