What a final it promises to be as the current PSA World No.1 (Greg Gaultier) is up against the already confirmed World No.1 for next month, Karim A.Gawad!
Can the Frenchman beat off all Egyptian challenges (the final will be his 4th opponent from the dominant country in world squash) or will Karim take another big win over his Gallic rival.
Just a quick report this week as we had the pleasure of playing Giffnock first team on Wednesday and so probably suffered the same fate as most teams this season, which was a chopping!
First on was Doglas against Stuart Pitt. A good hard match but Stuart was just too good when it mattered. 3-0 to Stuart (after Douglasses remarks about my terrible serve two weeks ago it was particularly funny to see him serve into the floor this week! Mind you at least he didn’t split his shorts again!). He did have a game ball mind you!
Next on was Finlay against Niall Morris. This was a lung busting match with both the first and second games going on for ever. After numerous game balls Finley manage to secure the second game and secure of the team point as well! Man of the match to Findlay for that!
The third and fourth games were not as tough as Finley was tiring so 3-1 to Niall (best shot was a corkscrew that Niall managed to hit out ! I didn’t think he had that shot in his armoury. Obviously he doesn’t 😄
I was on next against Owen and not much to say about this except chopped 3-0. Shot of the match was my chip onto the massive peice of missing plaster, which turned my lob into a drop!
Craig was ill, but turned out anyway, but too tough to run around the stick man that it James Singh. James seemed to have misplaced his fishing racket tonight and was as quick as quick thing from quicksville!
Last on was Jason Lang v Stu George at No.1. Stu was always going to dominate this one and the scoreline would suggest that he did. However there were plenty of times that Stu had to show how good he was at retrieving, with Jase dominating many rallies. Having said that Stu got Jason with a couple of great taxis!
So 3-0 to Stu and 18-1 to the Champions. Although it was 18-1 to me in terms of slices of pizza eaten in the bar! And as Barca stuck in their 6th goal the place erupted- didn’t know this was the Glasgow Branch of the Barcelona Supporters Club!
Nick Matthew has pledged to donate his prize money from Canary Wharf Squash Classic to the #Sunshine4Sumner campaign
The No.1 seed at Canary Wharf, is making this extraordinary gesture to help fund the treatment costs of 11-year-old Sussex boy Sumner Malik, who has a rare type of brain tumour.
Now Nick is encouraging the worldwide squash community to support the family’s appeal to raise money to pay for treatment, which is not available on the NHS.
Nick said: “I was so moved by Sumner’s story that I just wanted to do what I could to help, especially as I have known his family for years. We need to raise as much money as possible to fund his treatment so I’d ask everyone to give whatever they can afford to help him.