The World of Squash
at Your Fingertips

About SP
Squash on TV
UK Counties
World Links

Online Store
Books, Subs, Videos

Squash Directory
Where to get it all

Classified Section
Job, Jobs, Jobs Something to sell ...

Financière Banque Nationale 2014

Financière Banque Nationale 2014
19-23 Oct,
Montreal, Canada $35k
Round One
21 Oct
22 Oct
23 Oct
24 Oct
[1] Borja Golan (Esp)
11-4, 11-2, 11-5 (23m)
[Q] Shahier Razik (Can)
Borja Golan
11-7, 11-7, 11-6 [44m]
Grégoire Marche
Borja Golan
11-6, 11-6, 10-12, 11-13, 11-4 [107m]
Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez
3-1: 11-7, 14-12, 9-11, 13-11 [100m]
Mathieu Castagnet
[7] Grégoire Marche (Fra)
11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (34m)
[wc] David Baillargeon (Can)
[8] Alister Walker (Bot)
14-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 (90m)
[Q] Diego Elias (Per)
Diego Elias
11-2, 11-7 , 11-8 [33m]
Miguel Rodriguez
[3] Miguel Rodriguez (Col)
11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (30m)
Shawn Delierre (Can)
Martin Knight (Nzl)
9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (67m)
[4] Mathieu Castagnet

Mathieu Castagnet
9-11, 12-10, 17-15, 14-16, 11-1 [129m]
 Alan Clyne
Mathieu Castagnet
11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10 [85m]
Cameron Pilley
Alan Clyne (Sco)
6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-3 (70m)
[6] Stephen Coppinger (Rsa)
[Q] Muhd Asyraf Azan (Mas)
14-12, 11-1, 11-8 (40m)
[5] Cameron Pilley
Cameron Pilley
13-11, 13-11, 11-9 [61m]
Daryl Selby
[Q] Dane Sharp (Cam)
11-8, 11-4, 11-4 38m
[2] Daryl Selby (Eng)

Results: Open de squash Financière Banque Nationale 2014, Montreal, Canada

French Fancy For Mathieu In Montreal


Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet, the 27-year-old World No.19, claimed the biggest PSA World Tour title of his career to date by defeating Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the final of the PSA International 50 - Open de squash Financière Banque Nationale tournament in Montreal, Canada.

The number four seed from Aix-En-Provence, who last tasted victory in a PSA World Tour event in 2009, continued the impressive form that has saw him break into the top 20 for the first time in his career this summer to defeat World No.14 Rodriguez in a thrilling 100-minute encounter.

It was the second marathon match for both players during the tournament, with Castagnet taking 129-minutes to see off Alan Clyne in the quarter-finals and Rodriguez coming through a 107-minute encounter against Borja Golan in the semi-finals, but both men had enough in reserve to produce an enthralling encounter that the Frenchman secured courtesy of two tie-break games.

Castagnet capitalised on his opponent's tough semi-final to take the opening game 11-7 and showed his killer instinct to take a close second game 14-12. However, Rodriguez, the highest ranked South American player of all time, fought back to take the third but Castagnet rallied and closed out the match 3-1 courtesy of another tie-break win.

"I can't believe I won and got the title," said a thrilled Castagnet afterwards.

"I have to give huge thanks to all my sponsors and my staff for all the support they give to me. I'm looking forward to celebrating this win back in Marseille."
Top Seed Ousted In Montreal


Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the highest ranked South American squash player of all-time, will compete in one of his biggest PSA World Tour finals to date after taking out top seed Borja Golan in the semi-finals of the Open de squash Financière Banque Nationale 2014, PSA International 50 tournament in Montreal, Canada.

The World No.14 from Bogota, who's only previous victory in a PSA International 50 tournament came in his home town this summer, will be aiming to win his third title so far in 2014 and will go into the final in confident form having scalped World No.7 Golan.

Fans in Montreal were treated to a marathon encounter between the duo, who were meeting for the eighth time on the PSA World Tour, as they took each other to the brink in a 107-minute duel that saw Rodriguez storm into an early two-game lead before Golan, the 31-year-old from Santiago De Compostela, fought back to level the match and force a decisive fifth game.

However, it was the dynamic Colombian who asserted his dominance to win 11-6, 11-6, 10-12, 11-13, 11-4 and book his place in the final where Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet lies in wait, after the 27-year-old recorded his third consecutive PSA World Tour victory over Australian No.1 Cameron Pilley.

Castagnet saw off Pilley 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10 in a difficult 85-minute match-up that sees him progress to the final of an International 50 event for the first time in his career.
Marathon Man Clyne Falls In Montreal


Scotland's Alan Clyne bowed out of the Open de squash Financière Banque Nationale, PSA International 35 tournament taking place in Montreal, Canada following an epic 129-minute battle against Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet in the quarter-finals.

In what was the second longest match witnessed on the PSA World Tour this year, with Clyne also holding the record for the longest match following his brutal 140-minute duel with Egyptian Omar Abdel Meguid in February, it was the Frenchman who eventually prevailed in a tightly-fought encounter that saw two games move into nail-biting tie-break scenarios before he managed to assert the upper hand in the crucial fifth and deciding game.

It's a victory that sees Castagnet move into the semi-finals where he will now face Australian No.1 Cameron Pilley after the 6ft 3" man from Yamba pulled off a surprise win over World No.9 and tournament number two seed Daryl Selby from England.

Having proved a tough test for eventual winner Mohamed Elshorbagy during the recent Delaware Investments US Open, Pilley picked up on his improving form to see off Selby in straight-games and record his first ever victory over the man from Essex in four attempts on the PSA World Tour.

In the top half of the draw, Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez proved too strong for his fellow South American Diego Elias, the 17-year-old qualifier from Peru, while top seed Borja Golan continued his march towards the title with a 3-0 win over Gregoire Marche.
Diego Downs Walker On Day One In Montreal


17-year-old World Junior Champion Diego Elias pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career to date to see off World No.25 and number eight seed Alister Walker in the first round of the PSA International 35, Open de squash Financière Banque Nationale tournament in Montreal, Canada.

The Peruvian, ranked No.66 in the world, came through 3-1 against the former World No.12 in a 90-minute battle - winning 14-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 t- o claim his second victory over a top 30 ranked player inside a month, having defeated South African Stephen Coppinger during September's Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas tournament.

Elias will now face fellow South American Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the Colombian World No.14 who beat him in the quarter-finals of the recent Pan-American Championship, after the 28-year-old eased past Canadian hopeful Shawn Delierre 3-0.

Scotland's Alan Clyne, who impressed in his encounter with World No.1 Gregory Gaultier during the recent Delaware investments US Open, continued his run of form to take out number six seed Coppinger in a hard-fought 3-2: 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-3 victory which he sealed in 70-minutes.

The World No.38 will now take on Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet in the quarter-finals while tournament top seeds Borja Golan and Darly Selby, the World No.7 and 9 respectfully, began their campaigns in style, dispatching Canadian qualifiers Shahier Razik and Dane Sharp 3-0.





 CONTACT:  SP Webmaster     Magazine Editor