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Steel City Open 2015

Steel City Open 2015
01-04 Oct, Hallamshire, Sheffield, $10k
Round One
01 Oct 
02 Oct
03 Oct
04 Oct
[1] Declan James (Eng)
6/11, 11/5, 11/7, 11/5 (43m)
Ben Ford (Eng)
Declan James
11/4, 11/7, 11/8 (42m)
James Earles
Declan James
11/6, 11/13, 8/11, 11/7, 11/7 (72m)
Richie Fallows
Declan James
11/8, 8/11, 8/11, 14/12, 11/8 (84m)George Parker
[5] James Earles (Eng)
11/9, 11/4, 11/5 (35m)
Daniel Poleshchuk (Isr)
[8] Chris Fuller (Eng)
9/11, 11/8, 11/9, 5/11, 11/8 (78m)
Jan vd Herrewegen (Bel)
Jan vd Herrewegen
11/9, 11/5, 11/9 (43m)
Richie Fallows
[3] Richie Fallows (Eng)
10/12, 12/10, 12/10, 12/10 (79m)
[wc] Ashley Davies (Eng)
[4] Joel Hinds (Eng)
13/11, 11/5, 11/3 (30m)
Lyell Fuller (Eng)
Joel Hinds
11/7, 11/8, 11/9 (37m)
George Parker
George Parker
10/12, 8/11, 11/6, 11/8, 11/7 (79m)
Jaymie Haycocks
[7] George Parker (Eng)
9/11, 11/4, 11/6, 12/10 (78m)
Ahmad Alsaraj (Jor)
[6] Matthew Hopkins (Aus)
11/8, 11/3, 11/4 (30m)
Ismail Rauf (Pak)
Matthew Hopkins
11/7, 11/8, 9/11, 11/6 (47m)
Jaymie Haycocks
Dougie Kempsell (Sco)
11/7, 11/8, 11/6 (33m)
[2] Jaymie Haycocks (Eng)

Courtcraft Nick Matthew Academy, Steel City Open, Sheffield, England

James Makes it Four in a Row at Steel City Open

World No.46 Declan James claimed an incredible fourth successive PSA World Tour title with a dramatic 3-2 victory over fellow Englishman George Parker in the final of the Courtcraft Nick Matthew Academy Steel City Open, PSA M10 tournament.

Nottingham-born James came through a gruelling five-game-thriller with compatriot Richie Fallows in the semi-final while Parker caused a big upset in his last four clash, coming back from a two-game deficit to down second seed Jaymie Haycocks.

James took the opener 11-8 in a highly-charged first game which delighted the gathered spectators at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club but Parker, who was celebrating breaking into the world's top 100, battled back impressively to restore parity.

World No.98 Parker then took a surprise lead in the third as an exciting game finished with an 11-8 result in the number seven seed's favour. James, who is in the midst of some of his greatest ever form, amassed three game balls in game four but Parker showed great tenacity as he drew level. A number of mammoth rallies then played out with James narrowly winning 14-12 to send the match into a climactic fifth game.

An absorbing start saw the game finely poised at 5-5 but top seed James pulled away to seal an 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 14-12, 11-6 victory, bringing a stunning spectacle to an end and lifting his eighth PSA World Tour crown in the process.

“It was a brutal final against George today,” said James.

“I just managed to come out on top at the end but was made to work seriously hard for it. It was a good fight.”
World No.130 Jan van den Herrewegen upset number eight seed Chris Fuller in the opening round of the Courtcraft Nick Matthew Academy Steel City Open, PSA M10 event after a dramatic five game affair.

The Belgian, who reached his first ever PSA World Tour final at the BDO Northfield Cup last week, went a game down to his opponent early on before recovering to take a 2-1 lead. After being swept aside in the fourth game by Fuller, it appeared van den Herrewegen would capitulate but he pressed on with renewed strength in game five to secure a 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8 triumph.

He will go up against 20-year-old Englishman Richie Fallows in the quarter-final after the number three seed earned a hard-fought 3-1 victory over wildcard and close friend Ashley Davies with all four games going to a 12-10 tie-break.

Declan James kicked off his assault for a fourth consecutive PSA World Tour title with a win as he defeated compatriot Ben Ford in four. He goes up against James Earles in the next round thanks to the number five seed’s victory over Israel’s Daniel Poleshchuk.

Second seed Jaymie Haycocks will also participate in the last eight with a 3-0 triumph against Douglas Kempsell paving the way for his progression. The Shrewsbury-born 31-year-old will line up against Matthew Hopkin, who beat Ismail Rauf, in the quarter-final.

Meanwhile, Joel Hinds and XVI Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona winner George Parker will face off in the next round after they scored victories over Lyell Fuller and Ahmad Al-Saraj, respectively.