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Clic Sargent St Georges Hill Open 2015

  Clic Sargent St Georges Hill Open 2015
21-24 Oct, W
eybridge, UK, $25k
Round One
Wed 21 Oct
Thu 22 Oct
Fri 23 Oct
Sat 24 Oct
[1] Daryl Selby (ENG)
11/8, 11/9, 11/5 (51m)
[Q] Ben Coleman (ENG)
Daryl Selby
12/14, 11/6, 14/12, 11/5 (68m)
George Parker
Daryl Selby
12/10, 14/12, 11/8 (62m)
Lucas Serme
Daryl Selby
11/8, 11/2, 9/11, 11/1 (67m)
Chris Simpson
[8] Olli Tuominen (FIN)
11/7, 11/9, 12/10 (40m)
[Q] George Parker (Eng)
[7] Nasir Iqbal (PAK)
11/5, 7/11, 8/11, 11/9, 16/14 (80m)
Charles Sharpes (ENG)
Charles Sharpes
11/2, 11/6, 11/2 (33m)
Lucas Serme
[4] Lucas Serme (FRA)
11/4, 11/6, 11/9 (35m)
[wc] Charlie Lee (ENG)
Henrik Mustonen (FIN)
7/11, 11/6, 8/11, 11/7, 12/10 (51m)
[3] Tom Richards (ENG)
Tom Richards
3/11, 7/11, 11/7, 11/7, 11/1 (52m)
Jens Schoor
Tom Richards
12/10, 114, 11/7 (48m)
Chris Simpson
Jens Schoor (Ger)
11/6, 8/11, 11/6, 5/11, 11/6 (66m)
[6] Joe Lee (ENG)
[Q] Kristian Frost (Den)
6/11, 11/6, 11/9, 11/7 (61m)
[5] Raphael Kandra (GER)
Kristian Frost
5/11, 11/2, 12/14, 11/4, 11/4 (82m)

Chris Simpson
[Q] Peter Creed (WAL)
11/4, 11/4, 9/11, 11/6 (57m)
[2] Chris Simpson (ENG)

Selby And Simpson to Contest Clic Sargent Final

Daryl Selby and Chris Simpson will go head-to-head in the final of the CLIC Sargent St George’s Hill Open, PSA M25 event after claiming respective victories against Lucas Serme and Tom Richards.

Selby’s clash with Serme was an engaging affair with very little to choose between both players in the opening two games but World No.18 Selby, nine years Serme’s senior, used his immense experience to take the vital points towards the latter stages of each game, claiming a 2-0 lead in the process.

The third game was also a close affair but Selby yet again managed to pull away at the end to book his place in the final with a hard-fought 12-10, 14-12, 11-8 triumph.

“Lucas was playing very well for the first two games,” said Selby.

“I had a very hard match [against George Parker] and he played very well in the first two rounds so I knew it was going to be tough and I could have easily lost the first two games. They were the closest ones and that’s where he played his best squash, although I thought I’d played well too. It was as tough as I expected, Lucas moves exceptionally well and varies his shots beautifully.

“I’m really delighted to have a chance to win my first PSA World Tour title in three years. I have lost a few finals in that time so a win would be nice.”

Simpson meanwhile faced a difficult tie against long-time adversary Richards but, after just edging the opening game, dominated the rest of the encounter. A fast start from Richards in game three looked to have breathed life into the tie but Simpson recovered to seal the win in three. The 28-year-old from Guernsey goes into his final clash with Selby looking to win his 9th PSA World Tour title – against a man he has lost to in all three of the pair’s PSA World Tour encounters.

Top Seeds Through To Weybridge Semis

All four of the top seeded players made it through to the semi-final of the Clic Sargent St George’s Hill Open, PSA M25 event but were made to work hard for it by their quarter-final opponents.

Top seed Daryl Selby overcame fellow Englishman George Parker in the day’s opening match in a an absorbing encounter that saw Parker take the opener after a lengthy and bruising game.

Selby regrouped in the second to draw level before Parker achieved game balls on a number of occasions in the third. The Leicester-born 19-year-old was unable to convert however, which handed Selby the initiative heading in to game four. With Parker clearly tired having played two extra qualifying matches previously, Selby ramped up the pressure in the final game to earn a hard-fought 12-14, 11-6, 14-12, 11-5 triumph.

“He [Parker] didn’t surprise me, I have been watching him improve over the years,” said Selby.

“His attitude tonight was perfect, like Ben [Coleman] yesterday. There was a lot of respect on the court and, as I say often, when those boys concentrate on playing squash only, they show how good their squash can be. I thought I played well but I let myself down in the first game.

“I was up 9-5, that’s not good enough and I could have made my life easier. Of course, we all want a 3-0 but it’s all credit to him and how well he can play. He is 19-years-old and he is one of our best prospects.

“He can play in the top 25, he proved it tonight. It’s all a question of believing in himself like a few other players. They can challenge the Egyptians, it’s all a question of belief.”

The World No.18 will meet the talented Frenchman Lucas Serme in the last four after he dispatched Charles Sharpes in a comfortable straight games victory.

Tom Richards and Chris Simpson have ensured that there will be at least one Englishman in the final after they set up a semi-final clash against each other. Richards had to overturn a 2-0 deficit to defeat Jens Schoor while Simpson navigated a tricky tie against Kristian Frost Olesen to move through in five.

Lee Brothers Set To Play At The Clic Sargent Open

The Lee Brothers Joe 26 and Charlie 17 from Walton on Thames both play on Wednesday evening in the first round of The Clic Sargent Squash Classic which takes place at their home club St George's Hill Weybridge.

The tournament is part of the PSA World Tour and is the biggest ever to be held in Surrey.

Daryl Selby the former British Champion and World no 17 from Essex, heads a strong international field at the OWeybridge club, which boasts its own all glass court one of only three in the UK.

Tom Richards 29 the number three seed, who is also from Walton also features in the event and looks on course for a potential Thursday night quarter final with friend and rival Joe Lee.

Tom who has been ranked as high as number 12 in the world, is looking to do well this week to get his ranking back into the top 16.

Joe Lee whose highest world ranking is 29 is also on good form having recently reached the final of The Norwegian Open.

His younger brother Charlie, The English Under 17 Champion is the tournament's wildcard. He faces France's Lucas Serme the World number 40 in Wednesday's first round.

Play takes place each evening from Wednesday until Friday and Saturday's final is at 4pm. Tickets to watch the matches are available from 01932 843541 ext 0.