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Nash Cup 2016



Nash Cup 2016
Women's Draw
21 - 24 Sep
London, Ontario, Canada, $15k
Round One
21 Sep
22 Sep
23 Sep
24 Sep
[1] Christine Nunn (AUS)
11-4,11-2,11-3 (20m)
Reyna Pacheo (USA)
Christine Nunn
11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-3 (36m)
Nikki Todd
Christine Nunn
6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-3 (32m)
Misaki Kobayashi
Misaki Kobayashi
9-11, 16-14, 11-13, 14-12, 18-16 (65m)
Danielle Letourneau
[5] Nikki Todd (CAN)
11-5,11-7,11-2 (21m)
Melina Turk (CAN)
[6] Maria Toorpakay (PAK)
 4-11,11-4,11-5,14-12 (54m)
[Q] Anna Kimbeley (ENG)
Maria Toorpakay
11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (37m)
Misaki Kobayashi
[3] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN)
11-5,11-4,11-2 (24m)
Enora Villard (FRA)
[Q] Nicole Bunyan (CAN)
11-5,11-9,8-11,11-6 (36m)
[4] Sam Cornett (CAN)
Sam Cornett
11-3, 11-3, 11-9 (27m)
Alison Thomson
Sam Cornett
8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 13-11 (41m)
Danielle Letourneau
[Q] Nicole Garon (CAN)
11-6,11-3,11-7 (24m)
[8] Alison Thomson (ENG)
[wc] Micaala Seth (CAN)
 9-11,11-9,11-6,11-6 (40m)
[7] Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
 Danielle Letourneau
11-8, 11-8, 16-14 (34m)

Hollie Naughton
[Q] Colette Sultana (MLT)
11-4,11-1,11-1 (17m)
[2] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Nash Cup 2016
Men's Draw
21 - 24 Sep
London, Ontario, Canada, $15k
Round One
21 Sep
22 Sep
23 Sep
24 Sep
[1] Diego Elias (PER)
11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 (45m)
[Q] Mike McCue (CAN)
Diego Elias
11-6, 9-4 retired (23m)
Andrew Schnell
Diego Elias
11-8, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7 (54m)
Olli Tuominen
Diego Elias
11-9, 11-5, 2-11, 6-11, 11-6 (90m)
Declan James
[7] Andrew Schnell (CAN)
8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-5 (37m)
[wc] Cameron Seth (CAM)
[6] Henrik Mustonen (FIN)
11-5, 11-7, 6-11, 9-11, 14-12 (54m)
[Q] Ashley Davies (
Henrik Mustonen
11-8, 19-17, 11-2 (46m)
Olli Tuominen
[4] Olli Tuominen (FIN)
11-5, 11-5, 14-12 (43m)
[Q] Anthony Graham (
[Q] Dougie Kempsell (SCO)
11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 (57m)
[3] Abdulla Al Tamimi (QAT)
Dougie Kempsell
12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6 (82m)
Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman
11-7, 11-8, 11-2 (56m)
Declan James
Shawn Delierre (CAN)
11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (60m)
[5] Ben Coleman (
Jan Van Den Herrewegen (BEL)
8-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (53m)
[8] Jens Schoor (GER)
Jan Van Den Herrewegen
7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 (73m)
Declan James
Jaymie Haycocks (ENG)
10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 (56m)
[2] Declan James (ENG)


James and Letourneau Lift Nash Cup Crowns

Defending champion Declan James and home hero Danielle Letourneau triumphed in their respective final clashes against Peruvian Diego Elias and Japanís Misaki Kobayashi to become the 2016 Nash Cup champions at the London Squash and Fitness Club in Canada.

World No.39 James, who overcame Qatarís Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi in last yearís final, took the Menís title after a series of assured displays saw him down Jaymie Haycocks, Jan van den Herrewegen and World No.50 Ben Coleman to set up a encounter with Elias, a two-time World Junior Champion, in the final of the PSA M15 event.

In the pairís first meeting on the PSA World Tour, Elias, who beat Michael McCue, Andrew Schnell and Olli Tuominen en route to the final, took an early lead in the opening game, before a determined James battled back to build up a 1-0 advantage.

James eased to victory in game two to double his lead, but Elias responded with a more patient approach, which paid immediate dividends as the 19-year-old clawed the third game back for the loss of two points, before claiming the fourth to level the scores and set up a decider.

Nottingham-born James steadied himself at the outset of the fifth game, with the 23-year-old storming 7-2 ahead, and he fended off Eliasís attempts to work his way back into the match to close out an 11-9, 11-5, 2-11, 6-11, 11-6 victory, capturing his ninth PSA World Tour title in the process.

"Iím feeling great, to be champion for a second year is amazing," said James.

"I hope that I can come back for the hat-trick. Tonight was so tough against Diego, it was 90 minutes of attacking, hard squash. We are both very young, so I hope this is the first of many battles on the way to the top 10.

"Itís been an amazing week here in London, what an amazing club and atmosphere. This is why all the players come back year after year and more and more come. The hospitality is amazing here."

The Womenís PSA W10 title, meanwhile, ended up in the hands of Calgary-based World No.65 Letourneau after a nail-biting clash with third seed Kobayashi saw four of the five games go to dramatic tie-breaks.

A 16-14 victory for Letourneau in game two, sandwiched by wins for Kobayashi in the first and third games, left the player from Japan on the cusp of victory as she aimed for a first PSA World Tour title since June 2015.

But, with a vocal home crowd behind her, Letourneau battled back, taking the fourth to restore parity before holding her nerve in a climactic 18-16 tie-break victory in the fifth to claim her second Tour title of the year.

"This is my biggest tournament win ever," said Letourneau, who also beat compatriots Hollie Naughton and Samantha Cornett during the event.

"Itís my first 10k victory, I am still in a bit of a daze at the moment. Beating the number two, three and four seeds, including 2 Canadian ladies, is amazing. I was very focused the entire tournament and just kept my head down and played squash.

"I am happy to have just ground it out at the end, it was obviously one of those matches with basically every game a tie-break, so it could go either way. I felt fine physically, even at the end, the adrenaline and the crowd just kept me going. When thereís so much energy from the crowd, you donít even feel your body."

2016 Nash Cup To Double Womenís Prize Money
                                                                                                                             2015 Finalists
The 2016 iteration of the Nash Cup will see a 100% increase in the amount of prize money available in the Womenís event compared to this year with a prize fund of $10,000 on offer for the first time in the tournamentís history.

Held at the London Squash & Fitness Club in Ontario, Canada, the tournament has seen a multi-national array of winners since it first began with a Menís tournament in 2008 and has grow to be the fifth largest PSA World Tour event to be held in Canada this year.

A Womenís event was added in 2012, making the Nash Cup the only Canadian tournament to feature both genders. Its new status as a PSA W10 event means greater reward for the players and also an increase in the amount of ranking points that are on offer.

The Nash Cup was last won by Declan James and Maria Toorpakai Wazir in the Menís and Womenís events, respectively and the 2016 instalment of the tournament takes place between Wednesday September 21 Ė Saturday September 24.