Prince Canary Islands Open 2003
06-09 November, Tenerife, $15k

09-Nov, Final:

[1] Alex Gough (Wal) bt [2] Adrian Grant (Eng)
15/11, 13/15, 6/15, 15/7, 15/12

Gough wrests Canaries
title from Grant

Top seed Alex Gough enjoyed a walkover into the final, following the withdrawal of fellow Welshman David Evans through injury, and benefited from the rest as he outlasted second seed and defending champion Adrian Grant in a marathon 5-game final.

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PSA 2003
Coverage from Tenerife

Prince Canary Islands Open 2003
1st Round
Thu 6th
Fri 7th
Sat 8th
Sun 9th
[1] Alex Gough (Wal)
15/8, 15/11, 15/11
Andrew Whipp (Eng)
Alex Gough
15/9, 15/7, 15/9
Hisham Ashour
Alex Gough


David Evans

Alex Gough


15/11, 13/15, 6/15, 15/7, 15/12


Adrian Grant

[5] Stephen Meads (Eng)
15/13, 13/15, 15/10, 10/15, 15/8
Hisham Ashour (Egy)
[3] Rodney Durbach (Rsa)
15/8, 15/12, 15/7
Christian Drakenberg (Swe)
Rodney Durbach
15/14, 15/5, 15/10
David Evans
[6] David Evans (Wal)
15/7, 15/6, 15/5
[Q] Ashley Flathers (Eng)
[Q] David Barnett (Eng)
15/3, 15/10, 15/7
[8] Del Harris (Eng)
Del Harris
15/5, 12/15, 9/15, 15/1, 15/6
Dan Jenson
Dan Jenson

11/15, 15/9, 15/11, 15/7

Adrian Grant

Oriol Salva (Esp)
15/13, 15/13, 15/12
[4] Dan Jenson (Aus)
[Q] Dylan Bennett (Ned)
15/2, 15/3, 15/7
[7] Borja Golan (Esp)
Borja Golan
15/9, 15/11, 15/6
Adrian Grant
[Q] Iago Cornes (Esp)
15/10, 15/7, 15/8
[2] Adrian Grant (Eng)


Dylan Bennett (Ned) bt Oliver Post (Ger)  3/2
David Barnett (Eng) bt A.Bell (Fra) 3/1
Iago Cornes (Esp) bt Rob Aerts (Bel)   3/1
Ashley Flathers (Eng) bt Jago Nardelli (Eng)  3/0

First Round:
Dylan Bennett (Ned) bt G.Goertz (Esp)  3/0
Oliver Post (Ger) bt Javier Garcia (Esp)  3/0
A.Bell (Fra) bt C.Bercedo (Esp)  3/0
David Barnett (Eng) bt R.Bigot (Fra)  3/2
Iago Cornes (Esp) bt W.Glez (Esp)  3/0
Rob Aerts (Bel) bt Michael Elford (Eng)  3/1
Jago Nardelli (Eng) bt P.Espeleta (Esp)  3/0
Ashley Flathers (Eng)  bye

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RESULTS & Reports

08-Nov, Semi-Finals:

Gough faces Grant in Final
Top seed Alex Gough enjoyed a walkover into the final, following the withdrawal of fellow Welshman David Evans through injury.

Gough will face England's second seed and defending champion Adrian Grant in the final, after Grant recovered from losing the first game to register a 11/15, 15/9, 15/11, 15/7 win over Dan Jenson in the semi-final.

Grant won the title as second seed last year.

07-Nov, Quarter-finals:
Evans Sets Up Welsh
Semi In Tenerife
Sixth seed David Evans upset third-seeded South African Rodney Durbach to set up an all-Welsh semi-final in Tenerife.

Evans, the former British Open champion from Pontypool now ranked 33 in the world, defeated Durbach, ranked four places higher, 15-14 15-5 15-10 - and now faces top-seeded compatriot Alex Gough in a repeat of January's Welsh National Championships' final which was won by Evans.

Gough ended Hisham Moh'd Ashour's run with a 15-9 15-7 15-9 victory over the unseeded Egyptian.

There will also be British interest in the other semi-final where England's second seed Adrian Grant takes on Australia's Dan Jenson. Grant beat Spain's seventh seed Borja Golan 15-9 15-11 15-6, while fourth seed Jenson fought back from 2/1 down to overcome England's Del Harris, the eighth seed, 15-5 12-15 9-15 15-1 15-6.

Round ONE

Gough & Grant on course
in the Canaries
Top seeds Alex Gough and Adrian Grant easily progressed into the quarter-finals in Tenerife, as most of the first round matches went according to the seedings.

Grant, the defending champion, beat local qualifier Iago Cornes, and faces top Spaniard Borja Golan in the quarter-finals.

The only upset came as fifth seed Stephen Meads lost out in five games to Egypt's Hisham Ashour, who now meets top seed Gough in the quarters.

Grant back in Tenerife
England's Adrian Grant returns to Tenerife, where he won in 2002, to find himself seeded two for the second successive year. Last year Grant beat local favourite Borja Golan, and top seed Shahier Razik in the final. To retain the title he will need to overcome, probably, Golan again in the quarters, and Wales' top seed Alex Gough.

2002 Event
Mistubishi European Open,
02-06 Oct 2002, Tenerife, $14k

England's Adrian Grant claimed the European Open title in the Canary Islands, beating top seed Shahier Razik 3-0 in the final. Grant survived a five-game thriller against Spanish favourite Borja Golan in the semi-finals.

[2] Adrian Grant (Eng) bt [1] Shahier Razik (Can)  15/13, 15/11, 15/4

[1] Shahier Razik (Can) bt [5] Ben Garner (Eng) 
15/7, 15/8, 15/6
[2] Adrian Grant (Eng) bt Borja Golan (Esp)  15/12, 11/15, 11/15, 15/8, 15/6

[1] Shahier Razik (Can) bt [6] Gavin Jones (Wal)  15/8, 15/6, 15/12
[5] Ben Garner (Eng) bt [Q] Laruens Jan-Anjema (Ned)   9/15, 15/11, 15/9, 15/10
Borja Golan (Esp) [Q] Christian Drakenberg (Swe)  15/8, 15/10, 15/9
[2] Adrian Grant (Eng) bt [7] Marcus Smith (Aus)  15/12, 5/15, 15/13, 15/4

First round:
[1] Shahier Razik (Can) bt [Q] Jan Koukal (Cze)  15/10, 15/7, 17/16
[6] Gavin Jones (Wal) bt Stacey Ross (Eng)  17/16, 15/12, 7/15, 15/13
[Q] Laurens Jan-Anjema (Ned) bt [3] Mojammed Essas Hafiz (Egy)  15/7, 15/7, 15/10
[5] Ben Garner (Eng) bt Scott Fitzgerald (Wal)  15/8, 15/12, 15/7
[Q] Christian Drakenberg (Swe) bt [8] John Rooney (Irl)  13/15, 15/9, 15/12, 15/8
Borja Golan (Esp) bt [4] Glenn Keenan (Aus) 15/12, 15/12, 6/15, 15/8
[7] Marcus Smith (Aus) bt Jago Nardelli (Eng)  10/15, 13/15, 15/7, 15/6, 15/8
[2] Adrian Grant (Eng) bt [Q] Michael Hopkins (Eng)  15/10, 15/8, 15/8

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