Deadly Delasaux Ditches
All-Comers Again In BC Open
Laurence Delasaux extended his remarkable run on the PSA World Squash
Tour in Canada when he beat Siddharth Suchde
in the final of the $6,000 BC Open at Sport Central in Richmond,
BC, to claim his third Tour title in five weeks as a qualifier!
24-year-old from Hull, ranked 149 in the world, made his breakthrough in the
first round where he despatched in-form second-seeded Australian Mike Corren
in straight games.
wins over Welshman Jethro Binns and fourth-seeded compatriot Neil
Hitchens took the Yorkshireman into the final - his fifth as a qualifier
since finishing as runner-up in the Scandinavian Open in Sweden in June.
Delasaux was too strong for Suchde, the third seed from India. After surviving
a tie-break first game, the English underdog went on to win 12-10, 11-3, 11-1 in
Junior champion in 2004, Delasaux first joined the PSA the following year - but,
less than two years later, grew tired of touring and gave up his membership.
sport's appeal took over again and the young Englishman rejoined the PSA in June
this year. Starting with a ranking of 317, Delasaux began a sensational Tour
run which included final berths in all but one of the six events he entered -
and title triumphs in the Niagara Classic, the Saskatoon Boast Open,
and now the BC Open - all in Canada.
Open, Richmond, BC, Canada
Phillips (CAN) bt Thomas Brinkman (CAN) 11-6, 12-10, 3-11, 11-6 (32m)
Charlton (ENG) bt [Q] Fred Reid (CAN) 11-4, 11-6, 11-2 (25m)
Suchde (IND) bt [Q] Justin Todd (CAN) 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (25m)
Walters (ENG) bt Salvador Martinez (MEX) 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (45m)
Graham (ENG) bt  Tyler Hamilton (CAN) 11-1, 11-3, 11-4 (23m)
Hitchens (ENG) bt Dave Glass (CAN) 11-6, 11-3, 11-8 (26m)
Jethro Binns (WAL)
bt  Matthew Serediak (CAN) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (27m)
Delasaux (ENG) bt  Mike Corren (AUS) 11-4, 18-16, 11-3 (23m)
Charlton (ENG) bt  David Phillips (CAN) 11-7, 11-5 ret. (14m)
Suchde (IND) bt  Lewis Walters (ENG) 11-2, 12-10, 11-6 (38m)
Hitchens (ENG) bt [Q] Anthony Graham (ENG) 11-6, 12-10, 12-10 (48m)
Delasaux (ENG) bt Jethro Binns (WAL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (39m)
Suchde (IND) bt  Eddie Charlton (ENG) 11-9, 16-14, 11-5 (54m)
Delasaux (ENG) bt  Neil Hitchens (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (29m)
Delasaux (ENG) bt  Siddharth Suchde (IND) 12-10, 11-3, 11-1 (52m)