Simpson Celebrates Vancouver Victory
05-07 Nov, Vancouver, Canada, $10k
(1) Chris Simpson (ENG)
11-3; 11-7; 11-5 (29 m)
Alex Ingham (ENG)
11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8 (27m)
11/6; 11/7; 11/8 (57m)
11-6, 11-8 (64m)
(5) Lewis Walters (ENG)
11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (16 m)
f Winston Cabell (CAN)
(3) Joe Lee (ENG)
11-4; 11-5; 11-5 (25 m)
Zac Leman (CAN)
11-1, 11-9, 14-12 (38m)
(8) Neil Hitchens (ENG)
8-11, 11-13?, 11-4, 11-8, 14-12 (66 m)
Justin Todd (CAN)
Matthew Serediak (CAN)
11-4, 11-6, 4-11, 5-11, 11-8 (66 m)
(6) Andrew McDougall (CAN)
11-5, 11-7, 3-11, 7-11, 11-4 (57m)
11-4; 11-5; 8-11; 11-9 (58m)
Andrew Schnell (CAN)
4-11, 11-8, 13-15, 12-10, 11-9 (40m)
(4) James Snell (ENG)
Michael Thompson (CAN)
11-2; 11-1; 11-5 (14 m)
Tyler Hamilton (CAN)
11-9; 11-6; 11-5 (28m)
Thomas Brinkman (CAN)
12-10, 16-14, 12-10 (21m)
(2) Jan Koukal (CZE)
Celebrates Vancouver Victory
celebrated his first PSA World Tour squash title in almost two years when
he beat fellow Englishman James Snell in the final of the $10,000 BC
Honda Dealers Open at Jericho Tennis Club in Vancouver.
23-year-old top seed from the Channel Island of Guernsey recovered from a game
down to beat surprise opponent Snell, the fourth seed from Exeter, 10-12, 11-3,
11-6, 11-8 in 64 minutes.
steady and strong and in the end prevailed over James who put up a valiant
effort after having a fantastic week of squash," said Tournament organiser
whose previous Tour title triumph was also in Canada, at the Edmonton Open
in December 2008 - was delighted with his latest success: "I am very pleased
with how I played. It has been a long time since I have been the No1 seed and I
have been nervous all week, as crazy as that sounds.
"To finish it
off from the very first match of the tournament and to close it out is a
fantastic feeling," added Simpson, who now has three PSA Tour titles to
Snell Sets Up
Surprise All-English Final In Vancouver
all-English clash will bring the BC Honda Dealers Open to a climax in
Canada after James Snell upset second seed Jan Koukal in the
semi-finals of the $10,000 PSA World Tour squash event at Jericho
Tennis Club in Vancouver.
Snell recorded his biggest career win when he beat Czech number one Koukal, the
world No53 from Prague, 11-4, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 in 58 minutes.
"It's my best
win to date," said the 22-year-old from Exeter, ranked 91 in the world "I went
in relaxed and the key for me was to keep up the pace of being fast and not
letting the games go at a slow pace."
British U13 champion will celebrate his fifth PSA Tour final appearance
against top seed Chris Simpson, the world No51 from the Channel Island of
Guernsey who fended off the challenge of fellow Englishman Joe Lee to
beat the third seed 11-6, 11-7, 11-8.
"I am looking
forward to tomorrow against Chris," added Snell. "I lost to him at the British
Nationals, so I am looking forward to the match tomorrow."
organiser Shauna Flath was delighted to see Simpson make the final for
the first time: "Chris has been here every year we host a PSA and this was our
club's fifth PSA. It is fantastic to see how he has grown as a player and a
splendid match with compatriot and fourth seed James Snell is in
based in Harrogate in Yorkshire, is marking his third Tour final appearance. The
23-year-old boasts a 100% record in his previous finals - but Vancouver will be
his first for almost two years.
Excel In Vancouver
Chris Simpson led a trio of Englishmen through to the semi-finals of the
BC Honda Dealers Open, the $10,000 PSA World Tour squash event at
Jericho Tennis Club in Vancouver, Canada.
Guernsey-born 23-year-old beat fifth-seeded compatriot Lewis Walters
11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8 to set up an all-English semi-final against Joe Lee,
the No3 seed.
in last week's GoodLife Open in Ottawa, defeated one of three Canadians
to lose out at the quarter-final stage. The 21-year-old from Surrey beat
Vancouver-based qualifier Justin Todd 11-1, 11-9, 14-12.
It is Czech
number one Jan Koukal who stands in the way of an all-English final. The
second seed from Prague - who is competing in his 18th Tour event this year -
will face Devon 22-year-old James Snell after beating Canada's 8th seed
Tyler Hamilton 11-9, 11-6, 11-5.
fourth seed, reached the semi-finals after resisting a determined fightback from
Andrew McDougall - eventually beating the No6 seed from Calgary 11-5,
11-7, 3-11, 7-11, 11-4 in 57 minutes.