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Giuffre Keeps Calgary Title In Canada

Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Squash Open

Calgary, Canada


[1] Matthew Giuffre (CAN) bt [3] Rafael F Alarcon (BRA) 11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9

[1] Matthew Giuffre (CAN) bt [8] Bernardo Samper (COL) 11-10 (5-3), 11-5, 6-11, 11-7
[3] Rafael F Alarcon (BRA) bt [2] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-9, 11-5, 11-8


[1] Matthew Giuffre (CAN) bt [5] Bradley Hindle (AUS) 11-9, 10-11 (1-3), 11-5, 11-9

[8] Bernardo Samper (COL) bt Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-10 (2-0), 11-8

[3] Rafael F Alarcon (BRA) bt [6] Amr Mansi (EGY) 11-4, 11-9, 11-10 (2-0)
[2] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt [Q] Simon Rosner (GER) 11-5, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5

1st round:
[1] Matthew Giuffre (CAN) bt [Q] Robin Clarke (CAN) 11-3, 11-8, 11-9
[5] Bradley Hindle (AUS) bt Ian Power (CAN) 7-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9
Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) bt [4] Nicholas Kyme (BER) 11-5, 11-2, 11-2
[8] Bernardo Samper (COL) bt David Phillips (CAN) 10-11 (2-4), 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-10 (3-1)
[6] Amr Mansi (EGY) bt [Q] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8
[3] Rafael F Alarcon (BRA) bt [Q] Laurence Delasaux (ENG) 11-10 (3-1), 11-8, 11-8
[Q] Simon Rosner (GER) bt [7] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-5
[2] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Keith Pritchard (CAN) 11-6, 11-7, 11-2



Giuffre Keeps Calgary Title In Canada
Matthew Giuffre fulfilled his status as top seed at the Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Squash Open by winning the PSA Tour title in Calgary to keep the trophy in Canada.

The 23-year-old from Edmonton beat Brazil's Rafael F Alarcon, the third seed from Sao Paulo, 11-7 6-11 11-7 11-9 in the final at the Bankers Hall Club.

The triumph marked Giuffre's second PSA title the first also claimed in his home country when he won the MAA Invitational in Quebec in November 2002.

Rafael Ruins Canadian Final Hopes In Calgary
Brazil's Rafael F Alarcon denied organisers of the Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Squash Open the chance of an all-Canadian final when he upset second-seeded Shawn Delierre in straight games in the semi-finals of the PSA Tour event at the Bankers Hall Club in Calgary.

The 28-year-old from Sao Paulo defeated Montreal-based Delierre 11-9 11-5 11-8 to reach his fifth PSA final, and his second in Canada.

Alarcon will face top seed Matthew Giuffre, who needed four games to overcome Colombia's eighth seed Bernardo Samper 11-10 11-5 6-11 11-7.

Giuffre, 23, from Edmonton, is now also in his fifth PSA final all of which have been in his home country.

Canadians On Course For Calgary Climax

Top-seeded Canadians Matthew Giuffre and Shawn Delierre are on course to meet in the final of the Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Squash Open at the Bankers Hall Club in Calgary.

Favourite Giuffre, 23, from Edmonton, beat Australia's fifth seed Bradley Hindle 11-9 10-11 11-5 11-9 in the quarter-finals of the PSA Tour event to set up a semi-final against eighth seed Bernardo Samper. In a close contest with Aaron Frankcomb, Colombian Samper overcame a two-game deficit to defeat the unseeded Australian 9-11 9-11 11-9 11-10 11-8.

Second seed Delierre will also meet a South American in the semi-finals: The 23-year-old from Montreal ended qualifier Simon Rosner's run by beating the German teenager 11-5 11-6 8-11 11-5. Delierre will now face third seed Rafael F Alarcon after the Brazilian registered the only straight games win of the day in his 11-4 11-9 11-10 victory over Egypt's sixth seed
Amr Mansi.

Rosner Repeats Giant-Killing Run In Calgary
German teenager Simon Rosner continued his giant-killing run in Canada when he caused one of two upsets in the first round of the Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Squash Open at the Bankers Hall Club in Calgary.

The 18-year-old qualifier, who last week reached the semi-finals of the Evergreen Open in Vancouver as a qualifier, fought back from two games down to defeat Pakistan's seventh seed Khawaja Adil Maqbool 7-11 6-11 11-8 11-4 11-5.

Bermuda's fourth seed Nicholas Kyme was a straight games casualty in the $15,000 PSA Tour event, losing 11-5 11-2 11-2 to unseeded Australian Aaron Frankcomb.