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Jonathon Power
Date of Birth:
10 August 1974
Place of Birth:
Comox, BC
Place of Residence:
Current World Ranking (Feb 05): 5
Highest World Ranking (May 99): 1
National Ranking: 1
PSA Titles: 32
PSA Final Appearances: 54

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Jonathon Power is the most successful North American squash player of all time.  The charismatic and colourful Canadian made his mark on the international squash stage in 1996, despatching higher-ranked opposition in the Tournament of Champions and German Masters to win both major titles and burst into the top ten at the beginning of 1997. 

Four further titles in 1997, including his first Super Series trophy in the Qatar International, led to the high-point in his career at the end of 1998 when he clinched the World Open title for the first time in Qatar – then crowned his status as North America’s most successful squash player ever by reaching No1 in the PSA World Rankings in May 1999. 

Power joined the PSA Tour in May 1991.  He reached the World Junior final in Hong Kong and claimed his first PSA Tour title in July 1992. 

There are few titles that have eluded the 30-year-old from Montreal.  In addition to the World Open crown in 1998, he boasts a British Open trophy in 1999, Tournament of Champions titles in 1999, 2000 and 2002, the US Open in 1997 and 2000, and the Super Series Finals title in May 2003. 

In July 2002, Power stormed to gold in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England - avenging his loss to Nicol in the 1998 final in Malaysia to upset the top seed 9-4 4-9 9-3 9-0.  In May 2003, Jonathon won the Canadian National title for the fifth time, beating regular sparring partner Graham Ryding in the final. 

Power was a finalist in five PSA events in 2003.  He followed his victory over Peter Nicol in the Super Series Finals final by reaching the final of the English Open in August, then clinched the Motor City Open trophy in Detroit and the Canadian Classic title in November. 

After breaking his finger in the 2003 Qatar Classic in December, Power went on to be beset by further setbacks in 2004, injuring his ankle in the Super Series Finals in May, then sustaining a further injury in the Hong Kong Open which caused him to withdraw from the following month's US Open in Boston. 

In four events in October, however, Power made the semi-finals in three and went on to win the fourth, the Hungarian Open in Budapest – his first PSA title success for 11 months – where he beat Gregory Gaultier in the final after overcoming Australian Anthony Ricketts in the semis. 

Back in his former home town in November, Power delighted his Toronto fans by defeating James Willstrop, old rival Peter Nicol and Ricketts to contest the Canadian Classic final with Thierry Lincou – the Frenchman winning after an 80-minute five-game battle. 

But his biggest disappointment of the year was to be drawn against Nicol in the second round of the World Open in Qatar – and losing in four games. 

His 2005 campaign got off to a perfect start – winning the Apawamis Open after a four-game victory over Karim Darwish in the final.  Later in January, at the Windy City Open in Chicago, Power toppled second seed Thierry Lincou in the quarter-finals before losing to John White in the semis. 

Bidding to win his fifth title in the Tournament of Champions in February, Power came unstuck at the quarter-final stage when he was beaten by David Palmer in a 94-minute marathon.


Feb 05 Quarter-finalist *Tournament of Champions USA

Jan 05 Semi-finalist Dayton Open USA

Jan 05 Semi-finalist Windy City Open USA

Jan 05 Winner Apawamis Open USA

Dec 04 Semi-finalist *Pakistan Open PAK

Dec 04 2nd round *World Open QAT

Nov 04 Runner-up Canadian Classic CAN

Oct 04 Winner Hungarian Open HUN

Oct 04 Semi-finalist Cleveland Classic USA

Oct 04 Semi-finalist Motor City Open USA

Oct 04 Semi-finalist St Louis Open USA

Sep 04 Quarter-finalist Hong Kong Open HKG

May 04 Qualifier *Super Series Finals ENG

Apr 04 Quarter-finalist *PSA Masters QAT

Mar 04 Semi-finalist Bermuda Open BER

Feb 04 Semi-finalist Tournament of Champions USA

Feb 04 Semi-finalist Swedish Open SWE

Jan 04 Semi-finalist Kuwait Open KUW

Nov 03 Winner Canadian Classic CAN

Nov 03 Runner-up *Canadian Open CAN

Oct 03 (Canada No1) World Team Championships AUT

Oct 03 Semi-finalist British Open ENG

Sep 03 Winner Motor City Open USA

Sep 03 Quarter-finalist US Open USA

Aug 03 Runner-up Prince English Open ENG

May 03 Winner *Super Series Finals ENG

May 03 Winner Canadian Nationals (non-PSA) CAN

Feb 03 Semi-finalist *Tournament of Champions USA

Dec 02 Semi-finalist *World Open BEL

Nov 02 Winner Canadian Classic CAN

Oct 02 Quarter-finalist *Qatar Classic QAT

Sep 02 Quarter-finalist US Open USA

Aug 02 Runner-up *Hong Kong Open HKG

Jul 02 Gold medallist Commonwealth Games Men’s Singles ENG

May 02 Winner Canadian Nationals (non-PSA) CAN

Apr 02 Winner *PSA Masters QAT

Apr 02 Semi-finalist *British Open ENG

Mar 02 Winner *Pakistan Open PAK

Feb 02 Winner *Tournament of Champions USA

Jan 02 Runner-up US Open USA

Nov 01 Semi-finalist Canadian Classic CAN

Oct 01 (8th-placed team) World Team Championships AUS

Oct 01 Quarter-finalist *Qatar Classic QAT

Sep 01 Runner-up *Al-Ahram International EGY

May 01 Winner Canadian Nationals CAN

Apr 01 Winner *PSA Masters EGY

Feb 01 Runner-up *Tournament of Champions USA

Dec 00 Winner YMG Capital Classic CAN

Nov 00 Winner Florida Open USA

Nov 00 Winner US Open USA

Sep 00 Runner-up *Hong Kong Open HKG

May 00 Winner Canadian Nationals CAN

Mar 00 Runner-up *PSA Masters EGY

Mar 00 Runner-up Irish Open IRL

Feb 00 Winner *Tournament of Champions USA

Dec 99 Winner *British Open SCO

Dec 99 Runner-up US Open USA

Aug 99 Runner-up *Hong Kong Open HKG

Jun 99 Winner Libertel Open NED

May 99 Winner Canadian Nationals CAN

Feb 99 Winner Flanders Open BEL

Jan 99 Winner *Tournament of Champions USA

Dec 98 Winner *World Open QAT

Nov 98 Runner-up Heliopolis Open EGY

Nov 98 Runner-up US Open USA

Sep 98 Quarter-finalist Commonwealth Games Men's Doubles MAS

Sep 98 Silver medallist Commonwealth Games Men's Singles MAS

Aug 98 Winner *Hong Kong Open HKG

Nov 97 Winner *Qatar International QAT

Oct 97 Runner-up *Egyptian Open EGY

Sep 97 Winner US Open USA

Aug 97 Runner-up *Hong Kong Open HKG

Mar 97 Winner Hungarian Open HUN

Feb 97 Winner International Tours FRA

Nov 96 Winner German Masters GER

Oct 96 Winner Tournament of Champions USA

Dec 95 Winner MAAA Invitational CAN

Oct 95 Runner-up Canadian Open CAN

Oct 95 Winner Pittsburgh Open USA

Jul 95 Winner Squash Inn Open MEX

Jun 95 Winner San Francisco Open USA

Apr 95 Runner-up Cedar Springs Open USA

Nov 94 Runner-up MAAA Invitational CAN

Jul 94 Runner-up Albuquerque Open USA

Aug 93 Winner Florida State Open USA

Aug 93 Winner Flagship Open USA

Oct 92 Runner-up Jamaica Open JAM

Sep 92 Runner-up Curzons Open CAN

Jul 92 Winner Downtown Sports Classic USA

Jun 92 Runner-up World Junior Open HKG

* Super Series events